News

Magnolias & Mimosas

February 12, 2019

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee is hosting their second annual Magnolia’s & Mimosas: Discover Herville, sponsored by Truliant Credit Union, on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Magnolia Bride. The event will feature prominent women in the community through a fashion show showcasing clothes from local boutiques. For more, see the Tuesday, February 12, 2019 edition.

Forsyth Super Stars

February 12, 2019

Not only does a competitive Special Olympics cheerleading squad in Forsyth County have a new name, but the group will hold a Valentine’s Day roller skating/dance fundraiser in Kernersville on Thursday evening, Feb. 14. They also just returned from participating in the state’s law enforcement torch run conference, so they’ve certainly been busy. The Forsyth Super Stars cheerleading team, formerly the EC Stars, compete regionally and nationally in Special Olympic competitions.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 12, 2019 edition.

Artist Jeremiah Miller

February 12, 2019

Nestled in a dense woodland forest in Belews Creek, artist Jeremiah Miller feels right at home among the focus of his paintings.
Though many of his paintings feature trees like those seen around his home, Miller often enjoys painting scenes from Hanging Rock and the different rock formations that surround the area, as well as other scenic areas. For more, see the Tuesday, February 12, 2019 edition.

Partnership reaches milestone

February 12, 2019

It has been just more than a year that the Forsyth Humane Society and Forsyth County Animal Control launched a partnership to help save more animals that come through the county’s shelter, and that’s just what they’ve done over the last 12 months.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 12, 2019 edition.

Teacher of the Year

February 12, 2019

Seventh grade Language Arts teacher Christopher Walsh was happy, yet humbled, to be able to represent Kernersville Middle School (KMS) as this year’s Teacher of the Year. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2019 edition.

Revival & new co-pastor

February 12, 2019

Gospel Light Baptist Church is holding a Revival on February 10, 12 and 13 as they welcome Co-pastor Bro. Matthew Morrison to the church to join Senior Pastor Bro. Frank Shumate.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2019 edition.

Policy on illegal immigration detainers

February 12, 2019

Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Jr. held a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to better explain his decision earlier in the week to announce an end to a contract with the United States Department of Justice when it comes to detaining individuals for immigration violations.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2019 edition.

Emory resigns

February 12, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory announced Friday that she will be leaving the school district and has accepted a position with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction as the new director of district and regional support. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2019 edition.

Flu restrictions

February 11, 2019

As influenza cases have increased throughout the Piedmont Triad region in recent weeks, several major health systems have coordinated to enact temporary restrictions for children 12 years old and younger. As flu season continues, officials at each health system will evaluate the need for visitation restrictions on a weekly basis or more often as needed.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2019 edition.

Road rage incident

February 7, 2019

On February 6 at 2:30 p.m., officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the area of West Bodenhamer Street and Nelson Street. A description of the suspect vehicle was obtained and located shortly thereafter by Officers in the 200 block of West Mountain Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on a Black Ford Crown Victoria which resulted in three suspects being detained without incident.
At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that no shots were actually fired and the noise heard was a tire blown after being slashed with a sharp object during the road rage incident. Due to the nature of the original call, Kernersville Elementary School was placed on lock down for a short period as a precautionary measure.
No persons were injured during the course of this incident and the students at the school were never in any danger.
Barron Scott Thomas, 28, of Winston-Salem, was charged with Injury to Personal Property. For more, see the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition.