Kernersville News Briefs

  • A student at Mount Tabor High School was shot and killed on the school’s campus Wednesday afternoon, prompting a massive law enforcement search for the suspect, who remained at large when the Kernersville News went to press the same evening. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Jr., Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Tricia McManus, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill and Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson addressed the public about the situation. Sheriff Kimbrough was particularly affected, saying he had met with the student’s mother at the hospital and promised he would say her son’s name to the public. Kimbrough identified the deceased student as William Chavis Renard Miller, Jr., but no other details about his age or grade were made available. For more, see the Thursday, September 2, 2021 edition.
  • A Forsyth County judge extended a restraining order against Kernersville resident Nathan Tabor on Tuesday, stemming from a cyberstalking complaint lodged against the former chair of the Forsyth County Republican Party two weeks ago. A temporary “ex parte” restraining order was issued against Tabor last week. Tuesday’s ruling extends that order for a year, preventing Tabor from communicating with Kerwin Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Hawtree, Jr. or going on church property, according to an attorney for both Hawtree and Kerwin Baptist Church. For more, see the Thursday, September 2, 2021 edition.
  • In honor of their 10th anniversary, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center recently partnered with the Kernersville Parks & Recreation Department to install a new community health and wellness Fitness Court at Civitan Park, located at 309 Nelson Street. The new outdoor exercise space is designed to help improve access to free health and fitness equipment within the community. For more, see the Thursday, September 2, 2021 edition.
  • The Kernersville News is publishing a 13-part series of questions to this year’s Kernersville candidates for mayor and the Board of Aldermen (BOA) along with their responses. The first question and set of responses appeared in the Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 editions. This week’s question asks the candidates to tell our readers what they believe will be the biggest issue facing the Town in the near future. Aldermen candidate responses for the same question will appear in the Thursday, Sept. 2 edition. For more, see the Tuesday, August 31, 2021 edition.
  • As the new head of school at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Dr. Jared Rashford is looking forward to building upon the success of the school. As the head of school, Rashford said he aspires to be relational. “I hope to connect on a personal level with members of the community and create an environment where they feel they can share ideas and help to develop leadership and other skills, including those needed to address problems or to advance their work,” he said. For more, see the Tuesday, August 31, 2021 edition.