Did You Know?

When was the first school built in Francisco? 1895 – Due to population increases, there was a need to provide for a school in Francisco. In 1895, a two room school was built in Francisco with two teachers and approximately 120 students.

Meet one of our beloved neighbors. An original, Alma Dunkley celebrates her 95th birthday! Enjoy three short videos…”Alma Dunkley remembers”…coming soon. Maybe you will get a chance to meet her at the Francisco Farmfest on October 1.

First tobacco slide built in 60 years…see at Farmfest…October 1. What is the difference between a Francisco tobacco slide and an Asbury tobacco slide? Tell us and we will tell others. Click here to let us know.

What rural area in the U.S. is one of the few moving smartly toward a gig wired community? Northwest Stokes County…Thanks to Surry Telephone Membership Corp. for its leadership in moving forward with high speed broadband, begun in recent years in our service area, followed by Riverstreet as it begins its work in earnest this year in the rest of rural Stokes with the support of the Board of County Commissioners. Your members appreciate you as service oriented pioneers to a better future. Visit them to learn more http://surry.net.

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