Casual Furniture World

There are over 5.5 million family-owned businesses in America, and Winston-Salem has its own fair share.  In fact, one such locally owned family-owned business has endured for over 37 years—Casual Furniture World.  Owned by the Rowell family, Casual Furniture World has a well-earned reputation for excellence in the world of outdoor living spaces. Josh Rowell […]

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, Haircuts Are Just the Beginning!

Whether a child is celebrating the milestone of their very first haircut or headed for a touch-up before school picture day, Pigtails & Crewcuts is there to provide both a haircut and a happy memory for parents and children alike. Owner and Operator Angel Putnam first celebrated the opening of her Greensboro location of Pigtails […]

City Lights Ministry: Loving Others Where They Are

What started as an inner-city children’s ministry has blossomed and been transformed into a thriving ministry meeting the needs of families throughout Winston-Salem by meeting people, and loving them, right where they are.  Meet City Lights Ministry, founded in 2014 by Pastor Melanie Bell and her family. “We started with VBS-style Bible lessons in inner-city […]

AirCare at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Since 1986, AirCare at Wake Forest Baptist Health has flown approximately 40,000 patients, helping them get the trauma and critical-care services they need. The work AirCare at WFBH does is crucial, because statistics show patients who receive treatment within an hour after a traumatic injury have up to a 20-percent higher chance of survival. AirCare […]

Mason H. Hunter Vocational Educational Scholarship

Like many other great things, this scholarship opportunity began as a simple idea. “It started in 2018, when our board president, John Golden, had an idea to do something for students who wanted to have a great career that didn’t involve a four-year institution,” says Ditra Miller, CEO of the Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. With […]

Getting to Know Woodard & Company

Photography by:  Photo Artistry by Melinda “Always buy quality and diversify.”™ John Woodard knows asset management.  He’s been in the money managing industry since the late 1970s when he joined a major Wall Street firm before starting his own firm in 1985.  Woodard & Company is a registered investment advisory firm offering fee-only discretionary investment […]

Embracing Diversity through Children’s Books

One of the many things I love about books is their ability to open doors and new worlds to readers. Children and adults can go to Hogwarts, visit the Hundred Acre Woods, or travel 80 days around the world from just pieces of paper. In addition, books provide knowledge and teach about other cultures and […]

Camping for the First Time? Here’s Where to Start

Ditching the five-star resort for a tent and a sleeping bag this spring and summer? If you’re new to the camping world, here are some helpful tips to get you started. Where to Camp If it’s your first camping trip, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into—ahead of time. Are you the […]

My “Sanctum Sanctorum”

It’s an unseasonably mild evening in late March.  I’m standing in the field on top of the hill overlooking the lower pond on my parents’ farm. Above the western horizon, the constellation Orion is setting and will not be seen in the eastern sky again until the early predawn hours in November.  A gentle breeze […]

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