Kernersville News Briefs

  • **Update: According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect has been apprehended.** A Kernersville police officer was shot and injured in the line of duty on Sunday February 21 at approximately 3:30 A.M., according to the Kernersville Police Department (KPD). The officer is currently in stable condition and receiving medical treatment. The KPD is searching for the person responsible for this crime. The description is a Black male, approximately 40 years old, 185 to 200 lbs. last seen wearing a black toboggan, black jacket, and black pants. The shooting is reported to have occurred in the Arbor Hill Road/Century Park area. This investigation is ongoing; anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.
  • The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department (KFRD) was dispatched to the 200 block of Beaucrest Rd. on a house fire on Friday, February 19 around 11:24 p.m. The first engine arrived within a few minutes to find heavy flames visible from a single-story residence, according to a KFRD press lease. The occupants were able to successfully escape without harm, according to fire officials. Fire crews promptly began fire suppression measures, with the fire being brought under control at 11:55 p.m. The KFRD was assisted by the Colfax Fire Department, Piney Grove Fire and Rescue, Forsyth County Fire Department, and Forsyth County Emergency Services. There were no reported injuries to civilians or fire department personnel. The cause and origin of the fire is currently under investigation by the Kernersville Fire Marshal’s Office. The total estimated damage is $30,000
  • The North Carolina Leadership Academy (NCLA) is hosting a three-day online silent auction from March 8 – 11 to help fund the school’s needs. Amanda Anderson, a parent volunteer on the Falcon Community Supporters Board, said the event will begin at 8 a.m. on March 8 and end at 5 p.m. on March 11. “The auction will benefit the entire school and any resources we need in the coming future,” she explained. Anderson noted that a lot of their current needs include hand sanitizer and masks, as well as an outdoor learning space. “We’re trying to revamp our courtyard area to be used for outdoor learning,” she said. For more, see the Thursday, February 4, 2021 edition.
  • An 11.8 acre portion of the Harmon Hill shopping center on South Main Street has reportedly been sold for $7.6 million. The property includes the Kohl’s department store. According to records filed with the Forsyth County Register of Deeds on February 2, the property at 224 Harmon Creek Road was purchased by VP Jackson LLC, a Delaware limited liability company in Wilkesboro. The seller is Centre Park Forty Associates, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company in St. Louis. The Kohl’s store, which has 93,437 sq. ft. of leasable space, was built in 2000.
  • North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was joined by the state’s top health and education leaders on Tuesday in urging K-12 school districts to return all students to some form of in-person instruction moving forward. “Protecting the health and safety of the people of this state, especially our children and our teachers, has been our goal,” Cooper said during the afternoon press conference.For more, see the Thursday, February 4, 2021 edition.