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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 […]

fall leaves

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
CCD Editorial Cartoon – Marriage Equality Comes to North Carolina

CCD Editorial Cartoon – Marriage Equality Comes to North Carolina

By Andrew David Cox         Andrew David Cox, from Pfafftown, is a cartoonist, painter and illustrator who specializes in editorial cartoons and political art. Cox drew editorial cartoons for The Appalachian, the student newspaper of Appalachian State, from August of 2012 to May of 2014. His student […]

by · October 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
by dr jon epstein

US District Judge Strikes Down Amendment One – Human Beings Rejoice

By Chad Nance   “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr     This journey began for me n November of 2011 when the first demonstration was organized in order to go to Raleigh and protest Amendment One being […]

by · October 11, 2014 · 36 comments · Community, Government Services
dear pete - he's still here

Goodbye Amendment One – Left at the Altar

By Randy Gillis Okay, not really. I didn’t really expect to see Senator Brunstetter in person on that last day of the walk. Think about it. Your aide whispers in your ear that a 6 ft. 2 in. tall, tired-looking and yet still devilishly spry, slightly older than middle-aged man […]

marriage equality

The Clock is Ticking on Amendment One – Forsyth County is Ready

By Chad Nance On Thursday morning Barbara Kane with the Forsyth County Registrar of Deeds office stated that the current marriage license application can be simply adjusted on-site to allow for issuing marriages to same sex couples. As reported by Matt comer in Q Notes earlier in the week, NC DHHS […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Government Services
winston-salem

Citizens Form Committee to Promote Winston-Salem City Bonds

By Staff Forward Together Winston-Salem announced today it will lead the effort for passage of the five community improvement bonds that will appear on the city ballot this fall. Co-chairing the committee are community volunteers Steve Strawsburg, Sarah Smith and Walteria Spaulding. According to the most recent estimate, the City […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
boxwood blight

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
voter supression

WFU Elder Law Clinic & Community Groups to Host “Voting in N.C- What’s Changed and What to Know”

By Staff   The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law is partnering with the NC Center for Voter Education, Democracy North Carolina, AARP North Carolina and the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad to host a voter education and awareness event, “Voting in NC: […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Neighborhoods
ministers' conference of winston-salem & vicinity

Ministers’ Conference of W-S & Vicinity Invite Community for Conversations About Police-Citizen Relations

By Staff On Tuesday afternoon the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity held a press conference to issue a “call to Action” by addressing four over-arching issues with the initial focus to be on community/police relations. “As events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri and the protestors continue to march, we have […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 2 comments · Community, Government Services, Neighborhoods