Kernersville News Briefs

  • After an extensive interview process that included a number of real-world scenarios, the Town of Kernersville announced Tuesday that Scott Alderman has been selected to serve as the new fire chief of the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department. The newly named chief steps into the shoes of retiring Chief Chris Langham. For more, see the Thursday, July 18, 2019 edition.
  • A Walkertown High School teacher who has twice been recognized as a teacher of the year by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has been charged with several felonies involving sex with a student at the school. According to officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Jacob Weavil, 43, was charged with two counts each of felony statutory sex against a child, felony sex offense/teacher against a student and felony indecent liberties. For more, see the Thursday, July 18, 2019 edition.
  • Local non-profit Patriot Rovers is hosting their annual Patriot Rovers Ride for the Fallen on Saturday, July 20 at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Patriot Rovers Founder and Trainer David Cantara started the non-profit in 2010 with Major Rob Stillwell. Cantara said he is canine behavior expert who has been training dogs for 30 years. For more, see the Thursday, July 18, 2019 edition.
  • This week, members of Kernersville Wesleyan Church are taking time out of their schedules to fulfill local missions during a missions week they are calling “Love Kernersville.” For more, see the Thursday, July 18, 2019 edition.
  • A former Kernersville alderman threw his name into the ring, filing his candidacy on Monday to run for mayor in the November municipal election. “It is time for change in the leadership. We need a mayor who is working with the Board of Aldermen to address the issues,” said Irving Neal in a campaign statement to the Kernersville News. For more, see the Tuesday, July 16, 2019 edition.