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Emma Wright Special Olympics

June 15, 2015

Emma Wright recently competed at the state level in the Special Olympics, winning five gold medals. Emma competes in the Special Olympics as a gymnast. She is a rising fourth grader at The North Carolina Leadership Academy. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015 edition.

Market 150 teardown

June 15, 2015

Last month, construction crews began tearing down the Market 150 shopping center building on South Main Street, and the developer anticipates its replacement could be completed by early fall. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015 edition.

Telephone town hall

June 15, 2015

U.S. 5th District Representative Virginia Foxx conducted a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, June 9, during which she took numerous questions from constituents on a wide range of topics. Foxx provided answers and insight on issues such as the federal government’s involvement in child nutrition, how the EPA regulates water in the country, Department of Justice overreach, the Patriot Act and veterans. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015 edition.

New school calendar

June 15, 2015

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education adopted a new calendar for the upcoming 2015-16 school year that includes makeup days during spring break rather than tacking numerous days to the final weeks of school. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015 edition.

Armed robbery

June 11, 2015

Arby’s, located at 1015 South Main Street, was robbed on Thursday, June 11 at 9:35 a.m., according to the Kernersville Police Department (KPD). Police said the subject ordered the employees to the ground and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
The subject, described as a male wearing a hood, a face mask and gloves, fled the area on foot, police reported.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Car crash

June 11, 2015

Four people were taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash in Kernersville on Wednesday afternoon, according to WXII. The crash reportedly took place on Highway 66 and Shields Road. The extent of their injuries isn’t known. The crash closed one of two lanes in each direction, leading to backups.

Garbage fee increase

June 11, 2015

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a required second reading of a proposal to increase the base rate for garbage collection service by four cents a month in unincorporated areas of the county.

Dog park renovations

June 11, 2015

Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park, located at Fourth of July Park, is currently closed for renovation.
The Parks and Recreation Department staff will be installing new water line, new dog fountains, drainage and a larger concrete pad along with new surfacing added to the area.

Joanne Allen retires

June 11, 2015

Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) is now under new leadership following news that KMC President Joanne Allen is retiring. Earlier this week, Novant Health named Chad Setliff president and chief operating officer of KMC. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition.

South Main shopping center

June 11, 2015

The Florida-based Barclay Group returned to the Planning Board Monday with a revised plan for its grocery store and shopping center site on South Main Street adjacent to the historic district. The revised plan encompasses 18 acres of land along Old Winston Road near Southern Street and the South Cherry Street extension. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition.