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Class on container vegetable gardens offered

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Hoke Center, is offering a zoom class called Growing Fall Vegetables in Containers. Class is on Thursday, August 27th at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Container types, soils, watering, fertilizing and of course what to plant will be covered. There is no charge for this class! You must register on Eventbrite for the...

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Plate sale to benefit domestic violence center

The Hoke County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Raeford is holding a chicken and fish plate sale by pre-order with pickup set for Friday, August 21. Plates are $7 and can be ordered by providing your name, phone number and the number of chicken or fish plates desired. To place an order by...

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Man found dead in Raeford, homicide suspected

The Raeford Police Department is investigating the death of a man who investigators say was the victim of a homicide. A 911 call came in at 4:37 a.m. Monday in reference to the case. Police responded to a house on Saunders Street in Raeford and found Mathew Leon Peterkin, 41, dead behind the residence. Raeford...

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Online learning plagued with technical difficulties due to state system issues

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County Schools welcomed students back to in-person classes Monday and Tuesday on a hybrid schedule, while other students will spend the entire fall semester learning online. Technical difficulties caused problems for some families as they tried to set up their children’s at-home online learning for the first...

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Three more virus-related deaths brings toll to 12

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Three more Hoke County residents have died of coronavirus-related causes, bringing the local COVID-19 death toll to 12 people since the start of the pandemic. The most recent deaths were a white woman who died August 9 at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, and a man of unknown race...

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Commission moves forward with pool, courthouse plans

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to move forward with the next steps toward building a public swimming pool and recreation center, and will meet again Friday to discuss building a new courthouse. The board voted unanimously to send out a request for qualifications, known as...