Year: <span>2021</span>

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Two killed, one injured in drug-related shooting at county sports complex

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A “parent’s worst nightmare” unfolded when children practicing softball nearby witnessed a shootout that killed two people and injured a third Monday night. The apparently drug-related shooting started at the county sports complex on Red Springs Road. Nakoya Maynor, 25 and Zyrique Grace, 22 were shot and killed,...

Supply drive helps kids go back to school
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Supply drive helps kids go back to school

[Photo: Ed Megill of Copperheads LEMC Sandhills, Kirk Leach of Raeford Hoke Mini Storage, and Leach’s grandkids Aaleyah Oxendine, Alexis Lester, Ella Lane and Landen Oxendine supported the drive. (Submitted photo)] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • As summer vacation draws to a close for Hoke County students, Jessica Leach Oxendine’s house is stuffed...

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Hoke at 41 percent vaccinated

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Newly released vaccination numbers from the United States Department of Defense (DOD), when added to state totals, show that 41 percent of Hoke County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. About 46 percent have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With concerns over the Delta...

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One charged in drug bust

Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit arrested a man on multiple drug charges after allegedly finding cocaine in his residence. Officers arrested Fabian Wilson, 36, of the 100 block of Joereka Road in Red Springs. He was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a drug dwelling...

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Search finds woman’s body, suspect arrested

Hoke County Sheriff’s Office investigators found a missing woman dead inside a home in South Hoke and have a homicide suspect in custody, and also located a missing child, according to authorities. Lumberton Police Department officers charged Donny Dwayne Sessum, 41, in connection with the case, after he reportedly attempted to flee from arrest. A...