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Man killed in shooting

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday in Hoke County during what authorities described as a “confrontation” with another person. Anthony McLaurin, 54, of the 200 block of Hodgin Road in Red Springs was fatally shot, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said. Investigators with the sheriff’s office are currently working the case, and have...

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Sheriff’s office investigating shooting

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place Sunday in Red Springs, according to authorities. Officers were called to the 200 block of Hodgin Road in reference to a shooting. One person was dead, officials said. Investigators have not yet released the person’s identity.  This story is breaking and will...

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Raeford police seeking info on shooting incident

The Raeford Police Department is looking for information after a suspect reportedly fired shots late Tuesday night at a house on the 500 block of Southern Avenue. Officers responded to the Raeford Green Apartments on Southern Avenue in reference to a 911 call about gunfire coming from a vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as...

Subdivision behind West Hoke Middle up for Raeford leaders’ consideration
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Subdivision behind West Hoke Middle up for Raeford leaders’ consideration

[Image by Ken MacDonald: A map of the proposed subdivision expansion.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A proposal to build up to 191 houses on about 85 acres of land behind West Hoke Middle School will go before Raeford decision-makers this month. This is the second time a plan for the property has...

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Commission reviews project financing options

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners reviewed possible financing options for county construction projects at the regularly scheduled board meeting last week. Representatives for the Davenport and Company firm presented a debt affordability analysis for projects including a new county courthouse and funding for a SandHoke School of...

Hoke GOP convention features Bishop
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Hoke GOP convention features Bishop

[Photo: Congressman Rep. Dan Bishop speaks with HCC Pharmacist and CEO Dwight Oxendine in Raeford Tuesday as one of many stops at local businesses during a tour through Hoke County. Bishop visited Carolina Horse Park in Five Points, toured a small construction site in Raeford, met with Oxendine at the HCC Pharmacy and had lunch...