Year: <span>2020</span>

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Halloween Scene
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Halloween Scene

The residents at 308 W. Central Avenue in Raeford seem to outdo themselves in preparation for holidays. This year, there are about 50 inflatable Halloween decorations in their yard. (Ken MacDonald photo)

Land purchase blazes trail for City nature park
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Land purchase blazes trail for City nature park

Caption: The Roy Mitchell Company wants to develop the land outlined in blue, but needs access to the land, preferably from U.S. 401. By Ken MacDonald • The prospect of Raeford getting a new park brightened Monday night, when City Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting to purchase land adjacent to a pond it...

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Bragg’s going to be loud

Fort Bragg is about to be a little noisier than usual as the Marines are in town this month for artillery work. Windows in the area might rattle more frequently from October 9-13, according to information from Fort Bragg Range Operations. “The 10th Marines Field Artillery Regiment will conduct their annual field artillery section certifications,...

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Police seek donations for Christmas effort

The Raeford Police Department is seeking donations to help give local families in need a happy Christmas. “The City of Raeford strives to serve our community not only in a law enforcement capacity, but also in charitable ways. For the past eight years, the City of Raeford Police Department has given back to the community...

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City, County utilities offer payment arrangements

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer • Hoke County’s Utilities Department is now offering payment arrangements for county water and sewer customers who got behind on their bills over the last months. As of October 1, county customers are responsible for paying their current bill. Disconnections for unpaid county utilities accounts are set to start...

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Proposed name change honors fallen soldier

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A road name change, public utility substation and preliminary plat approval request for two major subdivisions in Hoke County were among the planning matters county commissioners approved Monday. The board held multiple public hearings on the wide variety of different planning requests at the board meeting Monday night....