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Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

April 7, 2014

When Pattie Curran and her husband decided to start a family, they didn’t realize the fate that two of their three sons would face, that of Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS). According to Shwachman-Diamond America (SDA), a non-profit organization started by Curran to help fund research for SDS, the syndrome was first described in 1946 as a rare genetic (autosomal recessive), multi-systemic disorder affecting the pancreas, bone marrow and skeleton. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Griffith running for sheriff

April 7, 2014

With no Democrats in the running, whoever wins this year’s Republican primary for Forsyth County sheriff on May 6 won’t have to worry about winning the election in November. That leaves primary candidate Dave Griffith five weeks to convince registered Republicans why he’s the best person to lead the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office over the next four years, rather than incumbent Sheriff William “Bill” T. Schatzman and one other GOP candidate, Clifton J. Kilby, Jr. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Poet Carl Lombardi

April 7, 2014

Carl Lombardi, the library assistant at the Walkertown Library, enjoys performing poetry for audiences. Lombardi’s inspiration often comes from either an image or a phrase. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 edition.

Additional charges

April 3, 2014

A former evidence technician with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) who was terminated and arrested January 31 for allegedly stealing more $9,800 in missing evidence from the department, faces 314 additional charges following further investigation by the KPD, Kernersville police reported. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.

Drugs in Kernersville

April 3, 2014

Knowing that it only takes a few seconds for illegal drugs to exchange hands, law enforcement officers must keep their eyes and ears open at all time. Tim Summers, Vice/Narcotics lieutenant for the Kernersville Police Department, said that if people paid more attention to their surroundings, they would see just how commonplace drugs really are. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.

Novant land

April 3, 2014

Ask any of the Kernersville aldermen what they think about Monday’s meeting with Novant Health officials and they will all tell you it was time well spent.
Not only did they get answers to some of their most pressing questions, they also feel like they are one step closer to sealing the deal. “I left the meeting feeling very optimistic and like we were working toward the same goal,” Kernersville Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pinnix said. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.

Settling in Kernersville

April 3, 2014

Adrian Martinca is enjoying life in Kernersville. Martinca, 22, was born in Slovakia and moved to Kernersville when he was in high school. For more, see the Thursday, April 3, 2014 edition.

Town and Novant meet

April 1, 2014

Although both entities say they want to sign off on a deal that would give the Town of Kernersville 11.5 acres of land along Harmon Lane and Pineview Street, both the Town of Kernersville and Novant Health remain vigilant in their negotiations. Representatives from both organizations met in open discussion on Monday, March 31 to determine where they stood on the deal. For more, see the Tuesday, April 1, 2014 edition.

KPD narcotics

March 31, 2014

In the past three years,the Kernersville Police Department’s Narcotics Unit has seized $1.5 million worth of drugs and issued an average of 400 felony arrest warrants each of those three years. For more, see the Tuesday, April 1, 2014 edition.

Farmers Market

March 31, 2014

The Kernersville Farmers Market offers not only fresh produce, but also a friendly gathering place for community residents.
In its fourth year at its current location at 134 East Mountain Street, the market will open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. throughout the month of April. In May, the market will expand their hours of operation. For more, see the Tuesday, April 1, 2014 edition.