Year: <span>2022</span>

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Hoke County Register of Deeds Hurst dies at 65

Hoke County Register of Deeds Camille Hurst died Friday at the age of 65, after serving the community in the elected position for nearly 10 years. Hurst had been Hoke’s Register of Deeds since 2013. She was chosen by the local Democratic Party to step in and serve out former Register of Deeds Onnie Dudley’s...

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City of Raeford gets $846K for park improvements

The City of Raeford is getting an anticipated $846,000 grant which it will use to improve and expand Robbins Heights Park. Governor Roy Cooper announced the grant Tuesday as part of funding that 30 local governments in rural areas across the state will receive from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, a new source of support...

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Smoke in Raeford causes false alarms

There was plenty of smoke, but no actual fire – at least not in Raeford early Monday, when smoke from a large controlled burn out in the county caused several false alarms. Thick smoke blanketed Raeford and surrounding areas overnight Sunday into early Monday. The smoke prompted multiple 911 calls from people concerned that the...