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World War II veteran Wendell Young dies at age 99
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World War II veteran Wendell Young dies at age 99

[Photo: Wendell Young autographed a Jeep at a veterans parade held in Raeford last year. He died last week at the age of 99. (Contributed photo)] Wendell Young, a World War II veteran and beloved member of the Hoke County community, died Tuesday, January 25 at the age of 99. Besides serving his country, he...

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Election date set for primary, no date for filing yet

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • As things currently stand, North Carolina voters will go to the polls for the primary election Tuesday, May 17. After a flurry of litigation regarding the most recent round of redistricting, lawmakers in Raleigh voted to push the date for the primary election to May. It was originally...

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County seeks new utilities director as department restructures

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke County is seeking a candidate to serve as utilities director. The county posted the job on the county’s website January 10. Hoke local government is currently “restructuring the Utilities department due to recent retirements,” County Manager Letitia Edens said Monday. Former utilities director Hilton Villines is still...