News

Roger Stockton passes

Kernersville lost one of its finest citizens and a great U.S. Marine when Roger Stockton passed away on Saturday, August 10. In recent years, Stockton, who served in the U.S. Marines from 1956 to 1959, spent much of his time greatly contributing to the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park in Kernersville. For more, see the Tuesday, August 13, 2019 edition.

Gun control

U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) sat down with the Kernersville News last week and expressed her horror at a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio earlier this month. For more, see the Tuesday, August 13, 2019 edition.

Aldermen responses

The Kernersville News is publishing a series of questions to the mayoral and aldermen candidates who will be on the ballot during the November 5 municipal election. Candidate responses will appear in each Tuesday and Thursday edition of the paper beginning August 6 and continuing through October 31.
Although the five incumbent members of the Kernersville Board of Aldermen are running unopposed this year, we have asked them to participate as a service to the community. This week’s question for the candidates is: Why did you want to seek public office? For more, see the Tuesday, August 13, 2019 edition.

Music at Twilight

Music at Twilight, sponsored by Arbor Ridge/Ridge Care, will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, featuring Atlantic Coast Highway Band. The concert is free and family-friendly.
For more, see the Tuesday, August 13, 2019 edition.

Eating for Education

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and 17 Chamber member restaurants are coming together to help raise money for grants for area schools.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 14, participating restaurants will contribute up to 10% of their sales from the day to the Chamber’s Education Grant Program. For more, see the Tuesday, August 13, 2019 edition.

Honeybee Festival

Kernersville will celebrate an annual tradition and the state insect during the Cone Health MedCenter Kernersville Honeybee Festival on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fourth of July Park.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2019 edition.

Lease agreement approved

After a year of discussion and consideration, the Kernersville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to approve a lease agreement with the Körner’s Folly Foundation that will facilitate the construction of a visitor center adjacent to the historic home on South Main Street.
The 99-year lease includes a joint partnership between the Town and Folly Foundation to each fund $750,000 toward the $1.5 million project. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2019 edition.

Passing of Arnold King

There are many heavy hearts in Kernersville after hearing that Kernersville resident Arnold King passed away on Wednesday evening.
While Arnold has a tremendous and admirable resume, he is well known for his significant impact on Kernersville, with awards spanning decades and projects that will continue to give back to our community for years to come. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 10 & 11, 2019 edition.

Aldermen speak

All five of the Board of Aldermen incumbents are running for re-election, and although they will be unopposed on the November 5 ballot, the Kernersville News wanted to hear from them regarding their backgrounds, experience and thoughts on Kernersville’s growth and development and the issues facing the town moving forward.
For more, see the Thursday, August 8, 2019 edition.

Subdivision plans approved

Passions ran high Monday night during a public hearing before the Kernersville Board of Aldermen looking at the development of a subdivision off Hopkins Road and Woodfield Drive. One alderman recused himself from voting on the issue while another was asked to recuse herself by residents opposed to the project.
For more, see the Thursday, August 8, 2019 edition.