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Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving is not a ride or a simulator, you are actually flying! Excitement, adrenaline, and adventure; Paraclete XP offers it all in the experience of a lifetime. You do not need any previous experience; our training class will give you all the fundamentals of human bodyflight. All you have to do is get ready to smile because this will be one of most exciting adventures you have ever experienced!
Tandem skydiving is by far the most common and popular method for your first skydive. A tandem skydive is our recommended method to experience human flight for the first time. With less than an hour of training, you will be ready to take your first skydive, safely harnessed to one of our USPA-Certified professional instructors! You (and all your friends!) will be able to do your training and jump in the same day. Come make the jump at Skydive Paraclete XP!
An equestrian "field of dreams", the Carolina Horse Park Foundation (CHP) is a 250-acre nationally recognized, premiere equine competition venue located in Hoke County, NC. Founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by equestrian enthusiasts, the Park is dedicated to the preservation of open space for equestrian and recreational purposes.
The Raeford-Hoke Museum, a non-profit organization, began its preservation project in 2002 with the purchase of The McLauchlin-McFadyen House. The mission of the museum is to preserve the history, culture and artifacts of the local area. The Museum houses many historical artifacts, photographs and genealogies of Raeford and Hoke County.
Hoke Fest started in 2011 as the carnival for the Hoke County Centennial Celebration. They have food vendors, games, rides, and so much more!
One of the best festivals in North Carolina is the NC Fall Festival (originally the NC Turkey Festival), held every September in Raeford, Hoke County, NC. It's a week-long festival that hosts a state-wide turkey cooking contest, games, crafts, music and entertainment. The festival continues to attract more than 60,000 visitors each year.
Mill Prong House
In the last half of the 18th century, more than 20,000 Highland Scots, including John Gilchrist and the father of Col. Archibald McEachern, immigrated to the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina, the largest Highland Scot settlement in America. Many left Scotland after 1746, the year the Scots rallied under Prince Charles Stuart only to suffer defeat by the British at the Battle of Culloden.The Scots in the Cape Fear Region were divided in their sympathies during the Revolutionary War and the area around McPhaul's Mill was a center of Loyalist activity. Many followed the appeal of their heroine, Flora MacDonald, and joined the Loyalists who suffered defeat once again at the Battle of Moore's Creek near Wilmington.
In 1781, Patriot General Rutherford defeated the local Loyalists in a final battle near Mill Prong. During the last year of the Civil War, General Sherman passed through the area on his way to where the Battle of Bentonville, the largest Civil War Battle in North Carolina, was fought. His troops bashed in the family piano which once again resides at Mill Prong.
The Battle of Monroe's Crossing
After days of skirmishing with each other since entering North Carolina, MG Hugh J. Kilpatrick's Cavalry and LTG Wade Hampton's Cavalry raced for Fayetteville. Despite orders from General Sherman not to force the Confederates to battle, Kilpatrick tried to block three roads to stop the advancing Confederates. On the night of 9 March 1865, Kilpatrick set up camp at the abandoned Charles Monroe farm, the same campsite Hampton planned to use. Kilpatrick didn't seem to care about the Confederate threat, but Hampton was much more serious and planned a dawn attack. As the attack commenced, the Federals were taken completely by surprise and were routed from their camp. The Confederates, more interested in plundering the campsite, failed to follow-up the attack. This gave the Federals time to launch an effective counterattack that eventually forced the Confederates to withdraw from the battle.
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