Spotlight with David Daggett

Spotlight With David Daggett: A Lifetime of Fitness

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Have you ever heard anyone say, “I wish I had spent less time being healthy?” Of course not! Certainly, as we age, we really begin to understand the importance of maintaining health and fitness. A healthy lifestyle is important for all of us, at all ages. The time to start working on our health and…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: School Bus Safety

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School is now back in session full-time, and it is a good time for some reminders about school bus safety.  On my commute into the office each day, I encounter several school buses taking our young people to their classrooms for a full day of learning. As a child I rode one of those busses…

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Spotlight With David Daggett: Smiley Triathlon Festival

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to speak with the students at Cook Elementary School.  Every single one of them liked to swim, bike, or run – and some liked all three! Voila – put all three together and you have a triathlon! If you have never been to a triathlon before,…

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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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