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March, prayers and online ceremony celebrate MLK
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March, prayers and online ceremony celebrate MLK

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Prayers, song and calls to keep the dream of equality and understanding alive marked a special celebration Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The service held at Lewis Chapel Baptist Church West was live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page, with only the speakers and musicians in...

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FirstShot clinic provides COVID-19 vaccine to residents

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Health Department, Cape Fear Valley Health and FirstHealth of the Carolinas are all providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to people in Hoke County, as vaccine supplies and scheduling allow. FirstHealth of the Carolinas last week began holding vaccine clinics organized through primary care...

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Man charged with harboring a fugitive

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man wanted on charges of harboring a person who reportedly fled from arrest after firing gunshots at law enforcement. Deputies arrested Enrico P. Leggett, 41, of the 1500 block of Pope Street in Raeford on one felony count of harboring an escapee. Authorities took Leggett...

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Schools offering drive-thru student meals

After having to suspend its bus stop meal deliveries due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in the community, Hoke County Schools is now offering drive-thru meal pickup for families through the end of January. Families can drive up to any school between the hours of 3:30-5:30 p.m. January 21, 26 and 28 to...

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Driver escapes from wreck that submerged car

A driver who apparently lost control, ran off the road and crashed into Rockfish Creek managed to escape the vehicle which became fully submerged in the water. The accident happened on the 7000 block of Fayetteville Road in East Hoke Friday afternoon, while heavy rainfall was passing through the county. Puppy Creek Fire Department firefighters...