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Bond vote

June 20, 2016

It wasn’t unanimous, but the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 on Monday to approve a resolution beginning the process to put bonds for the schools, local community college and the county’s parks and recreation department on the ballot in November.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016 edition.

Summer camp group for those with special needs

June 20, 2016

After seeing the need for a smaller and slow paced group setting, the Kernersville YMCA will be offering separate groups for children with special needs during their summer camp.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016 edition.

Found not guilty

June 20, 2016

A former daycare employee was found not guilty of child abuse charges by a Forsyth County jury on Wednesday after the judge dismissed the most serious of charges against her.
Juneaice Nichole Neely had been charged with felony negligent child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and one count of misdemeanor child abuse following an investigation in allegations that a child was injured in June 2015 at Sugar and Spice Child Enrichment Center on Union Cross Road.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016 edition.

Body cameras

June 16, 2016

With more and more law enforcement agencies providing body cameras to their officers, questions within municipalities and state governments have arisen on whether or not the resulting recordings should be part of the public record.
It is a question North Carolina legislators are tackling as they consider a measure which would exempt footage from law enforcement body cameras and vehicle dashboard cameras from state public records laws. For more, see the Thursday, June 16, 2016 edition.

Beltway lawsuit

June 16, 2016

The N.C. Supreme Court decided in favor of hundreds of property owners who live in the path of highway corridors in a unanimous ruling issued Friday, June 10 that says the state’s Map Act amounts to eminent domain and requires just compensation.
For more, see the Thursday, June 16, 2016 edition.

Ruff Love Rescue

June 16, 2016

Ruff Love Rescue, a non-profit volunteer-based foster care and dog rescue organization, is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, June 18 beginning at 4 p.m. at The Brewer’s Kettle in Kernersville. Some of the adoptable dogs will be available for viewing. There will be a bake sale, raffle, band, food truck and more.
For more, see the Thursday, June 16, 2016 edition.

Chamber Golf Tournament

June 16, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce is holding their 20th Annual FedEx Ground Kernersville Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Friday, August 19 at Pine Knolls Golf Course.
All players registered by name on August 1 will be entered into a drawing for $100 cash. For more, see the Thursday, June 16, 2016 edition.

Police officer benefit

June 14, 2016

Officer Rick SmithA hot dog supper and auction planned for Saturday, June 18 in Walkertown will benefit a local law enforcement officer who has served the Kernersville community for more than 20 years.
Kernersville Police Lt. Rick Smith was diagnosed with bladder cancer in early 2016 and since then has been undergoing treatment, and more recently, complications that required a long hospital stay, where he remains today.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 14, 2016 edition.

Lambe Conference Center

June 14, 2016

LambeRepresentatives with Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center and others recognized longtime Kernersville residents Imogene and Clarence Lambe, Sr. during a special dedication ceremony on Sunday, June 12 after the couple donated funds to complete a new conference center at the hospital.
The 5,400 square foot Lambe Conference Center will make its public debut in September. For more, see the Tuesday, June 14, 2016 edition.

Car heat safety

June 14, 2016

Kernersville Police Department (KPD) Chief Scott Cunningham is cautioning residents about the dangers of leaving children, elderly and pets unattended in hot cars. “We don’t know how many adults, elderly, or pets either died or suffered injuries because of this,” Cunningham said. “In Kernersville, we have not had any deaths or injuries, but in 2015 we did respond to 15 calls involving animals in cars and nine calls involving children left in cars.”
For more, see the Tuesday, June 14, 2016 edition.