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Teacher of the Year

February 5, 2015

When Michelle Arias, a seventh grade science teacher at Kernersville Middle School (KMS), thought about her future many years ago, she didn’t initially see herself pursuing a career in teaching. Now, Arias can’t imagine being anywhere else, and being named Teacher of the Year only solidifies that thought. For more, see the Thursday, February 5, 2015 edition.

Car break-ins

February 5, 2015

After an increase in thefts from vehicles left unlocked in residential neighborhoods in recent weeks, the Kernersville Police Department and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office are advising residents to take precautions when their vehicles are unattended. For more, see the Thursday, February 5, 2015 edition.

Lowrance, Hanes middle schools

February 5, 2015

Officials with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will hold a specially called meeting tonight to address construction of a new Lowrance Middle School building and issues with contaminated groundwater under the campuses of both Lowrance and Hanes Magnet School. For more, see the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition.

Auction Gala

February 5, 2015

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville will present its 22nd Annual Auction Gala, “Friday Night Fever,” on Friday, February 20 at the Koury Private Aviation Hangar. This will be an evening of disco and retro fun. For more, see the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition.

Egg Ministry

February 5, 2015

First Presbyterian Church is known locally as “The Egg Church,” but this year is special. It is the 25th anniversary of their Egg Ministry. For more, see the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition.

Willakaville

February 5, 2015

A story full of imagination, that’s what local resident Matt Heinecke set out to write when he thought up his most recent book, Willakaville: Amazing Adventures of Astronomical Awesomeness. For more, see the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition.

Poverty simulation

February 5, 2015

On Sunday, February 15, Main Street United Methodist Church will be hosting a Crisis Control Ministry Poverty Simulation. During the simulation, people are given a card that assigns them the role of a person who lives at or below the poverty level. For more, see the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition.

Federal lawsuit

February 2, 2015

The Town of Kernersville and officers with the Kernersville Police Department are the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging that officers illegally seized $20,000 from a Surry County couple and used excessive force in falsely arresting one of them. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 2015 edition.

Old Winston Road development

February 2, 2015

Kernersville residents will most likely have to wait at least another month before finding out if a grocery store and other retail sites will be constructed along Old Winston Road near the South Cherry Street Extension. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 2015 edition.

Prayer policy

February 2, 2015

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will spend the next week reviewing a revised prayer policy following the reinstatement of county invocations by a federal judge in November. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 2015 edition.