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Rookie of the Year

Union Cross Fire Department EMT and firefighter Mackenzie Payne was surprised and humbled when she learned that she had been named the 2019 Rookie of the Year for the department.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 edition.

Election Day

Forsyth County voters who did not cast a ballot during one-stop early voting or mail in absentee ballots postmarked by today, Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be able to go to the polls when they open at 6:30 a.m. this morning through 7:30 p.m. tonight.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 edition.

Keeping track

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has launched an online dashboard similar to what colleges have done to keep the public informed about COVID-19 cases among students and staff.
The dashboard went live Monday and now reports from one day to the next, up to date information about what is happening not only throughout the district, but within individual schools.
For more, see the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 edition.

Zeta aftermath

Areas throughout the Piedmont Triad reported heavy rains and damaging winds on Thursday as remnants of Hurricane Zeta moved north after making landfall in Louisiana on Wednesday.
The storm took down trees and power lines. Nearly 100,000 power outages were reported in both Forsyth and Guilford counties.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Virus updates

Forsyth County has reported two deaths and more than 200 cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus since Wednesday.
The countywide death toll now stands at 121.
The FCDPH also reported that there have been 9,039 laboratory-confirmed cases in the county. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Man indicted

A former solid waste supervisor for the Town of Kernersville has now been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges he falsely obtained property through his position.
Earlier this month, the Kernersville Police Department announced that Thad Leslie Buck, 53, of 1770 Peabody Forest Trail in Colfax, had been charged with eight counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Buck was arrested on October 1 and held under a $50,000 unsecured bond.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Business Person of the Year

Sondra Vaughn of The Kids’ Clubhouse has been named the 2020 Business Person of the Year for a business with 10 and under employees by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce as part of the organization’s annual recognition of local businesses.
For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Kiwanis Club president

Keith Hooker was recently named the 2020-21 Kiwanis Club president and he is looking forward to the new role.
Hooker, the Town of Kernersville Town Clerk, joined the Kernersville Kiwanis Club in 2016. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Superintendent search

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are considering how to move forward with the search for a new superintendent following the recent announcement that current Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston had handed in her resignation. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, October 31 & November 1, 2020 edition.

Business of the Year

FedEx Ground has been named the 2020 Large Business of the Year by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce as part of the organization’s annual recognition of local businesses.
For more, see the Thursday, October 29, 2020 edition.