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COVID-19 update

Forsyth County has reported three more deaths and 246 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus since Wednesday’s count.
According to the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, 110 cases of the virus and one death were reported on Thursday, followed by 136 new cases and two deaths on Friday.
The countywide death toll now stands at 125. There have been 9,682 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2020 edition.

CCM meals

Now through November 25, Crisis Control Ministry (CCM) of Kernersville is giving a full Thanksgiving holiday meal to neighbors who receive food assistance from the ministry.
Abbey McCall, director of community and volunteer relations for CCM, noted that the meals may include any of the following items: 14-pound turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, gravy mix, canned yams, canned cream of mushroom soup, fried onions, cake mix, syrup, salt and pepper, canned green beans, canned collard greens, macaroni, canned pears, brown rice, pancake mix, shelf stable 1% milk, peanut butter, canned chicken and spaghetti sauce.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2020 edition.

Search for superintendent

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education met in closed session for more than an hour on Thursday afternoon to discuss a personnel matter following a special called meeting about the upcoming superintendent search, but adjourned without announcing who might lead the district in the interim.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 7 & 8, 2020 edition.

Murder suspect arrested

A Denton man suspected of murdering a man reported missing in Lexington two weeks ago was arrested by detectives in Kernersville and is being held in the Davidson County Jail under no bond.
Bud Barry Hulin, 43, of 1914 Mose Glover Road in Denton, has been charged with murder in the death of James Lee Gregory, 24, of Lexington, who had been reported missing to the Lexington Police Department on October 20.

Man charged in shooting death

A Winston-Salem man has been charged with murder following a shooting at an address on Glenn Hi Road in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 1.
According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, officers were dispatched to 3949 Glenn Hi Road at approximately 12:42 a.m. in reference to a reported shooting with multiple victims. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound, lying outside the residence. Authorities later identified the victim as Keith Charles Myers, 40.
Bryan Eugene Quick was identified as a suspect shortly after the incident and taken into custody.
For more, see the Thursday, November 5, 2020 edition.

Election results

Forsyth County legislators Rep. Donny Lambeth and Senator Joyce Krawiec both prevailed at the ballot box on Tuesday in their bids for re-election to the General Assembly. In other statewide races with local candidates, Republican Dale Folwell succeeded in his bid for a second term as N.C. state treasurer. Other more high-profile Council of State races on Forsyth County ballots resulted in victories for Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, and Republican Mark Robinson for lieutenant governor. For more, see the Thursday, November 5, 2020 edition.

9 P.M. Routine

Last month, the Kernersville Police Department introduced the local community to a national campaign on social media, entitled the “9 P.M. Routine,” in the hopes of preventing vehicle and home break-ins.
Today, they continue to encourage residents to follow the campaign’s main objectives, which encourage everyone to make sure their homes and cars are locked up tight every night by 9 p.m. For more, see the Thursday, November 5, 2020 edition.

Small Business Saturday

After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, support local businesses in downtown Kernersville and get into the spirit of Christmas during Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 28.
On this particular Saturday, the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce will kick off the day with a pancake breakfast at the Kernersville Farmers Market, sponsored by Savage Roasters, LLC and Kyle’s Coffee, two coffee businesses in downtown Kernersville.
For more, see the Thursday, November 5, 2020 edition.

Drive-through COVID testing

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will hold a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at Kernersville’s Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
The drive-through testing event will take from 12 to 3 p.m. Town Hall is located at 134 East Mountain Street.
The health department will be set up in the two parking lots in front of the Farmers Market
For more, see the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 edition.

Rookie of the Year

Union Cross Fire Department EMT and firefighter Mackenzie Payne was surprised and humbled when she learned that she had been named the 2019 Rookie of the Year for the department.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 edition.