SPORTS Catch results from Friday night football action in todayâ€™s Sports. See Page B1
Business Tammy Holyfield discusses how to set boundaries at work and home. See Page B6
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Vigil to honor victims of domestic violence BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
ALL-AMERICAN Ledford High School student Dewey Mullis Tuesday is presented a jacket by U.S. Army Lt. David Pumphrey (left) and Sgt. Scott Owens. Mullis has been selected to be a member of the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. He will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. See Story, Page B5.
October is domestic violence awareness month and Thomasville Police Department is honoring victims of this national epidemic with a vigil next Thursday. TPD is holding a vigil called â€œLove Should Not Hurtâ€? Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the departmentâ€™s headquarters at 7 W. Guilford St. to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence and also to raise awareness that help is out there for people who feel trapped in a destructive relationship. â€œWe wanted to do something to show our stand against domestic violence,â€? TPD Lt. Kimberly Sebastian said. â€œIt is an ongoing issue and has been for a long time. Domestic violence for years was just kept hidden. It was kept in the home and nobody talked about it. It was just one of those things. More people are starting to take notice and are trying to do something about it.â€? Joining TPD at the vigil will be Family Servic-
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Race for District 81 seat heats up FIND MORE COVERAGE FROM THE ELECTION TRAIL IN TUESDAYâ€™S TIMES
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Brown vows to protect private property rights
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LEXINGTON â€” Hugh Holliman came into Tuesdayâ€™s candidate forum at Davidson County Community College with as grim an outlook as any about the challenges facing North Carolina in the coming year but also trumpeting successes of the past. As Holliman, D-Davidson, finishes off his fifth term as the representative for North Carolina House District 81, the politician looks to return strong and finish what he started â€” and not without a few tips from those who put him in office. â€œWeâ€™ve always managed our budgets well in this state, and we always will, and we are moving forward,â€? Holliman said. â€œIt wonâ€™t be easy. It doesnâ€™t matter whoâ€™s doing it. We all need to come to the table with ideas to improve how we run this state.â€? A small business owner of 25 years, Holliman says he has felt the pain of the struggling economy and understands the plights of independent business owners in North Carolina. â€œWe didnâ€™t ask for this recession, none of us did, and we are all here to deal with it,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s been a strange recession. Itâ€™s deeper than most, and itâ€™s probably going to last longer than most.â€?
Brown, however, says job creation shouldnâ€™t stay in the hands of the state government. â€œI donâ€™t believe that government creates the first job other than more government jobs,â€? she said. â€œWhat government can do is create the atmosphere that fosters job growth. Regulation is killing us.â€? As a one of the most regulated states in the union with one of the highest tax rates â€” and as the only state in the nation that raised four basic taxes this past fiscal year â€” North Carolina shoots itself in the foot as far as economic development is concerned, Brown said. â€œIf you want more job creation, then youâ€™re simply going to have to take the tax burden off small business, off the corporations, off the individual,â€? she said. â€œWe wonder why our job creation is lagging behind. Itâ€™s not just a number â€” these people are not statistics.â€? And since government shouldnâ€™t play a role in job creation, Brown says government incentive grants are also not a part of her vision. â€œI donâ€™t like to play games,â€? she said in response to both Hollimanâ€™s and N.C. House District
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Republican challenger Rayne Brown and House District 81 Rep. Hugh Holliman square off recently at a candidates forum. Economic development remains high on the list of issues facing the state as unemployment remains lower than prerecession rates. Part of that process, Holliman says, is offering incoming companies incentive grants. â€œI support economic development incentives, not because Iâ€™m crazy about giving away money,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s the game we have to play. Iâ€™d be more than happy to make an agreement with other states to say letâ€™s do away with this, because I think weâ€™d do great in North Carolina without it. I like a level playing field.â€? That being said, Holliman
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LEXINGTON â€” Rayne Brown began her segment of Tuesdayâ€™s candidate forum at Davidson County Community College on a light note. Attempting to clear up any constituent confusion, the Republican candidate challenging Hugh Holliman for the North Carolina House District 81 seat mentioned that some citizens had come up to her surprised that she was a woman. â€œFor those of you who donâ€™t know, Iâ€™m a girl,â€? Brown said laughing. But next was all business as the legislator-hopeful tackled various issues facing next yearâ€™s government officials. Chief on that list â€” and on everyoneâ€™s mind â€” remains jobs, jobs, jobs.
