Kernersville News Briefs
- Kernersville officials were among hundreds of leaders from across the state who traveled to Raleigh on Tuesday to show their support for Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed Connect N.C. bond package. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pinnix said he believes it is critical that the state receives the $2.8 billion in bond money in order to improve the state’s infrastructure, its education system and parks. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015 edition.
- A temporary budget agreed upon earlier this week by the N.C. General Assembly that keeps the state operating through August doesn’t include funding for driver’s education in public high schools, causing a number of programs to shut down and others wondering what will happen when the money they do have runs out. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015 edition.
- The Near River Dwellers will host the 12th Annual Strong Sun Intertribal Pow Wow from July 10-12 at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex. The pow wow will begin with Children’s Day on Friday, July 10 with gates opening at 9:30 a.m. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015 edition.
- The candidate filing period for non-partisan municipal elections in Forsyth County will open at 8 a.m. July 6, In Kernersville, the mayoral seat and the five aldermen seats are up for election with all serving two-year terms. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.
- The Never Forget Ministry at Main Street United Methodist Church that hosts a Memorial Day dinner every year for WWII veterans is expanding to include veterans of the Korean Conflict. Never Forget Ministry Coordinator Regina Brown, said, “We want to expand to include veterans from the Korean Conflict, and we will continue to add veterans from different conflicts and wars every five years,” she said. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.