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$20,000 reward offered for information in shooting death of Jeremiah Woods
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$20,000 reward offered for information in shooting death of Jeremiah Woods

[Photo: Nehemiah Woods, twin brother of the late Jeremiah Woods, speaks at a press conference about his family’s loss and asks for people with information to come forward.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of a suspect or...

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School supplies donation drive is Saturday

Puppy Creek and Hillcrest Fire Departments will host a donation drive supported by all the local fire stations in the Hoke County area to collect school supplies for children. Firefighters will be out at Walmart located at 4545 Fayetteville Road Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with boxes to collect donations of school supplies....

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Multiple people charged in drug busts

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office announced they have made several drug bust arrests in the last week. Detectives executed a search warrant July 14 at a location on the 1500 block of McBryde Mill Road. During the search, officers reportedly located 25 dosage units of suspected morphine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm. Investigators...

Candidate Chris Parker announces run for Mayor
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Candidate Chris Parker announces run for Mayor

[Photo: Chris Parker (Submitted photo)] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Raeford mayoral candidate Chris Parker has launched his campaign for the office, and is planning upcoming events to give voters a chance to speak with him. Parker is the founding and senior pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Raeford, where he has been...