News

Flooding issues

February 7, 2019

A variety of requests, resolutions, applications, ordinances and other items were discussed at the Kernersville Board of Aldermen meeting on Feb. 5 at the Kernersville Municipal Council Chambers. One of the items discussed is expected to result in a solution to some flooding issues in the Corjon Street area of town.
For more, see the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition.

Unmask the Violence

February 7, 2019

With a Mardi Gras theme, Next Step Ministries is hosting their annual Unmask the Violence Gala at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden on Saturday, February 23 from 7 – 10 p.m.
The purpose of the gala fundraiser is to make the community aware of domestic violence and let citizens know that there is help available, as well as to raise money to help support NSM’s shelter.
For more, see the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition.

Scouting for Food

February 7, 2019

Local Boy Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food from Kernersville residents on Saturday, February 9 at their door to be delivered to Crisis Control Ministry during the nationwide “Scouting for Food” event.
For more, see the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition.

LIVESTRONG program

February 7, 2019

Local resident Diane Pearson said the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA helped her as a breast cancer survivor and she encourages other cancer survivors to get involved with the program. The program is no cost to participants. For more, see the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition.

“The Voice”

February 5, 2019

With the ambition to pursue a career in vocal performance and the music business, Joy Cone competed to appear on the famous singing show “The Voice” in January.
Joy, a sophomore at Walkertown High School, explained that this isn’t the first time she has tried out for “The Voice,” but this is the first time she has made it as far as performing in front of the producers.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 5, 2019 edition.

Rookie of the Year

February 5, 2019

During their Christmas banquet held in December, Firefighter/EMT Ian Macintosh was named as the Rookie of the Year for the Colfax Fire Department.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 5, 2019 edition.

School safety zones

February 5, 2019

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has announced a school bus safety initiative aimed at making sure drivers are paying attention to school zones and slowing down when traveling near school bus stops.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 5, 2019 edition.

IF: Gathering

February 5, 2019

Sedge Garden United Methodist Church Women will once again host an IF: Kernersville 2019 live-streaming event on February 8 and 9 of this year’s IF: Gathering in Dallas, Texas, and the community is encouraged to participate.
For more, see the Tuesday, February 5, 2019 edition.

Measles outbreaks

February 5, 2019

Areas in Washington state, New York and now Georgia are battling against measles outbreaks that, in each case appears, to have been triggered by children who weren’t vaccinated against the highly contagious virus.
The outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest have resulted in a state of emergency there and prompted medical experts across the country to urge parents to vaccinate their children. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2019 edition

Grant funding

February 5, 2019

County commissioners will consider approval of amendments to the 2018-19 budget to appropriate almost $200,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Justice Department to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office during their February 14 meeting.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2019 edition