Author: Holly Solomon

The Rhythm of a Steady Beat
Virginia Coffey was born in 1933 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She lived there until 1975 when she remarried and moved to Avery County. Virginia was mother to Wayne, Sandra, [...]
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A Changed Life
There’s something about landing in foster care twice that affects the life of a young boy. Chris Ward knows those effects all too well. Chris came to Crossnore the first [...]
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A True Spartan
One of the definitions of spartan is a person of great courage and self-discipline. These are not the words I would have used to describe Dalton Geouge on the day [...]
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A Life Changed Through Education
Alyssia Dula came to Crossnore School & Children’s in November of 2014 with her younger brother, Tyler. Two years later, Alyssia graduated from Marjorie Williams Academy. For the last two [...]
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Donor Spotlight: Brian Robinson
With a flair for the dramatic, Brian Robinson is someone you want on your side, regardless of the cause at hand. Brian, an actor, was raised by his parents along [...]
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The Experience of Two Lifetimes
Kay Stone came to live on the Winston-Salem campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home (then called The Children’s Home) when she was just six years old. She came with [...]
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Volunteer Spotlight – Mark Serosky
Mark Serosky has spent his life in service to others and he’s doing the same in his retirement by investing in the children of Crossnore. Mark served as the County Parks and Recreation [...]
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Growing up at Crossnore
“I came [to campus] with a paper bag that had all my belongings in it,” recalls Crossnore alumna Mitzi Petrey Ensor. The year was 1973 and then seven-year-old Mitzi, had come to Crossnore, along with her two sisters, by way of [...]
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It was a Barn Raiser!
The lovely Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community is just a short drive from our Winston-Salem campus.  The residents of Arbor Acres have long been supporters of The Children’s Home, [...]
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A Place to Call Home
Colleen Green Hutchens was born in Bryson City, but has lived in Winston-Salem since she was three and a half years old. Colleen’s mother died when she was just 18 months old. [...]
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