Year: <span>2020</span>

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Letter: She keeps Calloway Road clean

To the Editor: My family and other families on Calloway Road want to send a special thanks out to a young lady who has made it her passion to keep Calloway Road beautiful. Mrs. Dine has been spotted every weekend briskly exercising and picking up litter. She told me she has bagged as much as...

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Letter: All of us need to work on litter

To the Editor: I want to thank the News-Journal for its story “Hoke County Is Drowning in Trash” bringing the litter crisis to the attention of the citizens of Hoke County. I think it is appropriate to also say that the “boots on the ground” NCDOT employees are working very hard to keep our highways...

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View From Frog Holler—Column

In the last episode, I had struggled mightily to arrange the repair of the defective icemaker on my three-year-old refrigerator. This had led me down the perilous path of dealing with a large corporation intent on not dealing with me. I had, nevertheless, apparently cracked the code and been promised a “one time accommodation” to...

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Officers arrest two for identity theft

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two people on charges of identity theft. Deputies arrested Kayla Michelle Quick, 18, and Roy Lee Mathis, 19, both of the 300 block of Wallace McLean Road, on charges of financial card theft, identity theft and felony conspiracy.  Deputies responded to the 300 block of Wallace...

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County sets gaming restrictions

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer The Hoke County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Monday night an amendment to the county zoning ordinance that will place new restrictions on local electronic gaming businesses. The board voted to approve an adjusted version of the proposed changes to the section of the zoning ordinance that governs the businesses....

County to cut, plant trees at community forest
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County to cut, plant trees at community forest

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer Foresters will use timber thinning and controlled burning to clean out parts of the Hoke Community Forest and replant it with native longleaf pine trees under a newly approved management plan. A steering committee of stakeholders created the plan by working in conjunction with local officials and an experienced forester....

Early voting is slow
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Early voting is slow

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer The first week of early voting got off to a slow start Thursday, with plenty of time left for voters to cast a ballot ahead of the March 3 primary election. “It’s been slow,” Hoke County Elections Director Towanna Jackson said of the turnout Monday. Between the two one-stop early...

DA candidates address issues: Hardin
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DA candidates address issues: Hardin

To help voters get to know the two candidates seeking election to the office of Hoke-Moore District Attorney this year, the News-Journal presents the following question-and-answer with candidates Arthur Donadio and Mike Hardin. Both candidates are Republicans and are on the Republican primary ballot in the March 3 election. No candidates of other parties filed...

DA candidates address issues: Donadio
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DA candidates address issues: Donadio

To help voters get to know the two candidates seeking election to the office of Hoke-Moore District Attorney this year, the News-Journal presents the following question-and-answer with candidates Arthur Donadio and Mike Hardin. Both candidates are Republicans and are on the Republican primary ballot in the March 3 election. No candidates of other parties filed...