Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced Friday afternoon that a suspect had been charged in connection to a shooting death at the Clarios manufacturing plant off West Mountain Street earlier in the week. According to the FCSO, Diarus Mark Raynor, 29, of Winston-Salem, was arrested and charged with felony voluntary manslaughter, felony discharging a firearm within an enclosure to incite fear and misdemeanor carrying concealed weapons. Raynor appeared before a magistrate and received a $500,000 secured bond. He is currently confined to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2022 edition.
  • The Board of Directors of the Walkertown Fire Department have announced the first, full-time, paid fire chief for the Walkertown Fire Department. The hiring process was successful in identifying a talented candidate pool, and from that, the Board of Directors selected Chief Charles E. Bottoms to lead the department. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2022 edition.
  • COVID-19 cases in Forsyth County continued on an upward trend, increasing 33 percent over the last 14 days, local public health officials reported Thursday. During the same time, deaths decreased 25 percent, while the number of Forsyth County residents hospitalized locally dropped by five over last week’s numbers, said Forsyth County Public Health Director Joshua Swift during his weekly briefing with the media, noting that this week, there are 34 residents admitted to the two major hospital systems in the county with COVID-19. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2022 edition.
  • Now approaching its 12th year, The Educator Warehouse is preparing to open its doors to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) teachers for the 2022-23 school year. According to officials with The Educator Warehouse, open house will be held August 11-13, during which new teachers can shop from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 and all other teachers can shop from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2022 edition.
  • The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the Clarios Manufacturing Facility, located in the 2700 block of Powering Progress Way, off West Mountain Street. According officials with the FCSO, the shooting took place around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. “The suspect and victim were known to one another; it was not a random incident and there is no danger to the community or to others at the facility. This is an ongoing investigation and we will release further information as appropriate,” said Christina Howell, public relations team manager and public information officer with the FCSO, in an email to the media on Wednesday afternoon.