Kernersville News Briefs

  • Brian D. Hart took on the position as the new director of the Forsyth County Public Library System earlier this month after the retirement of Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin on December 30, after 40 years of service. Hart, who lives in Kernersville, was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. For more, see the Thursday, May 28, 2020 edition.
  • After having been awarded the President’s Award for his continuous efforts on writing grants for Piney Grove Fire and Rescue Department, Assistant Chief Chris Klutz was humbled and eager to give credit back to his department. “It’s a nice gesture from the Board and Corporation. A lot of effort gets invested. If the department is successful, then I am successful. I am thankful for the opportunity to improve the department and grow professionally.” For more, see the Thursday, May 28, 202 edition.
  • The Town of Kernersville, Rotary Club of Kernersville and the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce issued a joint statement on Tuesday announcing that all Fourth of July activities this year have been cancelled as a direct result of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. That means, this year there will not be a 5K and parade through downtown on the morning of July 4 or the annual concert at Raiders Field at Kernersville Elementary School and the culminating fireworks extravaganza at dark that same evening. For more, see the Thursday, May 28, 2020 edition.
  • The Kernersville Board of Aldermen will conduct their monthly briefing remotely on Wednesday evening, May 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to watch the proceedings can do so from either council chambers at Town Hall, located at 134 East Mountain Street where the meeting will be broadcast on the chamber’s flatscreen monitors, or from the Town of Kernersville YouTube channel at Items on the briefing agenda include the following: • Call to order and invocation • Ceremonial presentations including proclamations in recognition of Municipal Clerks Week, Law Enforcement Week, Public Services Week and Telecommunicator Week. • Briefing on the June 2, 2020 regular Kernersville Board of Aldermen meeting agenda • Matters to be presented by the mayor and Board of Aldermen • Matters to be presented by the town manager and town attorney • Adjournment
  • The Kernersville Farmers Market opened earlier this month and will continue operation on Wednesdays and Saturdays in downtown Kernersville next to Town Hall through October. The Kernersville Farmers Market is a vibrant collection of local and area farmers that serve hundreds of shoppers each week, providing in-season produce along with other items, including baked goods and specialty items. For more, see the Tuesday, May 26, 2020 edition.