Kernersville News Briefs

  • At the Kernersville Police Department (KPD), this 25th year on the calendar marks how many have passed since Kathi Goff Kennedy was brutally murdered in her apartment off Salisbury Street while her two small daughters were left unscathed nearby. Kennedy’s death remains the KPD’s only unsolved murder. For more, see the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 edition.
  • The Crossing, the Union Cross campus of First Christian Church Ministries, will open with a service and tours this Sunday, October 20 with the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more, see the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 edition.
  • There are three candidates vying to become the next mayor of Kernersville – incumbent Mayor Dawn Morgan, former Alderman Irving Neal and downtown business owner Chris Federico. This week’s question for the candidates is: Some people say that we have too many traffic problems, especially on South Main Street. What do you think? How could the Town mitigate those concerns or improve the situation? For more, see the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 edition.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding an Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Triad Park on Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in hopes of creating awareness and raising more funds for aggressive mental health research within the community. For more, see the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 edition.
  • A Kernersville woman has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of a man in what law enforcement investigators believe may have been some type of domestic incident. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), deputies responded to a Glennview Drive residence, off Union Cross Road just south of Interstate 40, at 6:14 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in reference to a shooting call. Upon arrival, deputies reported locating a deceased adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. “The investigation has been assumed by Investigators from Criminal Investigation and is ongoing at this time,” the FCSO said in a media release on Thursday. “During the course of the investigation, investigators have information indicating the incident was domestic in nature and no suspect(s) are being sought. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.” On Friday, the FCSO announced that after consultation with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office, investigators had charged Evelyn Ann Floyd, 52, of 1164 Glennview Drive, with one felony count of voluntary manslaughter. Floyd was confined to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with a secured bond of $100,000 pending a preliminary court date of October 24. The victim has been identified as Steven Darrell Landreth, 49, who also resided at 1164 Glennview Drive. The FCSO said no additional details regarding the case would be released at this time as investigators continue to collect and analyze evidence.