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Raeford police shoot, kill armed man

Two Raeford police officers shot and killed an armed man Monday night when he drew a handgun and pointed it at them, the Raeford Police Department announced. Tavares Harrington, 34, of the 300 block of East Sixth in Raeford was fatally shot in what Raeford Police Chief Marc Godwin said was an act of self-defense...


Virgil sworn in as Hoke County sheriff

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Just a few days after his 43rd birthday, Hoke County Sheriff Roderick Virgil raised his right hand and took the oath during a ceremony that marked the start of his first full four-year term in office. The service held Monday at the Mt. Pisgah Community Resource Center saw...