Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) is reporting that a child has been found dead in Kernersville after being reported missing Wednesday evening, Jan. 16. According to a GCSO press release, Sheriff Danny Rogers reports that the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 7500 block of Happy Hill Road at 4:54 p.m. on Wednesday in reference to a missing 7-year-old child. The GCSO reported that deputies searched the area and found the child, unresponsive in a nearby body of water. The child was transported to Moses H. Cone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. GCSO officials said the investigation is ongoing and the cause of death is undetermined pending the findings of the medical examiner. At this time the identity of the child is not being released.
  • A robbery committed at gunpoint on Saturday afternoon should be a cautionary tale of warning to anyone attempting to sell an item using the internet and cellphone apps. That’s because Kernersville police were called to South Main Street after someone was robbed at gunpoint during a sales exchange. According to officials with the Kernersville Police Department, the robbery is alleged to have occurred in the Walmart parking lot around 2:30 p.m. on January 12, with the victim telling police an engagement ring was stolen. For more, see the Thursday, January 17, 2019 edition.
  • Though the official holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day isn’t until Monday, area churches are coming together on Sunday, January 20 for a community service of worship for Human Relations Day, celebrating the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Main Street United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. For more, see the Thursday, January 17, 2019 edition.
  • Forsyth County residents are encouraged to attend a meeting Tuesday night in Walkertown to collaborate on ideas about the future development of land adjacent to the Northern Beltway. The U.S. 158/Northern Beltway Interchange Plan meeting will be held Jan. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Walkertown Branch Library. For more, see the Thursday, January 17, 2019 edition.
  • When Susan Andrews learned that she had been nominated as the Teacher of the Year at East Forsyth Middle School, she was humbled and inspired. For more, see the Thursday, January 17, 2019 edition.