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‘Best Teacher in the Triad’

April 18, 2014

First grade teacher Carey French, a teacher at the newly opened North Carolina Leadership Academy (NCLA) charter school in Kernersville, was recently recognized as the “Best Teacher in the Triad” by an educational support company. For more, see the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition.

Police telecommunicators

April 18, 2014

Nancy Sipe and Jeff Lemons are perfectly content to watch over Kernersville while a majority of others are sleeping. They’ve worked side by side as telecommunicators in the Kernersville Police Department’s communication office for the past 10 years and wouldn’t want it any other way. For more, see the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition.

District Court judge

April 18, 2014

Assistant District Attorney Ted Kazakos is seeking the county’s new District Court judge’s seat. Kazakos can look back to one case in particular that has stayed with him over the years and it constantly reminds him of how crime has far-reaching impacts. For more, see the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition.

Earth Day in Kernersville

April 18, 2014

Earth Day is coming to Kernersville on Tuesday, April 22, and the Kernersville Public Services Department is anticipating a banner year. The vendor slots have sold out and more local students signed up to participate in the Art for Earth contest than ever before. There will be raffles, samples and door prizes given away every 30 minutes, and local business owners will showcase how Kernersville is becoming a leader when it comes to sustainability in the workplace. For more, see the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition.

Community Easter events

April 18, 2014

Residents will have plenty of opportunities to Celebrate Holy Week and Easter with one of Kernersville’s area churches. For more, see the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition.

Major endorsement

April 14, 2014

With less than four weeks until the May 6 primary race, Kernersville Police Chief Scott Cunningham has issued a letter of endorsement for Dave Griffith, one of two Republicans challenging incumbent Forsyth County Sheriff Bill Schatzman in this year’s election. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

April 14, 2014

A little boy with a dream of becoming a park ranger, and now grown and retired, Tim Pegram reflects on his time as a park ranger and hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway through his book, The Blue Ridge Parkway By Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

LIVESTRONG

April 14, 2014

After Jeff McGill was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in July 2012, he was devastated; however, with the help of doctors, friends and the LIVESTRONG program, McGill has been getting stronger and is looking forward to getting back to his hobbies. LIVESTRONG helps cancer survivors transition from cancer treatments to leading a normal life again. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Child abuse awareness

April 14, 2014

When Walkertown resident Bria Nance reflects on the past two years and how much her family has changed, she knows she never wants to revert back to her former life. Nance said her husband was emotionally abusive toward her and often wrestled with their two sons, who were three and four at the time. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

‘A total loss’

April 14, 2014

Make that 41 kitchen fires in five years. Another Kernersville home went up in flames Monday when food was left unattended on the stove, this time displacing a family of five. “The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread through the single-story home, causing significant damage to the interior,” Kernersville Fire Marshal Bruce Hennequin said. For more, see the Thursday, April 10, 2014 edition.