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Veterans Memorial

May 18, 2015

The War Memorial Foundation will dedicate a new monument at the Carolina Field of Honor veterans memorial at Triad Park on Saturday, May 16. The bronze statue will depict a pair of boots at attention at the requisite 45 degree angle, as well as an M-16 rifle with a helmet placed atop it. For more, see the Thursday, May 14, 2015 edition.

National Police Week

May 18, 2015

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are remembering 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 they celebrate National Police Week May 10-16 this year. For more, see the Thursday, May 14, 2015 edition.

Honoring cyclists and volunteers

May 18, 2015

The Kernersville Cycling Club is participating in the Ride of Silence by hosting their own ride on Wednesday, May 20 starting at Fourth of July Park at 7 p.m. as well as hosting an event for National Trails Day on June 6 in celebration of their newly completed phase three of the Mountain Bike Park. For more, see the Thursday, May 14, 2015 edition.

Relay for Life

May 18, 2015

With a catchy team name like Goal Grabbers, local teenager Laken Clodfelter, 14, is ready to start accepting donations for this year’s local Relay for Life walk to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more, see the Thursday, May 14, 2015 edition.

Motorcycle fatalities

May 12, 2015

John Lee Ellington was killed and his wife critically injured after the motorcycle they were riding collided with an SUV driven by Patricia Hickman on Graves Street on Sunday, May 3, the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) reported. According to the KPD, officers responded to the intersection of Graves and Spring streets on a reported motorcycle collision with injuries. For more, see the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 edition. On May 12, the KPD reported that Christine Ledford Ellington succumbed to her injuries. Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the collision.

Town budget

May 12, 2015

Thanks to a steady increase in the Town’s overall tax base, Town Manager Curtis Swisher said the budget he is proposing for the 2015-16 fiscal year is one of the strongest budgets he has seen in recent years. Swisher said this year’s budget balances at $27.9 million compared to $27.4 million last year. For more, see the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition.

NF Walk

May 12, 2015

The Annual Neurofibromatosis (NF) Walk and 5K in N.C. will be held at Fourth of July Park on Saturday, May 16. NF is a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue which may develop anywhere in the nervous system. The tumors are usually non-cancerous; however, effects can cause complications such as hearing loss, loss of vision, severe pain and learning. For more, see the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition.

Blue lizard

May 12, 2015

Kernersville resident Candace Kaufman is finding out her new job has a few perks. She recently went on her first skydiving outing in preparation for an event she will take part in later this fall, parachuting with one of the country’s most experienced skydiving teams. For more, see the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition.

Stevies

May 12, 2015

The youth at First Baptist Church are inviting the community to attend the Stevies on Sunday, June 7 to help them raise money for their mission trip to Romania. For more, see the Tuesday, May 12, 2015 edition.

Aldermen meeting

May 11, 2015

There will be an electronic auction of the Town’s surplus equipment. The list of items spans across 11 pages and includes everything from vehicles and equipment to office furniture, office supplies and photographs. Board members completed their annual review for Town Manager Curtis Swisher. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 9 & 10, 2015 edition.