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Swearing in

District 21 Superior Court Judge Eric Morgan administered the Oaths of Office to Mayor Dawn Morgan and the five members of the Kernersville Board of Aldermen during a swearing in ceremony at Town Hall on Tuesday evening, Dec. 4
Alderman Jenny Fulton was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem.
For more, see the Thursday, December 5, 2019 edition.

Christmas events

This Sunday, December 8, the downtown area will see thousands of people from the Kernersville community and surrounding areas, starting with the Frosty 5K, followed by the Kernersville Christmas Parade and ending with the Rotary Club’s Annual Pancake Supper at Kernersville Elementary School. For more, see the Thursday, December 5, 2019 edition.

Bethany Medical Center

A real estate development company in High Point is proposing development of a 60,000 square foot medical facility on a piece of property on N.C. 66 South. A development review by the Town’s planning staff is scheduled for next week.
Peters Development, LLC, an arm of Bethany Medical Center, bought the 3.9-acre site at 975 N.C. 66 South from Terry Real Estate LLC for $2 million in October. For more, see the Thursday, December 5, 2019 edition.

Brown Family Farm

The Brown family enjoys raising a menagerie of animals on their small farm in Walkertown.
Owner Codie Brown explained that they purchased the land from Robert Barber, who had divided the land into nine parcels with the intention of turning it into a small neighborhood, and added that Barber had purchased it from Ann Beeson, who had it as a farm and cut hay.
For more, see the Thursday, December 5, 2019 edition.

Principal passes away

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools leaders have learned that Joseph Childers, Atkins Academic and Technical High School principal, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 edition.

New pastor

Following in the footsteps of a family of pastors, Brad Kepler is excited about his role as the new pastor of missions and music at Main Street Baptist Church.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 edition.

“In Touch”

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent (WS/FCS) Angela Hairston has launched a new monthly series titled “In Touch” on the school district’s Cable 2 channel.
During each episode, Hairston will talk with Chris Runge, senior communications and media director for WS/FCS. For more, see the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 edition.

Downtown holiday events

Christmas Around Downtown Kernersville, sponsored by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Ceremony
Following Christmas Around Downtown Kernersville, head over to Harmon Park where hundreds of people will gather for Kernersville’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department.
The new 20-foot-tall Frazier fir will be lit at 7 p.m.
For more, see the December 3, 2019 edition.

Chairman’s Award

During the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet held earlier this month, Chamber Board member Jack Cashion was presented with the 2019 Chairman’s Award for his support of Chamber Board Chair Deb Fletcher throughout the year.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.

Hepatitis A outbreak

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has issued a warning about an outbreak of hepatitis A in the county that mirrors a larger occurrence across not only the state, but the nation over the last several years.
For more, see the November 30 & December 1, 2019 edition.