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Operation Hammer

July 14, 2014

One person has been arrested and multiple charges are pending against other Forsyth County sex offenders as a result of a multi-agency mission known as Operation Hammer. Multiple law enforcement agencies spent two days making 242 unplanned visits to the addresses on record of the more than 500 registered sex offenders in the county. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Walkout

July 14, 2014

State senators walked out of a budget committee meeting with their House counterparts on Wednesday in protest of state representatives’ plans to allow public input from school administrators on how the elimination of teacher assistants would affect their districts. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Roadway projects

July 14, 2014

A majority of the people who attended the NC Department of Transportation’s open house on Thursday expressed approval of the projects Division 9 officials hope to complete over the next 10 years, including portions of the Northern Beltway. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Walkertown Area Historical Society

July 14, 2014

The Walkertown Area Historical Society invites the community to participate in their 6th annual Silent Auction and Dinner on Sat., July 19. The silent auction and dinner will be held from 3 – 7 p.m., with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Pope Foundation donation

July 14, 2014

A heavy equipment training program at Forsyth Technical Community College will benefit from a generous donation by the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation. The Kernersville-based foundation is giving the college a gift of $52,000, which will be distributed over a two-year period. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014 edition.

Town Wellness

July 14, 2014

Anyone who wants to know how successful the Town of Kernersville’s Wellness Program really is just needs to ask Kernersville K-9 Police Officer Clint Queen.
The veteran officer successfully lost 100 pounds within eight months by making slow and steady changes to his diet and lifestyle. Queen’s wife, Kristy, has lost 50 pounds. For more, see the Thursday, July 10, 2014 edition.

Cruise-in and Sidewalk Sale

July 14, 2014

Families, car enthusiasts and shoppers are encouraged to visit downtown Kernersville this Saturday, July 12 for the annual Downtown Cruise-in and Sidewalk Sale.
The Sidewalk Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Cruise-in will take place from 4-8 p.m. For more, see the Thursday, July 10, 2014 edition.

Helping honeybees

July 14, 2014

Jesse Meier had always thought about keeping honeybees, not only to benefit from their honey, but also to help keep the population alive as it becomes more and more scarce. For more, see the Thursday, July 10, 2014 edition.

Ministry of decorative art

July 14, 2014

Donna Myers is a familiar name among the local landscape of decorative painters. She first picked up the artistic style of painting in 1986 under the tutelage of Kernersville artist Jeannette Peace, and has become a popular teacher herself in the years since. For more, see the Thursday, July 10, 2014 edition.

Inspired by Rambo

July 14, 2014

The story of Rambo is nothing less than a miracle, given the fact that he was fighting for his life inside a Triad animal hospital just one year ago. His story also describes how one person’s love for an animal can inspire an entire community. For more, see the Tuesday, July 8, 2014 edition.