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D.A.R.E. Program: Fifth-Graders Urged to Make Best Choices

Posted on January 2, 2018 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Emily Willis/Hickory Daily Record: Catawba County School System Superintendent Matt Stover (left) was invited to Maiden Elementary School's D.A.R.E graduation to deliver the keynote address.

Catawba County School System Superintendent Matt Stover (left) was invited to Maiden Elementary School’s D.A.R.E graduation to deliver the keynote address. MAIDEN — As addiction to drugs and alcohol runs rampant, people are searching for ways to address the issue. Some say that in order to do so while ensuring the success of future generations, […]

What Is Bullying? How It’s Really Defined

Posted on December 17, 2017 by in Bullying, Hometown, News, North Carolina

Bullying, Enough is Enough

GREENSBORO, NC – The Facebook post showing a Tennessee boy talking about bullying is going viral. Keaton told his mom to record his story and post it to share with other kids. In it he say, “They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly, they say I have no friends.” He made the […]

Fifth-Graders in Burlington Make Pledge to Stay Drug-Free during D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on December 17, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

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BURLINGTON, N.C. – Fifth grade students at Highland Elementary in Burlington made a public pledge Thursday to be drug-free during a D.A.R.E graduation. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E, has been a staple in schools and police departments for decades. “We’ve been doing it here in Burlington for over 30 years,” officer Michael […]

Carley Keller, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board North Carolina Representative

Posted on November 3, 2017 by in Hometown, North Carolina, Youth Advocacy Board

Carley Keller, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board North Carolina Representative

My name is Carley Keller and I am a freshman in High School. I am a cheerleader for my school and for a competitive cheer gym. In my free time I like to watch football (especially my high-school team), cheer, and hangout with friends. My parents are Crecia & David, and I have a younger […]

County Schools Launch New D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on September 10, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

Sheriff Jimmy Combs, left, shakes hands with Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools, after getting approval to launch a new D.A.R.E. initiative in the four county middle schools

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education has given approval for the Surry County Sheriff’s Office to implement a new D.A.R.E. program at the middle school level. Photo: Sheriff Jimmy Combs, left, shakes hands with Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent of Surry County Schools, this week after getting approval to launch a new D.A.R.E. initiative […]

RETRO BILL’s Keynote Motivational Appearance in Burlington, NC

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

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“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