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Relay For Life fundraising
Motivated Movers, a team participating in the 2011 Relay For Life of Davidson County, would like to announce that its fundraising efforts are underway. The team is using an online company called Fun Pasta to raise money for the local American Cancer Society. Fun Pasta Fundraising, whose pasta is created in over 300 different shapes like animal paws or holiday shapes, is a family-owned business based out of Nashville, Tenn. To donate, visit Fun Pasta’s Web site at http://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/motivatedmovers.
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Steak or chicken benefit dinner The fourth annual steak or chicken benefit dinner and silent auction sponsored by The East Davidson Community Park will be held today from 4 until 8 p.m. at Rich Fork Baptist Church. Tickets are $15 each or 2 tickets for $25. Each steak or chicken dinner includes salad, baked potato, dessert and a drink. A child’s hotdog dinner will also be available for $5 each and this meal includes chips, dessert and a drink. For tickets or for more information, contact Sonya Alexander at (336) 2096679 or Brian Deweese at (336) 345-1518. All proceeds from this event go back into the park improvement fund.
interviewing, creating narratives, identifying photos and the struggle to meet a deadline. Additional conversation will surround the importance of documenting local history, the possession of memory and the right to own our pasts. A business meeting, election of 2011 officers and refreshments will follow. All meetings are open to the public.
Beekeeper’s Association meeting Davidson County Beekeeper’s Association will meet on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Davidson County Agricultural Auditorium, 301 East Center St. in Lexington. The topic will be an open discussion concentrating on winterization of bee hives. The November meeting date will be Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.
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Coltrane Clan Reunion The 77th Annual Coltrane Clan Reunion will be held Sunday at Centre Friends meetinghouse, 325 East NC Hwy 62, in Greensboro. Gathering is at 12:30 p.m. Covered dish dinner will be held at 1 p.m.
Outdoor dog and family event Ruff Love Rescue will hold a dog fest event at the Level Cross Community Center, 112 Branson Mill Road, in Level Cross, on Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. There will be dog contests, a kid’s corner, a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. For more information, visit www.ruffloverescue. com.
Genealogy Society meeting The Genealogy Society of Davidson County will hold its regular quarterly meeting Monday, Oct. 18, at the First Reformed UCC on 104 East Center St., in Lexington. Guest speaker will be Tonya Lanier. She will discuss her new book “African Americans of Davidson County.” Personal stories and precious photos are shared, the most powerful way to pass the wisdom, experience and voice of one generation to the next. The making of “African Americans of Davidson County” will lend insight into the particulars of creating a historical pictorial. Topics will include researching,
The Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System is offering a progressive exercise class designed to help individuals alleviate and or prevent both acute and chronic low back discomfort. The class will take place at The Fitness Center at High Point Regional, 601 North Elm St. in High Point. Classes begin Oct. 19 and meet every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks from 7:15 to 8 a.m. A series of exercises will be taught which isolate the key muscle groups responsible for low back stability and integrity. In addition to wearing loose-fitted clothing that will allow freedom of movement, participants must be able to physically get up and down off the floor as most exercises are performed while lying on an exercise mat. Along with the formal instruction, a handout describing each exercise will be provided so that the program can be continued at home for optimal results. Back safety tips are also discussed. The cost is $50 for current members and High Point Regional employees and $65 for non-members. This class is ideal for those individuals who may be suffering or have suffered from either acute or chronic low back discomfort and is also beneficial for those who may still experience discomfort even after surgery or other treatments. For more information or to sign up, call (336) 878-6221. Space is limited.
Day of Hope at Pizza Hut
Relay For Life of Davidson County will be hosting a Day of Hope at Pizza Hut on 129 Lowes Blvd. in Lexington on Wednesday, Oct. 20. A portion of the proceeds made during 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For a free ticket or for more information, contact Amanda Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ticket must be presented at the restaurant in order for the DCCC Relay For Life team to receive credit.
Phyllis Stump, award-winning author and playwright, will have a book signing of her most recent novel “The Story of a Mountain Midwife’ at Monkeez Brew, 32 E. Main St., on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Signed copies cost $14, and $5 from each book sold will be donated to Communities in Schools of Thomasville. For more information, call (336) 4744233 or (336) 474-4245.
