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Three big road projects for Hoke in state draft plan

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The most recent draft of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) includes three big roadwork projects slated for Hoke County. The draft 2024-2033 STIP map and plan released Monday is not final, but gave clues as to where those projects are on what...

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N.C. felons can register and vote after release

The Hoke County Reentry Council and Community Corrections Administration wants people with felony convictions who are not currently incarcerated to know that under a current court decision, they are eligible to register and vote in elections. Previously under state law and the state constitution, people serving felony sentences including any period of probation, parole or...

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Grant helps plan for industrial park’s future

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A $262,000 grant will help Hoke County pay for engineering plans to run county utilities to the industrial park in Dundarrach. Hoke County Economic Development Director Will Wright announced the grant to county commissioners at the board meeting Monday night. A contract for the funding is pending, and...

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Tickets on sale for Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook dinner

The Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce will once again host the Raeford-Hoke Economic Outlook Dinner, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 18. Tickets are now on sale for $10 per person and can be purchased at the Chamber office, located at 101 North Main Street, or from Chamber of Commerce directors. The dinner will be held...