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Suspect wanted

July 18, 2015

On July 17 at approximately 7:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of 1002 Salisbury Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon investigation, police said it was determined that a Kernersville resident was robbed at gun point after contacting an escort. With the help of area law enforcement agencies the Kernersville Police Department was able to identify the alleged suspect as, Mr. Dominique Donnelle Gantt, black-male, DOB 05-14-93. Warrants were obtained for Felony Robbery with Dangerous Weapon. Police said the subject is considered armed and dangerous and anyone coming in contact with this individual should contact local law enforcement.

Candidate filings

July 18, 2015

Candidate filings for the November elections continued until the noon deadline on Friday with one incumbent and two political newcomers announcing their intentions to run. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pinnix filed to run for a second term on the Board of Aldermen, while Chris Thompson and Terri Peluso Mrazek also filed to run for the five seat Board. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015 edition.

Scams

July 18, 2015

Several scams are making the rounds throughout the area. One resident has received numerous phone calls regarding problems with his home computer and then another involving an opportunity for him to take advantage of free government grant money. There’s also been reports of credit card skimming at gas stations. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015 edition.

Oak Ridge Youth Theatre

July 18, 2015

The Oak Ridge Youth Theatre is a less intensive theatre for children and youth with a busy schedule. It’s mission is to provide a progressive and creative environment for the personal development of local children and youth through drama education, self-expression, and live theatre. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015 edition.

Civitan Club

July 18, 2015

After a successful Charity Golf Classic Tournament, the Kernersville Civitan Club will be able to support 19 local organizations this year. Along with giving back to various organizations, they have had other involvement in the community over the years, including helping to start the Triad Ladies Civitan Club and making Civitan Park a reality. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015 edition.

Upcoming elections

July 17, 2015

Adie Travis is making a second bid for a seat on the Board of Aldermen and Walkertown Town Council members Randy Mendenhall and Marilyn Martin have filed their intentions to run for re-election in the upcoming November municipal election. For more, see the Thursday, July 16, 2015 edition.

Operation: Back Pack

July 17, 2015

Dr. Chad McIntyre and his staff at Triad Upper Cervical Clinic are once again seeking donations of back packs filled with school supplies in support of Operation: Back Pack, an initiative that collects supplies for students at Kernersville Elementary School through his West Mountain Street office. For more, see the Thursday, July 16, 2015 edition.

Robertson’s Dairy Farm

July 17, 2015

Although no longer in operation, Kernersville once had three working dairies, one of which was the Robertson’s Dairy Farm, which started as Belews Creek Dairy.
Stan Robertson said the family farm was started in Clemmons, but in 1939, his grandparents moved their family to Kernersville. For more, see the Thursday, July 16, 2015 edition.

Rotary Youth Exchange

July 17, 2015

After learning about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Evan Smith, a rising senior at East Forsyth High School, and Alessandro Grazzi, a rising senior from Milan, Italy, are learning about each other’s culture and developing a lifetime friendship. For more, see the Thursday, July 16, 2015 edition.

Water and sewer rate

July 17, 2015

Most Kernersville water and sewer users know they pay a higher rate for service than other towns, but what many haven’t known is why. Thanks to the efforts of a group of residents with serious questions about the water and sewer bills that come to their mailboxes from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission every two months, more people now have a better understanding of the issue. For more, see the Tuesday, July 14, 2015 edition.