NEWS


John L. Hairston leaves lasting legacy

John L. Hairston leaves lasting legacy

John L. Hairston would have been 100-years-old on Monday, August 13 and although he passed away in 1993 his legacy in Stokes County still lives on.On ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Jason Alan Grubbs, age 29, male, brown hai...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Ride and Rally this Saturday

Ride and Rally this Saturday

The King Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Community Ride and Rally to benefit the American Legion, Post 290 in King this Saturday, Aug. 18 at...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Senior game winners

Senior game winners

Don Richardson and the Prima Donnas won “Best of Show” in the 2018 Yadkin Valley Games. As the winners the trio have a chance to go on and...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Pinnacle Ruritan News

The Pinnacle Ruritan Club will host a free community cookout on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Pinnacle United Methodist Church picnic shelter from 4 p.m. ...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Works by Diane Plaisted featured at Apple Gallery

Works by Diane Plaisted featured at Apple Gallery

The Stokes County Arts Council welcomes Diane Plaisted to the Apple Gallery this August. This exhibit features colorful oil paintings of local country...

August 8th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Lady Sauras fall to Phoenix
Wildcats drop season opener

Wildcats drop season opener

West Stokes men’s soccer began their 2018 season against rival East Surry on Monday. The Cardinals tallied the go-ahead goal with 14:33 left in ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Sauras welcome area teams for jamboree

Sauras welcome area teams for jamboree

South Stokes football hosted their annual jamboree on Friday evening and welcomed Elkin, McMichael, Starmount and North Stokes. Before the Sauras comp...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Vikings show improvement during scrimmages

Vikings show improvement during scrimmages

North Stokes football team had two impressive scrimmage showings against McMichael and Elkin during South Stokes Jamboree on Friday night at Keith Gor...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Stonewall Winners

Stonewall Winners

Pictured are winners of the Thursday afternoon, 9 hole Bunny Hop held weekly at Stonewall Golf. Team pictured L to R: Frankie Fant, Mark Williams, Wil...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Jason Myers wins grueling race at Bowman Gray

Jason Myers wins grueling race at Bowman Gray

Racing at Bowman Gray Stadium pushes drivers and cars to their limit. And after the checkered flag flew on Saturday, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove celebr...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Vikings bring experience to the court

Vikings bring experience to the court

North Stokes Lady Vikings will return eight players from last year’s squad that finished 6-18 and 3-7 in the Northwest 1A. They will move four s...

August 8th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


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The Old Paths: Unplugged
The Old Paths: The sacred cow of sports

The Old Paths: The sacred cow of sports

Most of us would agree that you can tell what people prioritize more highly by how they spend their time. If you see a man who used to hang out at the...

July 31st, 2018 |  


Francisco News

So…have you ever wondered why God created kudzu? It’s annoying, it’s irritating and everyone in Stokes County knows it’s plent...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

I love this time of year. I love the church homecomings, vacation Bible school, family reunions, it’s all good! Speaking of which, the Dunkley F...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. My family did the usual cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad and chocolate pie. After the ...

July 11th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Let freedom ring

The Old Paths: Let freedom ring

The only holiday week of the summer is upon us. If I get really still, I can imagine I hear the sounds of kids splashing in the pool, ice tinkling in ...

July 4th, 2018 |  


OPINION


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Sandy Ridge News
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Francisco News

Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Norman Mickey who passed away August 10th while listening to a gospel song “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven w...

August 15th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Marching to a West Stokes DrumbeatSophia Jennings noticed that the paint was peeling off of all the drums at West Stokes High School; therefore, she b...

August 15th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: The legacy of Jeff Lee

The Old Paths: The legacy of Jeff Lee

You may recall I was once the news editor of The Stokes News, but you may not recollect how I broke into the newspaper business. (We won’t count...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Global warming bites back

Dear Editor,With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the West and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the East, global warming is not just...

August 12th, 2018 |  


A new era of entrepreneurship

Dear Editor,Since its creation in 1989, the NC Rural Center has been investing in North Carolina’s rural economic backbone: our state’s sm...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Death of a nation

Dear Editor,Shocking and informative is Dinesh D’Souza’s movie: “Death of a Nation.” The movie shows the similarities of Hitle...

August 8th, 2018 |  


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