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Bond proposals

June 6, 2016

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners learned about two bond proposals during the Board’s May 19 briefing, with the county’s Parks and Recreation Department looking at up to $15 million in needs and SciWorks and The Children’s Museum asking the county to consider their $20 million request.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016 edition.

Water safety

June 6, 2016

Memorial Day weekend heralded the unofficial start of the summer season, and emergency personnel and wildlife officials are urging the public to keep safety in mind as they plan their summer outings, especially if boating is involved.
Emergency crews are continuing their search for an Eden man who has been missing on Belews Lake since last month. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016 edition.

Whooping cough

June 6, 2016

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has confirmed reports that there have been seven cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at Piney Grove Elementary School and another single case involving a student at a high school not located in Kernersville.
For more, see the Thursday, June 2, 2016 edition.

Bond proposal

June 6, 2016

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners was presented with several options regarding either renovating or building a new county courthouse during the commissioner’s May 19 briefing session. The price tags the commissioners received during the briefing ranged from around $111 million to $145 million.
For more, see the Thursday, June 2, 2016 edition.

Community garden

June 6, 2016

After the idea was brought forth to the church congregation, Hillcrest Baptist Church decided to start a community garden not only as a way to help their neighbors, but minister to them as well.
For more, see the Thursday, June 2, 2016 edition.

Bethany Café

June 6, 2016

Bunker Hill United Methodist Church (UMC) will open a third location for Bethany Café, beginning Saturday, June 4 and continuing the first Saturday of every month. The Bethany Café ministry began in 2011 after Victoria and Patrick Horner, members of Main Street UMC, brought the idea of opening a non-traditional soup kitchen to Main Street UMC Senior Pastor Dr. Jeff Patterson in late October 2011.
For more, see the Thursday, June 2, 2016 edition.

5th District race

June 6, 2016

There’s a special primary election on Tuesday, June 7 and for Kernersville voters, that means picking either a Democratic or Republican candidate for the 5th District congressional race for the seat currently held by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and another for the non-partisan N.C. Supreme Court where Justice Bob Edmunds is facing several challengers for his seat on the state’s highest court.
For more, see the Thursday, June 2, 2016 edition.

Bond proposals

May 31, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory and Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) President Gary Green appeared before the Forsyth County commissioners on May 19 to present their 2016 bond proposals.
The school district is asking commissioners to approve a total bond package of $350 million. FTCC has been able to reduce its request to $65 million.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2016 edition.

Relay for Life

May 31, 2016

Mark this Friday, June 3 on your calendars. That’s when the annual Relay for Life of Kernersville fundraiser for the American Cancer Society kicks off at the East Forsyth High School track. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at midnight.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2016 edition.

RidgeFest

May 31, 2016

Three days of carnival rides, music, games, a 5K, and an obstacle race, as well as other festivities, will take place during the 2016 RidgeFest in Oak Ridge starting Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4 at Oak Ridge Town Park.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2016 edition.