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Forsyth County Health Officials Update Citizens on Legionnaires’ disease in a Winston-Salem Nursing Home

By Staff According to a press release from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is continuing their work with the staff at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation and with state health officials in order to to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of the facility. Six cases of […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Add Blood Donation to Independence Day Week To-Do List

By Staff   The American Red Cross is asking blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday. In Winston-Salem donors can go donate at Lowes Hardware on Hanes Mall Blvd from 12:00pm to 4:30pm […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits
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Moms Win – Target CEO Asks Gun Enthusiast to Leave Firearms at Home

By Staff Moms are claiming a victory in their effort to ensure gun sense is utilized inside Targets across the country after the store’s CEO issued a statement asking patrons to not bring guns into their stores. What began in Texas when a group called “Open Carry Texas” started to […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 6 comments · Community, Health
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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Disability Advocates Call Town Hall in W-S to Discuss State Budget Writing

By Staff A town hall meeting has been scheduled for June 18th for people with disabilities, their family members and the general community. This meeting will provide information, an opportunity for discussion, and ways to successfully communicate this issue to the community at large and the delegates who represent us […]

by · June 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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American Red Cross Teams Up With Community Partners to Promote Blood Donation

By Staff The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane are teaming up once again to help ensure the community blood supply remains strong, by encouraging donors to schedule a generous blood donation this June. The month-long “Fuel Your Community” campaign aims to raise awareness among Suburban Propane employees, customers, and […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Moms Demand Action Deliver No Open Carry Petition to Winston-Salem Target

By Staff   Sarah Green, a local activist with the North Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, stood in front of the Hanes Mall Road Target store on Wednesday morning holding a petition signed by 4580 North Carolinians asking Target to prohibit the open display […]

by · June 11, 2014 · 11 comments · Community, Health
CCD Editorial Cartoon – There’s a Man with a Gun Over There

CCD Editorial Cartoon – There’s a Man with a Gun Over There

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 · June 10, 2014 · 2 comments · Community, Guests, Health
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WSSU Research Leads to New Heart Attack Prevention Program

by Staff “Saving One Sister at a Time,” a free program created to increase knowledge about preventing heart attacks among African American women, will hold a community kickoff from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Piedmont Park housing community, 1130 East 29th Street. As part […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wellness Wednesday – To Own a Pet

By Stevi Dinizio Most of us love our pets a little too much, and we may or may not feel any shame for this. We feed our pets special food, get them expensive surgeries, and, in some cases, buy them clothes and costumes. It seems we balance on the fine line […]

by · June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health