Weekend of music at Arts Place of Stokes

Weekend of music at Arts Place of Stokes

Bluegrass takes centerstage at The Arts Place on Saturday, August 18 with a performance by triad natives None of The Above.None Of The Above features ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

Fourteen graduate from Surry Basic Law Enforcement

Fourteen students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.The program graduation was held June ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Stokes County Schools Open House schedule

North Stokes High SchoolFreshman Academy, Aug. 21, 1 p.m.Open House (all grades), Aug. 21, 5 – 7 p.m.South Stokes High SchoolFreshman Orientatio...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Celebration of Public Education Stokes and Surry Counties

Calling all Stokes and Surry County Schools employees! You are invited to a special celebration of your dedication to our children, hosted by NC Senat...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Foxx visits local company to highlight skills gap

Foxx visits local company to highlight skills gap

Rep. Virginia Foxx visited Altec Inc. to emphasize the need to fill high-skilled jobs required for modern manufacturing.There not only is a demand for...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Dixon holds book signing in Walnut Cove

Dixon holds book signing in Walnut Cove

Author Kim Dixon recently held a book signing at the Walnut Cove Library for her newest book titled, Can These Bones Live Again? It was released in Ap...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Stokes County Association of Educators endorse candidates

The Stokes County Association of Educators (SCAE), comprised of educators, support staff, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and custodians have endorsed ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Groups mingle with nature at farm

Groups mingle with nature at farm

A non-profit, experimental learning facility now in its fourth year of highlighting sustainable food production and environmental stewardship is seeki...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Al Gore stops in Stokes County

Al Gore stops in Stokes County

The fellowship hall of Rising Star Baptist Church in Walnut Cove erupted in applause as former vice president Al Gore and Rev. William Barber II, walk...

August 15th, 2018 |  


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 |  


The 2018 “Transformation” Northwestern Regional Library Traveling Photography Exhibit will be on display at the Mount Airy Public Library ...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Animal adoption center moving forward

Animal adoption center moving forward

The long awaited animal adoption center planned in the Meadows community is close to becoming a reality and is expected to be complete within the next...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Attempted traffic stop turns into chase, two men still at large

Attempted traffic stop turns into chase, two men still at large

Two men are still at large after an attempted traffic stop turned into a chase ending in Surry County last Thursday, according to a news release from ...

August 8th, 2018 updated: August 8th, 2018. |  


Need for child advocates still exist in Stokes County

Need for child advocates still exist in Stokes County

We are looking for a few good men and women. The Guardian ad Litem program is in need of volunteers who have a heart for children and want to advocate...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Gentry named new EMS director

Gentry named new EMS director

The new emergency services director and emergency management coordinator for Stokes County is a familiar face to many.Stokes native Brandon Gentry beg...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Nagging is not an option

Nagging is not an option

When it comes to seeing a doctor, many men are notorious avoiders. Many of us have seen it ourselves and there are reports that men are 24 percent les...

August 7th, 2018 updated: August 8th, 2018. |  


Welding classes include one for women

Welding classes include one for women

Surry Community College will have a number of welding classes starting starting later this month. Each focuses on different techniques and includes a ...

August 7th, 2018 |  


Hanging Rock General Store holds grand opening

Hanging Rock General Store holds grand opening

Roberta Savercool and husband Tony Shelton, a native of Stokes County, bought the longtime vacant building located at 3500 Moores Spring Road in Westf...

August 6th, 2018 |  


4-H’er attends Electric Congress

4-H’er attends Electric Congress

A 4-H’er from Stokes County attended the 71st annual 4-H Electric Congress July 10-12 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. An estimat...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Theatre taking center stage at The Arts Place

The Stokes County Arts Council is presenting two theatre productions, Quilters and John Wayne – His Life and Legend, this August at The Arts Pla...

August 1st, 2018 |  


West Stokes alma mater played at Mount Rushmore

West Stokes alma mater played at Mount Rushmore

In June, longtime Rural Hall musician Rodney Money logged onto his computer and in a Facebook forum began discussing how a cylindrical brass ensemble ...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Brown files for school board

Brown files for school board

King resident Allen Brown filed to run for a seat on the Stokes County Board of Education in the November elections before the July 27 deadline. Allen...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Walnut Cove Public Library backpack giveaway

Walnut Cove Public Library is giving away 12 backpacks with school supplies for kindergarten through fifth grade. There will be two backpacks per grad...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Principal of the Year

Principal of the Year

South Stokes Principal Johnna Cheek has been named Stokes County Principal of the Year, a recognition voted upon by administrators in the district. Th...

