Kernersville News Briefs

  • There was a slight rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Forsyth County on Wednesday morning and an even bigger increase for neighboring Guilford County. According to officials with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, the county’s cases of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus rose from 14 to 17 between daily briefings issued on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fourteen of the cases are travel-related, while three of the cases are considered community spread. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition.
  • To encourage students to donate funds to the annual Leukemia Lymphoma Society Fundraiser held at Sedge Garden Elementary School, Principal Donald Wyatt agreed to ride a tricycle through a Human Car Wash as students from around the school that made a donation threw cups of water at him. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition.
  • During the Kernersville Lions Club’s Spouse’s Night held on February 11, Lions Larry Martin, Marvin Bare and Bill Maurer were presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for their dedicated and longtime service to the club. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition.
  • Cities, towns and municipalities throughout Forsyth and Guilford counties announced shelter-in-place orders on Wednesday, with lock-downs set to go into effect Friday evening, furthering efforts already implemented to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the area. For more, see the Thursday, March 26, 2020 edition.
  • The Town of Kernersville has announced that it has closed all playground facilities throughout the local park system in an attempt to better protect the citizens. The park equipment at the following parks are affected by the closures: • Fourth of July Park • Civitan Park • Harmon Park • Ivey Redmon Park The parks will still remain open but the playground facilities will be closed. The skate park and basketball courts at Fourth of July Park and Civitan Park have already been closed, town officials said. Restrooms at all parks have already been closed as well. These closures will remain in effect until further notice.