Letters to the Editor Senior Center offers thanks
The Walnut Cove Senior Center in Stokes County would like to thank everyone that came out to our sidewalk bake sale to help support the senior center.
We would also like to say “Thank you” to those who baked and stayed to sell our baked goods.
Last but not least, a special “Thank you” for all the hard-work to support the Walnut Cove Senior Center.
Director, Walnut Cove Senio...
Fine views of warm weather stars May brings fine views of the two brightest warm weather stars, a huge star cluster for your binoculars and dozens of faint galaxies for a telescope!
Arcturus is the brilliant star shining high in the southeast at this time of year.
Well to the lower right of Arcturus, look for Saturn and Spica. Saturn is the upper of the two and you may notice, less twinkly.
Spica is the only really bright star in the longest constellation of the zodiac...
Come join us for 4-H Summer Fun As school ends, 4-H goes full force, providing great opportunities for youth in the summer to build friendships, learn, have fun, and stay busy!
The registration period for summer is May 1st-31st only! Registration cards can be picked up from the local extension office or located online at http://stokes.ces.ncsu.edu under “Youth and 4-H.”
Stokes County 4-H offers a great variety of Summer Fun programs. There really is a little something f...
You Decide: How should North Carolina fund roads? My father was born in 1922 on a farm in rural Ohio. Horses and carriages were as common as cars. When the first road was built it was tolled, meaning only those who paid the gatekeeper at the entrance to the road could use it.
This is how early roads were financed. If you used a road, you paid for it, on the spot! In economics, we call such payments user fees.
But as car ownership expanded and road usage boomed, stopping drivers at every ...
Dr. Mike Walden N.C. Cooperative ExtensionThe Stokes News
Letters to the Editor Thank you to shelter volunteers
As Chairperson of the Shelter Advisory Board, I want to thank all the people that are volunteering to go and spend their time cleaning at the Shelter. This is going to allow the Shelter to repeal the NO Adoption Ban. Thank you from the bottoms of our heart. Please make sure to contact Phil Handy and advise when you can come in. There will be a training time to show how to properly clean. Plea...
The Old Paths: Not what we used to be There’s an old saying in the church world: “I’m not what I used to be.” Christians mean it in a positive way, but when I look in the mirror these days, I can apply that same statement in a very different way. I see fine lines around the eyes, some gray streaks running through my once-brunette mane and the results of bearing five children in that formerly-size-three waistline.
Clearly, I’m not the girl I used to be.
I could say the same th...
Leslie Bray Brewer Contributing WriterThe Stokes News
May in the Garden Color Explosion — This month Mother Nature explodes with color as peonies, snowball bushes, lilacs, bearded iris and knockout roses come into bloom. The dogwood tree blossoms have been beautiful this year and the cool weather has allowed for a long blooming season for tulips and azaleas. There is plenty to do in the garden in May as springtime shifts into high gear.
Summer Vegetables — It has certainly been cool the past few weeks, but warm...
Editorial: Teen drinking is not a topic to ignore Last Thursday night a panel of knowledgeable speakers gathered at South Stokes High School to discuss the dangers of teen drinking, but they were confronted with a nearly empty room.
Only a couple of families showed up for the event sponsored by Unlimited Success, a group that works in the school system to provide drug and alcohol testing and education about substance abuse. The event last week was billed as a family conversation, and it ev...
Letters to the Editor Thanks for supporting farmer event
The Farm Service Offices in Stokes County would like to thank all the local businesses and community organizations that sponsored this year’s Farmer Appreciation event held at South Stokes High School on Thursday, April 18. Without their financial contributions this event could not be held, so please remember to buy local when purchasing items.
We would also like to thank the staff at So...
Letters to the Editor Little Folks Festival a success
The 12th annual Little Folks Festival was a super event this past Saturday. With over 225 kids in attendance, plus parents, grandparents, staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers and vendors we estimate that around 600 people came out to celebrate the national Week of the Young Child!
I would like to personally thank those that helped make this event extra special this year. This year’s festiv...
Take a moment to say thanks An image is seared in my mind of a young man with curly dark hair. He has a face that I would have never recognized in a crowd, until now.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s photo has been plastered on websites and newspapers across the world. This 19-year-old is the surviving suspect from last week’s Boston bombing. He is believed to have helped his older brother Tamerlan, now deceased, carry out the horrific act that left three dead and more than 200 wo...