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Two ejected in car accident

First responders were on the scene around 1 p.m. Tuesday in front of West Hoke Middle School in response to what was initially called in as a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, but was actually two people ejected from vehicles in a wreck, according to Raeford Police. The traffic on Aberdeen Road by West Hoke...

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Hoke eyes new county office building

Hoke County Commissioners have just voted to send out a request for qualifications to companies that could design and build a new courthouse and a new county administrative building. The board is also voting to hire a lobbying firm to represent the county in Raleigh in an attempt to secure more state funding for the...

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Wreck on Shannon Road injures one person, transport truck burns

A woman was injured and a tractor-trailer truck burned in an accident on Shannon Road Tuesday night in Hoke County, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. A woman driving a 2017 Hyundai passenger car on Shannon Road near Albert Currie Road, allegedly drove left of center in front of an oncoming Mountaire tractor-trailer truck...

George Floyd Memorial Center proposes tech job training for adults in ‘Dynamic Raeford’
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George Floyd Memorial Center proposes tech job training for adults in ‘Dynamic Raeford’

[Photo: Thomas McLaurin, a cousin of George Floyd and president of the George Floyd Memorial Center in Raleigh, addresses local officials about a proposal for ‘Dynamic Raeford.’] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A new proposal by members of George Floyd’s family, in partnership with tech training company CyPrep, would offer free computer career...

More than 300 vaccinated at weekend clinic
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More than 300 vaccinated at weekend clinic

[Contributed Photo: Healthcare workers vaccinated people Saturday at a local church.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Dr. Karen Smith’s office, in partnership with United Healthcare, vaccinated over 300 people against COVID-19 this weekend during a one-day clinic at Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church. “We succeeded beyond expectations with the concerted effort of our...

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Girl Scouts seeking new Daisies

The local Hoke County Girl Scouts troop is looking for young girls in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten to join the organization as a Girl Scout Daisy. “Start thinking about expanding her world outside of school! As a Girl Scout Daisy, your kindergartener will unleash her imagination to try new and exciting things. She’ll make friends, grow...

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Sheriff’s office seeking info in armed robbery

A person was held at gunpoint during a recent armed robbery behind Stonegate shopping center, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is now seeking help from the public in identifying the person or persons involved with the crime. Deputies with the sheriff’s office responded around 1 a.m. March 20 to a...

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No fooling: cicadas are coming

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • They’re loud, they’re alien-looking, and they’re coming soon to a tree near you – along with billions of their friends. Singing cicadas are a hallmark of North Carolina’s warmer months. Louder than the croak of a spring peeper frog, more insistent than the buzz of a broken fluorescent...

‘Slight’ threat of severe storms again today
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‘Slight’ threat of severe storms again today

Forecasters say if we get breaks in clouds today the heat will set up destabilization and could trigger some storms with heavy winds. A cold front will “blast through” the area this afternoon, and the storms may develop ahead of and with its arrival.