Business After Hours
Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1673 Aviation Way, in Lexington. This is a joint business networking event with the Lexington Chamber. It is a great opportunity to connect with new business prospects and check out a great asset, the Davidson County Airport.
A Lite Holiday
Cooperative Extension will hold a Lite Holiday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2010, at Guilford County Ag Center, in Greensboro. The event includes a variety of topics including green decorations, gifts on a shoestring, holiday foods, caring for holiday plants, creative gifts ideas, turkey talk and more. Registration fee is $5, which includes idea booklet, recipes, refreshments and more. Seating is limited. To register, call the Extension office at (336)375-5876. The program is sponsored by Advocates for Cooperative Extension (ACE) volunteers. ACE is dedicated to strengthening families.
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Sunday Sunny 73/44
Monday Mostly Sunny 77/48
Tuesday Mostly Sunny 76/51
Wednesday Partly Cloudy 71/49
Almanac Last Week High Day 83 Thursday 77 Friday 83 Saturday 85 Sunday 85 Monday 86 Tuesday Wednesday 75
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Sunrise 7:28 a.m. 7:28 a.m. 7:29 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:31 a.m. 7:32 a.m. 7:33 a.m.
Today we will see sunny skies with a high temperature of 69º, humidity of 45% and an overnight low of 41º. The record high temperature for today is 84º set in 1953. The record low is 34º set in 1997. Sunday, skies will remain Average temperature . . . . . . .67.6º sunny with a high temperature of 73º, humidity of 43% and Average normal temperature .60.5º an overnight low of 44º. Expect mostly sunny skies Departure from normal . . . . .+7.1º Monday with a high temperature of 77º. Skies will remain Data as reported from Greensboro mostly sunny Tuesday with a high temperature of 76º.
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Trinity native crowned 2010 Junior Miss North Carolina TIMES STAFF REPORT
TRACTOR HERITAGE PAGEANT
Hannah Leigh Welborn-Lewis of Trinity was crowned 2010 Junior Miss North Carolina recently at the Little Miss North Carolina State Scholarship Pageant held at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC. The contestants represented their respective communities from across the state of North Carolina. Each competed in private interview, beauty, swimwear and sportswear categories. Hannah was presented a $1,000 scholarship and $200 for winning in overall swimwear, modeling and wardrobe. She performed a clogging routine to â€œMagic Carpet Rideâ€? and placed second in talent. Hannah is a dance student at N2Danzn Studio of Dance in Thomasville. Hannah, 12, is a seventh grade student at Archdale-Trinity Middle School where is the also a member of the cheerleading squad. She is the daughter of Mandy Welborn-Lewis and granddaughter of Gary and Lynn Welborn of Trinity. Hannah entered the pageant representing Thomasville where she was the 2010 Majestic Miss Thomasville and was sponsored by the Little Miss Thomasville committee. The Little Miss & Teen Miss North Carolina State Scholarship Pageant, celebrating it 24th year, is a youth development program promoting excellence in personal development, Scholastic achievement and the performing arts. Hannah is excited to represent the State of
The Third annual Mid-State Tractor Heritage Pageant was held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in conjunction with the Mid-State Tractor Heritage Parade and Show in Asheboro. Funds from the pageant are put toward scholarships that go to graduating seniors from Randolph County High Schools who are going into agricultural-related studies. Pictured, front, from left, are Wee Miss - Amelia Lackey of Staley, Little Miss - Emma Holt of Denton, Overall King - Matthew Phillips of Carthage, Overall Queen - Savannah Lambeth of Asheboro, Tiny Miss - Kaleigh Owens of Asheboro, Baby Miss - Cadence Adams of Seagrove, Baby Mister - Canon Stone of Archdale; middle, from left, Junior Miss - Hailey Nancy of Trinity, Ambassador - Jessica Hughes of Thomasville. Back Row (l to r) Little Mister - Zachary Tucker of Asheboro, Young Miss - Ramsey Luther of Archdale, Teen Miss - Taylor Hooper of Archdale, Miss - Taylor McQuaigue of Archdale.
