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Kernersville News Briefs

  • Recently, the United Methodist Churches in the Kernersville area delivered items to the Forsyth County prison as part of their Prison Ministry. According to St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Oscar Pilson, last year was the first time the churches worked together to send items to the prison. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2015 edition.
  • Over the past few months, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has seen meetings filled to capacity as members discussed possible hazardous vapors in the classrooms of Hanes/Lowrance Middle School. That wasn’t the case Tuesday when a Raleigh-based environmental firm presented its final report on air quality tests at the two school buildings. The results showed no dangerous levels of chemicals in the air at the schools. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2015 edition.
  • Former Forsyth County Commissioner and longtime Republican Party member Mark Baker was selected as the county GOP’s new chairman during the party’s annual convention on March 14. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2015 edition.
  • To celebrate their 60th anniversary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kernersville will hold a reception for past and present members on April 26. Betty Nelson, treasurer and secretary of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and original charter member, said the auxiliary was founded on February 14, 1955. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2015 edition.
  • Recently, area high school and middle school students traveled to the Piedmont Triad Community Research Center to participate in a program that has come to be known as the “Rat Brain” trip, where they learned how drug abuse and addiction affects the brain. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2015 edition.