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Preserving an old church

April 3, 2017

A pair of area history buffs have teamed up to lead the charge in preserving what at first appears to simply be a dilapidated structure, but in actuality is an important part of Colfax’s sacred history. Colfax native Fred Beam and Shawn Rogers, director of Mendenhall Homeplace, another historic location in Jamestown, have started a GoFundMe effort to preserve and relocate the original Sandy Ridge Methodist Protestant Church building, constructed in 1830 near where the Sandy Ridge Cemetery sits today.
For more, see the Thursday, March 30, 2017 edition.

Spring Fling

March 30, 2017

The Kernersville YMCA is hosting a Spring Fling in conjunction with Cornerstone Healthcare, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Reynolda Church at Union Cross on April 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The event will include various activities such as a 10,000-egg hunt, touch a truck, and lawn games. For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

Protecting young athletes

March 30, 2017

An anecdotal report issued by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health touts the benefits of the presence of certified athletic trainers at the practices and games of youth football organizations.
For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

Welden Phase One Underway

March 30, 2017

A dream of local developer Stuart Parks is rapidly becoming a reality with construction underway at Eastover Park, the first stage of the ambitious Welden Village development in Kernersville.
Weldon Village, a 385-acre community, will take shape off Old Salem Road. Construction of what is expected to be 90 or more homes in Eastover Park began in early March. For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

Rookie Firefighter of the Year

March 30, 2017

Firefighter and EMT Joshua Welborn feels honored after being named the Rookie Firefighter of the Year at Colfax Fire Department.
For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

Classified Employee Finalist

March 30, 2017

A teacher assistant at Southeast Middle School has been named one of four finalists for the annual Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Classified Employee of the Year award. This year’s winner will be announced on April 6.
For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

‘The best birthday ever’

March 30, 2017

One of the Kernersville Police Department’s biggest fans received the surprise of a lifetime Friday in what he described as “the best birthday ever.”
Kernersville Middle School eighth grader Matthew Maready was enjoying a planned birthday party with his friends and family at school when an unexpected voice came over the police scanner asking him to immediately report to the police department. For more, see the Tuesday, March 28, 2017 edition.

New storage space

March 27, 2017

For the purpose of providing conditioned storage for the Kernersville Museum, a garage structure built in the early 1900s was recently refurbished.
“We hope to be able to use it for general storage as well as a staging area for past and future exhibits,” said Chris Thompson, who led the project.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017 edition.

Partisan judicial races

March 27, 2017

When Forsyth County voters go to the polls next year to elect District and Superior Court judges, they will once again be able to see what political party a particular judicial candidate belongs to on the ballot.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017 edition.

Bubble Soccer

March 27, 2017

Kernersville Interact Clubs are hosting a Bubble Soccer Fundraiser at First Christian Church on April 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The fundraiser was organized by the Interact Clubs of Glenn High School, East Forsyth High School and The North Carolina Leadership Academy.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017 edition.