Principled conservative

Dear Editor,I had previously met State Sen. Joyce Krawiec, but only recently have I had the opportunity to learn more about her record as an elected o...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Voting for Life

Dear Editor,It is extremely important for me to vote for elected officials who are not afraid to share their devotion to Christianity and love of God....

April 18th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

Recently someone said to me, “I bet your kids are the best cooks ever since they learned from you!” Really? Why would my kids cook anythin...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Just when you think it’s safe to turn the heat off, it’s 30 degrees again. It’s 35 degrees this morning. Didn’t bother with th...

April 18th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone - Billy GrahamA dear friend of mine celebrated her 90t...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

The vendors and the members of the Rock House Ruritan Club would like to thank everyone who attended the Vendor Day Sale last Saturday. Thank you for ...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association’s Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam was very successful this past Saturday. We had a good turn-out in spite of the gust...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Hats off to North Carolina’s lineworkers

Dear Editor,April 18 marks National Lineman Appreciation Day, and I’d like to thank our state’s lineworkers for their commitment to keepin...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Thank you!

Dear Editor,The Farm Service Offices in Stokes County would like to thank all the local businesses and community organizations that sponsored this yea...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Stokes County 4-H Update

Stokes County 4-H Update

The Embryology program is in full swing with a total of three classrooms between Pinnacle Elementary and Germanton Elementary. Students are learning a...

April 11th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

A dear friend of mine celebrated her 90th birthday last week.She was honored on Thursday with a beautiful decorated party given by family members from...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

If you haven’t, take the time to notice the flowering trees now. They are gorgeous! The dogwoods and red buds are also starting to blossom. We t...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Happy Belated Birthday to Dorothy Simmons who turned 95 years old on April 4th!Tom Tilley stayed overnight at the Baptist Hospital recently. He fell a...

April 11th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Movie meanderings

The Old Paths: Movie meanderings

Anybody been to the movies lately? Around my house, it seems as though we go in spurts. Just before Christmas, a slew of blockbuster movies come out, ...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge Music Association’s Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam is this Saturday, the 14th at The Stanley Farm. Bring your chair and plan to spend ...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Setting the facts straight

Dear Editor,This letter is being written in response to the letter “Flip the Fifth,” by Mallory Roman, of Durham, published in the April 5...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. It was such a beautiful weekend to spend time with family and friends. My sister and I visited my aunt and uncle S...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter and remembered the resurrection of Lord.Hallie Hall and Audrey Tilley have returned to their homes from the nursi...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Only a few more days until Sandy Ridge Music Association’s Inaugural Bluegrass Open Jam. Come on out to The Stanley Farm at 1121 Steele Road on ...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Loaves and Dishes

Loaves and Dishes

It is a fool who counts his chickens before they hatch, but for me, that’s nothing because I usually name them! I’ve already lost count of...

April 4th, 2018 updated: April 5th, 2018. |  


Stormy the Porn Queen

Dear Editor,Why should one believe Stormy the Porn Queen, since she prides herself in selling her immorality with smooth words, her stock in the trade...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Flip the Fifth

Dear Editor,Virginia Foxx must be removed from office. Among other issues, she’s crushing the American education—and it starts in our 5th ...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Dear Editor,The coming April Fool’s Day reminds us how the meat, egg, and dairy industries play us for fools every day.The meat industry has dev...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Call on Congress to preserve SHIIP funding

Dear Editor,An effort is underway in Congress to eliminate $47 million that goes to programs like North Carolina’s Seniors Health Insurance Info...

March 28th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

Prepare for Easter: Daily Devotions from Billy GrahamEaster is a time when we celebrate God’s love and sacrifice for us. These meditations for t...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

It sure was a beautiful snowfall on Saturday. It looked really pretty on the daffodils and forsythias, unusual but pretty. Let’s hope that’...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Only in spring in North Carolina, I have flowering cherry trees and Easter bushes in bloom in my yard with snow falling! Several trees fell causing th...

March 28th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: Springtime rambling

The Old Paths: Springtime rambling

As we drove to Walnut Cove this week for our “Taco Tuesday” fix at El Cabo, we saw piles of snow in Danbury’s ditches. “Waitin...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

You may have heard that on Saturday, March 24, Danny and Doris Shaffer, of Sandy Ridge, lost their home due to a house fire. Their home church, Mt Her...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension News

Cooperative Extension News

Purchasing and consuming locally grown foods has a lot of benefits. You get to know your neighbors and can learn a lot about agriculture and the way y...

March 27th, 2018 |  


An endorsement

Dear Editor,I am not in the habit of endorsing political candidates for office, but in this case I gladly do so. I am talking about Senator Joyce Kraw...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Adults should make a change for the better

Dear Editor,In light of all the gun violence recently, I feel it should be known that guns are inanimate objects. To fire an AR-15 assault rifle, such...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Shift towards eating healthy

Dear Editor,With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20th, first day of sprin...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Say hello to spring this week, even though as of the time of my writing this, the weather channel is also calling for snow. March is never boring. My ...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

The snow was so pretty falling Monday. I ‘m glad it left quickly and the roads were cleared fast.Sad to report that Carolina lost Sunday to Texa...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Perfect time for Mexican cornbread

Perfect time for Mexican cornbread

How often do you feel like a domestic goddess?The laundry is done, the house is clean, the food is prepared (and it tastes good too). By my own reckon...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Smith Chapel Baptist Church will have their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 10 am with lunch afterwards. Thank you, Rena Martin Bullins, for ...

March 21st, 2018 |  


4-H names new council officers

4-H names new council officers

Stokes County 4-H has chosen their new County Council Officers for the year of 2018! On March 5th, Stokes County 4-H met to vote on new County Council...

March 14th, 2018 |  


King News

King News

The month of March is half gone and daylight savings time began on March 11. Spring begins March 20, then April comes in on Easter Sunday, April 1. Ti...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Could this possibly be the last snow of the season? All those in favor, please raise your hand. Could be worse. I read some tidbits of information abo...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Betty Ann Inman who passed away March 6 at her home. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Ann Phillips and husba...

March 14th, 2018 |  


The Old Paths: What’s in a name

The Old Paths: What’s in a name

It’s that March Madness time of year again. I reckon I’m as guilty as the next sports-lover of becoming perhaps too invested in the variou...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Christy Lawless has news from Hilltop Baptist Church. On Saturday, March 31 at noon, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Special guest ...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Nearly all of us either hate or love guns

Dear Editor,Our country has always had emotionally charged, hot-button political issues. Every country does. Independence, war, slavery, civil rights,...

March 8th, 2018 |  


Francisco News

Did the wind blow you away over the weekend? It was kite weather for sure as long as you stayed away from the trees and power lines. Some of neighbors...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Nancy Reynolds News

Nancy Reynolds News

Sympathy is extended to the family of Ruth Tilley Sechrist. She had been a nursing home in Mount Airy for several years. Ruth helped us prime tobacco ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Sandy Ridge News

Sandy Ridge News

Please join us on Saturday, March 10 at 6 pm as Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes The Jones Sisters Band and Never Too Late to Sandy Ridge Commun...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Food outside my comfort zone

Food outside my comfort zone

Sheila Graham once said, “Food is the most primitive form of comfort” and after my recent trip to the Googleplex in California, I have to ...

March 7th, 2018 |  


DACA

Dear Editor,Federalist Paper #78, states: “No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” That is why amnesty...

February 28th, 2018 |  


4-H celebrates annual achievement night

4-H celebrates annual achievement night

On February 22nd, Stokes County 4-H had their annual achievement night celebrating the success of 4-H’ers during the 2017 year. We had a great a...

February 28th, 2018 |