HERITAGE BOOK VOLUME II GOES ON SALE!
Published in 1990 as a continuation of Volume 1 (1981), Volume II has been
available for sixteen years. The Historical Society has decided to liquidate its
remaining supply of these books to free up storage space, and to give
"possible" consideration to a third publication. Effective January 1st 2007, the
price for Volume II dropped 50% to $25.00. Cost for shipping the book is $8.00.
Books may be purchased at each of the three libraries in Stokes County -
Danbury, Walnut Cove & King - for the discounted price of $25.00. Mail orders
will be accepted by the Society at:
STOKES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Post Office Box 304
Danbury, NC 27016
               The Family History Center
           open from 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., 6-8p.m.
every Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
4751 N.C. 14, one mile south of Eden. Access to thousands of records.
Other times by appointment, call the Center 336-623-7154 and leave a
message.
Info Regarding Confederate Soldier Monument Removals in NC

Some members of the Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC,
particularly those living outside NC, have requested information regarding the
actions to remove Confederate soldier monuments in North Carolina.  There are
currently two separate controversies, information provided below.

(1)        Governor Roy Cooper has requested for the North Carolina Historical
Commission to approve the move of three monuments (the Confederate Women's
Monument, Confederate Soldiers Monument, and the Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument)
from the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh to a much less prominent
location at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.  Governor Cooper
said, “We cannot continue to glorify a war against the United States of America
fought in the defense of slavery. These monuments should come down.”  However,
these are not monuments to a war, any more than the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is
an endorsement of the merits of that unpopular conflict.  The Confederate
monuments remember the tremendous sacrifices of the soldiers who were called
into service by their State and their families who endured unimaginable
hardships.  The Historical Commission will meet in April to make a decision, but
is currently seeking public input which can be submitted either online, by mail
or both ways:

       Online at the following site:
               https://www.ncdcr.gov/comment-relocation-monuments
       By mail to the following address:
               N.C. Historical Commission Monuments Committee
               Attn: Dr. Kevin Cherry
               4610 Mail Service Center
               Raleigh, N.C. 27699

(2)         The second incident involved the unlawful toppling of the Confederate
Memorial on the grounds of the Old Durham County Courthouse on Aug. 14, 2017.  
The monument was dedicated on May 10, 1924 “IN MEMORY OF “THE BOYS WHO WORE
THE GRAY”.  A group of about 100 protestors were present and the incident was
captured on numerous cell phone videos.  Eight individuals (Dante Emmanuel
Strobino, Peter Hull Gilbert, Raul Jimenez, Takiyah Fatima Thompson, Elena
Everett, Jessica Nicole Jude, Qasima Wideman and Joseph Karlik), some affiliated
with the communist Workers World Party, were charged with various crimes.  Some
of them gave interviews to the media admitting to the crime.  The Durham
District Attorney’s office provided a weak prosecution given the weight of
evidence against them, resulting in an initial acquittal and two dismissals.  DA
Roger Echols even described the work of the vandals to be of “noble intent.”  On
February 20th he dropped all remaining charges.  Anyone wishing to voice an
opinion may contact Echols at the following:
       (919) 808-3010

       Durham County DA Roger Echols
       Durham County Courthouse
       510 South Dillard Street, 8th Floor
       Durham, NC 27701