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Finkbeiner named Hoke High interim principal, school plans in-person graduation
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Finkbeiner named Hoke High interim principal, school plans in-person graduation

[Photo: Sabrina Finkbeiner, interim principal of Hoke County High School. Photo submitted by HCS.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Sabrina Finkbeiner, an administrator with more than 24 years of experience in education, will serve as the interim principal for Hoke County High School. Finkbeiner was named interim after principal Dr. Adell Baldwin announced...

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County to tackle roadside garbage

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County’s roadsides are suffering from a problem: from fast food wrappers to household furniture, they’ve become a dumping ground for all kinds of unsightly garbage. “Couches – it’s embarrassing – mattresses,” Commission Chairman Harry Southerland said last week at the commission meeting, as he and Vice Chairman...

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April is Month of the Military Child

In 1986, the former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger established the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child, which acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities. This year’s theme is “Military Children and Youth a Resilient Force in a Changing World.” The Hoke County Schools is recognizing the service...

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County ups fees, could increase new home costs

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • People buying newly built homes hooked on to county water and sewer services will likely see an increase in their purchase price, after county leaders voted to increase the local system development fees. The Hoke County Board of Commissioners voted last Monday to increase the fees charged to...

‘Such a sweet soul,’ College Drive wreck kills man
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‘Such a sweet soul,’ College Drive wreck kills man

[Photo: Herman Cummings Sr., photo from his obituary.] Police suspect impaired driving may be to blame for a car accident Saturday night in Raeford that killed a 75-year-old man and injured two other people. Herman Cummings Sr., 75, of Raeford died in the two-vehicle crash, according to the Raeford Police Department. A passenger in the...