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January 31st, 2023

Get to Know our CEO: An Interview with Brett Loftis

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Brett Loftis, our Chief Executive Officer, is celebrating 10 years of growth and success with Crossnore Communities for Children.…

January 20th, 2022

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New Year, New Job? Maybe you Belong Here.

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The last two years have transformed the way we all think about work.  Millions of employees are now (and…

June 24th, 2021

Announcing: Crossnore Communities for Children

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We are so excited to announce our updated name: Crossnore Communities for Children. In the fall of 2020, Crossnore’s…

June 17th, 2021

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Diving in to Summer Fun at Crossnore

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COVID put a damper on some of our summer fun last year, and we have a lot of lost…

March 3rd, 2021

Schooling in the time of COVID

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Schooling in the time of COVID-19 has been somewhat of a nightmare for parents, educators, and especially students, testing…

February 3rd, 2021

Seeding the Future

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When the Twin City Garden Club (TCGC) in Winston-Salem asked Crossnore’s Miracle Grounds Farm for a project request, little…

September 23rd, 2020

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We are #crossnorestrong.

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At Crossnore, we are blessed to be a family. Whether it’s the children we care for, our staff, our…

July 16th, 2020

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The Joy of the Strawberry Patch

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After a bummer of a strawberry crop last year, we were so ready and excited for strawberries on our…

May 14th, 2020

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In the Kitchen during Distancing

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With shelter-in-place orders across the state, many of us have had more time (or just a greater necessity) to…

May 7th, 2020

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Shout Out to our Cottage Moms!

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Mother's Day can be a difficult time for many people. You can't acknowledge the beauty of a mother without…

April 30th, 2020

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Shelter In Place Activities at Crossnore

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Social distancing and shelter in place can be tough. At the beginning, it's not so bad, but here on…

April 23rd, 2020

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Renovations on our Winston Campus

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Last year was a long year for our top-notch facilities team. They take care of dozens of buildings, cottages,…

February 20th, 2020

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National “Love Your Pet” Day!

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Today is National "Love Your Pet" Day, so we asked our cottages to submit photos and descriptions of their…

February 19th, 2020

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Conservation Easement is Finalized

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I am thrilled to announce that Crossnore School & Children’s Home has finalized the $6.5 million dollar conservation easement…

October 24th, 2019

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Miracle Grounds Network – Connecting to the Soil and to our Community

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Recent research has shown that approximately 6,000 children living in Forsyth County leave school each unsure of where their…

October 18th, 2019

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The Rhythm of a Steady Beat

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Virginia Coffey was born in 1933 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She lived there until 1975 when she remarried…

July 12th, 2019

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Back to School Needs List 2019

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It's that time again! The summer is flying by and soon our students will be back at school, and…

February 14th, 2019

Katheryn Northington, Board Chair 2018-2020

Introducing Katheryn Northington

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Southern charm and steely determination describe Katheryn Northington and her dedication to children in North Carolina. Katheryn grew up…

September 3rd, 2018

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CEO Brett Loftis is Appointed to Child Well-Being Transformation Council

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Crossnore School & Children’s Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Brett A. Loftis, JD…

September 1st, 2017

And the Winner is… (Part III)

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BB&T’s Lighthouse Project provides financial support and manpower to the community by giving BB&T employees the opportunity to nominate,…

August 30th, 2017

And the Winner is… (Part II of III)

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BB&T’s Lighthouse Project provides financial support and manpower to the community by giving BB&T employees the opportunity to nominate,…

August 28th, 2017

And the Winner is… (Part I of III)

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BB&T’s Lighthouse Project provides financial support and manpower to the community by giving BB&T employees the opportunity to nominate,…

May 30th, 2017

Sanctuary is a Way of Life

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If you spend any time on the Crossnore School and Children’s Home (CSCH) campuses you will hear the word…

March 21st, 2017

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a program where consumers pay for a “share” of the farm…

March 16th, 2017

A Regional Resource for Psychiatric Care

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We are excited to introduce Dr. Naomi Leslie as the Medical Director for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Dr.…

January 9th, 2017

One Organization…Two Campuses

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I am happy to announce the official merger of The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, NC and The Crossnore School…

November 21st, 2016

Christmas Trees on The Farm

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Come to the Farm to purchase your Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands. The tree lot is open from 7…

August 9th, 2016

Dedication of the Young Children’s Village

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On Friday, August 5, 2016, The Crossnore School held its dedication of the Young Children’s Village. Excitement filled the…

July 7th, 2016

Brett A. Loftis, CEO Shares The Children’s Home Story

Brett A. Loftis, CEO Shares The Children’s Home Story

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Western North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church held their annual conference at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center on…

June 21st, 2016

Castles in the sand

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What’s more fun than going to the beach the week after school gets out for the summer? Not much!…

June 8th, 2016

Summer time Is Here

Summertime is here!

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Graduation has come and gone. The school books are put away for this year. And summertime has arrived. You’ve…

April 5th, 2016

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Look how much has been accomplished!

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We made a pretty big announcement just two months ago. For some of us, it seems like it was…

February 19th, 2016

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Young Children’s Village Update

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"Car!" It's the cry that rings out every afternoon around the small playground outside of three of our cottages…

February 18th, 2016

Getting to know The Crossnore School

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Hopefully by now you have heard the news of our new affiliation with The Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC, but…

February 16th, 2016

Getting to know The Children’s Home

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Founded in 1909 by the Western Conference, United Methodist Church, The Children's Home has served children for more than…

February 8th, 2016

The Children’s Home affiliates with The Crossnore School

The Children’s Home affiliates with The Crossnore School

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The Children’s Home Board of Trustees has approved its affiliation with The Crossnore School, a residential foster care home…

February 8th, 2016

Alumni effort preserves memories in museum

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The Children’s Home’s massive, red brick buildings on an expansive, green carpeted campus always will be home for thousands…

February 5th, 2016

The Crossnore School expands to serve more children

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With the foster care system in North Carolina currently serving more than 10,000 children, The Crossnore School's number one…

January 7th, 2016

Cottage Parent Life

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Andrew and Melissa hold a special place in my heart. They are in the small group of couples that…

December 17th, 2015

Residential Team trains in Love & Logic

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When you were a kid, did you ever ask one parent a question and not get the answer you…

December 3rd, 2015

Community Center Opens

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The Residential Team of The Crossnore School is proud to announce the opening of their new Community Center. Located…

November 24th, 2015

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Eat Shop Explore

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Are you ready for the biggest shopping weekend of the year? While lots of big box stores and national…

November 23rd, 2015

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Williams Academy Hosts Invitational Tournament

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Williams Academy was proud to host the Williams Academy Invitational Tournament this past week. Inviting the boys' and girls'…

October 29th, 2015

John Blackburn, New Chairman of the Board

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The Crossnore School is pleased to introduce John Blackburn as new Chairman of the Board. John holds a bachelor’s…

October 29th, 2015

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Business of the Year

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On the evening of September 10, the Avery County Chamber of Commerce presented The Crossnore School with the Business…