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MAKOplasty

January 12, 2015

A new, state-of-the art piece of equipment now being used at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center is providing patients both near and far with so precise a surgical option when it comes to partial knee replacement that oftentimes, they are home within just a day of surgery. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 10 & 11, 2015 edition.

Grading scale

January 12, 2015

The North Carolina State Board of Education approved a plan Thursday that will see North Carolina’s high schools implement a new 10-point grading scale beginning next fall for all students in grades ninth through 12th. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 10 & 11, 2015 edition.

A fitting tribute

January 12, 2015

Two Kernersville police officers were among a sea of thousands who made the journey to New York City to pay their final respects to a fallen comrade during the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday, Jan. 4. For more, see the Thursday, January 8, 2015 edition.

The Stang Society

January 12, 2015

A local car club for owners of the iconic Ford Mustang in all its varied incarnations since its introduction to the American public more than 50 years ago is rapidly growing in numbers thanks in no small part to the power of social media. For more, see the Thursday, January 8, 2015 edition.

Landmarks of Prophecy

January 12, 2015

A three-night seminar at Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church will provide attendees a closer look at the times in which we live and how biblical prophecy plays a part. It will examine the books of Daniel and Revelation. The Landmarks of Prophecy seminar with Pastor Doug Batchelor will be presented Jan. 12 – Jan. 14. For more, see the Thursday, January 8, 2015 edition.

Early taverns

January 12, 2015

Of special interest to Mike Marshall, vice president of the Walkertown Area Historical Society, is Dobson’s Tavern, an 18th century tavern that once occupied the lot on the corner of North Main and East Mountain streets in downtown Kernersville. Marshall related how George Washington visited Dobson’s in 1791, when he was touring the southeastern United States. For more, see the Thursday, January 8, 2015 edition.

Speaking out for victims

January 12, 2015

A church in Colfax will host a seminar this weekend which will focus on human trafficking and how the Wesleyan Church in North Carolina is combating what amounts to the modern day form of slavery. For more, see the Tuesday, January 6, 2015 edition.

Polar plunge

January 12, 2015

The Kernersville and Winston-Salem police departments are gearing up for the 2015 Costumed Polar Plunge later this month where “Freezin’ for a Reason” means exactly that.
For more, see the Tuesday, January 6, 2015 edition.

New state laws

January 12, 2015

North Carolina has adopted new laws, many of which came into effect on New Year’s Day. Election changes state that a person cannot file as a candidate in a party’s primary unless he or she has been affiliated with the party at least 90 days when he or she files. For more, see the Tuesday, January 6, 2015 edition.

New Year’s Eve

January 12, 2015

If the numbers are any indication, it was a quiet New Year’s night in Kernersville on the last day of the year and into the early morning hours of 2015. While Kernersville police issued several citations for various traffic infractions, and even charged one person with felony possession of cocaine, they didn’t make any arrests for impaired driving. For more, see the Tuesday, January 6, 2015 edition.