Year: <span>2021</span>

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Sheriff: sweepstakes operation shut down Thursday

Hoke County Sheriff Dr. Hubert Peterkin said Thursday that deputies have raided and closed a sweepstakes operation that didn’t have the county’s permission to open its doors. Officers were busy Thursday morning clearing out a warehouse near Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters on U.S. 401, after learning that a business owner had moved sweepstakes machines...

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New menu, new owner for a familiar ‘Place’

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • A “Place” for hungry diners in Raeford has a new owner and is reopening with a brand-new menu and extended hours of operation. Frank’s Place, founded in 2019 by former Hoke County Coroner Frank Crumpler, is now Jess’s Place – named after Jessica Vanallen, who is launching her...

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Law enforcement warns of break-ins

A rash of vehicle break-ins in the community caused local law enforcement to warn residents to lock their doors and not leave valuables inside cars. “Hoke County residents – as a community, we are undergoing a hefty amount of breaking and entering of motor vehicles, as well as vehicles being stolen. Several neighborhoods in the...