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In Ya Faith Ministry takes message to TV

A former Hoke High student and his wife are bringing their ministry to television through the ROKU digital media player. The Rev. Carlton Barber and his wife Wanda Barber are the award-winning gospel performers behind the In Ya Faith Gospel Outreach. Now In Ya Faith Gospel Ministries is expanding to TV with the In Ya...


Habitat for Humanity opens new ReStore in Hoke County to help build homes

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity hopes to help more people in Hoke County build safe, affordable houses through support from a recently opened local ReStore. A ReStore is a secondhand shop that accepts donations of gently used items, which are then sold in the store to raise...


Teen suspect charged in double shooting

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have charged a teenager wanted in connection with a shooting that injured two people last month. Deputies in Robeson County arrested Enrique Angeles-Chavis, 18, on two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Angeles-Chavis was charged in the shooting of Vester Emanuel IV, 30, and Ray McBryde, 48, on December...


Point-in-Time Count seeks to monitor homelessness

The 2021 Point-In-Time Count will take place to count how many individuals and families in Hoke County are considered homeless. “The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day, statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the country,” according to a press release. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development...