5:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Trust Paves the Way for Free Dental Clinics in Forsyth County

The North Carolina Dental Health Fund will hold two free dental clinics for financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents in 2014 & 2015.
Credit By US Army Africa via flickr

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded grants to fund free dental care for homeless and financially needy residents in Forsyth County.

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Child Abuse
3:13 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Child Abuse & Neglect Cases on the Rise

"Time Out Teddy" is raising awareness about child abuse and prevention. He will be at the Celebration for Children Event Thursday at Bolton Park in Winston-Salem.
Credit The National Exchange Club

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Colorful pinwheel gardens can be seen throughout North Carolina to draw attention to the issue.

“Every year, there are well over 100,000 reports of children who are abused or neglected in North Carolina. Last year the number was 131,000 children. Over 2,000 children in Forsyth County were the subject of a child abuse or neglect investigation,” says Amanda Carrick, deputy director with Exchange/SCAN, a non-profit child abuse prevention and neglect agency in Winston-Salem.

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10:28 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Tracing Winston-Salem History Through African American Food Vendors

Foodways & Roadways is an exhibit that displays historic pictures of the numerous African American run food establishments from the late 40's-the mid 70's in Winston-Salem.
Kathryn Mobley WFDD

Part of Winston-Salem's economic and racial history is being explained by a new food exhibit. Foodways and Roadways is a multimedia exhibit documenting the changing food environments, primarily in the eastern part of the city from the late 1940’s through the 1970’s.

Dr. Margaret Savoca, with Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Division of Public Health Sciences,  says years ago, most African Americans ate nutritious food because they had easy access to quality foods.

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2:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Winston-Salem Turns Purple

Novant Health is encouraging community members in Forsyth County to show their support in fighting obesity by wearing purple on April 23.
Credit Novant Health

Purple will be a popular color in Forsyth communities over the next week.

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5:32 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Research Conference in Winston-Salem Will Look at Ways to Reduce Health Disparities

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will be the keynote speaker at WSSU's research conference on Thursday.
Credit Winston-Salem State University

A research conference at Winston-Salem State University will take a closer look at the health disparities facing communities across the country. 

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