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Students will move

February 13, 2015

After weeks of meetings and discussion, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday night to move students from Hanes and Lowrance middle schools to three different locations following parental outcry over toxic chemicals in the groundwater beneath the shared campus. For more, see the Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 edition.

Civitan Park

February 13, 2015

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to ask for community input regarding the future vision for Civitan Park on Nelson Street. It will be the first time the department has revisited the park’s master plan in at least 15 years. For more, see the Thursday, February 12, 2015 edition.

Student sees personality in numbers

February 13, 2015

For many people, math and anything related to numbers is a painful chore to be dreaded and put off, but for Alexa “Skye” Bungque, numbers are delightful friends. Bungque, a student in Erin James’ Exceptional Child class at Kernersville Elementary School, loves to draw. For more, see the Thursday, February 12, 2015 edition.

Jill of all trades

February 13, 2015

A personal assistant by day, Kernersville resident Shelly Watkins is a “Jill” of all trades as she dabbles into a variety of different arts, including jewelry and soap making, as well as creating flavorful teas. For more, see the Thursday, February 12, 2015 edition.

YMCA Lifetime Achievement

February 13, 2015

At the Kernersville Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign kickoff last week, volunteer Mary Turner was honored for her lifetime contributions. For more, see the Thursday, February 12, 2015 edition.

Groundwater plume in Kernersville

February 13, 2015

On Thursday evening, a number of officials, including Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory, Board of Education Chairman Dana Caudill Jones and Kernersville Elementary School Principal Rebecca Carter, held an information session at the elementary school to talk about the contamination and what that means for students and staff. For more, see the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 edition.

Dancing Kenny

February 13, 2015

We’ve all seen him showing off his creative dance moves at the South Main Street eastbound ramp, but many people are asking where Dancing Kenny has gone and why there is a new “No trespassing” sign. For more, see the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 edition.

Daisy Jordan

February 13, 2015

If ever there was an example of someone who is young at heart, you needn’t look any further than Daisy Jordan. Not only does the Kernersville resident look much younger than her actual soon-to-be 84-years, but she’s as active as anyone half her age. For the last 14 years, Jordan has given her time and energies as a volunteer with the Forsyth County Health Department. For more, see the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 edition.

Rober Klar

February 13, 2015

A bright blue bird with a tall crest sits atop a log. The colors are vivid and it looks real enough to touch. It is a Kingfisher painted by artist Robert “Robin” Klar.
Klar’s favorite mediums are pen and ink and watercolor. He enjoys pen and ink because it offers him the flexibility to add or change colors. For more, see the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 edition.

Teacher of the Year

February 13, 2015

After changing her career path, Walkertown Middle School Teacher of the Year Valerie Reyes is making a difference. Reyes grew up in Greensboro. She attended Winston-Salem State University for a degree in computer science and a minor in math. After she graduated, she went to work, but soon realized what she was doing wasn’t what she wanted to do. “It wasn’t really in my heart. I wanted to mean something to somebody,” she said. For more, see the Tuesday, February 10, 2015 edition.