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  • Melissa Marshall Bledsoe Melissa Marshall Bledsoe has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a blood cancer. Those interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor for the “Music N Marrow 4 Melissa” bone marrow registry drive, call (336) 213-6909. For more, see the Tuesday, February 9, 2016 edition.
  • IMG_0289 Adrian Martinca, owner of A.M. Technologies, recently started a non-profit community program, Technology for the Future, to offer computers to those in need. “We believe that with people’s current state of dependency on technology that everyone should have access to a computer, no matter their situation,” said Martinca. For more, see the Tuesday, February 9, 2016 edition.
  • Breanna Butcher, Mr. Weavil and Blake Briles Brian “Bo” Weavil has been named Walkertown High School’s Teacher of the Year. Weavil is in his 16th year of teaching and his second as an earth science teacher at Walkertown. For more, see the Tuesday, February 9, 2016 edition.
  • An unprecedented number of retirements over the past several months has led to even more promotions and transfers within the Kernersville Police Department, and Kernersville Police Chief Scott Cunningham is excited to see all of the growth and change. For more, see the Tuesday, February 9, 2016 edition.
  • At approximately 10:15 p.m. on February 8, a male subject entered the Speedway store, located at 401 N. Main St., according to Kernersville police. The suspect allegedly presented items for purchase and when the clerk opened the cash register, reached across the counter and removed an undetermined amount of money. The suspect is described as a medium complexion African American male in his early to mid-20, with a medium build, between 5’10” and 6’. Anyone having any information is asked to call Kernersville police at 336-996-3177.