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Road Closure

September 17, 2014

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors closed down a section of Industrial Park Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Crews closed down the intersection of Industrial Park Drive and Macy Grove Road in order to merge the two roads. This is a continuous closure. Construction is slated to be complete Sunday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. This work is part of the Macy Grove Road Improvements Project that will widen and extend Macy Grove Road from Industrial Drive to Mountain Street, including a new interchange at US 421/I-40 Business. Business owners and residents of the affected areas will be allowed access to and from their homes at all times; however, through traffic must follow the signed three-mile detour route.

Lowe’s grant to KES

September 15, 2014

When Kernersville Elementary School officials found out they had received a $500 Lowe’s Heroes grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kernersville, they weren’t sure how far the money would spread. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Holy Ever After

September 15, 2014

When Ryan Biricocchi set out to write a story for his daughter, Megan, 8, for Christmas, he never thought it would be published; however his dream came true recently when his book “Holy Ever After” was published. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

9/11 Carolina Field of Honor

September 15, 2014

The Carolina Field of Honor reached another milestone Thursday as officials and guests gathered to unveil a new 9/11 memorial at the site on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Death investigation

September 14, 2014

The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to 120 Farmwood Dr. (Farmwood Garden Apartments) on Saturday, September 13 at approximately 7:38 p.m. in reference a death investigation, according to a KPD news release. The KPD reported that Johanna Patricia Barton, age 32, was found deceased in her apartment. On Monday, September 15, KPD Chief Scott Cunningham said investigators believe Barton fell and hit her head and they don’t believe foul play is involved. No additional information has been released at this time.

Child bitten by dog

September 11, 2014

A child was reportedly bitten in the mouth by a Doberman during a September 11 ceremony at the Carolina Field of Honor in Triad Park marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to local media outlets. According to the dog’s owner, he told the woman not to let the child approach the dog. The dog’s owner said the Doberman has been quarantined by officials for 10 days. For more information, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14 edition.

Police chase

September 11, 2014

Law enforcement agencies from throughout the area converged on Kernersville Thursday morning after two robbery suspects in High Point crashed their car on Interstate 40 near Hwy. 66 South and fled the scene on foot. The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) said the male suspects allegedly robbed a Dollar General in High Point. The two escaped by car and were pursued by officers with the High Point Police Department and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. After wrecking their vehicle, the suspects ran into nearby woods. The area was sealed off by law enforcement, and the KPD, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, Kernersville Fire Rescue Department responded to assist. Multiple dog teams and a N.C. Highway Patrol helicopter also aided in the search. A number of Kernersville schools were placed on lockdown during the incident. Both suspects were arrested. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 13 & 14, 2014.

VA topping out ceremony

September 11, 2014

Work on the Kernersville VA Health Care Center stopped for a few hours Tuesday while those involved with the project celebrated the completion of the steel frame of the building with a traditional topping out ceremony. Hundreds of people were involved in the design and construction of the 280,000 sq. ft. four-story VA medical facility. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Woman killed in car accident

September 11, 2014

A pregnant woman from Kernersville and her unborn child were both killed early Sunday morning following an accident on Interstate 85 in Belmont. Another woman suffered life-threatening injuries in the single vehicle crash. The Belmont Police Department identified the deceased woman as 21-year-old Heather Lockard. She was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center where she died. Lockard was seven months pregnant. For more, see the Tuesday, September 9 & Thursday, September 11, 2014 editions.

Town Hall meeting

September 11, 2014

Republican state legislators from Forsyth County held a special Town Hall meeting in Kernersville on Tuesday night, taking questions from constituents that ranged in topics from spending on education and loss of jobs in the state to voter ID legislation and Medicaid. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.