The U.S. Motto, “In God We Trust,” was installed on the Stokes County courthouse last week. The Stokes County Board of Commissioners approved the placement of the motto in April after receiving a request to do so from the U.S. Motto Action Committee in March. The lettering and installation were paid for by the U.S. Motto Action Committee. King resident Seven Hewett asked the county consider also installing the motto “In Reason We Trust” on the building, also at no cost to the county, but the commissioners eventually declined his request.
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