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Ronald McDonald House Needs Your Pop Tops

By Bryan Dooley   According to statistics from, the U.S. produces over 475,000,000,000 aluminum beverage cans each year. That is 350,000 a minute. This is a staggering number of pop tops. The Camel City Dispatch has good news; the Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem (RMHWS) provides a way […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Junior League of Winston-Salem Launches BookWORM, an Innovative Literacy Project

By Staff   Recent studies have shown that when it comes to low-income families, 61% of those families don’t have books in their homes. The research shows that the most successful way to improve reading achievement is to increase access to printed materials. The Junior League of Winston-Salem aims to […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits

Disability Advocates Meet in Clemmons to Help Forge a New Civil Rights Movement

By Bryan Dooley   1968 was a very important year in world history. Not only were Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy assassinated, but there was also an important movement led by people with intellectual disabilities in Sweden, which quickly spread to this country. According to “No Pity: People […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 2 comments · Community, Non-profits
CCD Editorial Cartoon- Presbyterian Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage

CCD Editorial Cartoon- Presbyterian Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage

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. […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits

Volunteers & Donations Needed for Project Homeless Connect

By Staff   The Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness is in need of volunteers for the annual Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down being held on April 17 2015. This is a one-day, one stop, one shop event that takes one more step towards ending homelessness in our community. […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits

HandsOn NorthWest North Carolina- Volunteering is the Bedrock of our Community

By Bryan Dooley   Volunteerism has been an important part of the fabric of America. Since the earliest part of our history, groups have been coming together to make change. Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America,” wrote optimistically about this trait of American communities. “In the United States, […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 3 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Rep. Conrad Claims School Gun Bill Dead – Internal Politics at Salem Baptist Meet State Partisan Politics in Raleigh

By Chad Nance With additional research by Carissa Joines   As CCD reported on Tuesday, Salem Baptist Christian School’s Secondary Principal and former appointed County Commissioner Mark Baker had taken it upon himself to ask Rep. Debra Conrad to introduce HB139, a bill which would allow staff of certain private […]

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2015 Red Ribbon Runway in Pictures

Photos by Carissa Joines & Chad Nance   On Saturday February 28th AIDS Care Service hosted their 2015 Red Ribbon Runway fashion show and competition at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The event, a fund-raiser hosted by Lisa Castro and Brent Campbell. Designers were given three white, extra-large Hanesbrands t-shirts […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits
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Red Cross Month- Support the American Red Cross and Become an Everyday Hero

By Staff   In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Non-profits