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Woman stabbed, man arrested on assault, kidnapping charges

Raeford Police have a suspect in custody wanted for allegedly stabbing a woman after she broke off their relationship, according to authorities. Officers responded around 2:11 a.m. Sunday, July 11 to a call of someone being stabbed in the vicinity of the 1000 block of East Central Avenue. On arriving at the scene they learned...

Donated fire truck will help teach next generation of firefighters
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Donated fire truck will help teach next generation of firefighters

[Photo: Chief Donnie Smith of Raeford Fire Department, Fire Academy graduate Sol Vasquez of Aberdeen Fire Department, Chief Freddy Johnson of Stoney Point Fire Department and Training Captain David Schroer of Hillcrest Fire Department with the retired fire engine that will have a second career training future firefighters.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer •...

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New subdivision called Cameron Village planned for construction behind Walmart

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners approved last week a major subdivision plat request for a new development that will bring up to 124 new homes to the Club Pond Road area. The commissioners approved the plat request for a subdivision that will be called Cameron Village, to...

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Man from Hoke shot and killed

A man was fatally shot during an altercation last week, but no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office. Paul McLeod, 42, was shot in an altercation. Authorities were still waiting on the results of an autopsy and further information from the investigation, Capt. Steven Blakley...

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Two incumbents file for Raeford City Council

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Two Raeford City Council incumbents have filed to seek another term in office in the 2021 municipal elections. If elected, Wayne Willis and Charles Allen will again serve four-year terms. Allen is currently serving his second term in office since being elected in 2013. Willis is serving his...

What is THAT in Raeford? – Green shipping containers and a great big wood chipper
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What is THAT in Raeford? – Green shipping containers and a great big wood chipper

[Photo: Some bright green shipping containers stacked at a transloading site off of Main Street in Raeford.] Folks in Raeford have a keen sense of curiosity, enough to stop and ask, “what is THAT?” when something new or different appears. Something new and different did appear in downtown Raeford in the Edinborough shopping center parking...