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IF:Gathering

February 2, 2016

Women across the globe are gathering together to discover and embrace God’s divine purpose for their lives through a unique women’s conference known as IF:Gathering, a movement to encourage women to seek Christ on a deeper level through placing emphasis on relationships with one another.
Sedge Garden United Methodist Church will host an event on February 5 and 6 for women to participate in IF:Gathering. For more, see the Tuesday, February 2, 2016 edition.

Grants pursued

February 1, 2016

The Town of Kernersville will pursue three grants, regarding traffic, parks and recreation and a Clean Water Trust Fund Grant. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 edition.

Traffic safety

February 1, 2016

According to Consumer Affairs, after analyzing traffic data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its experts created an interactive map displaying the safest cities in the U.S. Kernersville ranked No. 4 in the state for the fewest traffic fatalities. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 edition.

Teacher of the Year

February 1, 2016

DSC_0018With a vision to return to her hometown to teach, Lindsey Parnell was honored to be selected by her peers and former teachers as the Teacher of the Year at Glenn High School. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 edition.

K9 officer retires

February 1, 2016

DSC_0014 Having had a fulfilling career as a K9 officer with the Kernersville Police Department, K9 Officer Joy will be retiring this year and moving on to a more relaxed lifestyle with her handler, Master Police Officer Matt Long, and his family. Joy’s biggest bust was also the biggest drug bust in the history of the KPD. She found over $6 million in drugs in a warehouse on May 2, 2014. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 30 & 31, 2016 edition.

Teacher of the Year

February 1, 2016

In his pursuit to make a difference, fourth grade teacher Lenwood Thompson was humbled to be named Smith Farm Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. For more, see the Tuesday, February 2, 2016 edition.

Bond referendum

January 28, 2016

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (WS/FC) Board of Education will hold eight public hearings to gather feedback about a proposed bond referendum in November. Two of those meetings will be held in Kernersville.
If approved, the bond package would pay for school construction, renovation and repairs. It would be the first large-scale referendum for WS/FC school construction since 2006. For more, see the Thursday, January 28, 2016 edition.

Lifetime barber

January 28, 2016

Being one of the oldest barbers in town, at the age of 83, Jesse White is still cutting hair in downtown Kernersville.
For more, see the Thursday, January 28, 2016 edition.

Night to Shine

January 28, 2016

NIK_8056First Christian Church Ministries, in conjunction with the Tim Tebow Foundation, is once again offering an unforgettable Night to Shine Prom on February 12 for those with special needs.
For more, see the Thursday, January 28, 2016 edition.

Physican Lounge

January 28, 2016

DSC_0378For Dr. Charles Record, last week’s surprise dedication of a new physician lounge in his honor at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center was, in his words, “icing on the cake.” For more, see the Thursday, January 28, 2016 edition.