Truth about the media? Friend of the people

In February of 2017, President Donald Trump issued one of his infamous tweets, calling the American media “the enemy of the American people.R...

August 16th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Community Tent Revival has been underway since Sunday, August 12. Join them on Thursday and Friday night at 7:30. Rev. Jesse Butcher will ...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

When the Our Communities of NW Stokes started planning our first Francisco FarmFest, we knew we had something special. It was a way to bring the commu...

August 15th, 2018 |  


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 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Thoughts of autumn and preparing for it – As you round up garden residue and haul it to the bin or pile for a new patch, you can also prepare ro...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys and The Shelton Brothers on Saturday, August 11, beginning at 6 ...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Ruby Marshall fell and broke her leg in two places. She is in the Baptist Hospital.Happy Birthday this week to Sandy Jones and Charles “Chuck...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Plans are full speed ahead for the 3rd Annual Francisco FarmFest scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at the former Francisco Elementary School Playgr...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Couple celebrates 61st wedding anniversary

Couple celebrates 61st wedding anniversary

John and Betty Baker are celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary on August 9. Born and raised in King, they were married in 1957 and enjoy a loving...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Johnson’s celebrate 68 years of marriage

Johnson’s celebrate 68 years of marriage

Sam and Mozelle Johnson celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary July 29, 2018 with family and friends. Their children are Wanda Wood, son-in-law the...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

As the summer days keep rolling on, most people are still focused on keeping their vegetable garden producing, especially with the recent rains throug...

August 1st, 2018 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

The roses of midsummer are still beautiful – The roses of midsummer are still a beautiful display of color, even in the heat of August and sever...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys and The Shelton Brothers on Saturday, August 11 beginning at 6 p...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys and The Shelton Brothers on Saturday, August 11 beginning at 6 p...

August 1st, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Audrey Marshall who passed away July 24th at Priddy Manor Assisted Living in King. She is survived by her f...

August 1st, 2018 |  


King News

King News

For those who do not know, I have been in the hospital for two times since May 19, first I fell and had to have hip surgery. Second I was put in on Su...

August 1st, 2018 |  


More of the same

Dear Editor,For a year and a half, the party that dominates Washington has had a death grip on two of the three branches of the federal government. Th...

August 1st, 2018 |  


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 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

iny hints of autumn as July comes to an end - The hotties of Dog Days still have a few weeks remaining. Autumn is less than two months away but alread...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Isaiah Johnson, age 23, called the singing waiter, will be performing on Sunday, July 29, at 6 pm at Riverside Baptist Church located on Amostown Road...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

The Double Creek Fire Department will have their annual car show on July 28th with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Food will be available. The fire d...

July 25th, 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 |  


Marion James leaves behind a lasting legacy

Dear Editor,I wanted to write a few words to commemorate the end of an era, and to pay respect to an honorable man, Mr. Marion James, who recently pas...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Rights and solutions

Dear Editor,We just finished celebrating America’s Declaration of Independence, which materialized from our founder’s belief in the suprem...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Cattle, horses, goats, and sheep are truly amazing animals. They take grasses and other plants that most animals can’t digest and provide us wit...

July 24th, 2018 |  


Tatum celebrates 100th Birthday

Tatum celebrates 100th Birthday

Clara Kellum Tatum, from Walnut Cove, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 17th, 2018. She was born and raised in Madison, NC. Ms. Clara attends Mt. ...

July 23rd, 2018 |  


Guided by The Pilot, for 50 years

Guided by The Pilot, for 50 years

I had made it to The Pilot. A tall, wooden, rickety, white wooden staircase clung to a side of the big rock. I so wanted to follow the men up the stai...

July 22nd, 2018 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

The early song of autumn from katydids - The katydids are now singing their crispy songs and their song heralds the hint of autumn even though we are ...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Riverside Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will begin Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 nightly. The theme for this year i...

July 18th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Unplugged

The Old Paths: Unplugged

My little boy said to me last week, “You know, Mom, when people say that money doesn’t grow on trees, they’re wrong.” When I q...

July 18th, 2018 updated: July 18th, 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 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Richard Crump who passed away Saturday. He is the father of Dickie Crump who runs the Sandwich Shop in Pilot Mou...

July 18th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

I want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, and thoughts while and after surgery. I will never be able to repay for all your help, and will cont...

July 18th, 2018 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

The slick, shiny, beauty of the begonias – The thick shiny leaves of begonias with their tiny red, pink, and white flowers are very unusual and ...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Brother Noah Frye will hold a revival at Hilltop Baptist Church (Beasley School Road) beginning Sunday, July 8 through Thursday, July 12. Revival begi...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Chad Goins is in very serious condition with heart problems in the hospital. Please pray for him and his family.Claude Williamson is at home after hav...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

Today’s article might be a little food-nerdy. If you aren’t into it, I’m sure there is something enticing in the column to the right...

July 11th, 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 |  


King News

King News

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July 11th, 2018 |  


State budget update

State budget update

The General Assembly convened the Short Session on May 16. Last year, during the Long Session, the General Assembly passed the State Budget to fund th...

July 4th, 2018 |  


North Central District Activity Day – 4-H Presentations

North Central District Activity Day – 4-H Presentations

Stokes County 4-H was well represented at the 2018 North Central District Activity Day, where 4-H’ers showed their public speaking skills by com...

July 4th, 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 |  


Thank you

Dear Editor, in May 2017 a tornado came through YMCA Camp Road. After the damage, there was a lot of cleanup and repairs to be made. Windows were blow...

July 4th, 2018 |  


The Garden Plot

The Garden Plot

Harvesting the crop of Irish potatoes – The potato crop planted in mid-March should be ready to harvest. There’s an old saying that Irish ...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

After a week of dipping my toes in the sand, I can attest to why we use salt to cure foods. The cure for anything, food or not, is salt water, sun and...

June 27th, 2018 |