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Eating for Education

August 9, 2016

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and 17 Chamber member restaurants are coming together to help raise money for grants to area schools.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, the participating restaurants will contribute up to 10% of their sales from the day to the Chamber’s Education Grant Program. 
For more, see the Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition.

Cleaning up mold

August 9, 2016

Two of the existing stations for the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department will be receiving a bit of a facelift after crews detected mold and asbestos issues earlier this month.
For more, see the Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition.

Music at Twilight

August 9, 2016

On Thursday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m. the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce will host their back to school Music at Twilight event, which is the last event for the season and will feature The Radials.
For more, see the Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition.

County bonds

August 9, 2016

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to approve a bond package that includes $350 million for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, $65 million for Forsyth Technical Community College and another $15 million for Forsyth County Parks and Recreation. For more, see the Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition.

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro

August 9, 2016

IMG_1742In July, local teacher Lyn Irving completed a summit hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Irving started the actual hike on July 12 with roughly 30 miles to tackle. For more, see the Tuesday, August 9, 2016 edition.

Hiking the John Muir Trail

August 8, 2016

IMG_1013After taking up hiking when her children entered college, Lyn Irving, a business teacher at East Forsyth High School, has since hiked several long distance trails around the world, including the John Muir Trail in California, a 220-mile trail. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016 edition.

DNA preservation services

August 8, 2016

In the past, questions surrounding one’s DNA were left unanswered for the most part. Now, the questions we might have about what makes us who we are and from whom we are descended can be answered from the simple swab of one’s cheek and easily preserved for genetic testing.
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service is now offering DNA preservation services to its clients and the public in general. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016 edition.

Civil War letters

August 8, 2016

When Union Army Lt. William Samuel Wickham trudged across the countryside from Chancellorsville, Va. with the 55th regiment Ohio volunteers toward Gettysburg, Pa., he had just been witness to Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee’s greatest military victory with the complete and total route of the 11th Corps. What he noticed on that June 1863 march toward yet another battle was the beauty that abounded around him.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016 edition.

Rotary Club president

August 8, 2016

J.G. WolfeIn January J.G. Wolfe took on the role as the Kernersville Rotary Club’s new president, and he is looking forward to continuing the club’s growth.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016 edition.

Big Mill Farm meeting

August 4, 2016

An informal public meeting for the proposed widening/extension of Big Mill Farm and Hopkins roads from Business 40 to West Mountain Street in Kernersville will be held on Tuesday, August 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of East Forsyth Middle School, located at 810 Bagley Drive in Kernersville.
For more, see the Thursday, August 4, 2016 edition.