Year: <span>2021</span>

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Well-known Evangelist Betty L. Hardaway dies

A well-known minister and entrepreneur in the Hoke County community passed away Monday at the age of 71. Evangelist Betty L. Hardaway was pastor of Jericho Deliverance Temple for more than 40 years, and owner of Hardaway’s Herb Garden, a business she founded herself. Known for her passion for preaching the Gospel, she appeared for...

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Raeford municipal elections will happen as scheduled in 2021

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Although state lawmakers ordered some communities in North Carolina to postpone their 2021 elections until next year, Raeford’s municipal races will continue as scheduled, elections officials said. Filing opens this Friday for the 2021 municipal elections. The office of City of Raeford Mayor and two Raeford City Council...

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County contracts with litter pickup service to deal with roadside trash

Hoke County leaders recently approved a contract with a service provider that will pick up litter on some of the county’s busiest highways. Greenway Service LLC will perform roadside litter pickup along Highway 401, Highway 211 and Highway 20 in Hoke County, according to the contract. The one-year contract will run from July 1 of...

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Career-building programs available for eligible youth, job expo set for Aug. 5

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Young people ages 16-24 in Hoke County who are low-income and aren’t currently in school may qualify for free career-building services through the NCWorks Career Center in Raeford. The center is trying to get the word out about the opportunities and services available for qualifying young people who...