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Next Step Thrift Store

February 21, 2017

Countless hours were spent this past weekend updating and rearranging the Next Step Ministries Thrift Store, and to celebrate, staff members will be hosting special sales all week long.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 21, 2017 edition.

Motor vehicle fatality

February 20, 2017

A Kernersville man has died following a motor vehicle accident in Winston-Salem on Saturday evening, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD). The WSPD reported that a 2000 Dodge Caravan operated by Adam Joseph Taylor, 33, of Kernersville, was headed northbound on US 421 approaching the Fifth Street exit on Saturday at approximately 11:49 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and struck the guardrail. Police said the vehicle then careened back and forth across the lanes of northbound US 421 before it came to rest back against the guardrail. According to police, Taylor sustained significant injuries during the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The WSPD said no other vehicles were involved in the crash and Taylor was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Crisis Control consignment

February 20, 2017

When the Kernersville Crisis Control Ministry office began consigning items at a local consignment shop just a mile from the office, they did not know how well this new funding effort would do. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017 edition.

Flu season

February 20, 2017

A second flu death has been reported in Forsyth County after a child died earlier this week from the viral illness, and county officials say free flu shots are still available at the health department for those who haven’t been vaccinated.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017 edition.

Fountain of Life Lutheran renovations

February 20, 2017

After being flooded, Fountain of Life Lutheran Church has decided to completely renovate their sanctuary, which is expected to be complete within the next two months.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017 edition.

American Legion Post 36

February 20, 2017

John T. Ring American Legion Post 36, a local group for veterans, is looking to reach out to more veterans in the community from WWII to present.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017 edition.

Online auction

February 20, 2017

The Town of Kernersville is once again placing its surplus property up for sale to the highest bidder in its annual online electronic auction. Since 2007, the Town has brought in almost half a million dollars – $489,000 – to its General Fund through the online auction. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017 edition.

Arrest made

February 20, 2017

On Friday Feb. 17, the Kernersville Police Department charged Seth Allen Hollar with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery that allegedly occurred on Union Cross Road on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Power outage scheduled for Saturday

February 17, 2017

Duke Energy will conduct a planned power outage in Kernersville on Saturday, Feb. 18 in order to repair equipment and replace several power poles along West Mountain Street.
According to Duke Energy spokesperson Meghan Miles, the outage will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday and last until 2 or 3 p.m. It is expected that the outage will impact around 1,300 customers who live between the 200 and 1500 blocks of West Mountain Street.
“We will be repairing and replacing a few insulators on top of the poles, as well as replacing 10 poles along West Mountain Street, west of Cherry Street,” explained Miles.
About 20 to 25 line workers will be involved in the project.
Miles said Duke Energy contacted customers by phone to inform them of the planned power outage.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to maintain our equipment and make re-pairs,” she said.

Armed robbery

February 16, 2017

At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to an armed robbery at the Union Cross Mart, located at 1557 Union Cross Rd. Police said an unidentified white male entered the store with a weapon and demanded the clerk empty the cash register. The suspect was last seen leaving the store with an unknown amount
of money. Anyone having any information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.