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Hoke High Principal Dr. Adell Baldwin leaving for Scotland County job
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Hoke High Principal Dr. Adell Baldwin leaving for Scotland County job

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Multiple Hoke County High School staff members reported Thursday that Principal Dr. Adell Baldwin has announced he will be leaving the position to take a job with the Scotland County school district. Superintendent Dr. Debra Dowless confirmed that Baldwin notified the school district of his resignation. His last...

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State moving to allow at-risk adults vaccine access

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • North Carolina is moving ahead to allow more people access to the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning next week. Adults with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, and people in certain congregate settings will be eligible to get vaccinated starting March 17....

Man on tractor killed in wreck
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Man on tractor killed in wreck

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A man driving a tractor was killed Tuesday afternoon in Hoke County when a car rear-ended him, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Gillis “June” Hailey, 65, of the 300 block of South Highland Road in Red Springs died at the scene of the accident, a report...

Weidner sworn in as new Board of Elections member
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Weidner sworn in as new Board of Elections member

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A new member of the Hoke County Board of Elections was sworn in Tuesday at a board meeting. Emily Weidner is the first Republican woman chosen to join the county elections board, according to the local GOP. Weidner has served as an Election Day precinct judge, chief judge...

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Over 350 public school staff get first vaccine shots

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • More than 350 Hoke County Schools employees have been able to get at least the first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots since North Carolina officials made it available to school staff, according to school officials. Dr. Peggy Owens, director of student support services, discussed the ongoing process of...

Eudy honored for 30 years in Environmental Health
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Eudy honored for 30 years in Environmental Health

Former Hoke County Environmental Health Coordinator Jeff Eudy received the honor of the Old North State Award this week in recognition of his over 30 years of service in the field of Environmental Health. Eudy retired from Hoke County in December, after a career that included 27 years with the county. The Board of Health...

Hoke High Hall of Fame inducts standout athletes
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Hoke High Hall of Fame inducts standout athletes

Six former standout athletes from their years at Hoke County High School were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend. Two others, Robert Blue, an Upchurch High School graduate, and Benny McLeod, a Hoke County High School graduate, were honored with Legacy Awards for their athletic accomplishments in the days before...