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3rd Shift- The Dark Heart of a Dream… Welcome to the Mercy Seat, Paul Foley

By Chad Nance “But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.” – Leviticus 16:10 “And what we students of history always learn […]

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3rd Shift – A Gambler’s Nightmare, North Carolina Politics in the Age of Paranoia

By Chad Nance  “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm

CCD Micro-Doc: Soul Farming

CCD Micro-Doc: Soul Farming

CCD’s editor-in-chief, Chad Nance introduces our friends & neighbors to the wit and wisdom of one of Forsyth County, North Carolina’s last African-American farmers, Vernon Switzer.

by · June 29, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Neighborhoods
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3rd Shift – The Sins of Our Fathers… Hunger & Poverty on the Streets of Camel City

By Chad Nance “Everybody knows the deal is rotten Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton For your ribbons and bows And everybody knows” Leonard Cohen “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “But if […]

3rd Shift… Trolling for Primary Voters… SB2, Lawsuits, Discrimination, Hatred, & the New Yawn

3rd Shift… Trolling for Primary Voters… SB2, Lawsuits, Discrimination, Hatred, & the New Yawn

By Chad Nance “Letting the days go by Let the water hold me down Letting the days go by Water flowing underground Into the blue again After the money’s gone Once in a lifetime Water flowing underground Same as it ever was…” – Talking Heads   Here we go again, […]

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3rd Shift… Mama Tried

By Chad Nance “And even though I act crazy I gotta thank the Lord that you made me There are no words that can express how I feel You never kept a secret, always stayed real And I appreciate, how you raised me And all the extra love that you […]

by · May 10, 2015 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health
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3rd Shift… Big Government Wants a Womb with a View… Shakedown Street- Maybe This Town Ain’t got No Heart….

By Chad Nance “You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. Maybe that’s cause it’s midnight, in the dark of the moon besides.” – Robert Hunter It’s […]

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3rd Shift… Treason is the New Black

By Chad Nance “I was confided to your loyalty and accepted by your treason; you offer my death to those to whom you had promised my life. Do you know who it is you are destroying here? It is yourself.” ― Victor Hugo   Imagine, if you will… It’s 1985 […]

Guest 3rd Shift… The Low Road to Re-Writing Our History – Propaganda in the Age of Oligarchs

Guest 3rd Shift… The Low Road to Re-Writing Our History – Propaganda in the Age of Oligarchs

Editor’s Note:  In this column  by CCD’s Michael Wiseman, he takes a look at what has now happened in Oklahoma.  Like the censored history taught in post WWII Japan, serious efforts have been afoot for years to teach American children a false history in lieu of the serious questions raised by […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
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3rd Shift- Country Club Liberals and the Broader Truth About Hanes/Lowrance

By Chad Nance   “I’ve found the black community to be very well informed about environmental issues, and that’s because they live them every day. One of my minority neighborhoods had to fight against a cement factory. Another had to fight against a waste facility in their community. So most […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 9 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment