Kernersville News Briefs

  • Having grown up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Carroll County, Virginia, Karen Hall, of Colfax, has used her interest of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway to write several books. Hall said she has a lot of great memories from growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of which was around Cumberland Knob. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2020 edition.
  • The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the county budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. The approval includes a one-cent reduction in the tax rate, lowering it to 74.35 cents for every $100 valuation of property. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2020 edition.
  • The Forsyth County Public Library system is expanding its to-go library hours to accommodate its summer reading push and community interest in expanded services. Beginning Monday, June 15, new to-go Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The library system is working toward a partial reopening to the public toward the end of June, said Director Brian D. Hart. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2020 edition.
  • The Downtown Cruise-in, hosted by the Old Salem Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and usually held on the second Saturday of the month from June through October, has been cancelled for the months of June and July due to the Governor’s Phase II order, stating that no more than 25 people can be at an outdoor gathering. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2020 edition.
  • Confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Forsyth County increased by another 117, with 90 new cases announced on Tuesday and then 27 more Wednesday, public health officials reported yesterday. According to the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, there have been 1,925 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2020 edition.