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Road projects

April 14, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has about $1.8 billion in highway projects planned in the Division 9 area over the next few years, with many of those in Forsyth County and Kernersville. Those include the Union Cross Road widening project, the Macy Grove Road interchange and extension, the beltway and eventually the widening of Hopkins Road and extension of Big Mill Farm Road across Business 40 to Harmon Creek Lane.
For more, see the Thursday, April 14, 2016 edition.

Suicide prevention

April 14, 2016

In an effort to stem the rising tide of suicide in the area, CareNet Counseling is hosting Soul Shop, a suicide prevention workshop at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in downtown Kernersville on Tuesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more, see the Thursday, April 14, 2016 edition.

Union Cross fire chief

April 14, 2016

Scott Union Cross fireAfter being installed in March, Union Cross Fire Department Fire Chief Kyle Scott is looking forward to his new role and the changes ahead for the department and the community.
For more, see the Thursday, April 14, 2016 edition.

Novant Health expansion

April 12, 2016

Novant KMC expansionNovant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) is gearing up for its second major expansion since opening its doors to patients in 2011 with the announcement of plans to build a new medical office building on the hospital’s campus. The new facility will be about 60,000 square feet in size, with 14,000 square feet dedicated to surgery. It will be a freestanding building located between the existing hospital facility and a 30,000 square foot medical office building that opened on the KMC campus in 2013. For more, see the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition.

Commuter Dash

April 12, 2016

In their sixth year of their 10 year Triad Commute Challenge, PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation) is putting on their free Commuter Dash 5K on Saturday as a way to encourage people to use alternatives to traveling alone.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition.

Telecommunicators Week

April 12, 2016

No matter the time of day or what the weather is like outside, there is a group of people within the Kernersville Police Department who is prepared to help someone in their time of need at a moment’s notice. As part of National Telecommunicators Week, which is April 10 – April 16, the Kernersville News interviewed the men and women who keep watch over Kernersville while many are sleeping.
These individuals are known to many as “the unsung heroes” because of their ability to remain calm in a time. For more, see the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition.

Kernersville Library

April 12, 2016

In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, the Kernersville Friends of the Library is encouraging the community to support the activities of the local library, one of the busiest branches in Forsyth County. In the past year, the Kernersville Friends have donated nearly $33,000 to support the Kernersville Library branch and community.

For more, see the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition.

Healthy Active Adults Day

April 12, 2016

Want to find out how healthy you are? The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and the Kernersville Family YMCA are teaming up to present the 13th Annual Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center Healthy Active Adults Day on Monday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, see the Tuesday, April 12, 2016 edition.

Shepherd’s Center volunteers

April 11, 2016

During a pinning ceremony held on Wednesday, April 6, The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville thanked their many volunteers as they recognized three specific individuals for their dedicated service with a Service Award. Those individuals were Tonya Stanley, Harold Blue and Ken Drewery. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

Operation Kidsafe

April 11, 2016

Operation Kidsafe has partnered with Camping World of Colfax to offer parents an opportunity to have identification kits made for their children on April 14-16 at Camping World’s Triad Drive location. The safety event is free and private for families who participate.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016 edition.