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Board okays Trail Ridge subdivision

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 to approve the site plan for the Trail Ridge subdivision at County Line Road and Debra Lane following a preliminary subdivision review during Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021 edition.

Kerner Road rezoning

A rezoning case to be heard by the Kernersville Planning Board on Monday night, Oct. 11, has generated neighborhood interest from those who live in the Kerner Road area. One resident has even dedicated a Facebook page to the case.
Tiffany Ramos created the “SAY NO to Kerner Rd./Fairweather Dr. Rezoning” page in response to the upcoming case. Since then, concerned residents have held several in-person meetings in neighborhoods around the site, with Ramos saying what they’ve found is that people aren’t even aware that a change in zoning for the property is being proposed.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021 edition.

Citizenship and Service Award

Awarded to a Kernersville company or group that displays great business values, the Kernersville Little Theatre (KLT) was presented with the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award during the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards Breakfast. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021 edition.

Stun gun confiscated

On September 20, 2021, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office responded to Glenn High School on Union Cross Road in regard to a weapon that was found on school property.
According to a FCSO incident report, a stun gun was allegedly found in a student’s backpack.

Project site rejected

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen rejected a proposal on Tuesday night to build nearly 200 townhouses and twin homes on Brookford Road after neighbors provided compelling evidence that the area won’t support that kind of development.
In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the board voted down an amendment to the Kernersville Land Use Plan and then the rezoning case itself, with aldermen saying they loved the plan but not the location.
For more, see the Thursday, October 7, 2021 edition.

Plea deal

A Kernersville man accused of assaulting a woman with a knife along Salem Parkway (formerly Business 40) more than three years ago has been convicted in a plea deal submitted to the court on Tuesday.
Resendo Jimenez Santiago, 38, was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury following the May 11, 2018 incident. A Forsyth County grand jury indicted Santiago in January 2019.
For more, see the Thursday, October 7, 2021 edition.

Youth services librarian

After being in the field of science for several years, Rodney Cline decided he wanted to work in the library, and is now enjoying his time as the new youth services librarian at the Walkertown Library. Cline said the Walkertown Library is like the community hub.
“It’s a really active library and I really enjoy that feeling of community coming out and giving back to the library,” he said. For more, see the Thursday, October 7, 2021 edition.

Candidate responses

The Kernersville News is publishing a 13-part series of questions to this year’s Kernersville candidates for mayor and the Board of Aldermen (BOA) along with their responses. The first question and set of responses appeared in the Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 editions.
This week’s question asks the candidates the relationship between the mayor and aldermen and Town operations. Mayoral candidate responses for the same question will appear in the Thursday, Oct. 7 edition.
A total of 11 candidates are seeking a seat on the five-member BOA, up for election during this year’s municipal contest on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The candidates include incumbents Kenny Crews, Joe Pinnix and Chris Thompson. Also on the ballot are: Bill Apple, John Barrow, Toby Bost, Tammy Coulter, James (J.R.) Gorham, Kevin Hansford, Michael Lischke and John Stafford Stanley.
For more, see the Tuesday, October 5, 2021 edition.

Taste of the Season

Enjoy a festive fall event at Willstella Farm while benefiting the Kernersville Family YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign during Taste of the Season on Friday, October 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. “This is our signature fundraiser for the Kernersville branch,” said YMCA Executive Director Chris Booth. “It’s a casual, festive affair held outside with Willstella Farm as the backdrop.”
For more, see the Tuesday, October 5, 2021 edition.

Trail Ridge subdivision

A controversial case before the aldermen tonight will be a preliminary subdivision review of the Trail Ridge subdivision, proposed on a 36.83 site on County Line Road near Debra Lane. Both the Planning Board and planning staff are recommending approval of the preliminary proposal; however, numerous residents have spoken out against the project.
For more, see the Tuesday, October 5, 2021 edition.