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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


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. |  


Local woman loses weight, gains confidence

Local woman loses weight, gains confidence

Maggie Nicholson visited Spark Fitness and Performance Center in King after winning a social media contest for a free month membership. She entered th...

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


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


School board eliminates positions

Stokes County School Board discussed the grim reality of cuts after local funding came in $1,229,237 less than requested for the 2018-19 school year.S...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Town of Walnut Cove funds remaining costs of ESOM project

Town of Walnut Cove funds remaining costs of ESOM project

East Stokes Outreach Ministry in Walnut Cove was dealt a devastating blow when the exterior of their longstanding building began to show signs of dete...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Two more file to run for school board

Two more file to run for school board

Katie Tedder of King and Dwayne Bryant of Madison filed to run for a seat on the Stokes County Board of Education in the November elections. The two j...

July 18th, 2018 |  


Arrests in Stokes

Arrests in Stokes

Ronnie Lynn Rominger, 70, of 1050 Lowry View Drive in Pinnacle, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on July 4.Rhonda Michelle Easter, 48, of...

July 18th, 2018 |  


‘Urgent call’ for blood issued

‘Urgent call’ for blood issued

Fireworks, hot dogs and parades were plentiful during the recent Independence Day period, but the same can’t be said for blood donations —...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Oakley named new county manager

Oakley named new county manager

Stokes County commissioners approved a replacement for retiring county manager Rick Morris on June 25.Jake Oakley, who has served as interim manager s...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Judge Gretchen Hollar Kirkman files for District Court Judge

Judge Gretchen Hollar Kirkman files for District Court Judge

Judge Gretchen Hollar Kirkman has filed with the N.C. Board of Elections as a candidate for her seat for District Court Judge. She is one of four dist...

July 11th, 2018 updated: July 11th, 2018. |  


City of King Water Treatment Plant recognized at monthly meeting

City of King Water Treatment Plant recognized at monthly meeting

The King City Council held its regular meeting the first of the month and welcomed Stokes County Economic Development Director Will Carter, who introd...

July 10th, 2018 |  


New principal named at Walnut Cove Elementary

New principal named at Walnut Cove Elementary

Stokes County School Board announced on Monday Chris Bottoms will be the new principal at Walnut Cove Elementary.Bottoms began his teaching career in ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Children removed from drug home in King

Children removed from drug home in King

King Police executed a search warrant at 113 Whispering Pines Lane in King on July 5 stemming from an investigation of a reported assault, larceny and...

July 9th, 2018 |  


Congressional Candidate DD Adams wants local farmers to speak up

Congressional Candidate DD Adams wants local farmers to speak up

Winston-Salem City Councilwoman DD Adams will host a Farmers’ Forum on July 18, at 6:30 p.m. in King Central Park.Adams, the Democratic candidat...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Free breakfast and lunches for children throughout the summer

Free breakfast and lunches for children throughout the summer

Free healthy breakfast and lunch options are available for children under 18-years-old through August 24.“We have offered regular feeding sites ...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Carter settling into new position as economic development director

Carter settling into new position as economic development director

Economic Development Director Will Carter knows Stokes County well and is looking forward to promoting all it has to offer.The economic development di...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Curt Anthony Carpenter, 46-years-old, brow...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Fourth of July beach party draws a crowd

Fourth of July beach party draws a crowd

Folks at Hanging Rock State Park celebrated the Fourth of July a little early on Sunday evening with a beach party filled with food, toe-tapping music...

July 3rd, 2018 updated: July 3rd, 2018. |  


Couple arrested on larceny charges, man assaults officer

Couple arrested on larceny charges, man assaults officer

Michael Soffera, 31, and Toni Webb, 29, were arrested by the King Police Department and charged with two counts of felony larceny on Friday, June 22.K...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Hanging Rock stocked with additional fish this year

Hanging Rock stocked with additional fish this year

Anglers around the county will be pleased to hear Hanging Rock State Park’s lake received a stock of 1,500 brown trout in late May, in addition ...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Lavender farm hosts public harvest

Lavender farm hosts public harvest

Frogholler Lavender Farm recently held their first public harvest of fresh cut lavender and invited the community to enjoy a day on their sprawling 18...

June 27th, 2018 |  


School board filing continues

School board filing continues

Mike Rogers of Walnut Cove filed to run for a seat on the Stokes County Board of Education in the November elections. He joins incumbent Patricia Mess...

June 27th, 2018 |  


Stokes Arts offering kids summer art camps

Stokes Arts offering kids summer art camps

The Stokes County Arts Council is hoping to encourage young artists this summer through a variety of day camps for kids ages 6 through 18.A Kids Story...

June 26th, 2018 |  


Veteran prosecutor Tom Langan files for judge

Veteran prosecutor Tom Langan files for judge

Longtime Assistant District Attorney Tom Langan filed with the N.C. Board of Elections as a candidate for District Court Judge on Monday. Langan has s...

June 23rd, 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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |