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News-Journal wins awards

The News-Journal staff received seven awards from the annual North Carolina Press Association News and Editorial Contest, in a variety of categories. Publisher Ken MacDonald won first place in feature writing for his story about Ardis Edward Graham, a man from Bowmore who served in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion. He also won first place...


Dirt road problems again before commission

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A number of residents of the Blue Springs community approached the county commission Monday with concerns over dirt roads reportedly causing problems with their mail service. Multiple people in Blue Springs reported they stopped receiving mail over the last month, and weren’t informed that they’re now responsible for...


Want to help clean up roads? Here’s how

The North Carolina Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 10-24. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches, municipalities, law enforcement and community groups play an important role in...


County offers St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt

Hoke County Parks and Recreation will hold a scavenger hunt on St. Patrick’s Day. The event is set for Tuesday, March 16 from 4-6 p.m. It will be held at the sports and recreation complex, located at 3195 Red Springs Road. For more information on the event, call Parks and Recreation at (910) 875-4035.


City yard debris still piling up

By Ken MacDonald • Publisher • Yard debris is piling up as the City of Raeford waits for the state to issue permits that would permit its disposal. The City contracts with 401 Sand Company to dispose of limbs, leaves and the like, but the company has run out of space, and while it waits...