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Armed robberies

May 27, 2016

Two armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery took place on Friday, May 27, according to the Kernersville (KPD) and Winston-Salem (WSPD) police departments.
According to the KPD, at 1:12 a.m. officers responded to Kangaroo Express, located at 2010 West Mountain St., in reference to a reported armed robbery. Police said a male subject entered the business and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reportedly left with an undetermined amount of money.
The KPD said at 3:26 a.m. officers responded to Quality Mart, located at 101 Clayton Forest Rd., in reference to a reported armed robbery. Police said a mail subject entered the business and demanded money from the clerk, and left with an undetermined amount of money.
According to the WSPD, officers responded to Kangaroo Express, located at 4401 Kernersville Rd., at 2:49 a.m. in regard to an attempted armed robbery. Police said the clerk observed the suspect walking towards her while reaching for his waistband. The clerk reportedly locked herself inside the office area. The suspect left the area on foot. The suspect was described as 5’7”, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a camouflage mask with eyeholes. The WSPD said the suspect in this incident matches the description of the armed robberies in Kernersville.
Anyone with information is asked to call the KPD at 336-996-3177, the WSPD at 336-773-7700, or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

Austin Davis

May 26, 2016

Austin DavisAustin Davis may still be relatively new to the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department, but his dedication to the fire service goes back many years.
For more, see the Thursday, May 26, 2016 edition.

Missing teen

May 26, 2016

Authorities in Boone are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of James “Martin” Roberts, a Kernersville teen who was living and studying in the mountain town before being reported missing last month, and have said they expect to turn attention to areas closer to Roberts’ hometown in the coming weeks.
For more, see the Thursday, May 26, 2016 edition.

WS/FCS Teacher of the Year

May 26, 2016

032After looking at all the prime candidates, East Forsyth High School Biology Teacher Allison Weavil was surprised on Thursday, May 19 as she was recognized as Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School’s Teacher of the Year.
For more, see the Thursday, May 26, 2016 edition.

Ai Church

May 26, 2016

After seeing a historical white church fall cripple in the landscape among gravesites as old as the late 1700s, residents of Oak Ridge formed Preservation Oak Ridge in order to restore the Ai Church.

For more, see the Thursday, May 26, 2016 edition.

Minority Small Business Person

May 26, 2016

LuAnn DavisThe Kernersville Chamber of Commerce named LuAnn Davis this year’s Minority Small Business Person of the Year during the Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards breakfast on Thursday, May 19. For more, see the Thursday, May 26, 2016 edition.

Memorial Day celebration

May 24, 2016

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. North Carolina’s newest cabinet member Major General Cornell Wilson, secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs for N.C., will lead the festivities.
The ceremony will include color guards, special music, the laying of the wreath, taps and other patriotic activities. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs are encouraged.

Small Business Person of the Year

May 24, 2016

Judy BoggsThe Kernersville Chamber of Commerce recognized Judy Boggs as this year’s Small Business Person of the Year at its 2016 Small Business Awards Breakfast. For more, see the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 edition.

NC Supreme Court race

May 24, 2016

Early voting for the June 7 primary begins on Thursday, May 26. One of the races across the state will include the N.C. Supreme Court. For more, see the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 edition.

Music at Twilight

May 24, 2016

Music at Twilight will kick off on Thursday, May 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Town Hall courtyard with a theme of “Patriot Night” and will feature local bluegrass band, Rain Check. The event will open with representatives from Army National Guard Recruiting Center, who will have a Color Guard and Army vehicles on display. For more, see the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 edition.