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New Raeford business: The Tattered Twigg
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New Raeford business: The Tattered Twigg

[Photo: Amy Dawson and Sherri Garcia, owners of the Tattered Twigg, fell in love with Raeford’s small town charm and decided to open a new business here.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A new business on Main Street in Raeford is bringing vintage charm and new handcrafted décor, with the grand opening of...

Rockfish scavenger hunt this Saturday
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Rockfish scavenger hunt this Saturday

The Rockfish Community Chamber of Commerce is planning a drive-by scavenger hunt to bring attention to local businesses, and encourage some family fun. The plan is to have people dressed as the M&M characters Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange and Brown, for hunters to find and photograph as they follow the clues and visit local...

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Indian Affairs offering housing applications

The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs is announcing that it will be taking applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program through April 30, 2021. Applications will be available for the following counties: Hoke, Columbus, Granville, Halifax, Person, Sampson, and Warren. Interested parties can apply online at https://nccomm.housingmanager.com/ or request a paper application...

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One COVID-19 vaccine on pause, others available

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Vaccine providers in Hoke County continue offering appointments to any adult who wishes to get vaccinated against COVID-19, though one vaccine won’t be available while federal health agencies investigate six reports of an “extremely rare,” but serious reaction possibly linked to it. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19...

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Hoke students kick off return to Plan A

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • When school buses rolled this week and Hoke County public school students returned from spring break after the Easter holiday, it was the first time in more than a year that some children saw the inside of a classroom two days in a row. Hoke County Schools opened...