Year: <span>2021</span>

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NCWorks career expo set for August 5

The NCWorks Career Center will hold a career expo next week to help connect people with job opportunities. The expo is set for Thursday, August 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the center, located at 304 Birch Street in Raeford. There will be companies at the expo looking to hire.

Bridge back open after accident
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Bridge back open after accident

The 401 bridge over Prospect Avenue in Raeford reopened Wednesday afternoon after rescuers cleared a vehicle accident. The accident happened around 2 p.m. Emergency services responded to the scene to provide aid. Calls to 911 reported injuries from the accident. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Commission hears courthouse plan proposals
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Commission hears courthouse plan proposals

[Photo: Commissioners and Metcon officials look at a model of downtown Raeford.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Hoke’s new courthouse needs a “wow” factor, but also has to be built to stand for generations – just as its predecessor has done for the last century, county commissioners discussed Monday. “We want people to...

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Schools will decide on masks for fall semester

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Education will meet Thursday to decide whether children attending Hoke County Schools will be required to wear masks in the classroom this fall. The board is expected to also discuss other COVID-19 safety measures for the upcoming semester. Most Hoke students will start...

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Students can eat no-cost school meals

All students enrolled in Hoke County Schools can receive meals at no charge to them for the 2021-2022 school year, according to Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition. The school system will receive reimbursement for the meals through the federally funded United States Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. This is the third year...

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Senior Services will host bingo

Hoke County Senior Services invites county residents 55 years or older to come out and join them for Bingo Monday, August 9 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Senior Services is located at the McLaughlin Building, 423 E. Central Avenue in Raeford. Temperature checks and masks are required for attendance. For more information, call Senior Services at 875-9293...

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Arrest made in shooting

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man who turned himself in to authorities in connection with a shooting that happened earlier this month. Deputies arrested Shawn Antonio Davis, 35, no address given, on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon....