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Kernersville Foundation

May 24, 2016

At the Kernersville Foundation’s annual banquet on Monday, May 23, the guest speaker was Senator Richard Burr. For more, see the Tuesday, May 24, 2016 edition.

Interning in Africa

May 23, 2016

Oak Ridge resident Jill McClurg is raising money to pursue an unpaid internship in Tanzania, where she will be teaching English and helping with school enrichment, among other things.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016 edition.

Mystic Shrine Club

May 23, 2016

Fairly new to the community, Kernersville’s Mystic Shrine Club is hosting a Spring Formal Father/Daughter Dance in June, in addition to other events, to build up funding in order to help local organizations, as well as the Shriners Hospital for Children. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016 edition.

Coal ash pond clean up

May 23, 2016

Duke Energy has up to eight years to excavate its coal ash ponds in North Carolina, including the one at the Belews Creek Steam Station, according to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016 edition.

Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award

May 23, 2016

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce recognized the attorneys of Coltrane, Grubbs & Whatley during the Chamber’s annual 2016 Small Business Awards breakfast on Thursday morning by presenting the law firm with the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016 edition.

Sewer rate lawsuit

May 23, 2016

A Kernersville couple has filed a class action lawsuit against both the Town of Kernersville and the City/County Utility Commission over what they believe are various breaches of a past written agreement regarding sewer rates here. They are seeking more than $5 million in damages.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2016 edition.

Armed robbery

May 23, 2016

On May 21 at 5:06 a.m., the Kernersville
Police Department (KPD) responded to the Kangaroo Express, located at 2010 West Mountain
St., in reference to a reported armed robbery. Personnel reported that a male subject
entered the business and ordered the clerk to open the register. Police said the suspect removed an
undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and is still at large.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Town appeal

May 19, 2016

The Town of Kernersville will appeal a judge’s order that officials provide fired Kernersville Fire Rescue Department Captain Kevin Bray the full, un-redacted notes believed to be related to his June 2015 termination.
For more, see the Thursday, May 19, 2016 edition.

New Bishop principal

May 19, 2016

Tracy Shaw Bishop McGuinnessTracy Shaw, formerly the interim principal of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, was named principal of the school on May 9.
For more, see the Thursday, May 19, 2016 edition.

Adoption journey

May 19, 2016

The Mounce family is looking to adopt a child after multiple miscarriages. They are holding two fundraisers.
The first fundraiser is a pancake breakfast being held on Saturday, May 21 from 7 – 11 a.m. in the Kernersville Wesleyan Church Family Life Center. For more, see the Thursday, May 19, 2016 edition.