Kernersville News Briefs

  • At approximately 10:09 pm on Friday, August 28, officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to an attempted robbery in the 1400 block of NC 66. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was in the parking lot of a convenience store, when two male subjects allegedly attempted to take the victim’s vehicle. Officers in the area located one of the suspects and took him into custody without incident. No injuries were reported. The Kernersville Police Department asks anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 336-996-0432.
  • Nearly 150 new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus and three deaths were reported in Forsyth County since Friday, with more than 100 reported in a single day. There have been 6,160 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county to date. For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.
  • Following in his father’s footsteps to join the Kernersville Lions Club in 2016, Edwin Walker is now taking over the role as the club’s president. For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.
  • When Adam Hutchins was named Town of Kernersville Employee of the Year this past winter, he was serving as interim chief information officer (CIO). Today, the position is his after Hutchins was named to replace retiring CIO Gray Cassell in May. For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.
  • At last, the first segment of the long-awaited Winston-Salem Northern Beltway will open to motorists in time for the Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday, weather permitting, of course. According to N.C. Department of Transportation Division 9 Engineer Pat Ivey, officials will be meeting with project planners and construction teams mid-week, with hopes that some kind of grand opening ceremony can be conducted either Friday morning or over the coming weekend. For more, see the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 edition.