stokes county

11:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Conservancy Buys Land Along Dan River

The Piedmont Land Conservancy has bought 134 acres in Stokes County along the Dan River.
Credit Photo courtesy of the Piedmont Land Conservancy.

The Piedmont Land Conservancy has bought a large tract of land along the Dan River.

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3:09 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Residents Encouraged to 'Start By Believing'

Family Service is participating in the Start By Believing program to better support survivors of sexual assault.
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Area residents are being asked to Start by Believing. That's the title of a national campaign in April to raise public awareness about sexual assault.Last year in Forsyth County, there were 204 reported cases of sexual assault including rape, statutory rape and molestation.  Down slightly from 2011. Family Services, Inc. is participating. According to DeWanna Hamlin, Coordinator of Prevention and Education,family, friends and co-workers are often the first people in whom survivors confide. So Hamlin recommends people can be supportive by being sensitive.

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6:24 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Debate Surrounding Stokes County School Board Prayer

One group wants to limit how Stokes County School Board members open their meetings.
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Many are watching to see if the Stokes County School Board will eliminate Christian prayer from its meetings and events. Americans United for Separation of Church and State accuses the public school system of violating the constitutional rights of students by including prayers at school board meetings and graduation ceremonies. Last month, the group sent a letter to the school board on behalf of a Stokes County parent complaining about this practice.

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