Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

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.

Firehouse Jeep Fling

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.

Filing period closes

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.

Dr. Walker

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.

Walkertown Area Historical Society

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.

Homicide on Kerner Road

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has made an arrest in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, July 18 on Kerner Road. According to the FCSO, at approximately 9:50pm on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched in response to reports of an individual walking down Kerner Road who appeared to be wearing a mask and carrying a handgun. An additional report was received of the sound of gunshots in the same area.
For more, see the Thursday, July 20, 2023 edition.

National Night Out

The community is invited to come out and meet Kernersville’s law enforcement officials and the fire department at National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Kernersville Farmers Market next to Town Hall, located at 134 East Mountain St. This is a yearly event planned by the Kernersville Police Department (KPD).
Members of the KPD will be at the event, as well as police cars, the Bearcat (an armored vehicle the SWAT team uses), members of local fire departments, a fire truck and classic cars will be on display, courtesy of the Old Salem Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Speakers will be set up and music will play. There will also be food trucks at the event: Giada’s, The Table and Fisher’s Mini Donuts.
For more, see the Thursday, July 20, 2023 edition.

Operation: Backpack

Dr. Chad McIntyre and his wife, Tabatha, are once again coordinating their annual Operation: Backpack at his practice Triad Upper Cervical Clinic in Kernersville.
This year marks Operation: Backpack’s 14th consecutive year giving back to the students at Kernersville Elementary School who are in need of school supplies at the beginning of the school year.
For more, see the Thursday, July 20, 2023 edition.

Kernersville Moravian pastor

With almost 40 years of experience, Dr. Reverend Don Flowers has been appointed the new senior pastor at Kernersville Moravian Church after serving as the interim pastor since Aug. 28, 2022.
For more, see the Thursday, July 20, 2023 edition.

Puzzle of Kernersville

The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce has created their first ever puzzle that is now for sale. The puzzle contains photos of historic buildings and places such as Körner’s Folly, The Depot, Pinnix Drug Store and much more.
The idea was first brainstormed by Amanda Ruark, director of finance, tourism and economic development at the Chamber of Commerce. The puzzle was then designed and edited by Ruark and Ashley Sinclair, marketing director of programs and downtown for the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce.
For more, see the Tuesday, July 18, 2023 edition.