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SRO contracts

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education approved contracts Tuesday night totaling more than $2.5 million for 21 school resource officers (SRO) and one security officer for the 2020-2021 school year. Nearly $600,000 will go toward SROs in Kernersville.
For more, see the Thursday, August 27, 2020 edition.

Virus updates

Forsyth County received reports of 76 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and four additional deaths attributed to the virus since Monday. The county’s death toll now stands at 70. Forsyth County Health Department officials said there have been 5,952 laboratory-confirmed cases in Forsyth County. For more, see the Thursday, August 27, 2020 edition.

Overdose Awareness Day

Belews Creek Cowboy Church is hosting a candlelight vigil on Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. for Overdose Awareness Day in memory of Christian Andrew Wilson, Sr. The community is invited to attend.
Crystal Tilley Wilson, Christian’s mother, explained that the event will not only honor her son but others that have been taken too soon. For more, see the Thursday, August 27, 2020 edition.

‘The Comforters’

Kernersville artist, author and Kernersville News columnist Raymond Reid recently created a powerful painting that sparked national attention and was selected to appear in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Nursing, the oldest and largest nursing journal in the world.
For more, see the Thursday, August 27, 2020 edition.

District Court candidate

Attorney Whit Davis is seeking election to the Forsyth County District Court judge’s seat left open by the upcoming retirement of Judge Laurie Hutchins.
Davis, a Democrat, will face Republican candidate Mike Silver on the November ballot.
For more, see the Thursday, August 27, 2020 edition.

Gun violence

Gun violence was one of the topics discussed by Forsyth County commissioners during their briefing session Thursday after Commissioner Fleming El-Amin introduced a resolution to address violent crimes and shootings in Forsyth County.
For more, see the Tuesday, August 25, 2020 edition.

YMCA executive director

Chris Booth returns to Kernersville YMCA as the executive director after leaving to work at the William G. White YMCA for a little over a year.
For more, see the Tuesday, August 25, 2020 edition.

Folwell talks savings

Despite the challenges of working remotely, N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell and his staff continue to oversee state employee pensions and health plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Folwell citing encouraging numbers for both moving forward.
According to Folwell, the state pension fund just surpassed $107 billion, several billion dollars higher than pre-COVID numbers. For more, see the Tuesday, August 25, 2020 edition.

Road rage crash

Emergency crews and law enforcement officers were called to the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident in Kernersville on Tuesday, Aug. 18, with investigators saying the crash may have been caused by road rage.
The incident sent a young mother and her infant child to the hospital, where the mother was treated for minor injuries. The infant, which was secured in a child safety seat, was unharmed, said Trooper W. S. Saunders of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. in the 6000 block of Old Valley School Road, near Kerner Road. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2020 edition.

Deaths continue to rise

More than 100 new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus were reported in Forsyth County on Thursday and Friday. Four more deaths were also attributed to the virus, officials said.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2020 edition.