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Landfill Accepting Boxwood Yard Waste To Fight Spread Of Boxwood Blight

By Staff   To help contain the spread of a boxwood blight that has arrived in the Winston-Salem area, the Hanes Mill Road Landfill has received state permission to accept boxwood cuttings. No other yard waste will be accepted at the landfill, in keeping with state regulations. Boxwood cuttings will […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Government Services
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Forsyth County Infant Mortality Drops for 2013

By Staff According to a press rlease sent out on Tuesday, Forsyth County’s infant mortality rate decreased in 2013 to 8.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births as compared to the 2012 rate of 10.2. According to information released Tuesday by the NC State Center for Health Statistics, there were […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Free Flu Shots Offered by Forsyth County Health Department

By Staff Fall has arrived with leaves changing and cooler temperatures. It is now time for residents to begin taking steps to protect themselves from the seasonal flu. The Forsyth County public health officials urge residents to protect themselves and loved ones again this year against the flu virus. The […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont Announces New CEO

By Staff Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has named Lane D. Cook as its new Chief Executive Officer of the council following a thorough national search. Cook is a senior executive with more than two decades of non-profit experience. Cook will replace Marcia Cole, who announced her retirement to […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
Dash, Peppercorn to Debut Field of Fears this October

Dash, Peppercorn to Debut Field of Fears this October

By Staff The Winston-Salem Dash and Peppercorn Theatre will present a new special event, Field of Fears – A Fall Festival for All Ages, for 10 days next month at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various Halloween-themed family activities at the home of the Winston-Salem […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events
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Flashback – 2013′s Race for the Cure

By Megan Taylor (Salem college) “This is you. This is your time. Celebrate life. Celebrate love.” These are the words Fox 8 news anchor Cindy Farmer cheered into the microphone as breast cancer survivors gathered in front of the stage. The color pink filled the yard as 6,594 people came […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
CCD Weekend Guide – September 26-28

CCD Weekend Guide – September 26-28

Compiled by Stephanie Hess Beeman It’s been a dreary, cloudy first week of fall, so why not get out this weekend and have some fun? With activities and events ranging from excellent community theater, the largest environmental film festival in the US, the Race for the Cure, the Canine Challenge, […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Uncategorized
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This Sunday Community Leaders Kickoff Local Cyclocross Race Event in Friendly Challenge at SECCA

By Staff This Sunday, September 28, Mock Orange Bikes will be hosting Ninja Cross 2014 Cyclocross Race Event at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Races start at 10:45am and will include rounds for all race levels from beginners to professionals. A junior level race for children will be […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events
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The Real Housewives of Rural Hall Run for the Cure

By Staff For the past 14 years, Susan G. Komen of Northwest NC has been hosting the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. For a group of friends in Rural Hall the reality of breast cancer hit home hard when one of their friends, Cindy Tomlinson, was diagnosed […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
2014 volunteers of the year

Second Harvest Food Bank Honors Volunteers

By Staff On Tuesday, September 16, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC held their annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to celebrate and honor the service of the many individuals whose work provides food and hope to neighbors in need across our region. More than 70 volunteers were recognized with certificates […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits