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CCD Special Correspondent: She’d Rather Die in Syria

by Waging Peace “I’d rather return to Syria and die in the fighting”, she told me. If you look past the tea, to the left of her grandchild, you can see her. Not her face, as I sought to protect her identity, but you see the 70 year old woman […]

by · May 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests
How to Handle an Awkward Talk with Your Kids

How to Handle an Awkward Talk with Your Kids

Tips to talk to your kids in a way they just might open up from Four Hens and a Rooster  By Kristen Daukus Can we all agree on something? Sometimes you must have a conversation with your kids about topics that neither of you want to. When they were little, […]

by · May 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Columns, Guests, Local Interest, News
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Aren’t Dead! They Live in Eden – An Open Letter to People Who Will Vote in Sen. Berger’s District

By Stuart Egan If Shakespeare has taught us anything about human nature and our lives (actually he has taught us much), then we would certainly know that the state of the king’s palace usually dictates the state of the kingdom. Just review perhaps his most famous play, Hamlet, where the […]

Thorezine- Social Distortion

Thorezine- Social Distortion

By Kim Thore I was driving in the car last weekend, enjoying the warm weather, looking forward to a screening of Miles Ahead and listening to my local NPR station…all was good and then it all became bad. NPR was doing a story on Julia Ioffe –you may not know the […]

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3rd Shift- Trump Gets the Nod or How I Quit Worrying About the 2016 Election

By Chad Nance “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.” – Will Rogers “Democracy is the theory that the common […]

by · May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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