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Child bitten by dog

September 11, 2014

A child was reportedly bitten in the mouth by a Doberman during a September 11 ceremony at the Carolina Field of Honor in Triad Park marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to local media outlets. According to the dog’s owner, he told the woman not to let the child approach the dog. The dog’s owner said the Doberman has been quarantined by officials for 10 days. For more information, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 13 & 14 edition.

Police chase

September 11, 2014

Law enforcement agencies from throughout the area converged on Kernersville Thursday morning after two robbery suspects in High Point crashed their car on Interstate 40 near Hwy. 66 South and fled the scene on foot. The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) said the male suspects allegedly robbed a Dollar General in High Point. The two escaped by car and were pursued by officers with the High Point Police Department and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. After wrecking their vehicle, the suspects ran into nearby woods. The area was sealed off by law enforcement, and the KPD, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, Kernersville Fire Rescue Department responded to assist. Multiple dog teams and a N.C. Highway Patrol helicopter also aided in the search. A number of Kernersville schools were placed on lockdown during the incident. Both suspects were arrested. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 13 & 14, 2014.

VA topping out ceremony

September 11, 2014

Work on the Kernersville VA Health Care Center stopped for a few hours Tuesday while those involved with the project celebrated the completion of the steel frame of the building with a traditional topping out ceremony. Hundreds of people were involved in the design and construction of the 280,000 sq. ft. four-story VA medical facility. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Woman killed in car accident

September 11, 2014

A pregnant woman from Kernersville and her unborn child were both killed early Sunday morning following an accident on Interstate 85 in Belmont. Another woman suffered life-threatening injuries in the single vehicle crash. The Belmont Police Department identified the deceased woman as 21-year-old Heather Lockard. She was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center where she died. Lockard was seven months pregnant. For more, see the Tuesday, September 9 & Thursday, September 11, 2014 editions.

Town Hall meeting

September 11, 2014

Republican state legislators from Forsyth County held a special Town Hall meeting in Kernersville on Tuesday night, taking questions from constituents that ranged in topics from spending on education and loss of jobs in the state to voter ID legislation and Medicaid. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Clerk of Court

September 11, 2014

Forsyth County Clerk of Court Susan Frye hopes the efforts she’s made to streamline and update the clerk’s office since her election four years ago will resonate with voters regardless of their political party affiliation when they go the polls in November. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Rezoning petition denied

September 11, 2014

Although the Kernersville Planning Board denied a rezoning request from Michael Interlandi for property along Piney Grove Road, the Kernersville landowner is not giving up.
For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Riding for MS

September 11, 2014

The Kernersville Cycling Club has been busy training and riding in some of North Carolina’s Bike MS rides and is selling quilts to raise money. The club is also accepting donations. For more, see the Thursday, September 11, 2014 edition.

Downtown Cruise-in

September 11, 2014

Families, car enthusiasts and shoppers are encouraged to visit downtown Kernersville this Saturday, September 13 for the Downtown Sidewalk Sale and Cruise-in. The Sidewalk Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Cruise-in will take place from 4-8 p.m. For more, see the Tuesday, September 9, 2014 edition.

Charity golf tournament

September 11, 2014

There is still plenty of time for people to dust off their favorite set of clubs and join other golf lovers for the inaugural Abundant Life Ministries Charity Golf Tournament. Abundant Life is a faith-based Kernersville ministry. For more, see the Tuesday, September 9, 2014 edition.