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Officer of the Year

February 2, 2017

DSC_0838Even though Officer Melissa Kearns has only been with Kernersville’s police force for a little over a year, she’s had a huge impact during her relatively short time with the department. Last week, Kearns was named the Kernersville Police Department’s 2016 Officer of the Year.
For more, see the Thursday, February 2, 2017 edition.

Two new captains

February 2, 2017

Captains with the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department are charged with supervising the day-to-day operations of an assigned company during all emergency calls, training scenarios and with facility/equipment maintenance. Fortunately for Kernersville area residents the two newest captains at the KFRD, Michael Hedgecock and Jason Robinson, plan on taking their new responsibilities very seriously. For more, see the Thursday, February 2, 2017 edition.

Teacher of the Year

February 2, 2017

With a passion for learning and teaching, fifth grade teacher Amanda Reese was honored when she learned that she had been named Teacher of the Year at Smith Farm Elementary School.
For more, see the Thursday, February 2, 2017 edition.

A new police chief

January 31, 2017

Tim_SummersKernersville has a new police chief and his is a familiar face among the ranks at the local law enforcement agency. Kernersville Police Department Captain Tim Summers has been named to lead the agency following Chief Scott Cunningham’s retirement. His first official day on the job will be Wednesday, Feb. 1.
For more, see the Tuesday, January 31, 2017 edition.

J. L. Sawyer House

January 31, 2017

DSC_0065Once featuring the Black Lantern Tea Room and a miniature golf course, the J.L. Sawyer House in Oak Ridge has a unique history.
For more, see the Tuesday, January 31, 2017 edition.

Battalion chief

January 31, 2017

Ronnie Boles Photo 3Becoming battalion chief for the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department is a dream come true for Ronnie Boles. Not only will the 16-year veteran continue to do what he loves in a community that has become like home, he will also use his knowledge and experience to help his fellow firefighters achieve their own goals. For more, see the Tuesday, January 31, 2017 edition.

Tasting Group

January 31, 2017

With the rising popularity of craft beer, Kernersville resident Jordan DuBois decided to start a local beer group for people with a shared interest through the Kernersville Tasting Group.
DuBois became interested in craft beer about four or five years ago, and his interest has only grown since. For more, see the Tuesday, January 31, 2017 edition.

An artist’s touch

January 30, 2017

Colfax potter Ed Cieplinski finds inspiration for his craft in a most unique place. All he has to do is open a cookbook from his vast collection of ethnic cookbooks and any number of crocks pictured within might become his subject matter. For more, see our Saturday-Sunday, January 28 & 29, 2017.

Where she belongs

January 30, 2017

Having returned to the school where she first began her journey into teaching, third grade teacher Sarah Prouty couldn’t be more humbled by having been chosen to represent Kernersville Elementary School (KES) as the Teacher of the Year. For more, see our Saturday-Sunday, January 28 & 29, 2017.

A big surprise

January 30, 2017

For most kids, being surprised with a dog on their birthday might be excitement enough, but for 11-year-old Emerie Hilton, it means so much more, as her new diabetic alert dog, Bonnie, will help her have a life with more independence and security. For more, see our Saturday-Sunday, January 28 & 29, 2017.