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New preschool director

September 20, 2016

image1Maggie Cook is excited to lead First Baptist Church Child Development Center as its new preschool director.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2016 edition.

Carl Clarke scrapbook

September 20, 2016

When East Forsyth High School alumnus and former football player Ronnie Charles (Class of ’68) first heard about several scrapbooks dedicated to the coaching career of Carl “Ace” Clarke, Charles knew he wanted to see them. Once he did, Charles knew their contents needed to be shared with others.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2016 edition.

Food truck festival

September 20, 2016

The Brewer’s Kettle in Kernersville is hosting a Food Truck Festival on Sunday, September 25 from 3-8 p.m. with a portion of the sales going to the Belle Raisers Foundation, Inc., a local family raising funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2016 edition.

Playground initiative

September 20, 2016

With a rising number of preschool children, the Exceptional Children (EC) preschool department at Piney Grove Elementary School is hosting a fundraiser in order to purchase adequate playground equipment. Last year, they raised $7,000 toward the playground, but they need an additional $7,000.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2016 edition.

Adoption and foster care

September 20, 2016

First Christian Church Ministries is hosting an Adoption and Foster Care Question and Answer Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. for those interested in finding out more about adoption or foster care. For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2016 edition.

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.