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Storm headed our way

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHEASTERN MOORE...NORTHERN SCOTLAND...EASTERN RICHMOND AND HOKE COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EDT... At 330 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Southern Pines, moving south at 20 mph. Heavy rain and minor flooding and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted...

Flood advisory for Hoke County
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Flood advisory for Hoke County

Most of Hoke County is under a flood advisory due to heavy rain this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued the warning, which is in effect until 7:15 pm Friday.  * At 411 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin...

Beloved Hoke High teacher Whittington retires
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Beloved Hoke High teacher Whittington retires

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke High English teacher Godzetta Whittington was reminiscing last Monday as she walked through the halls of the Baucom Building one final time. She first stepped through its doors more than 30 years ago as a student teacher, and in 2000 joined the staff of Hoke High. She...

Hoke Sheriff Peterkin earns doctorate
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Hoke Sheriff Peterkin earns doctorate

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert A. Peterkin recently completed a Doctor of Management degree, graduating from the University of Phoenix. Peterkin is now the only sheriff in the state to hold a doctoral degree, and may even be the first sheriff in North Carolina with a Ph.D, he...

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FirstHealth launches COVID-19 antibody study

Curious if you had COVID-19 in the past? Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke campus is now offering free antibody testing for COVID-19, as part of a coronavirus prevalence study in Hoke County. The study plans to collect data to determine the scope and spread of the virus in the region. It will offer free COVID-19 antibody testing...

Sheriff Peterkin earns doctorate
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Sheriff Peterkin earns doctorate

Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert A. Peterkin recently completed a Doctor of Management degree, graduating from the University of Phoenix. Peterkin is now the only sheriff in the state to hold a doctoral degree, and may even be the first sheriff in North Carolina with a Ph.D, he said. Peterkin previously earned a master’s degree...

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Man killed in motorcycle wreck

A man who lived in Raeford was killed last week when his motorcycle crashed in Fayetteville. David Hughes Jr., 31, of Barrow Court in Raeford was killed in the single vehicle accident, according to Fayetteville law enforcement reports. Fayetteville Police Department officers were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. Friday to a single vehicle motorcycle accident on...