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Man drowns while swimming at Myrtle Beach

A man from Raeford reportedly drowned at Myrtle Beach this weekend while swimming in the ocean, according to officials. Roosevelt Robinson Jr., 33, was pulled out of the ocean at Myrtle Beach just before noon Sunday, according to an email from Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. Authorities said rescuers took Robinson to a hospital,...


Men killed in double homicide

Two men were shot dead in Lumber Bridge last week, and investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have identified a person of interest in connection with the case. Jarel Robinson, 20, and Anthony Davis, 19, both of Fayetteville were shot and killed Wednesday, June 22, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded just before...


Survey seeks to preserve Hoke’s historic sites

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A uniquely constructed tobacco barn, an old grist mill, a 19th-century house with original building materials – those are just a few of the types of historically notable buildings in Hoke County that an ongoing survey is seeking to preserve. The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office is...