3rd Shift – Domesticating Dr. King

3rd Shift – Domesticating Dr. King

By Chad Nance   From his eulogy for the four little girls murdered at the 16th St. Baptist Church : “They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 6 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
Winston-Salem Must Say Goodbye to a Favorite Son – Mike Britt has Passed Away

Winston-Salem Must Say Goodbye to a Favorite Son – Mike Britt has Passed Away

By Chad Nance   “Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.” – WH Auden   Today our community got word that Winston-Salem has lost a great man, a man who made making our hometown a better place the […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 14 comments · Community, Downtown
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The Dash Announces New Hires & Promotions

By Staff With the weather so frigid and brutal we at CCD thought it might be fun to think about warmer subjects… like our local baseball franchise. Some of our friends & neighbors that work for the Dash or at the Ballpark have gotten good professional news. The Dash have […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown

3rd Shift – The Camel City 100 – A Community Challenge for 2015

By Chad Nance “These are the “Hometown Blues” with apologies to, uh, Thomas Wolfe and Doc Watson, 1… 2 a-1, 2…” – Steve Earle   There is an old maxim in non-profit work that goes a little something like this: “10% of the people do 90% of the work in […]

by · January 6, 2015 · 3 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
ESPN’s Stuart Scott Passes Away at Age 49

ESPN’s Stuart Scott Passes Away at Age 49

By Staff   On Sunday morning ESPN took to twitter to announce the passing of on-air personality Stuart Scott. He remained “Cool as the other side of the pillow” until his death. Mr. Scott attended Mt. Tabor and RJ Reynolds High Schools before going to UNC Chapel Hill for college. […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Downtown
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CCD News Hour – Take Your Daughter to Work Day – Gender Stereotypes & Bad Christmas Gifts

On the last show before Christmas the boys take a back seat to the girls when Chad and Tommy’s daughters take over the News Hour.  While the dads chill in the background they begin the show talking about the worst Christmas gifts they’ve ever received.  Back from the break they get […]

by · December 18, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Downtown

#BlackLivesMatter – Camel City Style – Demonstrators Shut Down 4th Street

By Chad Nance Photos by The People “I remember that I’m invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man   The air was […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown
Mary’s Gourmet Diner is Brunch – Winston-Salem on the Daily Show

Mary’s Gourmet Diner is Brunch – Winston-Salem on the Daily Show

By Staff   After Mary’s Gourmet Diner has been accused of discrimination (really?  Have you met Mary) and as a hotbed for Evangelical Christianity (again, have you actually met Mary?) the Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper came to town and tried to clear the air… and discovers that some people are just […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 3 comments · Community, Downtown
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Mayor Joines Hosting Fifth Annual City Hall Holiday Music Series With Camel City Students

By Staff   Mayor Allen Joines has invited choruses from local schools to participate in the fifth annual City Hall Holiday Music Series. The event will be held the week of December 8. Local school choruses will perform traditional holiday songs and contemporary a cappella pieces. All performances are free […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown, Government Services
shape i'm in

Excerpt from “Shape I’m In:The Camel City Dispatches” – That Cold, Black Cloud is Coming Down…

By Chad Nance The following is an abridged excerpt from the upcoming non-fiction book, “Shape I’m In:The Camel City Dispatches”.   “Mother, mother There’s too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There’s far too many of you dying You know we’ve got to find a way To bring some lovin’ here […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown