News

Teacher of the Year

April 16, 2019

When fifth grade teacher Scott DuBois learned that he had been named as the Sedge Garden Elementary School (SGES) Teacher of the Year, he was humbled.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 16, 2019 edition.

GoFundMe

April 16, 2019

After years of hip bone deterioration, Nathan Love has set up a GoFundMe page for his father, Tim Love, who owns Love that Music in downtown Kernersville, in hopes of raising funds to help his father get the hip replacement surgery he needs.
Tim, 57, was diagnosed with end stage avascular necrosis of the right hip several years ago and has been experiencing degenerative symptoms for nearly five years and crippling pain due to the ongoing deterioration of his hip bones.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 16, 2019 edition.

Resignation submitted

April 16, 2019

Jamill Jones has resigned from his position as assistant men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest University as he faces trial in New York City for fatally punching a man in New York City last summer.
Wake Forest announced Jones’ resignation on Friday, April 12. He had been on leave from the school since August 10, university officials said.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 16, 2019 edition.

Superintendent search

April 16, 2019

Officials with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are seeking public input on the district’s search for a new superintendent and have announced dates for several community forums over the next several weeks, including one that will be held in the Kernersville area.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 16, 2019 edition.

Piney Grove School House

April 16, 2019

In an effort to allow the community to experience the Piney Grove School House, the one room school house at Fourth of July Park, year-round, the Kernersville Historic Preservation Society (KHPS) has made updates to the school house and will hold a ribbon cutting for the community on Monday, April 15 at 5 p.m.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 edition.

Firefighter recognized

April 16, 2019

Having only been at Piney Grove Fire & Rescue for a few years, Captain Jeremy Smith was surprised to learn that he had been named as the department’s Firefighter of the Year and Part-Time Employee of the Year.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 edition.

Optional teacher workday

April 16, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will cancel classes for students on May 1 and instead recognize the day as an optional teacher workday in the face of teacher absences expected to occur because of a rally in Raleigh on the same day.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 edition.

Police chase

April 12, 2019

A stolen vehicle report in Walkertown early Friday morning resulted in a police chase and alleged home invasion in Kernersville before the suspect was apprehended several hours later in Winston-Salem. The suspect now faces a multitude of charges from three different law enforcement agencies, police officials said.
According to Officer B. Jones, community relations coordinator for the Kernersville Police Department (KPD), the KPD received information from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 6:40 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from the Sheetz gas station and convenience store at Old Hollow and Reidsville roads in Walkertown.
Shortly thereafter, KPD officers located the vehicle in the area of West Mountain Street and Hopkins Road. After a short vehicle pursuit that continued onto Wright Road, off West Mountain and east of Hopkins Road, the vehicle went through the woods and crashed into a house at the end of what is a dead-end road, Jones said.
“It was a short vehicle chase onto a side street off West Mountain Street,” Jones explained. “It’s a dead-end road and the suspect drive through the woods, crashing into a house.”
Afterward, Jones said the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled further into the woods on foot.
A short time later, police learned that the suspect allegedly committed a home invasion on Regents Park Road, during which he brandished a firearm and demanded the male homeowner drive him to Winston-Salem. The man’s wife was left behind.
Jones said once the suspect was dropped off at an apartment complex in the New Walkertown Road and Ferrell Court area, the homeowner victim called the KPD and reported the location information, telling them he had not been harmed during the incident.
Jones continued that a Winston-Salem officer reported seeing the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued, at which time the suspect entered an apartment but then jumped out of a window in an effort to escape.
“A Winston-Salem Police Department K9 deployed on the suspect, which bit the suspect to take him down,” Jones said. “He was taken into custody at around 9:55 a.m. and the KPD was able to a K9 article search to locate the handgun.”
According to Jones, Deric Leeander Warren, 49, of 727 Douglas Street in Greensboro, now faces multiple felony offenses, including:
According to Jones, Warren is being held on a bond of $330,000.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 edition.

Felony drug charges

April 12, 2019

A tip to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) led investigators to a residence off Union Cross Road, where two individuals were arrested April 9 on multiple felony drug charges, including a woman from Kernersville.
According to the FCSO, the department’s Narcotics Unit received information from a citizen regarding possible drug activity at the residence. Investigators reported that they were able to identify multiple suspects and gather detailed information in regards to the distribution of drugs from the suspected location.
The investigation led to the FCSO Narcotics Unit and the Rapid Response Team executing a search warrant at 3863 Arcola Court, Winston-Salem this past Tuesday, where the following drug-related items were seized: According to the FCSO, the investigation led to the arrest of Patrick Shannon McNeal, 37, of 3863 Arcola Court, and Lindsay Worrell Sisk, 25, of 3782 Hastings Road in Kernersville.
McNeal was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; felony possession of cocaine; felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; felony possession of fentanyl; misdemeanor possession of suboxone; felony maintaining a dwelling; and possession of a firearm by felon. He is currently confined to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with a $35,000 secured bond.
Sisk was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; felony possession of cocaine; felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; felony possession of fentanyl; misdemeanor possession of suboxone; and felony maintaining a dwelling. She was given a $10,000 unsecured bond.
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the FCSO at (336) 727-2112, or may call CrimeStoppers anonymously at (336) 727-2800 or (336) 728-3904 for Spanish. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 edition.

Good Friday Cross Walk

April 12, 2019

Over 50 community churches will take part in an ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk on Friday, April 19 starting at 9 a.m.
The Cross Walk will start in the Food Lion parking lot, located at 617 N. Main Street. Participants are asked to be there at 9 a.m. to hear instructions, share in scripture and join in prayer.
The walk will start at 9:30 a.m., escorted by the Kernersville Police Department. For more, see the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition.