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Legislative Watch: They’re Baaa-aaack!

Legislative Watch: They’re Baaa-aaack!

By Dan Besse Once again the eerie echoes from an old Poltergeist sequel whisper across our state capital, as the NC General Assembly begins its 2016 budget “short session” in Raleigh this evening. As reported last week in CIB, worries to watch for include legislation recommended by the Environmental Review […]

by · April 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Environment, Guests
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3rd Shift… Open Letter to President Obama… HB2 Ain’t the Will of the People

By Chad Nance “Well maybe I’m the faggot America. I’m not a part of a redneck agenda. Now everybody do the propaganda. And sing along to the age of paranoia.” – American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong “Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this […]

by · April 26, 2016 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
When Doves Cry: Remembering The Artist known as Prince

When Doves Cry: Remembering The Artist known as Prince

By Miles Bumgardner There are only a handful of musicians who are in a class all by themselves. Elvis. The Beatles. Bob Dylan. Hank Williams. Prince was certainly amongst them. A virtuoso instrumentalist and songwriter who broke boundaries and rules, he didn’t apologize for his art and never looked back. Though […]

by · April 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, News, Uncategorized
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3rd Shift- Perverts in Raleigh Are Why We Can’t Have Nice Things… Winston-Salem Says No to HB2… The Current State of Shame… The Next Episode…

By Chad Nance Photos by Edie Joines “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” ― Michael Crichton “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” ― Lord Byron “Some men […]

My Bruce Springsteen Mixtape for Pat McCrory

My Bruce Springsteen Mixtape for Pat McCrory

By Stuart Egan Remember the 1980’s when you used to make mix tapes for people? They were the soundtracks for different facets of life. You put them in your cassette player and immersed yourself down a path of memories and emotions where only certain songs could lead you. When I […]

by · April 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, News, Politics/Government
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Open Letter to Sen. Tom Apadoca RE- HB2

Dear Sen. Apodaca, Last week I wrote an open letter to both Rep. Tim Moore and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest on their active roles in convening a special session of the General Assembly to craft, push, and pass the most prejudiced piece of legislation in recent memory. I noted that […]

by · April 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, Letters to the Editor
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Statement from Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center – Regarding HB2

Yesterday will go down as a shameful day in North Carolina’s history, as lawmakers prioritized misguided discrimination above the freedoms of our local government, safety of residents, and very decency that until recently has guided our state’s success. In less than 12 hours, the General Assembly’s special session – held […]

by · March 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests
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Third Shift… Goodbye Senator Parmon

By Chad Nance “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner Legacy is a concept that we never truly get a handle on until the clock really begins to tick loudly. It is that moment when we notice that each second seems to pulse by faster and […]

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CCD Special Correspondent: Escape from ISIS

By Waging Peace “This man escaped from ISIS!”, my guide exclaimed as we quickly walked through the dark, trash filled streets. He suddenly stopped, looking over his shoulder saying, “No one escapes from ISIS”. We get to the door, knock and walk into the room. A muscular man about 45 […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, Investigative Features, News
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Captured & Tortured by ISIS- On the Ground in a War Zone

By Waging Peace (CCD Special Contributor) Editor’s Note: Warning – some may find the violence mentioned an accompanying photo disturbing. My guide and I were going to meet a refugee. “One you need to meet”, he said. We walked quickly through dim, narrow, trash-filled streets. Meeting in the dark, our […]

by · January 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests