Executive Spotlight: Dion Williams, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union’s Chief Executive

BY KIM ADKINS On May 1, 2019, Dion Williams became Piedmont Advantage Credit Union’s (PACU) President and CEO. Within ten months on the job, COVID-19 is declared a pandemic, a national emergency ensues, and statewide stay-at-home orders spread across the nation. Advancing the Credit Union’s strategic priorities could have stalled. Instead, according to Williams, they […]

In Search of Waterfalls

Seated on the floor of a bookstore with our heads tilted right, my sister and I perused titles on North Carolina’s history, hoping to find adventure! As if the book screamed, “Take me,” I reached for North Carolina’s Waterfalls, a Hiking and Photography Guide by Kevin Adams.  As the title suggests, the book offered a […]

Kid-Friendly Fourth of July Recipes

As a kid, is there anything you look forward to more on the Fourth of July than fireworks and food? While you may be leaving the fireworks to the professionals, you can be ready to rock your child’s socks with some simple and satisfying kid-friendly recipes! Not only will these sweet treats be a delight […]

Pool Noodles: The Hidden DIY Heroes of Summer

When you hear the words “pool noodle,” you may be met with an immediate vision of familiar colorful styrofoam contraptions waving in the water. These giant tubes are often privileged by experiencing a child’s ability to turn them into everything from medieval swords to giant imaginary sea horses! But what about adult imaginations? Surely, there […]

“Out and About” in Lewisville with… The Tour of Lewisville

As community members – there have been many limitations over the past 15 months placed upon us. The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce wasn’t sure what the shape of their bike event, the Tour of Lewisville (TOL), would be as the planning began. They held virtual meetings with the exception of the last as restrictions were […]

July, a Month of Ice Cream

The combination of milk, cream, and sugar consistently tops the list of our favorite foods. Everyone has a particular favorite. Yours may be strawberry or vanilla, or two scoops, comprising chocolate and peanut butter cup.  There’s a distinct reason ice cream and summer go hand-in-hand. It’s the most-consumed dessert in America, considered comfort food, and […]


BY KELLY HINES WITH TRIAD MOMS ON MAIN Sometimes, it’s a truth said in the heat of an argument about nothing—”You’re on the computer all the time.” Sometimes, it is a heart-crushing proclamation made by a five-year-old who’s been denied screen time—“I don’t want to read a book! Books are boring! I HATE BOOKS. I […]

Walking and Sitting Moves

Ellen Knight, looking ahead to her 65th birthday, noticed a sharp pain in her lower back.  She found mobility, moving from a sitting to a standing position or climbing and descending stairs, more complex.  Doctors explained the difficulty.  Knight received a diagnosis of irreversible stenosis and osteoporosis in two hip points. For three years, she […]

July’s American Historical Moments

Patriotism is a concept that brings people together.  In July, especially, the feeling emanates with the reminder of how “We the People” live in a safe, well-defended free nation.  The struggle for defined freedom began with collective ideas, planning, collaboration, and willingness to stand and verbalize the conditions of the fight.  Throughout history, the acts […]

“A Taste of Authentic NYC in Clemmons: Mama Mia Italian NY Ice & More”

For those longing for an authentic taste of New York City, there’s good news – Mama Mia Italian Ice offers 50 flavors of Italian ice, featuring 24 at a time, New York bagels, pizza kits and so much more straight from New York!  Owners Nat and Kathy Oliveri left New York and their retail and […]

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