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Ending Domestic Violence- Our Community’s Efforts Praised by Naomi Judd

By Carissa Joines     October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and last week Camel City was honored to have legendary country singer and advocate for victims of domestic violence Naomi Judd, speak at “Home Free”, Forsyth County’s third annual benefit luncheon to end domestic violence. Judd was herself […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits, Uncategorized
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Family of John “Pazuzu” Lawson’s Victim Speaks Out – Personal Essay

By Stacey Carter   Sometimes life spins some pretty crazy tales. I never expected to be caught up in the story of a demonic worshipper of Satan, who murdered my son’s father and buried him in his backyard, where the body went undiscovered for over 5 years though the police […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 3 comments · Community, Health
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Guest Column- For the Love of a Step Father

By Rebecca Reel I learned something very interesting on my 37th birthday. That was the day I realized the best decision my mother ever made was to marry my step-father, Fred Gragg. This was also the day of his funeral. They got married a few weeks before I turned 16 […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 3 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
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Autism Society of North Carolina Debuts Bullying Toolkit

By Staff The Autism Society of North Carolina is presenting a new toolkit for parents, teachers, and others to use to combat bullying in schools. The new bullying toolkit is an easy-to-use, accessible guide to teach parents and professionals about the signs of bullying, ways to prevent bullying, and how to […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Marriage Equality Comes to Winston-Salem… One More Rainbow for the Road

By Chad Nance “Every hard rocking wreck on the highway Every heartbroken rule of the road Every true thing we wrote on the wind is still singing Love is the last thing to go..” – Kris Kristofferson “Let me ride through the wide open country that I love, Don’t fence […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 4 comments · Community, Downtown, Health
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Forsyth County Ebola Response & Prevention Being Worked on Since July

By Staff On Monday morning officials from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services held a press conference to explain measures that have been taken to identify, treat, and properly quarantine anyone in Forsyth […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Forsyth County Infant Mortality Drops for 2013

By Staff According to a press rlease sent out on Tuesday, Forsyth County’s infant mortality rate decreased in 2013 to 8.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births as compared to the 2012 rate of 10.2. According to information released Tuesday by the NC State Center for Health Statistics, there were […]

by · October 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Free Flu Shots Offered by Forsyth County Health Department

By Staff Fall has arrived with leaves changing and cooler temperatures. It is now time for residents to begin taking steps to protect themselves from the seasonal flu. The Forsyth County public health officials urge residents to protect themselves and loved ones again this year against the flu virus. The […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Flashback – 2013′s Race for the Cure

By Megan Taylor (Salem college) “This is you. This is your time. Celebrate life. Celebrate love.” These are the words Fox 8 news anchor Cindy Farmer cheered into the microphone as breast cancer survivors gathered in front of the stage. The color pink filled the yard as 6,594 people came […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Meaningful Discussion on Mental Health Often Neglected

Meaningful Discussion on Mental Health Often Neglected

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 · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health