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Hoke sees more than 50 COVID-19 deaths in pandemic

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • More than 50 people in Hoke County have now died of coronavirus-related causes, according to state health numbers. As of Tuesday at least 52 people in Hoke had died after testing positive for the contagious illness, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reported. Most...

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Drive-thru meals available for Hoke students

Hoke County Schools will continue to offer drive-thru meals for children through next week. The school system is offering drive-thru meal pickup for children at any Hoke County school from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The pickup dates include Thursday, February 11; Tuesday, February 16; and Thursday, February 18. The meals are at no cost...

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Diaper giveaway and fresh food market this Saturday

Alpha Life Pregnancy Center and Noonday Kitchen will offer a diaper giveaway and fresh food market this Saturday, February 13. The event will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the pregnancy center, located at 218 S. Main Street in Raeford. “We at ALPC and Noonday Kitchen want to meet our neighbors. Come shop the free...

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Painted Ponies benefit Carolina Horse Park

Hoke County’s Carolina Horse Park’s Painted Ponies Art Walk will be on display on Broad Street in Southern Pines from January 30 through March 30. In its second year as a fundraising event for the park, the Painted Ponies Art Walk will feature 12 life-size sculptures and will culminate in an auction of the ponies...

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Teen killed in accident

A teenager was struck by a car and killed just inside the Hoke County line near Robeson County late last month, according to law enforcement. Jeremiah Deese, 17, of Maxton died Saturday, January 30 after being hit by car while walking in the road in the area of Wilson Road near McNair Road, reports said....

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Girl Scouts offering online cookie sales

Normally at this time of year, Girl Scouts would be knocking on doors to sell their famous Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Tagalongs. Cookie season has changed somewhat due to the pandemic, but cookie lovers can still support Girl Scouts and get their boxes of treats in safe ways. The cookie sales are available now and...

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Learn about nature with the Great Backyard Bird Count

While the pandemic has put a stop to many kinds of fun, participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend can offer people of all ages a chance to enjoy nature and help North America’s wild birds, while still staying safe. The Audubon Society, Cornell University and Birds Canada are seeking participants to do...