News

COVID-19 update

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 infections in Forsyth County has increased to eight, according to an update on Friday afternoon from the Forsyth County government. Statewide, the total number of cases rose to 137.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2020 edition.

Teacher of the Year

When middle school science teacher Jenn Craven learned that she had been named The North Carolina Leadership Academy’s middle/high school Teacher of the Year, she was surprised.
“I work at a school with many amazing teachers. It is such an honor to be named Teacher of the Year,” she said. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2020 edition.

Blood donations

If you have a desire to help during the current COVID-19 crisis but aren’t sure what to do due to a lack of income or other reasons, you can still give back by donating blood at one of several local blood drives as there is currently a severe blood shortage.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2020 edition.

Chick-fil-A closes

The Kernersville Chick-fil-A on South Main Street has been temporarily closed, even its drive-thru service.
Rumors of the closure began circulating on Facebook Wednesday afternoon, prompting franchise operator David Grix to issue a public statement.
For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

Daycare on alert

Parents with young children enrolled at Main Street Baptist Church Preschool were informed Wednesday evening that a parent of a child there had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

Virus response

One of the things an emergency declaration in Kernersville allowed Mayor Dawn Morgan to do is cancel upcoming briefings and regular meetings of the Board for April and May, an action she took on Tuesday. She said the Town could look at different ways to meet if needed.
For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

Restaurants/bars close

Restaurants and bars throughout Kernersville began closing their doors to all but take-out or delivery service on Tuesday after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order closing them to dine-in customers.
For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

Glennview Drive development

The Kernersville Planning Board helped pave the way for a major townhouse development at the monthly meeting on March 9 at the Kernersville Municipal Chambers.
The Planning Board first had to approve an amendment to change the land use plan for property located at 1137 Glennview Drive from Business to Mixed Residential.
For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

Non-profit help

Despite having to cut back on seeing the public in their normal capacities, local non-profits are continuing to work hard to help area residents as they wade through the current state caused by COVID-19. For more, see the Thursday, March 19, 2020 edition.

State of emergency

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen will hold a specially meeting this afternoon, Tuesday, March 17 to consider approving a proclamation by Mayor Dawn Morgan to declare a state of emergency in Kernersville in response to the spread of COVID-19.
For more, see the Tuesday, March 17, 2020 edition.