Kernersville News Briefs
- The Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) conducted a joint investigation with Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other local/federal law enforcement agencies, including Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Kernersville Police Department, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, which led to the identification of an illegal narcotics organization based in Winston-Salem, according to a WSPD press release issued on November 20. On September 29, the investigation led to the arrests of the co-conspirators. The arrests occurred in the parking lot of 1450 Lumber Lane, Winston-Salem, the press release stated. Additionally, search warrants were executed at 625 Bridgeport Drive, 3788 Main Street, 2214 Gateway Lane, and 100 Hanes Mall Circle, all in Winston-Salem. According to police, items seized during the arrest include: an estimated $1.7 million in gold and jewelry; 10.6 kilograms of “powder” Cocaine HCL (estimated street value of $1,060,000.00); $61,677.00 in U.S. currency; three automobiles; and a 9 mm handgun. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.
- A Kernersville man was arrested last week following allegations that he raped a woman twice in the span of one week in October. According to the Kernersville Police Department, the man was arrested on November 12 and charged with two felony counts of second degree rape following separate incidents alleged to have occurred on October 21 and 27. For more, see the Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition.
- There will be a Chicken Stew fundraiser held at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. The fundraiser will help raise funds for 10-year-old Alex King, who was diagnosed in October with a rare type of cancer, called chordoma. For more, see the Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition.
- Having moved to the U.S. from India when she was 11, Uttara Thanigaivasan was able to reconnect with her culture through dance. Now in her 20s, Thanigaivasan explained that she moved to the U.S. with her siblings and father from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, first living in California and Charlotte before moving to Kernersville last year. For more, see the Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition.
- A Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools School Board candidate who finished just a few hundred votes shy of winning an at-large seat on the Board of Education in the May 4 general election has asked that the votes in her race be recounted. For more, see the Thursday, November 20, 2014 edition.