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Lions Club president

July 3, 2017

Having been named the 2017-18 president of the Lions Club, Larry D. Martin is hoping to encourage others to get involved with the community by joining the club and becoming active members.
For more, see the Thursday, June 29, 2017 edition.

Walkertown budget

July 3, 2017

Walkertown’s annual budget for fiscal year 2017-18 was unanimously approved by the Town Council on Thursday, June 22 without any tax increases recommended or included.
For more, see the Thursday, June 29, 2017 edition.

Increase in requests for gun permits

July 3, 2017

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department will soon be getting increased help with a growing backlog of firearm applications and completed fingerprint and background checks of those seeking gun permits.
For more, see the Thursday, June 29, 2017 edition.

Town budget

July 3, 2017

Finances dominated the discussion at Tuesday’s Kernersville Board of Aldermen meeting, including the unanimous approval of the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.
In that budget, which goes into effect on Saturday, July 1, Board members agreed to set the tax rate at 55.45 cents per $100 valuation and to set aside $2.3 million for capital improvement projects. For more, see the Thursday, June 29, 2017 edition.

Kville Retailers Give Back

June 27, 2017

Local LulaRoe retailers are hosting two upcoming fundraisers on July 8 and 15 as a way to give back to others.
The group started when Kernersville LulaRoe retailer Sarah Johnston said she learned that LulaRoe would match donations from $1.50 to $3 per article of clothing.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition.

Celebrating independence

June 27, 2017

Kernersville will offer a variety of activities on July 4 to celebrate our nation’s independence. Activities will include a veteran’s breakfast, the 4th of July Parade, and a concert and fireworks. For more, see the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition.

Miss Mary’s Children’s Parade

June 27, 2017

For the first time since its inception, Miss Mary’s Children’s Parade will be without its namesake, following the passing of Mary Mullinax earlier this year on February 27. That’s not to say, though, that her presence won’t be felt.
This year’s children’s parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the parade starting at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall courtyard.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition.

Drowning at Belews Lake

June 27, 2017

A 19-year-old Walkertown man reportedly drowned while swimming with friends near the Piney Bluff Road Access Area at Belews Lake on Sunday afternoon. Divers were able to locate his body a few hours later.
For more, see the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition.

South Main improvements

June 27, 2017

Amid some complaints and concerns about the new Old Winston Road roundabout and intersection with South Main Street, officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are asking motorists for patience as the overall project continues. For more, see the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 edition.

Vietnam veteran

June 27, 2017

Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Bob Prescott served as an aviation electrician in the Marines during Vietnam.
Prescott grew up in Princeton, Minnesota along with his parents and four sisters. After graduating from high school in 1967, he enlisted into the Marines for four years and was assigned to squadron VMA (AW) 225.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017 edition.