Stokes County, NC


It’s the sweetest time of year for one family in Stokes County

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s the sweetest time of year for the Robertson family, who grow and sell fruits and vegetables from their family farm. “You can’t buy these strawberries in a grocery store, and they are only here for six weeks out of the whole year,” April Robertson said. “We truly are farm […]

Equestrian center coming to Stokes County

DANBURY — It turns out that a decision to close Victory Hill Church Road was the under-card for the County Commissioners on Monday. The Main Event was the announcement that billionaire developer Roy Carroll will build a world-class equestrian center in northeast Stokes County, east of Sandy Ridge. Carroll,...

West Stokes National Honor Society inducts 32

KING — The National Honor Society at West Stokes High School inducted new members on May 2. Thirty-two sophomores and three juniors were inducted. Stokes County Schools Superintendent Dr. Brad Rice was the keynote speaker. Principal Dr. Sam Jones, Assistant Principal Jamie Mabe and faculty advisor Samantha Bowen also addressed the candidates. Student speakers included Chapter Vice-President Cai Parks, secretary Lauren Hackett and Treasurer Cinthia Perez.

Election Day is Tuesday

Tuesday is the day for the Primary Election. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters should vote in their respective precincts. Some polling places were moved in 2020 and remain in use for this election:. • Flinty Knoll precinct – Rock House Ruritan Community Building (2889...

COVID deaths jump up, but not exactly

Local residents who have been following the COVID-19 statistics from the Stokes County Health Department may have been startled to see the county’s death total jump up five, from 175 to 180, in a single day. But Heath Director Tammy Martin said the reason was that “the state had...

New Apple Gallery exhibit focuses on nature art

DANBURY — The Stokes County Arts Council is opening “Nature Series,” an exhibit of original paintings by Ellen Gamble and Julie Holmes in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for May 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in gallery, located inside The Arts Place, at 500 Main Street.

South golfers place at state tournament

Freshman Brandon Bowman was tied for second after day one in the state 2A championships. West Stokes’ Joshua Fulk and Keelan Robertson play together during a match earlier in the season. Robertson finished tied for fifth in the 1A standings and Fulk was 33rd in the 2A ranks. Robert...

West secures first-round playoff game

The Wildcats’ Andru Hall slides into second during the conference tournament championship game against Morehead. Wildcat coach Josh VanMeter and assistant coach Tanner Lomax talk with their players. Jennifer Cecile | For The Stokes News. The Wildcats’ Kaden Fuller started on the mound against Morehead. Jennifer Cecile |...

What’s Going On

Editor’s Note: Events listed in the calendar must be submitted in writing; you can email the information to neill.caldwell@thestokesnews. The deadline is 3 p.m. Monday. The calendar is reserved for non-profit organizations, school and community events. Ongoing calendar items published as space allows. (If you have a legal requirement to publish an announcement, you must purchase advertising space.)

Sandy Ridge Elementary teacher earns Kenan Fellowship

SANDY RIDGE — Lisa Atkins, a Fine and Performing Arts teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary School, has been named a 2022–23 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between the Stokes County Farm Bureau, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Ag in the Classroom, and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University.

One-woman show gets world premiere here

DANBURY — “Mississippi Monologues,” a one-woman comedy by playwright C.C. Henley, will have its world premiere this weekend on The Arts Place, with performances Saturday at 6p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The play will feature Rose Spencer from Carroll County, Virginia, a stage veteran known for...

Sandy Ridge News: Congratulations to Math Fair winner

Congratulations to Kikyo DiJohn for her first-place win in the Stokes County Schools Math Fair. Kikyo competed in the third/fourth grade division for Mrs. Fulp’s and Mrs. Gonzalez’s class at Sandy Ridge Elementary. She is the daughter of Mike and Angela DiJohn. I want to give a special...

Sauras coast to Northwest title

The Sauras’ Blake Hughes was voted the conference tournament MVP. Maddox Nelson pitched an 8-0 shutout against Starmount in the tournament’s championship game. North Stokes’ Stephen Sauer meets with his players during the Vikings’ first-round game against Alleghany. North Stokes Sport Photos | For The Stokes...

Sauras earn 1A conference softball title

MOUNT AIRY — At the beginning of the 2022 softball season for South Stokes, coach Rick McHone had high expectations for his team. Although there were some bumps along the way, the Sauras met one of those goals by winning the Northwest 1A Conference Tournament Championship. South Stokes beat...

Sheriff’s Report

The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Division, along with the assistance of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, Winston-Salem Police Department Joint Task Force, Surry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, Pilot Mountain Police Department, Mount Airy Police Department, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, concluded a six-month long drug investigation. During this joint investigation it was learned that the main suspect, Tiffany Dawn Wood, who resides in Winston-Salem, was selling methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl from her residence and other locations.