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Road closure

September 28, 2016

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.

Running for District Court judge

September 27, 2016

aaron-berlinWinston-Salem native Aaron Berlin became an assistant prosecutor in the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office in order to help people. Berlin believes that by becoming a judge, his capacity to help others will only be broadened.
Berlin is running for the judicial seat held by retiring Forsyth County District Court Judge William Graham, who will leave the bench at the end of the year.For more, see the Tuesday, September 27, 2016 edition.

An American adventure

September 27, 2016

dscn5570Olya Bortnyuk, an exchange student from the Ukraine, is living out one of her dreams while attending East Forsyth High School and visiting different parts of N.C. and the U.S. through the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Program.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 27, 2016 edition.

Primary goals

September 27, 2016

While the district data remains flat for the last three years, with 53 percent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools students meeting grade level proficiency overall and 44.6 percent met college/career readiness requirements, officials were especially pleased with results on fifth and eighth grade science tests.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 27, 2016 edition.

Reynolda Church mission trip

September 27, 2016

Students from Reynolda Church’s Glenn High School (GHS) campus said a mission trip to Jamaica opened their eyes and grew their faith.
Chase Earnhardt and Kyle Smith, who are seniors at GHS, explained that while they have been on mission trips before, this was their first mission trip abroad.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 27, 2016 edition.

Traffic fatality

September 26, 2016

On Friday, September 23, at approximately 1:23 pm, the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to the intersection of NC Highway 66 South and the off ramp from US 421 North on a reported motor vehicle collision with injuries.
Police said a Toyota Camry, operated by 53-year-old Thomas James Feist of Kernersville, and an International Flatbed truck, operated by 58-year-old Michael Robert Swanger of Greensboro, were attempting to make a left turn from the off ramp of US 421 North onto NC Hwy 66. A 2003 Ford F-350 Truck, operated by 37-year-old Randall Keith Ashley of Summerfield, was traveling south on NC Highway 66. As the three vehicles entered the intersection, the vehicles reportedly collided.
Ashley suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision, and refused medical treatment on scene. Swanger was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) by Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services (FCEMS) with moderate injuries. Feist and a passenger in the 2014 Toyota Camry, identified as 81-year-old Patricia Nussear Feist of Kernersville, was also transported to WFBMC by FCEMS with serious injuries.
Police said Patricia Feist later died while receiving medical treatment at WFBMC. The KPD’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Feist as well as the collision. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Officer John Collins with the KPD at 336-996-3177.
This is the fourth traffic related fatality in Kernersville this year, compared to two fatalities during the same time period last year

Walkertown-Guthrie Road now open

September 26, 2016

It’s been a long nine months, but the wait is over for motorists who regularly traveled Walkertown-Guthrie Road before its closure last January for the start of construction of a new bridge over what will eventually become the new Northern Beltway loop road around Forsyth County.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 edition.

Internet Purchase Exchange Zone

September 26, 2016

KPD MPO W.B. Jones, the KPD’s Crime Prevention/Community Relations coordinator, was in Florida for training when he noticed signs on various government buildings indicating spots where it was safe to exchange items sold via the internet through services such as Craigslist. For residents in Kernersville, that place can now be a spot in the parking lot of the KPD, in what police are calling an “Internet Purchase Exchange Zone.”
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 edition.

Tethering in Forsyth County

September 26, 2016

A proposed ordinance that would ban the practice of unattended tethering of dogs is back before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, but after two weeks of discussion, the issue remains without resolution.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 edition.

Helping the homeless

September 26, 2016

Rebecca Alfaro knows firsthand what it is like to be homeless, and she is hoping to have the chance to help others in a situation she is all too familiar with. She has set up a GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/helpNChomeless.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 edition.