Reader’s Choice Awards announced


The results are in and Stokes County has picked the best of the best of area businesses.

The 2015 Stokes News Readers’ Choice Awards is an annual ranking of local businesses fueled by reader’s votes.

Readers had an option to vote for their favorite businesses on a ballot included in the paper or online during the month of June.

“A lot of people don’t realize just how many different businesses are in Stokes County. The small business owners and managers are the people who really help move the economy forward so it is important that we help to recognize them,” said Stokes News Editor Nicholas Elmes. “The Readers’ Choice also really helps consumers when they are trying to see where to shop. With this they can see who was voted the best by the community.”

The voting is not scientific, but still provides an indication of the community’s favorite businesses. Online voters could vote each day during the voting period, but had limits for each day to help insure fairness in the voting process.

Look for certificates identifying winners in your favorites shops in the coming weeks, and see the full list of winner’s below:

Accountant- Barry Amburn

Antiques- Just Plain Country

Artwork Framing- Hampton House

Athletic Supply- By Foot Sports

Auction Company- Gordon Auction

Auto Body Repairs- Tuttle’s Body Shop

Auto Shop-Campbell Automotive

Bakery Items- Artist Way

Bank Institution-Capital Bank

Bank Teller- Wanda Shelton

Barbeque- Stratford BBQ

Barber Shop- Don’s Barbershop

Bartender- Bethany Woods

Beauty Salon- Kings Cabin

Beer Wine- Green Heron Ale House

Biscuits- Bojangles

Bookeeping Tax- Jan’s Tax Service

Boss- Homer Dearmin

Bowling- Rural Hall Lanes

Brand of Soft Drinks- Pepsi

Building Contractor- Jeff Booth

Building Supplies- Robertson Building Supplies

Burgers- King Kitchen

Carpet- Carpet Connection

Carport- Red Top Carports

Car Salesman- Venable & Son Auto Sales

Carwash- King Laserwash

Catering- The Farmhouse

Cell Phones- Verizon

Certified Nursing Assistant- Taren Richardson

Chili- Wendy’s

Chinese Food- Panda West

Chiropractor- Crown Chiropractic

Choir Director- Brian Yakey @ Poplar Springs Church

Church- Poplar Springs Church of Christ

Coach- Benji Knox (West Stokes High School)

Collectibles- Just Plain Country

Commercial Printer- Fireblade Graphics

Commercial Signs- Carroll Signs

Consignment Store- Hoarders

Customer Service- Stokes Arts Council

Day Care- King First Baptist Child Care Center

Decorated Cakes- Artist Way

Dental Hygienist- Mabe & Mabe

Dentist- Dr. Ed Bell

Desserts- King Kitchen

Dining Atmosphere- Town & Country

Elderly Care Facility-Village Care of King

Electrical Supplies- Tuttle Hardware

Electrician- Potter Electric

Elementary School- King Elementary

Exterminating- Newsom

Fabric- Thread Bear Shop

Farm Agriculture- LTD Southern States

Fast Food- Wendy’s

Film Developing- CVS

Financial Investment Group- Edward Jones Walnut Cove

Fine Dining- Town & Country

Florist- Tally’s Florist

French Fries- Dari-o

Fresh Meat for Grilling- Lowe’s Foods

Furniture Store- Barry Stevens

Garden Center- Mitchell’s

General Physician- Dr. Lori Coe

Gold Buyers- Jones & Jones Jewelers

Granite- Amanzi

Greene House- Mitchell’s

Grocery Store- Lowe’s Foods

Guns Ammo- Terry’s Guns & Ammo

Hairstylist- Kings Cabin

High School- West Stokes

Home Cookin- King Kitchen

Home Decorating- Tony Goins

Hot Dogs- Dari-O

Ice Cream-Dari-O

Insurance Agency- Nationwide

Insurance Agent- Stormy Speaks

Internet Provider- Windstream

Jewelry- Long Jewelers

Landscaping- Cardinal Lawn Scapes

Lawn Mowers- LTD Farm & Garden

Local High School Band- West Stokes High School

Massage Therapist- Kings Cabin

Mechanic- Richard Campbell

Mexican Restaurant- Mi Pueblo’s

Restaurant Food Delivery- LuLu Pizza

Middle School- Chestnut Grove Middle School

Monuments- Carroll Memorials

Most Community Involved Business- By Foot Sports

Motorcycles ATV- Busted Knuckle

Music Store- King Music Center

Nail Salon- Perfect Nail

Newspaper- The Stokes News

Nurse- Pam Manuel

Occupational Therapist- Jeff Riddle

Oil Changes- Stokes Tire

Optometrist- Dr. Walker

Pastor of Church- Chuck Bower (Poplar Springs Church of Christ)

Pastor/Priest- Pastor Ken Evans

Pediatrician- Dr. Gale Stone

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Laurie Bowles

Pharmacy- Stokes Pharmacy

Physical Therapist- Kathleen Anderson

Pizza- Pizza Hut

Place To Buy Lottery Tickets- County Line

Place To Find a Bargain- Miss Fitz

Place To Get Dance Lessons- Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio

Place To Have A Business Lunch- Town & Country

Place to Lose Weight- Stokes YMCA

Place To Meet Friends- Central Park King

Place to Play Golf- Hemlock Golf Course

Place To Take Out of Town Guest- Hanging Rock State Park

Place to Work- Browder Overby Attorneys at Law

Place To Work Out- Stokes YMCA

Principal- David Durham

Produce- King Farmer’s Market

Radio Station- WKTE

Real Estate Agency- Linda Lane Realty

Real Estate Agent- Linda Lane

Recycling Center- Jamie’s Recycling

Restaurant- Town & Country

Salad Bar- Pizza Hut

Sandwiches- Little Italy

School Teacher- Janet Fowler (King Elementary)

Shakes/Malts- Dari-O

Shipping Service- Goin’ Postal

Skin Care- Kings Cabin

Snack Food- Wilco Hess

Steaks- Town & Country

Tanning Salon- Choice Tanning

Teacher Assistant- April Anderson (Mount Olive Elementary)

Tire Store- Stokes Tire

Travel Agency- The Travel Specialist

Truck Dealership- CW Parker

TV- Dish Network

Used Car Dealership- Main Street Auto King

Vehicle Graphics- Carroll Sign

Veterinarian- Northview Animal Hospital

Volunteer- Barbara Hunsucker(King Outreach Ministries)

Winery- JoLo

Wings- East Coast Wings

Women’s Clothing- Dalton’s Crossing

Write In Business- By Foot Sports

Write in Person- Tina Pratt(King Moravian preschool director)

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