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First Christian Academy to close

May 25, 2015

As First Christian Academy comes to the end of an era during the graduation of their last graduating class on May 30., they are inviting members of the community who have been associated with the academy to celebrate its past 16 years. For more, see the Thursday, May 21, 2015 edition.

Combating drug overdoses

May 25, 2015

Kernersville Police Department (KPD) patrol officers are now carrying the antidote drug naxolone, also known by its brand name Narcan, to combat the effects of opioid overdoses from drugs such as heroin and even prescription analgesics. For more, see the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 edition.

In need of a kidney

May 25, 2015

Marvin Eaton is in need of a kidney. Though he is humbled by the need, Marvin’s family and friends are reaching out to the community to find anyone who would be willing to help in Marvin’s honor. For more, see the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 edition.

St. Baldrick’s

May 25, 2015

Kernersville’s annual St. Baldrick’s event, which will be held at Smitty’s Grille on Saturday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m., is in need of donations and local residents willing to shave their heads to help fund research to eradicate childhood cancer. For more, see the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 edition.

Recycle M1KA3L

May 25, 2015

The North Carolina Leadership Academy fifth and sixth graders entered a video documentary entitled “Recycle M1KA3L,” which chronicled their creation of a talking robot made from recycled material, into the first Earth day Video Contest by OmniSource. For more, see the Tuesday, May 19, 2015 edition.

Camp of Champions

May 18, 2015

New Beginnings Assembly is hosting a golf tournament fundraiser on Thursday, June 18 at Tanglewood Park Championship Course to raise awareness and finances to reach at risk children and youth of the Kernersville community through their summer camps and after school programs. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015 edition.

Park ranger

May 18, 2015

Last summer, Laura Barnhardt, a third grade teacher at Caleb’s Creek Elementary School, worked at Mount Rainier through the Teacher Ranger Teacher Program, driving across the country to get there and returning home. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015 edition.

Democratic Party chairman

May 18, 2015

The Forsyth County Democratic Party selected officers for 2015-17, with Winston-Salem Attorney and long-time party member Eric Ellison leading the charge as the organization’s new chairman. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015 edition.

County budget

May 18, 2015

Forsyth County commissioners heard a preliminary budget presentation for the 2015-16 fiscal year from County Manager Dudley Watts on Thursday, with Watts recommending a 1.15 cent hike in the property tax rate and added funding for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015 edition.

Town budget

May 18, 2015

Sorting through a five-year Capital Improvement Plan to determine which items are the most essential is a responsibility Kernersville Town Manager Curtis Swisher and the other department heads don’t take lightly.That’s why they try to balance the Town’s ongoing debt load with the amount of revenue generated each fiscal year. For more, see the Thursday, May 14, 2015 edition.