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Armed subject arrested

September 19, 2016

On September 18 at 2:23 a.m. officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to 116 Century Wood Ct. on a reported unknown trouble. According to a KPD news release, upon arrival, officers encountered a 25-year-old female who had been assaulted. Officers approached the residence and were allegedly confronted by Bradley Justin Everhart, who was armed with a handgun. Officers said Everhart retreated, barricaded himself in the residence and refused to come out.
According to police, at 5:25 a.m. Everhart was taken into custody. He was charged with two felony counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a handgun, assault on a female, assault on an unborn child and resist, obstruct, delay a law enforcement officer. Everhart was placed into the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with no bond allowed.

Motorcylist killed

September 19, 2016

On Thursday Sept. 15, at approximately 2:25 pm, officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD)responded to the intersection of Bost and Donnell streets on a reported motor vehicle collision with injuries.
According to police, a blue 2006 Kawasaki sport bike, operated by 21-year-old Tyler Wayne Hayden of Kernersville, was traveling east on Bost Street. A dark brown 2005 Toyota Tundra truck, operated by 21-year-old Wyatt Stephen Joyner of Walnut Cove, was traveling west on Bost Street. Police said as both vehicles approached the intersection of Bost and Donnell streets, the vehicles collided. Joyner suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. Hayden was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) with life threatening injuries.
Police reported that while receiving treatment at WFBMC, Hayden succumbed to the injuries he had sustained as a result of the collision.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

New library branch

September 19, 2016

forsythcountykvillebranch1Recently released architectural renderings show what the new public library branch in Kernersville will look like once construction is completed, perhaps as soon as before the end of next year.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

State approves Novant Health expansion plans at KMC

September 19, 2016

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) has tentatively received permission from the state to build a new surgery center on the KMC campus with the approval of their certificate-of-need application.
The decision was issued by the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation’s Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need (CON) Section on August 26. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Citizen responses

September 19, 2016

During Monday’s Kernersville Planning Board meeting, Kernersville Community Development Director Jeff Hatling updated Board members on a handful of long-range development plans, including the results of last month’s community open house.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Battle of the Bowls

September 19, 2016

There will be an opportunity to buy chicken stew during the 6th annual Roger Lee Willis Memorial Battle of the Bowls, which will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 4-6 p.m. to raise money for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).
The event will be held under the Kernersville Farmers Market shelter, located at 134 East Mountain Street adjacent to Town Hall.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Stroke victim receives help

September 19, 2016

After having a stroke in December 2015 and losing the ability to read and write, author Jennifer Cockerham finally found the help she needed from the Carolina Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation to enjoy life again. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Non-profit forum

September 15, 2016

Members of the faith and non-profit communities came together on Saturday to address the needs of Kernersville area residents and to seek out real-world solutions to problems that can often be described as overwhelming. Discussion focused on topics such as hunger, poverty, drug addiction and gang issues. For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Garbage collection increase

September 15, 2016

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners tentatively approved a 4-cent increase in the monthly fee charged to residents who live in unincorporated areas of the county, including those in Kernersville and Walkertown, during the Board’s September 12 regular meeting on Monday.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Oktoberfest

September 15, 2016

Historic Körner’s Folly is hosting a beer and wine tasting on Saturday, October 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the spirit of a German Oktoberfest to raise funds for the historic house’s continued operation and restoration. To purchase tickets or for more information about the festival or the historic house, visit www.kornersfolly.org or call 336-996-7922.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.