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Cape Fear Valley, Hoke Health Department offering appointments for COVID-19 vaccine for prioritized groups

Cape Fear Valley, and the Hoke County Health Department are starting to offer appointments for people in prioritized groups to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Hoke County Health Department is offering appointments for people on the state’s prioritization list in Phase 1a and 1b – Group 1 to get the vaccine. Go online to


Groundbreaking February 18 for Hoke’s new indoor swimming pool center

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A groundbreaking ceremony next month will kick off the construction of Hoke County’s new indoor swimming pool and recreation center. The county will hold a groundbreaking Thursday, February 18 at 11 a.m. at the planned construction site for the James A. Leach Parks and Recreation Aquatics Center. Work...


When can you get the vaccine? What the state says

As of January, North Carolina is now using an updated system based on federal guidance to determine when people can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the new guidelines last week, based on information from the federal government. “The vaccines offer hope but this hope will take time to be fulfilled. We continue...


Local leaders, county frontline workers receiving COVID-19 vaccine

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Commission Chairman Harry Southerland, Commissioner James Leach, Hoke Sheriff Dr. Hubert Peterkin and some county Health Department staff have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with more county employees also eligible to receive it under the state’s revised vaccine distribution guidelines. Southerland announced Monday night that he,...