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Duke Energy rates

June 30, 2015

Duke Energy Progress’ N.C. customers will see greater savings on their energy costs in 2016 if the company’s annual filings receive approval from the N.C. Utilities Commission. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Senate budget bill

June 30, 2015

The N.C. Senate has passed its version of a budget bill for 2015 and in the coming weeks, senators and members of the House of Representatives will try to reconcile the two documents into one cohesive budget for the state. Senator Joyce Krawiec, who represents Forsyth and Yadkin counties in the legislature, talked about some of the highlights in the Senate version of the budget, beginning with its $21.47 million price tag. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Rotary Club President Fradenburg

June 30, 2015

After being nominated as the 2015-16 Rotary Club president in July, Jim Fradenburg is looking forward to continuing the success of the Kernersville club.
The Rotary Club of Kernersville was formed in 1987 with 22 charter members and sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Triad. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

4th of July celebrations

June 30, 2015

On a day that marked our independence 239 years ago, July 4, 1776, we not only celebrate our own freedom, but those who gave and continue to put their lives on the line for our freedom. To honor this day, Kernersville will offer a day of celebratory fun for families and friends from sun up to sun down on Saturday, July 4.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Blueberry farmers

June 30, 2015

July and August are the season for blueberries, and according to Bruce Henry of Blueberry Hill Farm in Colfax, and Mark Apple, of Apple Family Farm, located just off Hwy 66 South in Kernersville, 2015 is a good one. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Paul Ciener blood drive

June 29, 2015

There is still time to schedule an appointment to donate during the Paul Ciener Blood Drive on Monday, June 29. This is one of two bi-annual blood drives sponsored by the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden each year in honor of the garden’s inspiration and namesake. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 edition.

Duke Energy scams

June 29, 2015

Earlier this week, the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) issued a warning about a rise in scams involving Duke Energy customers. “As temperatures rise, criminals claiming to represent utility companies take advantage of the heat by threatening to cut off your power if you don’t make an immediate payment. It’s a scam,” warned the KPD. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 edition.

New tenant

June 29, 2015

The old Adams Millis distribution center on North Main Street – most recently occupied by Hanesbrands, Inc. – will soon have a new tenant. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has finalized a multi-year lease to rent the 387,000 square foot facility sitting on 30 acres of land. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 edition.

Dale Martin retires

June 29, 2015

The beginning of July will be the start of a month of transition for the Town of Kernersville following the June 30 retirement of longtime Town Clerk Dale Martin.
Martin is retiring after a little over 30 years of service to the citizens of Kernersville. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 edition.

NSM Executive Director

June 29, 2015

Next Step Ministries has named Paulette Dodson its new executive director and Heather Pitts its new Thrift Store manager. “It is a great opportunity to help others and to serve the community,” Dodson remarked. “Domestic violence is something that happens everywhere, so this is a great opportunity to raise awareness and let people know Next Step is here if they are experiencing domestic violence.” For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2015 edition.