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Patriot Rovers

November 3, 2014

Patriot Rovers, a local non-profit, provides service dogs to military veterans, many of whom suffer from conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or have suffered catastrophic physical injuries while in combat. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 edition.

Raffle for Conner

November 3, 2014

Lucas Infield had only known Hana Barton a few months when she passed away this past September, but he knew he wanted to do something for his newfound friend’s young son. That’s when he began making plans for a special raffle with proceeds going to eight-year-old Conner. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 edition.

Election Day overview

November 3, 2014

Local voters will have a number of candidates from which to choose when they enter the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for this year’s mid-term general election. In addition to a couple of national races, candidates with contested races on the ballot include those running for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and both the U.S. and N.C. House and Senate. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 edition.

‘Surprise Patrol’

November 3, 2014

With 2014 being the most successful year for the Chamber of Commerce Education Grant Program, more teachers’ days were brightened as they were greeted by an Education Grant Surprise Patrol on Thursday morning, October 30. The Chamber awarded 55 grants this year at a little over $21,000. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 edition and the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 edition.

Walkertown bank robbery

November 3, 2014

On Monday, October 27, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) responded to a Bank Robbery at the NewBridge Bank, located at 3000 Old Hollow Road in Walkertown. Later that evening a Kernersville man was charged in the alleged incident. For more, see the Thursday, October 30, 2014 edition.

A love for horses

November 3, 2014

Having grown up on a farm, Dottie Pyrtle looked for a peaceful place to raise horses and call home later in life. Pyrtle moved to Kernersville in 1995 when her husband Jerry’s aunt’s house with four acres became available. Today, they have roughly 12 acres of land. For more, see the Thursday, October 30, 2014 edition.

Ray Thomas recognized

November 3, 2014

Kernersville Attorney Ray Thomas was recognized along with more than 100 of his peers at a “50-Year Lawyer Luncheon” on October 23 during the annual meeting of the N.C. State Bar in Raleigh. The luncheon recognizes attorneys who passed the state bar exam 50 years ago. For more, see the Thursday, October 30, 2014 edition.

A Night of Talent

November 3, 2014

After performing for several years and coming in second place, Ron Koble won first place for this year’s Kernersville Senior Idol. Koble began taking an interest in singing through school in the eighth grade and later sang in nightclubs, on and off. For more, see the Thursday, October 30, 2014 edition.

N.C. Senate

November 3, 2014

Republican appointee Joyce Krawiec of Kernersville faces a Democratic challenge from John Motsinger, Jr., an attorney who lives in Walkertown, for the N.C. Senate District 31 seat. The winner after the November 4 election will go on to serve a two-year term in the state’s General Assembly. For more, see the Thursday, October 30, 2014 edition.

Bank robbery

October 28, 2014

On Monday, October 27 at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) responded to a Bank Robbery at the NewBridge Bank, located at 3000 Old Hollow Road in Walkertown. Witnesses reported that the suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, according to the FCSO) No weapon was displayed during the robbery, the FCSO said. The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a white tank top shirt and blue jeans. Witnesses reported the suspect leaving the bank operating a white in color truck. FCSO Investigators identified the alleged suspect and obtained a warrant for arrest for Herbert Marshall
Walker, Jr., 42, of 5108 Oak Garden Drive, Kernersville. Walker was charged with one count of Common Law Robbery.
On Monday, October 27 at approximately 11:50 p.m., FCSO investigators located the suspect vehicle at a motel in the 3000 block of Reidsville Road, Winston-Salem. The FCSO said Walker was taken into custody without incident at this location. Walker is confined to the Forsyth County Detention Center with bond secured in the amount of $10,000.00 with a court date of November 13.