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How the Grinch didn’t take Hometown Christmas
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How the Grinch didn’t take Hometown Christmas

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Grinch was getting up to trouble behind the backs of Santa and Mrs. Claus beside the newly lit Christmas tree in downtown Raeford, but sharp-eyed children spotted him as he tried to sneak away. It turned out he had a heart after all as the Santa-suited, fuzzy...

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Schools seeking $50 million grant for new high school

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke commissioners and school board members joined forces Monday to pursue a $50 million grant from the state with a $10 million local match that could be used to build a new high school facility. School officials aren’t far enough along in the process to have made decisions...

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Filing opens for 2022 elections, four file for commission

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A number of local candidates filed Monday to run for election in Hoke County. Incumbents Hoke County Sheriff Roderick C. Virgil and Hoke County Commissioners Tony Hunt, Harry Southerland and Allen Thomas were among those who filed Monday to run for election. The incumbent candidates for sheriff and...