Year: <span>2020</span>

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Local child performer appearing in ‘Parking Lot Christmas’

A young girl from Raeford will be among the youth performing Saturday at a special “Parking Lot Christmas” event, held at NIKO’s at 116 North Reilly Road in Fayetteville. Anaele Colon, a student at Hawk Eye Elementary, is one of the young performers at Ladysticks Music Performing Arts Studio. Colon will appear in the Christmas...

Accident involving cement mixer kills one person
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Accident involving cement mixer kills one person

[Photo courtesy of Hillcrest Fire Department] A man from St. Pauls was killed Wednesday morning when his van collided with a cement mixer in Raeford, according to authorities. The accident happened on U.S. 401 Business near Rockfish Road around 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, December 2. Driver Kelvin Wilcox, 40, of St. Pauls apparently crossed the centerline...

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Another death, cases near 2000 in Hoke

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer •  Another Hoke County resident has died after testing positive for coronavirus, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The most recent death brings Hoke’s tally to 31 people who have died after testing positive for COVID-19, and who had permanent Hoke County addresses....

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Groups try to help during holidays

Maggie’s Outreach Community Center is planning a drive-thru toy giveaway, and needs donations to make the event a success. The center will hold the “Andy’s Toy Box Drive-Thru Giveaway Event” Saturday, December 19 from noon-3 p.m. in the Hoke County Courthouse parking lot on Main Street in Raeford. Interested families must fill out a form...

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Hip-hop artist got his start in Raeford

By Catharin Shepard •  Staff writer • A hip-hop artist who grew up in Raeford is making a name for himself with a new album, and a clothing line. Mario McCall, who goes by the name 3-D Straw (stylized as 3-D $traw), was born in North Carolina. He grew up in Raeford while his mother...

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One Hoke race still not certified

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Education election results were among a handful of races across the state that were not certified last week by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The NCSBE met November 24 to certify the results of local, state and federal election contests...

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Commissioners tout turning lane at Stonegate

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Stonegate Village shopping center has a new turn lane on U.S. 401, along with an expansion project in the works to bring additional storefronts to the location. Commission Chairman James Leach and Commission Vice Chairman Harry Southerland announced the turn lane construction in a video posted to Hoke...

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Search for superintendent begins

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Education met in closed session Monday to conduct interviews with candidates as Hoke County Schools begins the search for a new superintendent. The interviews were held throughout the day at the Hoke County Parks and Sports Complex on Red Springs Road. The school...