Our History

For more than 130 years, The Stokes News and its predecessors have served the people of Stokes County as their primary source of news, as well as a guide to satisfy the community’s appetite for goods and services through advertising of local merchants. The Stokes News traces its heritage to the Danbury Reporter, established by John Pepper in 1872, and the King Times, established in 1961 by John T. Wall and William E. Warren and shortly thereafter merging with The Pilot Mountain News to become The King Times News. Ownership of the newspapers changed over the years, and the two papers merged in 2002 to form The Stokes News, providing countywide news coverage in one publication.

Our Products

Our goal of giving readers a balanced and fair account of what goes on in this community and elsewhere in the world will never change, while the means through which we deliver your community news and information has expanded rapidly. Today, our community members can take their news in print once a week, through e-mail daily, online at www.thestokesnews.comĀ and by using their mobileĀ app anytime, as well as through live streaming broadcasts from locations around town. We reach more than 30,000 community members across these various products.

Our Mission

The Stokes News seeks to provide the news the community needs, reported faithfully and fully, with respect for all and favor to none. We strive to be authoritative and insightful, to inform and to delight.

To accomplish this mission, we set for ourselves the following goals:

  • To be the indispensable, timely source of information and community coverage, examining all subjects that impact readers.
  • To provide community members with information relevant to their daily lives.
  • To raise issues aggressively and constructively in matters of public interest.
  • To reflect the diversity of our community’s people.
  • To ensure that the right information, reaches the right audience, at the time they want it using the wide variety of formats available to us.

Your News

Our news and information products have our name on it, however we want you to think of it as yours, too. Use it, enjoy it, and let us know how we can make it better. We are always eager to hear from you.

You may reach The Stokes News by phone at 591-8191, by e-mail at adodson@thestokesnews.com or on the Web at www.thestokesnews.com.