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Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors in Weeks Leading up to Summer

By Staff   The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in. Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but […]

by · May 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Tips to Stay Vigilant Against Rabies

Tips to Stay Vigilant Against Rabies

By Staff As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages North Carolinians to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions while enjoying the North Carolina outdoors with family, friends and pets, to prevent the spread of rabies.

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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I Know Your Secret, Victoria and I Don’t Like It

By Kristen Daukas   This is a story about a woman named Victoria. Victoria has a secret. Actually she has a lot of secrets and I’m not a fan of any of them. Victoria likes to get together with all of her friends and have sleepovers. And during their sleepovers, […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
CCD Editorial Cartoon – Guns & Paranoia

CCD Editorial Cartoon – Guns & Paranoia

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 cartooning […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
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3rd Shift… Mama Tried

By Chad Nance “And even though I act crazy I gotta thank the Lord that you made me There are no words that can express how I feel You never kept a secret, always stayed real And I appreciate, how you raised me And all the extra love that you […]

by · May 10, 2015 · 1 comment · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health
Poet & Author to Discuss Personal Journey with Son’s Schizophrenia at Green Street UMC

Poet & Author to Discuss Personal Journey with Son’s Schizophrenia at Green Street UMC

By Staff The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County is sponsoring a rescheduled event featuring poetry readings from Sonia Usatch-Kuhn. Usatch-Kuhn’s chapbook, “Regarding My Son,” depicts the story of her son’s paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis from 35 years ago to the present day. The North Carolina author’s collection explores “her observations […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Health
Dining With Friends Brings Together Great Food and Great Cause

Dining With Friends Brings Together Great Food and Great Cause

By  Staff AIDS Care Service (ACS) will host Dining with Friends, the signature community event for the organization, on May 2, 2015, . Individual supporters will hold parties throughout the day and ask guests to bring monetary donations for ACS. There is no minimum donation amount. The event will conclude […]

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3rd Shift… Big Government Wants a Womb with a View… Shakedown Street- Maybe This Town Ain’t got No Heart….

By Chad Nance “You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. Maybe that’s cause it’s midnight, in the dark of the moon besides.” – Robert Hunter It’s […]

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Pregnant in the Piedmont Event Equips Expectant Parents

By Staff   Pregnant in the Piedmont, an expo centered around all things pregnancy, birth, and baby, will be held Saturday, April 25th from 10am – 2pm. The event is the creation of Phyllis D’Agostino and Becky Hale of Piedmont Doulas, and Lauren Rathbone of Births and Beginnings. The three […]

by · April 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
CCD Editorial Cartoon – Harris Teeter Declines to Ban Open Carry

CCD Editorial Cartoon – Harris Teeter Declines to Ban Open Carry

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 […]

by · April 23, 2015 · 4 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health