Community Information: Stokesdale

Community Information: Stokesdale

Stokesdale, the oldest of the northwest areas three towns was incorporated in 1989.

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The town initially developed around the railroad; although trains no longer pass through Stokesdale, the historic downtown area that faced the tracks is still lined with shops, restaurants and offices that comprise the commercial core. More recently, more modern commercial properties have been developed, creating a mix of the new and the old.

Stokesdale is the only local town with a municipal water system. Town leaders succeeded in obtaining a grant for it after learning of groundwater contamination from underground gas tanks and other sources.

In 2010, the town constructed a park and a 6.600-square-foot town hall on Angel-Pardue Road. The town hall opened in late December, and the Stokesdale Town Park at Martin's Meadow is open in early 2011.

The town also features a veterans memorial that was built by volunteers and is the site of an annual Veterans Day program.

Each year culminates with the town-sponsored holiday parade in December The event is eagerly anticipated by hundreds of local residents who both participate in and watch it.

TOWN COUNCIL

Composed of five voting members; the mayor is chosen by the citizens and votes on all matters that come before the council

Randle Jones (mayor)
Phone: Email:643-6766
Email: rjo...@stokesdale.org

Mickie Hal brook
(mayor pro tern)
Phone: 643-4207
Email: mhal...@stokesdale.org

James Attaway
Phone: 643-7289
Email: jatt...@stokesdale.org

Bobby Richardson
Phone: 643-4425
Email: bric...@stokesdale.org

Cheryl Steele
Phone: 644-9600
Email: cste...@stokesdale.org

Council meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Stokesdale Town Hall.

TOWN HALL

8325 Angel-Pardue Road, P.O. Box 465, Stokesdale, NC 27357 • 643-4011 www.stokesdale.org

Carolyn Joyner, town clerk E-mail: stok...@stokesdale.org
Town hall office hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
E-mail for Deputy Stephen Christman (non-emergency only): stok...@hotmail.com

OTHER INFORMATION
Incorporation date: 1989
Estimated population: 3,885
Size: 21.4 square miles
Tax rate: The town does not charge a property tax; 73.74 cents per $ 100 of property value (county), 7.73 cents per $100 (fire department)

Town committees: Planning Board; Budget; Public Safety; Ordinance Review; Parade; Historic Preservation; Memorials; Parks and Recreation; Path ways. Trails and Easements; Economic Development; Roads and Transportation; Education: Watershed; Long Range Financial Planning; Land Use Plan Review; U.S. I58 Bypass

Business Associations

Stokesdale Business Association

The Stokesdale Business Association, formed in late 2009, meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. The group promotes member businesses and in 2010, held a Bike Run and Car Show. For more info, visit www.stokesdalebusinessassociation.com or contact David Wrenn, president, at 643-5249.

Civic/Service Groups

Marine Corps League

Detachment 1314

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1314 meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Stokesdale Moose Lodge No. 1816, 8430 Southard Road in Stokesdale. Marine Corps League members promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy and provide aid to all Marines and former Marines and their widows and orphans. For more info, contact Joe Vodenichar at 548-3866 or Les Leamons at 402-8415 or visit www.nwt1314.com .

Revitalizing Our Ancestors Dreams in Stokesdale

Revitalizing Our Ancestors Dreams in Stokesdale (ROADS) is a grassroots group dedicated to revitalizing the downtown area of Stokesdale. The group holds a monthly Saturday market fundraiser and is working to increase awareness of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail which could come through Stokesdale. For more info, contact Pam Lemmons at 643-6400 or stok...@aol.com .

Emergency Services

In case of emergency, dial 911

Fire Department

Full-time paid and volunteer firefighters

Todd Gauldin, chief

Station 12-643-0790
8401 U.S. 158, Stokesdale

Burn permits and information on open burning can be obtained from local fire stations.

The Stokesdale Fire Department also has an auxiliary that provides support to firefighters during a fire or other emergency. For contact info, call the fire department.

