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Teacher Brad Rhew

March 31, 2014

Walkertown Middle School teacher Brad Rhew has been named N.C. Outstanding K-8 Educator in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 29 & 30, 2014.

Running for commissioner

March 31, 2014

Forsyth County Commissioner Mark Baker is seeking election to the District B seat he was appointed to following the resignation of Debra Conrad after her election to the N.C. House of Representatives in November 2012. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 29 & 30, 2014.

Amphitheater bid awarded

March 31, 2014

Despite a last ditch effort by one construction company to salvage its bid in the eyes of the county, a contract to build the planned Triad Park amphitheater went to a different bidder on Monday, March 24. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners rejected the lowest bid by HICAPS Inc.For more, see the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition.

Central Library

March 31, 2014

Now that the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has selected an architect to renovate and expand the Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem, the design phase can officially get underway. For more, see the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition.

Bringing hope to Egbe

March 31, 2014

Katie and Nick Riddle will be heading to Egbe, Nigeria later this year to serve a two-year commitment with Serving in Missions to help at and around Egbe Hospital.
For more, see the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition.

Preserving history

March 31, 2014

A group of local Boy Scouts did their part this past weekend in helping to preserve an important part of Kernersville’s past. About 25 boys from Troop 940 spent hours recently raking away leaves from around the graves at the historic St. Paul’s Cemetery. For more, see the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition.

Sprite Films finalist

March 31, 2014

Kernersville resident Char-Lay Douglas, a cinematography and film/production major at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has been selected by Sprite as one of six filmmakers to compete in the prestigious nationwide film program, Sprite Films. For more, see the Thursday, March 27, 2014 edition.

Building, Growth & Development

March 25, 2014

The last time the Kernersville News published a special section detailing Kernersville’s economic growth, Triad Business Park was a relatively new development, still looking for its first major tenant, and local leaders were discussing possible names for Kernersville’s new but not yet built hospital. That was in the spring and summer of 2008. By the end of the year, the entire nation was thrown into a recession with the collapse of the country’s housing market, and communities throughout have since been struggling to recover. For more, see the Tuesday, March 25, 2014 edition.

Groundwater contamination

March 25, 2014

Groundwater surrounding a local trucking firm located on N.C. Hwy. 66 South continues to show levels of contamination. The North Carolina Division of Waste Management will have a public hearing next month in Kernersville to discuss a hazardous waste administrative order regarding the matter. For more, see the Tuesday, March 25, 2014 edition.

Bringing joy through art

March 25, 2014

Erica Fox uses art to enrich the lives of aging adults and those with disabilities. “Families will contact me and request I work with their mom or dad on a weekly basis as a therapeutic activity for them to enjoy,” Fox said. For more, see the Tuesday, March 25, 2014 edition.