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Hoke sees heat advisory Thursday
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Hoke sees heat advisory Thursday

Hoke County and much of central North Carolina will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m.-7p.m. Thursday due to excessive heat.  From the National Weather Service in Raleigh: HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values mainly between 105 to 109 expected. *...

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Hoke County’s ‘Freedom Park’ set for dedication

Local governments and the North Carolina Fall Festival will celebrate the dedication of the new Freedom Park monument in downtown Raeford, and hold a remembrance ceremony September 11. The park features a monument that includes copies of pages from the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. The “Charters of Freedom” monument...

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Raeford-Hoke Hometown Christmas canceled for 2020

Another local annual event for Raeford and Hoke County has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What would have been the fifth annual Raeford-Hoke County Hometown Christmas is canceled for 2020. The Raeford-Hoke County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event. Chamber Executive Director Liz McNeill confirmed this week the group’s Board...

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State board selects county’s early voting plan

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The North Carolina State Board of Elections this week chose one of two proposed, competing plans submitted by the Hoke County Board of Elections to set early voting hours and locations for the county. The NCSBE chose the plan that was submitted by the Democrat members of the...