Kernersville News Briefs

  • For those chomping at the bit to cast your ballot in this year’s election, the polls are open at select locations. Early voting began today, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. and will continue through 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. For this year’s November 3 general election, the county has opened 16 early voting satellite locations, including three in eastern Forsyth County. Voters in Kernersville will be able to cast their ballots at the Kernersville Paddison Memorial Branch Library, located at 248 Harmon Lane. Another nearby early voting location is the Sedge Garden Recreation Center, located at 401 Robbins Road, south of town off Kernersville Road. In Walkertown, voters will be able to cast their ballots early at the Walkertown Branch Library, located at 2929 Main Street.
  • The owner of a local sweepstakes business is now facing several charges following the seizure of dozens of video games, cash and a weapon during a special operation in August. Other establishments within town limits face similar action if they reopen for business, police said afterward. According to police, the Kernersville Police Department obtained warrants for arrest for the owner/operator of Total Skill Business Center (aka Total Skill #2) located at 1325 N.C. 66 South, on Wednesday, Oct. 7. For more, see the Tuesday, October 13, 2020 edition.
  • When Kernersville resident and physical therapist Liz Storholt brought her daughter, Gracie Bernadin, now seven, home from Haiti for medical treatment, she didn’t realize it would be forever. Now, seven years later, giving Gracie the best life possible, the Storholt family is turning to the community for help to finalize the adoption process. For more, see the Tuesday, October 13, 2020 edition.
  • More than 140 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and one new death have been reported in Forsyth County since Friday. The countywide death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 105. The FCDPH reported that there have been 7,682 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county. For more, see the Tuesday, October 13, 2020 edition.
  • A new roadway extension in Kernersville has opened about six months ahead of schedule, expanding access to U.S. 421 near the Forsyth-Guilford county line. N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) contractors planned to remove barriers and open the 1.7-mile extension of Macy Grove Road between East Mountain Street and North Main Street in eastern Kernersville by Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, according to press release from the NCDOT. Motorists can now use the Macy Grove Road extension from East Mountain to North Main Street. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020 edition.