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Now under Tropical Storm Warning
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Now under Tropical Storm Warning

Caption: 11 a.m. advisory showing track of storm predicted with most likely time of arrival for tropical force winds. The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Hoke County. The warning reads: …TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT… A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the...

Tropical Storm Isaias heads our way
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Tropical Storm Isaias heads our way

The National Hurricane Center is now predicting a slightly later and more inland approach for TS Isaias, the line in this chart showing arrival of tropical storm force winds Monday evening. Forecasters from the National Weather Service say storm rain totals of 4-6 inches between Monday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m. are...

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Bicyclist flown to hospital after being struck by car

A 20-year-old man from Raeford was flown by helicopter Thursday afternoon to UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. John Claude Rose Jr., 20, of the 100 block of RL Smith Lane was in serious to critical condition following the accident, according to North Carolina State...

Isaias churns in our direction
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Isaias churns in our direction

Caption: The latest model runs of the two best performing ensembles show the storm grazing our coast.  Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaias may graze our coast Monday morning. We’re in the “cone of uncertainty” for the track, however, and the National Hurricane Center says it’s possible the storm will gain hurricane strength along the way....

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Two more file for School Board

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • One incumbent and one new candidate filed last week to seek election to the Hoke County Board of Education. School board incumbent Rosa McAllister-McRae filed to seek another term on the board. McAllister-McRae is the director of student support services for Sandhills Community College at the Hoke Center...

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Teen killed in Army Road wreck

A single-vehicle accident early Monday morning killed a Hoke County teenager and seriously injured several others. The accident happened around 1:37 a.m. on Army Road, according to a report by Trooper D. Clark of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Driver Devin Warfield was operating a P.T. Cruiser traveling on Army Road from N.C. 211,...

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Food pantries ramp up to help in pandemic

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • On a hot July morning this week, volunteers wearing face masks sat in the backs of SUVs, trucks and station wagons pulled up to the shade of a wooden shelter, chatting and listening to music as they waited for a truck full of food to arrive. If not...

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Mass testing site set for south Hoke

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will hold a free drive-thru mass COVID-19 testing site next month in South Hoke. Patrick B. Strickland, program manager for the department of energy, senior solutions program and community initiatives program, confirmed Monday that the Lumbee Tribe is coordinating the free testing...