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Recent shootings may related to gang rivalries, sheriff says

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Roderick Virgil issued a statement this week in the wake of multiple shootings, saying that the increased violence appears to be because of gang activity. The agency is working with other law enforcement entities to investigate the crimes and prevent future acts of violence, Virgil’s office said. “The...

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Space, budget tight for new courthouse plans

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Both the available space to build a new Hoke County Courthouse in downtown Raeford, and the state-funded grant money available to build it are going to be tight as commissioners work out details of the project. Commissioners will have to decide how to proceed after two board members...