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Christmas at Maple Glade

The Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Commission is selling raffle tickets for a private tour and dinner for four at historic Maple Glade, followed by tickets for tours of Christmas at Maple Glade. Raffle tickets are available now.
Tickets will be available for Christmas at Maple Glade on November 1.
For more, see the Thursday, October 10, 2019 edition.

Taste of the Season

Enjoy a festive fall event at Willstella Farm while benefiting the Kernersville Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign during Taste of the Season on Thursday, October 24 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Tickets are $40 and include dinner and a drink ticket. The event will also include a silent auction, with a number of themed gift baskets.
For more, see the Thursday, October 10, 2019 edition.

Shooting

Officers with the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) responded to 104 Linville Springs Rd. in reference to a shooting at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday night. Oct. 7.
According to a KPD news release, officers located two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds upon their arrival on the scene. Both parties were transported to a local hospital by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. At the time of the news release, officials with the KPD said they were not searching for any suspects in the case.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.

Ooh Bra La La

On Thursday, October 24, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) is hosting their eighth annual Oooh Bra La La breast cancer awareness event from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Novant Health KMC Lambe Conference Center. For more, see the Tuesday, October 8, 2019 edition.

Preserving history

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen approved spending up to $100,000 Tuesday night to move several historic structures from property off Hopkins Road to a new location on the grounds of the Kernersville Museum on West Mountain Street.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019 edition.

CART Program

After focusing attention on CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) in 2017, the Kernersville Rotary Club is helping raise funds for Alzheimer’s research with the help of Kernersville area residents.
Tom FitzGerald, chair for the Kernersville Rotary Club CART Fund, explained that this year alone, 5.8 million people will have Alzheimer’s disease.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019 edition.

Kiwanis School Support

Thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Kernersville, students at six schools in the Kernersville community have food to eat on weekends, books to read, refurbished playground equipment to play on, computers to use for learning and more.
The club has named the new program KiSS, which stands for Kiwanis School Support. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019 edition.

Listening sessions

New Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston was in Kernersville on Thursday night for one of several community listening sessions she has planned throughout the district beginning in September and continuing into November.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2019 & Tuesday, October 8, 2019 editions.

Charges filed

A former Forsyth County commissioner was arrested Wednesday on charges of filing false tax returns and failing to file a federal tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, a federal grand jury in Greensboro returned an indictment on Monday, charging Everette Witherspoon, Jr., with three counts of filing a false tax return and one count of failing to file a federal tax return. The indictment was unsealed following Witherspoon’s arrest. For more, see the Thursday, October 3, 2019 edition.

Rezoning case denied

Kernersville’s five aldermen voted in unison on Tuesday to deny the rezoning petition for The Point at Main Street Market, aptly named for the shopping center it adjoins.
Developers wanted to build a 212-unit apartment complex at the location off Old Winston Road. For more, see the Thursday, October 3, 2019 edition.