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Mayoral responses

There are three candidates vying to become the next mayor of Kernersville – incumbent Mayor Dawn Morgan, former Alderman Irving Neal and downtown business owner Chris Federico.
This week’s question for the candidates is: What are some of the biggest issues facing Kernersville over the next two years? For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.

Kernersville Foundation campaign

As the Kernersville Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary and kicks off its Annual Giving Campaign, they are looking to the community for help in providing annual grants to Kernersville’s non-profits. For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.

School grades

Kernersville area schools either improved or held their own when it comes to student growth and achievement during the 2018-19 school year.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 School Performance Grades on September 4. Although school officials described much of last year’s data as “flat,” WS/FCS did show some increases in all areas of state-mandated accountability factors, something that encouraged new WS/FCS Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston. For more, see the Tuesday, September 17, 2019 edition.

Increased patrolling

The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) has received complaints of careless and reckless driving, trespassing, and speeding, primarily involving trucks, in the parking lots of the Old Lowes Foods shopping center at Piney Grove Plaza and Rite Aid at North Main Street and Piney Grove Road.
As a result, and at the request of the property owners, police officials say the KPD will increase enforcement in the area.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.

Sales tax discussion

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district was well represented during a public hearing before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on Thursday afternoon, all asking for a quarter-cent sales tax ballot initiative next year to fund an increase in teacher supplements and possibly even classified employee salaries.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.

Chapel rededication

After taking on the arduous task of renovating the historic chapel at Kernersville Moravian Church (KMC) over the past two and a half months, a rededication ceremony will be held in the chapel on Sunday, September 15 at 10 a.m. The community is welcome to join.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.

Haunted Kernersville

If you like a good ghost story around Halloween, or stories of history from simpler times, you’ll want to make sure to take part in Haunted Kernersville, a walking tour in downtown Kernersville this October. Tickets are on sale now and benefit the Kernersville Museum.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019 edition.

Pinnix building for sale

Downtown Kernersville’s iconic Pinnix building is for sale.
“Most people close to us knew we were going to sell it,” said lifelong Kernersville resident and current Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pinnix, Jr., who shares ownership of what has become a family legacy with his cousin, Johnny Pinnix of Charlotte.
For more, see the Thursday, September 12, 2019 edition.

Traumatic brain injury fundraiser

Paid For gospel music group is hosting a night to honor all traumatic brain injury victims and survivors at Harmon Park this Saturday, September 14 from 4 – 8 p.m.
The event will include food, refreshments, gospel singing and raffles.
For more, see the Thursday, September 12, 2019 edition.

Finding a replacement

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education voted 5-3 Tuesday night to select a new member to the board through the appointment process rather than soliciting applications from interested candidates. Before the vote, discussion was passionate about the way to replace Lori Goins Clark. For more, see the Thursday, September 12, 2019 edition.