Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective

photography by JODIE BRIM CREATIVE If you picked up this issue, you already know it’s a special one! Emily Davis, owner of Fleet Feet Winston-Salem, is on the cover and she is one phenomenal woman. I’ve considered her a role model for as long as I’ve known her. She and her husband, Keith, started this […]

AGAPE of North Carolina – Serving Children and Families Through Foster Care

AGAPE of NC Inc. was incorporated by North Carolina area churches of Christ as a Christian social service agency to provide help to children and families through foster care. Federal data show the number of licensed foster care homes in North Carolina dropped 23% from 2021 to 2022. That means there are only about 5,500 […]

Easy Does it this Holiday Season

Smack dab in the middle of a stifling and humid July day, I decided not to go home for the holidays. Home… picture postcard perfect New England covered in a light blanket of snow and filled with Norman Rockwell-esque good cheer. Or something close. Even so, with Jingle Bells in the air, warm fires, and […]

City Lights Ministry – Building Life-Changing Relationships

Focused on “loving others where they are” since 2014, City Lights Ministry in Winston-Salem is a non-profit, evangelical Christian Ministry committed to sharing the Gospel by meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of children who regularly face poverty and food insecurity. From their mobile trucks delivering food, clothes, toys and beds, to Sidewalk Bible […]

Teach Your Well: Be Kind

When my nephew and his wife were looking for “day care” for their two-year old son, they knew that they wanted: a caring provider a supportive environment intellectual stimulation and enrichment individualized attention You know, pretty much what all loving parents want for their own. But these millennial professionals with goals, dreams, and strong values, […]

The Dynamic Evolution of Language: From Pronouns to Emojis

Language, as a living and dynamic entity, evolves alongside society, culture and technological advancements. Over the years, numerous changes have occurred in grammar rules and linguistic trends, shaping the way we communicate and express ourselves. This article will explore some key transformations that language has undergone, shedding light on how these shifts have influenced our […]

Reflections from a Southern Yankee: Home Sweet Home

Almost heaven West Virginia  Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah River ~ John Denver I had been on the hour and a half ride up Interstate 81 to the northernmost part of the Shenandoah Valley plenty of other times. But, this time was different. This time involved a moving truck. My 6th grade year had ended, and […]

Child Safety Series: Why National Child Safety and Protection Month Matters

Each month, this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for the children in their lives.  Our littlest family members are most vulnerable to some very big risks as they are more susceptible […]

The Triad’s Holiday Family Tradition Takes a New Stage

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start planning how to make the most of this festive season. Make sure your holiday plans include the extraordinary display of dance, music and stage magic at “The Nutcracker,” a beloved tradition in the Triad, presented annually by the University of North Carolina School of the […]

Unique and Charming Hostess Gifts for Your Next Holiday Soiree

It’s the holiday season which can mean one thing – more parties and gatherings to attend. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas or another type of get-together, the next few weeks will be filled with invitations and RSVPs. It is traditional southern etiquette to never go to someone’s house empty handed. Some of the usual […]

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