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Principal of the Year

October 14, 2016

ghs-brad-craddockGlenn High School Principal Brad Craddock has been named the 2016-17 Principal of the Year by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Craddock has been the principal at Glenn since 2009. From 2005 to 2009, he was principal of the School of Computer Technology at Atkins Academic & Technology High School. From 1999 to 2005, he was an assistant principal at Carver High School. For more, see the Thursday, October 13, 2016 edition.

Silver alert issued

October 12, 2016

Kernersville police have issued a silver alert for Timothy Blake Smith. Smith is described as a white male, 58 years of age, 5’02” and weighing approximately 120 pounds. Smith has medium length brown curly hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans and white Reebok tennis shoes. Police said Smith suffers from seizures and other cognitive impairment and takes medication for seizures, which he is not currently in possession of.
Smith was last seen on October 11 at approximately 5:30 p.m. leaving his residence on foot. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Smith is asked to contact the Kernersville Police Department at 336-996-3177.

Armed robbery offenders apprehended

October 12, 2016

Kernersville police have arrested two suspects in connection with recent armed robberies, according to a Kernersville Police Department (KPD) news release.
On October 9, James David Byrd was arrested on four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault on a government official, and one count of resisting arrest. Byrd was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $152,500.00 bond.
Police said on October 9, Chelsea Martin Byrd was arrested on one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Chelsea Byrd was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $20,000.00 bond.
The investigation is ongoing, if anyone has any information, call the KPD at 336-992-5442.

Aldermen meeting

October 11, 2016

Town Manager Curtis Swisher said the Town plans on using grant money to tear down the former School Tools building at the intersection of Mountain and Main streets and replace it with a neighborhood park that features plenty of areas to sit and relax. For more, see the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition.

Justices decline review

October 11, 2016

The N.C. Supreme Court will not hear a request to overturn an Appeals Court ruling in favor of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Board of Education in a lawsuit over the death of Hasani Wesley, an 11-year-old Kernersville boy who was killed in December 2012 after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Old Hollow Road to catch his school bus.
For more, see the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition.

Christmas Stocking Fund

October 11, 2016

For 28 years, many of Kernersville’s children and families have been able to wake up on Christmas Day to the joys of seeing what is under the Christmas tree and feasting on a special meal, thanks to the generosity of community members, like you, whose donations make the annual Kernersville Christmas Stocking Fund possible.
For more, see the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition.

Oak Ridge Heritage Day

October 11, 2016

The Town of Oak Ridge is hosting its first annual Heritage Day on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as a way to share the history of Oak Ridge with the community.
The event will be held at Oak Ridge Town Park on Redmon Field.
For more, see the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition.

Running for re-election

October 11, 2016

gloria-whisenhunt-2014With only four weeks left until this year’s November 8 general election, Gloria Whisenhunt is busy campaigning for re-election to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners with a message of fiscal responsibility. For more, see the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition.

Motor vehicle fatality

October 10, 2016

A motor vehicle accident in Greensboro early Saturday morning, Oct. 8 claimed the life of a Kernersville man.
According to the Greensboro Police Department (GPD), Austin Garrett May, 22, of Kernersville, was operating a 2007 Ford F150 at approximately 12:28 a.m., traveling westbound on Business 40, when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the roadway to the left colliding with a tree.
As a result of the collision May suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead by Guilford County EMS personnel, said GPD Officer B.L. Blankenship.
The collision is being investigated by the GPD Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Walkertown Fall Festival

October 10, 2016

Walkertown will celebrate their annual Walkertown Fall Festival on October 14 and 15, offering a safe and family-friendly event for the surrounding area with food, fun, and fellowship.For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016 edition.