Stokes: Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.

A series dedicated to local stories from local people about the local impact of COVID-19 in Stokes County.

We talk with agencies, providers, organizations and regular citizens of Stokes County to find interesting perspectives during these uncertain times. These stories discuss how COVID19 has directly impacted them while also offering positivity. These are stories that show determination, compassion and a strong community spirit.

We spoke with Tammy Martin, Director of Stokes County Health Department, about her agencies response to COVID19 and what they’re doing to support residents of Stokes with their other programs.

This features Christine Boles, Branch Manager for Walnut Cove Public Library, discussing their continued efforts to provide for the citizens in their area.

The tenth installment features Taylor Furr, 4-H and Youth Development Agent from the Stokes County Cooperative Extension.

The ninth part of our series features Matt Dotson, Founder and President of Rustic River Craftsman Foundation.

“The more veterans I can get in here and I can teach this concept to, the more veterans I can send back to their communities and that is how you ultimately make a big change”

The eighth part of our series features Cindy  Tuttle, Executive Director of Stokes Partnership for Children.

L To R: Shanda Cox, Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator; Joan Sherif, SPC Board Chair; Shannon Cox, NC Pre-K Coordinator and Program Manager; Wanda Craig, Administrative Assistant and Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coordinator; Arden Browder, SPC Board Member; Cindy Tuttle, Executive Director; Dianne Durham, Workforce Innovation to Support Early Education (WISEE) Coordinator; Anne Moser, Finance Manager; Rep. Kyle Hall, NC House

The seventh part of our series features Patti Snyder, a new mother, a Stokes resident and Family and Consumer Science Agent for the Stokes County Cooperative Extension.

Sixth entry in the series is from Vicky East, Program Director Senior Services on how her agency continues to support Stokes County seniors during COVID19.

Fifth entry in the series is from Amanda Smith, Stokes resident and Member Engagement Specialist for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare.

Fourth entry in the series is from Janna Kiger, Stokes resident and a young adult who is at-risk for COVID-19 due to complications from Type A flu that resulted in open heart surgery in spring 2019.

Third entry in the series is from Dr. Amber Hairford Family Physician and Associate Lead Clinician at Mountainview Medical/Pilot Mountain Medical Care

Second entry in the series is from Shelly Greenwood, a Stokes County resident and mother of an at-risk child.

First entry in the series is from Dr. Michelle Linkous from Novant Pediatrics in King

Coalition Partnerships with Youth

  • North Stokes High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club
  • Piney Grove Middle School Baseball Team
  • Backyard Bible at Germanton Elementary (winter)
  • Chestnut Grove Middle School National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Chestnut Grove Middle School Athletic Department
  • South Stokes High School Environmental Club
  • South Stokes High School Beta Club
  • South Stokes High School Student Government Association (SGA)

Coalition Partnerships with Adult Organizations

    • Sandy Ridge Ruritans
    • Chestnut Grove Ruritans

Unfortunately the Stokes MedAssist 2020 event has been canceled. More details as they become available.