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3rd Shift… Summer of the Gun… Violence Against Women and Why We Allow It

3rd Shift… Summer of the Gun… Violence Against Women and Why We Allow It

By Chad Nance “Singing, holy Toledo I can’t see the light anymore (Hank Williams said that) All those horizons that I used to guide me are gone (I’m damn sure Van Morrison said that …) And the darkness is driving me farther away from the shore (I said that.) Throw […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns, News
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Afternoon Special 3rd Shift… Students and Teachers Return to School While Legislators Still Can’t Get the Job Done

By Chad Nance “If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.” -Barry Goldwater Their poll numbers are hovering at historical lows (somewhere between advanced trigonometry and scabies) yet the North Carolina legislature soldiers on, wreaking […]


3rd Shift… Raleigh’s War on Winston-Salem… You’re Either For Us or Against Us

By Chad Nance “If you smell something, say something.” Jon Stewart On Friday August 7th the Winston-Salem City Council called a special meeting between themselves and our legislative delegation – the group of men and women who are supposed to be representing our interest in Raleigh. The entire enterprise went […]


‎3rd Shift – Truth in the face of Stupid… Outside Agitators Try to Drag Winston-Salem into the Culture War…

By Chad Nance “You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.” N.W.A. “Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite. we have such a strong desire to live with hope and human dignity that existence without […]

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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 […]


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, […]

mama and me

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