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Kernersville News Briefs

  • A Superior Court Judge has declared a mistrial in the case against Billy Roger Bailey, the man accused of allegedly hitting and killing an 11-year-old East Forsyth Middle School student as he crossed Old Hollow Road to board his school bus in December 2012. Judge Ron Spivey said there was “no other option” but to declare a mistrial after new evidence came to light on Wednesday. For more, see the Thursday, April 24, 2014 edition.
  • A dedication ceremony unveiling the new baseball press box and grandstand at East Forsyth High School’s Nelson Field baseball complex will be held tonight, April 24. The total value of improvements that have been made for the baseball field since 2011 is approximately $375,000. For more, see the Thursday, April 24, 2014 edition.
  • The Rotary Club of Kernersville hosted a candidate forum on Wednesday morning featuring the two Republican candidates, Dr. Don Martin and Mark Baker, seeking election to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in the District B race. For more, see the Thursday, April 24, 2014 edition.
  • Piney Grove Elementary School students have been harvesting vegetables in their greenhouse and are now ready to share their plants and flowers with the community. Everything that has been planted is now for sale and all of the proceeds will go back into maintaining the greenhouse and providing future educational opportunities. For more, see the Thursday, April 24, 2014 edition.
  • A fundraiser set for Saturday, April 26 at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church will not only help raise awareness about the growing number of children diagnosed with autism each year, but funds will also go toward a specialized school in Winston-Salem that serves autistic children. For more, see the Thursday, April 24, 2014 edition.