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NC HOPE grant clinic Thursday

Hoke County officials will hold a grant clinic Thursday, October 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Robert A. Wright Agricultural Building located at 645 Palmer Street in Raeford. The grant clinic is for a program that can help people affected by the pandemic pay their rent and utility bills if they have fallen behind...

Early voting begins with lines clear to the post office
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Early voting begins with lines clear to the post office

What voters describe as a relatively fast-moving line was the main feature of the first day of early voting in Hoke County. At 8:30 some 200 people stood a foot or two apart in a line that snaked from the board of elections office through the adjacent parking lot, and into the post office parking...

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Early voting begins this week

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer • One-stop early voting starts Thursday, October 15 and will run until Saturday, October 31. Hoke County voters can cast a ballot in person during one-stop early voting beginning this Thursday. Early voting will run during weekdays through the end of the month, from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. each day....

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Virus numbers alarming, says state • Hoke outbreak grows even as average declines

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Health officials are urging citizens to follow health and safety precautions as the number of COVID-19 infections across North Carolina continues to rise once again. Hoke County has seen more than 1,370 laboratory-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since the first known local case in March. At least...

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Chase ends in wreck, arrest

A larceny at Hibbet Sports led to a car chase Saturday that ended in a wreck and an arrest, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office. The Raeford Police Department put out a “be on the lookout,” or BOLO alert Saturday evening for a vehicle allegedly connected to a larceny of goods from Hibbet Sports....

Raeford native gets national recognition
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Raeford native gets national recognition

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer •  A psychologist with roots in Hoke County recently earned recognition from the American Psychological Association (APA) for his work with an adventurous type of group therapy. The Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, Division 49 of the American Psychological Association (APA) recently presented Dr. H. Lee Gillis...

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Parks & Rec opens basketball registration

The Hoke County Parks and Recreation Department opened youth basketball registration October 5 and will continue to hold sign-ups until December 7. Hoke’s public parks are currently open to the community, but the department is asking people to practice social distancing and follow other safety guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....