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Jill Osborn, Author at clemmonscourier

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Your Neighbor: Better quality of life: Nynica Bobbitt has passion for helping others through physical therapy

There are moments in one’s life where a chance event makes a lasting impact. For Nynica Bobbitt it was when she was 16. She met ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Learning the rules: Amy Lawrence masters the art of teaching dyslexic students

Sometimes, there are neighbors in our community who have greatness hidden behind their humbleness. Amy Lawrence is one of them. She is a teacher at ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Do unto others: Richard Budd believes in treating people well, working toward goals

Richard Budd seems to greet the world with a smile as his constant companion. Often that smile gives way to a deep roll of laughter. Perhaps ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Passion to help: Sara Pesek finds joy in serving those less fortunate

As a child raised in suburbia Illinois, Sara Pesek lived an innocuous life. But when she traveled to Costa Rica as a kid, she soon ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Bedside manner: After pregnancy complications, Katie Woltz gives back to the hospital

With an effervescent smile that never seems to fizzle out, Katie Woltz’s bedside manner was a perfect fit for the medical field. At Chapel Hill, ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:00 am

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West Forsyth cheerleaders ranked among top 40 in country

By Jill Osborn For the Clemmons Courier The West Forsyth cheerleading team has been ranked one of the top 40 teams in the country and ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Caring for others: Stay-at-home father uses compassion to help animals

When Matt Abbott found himself without a job and three young children at home, he was happy to step in as Mr. Mom. “I really ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: All walks of life: Australia native creates toy where kids could see each other’s strengths

“People in Australia are very laid back. There is drive but there is not as much pressure. College sports are a huge thing here. In ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Clear vision: Pediatric ophthalmologist devoted to helping young patients

As a child growing up just outside of Los Angeles, it was not uncommon for Eric Hein to see a famous face or two or ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Literary life: Lisa England overcomes stomach cancer, instills love of reading in children

Lisa England won the Media Coordinator of the Year award for the state of North Carolina. The honor is given once a year by the ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:00 am

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West Forsyth graduate nominated for Grammy

By Jill Osborn For the Clemmons Courier West Forsyth High School graduate Dustie Waring is up for a Grammy. He is the lead guitarist for ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:00 am

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Waist away: Weight loss all about management, motivation

The idea of finally losing those extra pounds and gaining some muscle is often at the top of the New Year list. But keeping the ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:10 am

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Your Neighbor: Making the world better: Attorney Kerri Sigler works with addicts through drug court treatment

Kerri Sigler could no longer avoid the opioid epidemic problem. Approximately every client that would come across her desk was struggling with addiction. She vociferously ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Giving back: Karen Garrido knows the importance of helping others

Karen Garrido grew up in New Jersey, but by the time she had two young girls, she realized a move was needed. “The real estate ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, December 27, 2018 12:00 am

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Tight-knit: Mother, son make hats for chemotherapy patients

Anne Rutter and her son, David, just received a letter from a patient undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the oncology department in Winston-Salem. In the letter, ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: ‘I asked for it:” Dancer Sam Shapiro takes a chance and gets on the world stage

With Nutcracker season in full force, no one knows the art of dancing in such a show as Sam Shapiro does. While he has danced ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Fast track: Bolton Beroth looks to turn pro in dirt bike racing

Most three-year-olds are still riding with training wheels. But not Bolton Beroth. He raced his first dirt bike at the raw age of three. “The ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Paw passion: Britt Perkins uses love of animals to help Davie County Humane Society

Growing up under the Ronald Reagan administration, Britt Perkins became interested in politics from a young age. “I loved Ronald Reagan and think he did ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:00 am

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Showers don’t stop smiles at annual Paws at the Park event

The 5th annual Paws in the Park at Tanglewood was not deterred by the inclement weather. As their banners advertised, “Come rain or moonshine,” festive ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Giving back: Family gets involved with hospital after treatment

If it was 1621, Elizabeth Marley might be one of the colonists you see scurrying around to make sure the Native Americans felt welcomed at ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Sharing the news: Family, motherhood lead Nicole Ducouer to pursue career at non-profit

It can often be the case that many of us remember having strong likes and dislikes beginning at a young age. By the time we have ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Gridiron great: Ryan Mihalko has a passion for working with kids

Anyone interested in finding a Notre Dame football card of Ryan Mihalko can search the net and order it online. If anyone is interested in ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Passion for compassion: Celine Bongaerts provides clients therapy from the comfort of their own home

All her life, Celine Bongaerts has observed how other cultures weave in and out of each other like a perfectly woven tapestry. Born in Belgium, ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Early diagnosis: Eighth grader has learned firsthand about type1 diabetes

Growing up as a middle child with an older brother (Chase), and a younger sister (Emmerson), Spencer Winslow seemed to have a pretty normal family ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00 am

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His own boss: Matt Wright leaves corporate world for job where he can help others

Growing up just outside of Washington, D.C., Matt Wright could not always talk about the details of his mother’s and father’s work. His dad worked ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor: Giving spirit: Christal Schanes uses television background to help cancer patients

With October being breast cancer awareness month, there is one person in our area who is stepping up to help others. “Cancer is very prevalent ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:00 am

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Your Neighbor — Bright star: Etta Idol has lived life to the fullest

For anyone trying to describe Etta Idol, these words may come to mind: resilient, upbeat, and up for anything. That perspective seems to be her ... Read more

by Jill Osborn, Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 am

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