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Jess Moore

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Stokes's alarming suicide rate

Stokes County has one of the highest suicide rates in North Carolina. In fact, among counties, it's in the top three. In America, more people commit suicide than die in automobile accidents. More people commit suicide with a gun than are murdered by guns. More people die by suicide each year than die fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why is

SCC announces top students for fall 2014

DOBSON — Surry Community College has announced the fall semester 2014 president's list and dean's list. The president's list recognizes full-time students who achieve academic excellence and maintain a 3.75 grade-point average with no final grade lower than a “C.” Students on the president's list also qualify for the dean's list.

Little Charlie Tarpley would have celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday. About 200 friends sang the Happy Birthday song for him a day early. Someone brought him a stuffed monkey with a silly grin on its face. It hung by a single hand, as monkeys do, from the foliage in a wreath beside Little Charlie Tarpley's silver gray coffin.
Charlie will s

Community mourns Tarpleys

Little Charlie Tarpley would have celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday. About 200 friends sang the Happy Birthday song for him a day early. Someone brought him a stuffed monkey with a silly grin on its face. It hung by a single hand, as monkeys do, from the foliage in a wreath beside Little Charlie Tarpley's silver gray coffin. Charlie will s

Little Charlie Tarpley would have celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday. About 200 friends sang the Happy Birthday song for him a day early. Someone brought him a stuffed monkey with a silly grin on its face. It hung by a single hand, as monkeys do, from the foliage in a wreath beside Little Charlie Tarpley's silver gray coffin.
Charlie will s

Community mourns Tarpleys

Little Charlie Tarpley would have celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday. About 200 friends sang the Happy Birthday song for him a day early. Someone brought him a stuffed monkey with a silly grin on its face. It hung by a single hand, as monkeys do, from the foliage in a wreath beside Little Charlie Tarpley's silver gray coffin. Charlie will s

State Forest Ranger Jonathan Young said Saturday the Prescribed Burn on Flat Shoals Mountain at Hanging Rock State Park is finished.
He said crews will start burning another area on Moore's Knob sometime next week. Check the Stokes News website for date, time, and other details.
Young and other rangers – assisted by a Forest Service aircraf

Prescribed burn complete

State Forest Ranger Jonathan Young said Saturday the Prescribed Burn on Flat Shoals Mountain at Hanging Rock State Park is finished. He said crews will start burning another area on Moore's Knob sometime next week. Check the Stokes News website for date, time, and other details. Young and other rangers – assisted by a Forest Service aircraf

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a childcare worker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday.
The Tarpley's, along with their chidlren, 9-year-old Coleton and 6-year-old Charley, were all found shot to death in their Ralph Boyles Road home Wedne

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a childcare worker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday. The Tarpley's, along with their chidlren, 9-year-old Coleton and 6-year-old Charley, were all found shot to death in their Ralph Boyles Road home Wedne

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a childcare worker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday.
The Tarpley's, along with their children, 9-year-old Coleton and 6-year-old Charley, were all found shot to death in their Ralph Boyles Road home Wedne

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a childcare worker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday. The Tarpley's, along with their children, 9-year-old Coleton and 6-year-old Charley, were all found shot to death in their Ralph Boyles Road home Wedne

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a child caretaker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday.
The call arrived at the 911 center at 11:50 a.m.
“Deputy D. J. Moore was there in four minutes,” Marshall said. The sheriff released the 91

911 call released in Tarpley tragedy

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a child caretaker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday. The call arrived at the 911 center at 11:50 a.m. “Deputy D. J. Moore was there in four minutes,” Marshall said. The sheriff released the 91

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a child caretaker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday.
The call arrived at the 911 center at 11:50 a.m.
“Deputy D. J. Moore was there in four minutes,” Marshall said. The sheriff released the 91

911 call released in Tarpley tragedy

Sheriff Mike Marshall revealed Friday that a child caretaker was the first person who alerted authorizes that “something was wrong” at the home of Coleton and Amanda Tarpley Wednesday. The call arrived at the 911 center at 11:50 a.m. “Deputy D. J. Moore was there in four minutes,” Marshall said. The sheriff released the 91

Poplar Springs Elementary School 2nd Nine Weeks honor roll

4th grade: Boles All A's: Ellie Nelson, Grace Snead, Morgan Wade A/B: Evan Cecile, Carter Childress, Brieanna Fletcher, Elohiza Crews Hernandez, Riley Jarrell, Noah Kirby, Annie Lassiter, Stephen Meadows, Ethan Moran, Tayler Phillips Doncsecz: All A's: Brianna Grantham, Eli Chappell, Allaura Barr A/B: Caleb Wrenn, Joseph Leake, Jesse Hunter,

Pilot Mountain Middle School honor rolls

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Pilot Mountain Middle School has announced its honor roll. A Honor Roll: Colton Allen, Anna Badgett, Landon Barnes, Sydney Beck, Braden Bottoms, Jonathan Bowman, Courtney Brown, Emma Brown, Allison Bruner, Gracie Bullington, Eli Bullington, Hoyt Bullington, Carly Bullington, Chance Casstevens, Jessica Clayton, Lillian Craven

In Willis Overby's home near Lawsonville, there is a room that only closest friends and family will ever see. On one wall of that room are 27 plaques and framed awards, testaments to peerless performance and selfless service.
Those 27 accolades are a mere fraction of the uncounted and probably uncountable assortment of trophies, certificates, plaq

Overby gets high honor

In Willis Overby's home near Lawsonville, there is a room that only closest friends and family will ever see. On one wall of that room are 27 plaques and framed awards, testaments to peerless performance and selfless service. Those 27 accolades are a mere fraction of the uncounted and probably uncountable assortment of trophies, certificates, plaq





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