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Walking in memory of Lorraine

April 14, 2014

When Walter and Lorraine Nowicki first got involved with Relay for Life of Kernersville, it was to help longtime friends JoAnn and Berry Clifton as they took on the responsibilities as co-chairs of an annual event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society each year. For more, see the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 edition.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 14, 2014

National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is held each April, is an effort to bring national attention to motorists about worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. According to the Department of Transportation Highway Administration, in 2012 there were 609 traffic-related fatalities; 32,000 injuries; 130 worker fatalities; and 132 fatal crashes involving large trucks and busses. For more, see the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 edition.

Jazzen

April 14, 2014

After meeting during a recording project, keyboardist Erik Mowery and guitarist Scott Marvill decided to start performing together as Jazzen, a smooth jazz duo.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 edition.

Safety in the kitchen

April 14, 2014

Forty kitchen fires in the last five years may not seem like a lot to the average citizen, but the Kernersville Fire Marshal’s Office will tell you it is.
Kitchen fires are the second most frequent kind of call firefighters with the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department respond to. For more, see the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 edition.

Former sheriff building

April 7, 2014

A $2 million offer from local developer Stuart Parks is not enough to entice the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to sell the former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office building just yet. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

April 7, 2014

When Pattie Curran and her husband decided to start a family, they didn’t realize the fate that two of their three sons would face, that of Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS). According to Shwachman-Diamond America (SDA), a non-profit organization started by Curran to help fund research for SDS, the syndrome was first described in 1946 as a rare genetic (autosomal recessive), multi-systemic disorder affecting the pancreas, bone marrow and skeleton. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Griffith running for sheriff

April 7, 2014

With no Democrats in the running, whoever wins this year’s Republican primary for Forsyth County sheriff on May 6 won’t have to worry about winning the election in November. That leaves primary candidate Dave Griffith five weeks to convince registered Republicans why he’s the best person to lead the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office over the next four years, rather than incumbent Sheriff William “Bill” T. Schatzman and one other GOP candidate, Clifton J. Kilby, Jr. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Poet Carl Lombardi

April 7, 2014

Carl Lombardi, the library assistant at the Walkertown Library, enjoys performing poetry for audiences. Lombardi’s inspiration often comes from either an image or a phrase. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Additional charges

April 3, 2014

A former evidence technician with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) who was terminated and arrested January 31 for allegedly stealing more $9,800 in missing evidence from the department, faces 314 additional charges following further investigation by the KPD, Kernersville police reported. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.

Drugs in Kernersville

April 3, 2014

Knowing that it only takes a few seconds for illegal drugs to exchange hands, law enforcement officers must keep their eyes and ears open at all time. Tim Summers, Vice/Narcotics lieutenant for the Kernersville Police Department, said that if people paid more attention to their surroundings, they would see just how commonplace drugs really are. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.