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RETRO BILL’s Keynote Motivational Appearance in Burlington, NC

Posted on June 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

RETRO BILL

“The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy – RETRO BILL made a Keynote Motivational Appearance at Burlington, North Carolinia Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event” Burlington, North Carolina – USA The Burlington Police Department Awarded it’s D.A.R.E. Graduates with their Annual “D.A.R.E. Days in the Park” Event this spring.  This two-day event (Hosted by D.A.R.E. Officers […]

Moss Street Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on April 11, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Moss Street Elementary School student and D.A.R.E. essay contest winner Meka Poole reads aloud from essay at the podium during the D.A.R.E. graduation on March 10. Photo by Justyn Melrose/RockinghamNow.

Moss Street Elementary School student and D.A.R.E. essay contest winner Meka Poole reads aloud from essay at the podium during the D.A.R.E. graduation on March 10. Photo by Justyn Melrose / RockinghamNow. REIDSVILLE — A generation of Moss Street Elementary School students will face the world with the tools to say ‘No’ after graduating from […]

Brinkley Named North Carolina Executive of the Year

Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley was named the 2017 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year for his support of the program taught at Nags Head Elementary School by Nags Head School Resource Officer Lora Gilreath, pictured with Brinkley.

Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley has been named Executive of the Year by the North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association for his support of the drug abuse resistance program. Image: Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley was named the 2017 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year for his support of […]

Dare to Make a Difference

Posted on May 29, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Officer Joey Belanger and a Fifth Grade Class

Move over McGruff, there’s a new cat in town and he’s not taking the job “lion” down. The D.A.R.E. program, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, rolled out in schools across America in 1983 with McGruff the Crime Dog teaching kids to “Just Say No” to drugs. While the slogan may have been catchy, years of […]

A Day in the Life snapshot: NCDOA Board member and Mentor Lora Gilreath from Nags Head Police Department.

Posted on January 28, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

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A fun look at a day in the life of Lora Gilreath School Resource Officer, Nags Head Elementary School. (Click the image to enlarge) or go to the original article

Chief Leonard Named NCDOA Executive of the Year

Posted on January 19, 2016 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

NCDOA Executive of the Year

WAKE FOREST, NC – Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard has been named the 2016 North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association Glen Mowery Executive of the Year. The honor is a tribute to Mowrey, a retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who started the D.A.R.E. program in Charlotte. The award was presented to Chief Leonard at the 25th Annual […]

School resource officer develops friendship with students, staff

Posted on January 15, 2015 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Mitch Schelinder

From Carteret County News-Times. Walking the hallways: Cpl. Mitch Schelinder with the Cape Carteret Police Department is the School Resource Officer at White Oak Elementary School. (Dylan Ray photo). CAPE CARTERET — As School Resource Officer Mitch Schelinder patrolled the halls of White Oak Elementary School one morning before Christmas break, dozens of children walked up to […]

D.A.R.E. Officers from Across NC Gather at Atlantic Beach for Annual Conference

Posted on January 15, 2015 by in Hometown, North Carolina

Daren at NC DARE Conference 2015

From Time Warner Cable News. MOREHEAD CITY– Fourth and fifth graders at Morehead Elementary School are well aware of the D.A.R.E. program. “We’ve been doing this program at our school for our fifth grade students for the last, probably 15 years or more,” said D.A.R.E. coordinator Alvisa Godette. Sixty D.A.R.E. officers from throughout the state […]

A united front against bullying

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, North Carolina

Shemar Johnson

Shemar Johnson leads an anti-bullying march in Scotland Neck Saturday morning, as others behind him chant, sing and carry signs. From The Daily Herald. SCOTLAND NECK — After one of their own nearly killed himself due to being bullied, dozens of Scotland Neck residents marched together Saturday morning in an effort to stop bullying in […]

DARE graduates changing the world

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Hometown, North Carolina

Ray Arnder and Gerald Daniel congratulate Tyler Utt

DARE Officers Ray Arnder (left) and Gerald Daniel congratulate Tyler Utt on graduating from course. Arnder later reminded parents to talk with their children every day because they will be with their children for the rest of their lives while DARE is only a 10 week course. From mtairynews.com. Jones Intermediate School Drug Abuse Resistance […]