Kernersville News Briefs

  • Mountain Street will be closed to through traffic between Cherry and Main streets in Kernersville to repair a water main starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m., weather permitting. Detours will be in place and motorists are encouraged to plan for alternate routes. For more information, call City Link 311 or 336-727-8000. Subscribe to alerts at cityofws.org/notifyme.
  • Forsyth County public health officials reported 11 additional deaths and 679 cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the community since Friday. According to the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, 308 cases and one death were reported on Saturday, followed by 230 cases and five deaths on Sunday and 141 cases and five deaths on Monday. For more, see the Tuesday, January 26, 2021 edition.
  • A popular recipe from a local market now has some pretty big bragging rights when it comes to who has the best sandwich in all of North Carolina. Musten & Crutchfield on North Main Street has been selected as one of two Piedmont Triad family-owned grocery markets to offer the best pimento cheese sandwich in the state, according to a recent edition of Food & Wine magazine. For more, see the Tuesday, January 26, 2021 edition.
  • The Forsyth County Schools Board of Education is expected to consider whether or not to renew a contract agreement with Insight Human Services, Inc. to administer the It’s Our Call/It’s My Call program during tonight’s Tuesday, Jan. 26 board meeting. The locally administered Kernersville Cares for Kids program is a companion to the Insights program, with its own board of directors and advisors, as well as awards and scholarship offerings to middle and high school students in Kernersville. The program either requires or asks students involved in athletics and extracurricular activities to agree to random drug and alcohol testing and then confidential intervention through counseling if necessary. For more, see the Tuesday, January 26, 2021 edition.
  • After what first started out as a family cutting their hair to donate to help cancer patients, Sharon Hurst’s family came together to donate their hair for a special wig for her after she was diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer in the fall of 2020. Hannah Wilson, Sharon’s granddaughter, said they started growing their hair out to donate, but they turned their focus to Sharon beginning in October. For more, see the Tuesday, January 26, 2021 edition.