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Hoke school board could face charges

By Catharin Shepard • Editor • Hoke and Moore County District Attorney Mike Hardin made it clear in a Superior Court hearing Monday that he is looking into the Board of Education members receiving “staff retention” bonuses as a criminal matter, not a civil matter. “I am considering whether to charge the school board members...

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Sex offender sentenced to 75-105 years in prison

A registered sex offender was found guilty last week of sexual crimes against a child, and sentenced to 75-105 years in prison. Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raheem Davis in August 2022 on three counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult, and three counts of indecent liberties with a...