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New GOP leader

March 16, 2017

The Forsyth County Republican Party elected new leaders during its annual convention on March 4, naming Brian Miller chairman. Former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education member Jeannie Metcalf was named vice chair; Reginald Reid, secretary; Kurt Beal, treasurer; and Tim Flinchum, assistant treasurer. For more, see the Thursday, March 16, 2017 edition.

Hedgecock receives award

March 16, 2017

Richard Hedgecock was honored with the Rotary Club of Kernersville’s Four-Way Test Award during a Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, March 8.For more, see the Thursday, March 16, 2017 edition.

Charging stations

March 16, 2017

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners opted not to pursue a Duke Energy Carolinas grant that would have provided some funding for electric vehicle charging stations at the new Kernersville and Clemmons library branches.
For more, see the Thursday, March 16, 2017 edition.

Rezoning requests

March 16, 2017

With no objection coming from any of the surrounding property owners on Monday, the Kernersville Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of two rezoning requests along Old Winston Road.
The vote means that Keith Charles and Barry Siegal are one step closer to breaking ground on their respective projects. For more, see the Thursday, March 16, 2017 edition.

Project No Kill Animal Shelter

March 16, 2017

Project No Kill Animal Shelter is looking for more people to join its Board of Directors and help with funding through various avenues.
The shelter is working to raise a total of $350,000 in hopes of purchasing three to five acres of land and build a facility. Once the facility is built, they plan to rescue animals on death row. For more, see the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 edition.

Ivey Redmon stream

March 16, 2017

Plans are underway to begin restoring one of Kernersville’s most eroded streams this fall, and members of the Kernersville Stormwater Division hope to engage citizen input every step of the way. For more, see the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 edition.

Summit Bike Team

March 16, 2017

There are a variety of small groups at The Summit Church, including The Summit Bike Team, whose members enjoy fellowship and faith through exercise every week. For more, see the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 edition.

Scam seminar

March 16, 2017

The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kernersville Police Department, will once again offer a scam seminar for those who are interested in learning how not to become a victim.
The scam and fraud seminar will feature speaker Brian Wright, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem. It will be held at the Kernersville Senior Enrichment Center in the basement of the library at 130 East Mountain Street at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16.
For more, see the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 edition.

Expanding sports complex

March 16, 2017

As members of the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department finalize their grant application for a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant this month, they want to publicly unveil their initial expansion plans for the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex. Kernersville area residents can stop by the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Center anytime between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. For more, see the Tuesday, March 14, 2017 edition.

Old Winston Road projects

March 10, 2017

When members of the Kernersville Planning Board reconvene on Monday, March 13, they will be discussing two rezoning cases that could further change the landscape of South Main Street near Old Winston Road.
Both properties in question are located along Old Winston Road and sit adjacent to the new shopping center that is anchored by Lowes Foods. For more, see the Thursday, March 9, 2017 edition.