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  • On November 8 Michael Todd Pegram was arrested in Osceola County Florida as a result of an investigation being conducted by the Kernersville Police Department (KPD). This investigation began in May and is still in progress. Police said, after consulting with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office Pegram was charged with multiple felony crimes. According to police the charges are 9 counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, 2 counts of First Degree Sex Offense, and Attempted First Degree Sex Offense. Police said the offenses charged up to this point in this case occurred on or about January 1991 through December 1996. On Wednesday, November 15 Pegram appeared in court in Osceola County and signed a waiver, waiving his right to an extradition hearing. On November 22, detectives with the KPD, assisted by the NC State Bureau of Investigation, brought Pegram to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center. Police said additional charges of 2 counts of First Degree Sex Offense and 1 count of Indecent Liberties with a Child were served on Pegram. He was placed under a $2,000,000.00 secured bond, according to a KPD press release. A court date has been set for December 7. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the KPD.
  • An investigation into a former Kernersville man facing multiple counts of child sex offenses continues to grow as news about his arrest circulates. For more, see the Tuesday, November 21, 2017 edition.
  • On Sunday, November 19 at approximately 9:24 pm officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to an armed robbery at Tilley’s Internet Sweepstakes, located at 1405-C Hwy 66. Ac-cording to police, an unidentified black male entered the store with a handgun and demanded cash. Police said the suspect was last seen leaving the business with an unknown amount of money. Anyone having any information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.
  • The YMCA of Northwest N.C. has issued a statement following the arrest of one of its former employees accused of numerous child sex offenses in Kernersville which allegedly occurred more than 20 years ago. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017 edition.
  • During the Chamber of Commerce 49th Annual Banquet held on Monday, November 13, Matthew Pidakala was presented with the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award for his contributions to the Kernersville community. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017 edition.