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Baby Leo Animal Rescue

December 28, 2017

Union Cross Animal Hospital is taking one-dollar donations for customers and community members to hang a paper ornament on their annual Christmas tree in honor or memory of a pet through the first week of January to help raise funds for Baby Leo Animal Rescue.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 edition.

Teens reportedly robbed

December 28, 2017

Two 17-year-old males reported that they were confronted by two black male suspects in the area of Civitan Park and robbed at gunpoint just after midnight Friday morning.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 edition.

Land gift

December 28, 2017

The citizens of Kernersville received what has been described as a remarkable Christmas gift Friday from Scott Pope.
Pope, a local developer, donated 79.4 acres of park land to the Town to be named for his mother and father, Etta Lea and Lawrence Pope. The only other stipulation in the gift, in addition to it being named in honor of his parents, is that it be used exclusively as a park. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 edition.

Gardening Club

December 28, 2017

A familiar name within gardening circles now calls the Kernersville community home and he’s looking to create a group for those interested in fostering a wider network to share ideas and launch garden projects.
Toby Bost, who has been a regular lecturer at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden and retired from the Forsyth County Extension Service in 2008 following a 31-year career in the horticulture field, moved to Kernersville in August and wants to learn more about community gardening opportunities in the area.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 edition.

Officer of the Year

December 28, 2017

Even though Steven Turrentine is no stranger to accolades, he was still caught a bit off guard when Kernersville Fire Rescue Chief Chris Langham recently announced that he had been named the 2017 Officer of the Year for the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, December 23 & 24, 2017 edition.

Traffic fatality

December 28, 2017

A local man was killed in an accident on Monday, Dec. 18 after a collision on Hopkins Road.
The Kernersville Police Department reported that officers responded to the 500-block of Hopkins Road at approximately 3:51 p.m. regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger truck.
For more, see the Thursday, December 21, 2017 edition.

Lawsuit settled

December 28, 2017

Former fire captain Kevin Bray has settled a federal lawsuit against the Town of Kernersville after a lengthy legal battle that began two years ago following his firing in June 2015.
For more, see the Thursday, December 21, 2017 edition.

Shop with a Cop

December 28, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, members of the Kernersville Police Department teamed up with Target, Inc. to spread Christmas cheer to local families by helping students pick out their perfect gifts. However, that is not all that Monday’s Shop with a Cop event had to offer. The children – and their families – also received a special visit from Santa.
For more, see the Thursday, December 21, 2017 edition.

Pet adoption

December 28, 2017

With Christmas right around the corner, the Forsyth Humane Society is looking to find the right home for their cats and dogs, just in time for the holidays.
For more, see the Thursday, December 21, 2017 edition.

KES TOY

December 28, 2017

Kernersville Elementary School Teacher of the Year Carolyn Faircloth spent her undergraduate years denying she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. They were both teachers and Faircloth was determined to break the chain.
Now in her 10th year of teaching, Faircloth fell back into the family tradition and found her calling in the process. For more, see the Thursday, December 21, 2017 edition.