Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Hilltop Baptist Church will have a 1 day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 23 from 10:30 am – 2 pm with a cookout afterwards. Kristy Lawle...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Johnny Leo Smith who passed away Thursday morning at his home on Gordy Road. The funeral service was held at Fri...

June 20th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Bitter or better?

The Old Paths: Bitter or better?

“Hot, ain’t it?” “Hot enough for ya?” “Boy, it’s hot!”If you’re breathing air in Stokes County t...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Oh, the lazy days of summer, unless you have gardens, tobacco, and/or hay, not much laziness going on around here. Please be careful in your travels a...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Pastor Jerry Manuel of Riverside Baptist Church wishes to thank all the singers for singing at their revival. He said, “God surely blessed each ...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Congratulations to all the students who have recently graduated our area high school and possibly college. If you are taking the summer off before goi...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Deborah Wall Inman of Westfield. Her battle with cancer is over. Please pray for her husband Greg and their 2 da...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

“Dad! I’m hungry!” “Nice to meet you hungry”. “Dad, I’m serious!” “I thought you were hungry?...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Questions regarding county budget

Dear Editor,Tonight is the so called “Public Hearing” on the Stokes County Budget. I’ve learned from an official source that the ...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Congratulations to all the graduates!

The future lies before all of us. Therefore, never forget the ultimate purpose of an education is Truth, in order to be prepared for the future.There ...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

We had a wonderful turn out at the Raise the Roof Breakfast last Saturday! This event netted a grand total of $2300. That’s a lot of gravy and p...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes County Line Cut-Ups and By Grace to Sandy Ridge Community Center on Saturday, June 9 at 6 pm. County Line Cut-U...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Schools will be letting out this week for the summer. Please have a safe and happy time!The Rock House Ruritan Club honored the graduates from North S...

June 6th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: The thought that counts

The Old Paths: The thought that counts

Do you think in twenty years we’ll look back and sigh nostalgically about how much simpler life was back on the old paths in 2018? In other word...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

There’s an old saying, “When you go in search of honey, you should expect to be stung by bees.” Therefore, does it stand to reason t...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Smith Chapel Baptist Church will be having revival with Brother Don Ball beginning Sunday, June 3 at 6:00 pm and Monday the 4th through Wednesday the ...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Happy Belated Birthday to Nina Whitley on May 21st!Happy Birthday to Matthew Cook and Tim Beasley.Larry Cole is a resident of Village Care in King.Joh...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Hope everyone had a great three day weekend. But I also hope you didn’t forget exactly what Memorial Day stands for and what it really means. Th...

May 30th, 2018 |  


Sad Day

Dear Editor,Tuesday, May 8 was a sad day for Stokes County. It was Primary Day and the Republicans of our county failed to nominate Ernest Lankford to...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Boy Scout Troop #465 will hold their 9th Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle and ATV Show on Saturday, May 26 with a rain date of June 2. The lo...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Francisco News

So…have you had any rain lately? Look at this way – at least it’s not lava coming down from the sky. No matter how bad things may se...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Happy belated 9th wedding anniversary to Stephen and Diane Joyce on May 16th! Congratulations!Happy Birthday to Melissa Lewis, Andy Southern, and Step...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Precious memories

The Old Paths: Precious memories

When I was a kid at our Bray family gatherings, inevitably someone would request that we go to the piano and sing some hymns. Mama would pull out the ...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


SpringFest a success

Dear Editor,The Walnut Cove Annual SpringFest was a great success on Saturday, May 19. The weather cooperated beautifully we are so thankful the ̶...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Beware of barbecue bugs

Dear Editor,What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?Folks setti...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Hurry up and wait. It’s a phrase that you hear all the time, but nothing defines it quite like farming this time of year. I have inherited my fa...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Thank you

Dear Editor,Within minutes on Friday afternoon, May 18, heavy rains resulted in flash flooding at several locations in and around the City of King. Th...

May 21st, 2018 |  


Thank you

Dear Editor,The 7th Annual House Cup Banquet was held on May 17th for Mr. Capizzani’s classes at Southeastern Stokes Middle School. The Jarvis H...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Rejecting dairy industry’s cruelty

Dear Editor,As I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

Once upon a time, Mr. Loaves and Dishes exclaimed loudly, “I just love Lulu’s Cowboy Beans”, at the restaurant here in Danbury. He a...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Happy belated birthday to Shirley & Lanny Martin!Happy 70th birthday to Barry Marshall!Hallie Hall extends sympathy to the family of one of her fr...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

If you didn’t make it to the Sandy Ridge Music Association Music Event this past Saturday, you missed out. Destination Bluegrass Band were fanta...

May 16th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman, in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu keeping him occupi...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Hope everyone had a blessed Mother’s Day. I did. I always enjoy spending time with Holly. Saturday morning, we worked at the Pancake Breakfast a...

May 16th, 2018 |  


4-H Fun Facts

4-H Fun Facts

4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. 4-H’ers are… 4x more likely to give back to their communities, 2x more li...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Community…the dictionary defines this word as a group of people who live in the same area, or the area in which they live. My definition is a gr...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Please show your support for Relay for Life of Stokes County which will be held Friday, May 11, from 6 pm to midnight at South Stokes High School. For...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

The Rock House Ruritan Club members would like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket for their annual money giveway held this past Saturday night. ...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Francisco Operations (formerly Francisco Elementary School) had their Open House last Friday. Anxious friends, neighbors, guests and candidates filed ...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

The Rock House Ruritan Club will have their annual $5,000 money giveaway this Saturday, May 5th with the meal starting at 5:30 pm. The drawing will st...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

The UMW Nightingales of Delta UMC will have a Yard, Bake and Hot Dog Sale on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 7 am. Their homecoming will be Sunday, May ...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

One plus one equals two, right? Always has and always will. We learned this fact in first grade at about age 6. You can count on that kind of math.Som...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Education concerns

Dear Editor,The future leaders of our state are in North Carolina’s public schools. Without question, everyone wants what is best for their chil...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Complicit

Dear Editor,Are we complicit–involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing, by staying silent or by allowing light sentences for wha...

April 29th, 2018 updated: April 30th, 2018. |  


Great filing season

Dear Editor,Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Forsyth Free Tax had a great filing season in Stokes County this year! At the King Public Libra...

April 29th, 2018 updated: April 30th, 2018. |  


Francisco News

April showers will bring May flowers. Let’s hope it also washes down the pollen in the air. It seems everywhere I go, everyone is sneezing and c...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Please support the blood drive to be held Saturday, April 28, from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Sandy Ridge Community Center. Contact Lena Priddy at 871-2529 if...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Speaks, Sue Williamson and Ruth Robertson spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, SC visiting Valerie and Anthony Bowman.Happy Birthday to Jacqueline ...

April 25th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: The matter of words

The Old Paths: The matter of words

Remember that old rhyme from childhood: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? We would chant that when som...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Our state is very fortunate to have two land grant universities to support our citizens, NC State University and NC A&T State University. These tw...

April 25th, 2018 |