Year: <span>2021</span>

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Less than a third of Hoke population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, update from NCDHHS says

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Due to an apparent error in how the state was applying vaccination data, Hoke County doesn’t have nearly as many people vaccinated against COVID-19 as previously reported by state and federal agencies, according to an update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Originally...

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Commissioners table rezoning request

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to table a requested general use rezoning for future housing and commercial development, based on a request from the county planner and after hearing concerns from Rockfish residents about potential impacts. In a scene that has played out in...

New book by former commissioner shares stories of people and past
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New book by former commissioner shares stories of people and past

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Long before she ran for public office, former Hoke County Commissioner Ellen McNeill wanted to document and preserve the history of White Oak School. Along the way, she ended up collecting the stories of many Hoke County men and women who played important roles in the community –...