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Battle of the Bowls

September 19, 2016

There will be an opportunity to buy chicken stew during the 6th annual Roger Lee Willis Memorial Battle of the Bowls, which will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 4-6 p.m. to raise money for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).
The event will be held under the Kernersville Farmers Market shelter, located at 134 East Mountain Street adjacent to Town Hall.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Stroke victim receives help

September 19, 2016

After having a stroke in December 2015 and losing the ability to read and write, author Jennifer Cockerham finally found the help she needed from the Carolina Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation to enjoy life again. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2016 edition.

Non-profit forum

September 15, 2016

Members of the faith and non-profit communities came together on Saturday to address the needs of Kernersville area residents and to seek out real-world solutions to problems that can often be described as overwhelming. Discussion focused on topics such as hunger, poverty, drug addiction and gang issues. For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Garbage collection increase

September 15, 2016

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners tentatively approved a 4-cent increase in the monthly fee charged to residents who live in unincorporated areas of the county, including those in Kernersville and Walkertown, during the Board’s September 12 regular meeting on Monday.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Oktoberfest

September 15, 2016

Historic Körner’s Folly is hosting a beer and wine tasting on Saturday, October 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the spirit of a German Oktoberfest to raise funds for the historic house’s continued operation and restoration. To purchase tickets or for more information about the festival or the historic house, visit www.kornersfolly.org or call 336-996-7922.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Kernersville Museum executive director

September 15, 2016

jessica-biermanJessica Bierman is the new executive director of the Kernersville Museum. “My goal is to have this museum be just as much a destination as (Körner’s) Folly, that when someone visits Kernersville, this will be one of the places they want to stop,” she said.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Parks & Recreation grant

September 15, 2016

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department (KPRD) is seeking citizen input to make their application for the NC Connect Bond Grant as strong as possible.
More specifically, they are reaching out to individuals with sensory and mobile disabilities for ideas on how to make Fourth of July Park more ADA accessible. KPRD staff invite anyone with sensory and mobile disabilities to join them for a tour of Fourth of July Park from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.
For more, see the Thursday, September 15, 2016 edition.

Yard cart changes

September 13, 2016

Yard waste hand pile collection is now a thing of the past in the Town of Kernersville.
Instead, homeowners will be required to put their grass clippings, twigs and leaves in a yard cart and set the cart by the curb each week. If the twigs and other yard waste are too large to reasonably break apart and put in the cart, then citizens can stack the remaining shrubbery at the curb with their yard cart and a separate boom truck will come by and pick them up as soon as possible.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 13, 2016 edition.

Piney Grove Fire receives grant

September 13, 2016

Piney Grove Fire and Rescue Department (PGFRD) has been awarded a four-year grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) totaling $456,800, specifically for the purpose of recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters, reports PGFRD Chief Jimmy Barrow. Now the department needs to come up with marketing and a budget for allocating the funds toward that goal.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 13, 2016 edition.

Middle Eastern Christian Festival

September 13, 2016

Friendly Arabic Church is holding their Middle Eastern Christian Festival on September 17 and 18 with games and activities for children, Gospel music, and cultural booths. Middle Eastern food will be sold during the event. A worship service (in English) will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. under the tent.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 13, 2016 edition.