Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Kernersville Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 1 to discuss the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Wednesday evening’s meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in Kernersville Municipal Council Chambers at Town Hall, located at 134 East Mountain Street, and will be followed by a regular meeting of the Board at 6:30 p.m. Town Manager Curtis Swisher is recommending that next year’s tax rate remain at the current level of 55.9 cents per $100 of property valuation and an overall budget that totals $43,200,846. For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2022 edition.
  • After years of planning and effort, Sedge Garden United Methodist Church (UMC) will present two special concerts, both of which were previously canceled because of COVID-19. The community is invited to attend. The first concert will be held Thursday evening, June 2 beginning at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Special guest will be Thomas Strauss, an acclaimed German concert organist. For the week’s second concert, Sedge Garden UMC will present Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” on Friday evening, June 3, beginning at 7 p.m. For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2022 edition.
  • For the first time in four weeks there was no rain at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday. Fans and drivers had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather, and Walkertown’s Amber Lynn took advantage of the optimal weather and made history. The 100-lap race in the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series was actually extended to 106 laps due to caution. That didn’t matter to Walkertown’s Amber Lynn, who took advantage of the full-field draw, sat on the pole, and led start-to-finish, dominating the race for her second win of the season and her seventh win overall since she moved up to Sportsman from the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2022 edition.
  • The Kernersville Police Department (KPD) is once again hosting the department’s annual Police Day Camp. Registration starts today. The Police Day Camp is put on by the KPD’s SRO (School Resource Officer) unit and Community Engagement Team. “For the SRO unit this is the finale to our school year. We get 35 students from seven Kernersville schools and give them a chance to rejuvenate with summer themed activities. For more, see the Tuesday, May 31, 2022 edition.
  • Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center (KMC) introduced the community to incoming doctors and new services at the KMC Expert Panel Event on May 24 at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. The event was held to provide an update to the KMC Foundation members and their guests on not only the expansion, but how KMC is continuing to advance care locally. “We thank our current foundation members for generously donating to Novant Health so we can meet all patient needs, such as transportation to appointments, mammograms for those that cannot afford them, and assistance with food or clothing. With the additional services like the Birthing Center coming soon, we know that there will be an increase in patient needs like providing car seats to those that need them,” stated Kirsten Royster, president/COO, of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2022 edition.