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  • Main Street United Methodist Church encourages the community to purchase pumpkins from their annual pumpkin patch in order to continue their funding of the many organizations and ministries they support. The pumpkins will be delivered on Saturday, October 1. The pumpkin patch will be open Sundays 12 noon – 8 p.m.; Mondays – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more, see the Thursday, September 29, 2016 edition.
  • When professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon on Friday, Sept. 16, he had a helping hand from a longtime Kernersville company. Braun soared over the Idaho canyon in a rocket aptly named “Evel Spirit.” Kernersville-based Spartan Manufacturing, located on Brookford Road, provided the high-pressure steam needed to launch the custom-built rocket sled. For more, see the Thursday, September 29, 2016 edition.
  • During this year’s Tour to Tanglewood on September 17 and 18, Kernersville’s Team MS Be Strong raised roughly $45,000 for the National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society. For more, see the Thursday, September 29, 2016 edition.
  • A federal lawsuit filed last week by an insurance provider and Hanesbrands Inc. is seeking millions in reimbursement from three security companies after two men were charged and ultimately convicted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of socks from a distribution center in Kernersville. For more, see the Thursday, September 29, 2016 edition.
  • The 1100 block through the 1300 block of NC Highway 66 in Kernersville, between Shields Road and Indeneer Drive, will be closed until approximately 1:00 a.m. on Thursday September 29. This is due to power lines being down across the road. Barricades have been erected and Pike Electrical is on the scene completing repairs.