Kernersville News Briefs

  • Every town has within it, families that make up the cornerstones of the community. One of those pillar families in Kernersville lost a huge part of its heart on Thursday morning, Jan. 9, with the passing of Connie Carter Owensby. She was 73. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.
  • A federal district court judge blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID on the eve of the new year. That means voters in Forsyth County and Kernersville will not be required to present identification that includes a photograph before they cast their ballots during the March 3 primary election. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.
  • Thanks to an $80,000 grant from the state, the school system will be able to expand a valuable computer-science program for students. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.
  • The Walkertown and City View fire departments have merged under one department effective January 1, 2020. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners are set to authorize the transfer of revenues from the City View and Talley’s Crossing fire tax districts to the Walkertown Fire Department during the board’s meeting on January 16. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.
  • The Kernersville Police Department is looking for three suspects who allegedly robbed a sweepstakes business on North Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 7. According to police, three males entered the Duck Stop Sweepstakes, located at 627 N. Main St., at approximately 9 a.m., brandished a handgun and demanded money. The offenders left with an undisclosed amount of money from both the business and victims inside the business during the time of the robbery. For more, see the Thursday, January 9, 2020 edition.