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Hines wins

Denise Hines won her bid for re-election as Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court following a decisive victory in Tuesday’s primary election.
Hines, a Kernersville resident, handily defeated two Democratic challengers, Tina Flowers and John Snow, and because there is no Republican vying for the position this year, Hines will automatically be returned to office when her next term begins.
For more, see the Thursday, May 19, 2022 edition.

Pat Hill retiring

After more than 40 years at the helm of the Main Street United Methodist Church (MSUMC) Handbell Choir, founding Volunteer Director Pat McSwain Hill has announced her retirement. To honor her contribution to the church’s history, MSUMC will celebrate Hill’s ministry as part of its Heritage Sunday observance during the 10:55 a.m. service on Sunday, May 22.
For more, see the Thursday, May 19, 2022 edition.

Covid case counts

Local public health officials and medical experts weighed in on the most recent increases in cases of COVID-19 in the community, with another triple digit increase over the last 14 days.
During his weekly briefing with media last Thursday, May 12, Forsyth County Public Health Director Joshua Swift reported that COVID-19 cases in Forsyth County had increased 123 percent, although the number of deaths continued to be skewed by a change in the state’s Vital Records. That change continues to see additional deaths dating back to January that are now being defined as COVID-19 related deaths.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 17, 2022 edition.

Diesel repair shop

The Kernersville Board of Aldermen has voted 4-1 to approve the rezoning of a piece of property on Hampton Plaza Drive for development of a Pure Diesel repair shop, despite opposition from residents of a nearby mobile home community.
For more, see the Tuesday, May 17, 2022 edition.

Planning Board meeting

One Final Development Plan was approved and one rezoning request was denied at the monthly Kernersville Planning Board meeting on May 9 at the Kernersville Municipal Council Chambers.
John Martin, Agent for 408 East Mountain Partners LLC, owner, requested approval of a Final Development Plan for a total of roughly 0.33 acres of property located at 108 Davis Street. The Planning Board also addressed a rezoning from LI-S (Limited Industrial Special Use District) to GB (General Business) for approximately 0.52 acres of property located at 602 Fairview Street. For more, see the Tuesday, May 17, 2022 edition.

School Nurse’s Day

Since National School Nurse’s Day was on May 11, 2022, let us delve right into some insight on this beloved profession’s daily routine.
First and foremost, daily routine is something certain school nurses have, while others let the events of the day unfold and then respond to them.
Sherri Palmes, RN, the nurse for C. Douglas Carter High School, (or as Nurse Palmes lovingly calls it, “The Carter.”) indeed has a set routine, and you had best have on your running shoes to keep up with her!
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022 edition.

Bruce will lead WMS

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has named Monica Bruce the new principal of Walkertown Middle School.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022 edition.

Code of Conduct

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Board of Education wants the public’s input about a newly proposed “Code of Character, Conduct, and Support.” A series of community forums on the proposal will be held in the coming weeks, including one at East Forsyth High School on Monday evening, May 16. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022 edition.

Kernersville candidates

GOP voters in this year’s May 17 primary have a multitude of candidates for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Board of Education in both the At-Large District and District 2 from which to choose, but only two candidates actually reside in Kernersville.
Republican candidates Holly Pegram and her mother, Millie Williams, are running for school board in District 2 and the At-Large District, respectively. For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2022 edition.

Tina Flowers running for Clerk

Democratic candidate Tina Flowers is campaigning to be the next Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court and believes her background as an attorney makes her uniquely qualified for the position. For more, see the Thursday, May 12, 2022 edition.