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Kernersville News Briefs

  • State legislation requiring that all third graders be proficient in reading before promotion to the fourth grade saw more than 700 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ students in need of summer reading assistance at the end this past school year. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 edition.
  • The music video for country singer Chris Lane’s debut single, “Broken Windshield View” that premiered on Country Music Television recently had lots of people talking. Lane has been making waves in country music circles for several years. When it came time to film his first solo music video, the hometown boy turned Nashville country star looked to his roots. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 edition.
  • Pearl Reaves’ family has helped bring together her stories in a book entitled “Daisy Chains” written throughout her life. Pearl was born in 1922 in the town of Daisy, a farming community not too far from Myrtle Beach. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 edition.
  • Daniel McNeill is settling in well at his first position as a youth pastor at Main Street Baptist Church. McNeill grew up having never gone to church until being invited by a friend for free pizza at the age of 18. From that point on he was hooked. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 edition.
  • Members of the county’s elections board approved a recommendation to move a longtime Kernersville election site from one local elementary school to a nearby middle school during a Forsyth County Board of Elections meeting on Monday night. For more, see the Thursday, August 28, 2014 edition.