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Bank robbery

December 2, 2016

kevin-grady-simmonsKernersville police responded to Capital Bank, located at 1207 South Main St., in reference to a bank robbery at 12:49 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. According to police, bank personnel reported a male subject demanded money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of US currency. Kernersville police located and apprehended Kevin Grady Simmons, a Greensboro resident, without incident. He was charged with common law robbery and is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center
under a $10,000 secured bond. He has a preliminary court appearance on January 5. He was also served with two outstanding orders for arrest on unrelated charges.

Creekside Heritage Farm

December 1, 2016

Brian and Stephanie Neal raise chickens on their farm, known as Creekside Heritage Farm, in Walkertown. The farm is over 100 years old. For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2016 edition.

Following his dream

December 1, 2016

fb_img_1480475277086Joe Collins, a local man who got his acting start on the Kernersville Little Theatre stage, has been cast in a holiday production at Dollywood had has dreams of one day appearing on Broadway. For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2016 edition.

Augustine Literacy Project

December 1, 2016

READWS is in need of volunteer tutors for the Augustine Literacy Project and is hosting an information session Thursday, Dec. 1 as well as training sessions starting in January. For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2016 edition.

Death investigation

November 29, 2016

dsc_0115Officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to 710 McKaughan St
at 7:46 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29 reference to a possible death investigation. Police said a white male was located hanging from a rope at the Tower Station.
Emergency crews and tower workers were able to retrieve the body from the
tower without incident. The investigation is on-going at this time. Any persons
with information concerning this investigation contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Holiday events

November 29, 2016

This Sunday, December 4, the downtown area will see thousands of people from the Kernersville community and surrounding areas starting with the Frosty 5K, followed by the Kernersville Christmas Parade and ending with the Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Supper at Kernersville Elementary School. For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2016 edition.

Gifts for law enforcement

November 29, 2016

A group of Forsyth County residents collected thousands of pieces of candy and then presented them in gift baskets to area law enforcement agencies as a show of appreciation.
Beverly Lung of Walkertown learned about a similar campaign during a Bible study group when someone talked about what a Diocese group had done near Charlotte when they gave gift bags to law enforcement.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2016 edition.

Union Cross Baptist pastor

November 29, 2016

img_2507Union Cross Baptist Church has welcomed a new pastor into its family after spending the better part of a year with an interim at the helm. Rev. Kent Kern delivered his first sermon at the High Point Road church on November 20. For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2016 edition.

Chamber Board Chair

November 29, 2016

courtneyCourtney Turlington has been named the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Board Chair and she is looking forward to growing Chamber programming.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2016 edition.

Walkertown man charged

November 29, 2016

A Walkertown man has been charged in the murder of a Winston-Salem man on November 10. According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, Billy Jackson Simmons, III, 34, of 5329 Camp Betty Hastings Road in Walkertown, was charged in connection with the shooting death of Acara Demond Goldsmith, 36, of 957 Shalimar Drive in Winston-Salem. For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2016 edition.