Gas station mix-up causes grief

Gas station mix-up causes grief

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer Drivers who fueled up their vehicles at an Alco gas station near the Hoke-Moore County line earlier this month ran into problems due to a fuel delivery mix-up, according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. A fuel delivery driver apparently put diesel fuel in the gasoline tank and gasoline in the diesel fuel tank...

Other Stuff

Other Stuff

Not Necessarily the News By Ken MacDonald My wife had a business conference to attend in Chicago so I tagged along over the weekend, and we found ourselves on one of dozens of river tours of the city’s architecture Saturday. As you might expect this was fascinating and enjoyable, but nerd that I am, and also amateur former boat captain...

Board wants pool ideas

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer The Hoke County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday to hear proposals from several architect firms interested in designing the county’s first public swimming pool and recreation center. The board will reconvene Thursday at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ room in the Pratt Building on Main Street to interview design firms that responded to the...

Goshen Medical to open clinic

By Catharin Shepard Staff writer Goshen Medical Center will open a new clinic in Raeford next month to help low-income individuals and families receive medical care. The clinic will open August 1 at 102 Southern Avenue, in the same building once occupied by a similar clinic operated by South Central Community Health Center. The new clinic is funded through the...

Nine chosen as ‘Meritorious Men of Hoke’

Nine chosen as ‘Meritorious Men of Hoke’

The Hoke County Public Library honored nine men last week for their many years of contributions to the community by inducting them as the 2019 Meritorious Men of Hoke. This year’s class of honorees includes businessmen, church pastors, educators, and others who have given back (See MERITORIOUS, page 5) to Hoke County through their work and volunteer endeavors. Those recognized...

Soup kitchen expands services

Soup kitchen expands services

By Diane Adame Intern   The sounds of pots and pans clanking erupt throughout a blue house on Turnpike Road as volunteers prepare to feed approximately 150 people every afternoon. Previously a day care center, this blue house now operates as the new location for The Hoke County Open Door Soup Kitchen. But since its move, the soup kitchen has...