Sheriff's Department

District l office
Capt. Bob Cordon, district commander 5532 U.S. 220 North, Summerfield
643-2300
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Stokesdale residents only: (non-emergency only) E-mail Deputy Stephen Christman at stok...@hotmail.com

Emergency Shelters

An emergency shelter has been established in the town of Stokesdale at Stokesdale United Methodist Church, 8305 Loyola Street.

Arrangements are in place throughout Guilford County for numerous emergency shelters, but locations are not made public until there is an emergency.

Before going to a shelter, please verify that it is open by dialing 211 or calling the American Red Cross at 333-2111.

You can find out if emergency shelters are open and learn about other health and human service resources 24 hours a day by dialing 211.

Give/Get Assistance

Camp Carefree
275 Carefree Lane
Stokesdale. NC 27357
427-0966
Web: http://www.campcarefree.org

Camp Carefree, founded in 1986, provides a free one-week camping experience for youngsters from North Carolina and neighboring states with specific health problems and disabilities. The program also offers camps for siblings of ill or disabled children and for children with a seriously ill or disabled parent. Camp Carefree also hosts weekend retreats for organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Hospice, Cub Scouts and church youth groups.

Good Samaritan Ministries
P.O. Box 208, Stokesdale, NC 27357

Good Samaritan Ministries, an ecumenical Christian outreach ministry of Stokesdale-area churches, provides assistance with heating and electric bills and food to needy families in the area.

It also sponsors an angel tree, which provides Christmas presents for those less fortunate.

A food pantry operated by Good Samaritan Ministries is open to the public from 10am to noon on the last Tuesday of every month. The pantry is in Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. For info, call 643-4350.

Participating churches include Bethel United Methodist Church (643-0509), Church of the Living God (643-4594). Crossroads Community Church (510-0837), Flat Rock United Methodist Church (643-0306). Gideon Grove United Methodist Church (643-1006), Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (288-5752). Mount Zion United Methodist Church (548-4455), Oak Springs Missionary Baptist Church (643-5617), Stokesdale Christian Church (643-3111) and Stokesdale United Methodist Church (643-4850).

Malachi Boys’ Home & School
6321 U.S. 158, Summerfield, NC 27358
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 5IO,
Stokesdale. NC 27357)
643-7464
www.oaklevelbaptistchurch.org
(select Malachi Boys' Home from the menu)

Malachi Boys' Home & School is a ministry of Oak Level Baptist Church of Stokesdale. The home's mission is to teach Christian values and love of God to boys in grades 7-12 who are in need of a home.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Association of America is a nationwide organization representing those who provide meal services to seniors in need. Its mission is to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutritional services.

For more info on local programs, Stokesdale residents should contact Jill Joyner at 643-3728.

Senior Resources of Guilford
P.O. Box 2l993,
Greensboro. NC 27420
373-4816 (Greensboro)
883-3586 (High Point)
www.senior-resources-guilford.org

Senior Resources of Guilford is a nonprofit organization that promotes the independent living of older adults in Guilford County. The United Way member agency serves adults age 60 and older and their families. Senior Resources of Guilford provides a wide range of community-based activities and supportive services, including home-delivered meals to seniors in need and volunteer opportunities for local residents who are interested in volunteering on a regular or occasional basis.

For information on monthly senior outreach programs in Stokesdale, contact Tracy Keaton at 674-7273.

Parks & Recreation

The Town of Stokesdale has the only park in northwest Guilford County with a disc golf course.

Athletic Fields/Parks

Stokesdale Ball Park
8401 Capri Drive
Stokesdale Parks and Recreation coordinates baseball/softball and soccer programs at its fields in Stokesdale. for more information, call 549-3936 or visit www.stokesdaleparks.com .

Stokesdale Town Park at Martin's Meadow
8329 Angel-Pardue Road Stokesdale
This 25-acre park, scheduled to open in early 2011, has two multipurpose fields, disc golf course, playground, walking trail, picnic shelter with grilling station, horseshoe pits and sand volleyball courts. For information, contact the town hall at stok...@stokesdale.org or 643-4011.