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JOB SHADOWING The East Davidson High School Academy of Finance had seven students to participate in the Rotary Club Job Shadow Day on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. These students shadowed businesses such as Thomasville Pediatrics, McGhee & Brandyberry Denistry, Smith, Lanning, and Bundy Denistry, Davidson County Community College â€“ Thomasville Education Center, Unilin Flooring â€“ Quick Step, and the Thomasville YMCA. Students were able to explore different types of professions. Students were then treated to luncheon and a meeting with the Rotarians. The Academy of Finance greatly appreciates this opportunity.
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This is my country UNCLE BILL’S CORNER
BILL HILL Guest Columnist
Do you ever get disgusted when you turn the TV on and watch the news, or pick up a newspaper and read something totally ridiculous? Well, I do! I will admit to the Thomasville Times reader’s that I am not racist, biased, or have any hang-ups as far as that goes. I believe that people need to get out and work and earn their way through this life. I know at times we all need some type of help but, America Wake Up. Our jobs are now overseas and we struggle just to find work. I thought this was the land of opportunity, a land of growth and prosperity. Where did it go? Our great-grandfathers watched as their friends died in the Civil War, some of our fathers died in World War II, and I watched as my friends died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. None of the died for a foreign flag. They fought under the red, white and blue with our stars representing each great state of our country. We the people. Everyone died for the U.S. flag. A few weeks ago in Texas, a student raised a foreign flag on the school flag pole.; another student took it down. Guess who was expelled, the kid who took it down. Kids in a high school in California were sent home on a foreign holiday because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on it. Enough is enough. We The People need to stand up for America. I’m taking a stand. Why you may ask? Because I was taught to love my country, now I am beginning to wonder if my country loves me? We’ve bent over to appease the American-haters long
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enough. I’m standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting wars for this country, and for the U.S. flag, that can’t stand up. And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message. A map of my country: Let me make this perfectly clear — this is my country. And because I make this statement, does not mean I’m against immigration. My best friend is Asian, but he is a U.S. Citizen. He got no free rides. You are welcome here in my country. Welcome! To come through legally: Here is how to become a legal citizen of the United States of America. 1. Get a sponsor. 2. Learn about the Constitution of The United States of America, and the law of the lands, then take the U.S. Citizenship Test, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance and be sworn in as a U.S. Citizen. 3. Get a job; 4. Obey the laws; 5. Pay your taxes; 6. Learn the language like every immigrant has in the past; 7. And, please don’t demand that we hand over our lifetime savings of Social Security funds to you. I am not in fear of offending someone because, the truth sometimes hurts us all. And if you disagree that you may offend someone then, you’re part of the problem. When will America stop giving away their rights? We’ve gone so far the other way, bent over backwards, not to step on toes or not to offend anyone. But it seems no one cares about the American Citizen who’s being offended?” Wake up, America. If you agree with some issue, talk to some of the politicians and our representatives who represent we the people. Remember this on election day. If you don’t agree, just sweep it under the rug. Perhaps the problems will just go away. In closing the column for this week, I say to you the loyal readers of Uncle Bill’s Corner, May God help us all and may God bless America. Uncle Bill is over and out, have a great week.!
