Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild (KACG) will once again hold its annual Home Grown Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harmon Park from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is the second year the KACG will hold the event at Harmon Park. There will be about 35 arts and crafts vendors at the festival this year, as well as two food trucks, including one selling sweets. For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2022 edition.
  • Kernersville police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in a parking lot after two rival gang members got into an altercation on Sunday evening, Sept. 18. According to the Kernersville Police Department (KPD), officers were called to the 400 block of East Bodenhamer Street at around 5:45 p.m. in reference to a shooting. KPD Lt. Derrick Crews, who supervises the department’s Criminal Investigative Unit, said two different, rival gang members crossed paths in the parking lot. Crews said investigators were able to determine that the two groups had begun walking away from one another when one of the individuals pulled out a weapon and began shooting at the other group. Numerous shell casings were collected at the scene and nearby vehicles and properties were damaged. One person was struck; however, it was not the individual involved in the original argument, Crews said. The victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is still active at this time. If anyone has any information, they should call the KPD at 336-996-3177. For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2022 edition.
  • Kernersville’s Terri Mrazek has been serving the community and the surrounding area for a long time, and she is now seeking to help the community on a larger scale as a member of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. Mrazek, a Republican, is running against Dan Besse, a Democrat, for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners At-Large seat. “I didn’t just say one day I wanted to be a county commissioner. I have always been involved in the community. I just find that there is so much money wasted. I am going to think out of the box where we can do the same thing for less money and not have to raise taxes,” said Mrazek. For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2022 edition.
  • The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Board of Education is set to consider whether or not to postpone improvements at East Forsyth High School that were approved during the 2016 bond initiative, and one school board member wants to make sure the Kernersville community is heard on the matter. In the next week, there will be two meetings about the proposed changes, which would see work at East delayed indefinitely in favor of completely rebuilding Philo-Hill Middle School rather than the renovations that were originally approved by voters. The first meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., and will be an in-person, drop-in style, community meeting about the proposed changes. The meeting will be inside the auditorium of the WS/FCS Education Building at 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem. For more, see the Tuesday, September 20, 2022 edition.
  • Kernersville Chapter #205 Order of the Eastern Star is holding a fundraiser to support their chosen charities, including WhiteStone in Greensboro and Camp Gray Rock in Foscoe, and to also conduct service projects in the local community. According to Angie Whitley, a member of Kernersville Chapter #205, WhiteStone is a non-profit retirement community for Masons and Eastern Stars, and Camp Gray Rock is a summer camp for children. They also support several scholarship funds, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and local service dog programs. This year, the chapter is planning to provide the members of Kernersville’s police and fire departments a dinner at the Masonic Lodge. For this year’s fundraiser, the Worthy Matron of the Kernersville Chapter Marjorie Geer asked Angie Whitley to assist with efforts. “I began working with a local vendor I knew to brainstorm and a very unique fundraising opportunity was born,” Whitley said. That “unique” idea was to sell yard flags featuring veterans’ branches of military, an optional photo and three lines for personalization. These flags are sold exclusively through Chapter #205 for the duration of their fundraiser. Flags are $25 each. Order forms can be obtained by reaching out to a chapter member, or by emailing All order forms received from an Eastern Star member will be returned to that member for delivery unless otherwise noted on the form. There is an option to ship the flags for an additional $4.30. The fundraiser ends at the end of the year, December 31.