KMC Foundation board members

rsville Medical Center Foundation has announced the addition of six new board members who the foundation says will “provide stewardship and oversight of its operations and activities,” including new chair, Karen Bovender.
In addition to Bovender, Deanna Mabe has been named vice chair of the foundation board. Tammy Coulter, Dona Neal, Duane Long and Robin Smith have been named new members.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021 edition.

Donohoe will not be released

A Kernersville man accused of helping plot and then participating in the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6 will not be released from custody pending a trial.
Charles J. Donohoe, 33, was arrested by FBI agents in Kernersville on March 17. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021 edition.

Stories from Vietnam

Many years after retiring from the military, Author Gary Blackburn started out writing his first book, Unlikely Warriors: Army Security Agency’s Secret War in Vietnam 1961 – 1973, and more recently released his second book, Those Gentle Heroes: A Tribute.
Blackburn spent four years in the military and then 25 years with Eastern Airlines before working at Oak Ridge Military Academy, where he began writing seriously.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021 edition.

Disappearance remains a mystery

The image of the smiling young man seems familiar, but just slightly different. A logo in the bottom right corner indicates its origins from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The image’s significance becomes apparent when one reads the following post on the NCMEC Facebook page, made on Wednesday.
“Today marks (five) years since James “Martin” Roberts vanished from Boone, North Carolina on April 21, 2016. Tonight, we’re sharing the first age progression created by forensic artists at NCMEC showing what Martin might look like today at 24 years old,” the post states.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021 edition.

Walk-in appointments

Novant Health has announced that all vaccination sites are now open to walk-in appointments, as supply allows. Sites include the Novant Health Medical Group- Hanes site at the former Sears location at Hanes Mall, 196 Hanes Mall Circle in Winston-Salem.
According to Novant Health, walk-ins or individuals who wish to make an appointment do not have to be a patient of Novant Health to utilize the vaccine site. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.

Hands & Hearts 2021

Make sure to save the date for the upcoming “Hands & Hearts 2021” annual fundraising luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. All proceeds will go toward support of The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem and its programs, including those through the local Kernersville Corps.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Hands & Hearts fundraiser will once again be a virtual affair, available to viewers through the online Zoom format on the day of the event.
For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.

Carbon pricing

Earth Day 2021 marks more than half a century of a focused and mobilized effort to clean up the planet. Today, those efforts continue through activism and education at the local, state, national and global levels.
Winston-Salem-based Attorney Bill Blancato and Kernersville resident John Stone, a retired U.S. attorney, are among those who passionately advocate for a cleaner planet. For them, the alternative just isn’t acceptable.
For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.

Kernersville Church of Christ

As Kernersville Church of Christ (KCC) continues their community outreach, they have implemented several ministries, and they have more planned in the near future.
KCC Pastor Eddie Clark said a lot has happened in the past year and a half, and they are continuing to look for ways to do outreach in the community as well as offer events for the community. Some of the ways they are looking to do this is through building an amphitheater, holding an outdoor summer sermon series, working toward building a new playground, opening a food pantry and having singspirations. For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.

Covid increase

Local health officials in Forsyth County noted this week that increasing cases of COVID-19 are continuing to be reported, with positive tests and hospitalizations both trending up.
“In line with what the State of North Carolina shared yesterday, we’re seeing more positive cases and hospitalizations today than we were a month ago,” said Dr. David Priest, an infectious disease expert with Novant Health, on Tuesday morning.
For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.

KLL & Sister City funding

The Kernersville Little League (KLL) and the Sister City Association were among several non-profit organizations which appeared before the Kernersville Board of Aldermen earlier this month to present annual reports and submit funding requests for the upcoming year.
KLL President Rusty Niles presented aldermen with the KLL report. The local youth baseball league is asking the Town of Kernersville for $4,500 in funding for fiscal year 2021-22. KLL did not receive any funding from the Town for fiscal year 2020-21.
For more, see the Thursday, April 22, 2021 edition.