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Kernersville Foundation

September 22, 2014

The Kernersville Foundation’s sole mission is to provide financial support to local charities making a difference in Kernersville. “It is a group that saw a need for an additional focus on the local people,” said Annual Campaign Chairman Jim Bland. For more, see the Thursday, September 18, 2014 edition.

World’s Grand Champions

September 22, 2014

Molly and Blake Crim, of Double M Farm in Belews Creek, were recently named the World’s Grand Champions during the American Saddlebred World’s Championship Horse Show during the Louisville, Kentucky State Fair, something that is rarely seen for siblings. For more, see the Thursday, September 18, 2014 edition.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

September 22, 2014

When Shelly Switick thought about what she wanted her dogs to do in their retirement, she thought about giving back to the community. Now, children gain confidence by reading to dogs at local libraries. For more, see the Thursday, September 18, 2014 edition.

Athletic complexes

September 22, 2014

The Town of Kernersville continues to develop its presence in the Triad as a major athletic hub with the addition of several new playing fields, all with an eye toward economic development and increased athletic opportunity for youth and adults. For more, see the Thursday, September 18, 2014 edition.

McCrory transportation plan

September 22, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory introduced a 25-year plan identifies key projects in each region of the state that are of the highest priority in terms of roads, light rail, airports/waterports and communications. Those projects include the Northern Beltway. For more, see the Thursday, September 18, 2014 edition.

Road Closure

September 17, 2014

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors closed down a section of Industrial Park Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Crews closed down the intersection of Industrial Park Drive and Macy Grove Road in order to merge the two roads. This is a continuous closure. Construction is slated to be complete Sunday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. This work is part of the Macy Grove Road Improvements Project that will widen and extend Macy Grove Road from Industrial Drive to Mountain Street, including a new interchange at US 421/I-40 Business. Business owners and residents of the affected areas will be allowed access to and from their homes at all times; however, through traffic must follow the signed three-mile detour route.

Lowe’s grant to KES

September 15, 2014

When Kernersville Elementary School officials found out they had received a $500 Lowe’s Heroes grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kernersville, they weren’t sure how far the money would spread. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Holy Ever After

September 15, 2014

When Ryan Biricocchi set out to write a story for his daughter, Megan, 8, for Christmas, he never thought it would be published; however his dream came true recently when his book “Holy Ever After” was published. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

9/11 Carolina Field of Honor

September 15, 2014

The Carolina Field of Honor reached another milestone Thursday as officials and guests gathered to unveil a new 9/11 memorial at the site on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014 edition.

Death investigation

September 14, 2014

The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to 120 Farmwood Dr. (Farmwood Garden Apartments) on Saturday, September 13 at approximately 7:38 p.m. in reference a death investigation, according to a KPD news release. The KPD reported that Johanna Patricia Barton, age 32, was found deceased in her apartment. On Monday, September 15, KPD Chief Scott Cunningham said investigators believe Barton fell and hit her head and they don’t believe foul play is involved. No additional information has been released at this time.