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Don’t be a victim

December 15, 2014

She may be the state’s deputy director of the Victims and Citizens section of N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office, but Caroline Farmer isn’t immune to scammers targeting her residence by phone. Farmer said she hears plenty of stories from citizens who have creative and humorous ways to converse with suspected phone scammers. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Interview with Mrs. Claus

December 15, 2014

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and the tree was all lit, We needed an interview, who would be it? When one of the writers on Kernersville News’ staff said, “Talk to Mrs. Claus, no one ever does that!” For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Charges in deadly crash

December 15, 2014

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education welcomed six new and three returning members to its rank on Tuesday night, among them former Kernersville alderman and mayor pro tem Dana Caudill Jones. Jones was also elected chairman of the School Board. For more, see the Thursday, December 11, 2014 edition.

Passing of John Pegg

December 15, 2014

Kernersville lost one of its more colorful and beloved characters earlier this week with the December 8 passing of John Pegg, who passed away following a long fought battle against Wegener’s Disease. For more, see the Thursday, December 11, 2014 edition.

Coffee with a Cop

December 15, 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, six of Kernersville’s police officers came to Wired Café on Main Street to share coffee and conversation with members of the community. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly as area police and the people they protect chatted and laughed over coffee and snacks. For more, see the Thursday, December 11, 2014 edition.

Kernersville man charged

December 9, 2014

A Kernersville man has been arrested in connection to a road racing incident on November 22 that left two people dead and one injured in Forsyth County, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD).
Patrick Wayne Eaton, 19, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of misdemeanor pre-arranged racing.
The FCSO said the suspect had allegedly been road racing another car last month on Union Cross Road and the second car went off the road and crashed, killing Drake Dalton Brown, 17, and Matthew Barry Jones, 20, both of Kernersville, who were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to Winston-Salem police.
A third passenger, Austin Gray Renegar, 18, of Kernersville, suffered minor injuries the WSPD reported.
The WSPD reported that Brown was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang with Jones and Renegar riding as passengers.
The suspect under arrest was racing that car in a 1996 Honda Accord, according to police. Police said both cars were going more than 100 mph.
The Mustang went off the road and collided with several cars at a home located at 1760 Union Cross Rd., the WSPD reported.
The WSPD reported that neither of the two victims were wearing seatbelts; however, Renegar was reportedly wearing a seatbelt.
The suspect has been placed under a $100,000 secured bond and has been issued a court date for later this month.

Road improvements

December 9, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, the Kernersville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a municipal agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for purposes of constructing a multi-lane roundabout on Old Winston Road near the South Cherry Street Extension. For more, see the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 edition.

Oath of office

December 9, 2014

Kernersville Attorney Eric C. Morgan was sworn in as Forsyth County’s newest Superior Court Judge during a ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 edition.

Miracle League of High Point

December 9, 2014

When Peter Fallmann was still in utero, he had a stroke. He is now six-years-old, a student at Caleb Creek Elementary School, and has developmental disabilities, mild cerebral palsy, and seizures. Peter is also a baseball player and has been playing baseball with an organization called The Miracle League of High Point. For more, see the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 edition.

The Christmas Store

December 9, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, several Baptist churches worked together to help local parents make Christmas memories for their children. Each year, since 1983, at least 20 area Baptist churches have gathered together to create the Christmas Store so parents can come in and select gifts to give to their children for Christmas. For more, see the Tuesday, December 9, 2014 edition.