Volume 2 Issue 23: May 12, 2023


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May 18, 2023

More than a pool: The James A. Leach Aquatic & Recreation Center is now open to the community for food, fun and exercise

The new Olympic sized swimming pool features a waterslide, dump buckets and observation area for spectators for local swim meets. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GFBJA long awaited addition has finally made its permanent appearance in Hoke County.The facility als ...

May 18, 2023

J & K General Contractors: The largest contractor firm in Hoke County is preparing to expand as development activity increases in the area

The J & K General Contractors team in front of the plans for the Shahbain Development, one of 14 housing developmentscurrently under construction in Hoke County. PHOTO PROVIDED BY GFBJNow serving as the largest contractor firm in Hoke County, J & ...

May 18, 2023

County courthouse is coming: Construction on a new hoke county courthouse to start this summer in downtown Raeford

Outside digital renderings of the new courthouse and administration building which will be located in the center of Downtown Raeford.DESIGN RENDERINGS BY SILLING ARCHITECTSSilling Architects and Metcon Buildings and Infrastructure expect to break gro ...

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Help Employees Spot Spear Phishing with These Training and Testing Tips

Posted Aug 30, 2021
Cyberthreats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and companies that aren’t effectively mitigating risks are sitting ducks for cybercriminals. In previous articles, we’ve shared tips on recognizing and recovering from account takeovers and improvi
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May 18, 2023

Real estate rev up: Manley says “it’s just a matter of time” before commercial developments follow the trend of booming residential in Hoke County

Holly Bell (left) and George Manley (right) began their partnership in 2008. PHOTO PROVIDED BY GEORGE MANLEYBusiness partners Holly Bell and George Manley are the owners of Bell Manley Real Estate LLC, a full-service real estate brokerage specializin ...

May 18, 2023

Building Boom: Hoke County is drawing in outside contractors to be part of the current surge in commercial and residential developments

Real Estate Developer and Consultant Charles Morris has played an instrumental role in the development of Hoke County,working with developers and property owners to facilitate growth and development plans everyone can be proud of. PHOTO PROVIDED BY G ...

May 17, 2023

Incoming IT infrastructure: A budding project created to meet community IT storage needs has its sights set on Hoke County

SENCIX is a new internet exchange center that would connect local clients with the IT resources and hardware to expand internet possibilities in Hoke County. BRETT-SAYLES/PEXELS.COMThe Southeastern North Carolina Internet Exchange (SENCIX) is set to ...

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In The Current Issue

Summer in the gardens: Taking a look at the current and future displays and events as the Cape Fear Botanical Garden kicks off the summer season

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDENCFBG is connecting local history and agriculture with NASCAR with their Horticulture, Hooch & Outlaws in Fast Cars exhibiton display until August 20.New activities, events and day trips are coming up fo

The Cozy Heron: Lillington "glamping" experience allows for a comfortable yet unforgettable time in the great outdoors

Each individual wagon is eight and a half feet tall, twenty-five feet long, and contains one hundred and eighty squarefeet of space to relax in - Photo provided by Cape Fear River AdventuresSummer is approaching rapidly in North Carolina, and we all

C&S Ice: Family owned mobile food stand brings a northern frozen treat to beat the southern heat

Carla (left) and Sean Stansberry, (right)are the team behind C&S Ice, workingtogether to make all of their food byhand and with care - Photos provided by GFBJC&S has loyal fans of all ages who travel to meet them at their location for the day