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Halloween Tips From Camel City’s First Responders

  By Staff   With Halloween right around the corner, careful planning can make the holiday a fun and fire-safe one. During the five-year-period of 2006-2010, NFPA estimates that decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 1,000 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused […]

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2014 Early Voting Begins in Forsyth County – Vote Because They Don’t Want You To

By Staff   Registered voters who have work responsibilities, family responsibilities, or simply can’t wait until Election Day to show those who would suppress the vote that they intend to exercise their sacred, civic duty can do so beginning now. The 10-day early voting period was began Thursday morning and […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 2 comments · Community, Government Services
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A Very Special 3rd Shift… Phil Berger, Dan Forest & the Ghost of George Wallace

By Chad Nance   “It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Government Services
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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 […]

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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
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
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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
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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 […]

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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
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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