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Home invasion in Walkertown

November 17, 2014

After decades of delays and funding obstacles, state and local officials broke ground on the first portion of the $1.080 billion Northern Beltway on Friday in Kernersville. Gov. Pat McCrory was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, where he touted the impact the beltway and the I-74 corridor will have on the entire state. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014 edition.

Wayne Leupold

November 17, 2014

Organist Wayne Leupold, a business owner in Colfax, knows how to “pull out all the stops.” The expression, “pull out all the stops” comes from the pipe organ. It colloquially means “go all out” or “hold nothing back” to achieve your goal. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014 edition.

Community health evangelism

November 17, 2014

Local missionary Jay Madel recently talked about the new focus of HealthCare Ministries, the organization he worked with during his recent medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014 edition.

Coaches Who Care

November 17, 2014

The Coaches Who Care Program mentor program is in need of volunteers. “The program is a great way for kids to have a positive role model,” said Lisa May, social worker for Kernersville Elementary School. “Having one personal role model in their life increases a student’s chances of graduating and their success in life.” For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 15 & 16, 2014 edition.

Victim shot during home invasion

November 13, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) responded to a reported home invasion in Walkertown, according to a FCSO press release. The FCSO said deputies arrived on the scene where they located two adult male victims requiring medical treatment from injuries sustained during the incident. Both individuals were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries. Anyone with information on this investigation is requested to contact the FCSO at 336-727-2112 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

Old Winston Road development

November 13, 2014

Florida-based Barclay Group’s plans to develop approximately 35 acres of land along Old Winston Road near the South Cherry Street extension cleared the first hurdle Monday, Nov. 10 when the Kernersville Planning Board recommended their rezoning request. For more, see the Thursday, November 13, 2014 edition.

Gears 4 Guatemala

November 13, 2014

A fundraiser planned for Nov. 22 will go toward helping a group from The Summit Church better serve its mission while in Guatemala in February. The Gears 4 Guatemala Car Show will be held at the Kernersville VFW. Its primary goal is to raise money so mission team members will be able to purchase car parts for their annual Guatemala Mechanics Mission Trip. For more, see the Thursday, November 13, 2014 edition.

Life in the news

November 13, 2014

Spending her career interviewing various people, Dorris Paysour, a resident at Arbor Ridge at Kernersville, recalls her life as a reporter for roughly 50 years. Born on December 28, 1922, Paysour grew up around the news business since her father was a reporter for the Greensboro Daily News. For more, see the Thursday, November 13, 2014 edition.

HPU students visit KCK

November 13, 2014

A group of college students from High Point University visited with Kernersville Cares for Kids student leaders on Wednesday morning in an exchange of information regarding anti-drug and alcohol messages and norms in the public schools and on college campuses. For more, see the Thursday, November 13, 2014 edition.

Donation to East music department

November 13, 2014

In August, Dr. DaBeth Manns presented a memorial gift to East Forsyth High School in memory of her mother, Belinda Staten Womack, a 1969 graduate of the school who went on to become an accomplished vocalist in part due to the influence of the school’s longtime music teacher, Maxine Blackwell. For more, see the Tuesday, November 11, 2014 edition.