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Rising Stars program expands to include four schools

By Catharin Shepard • Editor • What started a few years ago as a grassroots effort to help prepare young children for kindergarten will expand into four elementary schools in Hoke County this summer. Rising Stars is a local effort launched by Citizens for Early Childhood Education, a group of people concerned with seeing Hoke...

Fundraiser collects $2,100 for soup kitchen
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Fundraiser collects $2,100 for soup kitchen

[Photo: The winners of the Bowl of Abundance soup cook-off were Brian Henderson in first place, Betty Perkins in second place and Becky Jones in third place. (Contributed photo)] The annual Bowl of Abundance fundraiser for the Open Door Soup Kitchen raised $2,100 to support the nonprofit’s mission of feeding the hungry in Hoke County....