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Home invasion

November 17, 2017

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to a home invasion in progress at 120 Farmwood Drive, according to a KPD news release. Upon arrival, officers located two masked suspects fleeing from the back door of the victim’s apartment, police said.
One of the alleged suspects was immediately apprehended and placed under arrest. The other alleged suspect fled on foot, and is still at large. Police said a third suspect was later identified and located in the area and taken into custody.
Police said they are looking for a suspect described as a medium built black male in his late teens or early 20s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red bandanna covering his face.
According to the KPD, Derick Fletcher, black male 23 years old, and Ashton Joyce, white male 20 years old, were each charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Robbery with a Dangerous weapon in the alleged incident. They were placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center and held on $100,000.00 secured bond.
Anyone having any information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Multiple felony counts

November 16, 2017

On November 8, Michael Todd Pegram was arrested in Osceola County Florida as a result of an investigation being conducted by the Kernersville Police Department, according to a KPD news re-lease. Police said the investigation began in May and is still in progress. Police said Pegram was charged with multiple felony crimes, including 9 counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, 2 counts of First Degree Sex Offense, and Attempted First Degree Sex Offense. The offenses charged up to this point in this case occurred on or about January 1991 through December 1996, the KPD said. On Wednesday, November 15, Pegram appeared in court in Osceola County and signed a waiver, waiving his right to an extradition hearing, the KPD said. He remains in the custody of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department; awaiting transport back to Forsyth County. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the KPD. For more, see the Thursday, November 16, 2017 edition.

Felony breaking and entering a MV

November 16, 2017

On November 9, Christopher Malik Salley and Jayquan Trimaine Johnson were identified as suspects in numerous auto break-ins within Kernersville and surrounding jurisdictions, according to a Kernersville Police Department (KPD) news release.
Police said as a result of the investigation, both were charged with eight felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. The KPD asks that anyone with information about the case to call the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Community Distinguished Service Award

November 16, 2017

To recognize him for all he has done in the Kernersville community, the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce awarded Mike Jacobs the Community Distinguished Service Award on Monday night during the 49th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. For more, see the Thursday, November 16, 2017 edition.

Founders Park mural

November 16, 2017

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with the conceptual design for the new Founders Park with one exception: the mural. For more, see the Thursday, November 16, 2017 edition.

Making Thanksgiving brighter

November 16, 2017

For the past six years, St. Paul United Methodist Church of Kernersville has helped make Thanksgiving Day a happy holiday for hundreds of people in the local area. Once again this year, the church will partner with the community to provide complete Thanksgiving Day dinners to the under-served.
For more, see the Thursday, November 16, 2017 edition.

Chamber awards

November 16, 2017

During the 49th annual Chamber of Commerce Deere-Hitachi Banquet held on Monday, November 13, local businesses and individuals were recognized by emcee Tanya Rivera for their service to the community. For more, see the Tuesday, November 14, 2017 edition.

Fire safety ratings

November 16, 2017

Several area fire departments have seen their fire protection classifications improve, which means that residents who live in those particular fire districts may already be seeing a saving on their homeowners’ insurance.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 14, 2017 edition.

Service to country

November 16, 2017

After immigrating to the US from Slovenia (Yugoslavia) with his family in 1949, Frank Ovnic joined the US Army in 1957. For more, see the Tuesday, November 14, 2017 edition.

Silent auction to benefit rescue

November 16, 2017

A silent auction on November 18 will benefit efforts to purchase property in Kernersville on which to develop a no kill shelter for felines.
This past July, Kernersville resident Della Leidholm talked about plans for developing the Baby Leo Animal Rescue. For more, see the Tuesday, November 14, 2017 edition.