King Mayor Jack Warren joined the King Chamber of Commerce in honoring former Chamber Executive Director Deanne Moore for her service to the community at the annual Chambers membership meeting last week.Warren presented Moore with a proclamation recognizing everything she had done for the community over the years.The willingness of individuals to give of their time and talents in assisting charitable, social services, and religious organizations on behalf of our community is a significant factor in uplifting the quality of life in our community.” said Warren. “It is important for all of us to recognize our responsibilities and to follow the example of volunteerism by giving of ourselves for the betterment of all.
The Stokes County Health Department has set several outreach sessions to help local residents learn about signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.The Health Department will hold workshops throughout March to educate residents and enroll them in affordable health insurance plans before the March 31 deadline. Sessions will be held in Walnut Cove, Danbury, King and are open to the public.
On Friday, March 14, The Electric Blue Saloon in King will present their 1st Annual Country Showcase.Stokes County has a long tradition of having it’s home grown talent become national stars. From world class mandolin player Alan Bibey to country music superstar Joe Nichols, Stokes County has always been the home and inspiration of a lot of young artists and their music. Such will be the case at this year’s Country Music Showcase at Electric Blue.
A long awaited plan to extend sidewalks from downtown Walnut Cove along Main Street up to Southeastern Middle School is being held up by the need to have proper easements granted for two parcels controlled by CVS.Town Attorney Ann Rowe told the Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners Tuesday that she had gotten signatures from 12 of the 14 land owners needed to provide easements for the project, and had gotten verbal approval from the property owners of the remaining two parcels and fro...
Two information sessions have been scheduled in March to help inform local veterans of the benefits they may be entitled to.“March is the month the Department of Veteran’s Affairs recognizes female veterans,” said Veterans Service Officer Larry Hunsucker. He said there are approximately 4,200 veterans in Stokes County. “From looking at recent data it is obvious that the female veteran population in Stokes County has increased. It is safe to assume that 15 pe...
Should urban archery be allowed in the King?The City Council will hear what city residents think about the issue next month at a scheduled public hearing before making a final decision on the issue.On Monday, council members got information from state wildlife agents about the variety of ways the city could use urban archery to help manage the city’s deer population.Information provided by the city police department showed that so far this year there hav...
Due to last night’s and this morning’s winter weather two community events have postponed.The Danbury Donkey Basketball game that was scheduled for tonight, March 7, has been rescheduled for April 18, according to a member of the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department.The Feed Stokes 5k race in King, planned for Saturday, March 8, has been rescheduled for March 22.
I had to laugh when I read a post on Facebook from a Stokes County man who says he was 50 years old before he realized a piece of his bedroom furniture was not named after a designer named Chester. You know, “Chester drawers”? I can identify. I still remember the day in Mrs. Ruth Hairston’s fifth grade classroom when it hit me that my bureau was a “chest of drawers.”
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