Kernersville News Briefs

  • 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: What are some of the biggest issues facing Kernersville over the next two years? For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.
  • As the Kernersville Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary and kicks off its Annual Giving Campaign, they are looking to the community for help in providing annual grants to Kernersville’s non-profits. For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.
  • Kernersville area schools either improved or held their own when it comes to student growth and achievement during the 2018-19 school year. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 School Performance Grades on September 4. Although school officials described much of last year’s data as “flat,” WS/FCS did show some increases in all areas of state-mandated accountability factors, something that encouraged new WS/FCS Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston. For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.
  • The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) has received complaints of careless and reckless driving, trespassing, and speeding, primarily involving trucks, in the parking lots of the Old Lowes Foods shopping center at Piney Grove Plaza and Rite Aid at North Main Street and Piney Grove Road. As a result, and at the request of the property owners, police officials say the KPD will increase enforcement in the area. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.
  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district was well represented during a public hearing before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on Thursday afternoon, all asking for a quarter-cent sales tax ballot initiative next year to fund an increase in teacher supplements and possibly even classified employee salaries. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.