Year: <span>2022</span>

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10 vie for 3 seats on school board

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • By the time the filing period closed Friday at noon, 10 people had filed to seek election to three available seats on the Hoke County Board of Education. The candidates who filed to run are Catherine Blue, Deltarina Carr, Ruben Castellon, Tony Cunningham Sr., Tonika Dunbar, John Harry,...

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Health department gets grant for suicide prevention

The Hoke County Health Department recently received a grant to create a suicide prevention program. The U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States.  According to the 2020 State of the County Health Report, suicide is one of the top 10 leading causes...

Local 4-H-er wins national award
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Local 4-H-er wins national award

A member of the local Hot Shots Shooting Club received one of two national scholarships at the recent 4-H Shooting Sports Invitation in Grand Island, Nebraska. Faith Newton was one of two to receive the 9th annual Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship. The national event brought together nearly 700 competitors from 39 states to participate in...