Kernersville News Briefs

  • Room at the Inn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Greensboro that assists single mothers and single pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness. According to Room at the Inn Vice President of Marketing & Development Marianne Donadio, Room at the Inn is “a unique, comprehensive program helping homeless single pregnant women with or without previous children.” The organization not only helps those women during their pregnancies but after they give birth. “We provide shelter, food, clothing, case management, in-house child care, transportation, life skills education and counseling in a structured environment,” Donadio explained. “We help families have new lives of healthy, hope filled self-sufficiency.”For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2022 edition.
  • On Sunday, December 4, Fountain of Life Lutheran Church will host their Ladies’ Worship by Candlelight and Reception event for the women of the community to “pause amid the bustle of Thanksgiving and Christmas” with fellowship and fun. The service will begin at 7 pm with the reception to follow. According to the website (, it will be “a beautiful and simple worship service” and “a wonderful way to regain some peace during this season.” For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2022 edition.
  • Enjoy the annual Walkertown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Walkertown Civic Club, on Saturday, December 10 starting at 1 p.m. Steve Amos, president of the Walkertown Civic Club, said Forsyth County sheriff’s deputies will begin blocking off traffic at 12:30 p.m. and encourages anyone who wants to park close to the parade route to get there before the streets are blocked off.
  • Lori Egerter and her daughter, Lexi, have become well known in Kernersville and beyond, particularly among veterans and their relatives, for a very good and noble reason. Lori and Lexi, along with Lori’s husband, Scott Egerter, have been bringing joy and memories to veterans all over the state in the form of trees with photos of veterans on them. Lori is the founder of The Tree of Valor. The Egerters, who will also be in Kernersville’s Christmas Parade, will be bringing trees commemorating veterans to the Kernersville VFW 5352’s “Brothers Blanket” event on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lexi, 13, was recently named Post Princess for VFW 5352. For more, see the Thursday, December 1, 2022 edition.
  • The Forsyth County Drug Task Force (FCDTF) arrested one individual for trafficking heroin and cocaine on Thanksgiving afternoon. On Thursday, Nov.24, the FCDTF conducted an investigation at a hotel in Kernersville, which led the arrest of a Hispanic male, Mario de Jesus Meza-Gonzalez. Meza-Gonzalez, 23, was alone at the hotel at the time of his arrest. The FCDTF seized 4.366 grams of Heroin, 690 grams of Cocaine and $1,592 in U.S. currency. The heroin seized is the equivalent of 9.63 pounds. The street value of the narcotics seized is an estimated $1,091,500. For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2022 edition.