A Grown Up Conversation – Interview with County Commission Candidate Ted Kaplan

By Chad Nance Grown up conversations are not the norm with the Forsyth county Board of Commissioners. Accusation, acrimony, and political pandering have been, though. At-Large County Commissioner candidate Ted Kaplan sees a brighter future, however. His vision is of accommodation, working across party lines, and coming together in order […]


Family of John “Pazuzu” Lawson’s Victim Speaks Out – Personal Essay

By Stacey Carter   Sometimes life spins some pretty crazy tales. I never expected to be caught up in the story of a demonic worshipper of Satan, who murdered my son’s father and buried him in his backyard, where the body went undiscovered for over 5 years though the police […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 3 comments · Community, Health
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Camel City Leaf Collection to Begin November 3rd

By Staff It is time to start raking leaves again and the City of winston-Salem is gearing up to pick up the leaves. Collection is aided by homeowners properly following the guidelines so that work can be accomplished fast and safely. The city of winston-Salem asks that homeowners follow these […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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CCD Weekday Guide – October 20-23

Compiled by Stephanie Hess Beeman Here at CCD we believe that the weekend isn’t the only time to get out there and do something, learn something or make something. Now we’re bringing you our Weekday Guide to make sure you get your fill of Arts and Innovation from Monday to […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Uncategorized
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Guest Column- For the Love of a Step Father

By Rebecca Reel I learned something very interesting on my 37th birthday. That was the day I realized the best decision my mother ever made was to marry my step-father, Fred Gragg. This was also the day of his funeral. They got married a few weeks before I turned 16 […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 3 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
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Twin City Quarter to Host Picnic for Shelter Residents

By Staff   The Twin City Quarter, which includes the Marriott, Embassy Suites and Benton Convention Center, announced today it will serve a picnic to local shelter residents on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 3:00pm -5:00pm in the North Exhibit Hall of the Benton Convention Center located at the corner […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
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CCD Weekend Guide October 17 – 19

Compiled by Stephanie Hess Beeman   Once again, Camel City has a weekend full of activities, theater, charity benefits, and community events to fill your calendar! Whether you want to attend a festival, parade, class, film, or performance, or just know where to pick up farm fresh goods or catch […]

by · October 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Uncategorized
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Pride Winston-Salem Invites Camel City to a Multi-Couple Wedding Celebration

By Staff Pride Winston-Salem will be holding a multi-couple Live Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony from our Annual Pride Festival at 3:00pm Saturday October 18th on the Main Stage. In celebration of the recent ruling that struck down North Carolina’s Amendment One unconstitutional, five Same-Sex Couples have volunteered to share their wedding […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown, Guides & Events

Autism Society of North Carolina Debuts Bullying Toolkit

By Staff The Autism Society of North Carolina is presenting a new toolkit for parents, teachers, and others to use to combat bullying in schools. The new bullying toolkit is an easy-to-use, accessible guide to teach parents and professionals about the signs of bullying, ways to prevent bullying, and how to […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Fallen Winston-Salem Police officer’s Family Needs Our Help After House Fire

By staff   The Police Benevolent Foundation and the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is rallying behind one of their own. On Thursday, October 2nd, a fire heavily damaged the family home of Beth Hutchens, the widow of former Winston-Salem police officer Sgt. Mickey Hutchens. Sgt. Hutchens was shot and […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits