Why Major in English?

As a college graduate who studied English as her major, I would often get asked if I wanted to be an English teacher post-graduation. I would always respond, “Oh nooo! I want to write! I’m taking up English to develop my craft.” It’s almost as if most people believe that teaching is the only thing […]

Your Stress-free Guide to Preparing for Middle School

There are many educational milestones in a child’s life. These moments can include starting and graduating from preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools. All of the transitions from one to another can be hard for a child, especially the transition from elementary to middle school. For example, a student is going from having one teacher […]

The Impact of the Universe

It is instinctual to look skyward toward the heavens for answers.  For thousands of years, humans have studied cloud formations, wind, rainfall, temperature, the cycle and influences of the moon, the constellations, and planetary alignments.  And, during moments of peculiar quietness and impending dread, townships and villages, families and individuals prayed, sang, and pleaded for God’s […]

The Novant Health WomanCare Difference

In the Triad, “Novant Health WomanCare” is a name synonymous with quality-care initiatives designed to meet the unique needs of women.  As an organization that is 25-years strong, WomanCare has been a part of the Novant Healthcare system for the last ten years. When it comes to choosing a healthcare provider, few choices are as deeply […]

Technology, Schools, and Students

Not that long ago, slate boards, highlighters, and classroom libraries were tools promoting educational progress, while lessons in phonics, cursive, and spelling comprised the foundation for an effective language program. Over the decades, new teaching methods, which experimented in pedagogy, instituted programs that fostered various levels of progress, but endured setbacks. Educational professionals wondered, “Couldn’t we […]

Vanilla Pound Cake with Lemon Curd and Fresh Fruit

“Rustic” desserts—sloppy, decadent-looking desserts, if you will—are easy and classic. Simply assembled desserts are perfect for casual parties or at-home Sunday suppers. The fresh berries and lemon curd are a classic combination for summer evenings. Swap out other preserves and seasonal fruit to have a year-round recipe staple!   Ingredients: Cake: 1 stick of butter, […]

Children of Divorce: Helping Kids When Their Parents are Apart

In the United States, half of all marriages end in divorce. Most first-time divorces occur when couples are in their 30s. This means that a lot of children are caught in the crossfire when their parents divorce. That is, in fact, why I chose the title, Caught in the Crossfire: Children of Divorce, for the […]

A New Dining Experience at Mac & Nelli’s

In June, the owners of Mac & Nelli’s announced that their restaurant is going through some changes, including a new logo, a new head chef, and a new menu!  These are exciting changes for the nine-year-old restaurant. The New Logo Owners Lori and Art Shaver are excited about the bold new look of their name.  […]

The Buzz of Honey!

What could be more eye-opening than learning that 75% of all store-bought honey contains artificial sweeteners, such as rice, wheat, and sugar-beet syrups? Despite the high-dollar price, the missing ingredient is pollen!  By removing the essential microscopic particles, manufacturers can not only conceal the identity of the source of the honey but pass government purity […]

All Children Should Wake Up Safe, Ready and Supported

BY FAMILY SERVICES Winston-Salem has a lot to be proud of. In recent years, it has been hailed as: One of the 14 best places to travel in the U.S. Highest average growth in number of small businesses—tied with Charlotte and Austin 33rdof Best Large Cities to Start a Business 37thon the list of best […]

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