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Great 100

August 17, 2015

Veteran nurse Nadine Hardin, a medical surgical nurse at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, was chosen as one of the “Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina,” an award that recognizes nurses for excellence in patient care and dedication to the nursing profession. For more, see the Thursday, August 13, 2015 edition.

KES new principal

August 17, 2015

It has been a busy week for Shane O’Neal as he navigates transitioning from assistant principal at Meadowlark Elementary School in Winston-Salem to the new principal of Kernersville Elementary School. For more, see the Thursday, August 13, 2015 edition.

DWI Task Force

August 17, 2015

The Kernersville Police Department will be adding a second officer to the Forsyth County DWI Task Force following approval of a $130,000 grant from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. For more, see the Thursday, August 13, 2015 edition.

Fountain of Life 50 years

August 17, 2015

Fountain of Life Lutheran Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of its charter on August 11. The first and, to this day, only Lutheran church in Kernersville began as the brainchild of a small group of very dedicated people who met in the home of parishioners Charles and Mary Gore. For more, see the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 edition.

Honeybee Festival

August 17, 2015

Kernersville will celebrate an annual tradition and the state insect during the Honeybee Festival on Saturday, August 15 at Fourth of July Park. The festvial found its origins on March 5, 1973 when the late Brady Mullinax began his effort to declare the honeybee as the state insect. For more, see the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 edition.

Patricia Gainey leaving

August 17, 2015

Patricia Gainey is departing her position as principal of East Forsyth High School to become the executive principal for leadership development for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. For more, see the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 edition.

Bright Beginnings

August 10, 2015

Students from Kernersville schools will have the chance to go back-to-school shopping through the YMCA Bright Beginnings Program to prepare them for the upcoming school year. The Bright Beginnings Program helps students from Kernersville, Sedge Garden, Smith Farm, Caleb’s Creek, Cash, Piney Grove, and Union Cross elementary schools.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 edition.

Superintendent update

August 10, 2015

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory spoke before the county commissioners on Thursday to provide them with an update on a number of issues and matters facing the district. Two of the things Emory is most excited about include $2 million the district received from the Winston-Salem Foundation for professional development over the next five years and $900,000 for 23 new playgrounds at Title I schools.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 edition.

Hazel Hutchins

August 10, 2015

After turning 96 years old, Kernersville resident Hazel Preston Hutchins reflects on her life of hard work. Hutchins was born on July 15, 1919 in Belews Creek.
“I was the oldest of seven and we had triplets in the family,” she explained. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 edition.

ALERRT

August 10, 2015

Four Kernersville police officers serving as school resource officers Damien Marotz, Eddie Dove, Derek Long and Robert Lee Russ, Jr. participated in the FBI’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 edition.