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Playground fundraiser

June 4, 2019

As a way to create an inclusive playground and environment at Sedge Garden Elementary School (SGES), the school is hosting a Dandelion Dance on Friday, May 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. Holly Burgess, EC paraprofessional at SGES who also has a background in therapeutic recreation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, came up with the idea to build an inclusive playground on campus after seeing the need for it.
For more, see the Thursday, May 30, 2019 edition.

Conference room dedicated

June 4, 2019

As part of the building of the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department’s new fire station 42, the fire department dedicated their new conference room to the late Max Coltrane during a ceremony on Monday, May 13. For more, see the Thursday, May 30, 2019 edition.

Search for body

June 4, 2019

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) was searching a property off Ogden School Road on Monday where investigators believe a body may have been dumped earlier this year.
According to FCSO Public Affairs Officer Christina Howell, the FCSO received a tip that a serious crime may have been committed and investigators are now trying to either verify or discredit the information.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition.

Suspicious death

June 4, 2019

The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) is investigating after a man was found deceased in his vehicle in a South Main Street parking lot on Friday, night, May 24.
Officers were conducting a welfare check in the parking lot of Walmart located at 1130 South Main Street and found a 62-year-old male deceased in a motor vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information, contact the KPD at (336) 996-3177.

Large Business of the Year award

June 4, 2019

Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation was named this year’s Large Business of the Year award recipient of 100 employees or more during the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards breakfast at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden on Thursday morning, May 16.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition. For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition.

Budget preview

June 4, 2019

Kernersville Town Manager Curtis Swisher is not recommending raising taxes for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Instead, he proposes keeping the Town’s property rate at its current 57 cent level while still maintaining its current level of services and staffing.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition.

“When You Come Back Home to Woodstock”

June 4, 2019

Kernersville resident Tommy Castaldo revisits memories from his life and shares what life was like growing up during the era of Woodstock in his first published novel, “When You Come Back Home to Woodstock.”
For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition.

RidgeFest

June 4, 2019

Three days of carnival rides, music, games, Run the Ridge Glow 1.5-mile run/walk and three-legged races, as well as other festivities, will take place during the 2019 RidgeFest in Oak Ridge from Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at Oak Ridge Town Park. For more, see the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 edition.

Dog investigation

June 4, 2019

Forsyth County Animal Control is continuing to look into the case of a Kernersville dog whose owners found him dead on their back patio earlier this past week.
According to Animal Control Director Lt. David Morris, officers with his department were called to a home on Ridgestone Lane on Tuesday, May 21, by Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies after the animal’s owners reported that the animal had been shot. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2019 edition.

101 years

June 4, 2019

Attributing her long life to eating healthy, centenarian Neva Lankford Mabe shares her life’s experiences living in Walkertown for 101 years.
Mabe was born in 1918 in Danbury and soon moved to Grubbs Road in Walkertown. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2019 edition.