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Hoke County school board got $4,000 ‘staff retention’ bonuses

By Catharin Shepard • Editor • Hoke County Board of Education members earlier this month got checks for $4,000 each as a “staff retention bonus,” according to financial documents provided last week to the News-Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The board members additionally received checks for $600 or $1,200...


County Approves $70 million budget

By Catharin Shepard • Editor • The largest budget yet in Hoke County’s history is now on the books ahead of the start of the new fiscal year July 1, after commissioners voted unanimously last week to approve a balanced budget ordinance. The Hoke County Board of Commissioners approved the budget during a resumed meeting...