Kernersville News Briefs

  • An engineering consulting firm in Kernersville has been acquired by an Ohio-based company looking to expand its presence in North Carolina. According to Jewell Engineering Consultants founder Doug Jewell, his firm has been purchased by LJB, Inc. but there are no plans for the local office or staff to be relocated elsewhere. Jewell said LJB already has two offices – one in the Triangle area and another in Wilmington – in the state. The Kernersville location at 311 South Main Street will be its third. A fourth office is planned for Charlotte. Jewell started Jewell Engineering in 1996. The firm provides water resources engineering services. “This is a process we’ve been working on for a number of years,” Jewell said. “I feel very confident with the new management of the company and the direction they plan to take it.” Jewell complimented the work his own staff has done for the company and the clientele they’ve served. “I appreciate the hard work of my staff and the support of clients over the years,” Jewell said. LJB was founded in 1966 and offers services that include transportation, civil and structural engineering, as well as geospatial, safety, health and environmental services.
  • Kernersville’s 27th Annual Spring Folly, sponsored by Amanzi Marble and Granite, is one of the biggest events in the Triad, bringing in more than 30,000 people each year. This year’s Spring Folly will begin on Friday, May 3 and run through Sunday, May 5. The streets will be closed off to traffic and become home to pedestrians, commercial booths, live entertainment, rides and arts and crafts. For more, see the Tuesday, April 30, 2019 edition.
  • Preservation Forsyth will kick off Preservation Month 2019 countywide with a special celebration on Wednesday, May 1 at Foothills Brewing in downtown Winston-Salem, but there are several events planned for the Kernersville and Walkertown areas that showcase local history. For more, see the Tuesday, April 30, 2019 edition.
  • Jenny Fulton wants the Kernersville community to know she will be running for elected office in November. She just hasn’t made a decision yet on which race she plans to enter when the municipal filing period opens in July. For more, see the Tuesday, April 30, 2019 edition.
  • A two-week lane closure on eastbound Business 40 is scheduled to begin next week as part of ongoing preparations to tie in a section of the future Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. A lane will be closed for paving and shoulder work between the South Main Street exit and Hastings Hill Road in Kernersville. A one-lane pattern will be in place around the clock between 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Drivers can use N.C. 66, Interstate 40 and U.S. 52 as alternative routes to avoid eastbound Business 40 during the closure. Those who stick with Business 40 should watch for signage ahead of the lane drop and slow down and use caution throughout the work zone. They should also anticipate possible delays. The paving work is weather dependent and would be rescheduled if rain interferes.