Spotlight with David Daggett

Spotlight with David Daggett: David’s Hiking Tips

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You will love the fresh air, beautiful views, and the sounds of nature that our part of North Carolina has to offer!  Anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite ways to cool off and decompress from a long, 100 mile bike ride is to take a dip in the Dan River in…

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Spotlight with David Daggett: May is Bike Safety Month

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May is the perfect month to get back into cycling, or the perfect month to learn! Building a lifetime of healthy habits starts one step at a time, and biking is a great activity to do with the whole family. It is always a good time to get out and start leading a healthy lifestyle…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: The DSAGWS Starlight Gala

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I can’t wait! It is no secret that I love being involved with the Down syndrome community here in the Triad. I have emceed their 3-2-1 Deacon Dash in the spring and Buddy Walk in the fall for years. Now I have the honor of being a guest at the first ever Starlight Gala on…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Since 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a difference in Forsyth County, and I have been right there with them since 1982, when as a young law student at Wake Forest, I decided to become a Big Brother. I had no idea what an impact it would leave on me! Big Brothers Big Sisters…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: YMCA of NWNC

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This past December I emceed the Mistletoe Run, the largest running race in our area. This fantastic race, which I have been involved in for over 30 years, is a fundraiser for the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. This event helps to fight childhood obesity.  All proceeds from this race support YMCA programs that are…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: How to Help Fight Hunger

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Year after year, I am amazed that one in five adults right here in Northwest North Carolina experiences hunger. One in five children are hungry in our community. Seniors on fixed incomes are often forced to choose between buying enough food and covering their medical expenses. And though these statistics are stark, they only show…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: The We Care Run

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It is hard to believe, but the Triad has some of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. I suppose we all hear the news, but there is a group here in town that does a lot more than hear – they do something about it!  This is the fifth year of the…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: The 2021 Backpack Program

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It’s back-to-school time! The start of the school year is very influential for our young people.  Research shows that a positive start can change a life forever. I know we were all hoping for a totally normal start to the school year, but as we all know, we need to make the best of the…

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Spotlight with David Daggett: Smiley Sprint Triathlon Festival Weekend

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It is no secret that the best sport, in my humble opinion, is the triathlon. I have been participating in the sport for over 40 consecutive years! These swim, bike, run events hold a dear place in my heart, and have been a gateway into a healthy, fit lifestyle for so many, which is why…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: Graduations & Safe Sober

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It always was and remains today a time of endless possibilities.  High school graduation, our rite of passage into adulthood, and a cause for celebration.  There is nothing quite like the hope and joy of a high school graduation ceremony. Students have reached the pinnacle milestone after 12 years of school, a recognition of not…

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