CCD Guest Column – Sentimental, Heretical or Whole?

CCD Guest Column – Sentimental, Heretical or Whole?

By John Bost I probably should have written this earlier this morning while I laid in bed pondering just where I might be in my faith. Often as the weary mind processes through another active day, the best moments emerge for meditation. This season seems to bring out the desire […]

by · November 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests
3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

By Chad Nance “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance […]


3rd Shift… The Pigs are Marching… A Racist Grifter Comes After Camel City… Fear & Loathing in the Local Newsroom

By Chad Nance “I want a little bit I want a piece of it I think he’s losing it I want to watch it come down don’t like the look of it don’t like the taste of it don’t like the smell of it I want to watch it come […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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3rd Shift… Killing Generation X… Alienation’s for the Rich… American Music Rides Again

By Chad Nance “Do you have the time to listen to me whine About nothing and everything all at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health

My Letter to America – Ken Pettigrew

By Ken Pettigrew   Dear America, I’m exhausted. It is one of the most common phrases I use in my life. Most often, I am physically tired from a long, demanding day. But these days, like many others who find themselves wondering what it means to be Black in America, […]

by · October 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health

3rd Shift… Behind the Curtain Part 2… Breaking the Rules Because You Can

  By Chad Nance “The more you can escape from how horrible things really are, the less it’s going to bother you…and then, the worse things get.” ― Frank Zappa “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw […]

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CCD Straight Talk – Moving Forward with the WSFC School Board

Staff Editorial Tuesday night when Lida Hayes-Calvert was appointed to the WSFC School Board it was evident to those in the room that this board is rather green and lack experience or understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It is somewhat ironic that Metcalf, the longest standing member of the […]

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3rd Shift… Behind the Curtain Part 1… Woodhouse, Raleigh’s Schoolyard Bully

By Chad Nance We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect. […]

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The Electric Camel Pod – Running Amok in Raleigh & Making Your Way in Camel City

Tim and Chad sit down to talk about the incredible, anti-human legislation that poured out of Raleigh at the end of the 2015 legislative session.  In the second segment the guys welcome Rev. Terrance Hawkins from Winston-Salem First to discuss the realities of being young and African American in a […]


3rd Shift… Suffer the Little Children… Busting the Budget in this Age of Swine

By Chad Nance “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” – Matthew 7:6, KJV “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and […]