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A toxic issue

January 30, 2015

Following a report in a local newspaper over the weekend that Hanes Magnet and Lowrance Middle schools sit next to one of the state’s top 20 most toxic waste sites, parents and citizens confronted the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education Tuesday night with calls to shut down both educational institutions. For more, see the Thursday, January 29, 2015 edition.

Lifetime of service

January 30, 2015

For nearly 31 years, Kernersville Police Lt. Mike Brandon has patrolled the streets of Kernersville with pride, and he has no intention of stopping anytime soon. For more, see the Thursday, January 29, 2015 edition.

A privilege to teach

January 30, 2015

Following in the footsteps of her father, Glenn High School biology teacher Fatima Stevens was honored to hear that she was named as the school’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. For more, see the Thursday, January 29, 2015 edition.

Ron Wellman speaks

January 30, 2015

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce held its annual Economic Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, with keynote speaker Ron Wellman, the longtime athletic director at Wake Forest University, providing attendees with an inside look at how college athletics are managed across the country. For more, see the Thursday, January 29, 2015 edition.

Academy to close

January 30, 2015

One of the town’s largest private schools is closing at the end of the school year, with officials citing increased costs as a primary reason for the closure. On Friday, officials with First Christian Academy and First Christian Church Ministries announced that the academy would no longer operate after the 2014-15 school year. For more, see the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 edition.

Decrease in crime

January 30, 2015

A 12 percent decline in crime over the past two years shows that new initiatives and programs are starting to make a difference in Kernersville, but the numbers are still a work in progress if you ask Kernersville Police Chief Scott Cunningham. For more, see the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 edition.

Hospice volunteers

January 30, 2015

Hospice of the Piedmont invites those that are interested in volunteering to help others to register for the organization’s spring volunteer training, set to begin on Tuesday, March 10. For more, see the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 edition.

Dinner Exchange Club

January 30, 2015

After tossing around ideas on how to make dinnertime a little easier, Kernersville resident Kim Taylor decided to create the Kernersville Dinner Exchange in which friends and families from the community gather to swap meals. For more, see the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 edition.

Go Red For Women, Jr. Club

January 30, 2015

A new club at Glenn High School is part of one woman’s mission to see today’s young women “go red” for heart health. Cheryl Hancock, who was named chairperson of the Guilford Go Red For Women campaign last September, recently created the Go Red For Women Jr. Club at Glenn. For more, see the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 edition.

Development redesign

January 26, 2015

Representatives with the Arden Group would like to redesign the development known to many as “Carrollton” to reflect a number of changes in the market, and they have submitted a brand new master plan to the Kernersville Planning Board. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015 edition.