Man charged in Kernersville shooting

Greensboro police arrested a Winston-Salem man Monday in connection with a shooting incident two months ago in Kernersville, authorities said Tuesday.

Aaron Lamont Little, 20, is charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, Kernersville police said. Little was taken to the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $50,000, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 31.

Kernersville police went to a home in the 100 block of Farmwood Drive on May 12 after they received a report of a fight, police said.

Investigators determined that a gun was fired into an apartment there, and they linked the shooting to Little, police said.

Anyone with information about this case can call Kernersville police at 336-996-3177.

John Hinton

Three people at WFU test positive for COVID-19

Three people on the Wake Forest campus have tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Tuesday morning.

According to Penny Rue, vice president for campus life, the individuals are recovering and following isolation guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The release said that Wake Forest would not release the identities of the individuals. The school did say that it has taken the necessary steps for contract tracing and notified exposed individuals, who will also be quarantining.

The school said people who have been on campus are not known to be at risk unless they have been contacted.

Ethan Joyce

County to offer free COVID-19 testing event

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 testing event this weekend.

Testing will take place for two days at the Carver School Road Library at 4915 Lansing Drive. The site will be open on from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The testing is free for all people without insurance. People with insurance are asked to bring their insurance cards so providers can be billed for the test.

Those interested can pre-register for the event online at

Ethan Joyce

Gears & Guitars festival canceled

The 2020 Gears & Guitars music festival, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and Flow Auto Gran Fondo have been cancelled for 2020.

Organizers had hoped to have the rescheduled events, which usually take place in early summer, in October. However, public health trends associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to be problematic for large gatherings.

Organizers said they will share the news about related events, including the 2021 dates, as soon as they are able.

Concert tickets and Cycling Classic registrations will continue to be refunded.

Updated information about Gears & Guitars will be at

Lynn Felder

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