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Driver’s education funding

July 6, 2015

A temporary budget agreed upon earlier this week by the N.C. General Assembly that keeps the state operating through August doesn’t include funding for driver’s education in public high schools, causing a number of programs to shut down and others wondering what will happen when the money they do have runs out. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015 edition.

Pow Wow

July 6, 2015

The Near River Dwellers will host the 12th Annual Strong Sun Intertribal Pow Wow from July 10-12 at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex. The pow wow will begin with Children’s Day on Friday, July 10 with gates opening at 9:30 a.m. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015 edition.

Candidate Filing

July 6, 2015

The candidate filing period for non-partisan municipal elections in Forsyth County will open at 8 a.m. July 6, In Kernersville, the mayoral seat and the five aldermen seats are up for election with all serving two-year terms. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.

Never Forget Ministry

July 6, 2015

The Never Forget Ministry at Main Street United Methodist Church that hosts a Memorial Day dinner every year for WWII veterans is expanding to include veterans of the Korean Conflict. Never Forget Ministry Coordinator Regina Brown, said, “We want to expand to include veterans from the Korean Conflict, and we will continue to add veterans from different conflicts and wars every five years,” she said. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.

Good Shepherd Moravian Church

July 6, 2015

After a decline in membership over the years, Good Shepherd Moravian Church, located at 1475 Kerner Road, decided to close their doors, holding their last worship service on May 31. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.

N.C. House budget

July 6, 2015

After agreeing on a resolution to extend this year’s budget so state government can continue operating, the two chambers of the N.C. General Assembly must now begin hashing out their differences when it comes to opposing budget bills. N.C. Rep. Donny Lambeth, whose 75th District encompasses Kernersville, said two of the main objectives for representatives were to improve teacher pay and address problems in the Medicaid system. For more, see the Thursday, July 2, 2015 edition.

Duke Energy rates

June 30, 2015

Duke Energy Progress’ N.C. customers will see greater savings on their energy costs in 2016 if the company’s annual filings receive approval from the N.C. Utilities Commission. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Senate budget bill

June 30, 2015

The N.C. Senate has passed its version of a budget bill for 2015 and in the coming weeks, senators and members of the House of Representatives will try to reconcile the two documents into one cohesive budget for the state. Senator Joyce Krawiec, who represents Forsyth and Yadkin counties in the legislature, talked about some of the highlights in the Senate version of the budget, beginning with its $21.47 million price tag. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

Rotary Club President Fradenburg

June 30, 2015

After being nominated as the 2015-16 Rotary Club president in July, Jim Fradenburg is looking forward to continuing the success of the Kernersville club.
The Rotary Club of Kernersville was formed in 1987 with 22 charter members and sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Triad. For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.

4th of July celebrations

June 30, 2015

On a day that marked our independence 239 years ago, July 4, 1776, we not only celebrate our own freedom, but those who gave and continue to put their lives on the line for our freedom. To honor this day, Kernersville will offer a day of celebratory fun for families and friends from sun up to sun down on Saturday, July 4.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition.