News

Board of Education terms

April 12, 2019

A state House bill in the N.C. General Assembly that would have staggered Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education elections every four years failed to make it out of committee on Wednesday, a day after a majority of school board members opposed the bill along with another that would allow county commissioners final say on any changes to school choice.
For more, see the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition.

Rescue Member of the Year

April 12, 2019

Having served with Piney Grove Fire & Rescue Department for three years, volunteer EMT Sierra Cook was shocked and happy when she learned that she had been named as the department’s Rescue Member of the Year, as well as receiving a Lifesaving Award.
For more, see the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition.

King stepping down

April 12, 2019

There will be some big shoes to fill with the announcement by Kernersville’s Arnold King on Monday that he will be stepping down as chairman of the City-County Planning Board for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
King, who has been chairman of the Board since 2003 and has been on the Board since 2000, cited health reasons as the reason for his resignation.
For more, see the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition.

Downtown mural

April 12, 2019

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen will continue to look at options for some type of design on the side of a building wall facing the new Founders Park at Mountain and Main streets, with suggestions coming from the public, sitting aldermen and recreation staff.
The community celebrated the opening of the small downtown park on March 31. For more, see the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition.

Rookie Firefighter of the Year

April 12, 2019

During Piney Grove Fire Rescue Department’s 2018 Awards Banquet, Firefighter Hunter Blevins was named as the department’s Rookie Firefighter of the Year. He also received the 2018 Presidents Award for Exceptional Performance and Dedication and a Lifesaving Award.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 edition.

Tri-County Trackers

April 12, 2019

R.V. Wakefield, owner of Tri-County Trackers, is looking for people willing to be tracked by his 19 month old German Shepherd, Baron, to further aid in his training as a tracking dog.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 edition.

Murder charge

April 12, 2019

A Kernersville man is in custody without bail after being accused of murdering his wife on Friday afternoon.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reported that deputies responded to 2333 Bethel Church Road in Kernersville at approximately 3:35 p.m. on April 5 in reference to a cutting. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a deceased female with wounds to her head and neck, a FCSO press release revealed.
According to the FCSO, a male with knife wounds to his face and neck area was also found at the residence. FCSO officials said the man was transported by Forsyth County EMS to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment. The FCSO has identified the deceased female as Maiko Hyde, 38. The male has been identified as Jason Daniel Hyde, 39, who is the husband of the deceased female.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 edition.

Community input meeting

April 12, 2019

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning staff will hold their third community meeting regarding possible development around a proposed U.S. 158/Reidsville Road interchange expected to be constructed as part of the Northern Beltway project. The meeting will take place tonight, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Walkertown High School auditorium.
For more, see the Tuesday, April 9, 2019 edition.

Speaking with Krawiec

April 12, 2019

Senator Joyce Krawiec is co-chair of the Health Care Committee in the N.C. State Senate. Many of the bills she is sponsoring this legislative session deal with health care in the state.
Senate Bill (SB) 86 develops requirements to expand eligibility for an employer association health insurance plan. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019 edition.

Water drainage

April 12, 2019

Harmon Lane resident Kathryn Conrad once again addressed the Kernersville Board of Aldermen about water drainage issues on her property, this time during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019 edition.