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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 […]

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3rd Shift – Once More on the Mountain – MerleFest 2014

By Chad Nance Photos By Carissa Joines   Got my baby in the car with the sunroof open and Gram Parsons blaring on the sound system all the way up the mountain to Wilkesboro from Camel City.  The sun was shining (so was she) while we shrugged off the weight, […]

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Merlefest’s 22nd Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Winners

By Staff   MerleFest 2014 has named the winners of the 22nd Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Winners were selected from 567 entries and competed on the Austin Stage at MerleFest on Friday, April 25. Chris Austin, from Boone, North Carolina, worked as a sideman for Ricky Skaggs for three […]

Humans of Merlefest – Photo Essay

Humans of Merlefest – Photo Essay

Photos by Bowman Gray IV   With all of its many moving parts from facilities, to volunteers, to vendors and musicians, Merlefest can often appear like a massive, well-choreographed machine.   What makes it all work, however, are the people.  The fans who have been coming out every year for […]