Thank you Mr. Wood

Dear Editor, what a wonderful article Scott Sexton wrote in the Winston-Salem Journal in tribute of Lewis Wood. I am a retired park ranger from Hangin...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Stokes County 4-H News

Stokes County 4-H News

Stokes County 4-H is already off to a great start this year! Our annual Nutrition Fair was held on February 1 at the Stokes County Cooperative Extensi...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Looks like we’ve had plenty of rain this week. It’s better rain than snow, right? February can go either way. To say that people are ready...

February 14th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Olympic musings

The Old Paths: Olympic musings

When ole Ben Franklin said, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” he clearly lived in a pre-Olympics era. H...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

On March 15th there will be a Pre-Kindergarten registration at Nancy Reynolds Elementary School. Please call the school to register your child as soon...

February 14th, 2018 |  


The Diet of Lent

Dear Editor,February 14 marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesu...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

By the look of the parking lot at the Francisco Community Building Saturday night, the Bingo for the North Stokes Softball Team was a huge success! A ...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Tina Cross who passed away Friday at the Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem following an accident.Sympathy is als...

February 7th, 2018 |  


The perfect boiled egg

The perfect boiled egg

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? There won’t be a second time. Therein lies my dilemma for fresh eggs later this summer. Have you ever...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association invites everyone to come out on Saturday, February 10 at 6 pm to Sandy Ridge Community Center as we welcome The Molly Ro...

February 7th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

We would like to extend sympathy and prayers for the family of Sandra Scott Smith who passed away January 26, 2018.Once again it is time for the Seven...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Say hello to February! Time is ticking away and spring will be here before you know it. Francisco has an event filled month and let’s not forget...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

There will be a pinto/hot dog supper benefit for Donnie McQuinn and Lanny Martin at the Brown Mountain Church on Saturday, February 24th from 4-7 PM t...

January 31st, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Favorite TV couples

The Old Paths: Favorite TV couples

Since my column is called “The Old Paths,” you’ll not be surprised that I love to watch old sitcoms. My hubster and I watch one epis...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Winter weather can be quite the challenge for farmers. We enjoy the beauty of snow and watching our young ones sled and play. We may even join them fo...

January 30th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.Mr. D...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Well, the snow came and went, thank Heavens! I feel like everyone is so ready for spring. I actually had about 30 confused robins in my yard Sunday mo...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Alvin Sams who passed away last week. His funeral service was held at Brims Grove Baptist Church on Monday by Re...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Spring cleaning not too far away

Spring cleaning not too far away

While I accept the chaos of my kitchen junk drawers (yes there is more than one for heaven’s sakes), I am not so sure that the chaos accepts me ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Lena Priddy has news from Oak Ridge Baptist Church. This Sunday, the 28th, is Men’s Day. The men will be in charge of all services throughout th...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Media and Government

Dear Editor, I am forced by the “Fake News Awards” (1/17/18) to return to the unique and important relationship between media and governme...

January 21st, 2018 |  


Stokes County 4-H News

Stokes County 4-H News

Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. we will have our annual Nutrition Fair. The Stokes County 4-H Nutrition Fair’s purpose is to reach 4-H’ers...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Thank you

Thank you

Dear Editor, the Billy Darrell Moorefield family would love to extend our sincere appreciation for the care received on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 in a 91...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Wimps, pimps and immigration

Dear Editor, the immigration wimps and pimps have volleyed the immigration issue of illegals back and forth for decades; without courage and honor to ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.Mr. D...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Cold weather got you down? Enroll in the Master Gardeners’ Class offered by the Stokes and Surry County Extension offices. New classes will begi...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Homer Hicks is now at home.Helen Nelson is a patient at the University Health Care in King, NC.Claude Williamson is now at home after a stay in the Du...

January 17th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Bigger than you think

The Old Paths: Bigger than you think

The atmosphere has shifted in Walnut Cove.I’ve felt it for a while, and we talk about it often in our prayer group at church. But now others are...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

The stew to benefit Sandy Ridge Community Center was a huge success. I spoke with Lena Priddy and she said they had so many pre-orders for stew that t...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

The warmer temperatures this week prove there is light at the end of the tunnel. I never thought of 33 degrees feeling good, but after 6 degrees in th...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Betty Humphries has returned home after a stay in the Northern Surry Hospital.Ralph Gwyn has returned home after a stay in the Northern Surry Hospital...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Cook healthy in no time

Cook healthy in no time

Stop trying to lie to me. Don’t you know that at my advanced age, I can smell a lie while it is still formulating on your tongue? If you have be...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

There’s a lot of activity around Sandy Ridge this Saturday the 13th. Make plans to get out and enjoy some warmer weather.Sandy Ridge Music Assoc...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Tax return preparation

Dear Editor, income tax return preparation is available in Stokes County in addition to that listed in the January 4 issue of The Stokes News. Assista...

January 10th, 2018 |  


A veteran’s trip to Utah

Dear Editor, we had to go to Salt Lake City on family business, and drove my truck, a new Dodge Ram which has an American flag on the hood and on the ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Jeffrey Todd Gordon, age 55 of Pinnacle died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at his home. He owned and operated Gordon Auction Company and Pinnacle Farm Eq...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Happy New Year! To say that it’s cold is a bit of an understatement. But it’s January and this too shall pass. We will think about this wh...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Harry Wilson who passed away due to pnuemonia after falling and breaking his hip. His funeral services were held...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Ringin’ in the New Year!

The Old Paths: Ringin’ in the New Year!

In 1969, Johnny Mathis had a holiday hit with “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” For years, I have heard Mathis woo his crush with...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Thank you to South Stokes Volunteer Fire Dept.

Thank you to the South Stokes Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding fire departments for quickly responding to an electrical fire at our home on D...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Luke 2. “Christmas Classic” by Reverend Paul Norman Sr., Pastor First Baptist of Saura Valley (2016)Around Christmas they show what they c...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Gracie Jones has returned home after a hospital stay.Claude Williamson is a patient at the Duke Hospital. He is having a lot of health problems.Nathan...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Oak Ridge Baptist Church will have a Watchnight Service on Sunday, Dec. 31 beginning at 7 pm. Special singers from the church will be singing from 7 t...

December 27th, 2017 |  


When life is busier than usual

When life is busier than usual

“Life has a way of testing a person’s will either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once,” said ...

December 27th, 2017 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Farmers have to think like scientists in order to be successful. One of my favorite phrases that I hear often from farmers is “I believe I’...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Francisco News

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I love driving around at night to see all the Christmas lights. I was blessed to be invited to the ...

December 20th, 2017 |  


King News

King News

Emodean Nance Gatewood, May 20, 1933 - Dec. 16, 2017, 84, died Saturday, December 16, 2017. She was born May 20, 1933 in Stokes County to Willis and G...

December 20th, 2017 |  


The Old Paths: Here I Come A-Caroling

The Old Paths: Here I Come A-Caroling

Anybody else been obsessed with Christmas music this year? Yes, I have been one of those people you like to complain about—the ones who play Chr...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

JJ Johnson and his family have moved into their new home on Brown Mountain Road. Eli was decorating the Christmas tree before the furniture got moved ...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Congratulations to Andy Ferguson who received the 2017 Ruritan of the Year Award. Andrea Fitch stated “Thank you for everything you do to make o...

December 20th, 2017 |