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.
Organizers for the Brandon’s Warriors fundraiser held at Southeastern Stokes middle School on Saturday was an unquestioned success.While he did not say how much was raised, organizer Ricky Brim said the community had come out in force to support the London Elementary School student, Brandon Ingram, who has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma since he was diagnosed on Nov. 28, 2011. He relapsed on June 14,2013 and is now in hospice care in Winston-Salem.
A Sunday afternoon fire ravaged an estimated 55 acres of land in the Pine Hall community according to North Carolina Forest Service Ranger Johnathan Young.He said one home was evacuated for about an hour during the blaze, which lasted from around 2:30 Sunday afternoon until after 9 p.m. Sunday evening.“There were no houses that were damaged,” said Young. “The fire departments did an excellent job of setting up and protecting the structures.”...
North Stokes varsity baseball coach Stephen Sauer said it’s been a tough pre-season for his team because the weather hasn’t been cooperative but the Vikings have used local indoor cages, parking lots, and anywhere a baseball can be thrown to get their practice in.“I have high expectations for the year. I really believe this team will improve as the season progresses. We have a difficult schedule to start and limited time to work but once we get into a consistent s...
West Stokes Lady Wildcats opened the 2014 softball season by narrowly defeating 4A Reagan High School with a score of 12-11. Junior Brea Lawson led the Lady Cats by going 3-for-4 with 3-runs scored, a triple, and 3-RBIs. She also made her first start at shortstop after spending the two previous seasons in left field.
Six athletes from North Stokes were named Northwest All-Conference and six recognized as honorable mentions. Wresting All Conference: Trinity Fain (10th), Chase Gammons (9th), Ross Lucia (10th), and Dalton Sawyers (10th). Honorable Mention: Cody Lundgrin (11th) and Hunter Moorefield (11th).Coach Nicholas Brandes said Fain’s overall record was 22-10 and he qualified number five in the Western Regional. Ninth grade Gammons had an overall record of 24-9 and qualified as a two se...
King native and West Stokes basketball coach Dan Spainhour was recently named Coach of the Year. Like many great influential coaches Spainhour is a self-proclaimed marginal athlete and got cut from every team he tried out for as a kid. Looking back, he now sees that as a blessing and said it fueled his desire to coach even more.“I’m not sure why, but I have always felt like it was my calling. From the age of 15 I knew what I wanted to do. I started coaching in the King ...
The Lady Wildcats finished their season after a defeat in the playoff game against East Davidson. The 32-49 loss came after an 11-14 season with four conference game wins.Coach John Ayers said the girls were a great group and a pleasure to coach.“They have tried to do everything we asked of them. They hustled and played hard every night. Even if they weren’t playing, they tried to encourage the ones who were,” Ayers said.The first year Wildca...
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