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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Stokes Soil and Water holds annual awards banquet

Stokes Soil and Water holds annual awards banquet

The Stokes Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual Awards Banquet at the new Pine Hall Community Campus on Tuesday, May 22. At the banque...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Thousands mourn trooper’s death

Thousands mourn trooper’s death

The atmosphere was one of somber respect as family, friends, law enforcement, government officials and the community gathered Friday to say their fina...

May 27th, 2018 |  


Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell funeral homes fined, licenses suspended

Howell Funeral Service and Howell Funeral Services of Pilot Mountain (doing business as Howell-Nelson Funeral Service and Crematory) have been charged...

May 27th, 2018 |  


SpringFest offers family fun for all

SpringFest offers family fun for all

The Town of Walnut Cove and the Walnut Cove Small Town Main Street Committee celebrated Walnut Cove’s fifth annual Springfest on Saturday mornin...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


LifeBrite Community Hospital will no longer be in Blue Cross NC network

LifeBrite Community Hospital will no longer be in Blue Cross NC network

Effective August 21, LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes will no longer be in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (Blue Cross ...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


East Stokes Outreach Ministry completes exterior brick project

East Stokes Outreach Ministry completes exterior brick project

East Stokes Outreach Ministry assisted 321 families throughout the month of April, according to director Marchelle Brown.The nonprofit organization he...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Wanted in Stokes

Wanted in Stokes

Stokes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals:Joseph Michael Baxley, 38-years-old, white...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


District Teacher of the Year named

District Teacher of the Year named

South Stokes High School’s Shiela Patterson has been named Stokes County Teacher of the Year.Dr. Brad Rice, Stokes County Superintendent, and sc...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Trooper dies in crash on I-77

Trooper dies in crash on I-77

A 24-year old Highway Patrol trooper is dead following a crash on I-77 near Jonesville late Monday evening. Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard, a three-yea...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Stokes Arts to Present New Series: Films of the Piedmont-Triad

Stokes Arts to Present New Series: Films of the Piedmont-Triad

The Stokes County Arts Council and the Piedmont Triad Film Commission are partnering to bring the residents of Stokes County and the Piedmont a new mo...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Danbury Songwriters kickoff second summer music series

Danbury Songwriters kickoff second summer music series

The Danbury Songwriters are gearing up to host their second musical summer series each Thursday evening at The Arts Place of Stokes beginning May 31.&...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Meet Me on Main set for June 2

Meet Me on Main set for June 2

Downtown King will be the place to visit on Saturday, June 2 as the King Chamber of Commerce and the city host the annual Meet Me on Main from 4 p.m. ...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Local teacher’s social media post goes viral

Local teacher’s social media post goes viral

Stokes County teacher Nicholas Brandes shared a picture of his paycheck on social media last week igniting thousands of comments about the compensatio...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Arrests in Stokes

Arrests in Stokes

Joshua Lee Wilson, 1664 Frank Joyce in Sandy Ridge, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and assault and battery on May 2.Paul Thomas Adams, 41...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Tourism excursion a success, billboard campaign kicks off in June

Tourism excursion a success, billboard campaign kicks off in June

Last week’s three-day tourism excursion showcased the county’s popular destination spots.“The previous familiarization tours were by...

May 16th, 2018 |  


King sidewalk project underway

King sidewalk project underway

The City of King is one step closer to extending sidewalks from the cabin property at the corner of West Dalton and White Roads to Pilot View Drive an...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Tourism excursion begins Thursday

Tourism excursion begins Thursday

The Stokes County Economic Development and Tourism office is hosting #iheartSTOKES Tourism Excursion this Thursday through Saturday and will kick off ...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Cruise in series begins

Cruise in series begins

The first of the 2018 Hot Nights and Hot Cars cruise-ins got under way Saturday in Pilot Mountain, with classic and specialty cars lining the streets....

May 9th, 2018 |  


Stokes Early College students receive award from the Rotary Club of King

Stokes Early College students receive award from the Rotary Club of King

The Rotary Club of King presented its “Good Citizen of the Quarter” award to Jarod Marshall and Calvin Vandergrift during a weekly club me...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Special Olympics celebrated in Stokes

Special Olympics celebrated in Stokes

Special Olympics was hosted at West Stokes High on Friday and more than 500 people filtered into the Wildcats football stadium for the anticipated ann...

May 9th, 2018 updated: May 9th, 2018. |  


Former elementary school repurposed into manufacturing business

Former elementary school repurposed into manufacturing business

In July of 2015, students from the Francisco community were told they would not be attending the school their community spent years fighting to keep o...

May 9th, 2018 updated: May 11th, 2018. |  


Primary election results revealed

Primary election results revealed

In a county of 30,749 registered voters, 3,731 came out on Tuesday to cast their vote in the 2018 primary election.In the Republican race for county c...

May 9th, 2018 updated: May 9th, 2018. |  


Stokes Early College graduates 32

Stokes Early College graduates 32

Thirty-two graduates from Stokes Early College received their high school diploma on Tuesday evening at King Central Park.“This group of graduat...

May 9th, 2018 updated: May 10th, 2018. |  


Arrests in Stokes

Arrests in Stokes

ArrestsBradley Austin Nelson, 1030 Hummingbird Lane in Walnut Cove, was charged with simple assault on April 15.Donny Lee Holt, 1154 Osborn Joyce Road...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Candidates sound off at forum

Candidates sound off at forum

Our Communities of Northwest Stokes hosted Meet the Candidates for Stokes County Commissioner Sunday afternoon and around 100 people packed into the L...

May 2nd, 2018 updated: May 2nd, 2018. |  


Francisco Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 50 year anniversary

Francisco Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 50 year anniversary

Francisco Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Saturday, May 5 beginning at 10 a.m.“We’re really excited abo...

May 2nd, 2018 |  


Soil and Water Conservation host Environmental Awareness Days

Soil and Water Conservation host Environmental Awareness Days

The Stokes Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual Environmental Awareness Days at Hanging Rock State Park on April 26 and 27. The Soil a...

May 2nd, 2018 updated: May 2nd, 2018. |  


Annual Little Folks Festival a success

Annual Little Folks Festival a success

Families flocked to the annual Little Folks Festival on Saturday morning held at Walnut Cove Elementary.The free popular event is a school readiness f...

April 25th, 2018 |  


Byron appointed Walnut Cove Commissioner

Byron appointed Walnut Cove Commissioner

The Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners met for a special meeting last week and appointed Charles Byron to fill the fourth seat on the board. The spot ...

April 25th, 2018 |  


RiverStreet Networks celebrate ribbon cutting

RiverStreet Networks celebrate ribbon cutting

“A lot of things went into this. There’s been a lot of help from the county and a lot of planning. We’re two-thirds into where we...

April 25th, 2018 updated: April 27th, 2018. |