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

Posted on Sep 10th, 2017

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 in the four county middle schools. Earlier this week, Sheriff Jimmy Combs and Dr. Travis Reeves, superintendent, spoke to the school board…

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RETRO BILL’s Keynote Motivational Appearance in Burlington, NC

Posted on Jun 16th, 2017

"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 Chad Laws & Mike Paschal along with Burlington Police Department Officers and Park…

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

Posted on Apr 11th, 2017

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 the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on March 10. For 10 weeks, three fifth grade classes learned the dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and…

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Brinkley Named North Carolina Executive of the Year

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

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 the program taught at Nags Head Elementary School by Nags Head School Resource Officer Lora Gilreath, pictured with Brinkley. Brinkley received the…

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Dare to Make a Difference

Posted on May 29th, 2016

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 research showed that it just wasn’t effective. So D.A.R.E. America started a campaign featuring a new mascot and a brand new approach, according to Officer Joey Belanger with…

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

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016

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…

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Chief Leonard Named NCDOA Executive of the Year

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

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 N.C. D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association (NCDOA) training conference in Atlantic Beach, NC, on Jan. 14. Chief Leonard received the award due…

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School resource officer develops friendship with students, staff

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

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 him for a high-five or fist bump on their way to and from class. Although his main purpose is to protect…

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

Posted on Jan 15th, 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 spent a week in Atlantic Beach for their annual conference. "They get different classes that are being taught. Whether it's on drug…

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A united front against bullying

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

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 the community. North East Carolina Prep School student Shemar Johnson, 15, said he was bullied while he was still at Enfield Middle School because of…

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