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Distracted driving

April 13, 2015

Kernersville police are encouraging motorists to pay less attention to distractions like cell phones and more attention to the road. In the case of texting while driving, officers will be on the lookout for those who violate the law. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, according to data and statistics provided by www.distraction.gov. For more, see the Thursday, April 9, 2015 edition.

Benefit concert

April 13, 2015

The choirs at Glenn High School will perform at Main Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 11 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Glenn felt the loss of one of their own, the late Jeremy Sprinkle, who ended his life while attending Appalachian State University last fall. For more, see the Thursday, April 9, 2015 edition.

Swaim Complex

April 13, 2015

Now that Swaim Complex on County Line Road is located within the Town Limits, the Kernersville Board of Aldermen can properly address citizen concerns about the amount of light that comes from the Kernersville Little League facility. For more, see the Thursday, April 9, 2015 edition.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 13, 2015

Though there is a significant age difference between them, Walkertown Middle School student and ‘Little’ Sebastian Bernardino and Winston-Salem Police Department Officer and ‘Big’ Nolan Johnson have developed a lasting friendship over the past three years they have been matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more, see the Thursday, April 9, 2015 edition.

Earth Day celebration

April 13, 2015

This Earth Day, the community is invited to learn more about how local agencies are protecting the environment at the 7th annual Earth Day celebration, which will take place on Thursday, April 16. The line up includes a variety of vendors, demonstrations and free giveaways every hour. For more, see the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition.

School bus safety

April 13, 2015

A bill moving through the state Senate would close a loophole in new laws that increase the penalties for drivers who fail to heed a school bus stop arm. After an 11-year-old student from Kernersville was killed while crossing Old Hollow Road to board his school bus in 2012, local legislators introduced legislation in 2013 known as the Hasani N. Wesley Students’ School Bus Safety Act. For more, see the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition.

Healthy Active Adults Day

April 13, 2015

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and the Kernersville Family YMCA are teaming up to present the 10th Annual Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center Healthy Active Adults Day. For more, see the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition.

Autism Awareness

April 13, 2015

Sometimes the symptoms of autism are difficult to detect in young children. Many toddlers behave in odd ways anyway, so a late-talking child or one who seeks repetitive stimulation might not necessarily draw any unusual attention. Jaymes LeSovoy’s mother, Amber, said Jaymes was diagnosed with autism when he was two-years-old. For more, see the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

April 13, 2015

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville and Arbor Ridge are offering a six-week class entitled, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” starting on Thursday, April 16 at Arbor Ridge.
The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville Executive Director Ruth Woosley shared that the six-week class is for anyone caring for a loved one. For more, see the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition.

Piney Hill Acres

April 6, 2015

Many people pass by Piney Hill Acres every day, they may notice a few farm animals including Patrick, a horse; Sarah Beth, a boar goat, and Bubble Butt, a miniature pony.
Though he may not see himself as an environmentalist, Lawson is just that, recycling nearly everything that comes to his property, and raising free range cattle and chickens. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2015 edition.