Kernersville News Briefs

  • The Kernersville Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) is a week long course that will take place July 24-28 for 20 students from both Glenn and East Forsyth high schools. The purpose of this course is to learn about leadership, community history, law enforcement, government and local businesses. “This will be the 25th year the [Kernersville] Rotary Club has had the opportunity to work with [students],” said DJ Britt, facilitator of the RYLA. “We take this group of students for the entire week, and I have to give credit to Arnold King many years ago. We really took the format of Leadership Winston and pulled it down to fit our young adults in the community.” For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2023 edition.
  • The Annual Firehouse Jeep Fling will be held at Belews Creek Fire Department, located at 7675 Belews Creek Road in Belews Creek, on Saturday, August 5 starting at 11 am. The event is sponsored by many businesses, including Basic, Premier and Elite level sponsorships. Basic level sponsors for this year’s event include Excomedia, Triple A Archery, Joyce’s Body Shop, Triple S Productions, Snoball Squad, Triad Landworks, LCI Excavation Services, Smith Lawncare, Team Patience, and ABC Off-Road & Installation. Premier sponsors include Coleman Landscaping, NC Boat Shows, and M & M Tire & Auto, LLC. Elite sponsors include Priority One Auto Sales, Dustin’s Lawn Management, William Fulp Wrecker Service & Hazmat Clean-Up, Rise Up Addiction Medicine & Pain Management and 1-800-BoardUp of Winston Salem. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2023 edition.
  • The filing period for the North Carolina State Board of Elections came to a close Friday, July 21 at noon. Candidates had the opportunity to file during a two-week period starting July 7. For the Town of Kernersville, Mayor Dawn Morgan and the five current Board of Aldermen members, including Chris Thompson, Bill Apple, Joe Pinnix, JR Gorham and John Barrow, filed for candidacy on the first day of the filing period. No one else filed for candidacy for the Town of Kernersville for either mayor or alderman. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2023 edition.
  • On July 11, 1988, Dr. G. Kirk Walker began working as the first pediatric doctor at Forsyth Pediatrics Kernersville, now known as Novant Health Forsyth Pediatrics – Kernersville. This year, Walker is celebrating 35 years of practice in Kernersville. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2023 edition.
  • The Walkertown Area Historical Preservation Society (WAHPS) first began in 2008 and is an organization that hosts community events every other month. The program the organization created is something Mike Morris, president of the WAHPS, said he is most proud of with this group. The community event is a program that is held at the Walkertown Branch Library every other month. Since the inception of the group, the WAHPS has had regular scheduled community program meetings, but due to Covid-19, could not continue to host programs for a two-year period. Programs are not the only thing the WAHPS coordinates for the community. They have also written three books, such as a recipe book with recipes submitted by community members, Images of Walkertown history book that can be found online or on their website and a pictorial history book of all the graduating classes from Walkertown High School. For more, see the Thursday, July 20, 2023 edition.