Year: <span>2020</span>

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County approves pool builder

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners on Friday approved a motion to have the SFL+A architect firm build the county’s proposed Parks and Recreation center, including Hoke’s first public swimming pool. Commissioners had already agreed to pay about $1 million to SFL+A to have the company create a...

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Parks & Rec football canceled, soccer a maybe

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer • Hoke County Parks and Recreation made the decision to cancel football and cheerleading for the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, but soccer registration is still open in hopes of possibly starting late in the season. Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Luis Renvill confirmed the cancellations. The programs...

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Health Department monitors schools

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • With schools back in session on a hybrid schedule, the Health Department is working with the school system to monitor students and teachers’ health. While some surrounding counties – and major colleges and universities in North Carolina – have identified clusters of coronavirus on campus, as of Tuesday...