August 1st, 2018 updated: August 1st, 2018. |  


Celebrating Courage: Honoring the Life of John L. Hairston and the London Lions

In 1968, John L. Hairston led the integration of the Stokes County School system and continued on as the principal of London School until his retireme...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Gregory Jay Francis, 56, brown hair, brown...

July 31st, 2018 updated: August 1st, 2018. |  


Suspects still at large after chase in King early Monday morning

Early Monday morning King Police officers were informed of a break-in into an outbuilding and stolen items on Gunnell Road in Stokes County. The suspe...

July 30th, 2018 |  


Former sheriff’s deputy arrested

Former sheriff’s deputy arrested

King Police officers obtained an arrest warrant against Kevin Dale Faircloth, 47-years-old, on Saturday, July 28 for impersonating a police officer. F...

July 30th, 2018 |  


Money raised for a good cause

Money raised for a good cause

King Masonic Lodge #722 and King Eastern Star Chapter #328 have been working together since 1963 to help the community. In their latest joint venture,...

July 27th, 2018 |  


Day camps provide summer fun for kids

Day camps provide summer fun for kids

Summer is in full swing and a multitude of day camps available to Stokes students are here to diminish screen time and encourage peer interaction and ...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers give back

Members from the Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers delivered dictionaries and thesauruses to 140 graduating 5th graders at Pine Hall, Germanton, Walnut...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Putting people first

Novant Health is adding a fresh new strategy in the fight against the opioid epidemic by changing the everyday language used in the description of pat...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Arrests in Stokes

Arrests in Stokes

Christopher Mack Johnston, 26, of 3222 Creasy Chapel Road in Stuart, Virginia, was charged with possession with felony intent to manufacture, sell and...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Free screening of “The 5th Quarter” at The Arts Place

Free screening of “The 5th Quarter” at The Arts Place

The Stokes County Arts Council presents The 5th Quarter in their Films of the Piedmont Triad Series this Saturday, July 28, at The Arts Place of Stoke...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Chad Allen Barringer, 42-years-old, brown ...

July 24th, 2018 |  


D.D. Adams stops in Stokes

D.D. Adams stops in Stokes

A handful of Stokes County residents gathered at a picnic shelter with D.D. Adams, the Democratic candidate for North Carolina’s Fifth Congressi...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Donate a backpack for a child in need and join the YMCA for $0

Now through August 15, new members can join the Y for a $0 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. The Stokes Family YMCA is collecting backpacks...

July 24th, 2018 |  


The lowdown on high heels

The lowdown on high heels

The list of problems wearing high heels too often can cause is nearly two feet long:Toe deformities such as bunions, bunionettes of the “pinky&#...

July 21st, 2018 |  


Blue Cross NC to invest $2 million in housing and health initiatives through NCCAA

An estimated 655,131 North Carolina households are living in poverty, and subsequently in potentially unsafe living conditions. It goes without saying...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Eric Aft appointed Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest Food Bank

Eric Aft appointed Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest Food Bank

Eric A. Aft has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, the region’s lead agency and adv...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Cherry Orchard Theatre marks 20th season

Cherry Orchard Theatre marks 20th season

The Cherry Orchard Theatre in Ararat, Virginia, will begin it’s month-long 20th season on Aug. 3 on an outdoor stage in the middle of the orchar...

July 20th, 2018 |  


School donations needed

School donations needed

WFMY News 2 has teamed up with Walmart at 204 Ingram Drive in King to raise donations for school supplies. All donations placed in the Tools for Schoo...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Stokes native serves with U.S. Navy

Stokes native serves with U.S. Navy

A Stokes County native and 2009 West Stokes High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy forward-deployed in Japan aboard USS Germantown.Seaman Ro...

July 19th, 2018 |  


North Stokes student receives M.L. King Jr. Scholarship from the N.C. Association of Educators

North Stokes student receives M.L. King Jr. Scholarship from the N.C. Association of Educators

Emma Gilley, a recent graduate of North Stokes High School, is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina As...

July 19th, 2018 |  


Summer library programs fun for all!

Summer library programs fun for all!

The Walnut Cove Public Library hosted a fun-filled Mad Science program on Monday morning at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.Children learned about chemical...

July 18th, 2018 |