Year: <span>2022</span>

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Recreation center, swimming pool construction still underway

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Construction crews are still hard at work building the James Leach Hoke County Aquatic Center and will probably be working until the end of December to complete the project, according to county officials. Commissioner James Leach, the building’s namesake, said he visited the building site last week and...

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Local emergency planning committee holds kickoff meeting

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • When Alfred K. “Dooie” Leach got word that one of FCI Inc.’s facilities was on fire on New Year’s Eve, at first he thought it might be the company’s office headquarters, not one of the buildings that works with farm chemicals. When he arrived at the scene on...