one direction

White Lies, Bluffs and One Direction

By Kristen Daukas   Remember the day when your kids were little and you could throw out little bluffs to them? You know the ones… “you keep your room clean for 2 weeks and you can get that puppy” or “if you don’t hit your brother the entire day, you […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 1 comment · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
Mike Britt – A Remembrance

Mike Britt – A Remembrance

By Bryan Dooley “The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right inside it, under its roof. What I want is so […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 4 comments · Community, Health
carissa joines interviewed about partners in policy making

Training Program for Disability Advocates in NC Seeks Participants

By Staff  Editor’s Note: CCD managing editor Carissa Joines went through the Partners in Policymaking program as have CCD contributors Matt Potter and Bryan Dooley. A statewide training program that develops leadership and advocacy skills on behalf of people with developmental disabilities is set to begin in February, 2015 in […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits
emergency preparedness

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

By Bryan Dooley   Twenty-five years ago, two major weather events affected Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. First came a tornado, which left 75,000 houses and businesses without power in the wake of the storm, and brought tornadoes and high winds to Forsyth County on May 5, 1989, according to […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Health
holiday blood drive

Give One Last Gift This Holiday Season with a Blood Donation

By Staff   The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood. Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can often mean fewer donors giving blood. But for patients with cancer […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
emergency preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Initiative for People with Disabilities Invites Input from Community

By Bryan Dooley In 2013, a four-year initiative began to improve emergency preparedness for people with disabilities in North Carolina. The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) and the North Carolina Emergency Management Department, began the enterprise. The NCCDD provided a […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Health
CCD News Hour – What is a Life Worth? Institutionalized Racism in the 21st Century

CCD News Hour – What is a Life Worth? Institutionalized Racism in the 21st Century

The boys discuss Chad’s new book, “Shape I’m In: The Camel City Dispatches” and all are shocked that Chad is actually going to “try Christmas” this year.  They are joined by Eric Ginsburg from Triad City Beat to discuss local journalism.  Tommy finally shows up and the guys get serious discussing […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · CCD News Hour, Columns, Community, Health
homeless in winston-salem

Winston-Salem’s Overflow Homeless Shelters Open Monday Night

By Staff The weather is once more turning cold and this winter is looking to be colder than most. The good news is that many of our most vulnerable citizens do have shelters in which they can escape the cold and recieve needed services. One of those critical services is […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits
niki taylor

Give Thanks by Giving Blood Through the Red Cross This Thanksgiving Season

by staff The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood […]

by · November 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
women's health summit

Novant Health to Host Second International Women’s Health Summit

Summit aims to bring global awareness to women’s health issues Novant Health will shine a spotlight on global women’s health issues at its second International Women’s Health Summit to be held in Winston-Salem November 20-21. The Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit is a multinational collaboration dedicated to highlighting and […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health