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Owensby passes away

Every town has within it, families that make up the cornerstones of the community. One of those pillar families in Kernersville lost a huge part of its heart on Thursday morning, Jan. 9, with the passing of Connie Carter Owensby. She was 73.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.

Photo ID

A federal district court judge blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID on the eve of the new year. That means voters in Forsyth County and Kernersville will not be required to present identification that includes a photograph before they cast their ballots during the March 3 primary election.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.

Grant funding

Thanks to an $80,000 grant from the state, the school system will be able to expand a valuable computer-science program for students.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.

Departments merge

The Walkertown and City View fire departments have merged under one department effective January 1, 2020. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners are set to authorize the transfer of revenues from the City View and Talley’s Crossing fire tax districts to the Walkertown Fire Department during the board’s meeting on January 16.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2020 edition.

Robbery

The Kernersville Police Department is looking for three suspects who allegedly robbed a sweepstakes business on North Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
According to police, three males entered the Duck Stop Sweepstakes, located at 627 N. Main St., at approximately 9 a.m., brandished a handgun and demanded money. The offenders left with an undisclosed amount of money from both the business and victims inside the business during the time of the robbery. For more, see the Thursday, January 9, 2020 edition.

“Off the Cuffs”

Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough appeared on the season 2 premiere episode of his “Off the Cuffs” web series on January 1. Kimbrough was joined by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Officer Christine Howell. During the hour-long episode, Kimbrough and Howell answered questions submitted to the program by the public.
For more, see the Thursday, January 9, 2020 edition.

Flu restrictions

Out of concern for the health and well-being of the patients they serve, several major health systems have coordinated to enact temporary restrictions at their acute care facilities for children 12 years old and younger because of what they say is a “widespread outbreak of the flu virus” throughout the state.
For more, see the Thursday, January 9, 2020 edition.

Lambeth files

N.C. Rep. Donny Lambeth, who represents the 75th District in the state legislature, is in the middle of a fourth term focused on the very things that defined his career within the medical community in Forsyth County. For more, see the Thursday, January 9, 2020 edition.

Parks & Rec input

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department (KPRD) is planning a series of input sessions to help shape development of a new community recreation center for Kernersville.
According to KPRD Director Ernie Pages, the department will hold three input sessions next week for targeted groups and then another the following week for the public at-large. After that, the KPRD will provide two more opportunities for public participation during the month of February. For more, see the Tuesday, January 7, 2020 edition.

Candidate filings

N.C. Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Mark Johnson, who began elected service as a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education, won’t seek re-election to his current position, but has filed as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.
Check out the Tuesday, January 7, 2020 edition.