Kernersville to conduct weeklong auction for surplus items

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A police bear mascot head and some stoplights are among Kernersville items that will be sold at an online auction that starts Tuesday. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — One person’s trash is another person’s treasure — a view the town of Kernersville has taken to heart.

The town will auction off more than 100 items or batches that have been declared surplus by the town’s board of aldermen, including police cars and a bear mascot head.

“Just because they’re no longer of use to us doesn’t mean these items are no longer useful,” Franz Ader, Kernersville’s finance director, said. “We maintain our equipment to the highest standards, so the items are still in working order and tip-top shape.”

The online auction, which begins at 1 p.m. and will end May 26 at 2 p.m., also features a smoke machine, Polaroid cameras, traffic lights, computers and a 25-inch Panasonic TV. Some smaller items — such as plastic storage boxes, chairs and file cabinets — are lumped together and sold in bulk.

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