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Kernersville News Briefs

  • With less than four weeks until the May 6 primary race, Kernersville Police Chief Scott Cunningham has issued a letter of endorsement for Dave Griffith, one of two Republicans challenging incumbent Forsyth County Sheriff Bill Schatzman in this year’s election. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.
  • A little boy with a dream of becoming a park ranger, and now grown and retired, Tim Pegram reflects on his time as a park ranger and hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway through his book, The Blue Ridge Parkway By Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.
  • After Jeff McGill was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2012, he was devastated; however, with the help of doctors, friends and the LIVESTRONG program, McGill has been getting stronger and is looking forward to getting back to his hobbies. LIVESTRONG helps cancer survivors transition from cancer treatments to leading a normal life again. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.
  • When Walkertown resident Bria Nance reflects on the past two years and how much her family has changed, she knows she never wants to revert back to her former life. Nance said her husband was emotionally abusive toward her and often wrestled with their two sons, who were three and four at the time. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.
  • Make that 41 kitchen fires in five years. Another Kernersville home went up in flames Monday when food was left unattended on the stove, this time displacing a family of five. “The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread through the single-story home, causing significant damage to the interior,” Kernersville Fire Marshal Bruce Hennequin said. For more, see the Thursday, April 10, 2014 edition.