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Music at Twilight

July 25, 2017

Music at Twilight, sponsored by Arbor Ridge/Ridge Care, will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden on the lawn, featuring The Mainstreet Band.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 25, 2017 edition.

Transportation survey

July 25, 2017

As members of the Kernersville Community Development staff work to finalize the transportation survey questions in the coming days, they also want to reiterate the value of citizen input. Both Jeff Hatling, Kernersville Community Development director, and Rochelle Joseph, Kernersville Community Development manager, have stated multiple times that the transportation study is intended to establish a “citizen informed and directed” transportation vision.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 25, 2017 edition.

Candidate filings

July 25, 2017

Filings for the November 7 municipal elections ended at noon on Friday, July 21, setting up contests between eight candidates who are vying for five seats on the Kernersville Board of Aldermen, among them, Deborah Albert, an Air Force veteran who has lived in Kernersville since losing everything to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 25, 2017 edition.

Finding ways to save

July 25, 2017

While out on the campaign trail last year, State Treasurer Dale Folwell pledged that if elected, he would save the state $100 million during his first term. So far, he’s cut $60 million in annual fees from Wall Street managers charged with managing the state’s investment funds. For more, see the Tuesday, July 25, 2017 edition.

Pink Ribbon Rally

July 25, 2017

The 7th Annual Pink Ribbon Rally breast cancer fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 6-10 p.m. at the Kids Clubhouse, located at 745-G Cinema Ct.
The event is being coordinated by Dr. Amy Jo Fischer, of Smiles By Design, who is an eight-year survivor of breast cancer. For more, see the Tuesday, July 25, 2017 edition.

Veteran Robert Stuart

July 25, 2017

Born on May 23, 1933, veteran Robert Stuart grew up in Kernersville in the upstairs part of the former Stuart Motor Company. He attended Kernersville School where he played three sports and was All County in football.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017 edition.

The Speech Bus

July 25, 2017

Two local women offer literacy circles to underserved preschool age children in the community through their non-profit, The Speech Bus.
Chanel James, a 17 year speech language pathologist and owner of The Speech Lady, has always wanted to work with kids. While working for the school system, she joined her friend Dayna Gury to start The Speech Bus for the underserved population to have exposure to literacy.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017 edition.

Making a difference

July 25, 2017

One little girl is making a big difference in the personal and professional lives of people throughout the community through her volunteerism and empathy for others.
Maelyn Leitch, 11, is the daughter of Sherrie and Danny Leitch. The seventh grade Southeast Middle School student is also a budding philanthropist who raises money for the families of children with cancer, gifts police officers with small tokens of good luck and volunteers to help the elderly.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017 edition.

Friendly competition

July 25, 2017

A little friendly competition that pitted members of the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department against those who work in the Kernersville Public Services Department highlighted a delayed celebration of National Public Services Week that also included other inter-departmental demonstrations. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017 edition.

Candidate filings

July 25, 2017

Peggy Leight has filed to run for a third term on the Walkertown Town Council, filing her campaign papers at the Forsyth County Board of Elections office in downtown Winston-Salem on Monday, July 17.
Leight was first elected to Walkertown’s Town Council in 2009 and then again in 2013. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017 edition.