LAKES

Belews Lake/ Carolina Marina

548 Shelton Road, Stokesdale

Belews Lake was built to provide cooling water for the Belews Creek Steam Station, Duke Energy's largest coal-fired station. The lake was completed in 1973 and has a surface area of 3,863 acres with 88 miles of shoreline. Lake access provided by Duke Energy is available at the Piney Bluff Access Area on N.C. 65 and the Pine Hall Access Area on Pine Hall Road. Boating access is also available at the privately-owned Humphries Ridge Marina and Campground and Carolina Marina. Carolina Marina offers individual boat slips, boat storage, R.V campsites, cottage rental, pontoon boat rental, a store with gas sales and the Lakeside Grill (during peak season). For more information, call 427-0498 or visit www.carolinamarina.com

MEMORIALS

Veterans memorials are located in Stokesdale and in Greensboro's Country Park. A memorial in the ' Summerfield Community Park will be completes in 2011.

Stokesdale Veterans Monument
6826 U.S. 158 Stokesdale

Located at Vulcan Materials Company, the monument is the site of a special program each Veterans Day. It includes a granite monument, benches and flags representing veterans in all branches of military service. A "Walk of Honor" includes engraved bricks dedicated in the name of local veterans. For more info, call Barbara Marshall at 643-5979.

Post Office
8210 US. 158
ZIP Code 27357
Hours: 8:30a.m.-l p.m. and 2-4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30-noon
Saturday
(800) 275-8777 or www.usps.com

SCHOOLS PUBLIC

Northwest-area schools in this region are Oak Ridge Elementary, Stokesdale Elementary, Colfax Elementary, Pearce Elementary, Northwest Middle and Northwest High.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Stokesdale Elementary
8025 U.S. 158, Stokesdale 643-8420
Amy Koonce, principal, koon...@gcsnc.com

Middle Schools

Northwest Guilford Middle
5300 Northwest School Road, Greensboro
605-3333
Misty Walker principal,
walk...@gcsnc.com

High Schools

Northwest Guilford High
5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro
605-3300
Ralph Kit ley, principal,
kitl...@gcsnc.com

Senior Programs

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Association of America is a nationwide organization representing those who provide meal services to seniors in need. Its mission is to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutritional services.

For more info on local programs Stokesdale residents should contact Jill Joyner at 643-3728.

Senior Resources of Guilford
P.O. Box 21993, Greensboro. NC 27420
373-4816 (Greensboro)
883-3586 (High Point)
www.senior-resources-guilford.org

Senior Resources of Guilford is a nonprofit organization that promotes the independent living of older adults in Guilford County. The United Way member agency serves adults age 60 and older and their families. Senior Resources of Guilford provides a wide range of community-based activities and supportive services, including home-delivered meals and volunteer opportunities. For information on monthly senior outreach programs in Stokesdale, contact Tracy Keaton at 674-7273.

Local senior citizens can enjoy fellowship, activities and a free hot catered lunch at a monthly meeting provided by the town and Senior Resources of Guilford.

Support Groups

AA and Al-Anon (NW area)

Stokesdale Christian Church, 8607 Stokesdale St. holds weekly AA meetings starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Contact Dean Peterson at 392-6676 for more info.

Utilities

Water Technology & Controls
(Stokesdale residents on municipal water only)

Stokesdale is the only local town with a municipal water system. It was created with the help of a state grant. For info or billing questions, call 852-0802. To get water turned on, Stokesdale residents who are eligible to receive town water must go to the town hall before 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For water emergencies, call 601-2180, 317-5938 or 349-7180 and leave a message.

You can learn about the town water system and read the annual Consumer Confidence Report at www.stokesdale.org (click on Water System).

Youth Recreation

Athletics

Stokesdale American Youth Football Association
David Homol
455-1808 or stokesdaleyouthfootball©hotmail.com
www.syfanc.org

The Stokesdale American Youth Football Association offers football and cheerleading for young athletes through the Rockingham County Youth Football League.

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation

Stokesdale Parks and Recreation offers basketball, soccer baseball, softball and cheerleading for area young people. The organization owns the Stokesdale Ball Park; basketball games are played in the Stokesdale Elementary School gym.

Visit www.stokesdaleparks.com for programs.

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