News

Sewer rate settlement

December 11, 2018

Residents in outlying areas of Kernersville still waiting on refund checks from the recent sewer rate lawsuit settlement should be getting their checks in the mail soon. That’s the word from Town officials after some in previously annexed areas were left off a list of refund recipients this past summer, but added more recently. If you have additional questions, you can call the Class Administrator at 1 (888) 292-1832 or write to the Class Administrator: Fasano v. Town of Kernersville, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 10566, Dublin, OH 43017-7266.
Do not contact the court or the clerk’s office concerning this case.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 11, 2018 edition.

New library opening

December 11, 2018

It’s official. The new Kernersville library branch on Harmon Lane will open to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 20. The exact time of the day the event will take place is still being decided, but the public is invited.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 11, 2018 edition.

Playground campaign

December 11, 2018

In order to replace a dated playground on their campus, Union Cross Elementary School has started a GoFundMe campaign in hopes of raising $20,000 – $30,000.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 11, 2018 edition.

Chamber Board president

December 11, 2018

As Joey Herman completed his term as Kernersville Chamber of Commerce 2018 Board Chair, it was announced that Deb Fletcher would be taking the position for 2019 during the Chamber’s annual banquet held in November.
For more, see the Tuesday, December 11, 2018 edition.

Pumper truck price increase

December 11, 2018

This past August, the Kernersville Board of Aldermen authorized the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department command staff to go ahead and preorder a new pumper truck slated for purchase during the 2019-20 fiscal year, but the cost has gone up enough to warrant a return visit before elected officials at their meeting this past Tuesday night. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018 edition.

Kimbrough sworn in

December 11, 2018

Bobby Kimbrough, Jr. assumed his duties as sheriff of Forsyth County following a swearing in ceremony on December 3 at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice in downtown Winston-Salem.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018 edition.

Toys for Tots

December 11, 2018

Many places in Kernersville are collecting new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots from now until December 15. Local drop off sites include Lowes Food, Walgreens, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Group, Triad Family Chiropractic, EDI, A Shealy Company, Con-Way Freight, Coldwell Bankers, Core Karate Systems, Dollar Generals, Fitness Center Kernersville, Hawthorne At The Meadows, BB&T, Wells Fargo, Ageless in the Triad Med Spa, Pine Knolls Golf Course, PNC Bank, FastMed Urgent Care, Gateway Place Apartments, Harris Teeter, Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Musten & Crutchfield, Plaza Restaurant, Smiles By Design, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, VFW, and Webster Bros. Hardware.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018 edition.

Misuse of funds

December 6, 2018

A Kernersville woman who served as a cookie manager for a local Girl Scout troop has been arrested for allegedly using more than $7,000 from money made from cookie sales for personal use.
On August 30, 2018, Winston-Salem police officers received a report of a fraud from the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont organization in Colfax. The police department’s Criminal Investigations Division assumed investigative responsibility for the case and the division’s Financial Crimes Section conducted an extensive investigation into allegations of misuse of funds from the 2018 cookie sales from Troop No. 2819.
According to police, Debbie Jo Davison, 43, of 1300 Shields Road #10, was charged Wednesday with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Davison was brought before a Forsyth County magistrate, who issued a $10,000 unsecured bond. Davison’s court date has been set for January 31, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes is requested to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

Withdrawal approved

December 6, 2018

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen has accepted a request from the developer proposing to build a 212-unit apartment complex on Old Winston Road to withdraw its rezoning petition that had been scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday night. The case will now have to be refiled with the Town’s Planning Department before returning to the aldermen at a future date. For more, see the Thursday, December 6, 2018 edition.

Former teacher indicted

December 6, 2018

A grand jury has indicted a former East Forsyth High School teacher who was arrested by Kernersville police this past August and charged with multiple sex offenses involving two male students at the school.
Rebecca Carol Swinson, 38, of Ridgeview Avenue in Winston-Salem, was indicted on Monday, Nov. 26. For more, see the Thursday, December 6, 2018 edition.