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.
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.