Fire destroys mobile home in Walnut Cove Fire destroyed a mobile home in Walnut Cove last Friday, displacing a family and causing minor damage to a nearby vehicle and home.
The singlewide mobile home was located on C & B Mobile Home Park Drive off of Highway 89. The building was a total loss, but Randy Williams with the Stokes County Fire Marshal’s Office said the damage was only estimated at about $3,000 due to the age of the structure.
Heat from the fire also caused damage to ...
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Dan River Basin Association schedules scenic 9-mile float The Dan River Basin Association’s First Saturday Outing on June 1 will be a 9-mile scenic float on Dan River from Moratock Park to Hemlock Golf Course Access. Meeting at 10 a.m. at the park in Danbury (GPS 36.408055, -80.198286), participants will set the shuttle and launch at the public access point.
Boat rentals and shuttle will be available at Three Rivers Outfitters of Eden (336-627-6215, www.3-R-O.com).
Coordinator for the trip is Wi...
Stokes County man wins $100,000 with scratch-off ticket A Stokes County resident won $100,000 in the lottery after reading in his horoscope that he would see an “upturn” in his financial affairs.
Ken Johnson of King read this encouraging horoscope on Thursday then decided to try his luck Friday morning at Pete’s Grocery on Doral Drive in Tobaccoville. He bought a $4,000,000 Gold Bullion ticket but did not win anything. He purchased another scratch-off ticket and won $25. He used that money to bu...
Regional Artist Grant information session scheduled A local information session has been scheduled for the Regional Artist Project Grant, and all applicants are encouraged to attend.
The information session has been scheduled in Stokes County for Wednesday, May 22, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury. Dara Silver, director of funded partner and grant programs for The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, will be available to review the ...
Local governments plan budgets With a July 1 deadline looming near, local governments are scrambling to prepare their budgets for fiscal year 2013-14.
Several budget workshops and hearings have already been planned.
Stokes County Board of Commissioners
Earlier this year, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners held several budget goal setting sessions. The commissioners discussed the loss of revenue they face from decreasing property costs and the expected loss of...
Public Records LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed.
The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds:
BIG CREEK TOWNSHIP: Randy L. Pruitt and wife, Rhonda F. Pruitt (f/k/a Rhonda E. Fulcher), one acre more or less, to Heritage Lane ...
Stokes News offers MyOwn Apps The Stokes News is opening new doors to its advertisers, their current customers and a whole world of new ones, all with the stroke of a fingertip.
And it’s been done through MyOwn Apps, a new high-tech advertising venue that offers advertisers a way to reach on-the-go consumers looking for information fast and in the palm of their hand.
“It’s an affordable avenue that advertisers can utilize to get their word out,” said General Manager S...
West Stokes High School Class of 2013 graduates The 2013 class of West Stokes High School celebrated their graduation Saturday morning in a stadium full of family and friends.
The rain held off for the ceremony, which included speeches, musical performances, the conferring of diplomas, and even the Harlem Shake.
“I’ve watched you grow and mature into outstanding young people,” said Principal Tony George to the graduates.
Check out next week’s edition of The Stokes News for a full st...
Meadowbrook Academy graduates largest class This year Meadowbrook Academy celebrated the graduation of eight students — the largest graduating class in the school’s history.
The school held a commencement ceremony Saturday at noon. The graduation was held in the First Christian Church of King gym, and extra chairs were added to accommodate the crowd of family, friends and teachers.
A reception was held in the gym after the ceremony.
This year’s graduates include Ashley Renee Boyl...
South Stokes 2013 grads share ‘memorable’ graduation The South Stokes High School Class of 2013 graduated Friday night in a ceremony at the school.
The ceremony began on the football field but was later moved into the gym due to a storm that rolled through. Students picked up their chairs and walked through the rain to reassemble in the gym for the completion of the ceremony.
Outside, students cheered on the speakers despite the looming storm. Then inside the gym, students clapped out beats...
West Stokes High School Class of 2013 Tudor Nathanel Abbott
Andrew Michael Alexander
Taylor Marie Anders
Rachel Kayleigh Andersen
Alicia Domenica Anderson
Jeremy Bryan Antunez
Justin Thomas Badgett
Jason Aaron Barber
Christopher Alan Bartle
Tyler LeLand Beasley
Jonathan Tyler Bennett
Tyler Joseph Bennett
Orry Leland Benson
Zachary Kenneth Blanks
Matthew David Bolden
Amy Michelle Bolen
Macey McKenzie Bottoms
Meadowbrook Academy Class of 2013 Andrea Michelle Vernon
Casey Dylan Sprinkle
Kayla Renee Miller
Ashley Dale Cox
Ashley Renee Boyles
Ian Powers Dunlap
Nathaniel Kole Mabe
Cheyenne Devin Jones
Meadowbrook Academy will hold graduation Saturday, May 18 at noon at First Christian Church of King.
