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Attempted robbery

At approximately 10:09 pm on Friday, August 28, officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to an attempted robbery in the 1400 block of NC 66. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was in the parking lot of a convenience store, when two male subjects allegedly attempted to take the victim’s vehicle.
Officers in the area located one of the suspects and took him into custody without incident. No injuries were reported. The Kernersville Police Department asks anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 336-996-0432.

Virus numbers

Nearly 150 new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus and three deaths were reported in Forsyth County since Friday, with more than 100 reported in a single day. There have been 6,160 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county to date.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.

Lion’s Club president

Following in his father’s footsteps to join the Kernersville Lions Club in 2016, Edwin Walker is now taking over the role as the club’s president.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.

Employee of the Year

When Adam Hutchins was named Town of Kernersville Employee of the Year this past winter, he was serving as interim chief information officer (CIO). Today, the position is his after Hutchins was named to replace retiring CIO Gray Cassell in May.
For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.

Beltway segment to open

At last, the first segment of the long-awaited Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will open to motorists in time for the Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday, weather permitting, of course.
According to N.C. Department of Transportation Division 9 Engineer Pat Ivey, officials will be meeting with project planners and construction teams mid-week, with hopes that some kind of grand opening ceremony can be conducted either Friday morning or over the coming weekend. For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.

The Depot graffiti

A popular Kernersville historic site was one of several locations along East Bodenhamer Street marred by vandalism this past week, spray painted with gang graffiti.
According to Kernersville Police Officer W.B. Jones, the vandal or vandals targeted the historic Depot and a restored train caboose on the same property, the Warehouse Mall, and the Town of Kernersville Parks and Recreation facility.
For more, see the August 29 & 30, 2020 edition.

Health impacts

Studies are beginning to show that for some, the affects of COVID-19 are not limited to a patient’s lungs and can have long-lasting impacts, even on the heart. Although it was previously thought that young people might be immune, the medical community is beginning to see signs that they’re not.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020 edition.

Cash elementary principal

Happy to be back in a similar atmosphere from where she grew up, Jennifer Swofford is looking forward to her role as the new principal at Cash Elementary School.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020 edition.

Hope du Jour

On Tuesday, September 8, Crisis Control Ministry (CCM) will host its 30th annual Hope du Jour fundraiser, benefiting its programs and services provided to families throughout Forsyth County and Stokes counties.
Restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and throughout Forsyth County will come together to support CCM by donating a percentage of their proceeds from the entire day to the organization.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020 edition.

COVID updates

Forsyth County received reports of 62 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and one new death attributed to the virus since Wednesday. Forsyth County’s death toll now stands at 71. FCDPH officials said there have been 6,014 laboratory-confirmed cases in Forsyth County. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020 edition.