StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives. It is a project of the ECHO Network, dedicated to building trusting relationships in our community.
In 2011, Lorreen Sample and Shannon Brooks formed Moms United, an organization that provides a variety of support services to mothers struggling to raise children, maintain homes and build businesses.
In this StoryLine segment, they explain the importance of ‘giving back’ and ‘paying it forward’.
A new historical marker will be erected Saturday in Winston-Salem to recognize Local 22, a union that formed at R-J Reynolds in the 1940's. In 1943, African American leaf workers initiated a sit-down strike at R-J Reynolds over worker concerns for health and safety. The commemoration activities will begin at noon with a panel discussion at First Calvary Baptist Church. Participants will then march to the tobacco district's historical marker site at the corner of Fourth St. and Martin Luther King Drive.
Education in North Carolina is changing with the times. Governor Pat McCrory wants public schools to make the transition from paper to bits and bytes. Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the plan to begin using digital textbooks. Justin Catanoso is the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University.