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OPINION: Beaver Tales: Political candidates overlook the struggles of the Tuscarora Nation in favor of potential swing vote in Robeson County

OPINION • By Rahnàwakęw Donnie McDowell • Recent media reports highlight that candidates running for NC Governor, such as Attorney General Josh Stein and Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, expressed their support for the Lumbee Tribe. Like President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden in 2020, Mr. Stein and Mr. Robinson publicly attested to Lumbee’s plight...

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Hoke County Community Foundation awards nearly $20k in grants

The Hoke County Community Foundation, a North Carolina Community Foundation affiliate, has awarded $19,700 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. The board of advisors granted: •$2,000 to American Red Cross Sandhills Region for disaster services – Prepare, Respond and Recover •$2,000 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas for Hoke County Childhood Cancer...

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Two people have filed for Hoke County Board of Education

By Catharin Shepard • Editor • One more candidate has filed to run for a seat on the Hoke County Board of Education during the open filing period for the race, which is to be decided in the general election in November. Christopher Leach filed to seek the office. He previously ran in 2022 for...