Kernersville News Briefs

  • A shooting that Kernersville police originally called accidental is now considered to be a crime, according to police. The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) issued a press release earlier this month stating that on September 9 an accidental shooting was reported on Farmwood Drive. In the incident, a female was transported to the hospital for a gunshot wound. On Monday, the KPD issued a press release stating that the shooting was determined not to be an accident. According to the KPD, Anthony Franklin, 21, was charged for shooting the victim and discharging a firearm inside an occupied dwelling to incite fear and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. Franklin was arrested on Monday and taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center. Police said he is being held with no bond allowed. Police said that through the investigation, it was determined that Franklin and the victim were involved in a relationship, and this incident was domestic related.
  • After flooding started in 2005 following the completion of the Arboretum development, residents located behind the development on Corjon Road are questioning the Town’s lack of motivation to help. For more, see the Tuesday, September 25, 2018 edition.
  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education is set to adopt a 2018-19 budget resolution during tonight’s meeting that includes a $300 bonus for teachers while officials continue to discuss how best to raise the local supplements teachers receive from the county each year. For more, see the Tuesday, September 25, 2018 edition.
  • The Kernersville Foundation, Inc. is embarking on their Annual Campaign to support their mission to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that serve the Kernersville community, and they need your help. For more, see the Tuesday, September 25, 2018 edition.
  • Students and staff are not the only ones focused on having a successful school year. So, too, are the Kernersville Police Department’s school resource officers. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018 edition.