Piedmont Crossing is pleased to host Dr. Mary Poovey on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Veranda Room. Dr. Poovey will present a program about International Education and what universities are doing worldwide. Light refreshments will follow. Poovey is a Professor of the Humanities at Samuel Rudin University and Professor of English at New York University. Her primary scholarly work focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, history, and culture, although she has also published on eighteenthcentury British literature and
culture, the history of literary criticism, feminist theory, and economic history. Her two most recent books, A History of the Modern Fact and Genres of the Credit Economy, examine the emergence of the modern disciplines. In them, she argues that literary study acquired the rudiments of its modern form through a process of generic differentiation that distinguished between modes of writing about value. Her current work focuses on financial crises, both past and present. Poovey received her Ph.D. (1976) and M.A. (1973) from the University of Virginia and her B.A. (1972) from Oberlin College. Poovey, a graduate of High Point Central
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STEVE CHAPMAN Syndicated Columnist In war as in life, what doesn’t happen is often as significant as what does. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their setbacks, victories and casualties, have many things in common with past American wars. But there is one big thing missing this time: the draft. Hendrik Hertzberg noted recently in The New Yorker magazine that “for the first time in a century, America is fighting a long war — indeed, two long wars, each longer than our participation in both World Wars put together — without conscription.” A few decades ago, the draft was a requirement for any major military undertaking. No one would have dreamed of fighting the Germans and Japanese, or the North Koreans and Chinese, without calling up young men for mandatory service. Not until the waning years of the Vietnam War did the nation elect to rely entirely on volunteers. It was a controversial step, and one whose durability was very much in doubt. But in the intervening decades, the draft has gone from being indispensable to being unthinkable. Even the extraordinary demands of two difficult wars have not induced a reconsideration. That change represents a sort of throwback to the early days of the republic. When President James Madison proposed conscription for the War of 1812, New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster rose on the House floor in eloquent opposition. “Where is it written in the Constitution, in what article or section is it contained, that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or wickedness of government may engage it?” he demanded. That was the end of that idea, until the Civil War. It’s true that legislation to restore the draft has been introduced repeatedly by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., but without the slightest expectation that Congress would take him up on it. There is simply no sentiment in either party in favor of the idea. It’s not just that no one wants to bring back the bit-
ter divisions and organized resistance the draft produced in the 1960s. It’s also that we have established the clear superiority of a military composed of men and women who choose to serve. David Henderson, an economist who teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., says he sometimes asks his students, all officers, how many favor a return to conscription. “It’s been zero for the last 15 years,” he says. The common view is, “Why would I want people under me who don’t want to be there?” No one would imagine you could run a private business with employees who are forced to take jobs there against their will. Imagine the difficulty of motivating them. Yet we used to run the Army that way. Back then, it was accepted wisdom that the draft was a more economical way of fighting a war, since soldiers didn’t have to be paid much. But that belief was grossly mistaken. The first reason is that the draft doesn’t reduce the cost of carrying on a war. It merely shifts it from taxpayers at large to able-bodied males, a saving for the federal budget but an enormous burden on conscripts. That’s why the journalist Nicholas von Hoffman once urged, “Draft old men’s money, not young men’s bodies.” Another is that it’s a colossal waste to cycle large numbers of people, many of them poorly suited to military service, through the ranks for a couple of years just so they can bail out at the first opportunity. The all-volunteer force provides a far bigger return on training dollars, while enlisting men and women who want to do what soldiers do — including combat. There is no doubt that the current wars have put exceptional burdens on the active duty force as well as reservists — burdens far greater than they expected when they signed up. But future soldiers will have no illusions about what to expect, and they will adjust their choices to fit the new reality. Thanks to the abolition of the draft, if Americans want to keep making such heavy demands on the military, they will have to pay generously enough to get people to enlist and re-enlist. It was once a novel experiment: fielding a force to protect freedom without grossly violating freedom by dragooning young men to serve. But it’s worked so well we’ve almost forgotten there’s an alternative. To find out more about Steve Chapman, visit www.creators.com.
The party of women BY DAVID HARSANYI Syndicated Columnist It’s comforting to know there is still one political party out there willing to battle the dark forces of misogyny. Just knowing that so many of its leading lights — John Edwards, Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton come to mind — did not hesitate to personally show their profound respect for womankind is reassuring. But I fear we’re losing ground. As you’ve heard, nepotism’s never-ending gift to California — the nation, really — Jerry Brown, is in a tight gubernatorial race against Republican Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO. In leaked audiotapes, a Brown campaign aide is heard mulling over the pros and cons of using the word “whore,” and no one challenges him. It’s time to release that righteous feminist anger, right, sisters? No? Perhaps these days, the word “whore” is more accepted as a gender-neutral definition of politician. I leave these linguistic questions to you. The National Organization for Women wasn’t too offended and endorsed Brown only a day after we learned about the incident. And even if the entire Brown brouhaha is overblown politics — and, actually, I think it is — you can’t help but wonder whether a Republican would ever
survive a similar scandal. Nah, I’m kidding. No rational person wonders about that. Though Whitman is a pro-choice moderate and her accomplishments in the private sector are impeccable, there is, in the end, an “R” after her name. And you know what “R” denotes? Reactionary, radical and almost certainly racist. If there’s anything worse than having “R” attached to your name, it’s having an “R” next to your name and being pro-life. It means that you’re actively driven — by some baffling genetic malady — to work against the interests of women (well, except for the hundreds of thousands of future women you want to save each year). In Colorado, television ads, press releases and e-mails assure me that Republican senatorial candidate Ken Buck is anti-women — and pro-rapist even. (An example of a recent representative tweet: “Tea party Republican Ken Buck Chooses Rapists Over Women.”) These people care so much about women that they’ve led a concerted effort to track down an alleged victim of date rape and exploited her tragic and un-prosecutable case — as found by two district attorney offices — for political purposes. Yep, politics is a revolting business. I’m just trying to figure out when to get angry.
