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School Board makes unanimous decision against Common Core

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The Stokes County Board of Education met Monday evening and unanimously voted in favor of signing a resolution against the Common Core program. A portion of the resolution reads:

 

Axe attack, robbery leads to charges

Christopher Tyler Pruett, 22, of King, is facing two felony charges, armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, following an alleged robbery attempt Wednesday afternoon.King Police Chief Paula May said officers responded to a call of an assault with an axe on Bookvalley Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday where they discovered a man with extensive injuries to the face and head.“Stokes EMS was called to as...

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Pipe bomb found during traffic stop

King police officers discovered a homemade pipe bomb during a traffic stop early Thursday morning.According to police reports, Micheal Lee Hunter, 25, was stopped at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday morning by King police under suspicion of impaired driving at the intersection of Doral Drive and Big Oaks Drive in King.“During subsequent investigation by the King Police Department, a homemade pipe bomb was found in the suspect vehicle, along with other suspicious items...

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Lady Wildcats continue their shut out season

West Stokes girls soccer continue to dominate this season with 15 wins, 13 shut outs, and only one loss. Coach Chris Manley said offense has become more diverse in their attacking style and defense is playing well with the help of sophomores Anyssa Van Meter and Jordan Grubbs who have anchored their positions along with junior Jordan Moore and McKenzie Edwards.“Goalkeeper Liz Nail has made some huge saves to preserve several of our shutouts. Tori Van Meter is a very smart and...

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South’s track winning streak continues

The Sauras faced off against North Surry and Carver on April 10 in track and placed first in the men and women’s division. South Stokes men’s team raked in 105 points, North Surry 22, and Carver 11. The Lady Sauras finished with 107, Carver 40, and North Surry 37. Days later South competed in another successful meet at Appalachian State Invitational in Boone.“It was a very busy week for us; we competed three out of five days. We are continuing to see improvement i...

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Sauras clench win over Forbush

“They played top notch tonight,” said Saura Head Coach Shane Worth about South’s performance Friday against the Falcons.Forbush burst out of the gate with a two run homer in the first inning just minutes into the game and what may have rattled the Sauras earlier in the season didn’t affect their disciplined defense in the field this weekend. Third baseman Charles Finney stopped a steal attempt on the bag for an out and infielders Jordan Herron and Ross Jacks...

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Lady Wildcats fall to East Surry 13-8

East Surry edged out the Lady Wildcats Wednesday night 13-8 for the second time this season. West Stokes pitcher Abigail Worley started off strong with six quick strikeouts in the first two innings. West batted around and rose to an early five-run lead in the bottom of the second with solid singles from Leah Smith, Taylor McKinney, Morgan Manley, and Cassie Palmer.

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Lady Sauras defeat the Wildcats 3-2

The Lady Sauras earned a 3-2 win over rival West Stokes in softball.South Stokes pitcher Amber Hawkins said she believes her team is getting better with every game and they are beginning to play as a group instead of individually.South held a 1-0 lead until the fifth inning when West Stokes Chelsea Morton hit a triple. Taylor Perkins followed with a walk and Leah Smith hit a sacrificial fly to left field. Saura Ashlyn Hawkins made the catch but Morton scored tying the ga...

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