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Link Up!

October 13, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) students, parents and those in the community are invited to attend the fourth annual Link Up! School and Community Walk to Stop Bullying on Saturday, Oct. 11 at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem. For more, see the Tuesday, October 7, 2014 edition.

School Board candidates

October 13, 2014

There are four candidates hoping to retain the GOP’s hold on the four seats up for election in WS/FCS District 2. The candidates are former Kernersville Alderman Dana Caudill Jones, current School Board member Jeannie Metcalf, Lori Goins Clark and David Singletary. For more, see the Tuesday, October 7, 2014 edition.

Fire Prevention Week

October 13, 2014

For decades, fire officials have been preaching the importance of having properly working smoke detectors in a residence or commercial structure since the device is one of the most inexpensive yet efficient ways to protect property. For more, see the Tuesday, October 7, 2014 edition.

Rotary Club president

October 6, 2014

After being nominated as the 2014-15 Rotary Club president in July, Brooks Mayson is looking forward to continuing the success of the Kernersville club. The Kernersville Rotary Club was formed in 1987 with 22 charter members. Today, there are 77 members of the Kernersville Rotary Club. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014 edition.

The Storytellers

October 6, 2014

Spend any amount of time with members of The Storytellers Band and one thing becomes very clear: their passion for jazz music is constant. Even as they gather for a casual bite to eat at the local coffee shop, they can’t help but practice the harmonies that go with their latest melody or perfect the ending of a new song. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014 edition.

Autism awareness

October 6, 2014

One local legislator plans to keep fighting for a piece of legislation that would require insurance companies to cover certain forms of therapy treatment for children with autism. N.C. Senator Joyce Krawiec, who represents constituents who live in the state’s 31st senatorial district, said that while her first session in the General Assembly in Raleigh was a “whirlwind,” one issue in particular stood out to her. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014 edition.

Visiting Vietnam

October 6, 2014

Fulfilling an item on her bucket list, retired Army veteran Loretta Averna took a Military Historical Tour to Vietnam. Averna, who served in the Army from 1979 – 2004, remembers hearing and seeing news about friends and her fellow countrymen in the Vietnam War. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014 edition.

Kiwanis Club

October 6, 2014

John Jonczak was recently named as the new Kernersville Kiwanis Club president. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.

Supporting children battling cancer

October 6, 2014

The third annual Core Karate Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 4 to benefit the Kids of Childhood Cancer Foundation and the work the non-profit organization does to help families of children battling cancer at Brenner Children’s Hospital. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.

Soil and Water Conservation candidates

October 6, 2014

Five candidates are seeking election as the Forsyth County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor in this year’s November 4 general election. Creation of conservation districts dates back to the Dust Bowl era when leaders realized how important it was to conserve the country’s natural resources. Today, there are nearly 3,000 conservation districts that help local citizens conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.