Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will hold a special closed session beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, to discuss the ongoing superintendent search. According to district officials, the board received 44 applications from 16 states. The applications were processed by the North Carolina School Boards Association and released to the board on May 24. For more, see the Tuesday, June 4, 2019 edition.
  • Kernersville native Bo Yokely has landed his first leading role in a movie. “After the Storm” will debut on streaming service UPtv at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Yokely is playing the role of Collin Traub. “After the Storm” is based on a best-selling Harlequin romance novel that had been titled “Marooned with the Maverick.” Yokely’s character is a carpenter who helps a school teacher, his childhood crush, rebuild her home after it is devastated by a storm. For more, see the Tuesday, June 4, 2019 edition.
  • The historic St. James AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Oak Ridge is in need of volunteers on June 21 & 22 to help with painting the exterior of the building. For more, see the Tuesday, June 4, 2019 edition.
  • The Kernersville Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund (BCF) is hosting their first annual Burned Children Fund Golf Tournament on August 31, and they are looking for golfers and sponsors. Captain Butch Sawtelle, vice president of the Kernersville Firefighter’s BCF, and Firefighter II Josh Weavil, president of the Kernersville Firefighter’s BCF, wanted to hold a golf tournament in order to have more money in the BCF’s account as it was beginning to get low. For more, see the Tuesday, June 4, 2019 edition.
  • For the first time, Amazon officials are speaking publicly about construction of a new fulfillment center in Triad Business Park, although last month the company did file its sign permit with the Town of Kernersville’s planning department. According to Amazon, the site will be approximately one-million square feet in size, roughly the size of 28 football fields, and will employ 1,000 full-time employees with “industry leading pay and benefits starting on day one.” For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2019 edition.