I must have missed the feminist outcry, for instance, when conservative columnist Michelle Malkin was referred to as a “big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it” by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. And if you’re interested in a rape case that was eminently prosecutable in Colorado, revisit Kobe Bryant’s time in beautiful Eagle in 2003. As Greg Pollowitz of the National Review Online points out, “when you ask yourself if Ken Buck is anti-woman, also ask if Buck went on to honor the alleged rapist in his home.” President Barack Obama did. Do I believe the president is anti-women? Of course not. And neither has Buck done anything to suggest misogyny, other than disagree on left-wing social policy. Admittedly, I comprehend precious little about women. Yet it remains a mystery to me why more women aren’t offended that a small group defines what real “women’s issues” are, or dictates to everyone which words and ideas they should all find offensive. Unless, of course, we are to accept that women walk in ideological lock step. Which seems like a pretty misogynistic position to me. David Harsanyi is a columnist at The Denver Post and the author of “Nanny State.”
Letters to the Editor Letter to the Editor I just received my daily dose of Hugh Holliman fliers. It seems Holliman has become the champion of the middle class this election season. He tells us that he’s working tirelessly for us in Raleigh, and that if we elect Rayne Brown to replace him the consequences will be almost too horrible to comprehend, and that she’s some kind of radical and completely out of touch with the citizens of Davidson County. I thought I’d better check on Brown’s stand on the issues and I found that contrary to Holliman’s portrayal of her, she seemed pretty moderate.Among other things, she’s for a constitutional amendment to limit state spending and index it to the inflation rate and population growth, she wants to change the tax environment in the state to make it more business friendly as well as more citizen friendly, she wants to end the governments abuse of private property rights through out-of-control and unjust eminent domain and forced annexation laws, she wants to see passage of the castle doctrine home self defense law, she wants to raise the cap on charter schools, and give parents a better choice on their kids education. I also looked at Holliman’s record and it seems that in the 10 years he’s been an assemblyman as well as the majority leader of the assembly our taxes have gone up substantially, our jobs have hemorrhaged out of the county, partially due to the federal government’s policies but also due to North Carolinas unfriendly business climate, tax structure, generally high taxes, and our states $3.2 billion deficit which is the sixth worse in the nation. Our schools reading and math,
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as well as graduation rates, are below the national average in almost all categories that the federal government charts, this in spite of spending a fantastic amount on education. Holliman says we can’t trust Brown because there’s no telling what she’ll do in Raleigh. I’d submit that we can’t trust Hugh Holliman because we know what he’s done in Raleigh for the past 10 years, with out-ofcontrol spending, poor fiscal policy, unfunded pension debt, and until this election cycle, a general lack of concern for Davidson County. Davidson county has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Ride through Lexington and Thomasville and look at the vacant plants. This didn’t happen overnight, but most of it did happened while Holliman was in Raleigh .The same can be said about the bridge on I-85. It didn’t just start to be unsafe, it’s been that way for years and now that Holliman’s in a tight race it seems he wants to take credit for getting it repaired. I think it should have been repaired years ago, but better late than never I guess. The more I see him on television and read his political literature, the more I’m convinced that it’s time for a change in Raleigh. It almost seems Holliman is busier, and more concerned with being the majority leader of the state assembly, than being Davidson county’s assemblyman. The only way that this will change is at the ballot box. I’m supporting Rayne Brown because I don’t think Davidson County and North Carolina can afford any more of Hugh Holliman’s leadership. James Zucker, Davidson County
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State budget takes spotlight among candidates
of service. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Holly Grove Lutheran Church in Lexington. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor John Makco officiating and followed with Interment at Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at other times at the Eddinger home place. A special thanks to those care givers at Abbotts Creek who went above and beyond their duties to love and care for mom and support of the family. The family asks that donations be made to Holly Grove Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made through www. thomasvillefh.com.
