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Court ruling leads to shutdown notice for sweepstakes businesses

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • After a ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court, any business operating prohibited sweepstakes machines in Hoke County or elsewhere in the state can face prosecution. Hoke County Sheriff Roderick Virgil issued a final warning to sweepstakes operators this week, after the sheriff’s office issued a 30-day notice...

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Hoke NAACP candidate forum is March 29

The Hoke County NAACP will host a question and answer “Meet the Candidates” forum this month. The candidate forum is set for Tuesday, March 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Turlington School auditorium, located at 116 West Prospect Avenue in Raeford. The public is invited to attend. The moderator for the question and answer forum will...