Year: <span>2021</span>

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Jones honored with Mitch Tyler Award at HNASA banquet

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Dr. Annette Jones brushed away tears Friday night, as Hoke County Commissioner Tony Hunt surprised her with a special award. Jones received the Mitch Tyler Award, named in honor of Hoke County’s first Native American school superintendent. The committee managed to surprise Jones, who didn’t know she was...

Hoke High Class of ’82 graduate celebrates book publication
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Hoke High Class of ’82 graduate celebrates book publication

[Photo: Sylviette D. McGill with her book, “90 Days To Your Better Self.” (Photo by Alima Industries)] A Hoke County High School graduate is celebrating the publishing of her book meant to help people live more fulfilling lives. Sylviette D. McGill’s book “90 Days To Your Better Self, An Interactive Guide to Self-discovery and Healing”...

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Hoke to get millions from state budget

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The biennium state budget Gov. Roy Cooper signed last week contains $31 million in funding for Hoke County to build a new courthouse. The two-year budget includes two payments of over $15 million each year to Hoke County for the project, according to State Rep. Garland Pierce. Pierce...