Close Encounters – The Truth is Still Out There

By Michael A. Wiseman   It’s a known fact that art imitates life. Terrifying sometimes, and impossible to believe at others, but many of the things we read, watch, listen to, and generally ingest for entertainment-value have a real world origin. Wait, you thought that Richard Gere’s cult-classic THE MOTHMAN […]

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CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD has partnered up with Carolina Sky Music Festival and the Blue Ridge Music Center to give our readers the opportunity to win tickets! Each week on Thursday, two names will be drawn from contest entrants- one will win 2 tickets to Reynolda House’s Cinema Under the Stars and the other will […]

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

By Michael A. Wiseman I had once read about a mythical place where comic-culture and pop-culture came together for a four-day, no-sleep, party like it’s 1985 (and we finally beat King Koopa), convention. Internet pictures teased people large and small, dressed like Vulcans, Asari, Spartans, Asgaurdians, and – yes – […]

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Golden Globe Winner Coming to Edward McKay Used Books

By Staff Edward McKay Used Books & More in Winston-Salem is excited to welcome Golden Globe winning actress, Piper Laurie. Ms. Laurie will be in the store July 10 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, signing copies of her autobiography, “Learning to Live Out Loud”. Piper Laurie has won a Golden Globe, […]

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Heavy Rebel on the Streets of Winston-Salem… Ghost Only Tell the Truth…

By Chad Nance   Editor’s note: This is an exerpt from CCD editor-in-chief, Chad Nance’s newest non-fiction book. His follow up to “Hill Billy Highway: The Odyssey of an Ugly American Lose at the Dawn of the 21st Century“, the new book is the story of Winston-Salem from street crime […]

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RiverRun International Film Festival Receives Grants

by Staff RiverRun International Film Festival is honored to announce that it has been awarded grants from two exceptional local foundations. The John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation awarded RiverRun $37,500 and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts awarded […]

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The RiverRun International Film Festival Announces Their Volunteers of the Year for 2014

By Staff RiverRun International Film Festival named Bruce and Carmel Hall as the 2013-2014 Volunteer of the Year Award recipients. This award is presented annually to dedicated volunteers who continually go above and beyond expectations in their RiverRun volunteer duties. “We could not pull off such a successful Festival without […]

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Delta Arts Center to Host 7th Annual Mother’s Day “Legacy” Jazz Brunch

By Natalie Sheppard On Sunday May 11, at 1:30 pm, The Delta Arts Center will be presenting their seventh annual Mother’s Day “Legacy” Jazz Brunch. “The brunch began shortly after we opened at our present location, and has been well supported by the community,” said past president Peggy Moore. They […]

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Hot Licks and Cool Causes – Saving Grace Farms Earth Day Jam

By Jeff Sandgren Saving Grace Farm shows its beauty on many levels. There’s the obvious visual appeal of green pastures and white fences ringing graceful horses. But there’s also the social, human beauty of the work they do there: bringing people with special needs, autism and mental illness – and […]

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3rd Shift – MerleFest was a Bummer… Man

By Chad Nance Photos by Carissa Joines “You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you got music.” – Sid Vicious I’m writing this so that our readers will understand why we have, at least for the foreseeable future, stopped covering MerleFest. It just wasn’t fun anymore. Out of […]