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Kernersville Missional Network

July 12, 2016

A group of Kernersville churches is proving just what can be done collectively when tackling a need in the community, raising $70,000 since January for a mission in Winston-Salem.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 12, 2016 edition.

New Public Services building

July 12, 2016

public servicesIf all goes as planned, the Kernersville Public Services Department will break ground later this fall on a brand new operations facility within walking distance of the existing yard.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 12, 2016 edition.

Sunlight Baptist Church

July 11, 2016

Sunlight Baptist ChurchAfter a career of pastoring to Sunlight Baptist Church, Don Anderson is stepping down after 28 years to travel to other churches, as his son, Jeremy, takes over as the church’s new pastor. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

Sheriff Schatzman responds

July 11, 2016

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters during a news conference on Friday morning that his department was heartbroken at what had occurred in the town Thursday night when five police officers were shot and killed.
Forsyth County Sheriff William T. Schatzman shared those sentiments as he talked about the situation and the climate surrounding the nation’s law enforcement on Friday afternoon.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

Map Act

July 11, 2016

Last week, the state Senate signaled its approval of a bill that shuts down the controversial Map Act for the next year and rescinds all highway corridor maps currently still on the books.
House Bill 959 places a one-year moratorium on any new maps filed under the Map Act. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

Matthew McAlexander Memorial Scholarship

July 11, 2016

Matthew McAlexander, a young Kernersville man who died after a boating accident in Nebraska five years ago, was a selfless and giving person to friends, family and the community, and it is that spirit of kindness and generosity those close to him want people to remember.
As the five-year anniversary of McAlexander’s death approached last week, his cousin, Lauren McAlexander, kicked off a CrowdRise fundraising campaign in the hopes of raising $10,000 toward the Matthew McAlexander Memorial Scholarship that was established in his memory in 2012.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

New principal

July 11, 2016

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Rita McPhatter is excited to take on her new role as Caleb’s Creek Elementary School’s principal and take the school from good to great. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2016 edition.

Fugitive arrested

July 8, 2016

The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) reported July 8 that a man wanted in connection with an ongoing KPD investigation has been apprehended.
According to the KPD, the department began investigating a crime in May that allegedly involved a child that occurred in Kernersville. Following their investigation, warrants were issued against Jeffrey Mach; however, before those warrants could be served, Mach fled the area and continued to elude authorities.
Police said after numerous attempts to locate Mach by use of social media and assistance for local law enforcement agencies, Mach was apprehended by the Winston-Salem Police Department on Thursday, July 7.
Mach was charged with indecent liberties with a child, statutory sexual offense with a child and served with an order for arrest for failure to appear. He is currently being held in the Forsyth County Jail under a $160,000 bond and was issued a preliminary court date of July 21.

Infusion center

July 7, 2016

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center is expanding its outpatient services with the opening of a new infusion center later this month. For more, see the Thursday, July 7, 2016 edition.

State auditor

July 7, 2016

Chuck StuberFormer FBI agent Chuck Stuber, who served as the chief investigator for the State Board of Elections, is running to become North Carolina’s next state auditor, and he believes his experience makes him the perfect person for the job.
For more, see the Thursday, July 7, 2016 edition.