South Stokes High School Class of 2013 Taylor Anderson
North Stokes class of 2013 On Thursday night, North Stokes High School graduated a senior class of 102 students. The Stokes News congratulates them on their successful high school careers and wishes them a bright future. Once a Viking, Always a Viking .
A full story will appear in next week's edition of The Stokes News .
Erik Spencer Hill Staff ReporterThe Stokes News
Hotel demolition set for June 9 The date has been set for the demolition of a historic landmark in Walnut Cove. The old Dodson Hotel is to be torn down on Sunday, June 9.
Town Manager Byron Ellis said the town hopes to have the demolition take place in the early morning — around 6 or 6:30 a.m. — since part of Main Street will have to be closed.
The block of Main Street in front of the hotel will be closed down, said Ellis, in case any debris falls into the roadway. The ...
North Stokes High School Class of 2013 *Jordan Emory Amos
*+Brianna Leigh Amos
Seth Sossman Anders
Alyssa Marie Barker
Brittany Nicole Barringer
Cody Lee Bennett
*+Marlow McKinney Bollman
Jonathan Ross Bolton
Jesse Wyatt Bowen
Jordan Gregory Bullins
*+Michaela Anne Bullins
Caleb Thomas Bullock
Abigayle Maria Byerly
*+Alisha Dawn Cardwell
Matthew Tanner Chesnet
Phillip Thomas Coleman
Major Anthony Collins
*+Sean Robert Condon
Thomas Calvin Craddo...
Stokes welcomes new livestock agent For a few years now the county has been without a livestock agent, but that changed with the arrival of Chris Jeffcoat.
Jeffcoat is the new livestock agent for the Stokes and Forsyth county branches of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. He will be housed in the Stokes County office but will split his time equally between the two counties, which are sharing the obligation for his salary. Jeffcoat began his new role on May 1.
He has a Bachelor...
UPDATED: Stokes Early College graduates first class Thursday morning, May 9, was a historic one in Stokes County. The first graduating class of the Stokes Early College High School crossed the stage at Calvary Baptist Church in King to receive diplomas.
There were 27 high school graduates, 25 of whom were poised to also receive associate degrees from Forsyth Technical Community College that same night.
“We’ve been called trailblazers, because we did something no one else wanted to do,” dec...
Leslie Bray Brewer Contributing WriterThe Stokes News
Habitat home dedicated in Pinnacle May 5th dawned cold and overcast, but the weather could not dampen the spirits of those gathered at a new house on White Rock Road in Pinnacle.
Folks were gathered there for the dedication of the latest Stokes County Habitat for Humanity home, the new residence of Jennifer Sneed and sons Jacob, 8, and Preston, 12. Sneed grew up in King and will now live in nearby Pinnacle.
While it is nice to have a new home, Sneed told everyone what mean...
Capizzani fosters excellence with House Cup program The gym at Southeastern Stokes Middle School was transformed into a banquet hall on May 9th as students gathered with their house teams to celebrate their achievements over the year. The room was decked out in bright colors and kids made speeches and led cheers while sharing a meal.
It looked like a scene from Harry Potter, and that was kind of the point.
Mike Capizzani, an 11-year teacher at Southeastern Stokes Middle School, is well kno...
Break-ins lead to arrests, manhunt Quick work by Stokes County deputies led to the arrest of three alleged burglars last week after a house in Germanton was broken into. One suspect was the subject of a manhunt but was quickly located by officers.
The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 8, deputies were dispatched to a residential alarm call at 3662 S. Friendship Road in the Germanton area. Sgt. Dewey White, a 26-year veteran of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Off...
Shooting suspects located in Georgia Two Walnut Cove residents wanted on shooting charges were located in Georgia and extradited back to Stokes County under $1 million bonds.
Earlier this month, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that officers were looking for Joshua Cornelius Hairston, 27, and Casey Renee Myers, 25, both of 1030 Sandy’s Play School Road, Walnut Cove, after it was reported that they shot at an occupied vehicle.
On May 7, Myers and Hairston...