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Pay bonus for county employees

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is expected to officially adopt a resolution to approve a premium pay bonus for county employees for on-site work performed during the COVID-19 public health emergency at their meeting on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Forsyth County Government Center, located on 201 N. Chestnut Street in Winston-Salem. For more, see the Tuesday, November 29, 2022 edition.

Hastings Hill Food Mart

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is expected to make a decision at their meeting on Dec. 1 amending the Forsyth County Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Map of Forsyth County for property located at northwest corner of Kernersville Road and Hastings Hill Road. A public hearing and consideration of zoning petition of Kripalu Abodes, LLC and Deepak Patel from RS9 to NB-S (Food or Drug Store) will take place for the property, which is approximately 1.21 acres. This ordinance is under consideration after approval by the City-County Planning Board of the site plan, known as “Hastings Hill Food Mart.”
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2022 edition.

Christmas Store

As you begin your holiday shopping, look for something unique and handmade from one of the many local artists at the Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild (KACG) Christmas Store, which opened on Monday at their holiday location, 1030-M South Main St.
Sally Woods, with KACG, explained that they opened early this year, before Thanksgiving, to give shoppers an opportunity to shop for autumn-themed items, in addition to holiday-themed items.
“Our members made many beautiful decorations for the fall season. The store offers autumn and holiday-themed items, as well as a wide array of gifts items,” she said.
Woods noted that all of the items in the KACG Christmas Store are hand-crafted by members of the Guild.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2022 edition.

Stick it to Hunger

The 13th annual Stick it to Hunger Charity Lacrosse Classic, commonly referred to as the “Hunger Games,” will be held on the weekend of Dec. 3-4 at Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville. Adult men’s lacrosse teams will play on Saturday, and high school boys will play on Sunday.
The annual event, which is organized and hosted by the Triad Blackhawks lacrosse club, receives donations of non-perishable food from each participant and donates all net revenues to local charities. The Blackhawks are teaming with The Salvation Army to collect food for distribution to various food banks.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2022 edition.

Hope Center Food Pantry

Each year, Project:Re3’s Hope Center Food Pantry, located on Old Hollow Road, feeds numerous families and individuals.
According to Brooke Lawson, with Project:Re3, in October 2022 alone, they served 92 families/325 individuals from their food pantry, along with 151 families/522 individuals from their free clothing closet, making this their biggest month of families helped this year.
This year, Lawson said they anticipate seeing a significant increase for the holidays. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2022 edition.

Piedmont Challenger League

The Piedmont Challenger League celebrated its 33rd year of providing sports opportunities and social interaction for local individuals with mental or physical disabilities with a banquet on the afternoon of Nov. 17 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church.
For more, see the Thursday, November 24, 2022 edition.

Krawiec looks ahead

North Carolina State Senator Joyce Krawiec (R-District 31) will be representing Kernersville, Walkertown, Belews Creek, Rural Hall, Stokes County and Tobaccoville in her next term. She ran unopposed in the 2022 midterm election. Krawiec, who lives in Kernersville, has been in the State Senate since 2014 and is looking forward to serving the interests of people in this area and the state in her next term, which officially begins on Jan. 11.
For more, see the Thursday, November 24, 2022 edition.

Holiday Open House

On November 26, the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce encourages shoppers to bring their children to get pictures with Santa at 10 a.m. at the Kernersville Museum, and then shop in downtown Kernersville with Santa until 2 p.m. For more, see the Thursday, November 24, 2022 edition.

Kernersville Yuletide

Festive family fun takes center stage in Historic Downtown Kernersville this December. On Saturday, December 10, three Kernersville destinations are coming together to host a Yuletide.
Daytime Activities Include:
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Körner’s Folly – Tours of the whimsical Victorian home, complete with seasonal decorations in all 22 rooms. Self-guided tours offered from 10 am – 4 pm, with the last entry at 3 pm. First Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir of Winston-Salem will perform from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Tickets are available online or in person.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 22, 2022 edition.

Two men arrested

Two Kernersville Police Department (KPD) officers were called in to assist on a case concerning a breaking and entering in Colfax and arrested two suspects on Sunday around 1 a.m.
Deputies from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) responded to Colfax Gun and Ammo located at 5450 W. Market Street in Colfax. Because of the proximity of the business to the Kernersville municipal boundary, Guilford County sheriff’s deputies requested officers with KPD to respond for assistance, according to a press release from the GCSO. Guilford County detectives said two KPD officers found a suspicious vehicle on Ira Drive in Colfax. Investigators stated that the vehicle accelerated and tried to drive away in the direction of the two Kernersville officers. At this point a KPD officer reportedly fired his gun.
Officials stated that no one was injured from the officer firing the gun. The KPD officers then arrested the occupants of the vehicle, Ahmodd Rasheed Brown, 21, of Greensboro, and Joshua Elisha King, 22, of Greensboro.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 22, 2022 edition.