Kernersville News Briefs

  • The new Amazon fulfillment center in Triad Business Park is now hiring more than 1,000 full-time positions, with company officials describing the more than one-million square foot facility as “highly-anticipated.” The local cadre of hires will join more than 5,000 full-time employees already working throughout North Carolina. For more, see the Thursday, July 9, 2020 edition.
  • A Winston-Salem man who was operating a moped near Walkertown and Kernersville on Sunday night, July 5, was killed after colliding with a vehicle and then being run over by two other cars. According to the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD), officers responded to the scene in the 4300 block of Old Belews Creek Road just before 10 p.m. on a reported vehicle collision. Their initial investigation revealed that the moped, driven by John Dickson, 31, of Winston-Salem, was travelling south on Old Belews Creek Road, when it collided with a 2000 Mercedes traveling north on Old Belews Creek Road after the car’s driver turned left onto Beeson Dairy Road. Winston-Salem police reported that as Dickson lay on the ground, he was struck by a vehicle,, and then another vehicle, reported as an unknown truck and trailer. Dickson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured, police said. The WSPD Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and has assumed the investigation. The 4300 Block of Old Belews Creek Road was closed for approximately seven hours as police investigated. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the WSPD at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800. For more, see the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 edition.
  • Although no new deaths from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus were reported in Forsyth County over the three-day holiday weekend, newly confirmed cases continued. Of those, more than a dozen occurred in Kernersville. According to officials with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health (FCDPH), 53 new cases were reported on Friday, 48 on Saturday, 57 on Sunday and then another 63 new cases reported on Monday during the FCDPH daily briefing, for a total of 221. For more, see the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 edition.
  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education will continue discussion on how to resume school during the COVID-19 pandemic this coming fall during a special called meeting held virtually this evening, Tuesday, July 7. For more, see the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 edition.
  • A celebration of the July 4th founding of the United States went off without a hitch on Saturday, as several dozen people gathered at Town Hall to salute the American flag and sing the country’s praises. For more, see the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 edition.