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Hoke sees seventh COVID-19 related death as virus continues spreading

By Catharin Shepard • Staff Writer • Hoke County has added about 80 newly identified cases of COVID-19 to its tally in the last week, and health officials also announced the seventh coronavirus-related death of a Hoke resident. Hoke County had 582 total known cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, according to the North Carolina...


Hoke teenager struck by gunfire while sleeping in his bed

A Hoke County teenager was seriously injured early Wednesday morning when an unknown gunman fired shots into his home that struck him while he was asleep, according to Sheriff Hubert Peterkin.  Justin Cameron Dew, 17, was asleep in his bed at his home on Old Maxton Road when someone in a car outside fired shots...