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Visiting Vietnam

October 6, 2014

Fulfilling an item on her bucket list, retired Army veteran Loretta Averna took a Military Historical Tour to Vietnam. Averna, who served in the Army from 1979 – 2004, remembers hearing and seeing news about friends and her fellow countrymen in the Vietnam War. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014 edition.

Kiwanis Club

October 6, 2014

John Jonczak was recently named as the new Kernersville Kiwanis Club president. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.

Supporting children battling cancer

October 6, 2014

The third annual Core Karate Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 4 to benefit the Kids of Childhood Cancer Foundation and the work the non-profit organization does to help families of children battling cancer at Brenner Children’s Hospital. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.

Soil and Water Conservation candidates

October 6, 2014

Five candidates are seeking election as the Forsyth County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor in this year’s November 4 general election. Creation of conservation districts dates back to the Dust Bowl era when leaders realized how important it was to conserve the country’s natural resources. Today, there are nearly 3,000 conservation districts that help local citizens conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources. For more, see the Thursday, October 2, 2014 edition.

Sarah Friende Hamlin

October 6, 2014

The community has lost one of its greatest preservers of black history with the recent death of Sarah Friende Hamlin. It was Hamlin who first expressed interest and then garnered support for the restoration of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church graveyard on South Main Street in 1991. For more, see the Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 edition.

Ooh Bra La La!

October 6, 2014

As a way to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) is holding their annual Ooh Bra La La! ladies’ night out event on Thursday, October 9 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (PJCBG). For more, see the Tuesday, September 30, 2014 edition.

Cut out the violence

October 6, 2014

Next Step Ministries, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence, is holding a Cut-a-thon at The Factory on October 5. The purpose of the annual fundraiser is to make the community aware of domestic violence and let citizens know there is help available, as well as to raise money to help support the shelter that provides a safe atmosphere for women of domestic violence to flee. For more, see the Tuesday, September 30, 2014 edition.

Crime Prevention Unit

October 6, 2014

Kernersville Police Department’s new Crime Prevention Unit, led by Crime Prevention Coordinator Dan Wemyss, is on a mission to keep citizens safe from not only from theft and other traditional crimes, but also personal safety, neighborhood safety, cyber bullying and scams. For more, see the Tuesday, September 30, 2014 edition.

District Court judge

October 6, 2014

Ted Kazakos and Valene Franco are vying for a new District Court judge’s seat in Forsyth County, with voters deciding the outcome in the upcoming general election on November 4. For more, see the Tuesday, September 30, 2014 edition.

Mapping crime

September 29, 2014

Thanks to a detailed mapping program, the citizens of Kernersville have a new tool through which to view and analyze crime in the community. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014 edition.