Kernersville News Briefs

  • On December 2, 2021, the Kernersville Police Department (KPD) arrested a black male juvenile for 2nd degree murder in reference to a 14 year old being shot and killed at Fourth of July Park on November 17, 2021, the KPD reported on December 2, 2021. When officers responded to the park on November 17, they found the 14-year-old vicitm, Marcus Lee Key, of Kernersville, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Key succumed to the injuries sustained during the incident. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information is asked to contact the KPD at 336-996-3177.
  • Officials with Forsyth County Emergency Management are alerting the public that an odor of smoke throughout Forsyth County is related to the ongoing wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park. They issued the following notice on Monday afternoon: “There have been multiple reports to our agency of a strong smell of smoke and even a haze in multiple areas within Forsyth County. These conditions are due to the active fire at Pilot Mountain. Please contact 9-1-1 if there is an actual incident involving both smoke and visible flames.
  • A Christmas Toy Drive will be held at Kernersville Masonic Lodge, located at 701 South Main St. on December 4 & 11 from 12 – 4 p.m. The Masonic Lodge is collecting new, unwrapped toys and games for The Masonic Home For Children at Oxford. For more information, call Mike at 336-529-1407. For more, see the Thursday, December 2, 2021 edition.
  • Walkertown Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 1 p.m. Lineup will begin at 11:30 a.m. Participants will enter the parking lot at Walkertown High School. Judging of floats will begin at 12:15 p.m. No entry fee required. For more information, visit For more, see the Tuesday, November 30, 2021 edition.
  • Following the Christmas Parade, individuals can continue their holiday spirit at the Kernersville Rotary Club’s Annual Pancake Supper fundraiser from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at kernersville Elementary School. The Pancake Supper will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Individual tickets can be purchased from any Rotary Club member or at the door on the day of the event for $5 each. For more information about the Pancake Supper, visit For more, see the Tuesday, November 30, 2021 edition.