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Families, friends mourn Hoke High students found dead
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Families, friends mourn Hoke High students found dead

[Photo: Remembering Britany Carolina Munoz Ramirez and Ailton Sebastian Tirado-Martinez at an emotional soccer game Monday night. (Submitted photo by Hoke County Schools)] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Two teenagers were found dead this weekend in a vehicle parked near an elementary school in Hoke County, with family, friends and the school community...

Crumpler assumes duties of sheriff, board will vote on interim
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Crumpler assumes duties of sheriff, board will vote on interim

[Photo: Hoke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Newton shakes hands with Hoke County Coroner Frank Crumpler.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County Coroner Frank Crumpler will assume the duties of sheriff until the county commissioners meet the first week in November to appoint an interim to serve out the rest of...

Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert Peterkin dies, leaves deep legacy
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Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert Peterkin dies, leaves deep legacy

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert A. Peterkin died Friday night, leaving the community where he was born and raised in shock from the longtime leader’s unexpected passing. He was 59 years old, and served as sheriff for nearly 20 years. Peterkin had cancer and died from complications during...

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Halloween events are coming up

Halloween this year is set for Sunday, October 31, and trick-or-treaters will be out and about in Raeford and Hoke County in the evening hours. The city and county local governments of Raeford and Hoke don’t have any rules governing trick-or-treat times. The Raeford Police Department suggested the hours of 6-8 p.m. on Halloween for...

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Support seniors, families in need this Christmas

Hoke County agencies are seeking people interested in helping make Christmas brighter for senior citizens and families in need this year. Hoke County Senior Services is hosting an “angel tree” to help support seniors. An individual, business, church family or other organization can choose an ornament from the Christmas tree in the senior services office,...