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Walkertown Budget

June 11, 2015

Walkertown Town Manager Scott Snow won’t be recommending any tax increases in his budget draft for fiscal year 2015-16. Snow is recommending an overall budget of $4.3 million for the upcoming fiscal year. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition.

Project:Re3

June 11, 2015

Members of Project:Re3 recently returned from Mexico City, where they have served for eight years on missions. Beth Gianopulos, a member of Project:Re3, said the group stayed at the Salvation Army Children’s Hospital in Mexico City, where they have been visiting for years. For more, see the Thursday, June 11, 2015 edition.

Board of Education community meetings

June 11, 2015

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education could hold more meetings out in the community next year after a majority of Board of Education members echoed their support for the idea during their May 26 meeting. For more, see the Tuesday, June 2, 2015 edition.

Oak Ridge budget

June 11, 2015

The Oak Ridge Town Council approved a $1.096 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 this past Thursday in what Town Manager Bruce Oakley called a relatively uneventful budget year for the town. For more, see the Tuesday, June 2, 2015 edition.

Cruise-In & Sidewalk Sale

June 11, 2015

Families, car enthusiasts and shoppers are encouraged to visit downtown Kernersville this Saturday, June 13 for the Downtown Cruise-in and Sidewalk Sale. The Sidewalk Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Cruise-in will take place from 4-8 p.m. For more, see the Tuesday, June 2, 2015 edition.

Board of Aldermen meet

June 8, 2015

The Board of Aldermen made a few last-minute changes to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget during their meeting Tuesday. The first change involves a fund balance appropriation worth more than $576,000 to cover unplanned expenses and additional purchases approved by Board members over the past few months. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015 edition.

YMCA Giving Campaign

June 8, 2015

Though the contributions are ongoing, the Kernersville YMCA had a successful year during their Annual Giving Campaign, raising $171,000. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015 edition.

Voter ID

June 8, 2015

Citizens from around the Triad area will have a chance to voice their opinions regarding how the state implements the 2016 voter photo ID requirements during a public comment hearing in Forsyth County. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015 edition.

Elder Abuse Walk

June 8, 2015

On Saturday, June 13, young and old alike will come together to raise awareness about elder abuse during the Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk at Triad Park. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015 edition.

Suspect in stolen vehicle causes crash

June 7, 2015

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) received a report of a theft of a motor vehicle in progress. According to police, while enroute officers located the stolen truck traveling east on West Mountain Street. Officers activated their blue lights and siren and attempted to stop the stolen vehicle. Police said the suspect refused to stop, accelerated, and crossed over into the center turn lane and struck a Harley-Davidson. Police said the suspect then fled, continuing to travel east on Mountain Street. Officers reportedly deployed stop sticks to deflate the suspect’s tires. The KPD said the suspect was involved in an earlier motor vehicle theft, as well as multiple hit and run collisions involving property damage. The suspect, identified by police as Julian Caretti, from Walkertown, was taken into custody. He is being held on a $35,000 bond. The occupants of the motorcycle, Theron Jonathan Willis and Christa Leann Stum, both of Kernersville, were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries. Further charges are pending.