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Hooker steps down

June 29, 2015

Keith Hooker stepped down from the Kernersville Board of Aldermen at the end of Tuesday’s meeting to accept the position of Kernersville town clerk.
He replaces Dale Martin, who will be retiring at the end of June. For more, see the Thursday, June 25, 2015 edition.

Linville family

June 29, 2015

Descendants of one of the area’s oldest families gathered together Sunday to commemorate a new historical marker in Belews Creek in honor of the man whose name so many bear. For more, see the Thursday, June 25, 2015 edition.

Take a Seat for Charity

June 23, 2015

A fundraiser for Next Step Ministries, a domestic violence shelter in Kernersville, is a time for the community to showcase their talents. Participants are asked to recycle an old sitting chair by turning it into a one-of-a-kind work of art to be auctioned off for the charity. For more, see the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 edition.

Point-of-sale tax legislation

June 23, 2015

A bill that proposed to take the majority of point-of-sale tax revenues away from municipalities with the highest revenues and redistribute them to poorer areas of the state has found its way into the state Senate’s budget bill and a number of local leaders aren’t happy about the situation. For more, see the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 edition.

Miss Mary’s Parade

June 23, 2015

Kernersville children six and under will have the chance to march around Town Hall to celebrate Fourth of July during the annual Miss Mary’s Children’s Parade on Saturday, June 27. The parade, which was started by Mary Mullinax, was first held in downtown Kernersville during the Farmers Market in 1983. For more, see the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 edition.

70th reunion

June 23, 2015

Maxine Fulton Johnson was 12-years-old when she attended the first Fulton Family Reunion in 1945 at the family homeplace of her grandfather, John Fulton, on Piney Grove Road. Today, 70 years later, the gathering is as strong as ever. For more, see the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 edition.

Music at Twilight

June 23, 2015

As we approach Independence Day, the Chamber of Commerce is honoring veterans during Music at Twilight on Thursday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Town Hall courtyard.
The night will begin with opening act Lauren Stutts, a local singer and Chamber ambassador who sings mostly bluegrass. For more, see the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 edition.

Library land

June 22, 2015

Kernersville Town officials have done their part to place the new Paddison Memorial Library on the fast track.
Officials sealed the deal with Novant Health on Wednesday to acquire 11 acres of property along Harmon Lane near Broad Street for $1,146,900. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015 edition.

South Main shopping center

June 22, 2015

A Florida-based developer will once again go before the Kernersville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night in the hopes that a redesigned site plan for a proposed shopping center along Old Winston Road and the South Cherry Street extension will meet the Board’s approval. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015 edition.

Charter school ratings

June 22, 2015

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has launched its new charter school performance framework, where citizens can review charter school performance online. NCDPI officials said the framework tracks key areas of each of the state’s 146 charter schools, including The North Carolina Leadership Academy in Kernersville. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015 edition.