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SandHoke Class of 2021 celebrates graduation
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SandHoke Class of 2021 celebrates graduation

[Photo: SandHoke graduates toss their caps during the ceremony at Raz Autry Stadium.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • “One, two…two and a half…two and three quarters…” Principal Colleen Pegram-Wike drew out the countdown, giving the SandHoke Early College High School Class of 2021 a few more seconds to get ready to savor the...

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Man shot and killed, suspect sought

Detectives with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened this weekend. Deputies responded to the 100 block of Seagull Drive in the North Raeford Mobile Home Park just after 8 p.m. Sunday, and reportedly found Davion McQueen suffering from a gunshot wound. Although...

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SandHoke, Hoke High graduation information

Hoke County Schools has issued information about the upcoming SandHoke Early College High School graduation, set for Friday, May 14, and the Hoke County High School graduation, set for Saturday, June 5. See the flyers for important dates and directions.

Dr. Mary K., first Sandhills grad, honored with sculpture
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Dr. Mary K., first Sandhills grad, honored with sculpture

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Dr. Mary Kemp Thomas was a woman of many words, her children said: a woman of faith and family, a woman who always wanted to reach out and help others. Almost a year after her death at age 89 in a car accident, they remember that about “Dr....

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County commits to raising deputy pay

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • After a lengthy discussion with Sheriff Dr. Hubert Peterkin in a special called meeting Tuesday, the Hoke County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to commit to increasing deputy pay to a competitive level as part of the county budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Peterkin raised alarms last...

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Cape Fear Valley offering walk-in Pfizer vaccine

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Cape Fear Valley Health is making it easier for more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by offering the vaccine to walk-ins with no appointment needed, and providing the Pfizer vaccine which can be given to teens as well as adults. The healthcare system announced that as of...

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Charity motorcycle ride June 5

His Houses of Restoration, Inc. (HHR, Inc.) is sponsoring a charity ride June 5 from 10 a.m.-noon, starting at East Hoke Middle School. All riders who wish to participate are asked to send a donation of $10 to CashApp $HISHouses or contact Kim Shaw at 910-331-9690. Vendors will be on-site, requires pre-registration and will be...

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Planning for hurricane season starts now

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County has seen several rounds of strong spring thunderstorms in recent weeks that blew down trees and knocked out the power to thousands of people. With June quickly approaching, it’s time to consider preparing for even stronger storms that could be on the way this year. Severe...

Celebrating local graduates
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Celebrating local graduates

Mom and daughter graduate together from Fayetteville State Mother’s Day weekend marked a doubly special graduation for Amanda Ross and her mother, Marcia Thomas, who both earned degrees from Fayetteville State University. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and Ross earned a master’s degree in Social Work. The family has ties to Hoke County,...