NCDHHS Offers Warnings and Tips for This Extreme Heat

NCDHHS Offers Warnings and Tips for This Extreme Heat

By Staff   North Carolina health officials are urging simple steps to prevent a trip to the emergency room during the high temperatures across North Carolina this week. In 2014 thus far there have been 95 heat-related emergency department visits. Common messages in triage notes were “working outside,” “overheated at […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Health
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TEEM Environmental Lecture Coming- Urban Permaculture- Intro to Backyard Micro-Farming

By Staff   On Sunday June 22,  Temple Emanuel will be hosting a Q&A by Permaculture expert Zev Friedman. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run through 8:30 with a cost of $7.00 per person or what you can afford. Permaculture is an ecological design system for the […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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3rd Shift: Boycott’em If Ya Got’em… Film Incentives and the Ghost of Huey Long…

By Chad Nance “The Shattering Nixon landslide, and the even more shattering exposure of the corruption that surrounded him, have done more than I could have done in victory to awaken the nation… This is not a comfortable conclusion for a self confident- some would say self righteous- politician to […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment
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3rd Shift- Open Letter to My Fellow White Males #gunsense

By Chad Nance “For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my ‘race,’ unless I was permitted to put ‘human.’ The form had to be completed under penalty of perjury, so I could not in conscience put ‘white,’ which […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 2 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Environment
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Illegal Trash Dumping on Muddy Creek

By Chad Nance Photos by Carissa Joines Citizen photos by Lisa Johnson   Since 2011, neighbors Lisa Johnson, Ron Smith, and Frank Thornton have been plagued by people driving into their neighborhood from other neighborhoods then dumping bulk trash into a creek and along the side of the road directly […]


Piedmont Environmental Alliance to Host Environmental Film and Discussion Tuesday

By Staff Every living thing requires water. Humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life? Join […]

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State Senator Attempts to Have Reporter’s Recorder Seized During Fracking Hearing

By Staff On Tuesday, in yet another attempt to push a controversial bill through with as little daylight involved as possible, two State Senate committees put their approval on legislation that, among other nasty bits of business, would make it illegal for even emergency responders to disclose the chemicals used […]

by · May 21, 2014 · 4 comments · Community, Environment
State Legislature Wants to Make Telling the Truth About Fracking a Felony

State Legislature Wants to Make Telling the Truth About Fracking a Felony

By Staff On Thursday May 15, SB 786 was filed with the principle clerk. It is called the “Energy Modernization Act” in an attempt to message the content and politically separate the reality of the legislation from the true result. One thing that the legislation would do is make it […]

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Temple Emanuel Presents Environmental Film, Discusses the Dan River Coal Ash Spill

by Staff On Thursday, May 1 at 7:00p.m., Temple Emanuel will present segments from the film “Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New Trust,” accompanied by a discussion about the coal ash spill in the Dan River, water testing from the river, current litigation and more. The event […]

by · April 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment
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2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair – Photo Essay

Photos by TJ Smoot On April 26 the 2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair was held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Organizers estimated that the event pulled a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 people who turned out to learn, play and enjoy one another as a community.  The fair was organized by […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Guides & Events