South Stokes recognizes seniors on Awards Day

Rotary of the E-Club Global Trekkers - Vela ReidStokes County Retired School Personnel Scholarship - Abigail QuesenberryO’Dell T. Neal Scholarsh...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Champion for Children Award recipients honored

Champion for Children Award recipients honored

The Stokes Partnership for Children annual meeting was held on June 12 at Palmyra Methodist Church in Germanton. About 55 key stakeholders of the orga...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Poplar leaves turning brown

Have you noticed the yellow poplar leaves turning brown this summer? The yellow poplar weevil has affected trees all over Stokes County this spring. T...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Ride for Readers a success

The Northwestern Regional Library sponsored the seventh annual Freeborne’s Ride for Readers on June 9. More than $6,500 was raised that will hel...

June 20th, 2018 |  


LifeBrite files for dismissal of counterclaim against Blue Cross Blue Shield

LifeBrite files for dismissal of counterclaim against Blue Cross Blue Shield

LifeBrite Hospital Group of Stokes filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on June 6 and said the...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Fire ruled accidental

Fire ruled accidental

The owner of a downtown building in Mount Airy gutted by fire early Monday was philosophical in his reaction the next day.“We had plans, but God...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Summer Reading kicks off at the Walnut Cove Public Library

When students take a break from the classroom for summer, make sure reading is on the list of fun things to do. The 2018 Summer Reading Program at the...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Dearmin selected to participate in the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute

King resident and educator Kris Dearmin has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress’ Sum...

June 20th, 2018 |  


What’s the best SPF?

What’s the best SPF?

Tank tops, shorts, sundresses and bikinis – however you choose to brave summer’s blistering temps, make sure you play it safe with all tha...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Hanging Rock State Park hosts Beach Party and Bonfire July 1

Hanging Rock State Park hosts Beach Party and Bonfire July 1

Hanging Rock State Park will be the scene of a beach party and bonfire on Sunday, July 1 to start the celebration of the birth of America. Members of ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


County commissioners, school board discuss school funding

Teacher supplements, student enrollment decline, and a possible tax increase were topics discussed in a joint meeting held with Stokes County commissi...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Flag retirement ceremony held in Walnut Cove

Flag retirement ceremony held in Walnut Cove

Dozens of tattered American flags were solemnly retired as patriotic music played in the background Saturday afternoon in Walnut Cove at Lions Park.Ve...

June 20th, 2018 |  


School board filing continues

Adrian Ramsey of King filed to run for a seat on the Stokes County Board of Education in the November elections. She joins incumbent Patricia Messick ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


New principals named throughout the county

New principals named throughout the county

The Stokes County Board of Education recently announced the new principals for the 2018-19 school year: Meredith Holmes (King Elementary), Lisa Moore ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Kevin Franklin Johnson, 48, brown hair, ha...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

Suspension of Forbush Coach Kenan James changed to without pay status Tuesday morning

A Forbush High School coach has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate communication with a student.“Toward the end of the school...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Cromer judge seat axed in budget

Recent judicial redistricting, along with moves to cut what a General Assembly committee decided was unnecessary spending, will leave Surry and Stokes...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Chad Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Chad Tucker reflects on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is bittersweet for Fox8 news anchor and Stokes County native Chad Tucker. He lost his father at seven-months-old when he was tragic...

June 13th, 2018 |  


South Stokes students inducted into National Honor Society

South Stokes students inducted into National Honor Society

Twenty-four students from South Stokes High School were recently inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the schoo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


West Stokes seniors graduate

West Stokes seniors graduate

Family and friends filled the football stadium at West Stokes High School Saturday morning to commemorate this year’s 2018 graduation.Principal ...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Meadowbrook graduates 18

Meadowbrook graduates 18

Meadowbrook Academy graduated 18 students on Saturday afternoon at First Christian Church in King.Principal David Hicks told the young adults they ear...

June 13th, 2018 |  


UNCSA Summer Strings concerts return to Stokes

UNCSA Summer Strings concerts return to Stokes

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Music School will present two free concerts by the Summer Strings chamber ensemble at The A...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Martin celebrates 100th birthday

Martin celebrates 100th birthday

Treva Martin recently celebrated her 100th birthday on June 10. She was born in Forsyth County and grew up in Walkertown. Martin is the youngest of si...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Pilot Lodge hosts open house

Pilot Lodge hosts open house

Pilot Lodge #493, A.F. & A.M. will hold an open house on Saturday, June 16, from 2-5 p.m. Pilot Lodge is located at 122 Veterans Drive in Pilot Mo...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Eileen Wilhem featured in Apple Gallery

Eileen Wilhem featured in Apple Gallery

The Stokes County Arts Council is featuring the artwork of Eileen Wilhem during the month of June in the Apple Gallery, 500 Main Street, Danbury.Eilee...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Downtown Walnut Cove dealing with water main break

Downtown Walnut Cove dealing with water main break

A portion of Walnut Cove residents in the downtown area woke up to find they had no water on Monday morning.Town Manager Kim Greenwood said a water ma...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Sauras celebrate graduation

Sauras celebrate graduation

South Stokes honored and gradated 115 students on Friday night with 28 of them walking across the stage with honors. The 2018 class earned $4.2 millio...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Class of 2018 graduate from North Stokes

Class of 2018 graduate from North Stokes

North Stokes was the first of four graduations held throughout the county on Thursday evening. The graduating class earned $1.3 million in scholarship...

June 11th, 2018 |  


School board discusses cords worn at graduation

School board discusses cords worn at graduation

Stokes County Superintendent Dr. Brad Rice made the decision on Monday night to allow South and North Stokes FFA (Future Farmers of America) club memb...

June 6th, 2018 updated: June 6th, 2018. |  


School board filing begins

School board filing begins

David Burge will be running for school board in the November elections.He joins Patricia Messick, who filed for re-election on Monday.Three seats curr...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Meet Me on Main draws a crowd

Meet Me on Main draws a crowd

Jim Mitchell with Mitchell’s Nursery in King displayed a variety of plants and flowers on Saturday.King Mayor Jack Warren stopped for a conversa...

June 6th, 2018 |  


City of King budget passes 3-1

City of King budget passes 3-1

The King City Council held its regular meeting on Monday evening, June 4, with the primary business being the public hearing and consideration of the ...

June 6th, 2018 |  


The Arts Place of Stokes to host Grammy award winning musicians

The Arts Place of Stokes to host Grammy award winning musicians

Two-time Grammy award winners, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary fol...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Local student earns more than $1 million in scholarships

Local student earns more than $1 million in scholarships

Trazon Mitchell recently graduated from Stokes Early College High School with a 4.7 grade point average, two associate degrees and an impressive $1,05...

June 5th, 2018 |  


NWRL host annual Ride for Readers

The Northwestern Regional Library will host the seventh annual Ride for Readers on Saturday, June 9. All proceeds from the Freeborne’s Ride for ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Teen escapes brush with power line

Yard work took a dangerous turn on Friday when a power line broke and fell, striking a youth on the head and shoulder.“He’s lucky,” ...

June 4th, 2018 |  


2018 N.C. AgVentures Grant winners

At a century-old farm in Stokes County, a grower plans to make chips from tomatoes that otherwise would be wasted. A couple from Kenly will build an a...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


McDavid receives 2018 Nelson Cup Award

McDavid receives 2018 Nelson Cup Award

Former King resident and graduate of West Stokes High School Kaylee McDavid was awarded the 2018 Nelson Cup Award on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the comme...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Retired School Personnel awards 2018 scholarships

Retired School Personnel awards 2018 scholarships

The Stokes County Retired School Personnel awarded its 2018 SCRSP Scholarships to North Stokes High School senior Emma Gilley and to South Stokes High...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


NC Department of Agriculture to treat gypsy moth infestation

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will soon start treating for gypsy moth infestations in several areas across North Carolina. ...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Universal Healthcare receives award

Universal Healthcare receives award

Universal Healthcare of King was recently chosen as the recipient of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for being in the top 11 percent in the cou...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Town of Danbury remembers 54th Governor of North Carolina

Town of Danbury remembers 54th Governor of North Carolina

Stokes County has been home to several prominent businessmen, educators and lawyers who began their careers from humble beginnings.Thomas W. Bickett, ...

May 31st, 2018 |  


County’s proposed budget presented

County’s proposed budget presented

On Tuesday evening, Interim County Manager Jake Oakley presented a $49,042,299 budget to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners.Oakley said the guid...

May 30th, 2018 |  


South Stokes students chosen to attend Wake Day

South Stokes students chosen to attend Wake Day

Ten South Stokes High School students recently attended STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Wake Day at Wake Forest University. Mo...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Citizens impacted by N.C.’s coal ash crisis boycott public meeting by Department of Environmental Quality

Citizens impacted by N.C.’s coal ash crisis boycott public meeting by Department of Environmental Quality

Members of a statewide coalition who have been advocating for years for proper cleanup and disposal of massive coal ash ponds around the state announc...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Weight-loss surgery is a commitment, not a quick fix

Weight-loss surgery is a commitment, not a quick fix

Contrary to widespread belief, weight-loss surgery is not a quick way to effortlessly shed pounds. Having a gastric bypass or vertical sleeve procedur...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Memorial Day events remember those lost

Memorial Day events remember those lost

“For those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, they did it first for the brother and sister beside them, their brothers and sisters at home. ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Walnut Cove proposed budget outlined

Town Manager Kim Greenwood presented a recommended budget for Walnut Cove’s fiscal year 2018-2019 and it contains no tax increase and maintains ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Principal Hicks receives awards

Principal Hicks receives awards

Meadowbrook Academy’s principal David Hicks was the recipient of two prestigious awards while attending the North Carolina Association of School...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Mitchell’s Nursery receives 2018 Torch Award

Mitchell’s Nursery receives 2018 Torch Award

Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse in King is the recipient of the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics in the 1-10 employee category through the Better B...

May 29th, 2018 |