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National Police Week

May 16, 2016

Law enforcement agencies across the nation will continue to pay honor this week, May 15-21, to the men and women in uniform who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and serving their communities and the citizens who live in them. “As we remember National Police Week and the many sacrifices of others in our profession and in other public safety professions, we are thankful for our families and for the citizens of Kernersville,” said Police Chief Scott Cunningham.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2016 edition.

Prayers for Sophie

May 16, 2016

0419161140aAfter thinking she had a typical childhood virus, Sophie Carter, 7 ½, woke up on a Saturday morning in February paralyzed from the waist down and has since received great support from the community, including a GoFundMe account, to help pay for medical bills. To help support Sophie, visit https://www.gofundme.com/vhxxwzvs. For more information and updates on Sophie, visit https://m.facebook.com.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2016 edition.

Food truck festival

May 16, 2016

The Brewer’s Kettle in Kernersville is hosting a Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 22 from 3-8 p.m. to help raise funds for the Belle Raisers Foundation Inc., a local family raising funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis.
Check out the Saturday/Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2016 edition.

Fatal collision

May 13, 2016

The passenger who succumbed to his injuries in a fatal collision on Tuesday, May 10 on US 421 South near Mile Marker 13 has been identified as 54-year-old John Russell Tesseneer, of Winston-Salem. The driver, Carlos Arturo Amaya Martinez, of Winston-Salem, has been discharged from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The Kernersville Police Department is still investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding this collision. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the KPD.

Police save man

May 12, 2016

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, Kernersville police responded to a male standing on the South Main Street bridge, overlooking 421, according to a Kernersville Police Department press release.
The first officer on scene walked toward the subject and attempted to engage him in conversation. The officer was able to carry on a conversation with the individual while another officer attempted to approach from the other direction. Police said the individual started climbing over the railing. Both officers rushed the subject and were able to subdue him as he was attempting to jump. There were no injuries and the subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Baseball facility

May 12, 2016

A new indoor baseball facility could be coming to Kernersville soon.
On Monday, the Kernersville Planning Board voted unanimously in favor of rezoning property located at 263 and 268 Gretas Way as Limited Industrial – Special Use and modifying the Unified Development Ordinance to include “Recreational Services, Indoor” on the list of approved uses for this specific property.
For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2016 edition.

Wiffleball tournament

May 12, 2016

Bunker Hill and Sedge Garden United Methodist churches will attempt to battle it out for 26 hours in a Wiffle Ball Marathon on May 21 & 22 as a way to raise funds for projects at the two churches.
For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2016 edition.

Bobbie Wolfe volunteer

May 12, 2016

IMG_6827Kernersville resident Bobbie Wolfe has been recognized with a 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by HandsOn Northwest North Carolina for the work she does at Körner’s Folly. She was presented with the award during a special banquet at Salem College on Tuesday, May 10.
For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2016 edition.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter

May 12, 2016

Issues at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter continued to dominate the discussion during Monday’s Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meeting where numerous people signed up to speak publicly either for or against the shelter and its partner organization, Project Pearl.
For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2016 edition.

New Beginnings golf tournament

May 12, 2016

New Beginnings Assembly has a long history of helping at-risk children and youth in the Kernersville community, and an upcoming golf tournament should go a long way in raising awareness and funds to support programs in place through the West Bodenhamer Street church.
New Beginnings will hold its second annual Golf for Giving tournament on Friday, May 20 at Pine Knolls Golf Club. For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2016 edition.