BY ERIN WILTGEN Staff Writer
Of all the questions asked at Tuesday’s candidate forum at Davidson County Community College, the most debated involved the state budget. The forum featured candidates for the tight North Carolina House District 81 race — incumbent Democrat Hugh Holliman and Republican challenger Rayne Brown — as well as Jerry Dockham, the incumbent Republican running unattested for N.C. House District 80. Brown wasted no time in expressing her dislike for the way things have been done in Raleigh, highlighting the state’s reliance on temporary tax increases and federal stimulus money to balance the budget, both of which won’t be available next year. “We are in a mess at the state level,” she said. “We’re going to go back into next year with a debt of about $3.2 billion. State government has got to get back to its core functions. It’s got to decide what are its priorities.” Dockham also emphasized looking at what the state’s main goals are and zeroing in on those.
“Someone once told me always make sure the main thing is the main thing,” he said. “We’re going to have to think about what are the main things that we want government to do for this state and what can we afford to do.” Dockham compared government to a business and the legislators to a board of directors, saying that if a company had as big of a shortfall as the state had this past year, the members of that board wouldn’t be there very long. Holliman, a small business owner for 25 years, said that government is nothing like running a company. A business cuts back on expenditures and possibly services during tough economic times, he said. “In state government, it doesn’t work that way,” he continued. “When times are bad, the needs go up.” Holliman pointed to how the community college enrollment increases as people return to school to make themselves more employable and how social service departments see an increase in demand. “We’re one of seven states in this union that
BROWN From page A1 80 candidate Jerry Dockham’s statement about incentives. “I don’t like economic development incentives one little bit. The government gets into the position of picking winners and losers.” In the game of incentives, politically connected companies always end up with the grants, Brown says. The answer, she says, lies instead with a stable tax structure. “Companies look ahead at the longterm plan,” Brown said. “Incentives, tax credits — they really don’t solve the problem. Not very many business men are going to plan an expansion based on a temporary incentive or temporary tax credit.” Linked with economic development comes school systems, largely because having an educated workforce numbers high on the list of companies looking to relocate or expand. But education carries its own weight apart from merely bringing jobs. “We’re spending 62 cents out of every dollar on education,” Brown said. “Education is the most important thing that we can basically do. If we don’t have good education in our state, then we certainly are not going to be able to compete in the world and compete across this nation.” While protecting teachers and lowering the dropout rate remain some of the highest priorities, Brown says that curriculum is also a concern. “I think in North Carolina we need to get back to the basics,” she said. “We teach 550 different courses in the public school system. That’s just a wee bit much for me.” Another highly contested issue in the state remains the age-old debate of forced annexation. Brown says that with 45 other states in the country growing and developing without municipalities gobbling up rural areas, she doesn’t understand how the Tar Heel State hasn’t
has a AAA bond rating,” Holliman said. “We borrow less than anyone else. We’re very cautious about what we do.” Brown, however, begged to differ, harping on the $175 million increase in debt this past year. “We have just borrowed and borrowed and borrowed, and we’ve gone around the people of this state instead of through the people of this state,” she said. “I understand why, because it’s a little inconvenient to have to put it on the ballot because you may not get the answer you want from the people, but that doesn’t make it right. This is real debt — $175 million in new debt without our approval is not peanuts.” Holliman countered that citizens haven’t put in their two cents on the issue, and that this year’s budget of $18.9 billion is down from last year’s $19 billion which is down from the $20.7 billion in 2007-08. “We’ve made the hard decisions, and we’ve done it without the public input because they didn’t want to give us any,” he said. “It’s easy to make statements. But it’s not easy to get in there and roll your sleeves up and do what needs to be done.”
learned to do the same. “Cities grow,” she said. “They have learned to grow without annexation all over this country. This is a state that has pretty low respect for private property rights. Our private property rights are one of the most basic freedoms that we have. Government really is instituted to protect and defend our freedoms, and we have a state government that takes them and continues to take them every single day.” The state also continues to push its citizens toward adopting a lifestyle that it doesn’t exactly live through the concept of a rail system. “The alternatives that our politicians are leading us toward are completely unacceptable,” Brown said. “They are pushing us toward rail service that we can neither afford, nor need, nor want. There is no public outcry for rail at this time.” Brown pointed out that even the best rail systems in the world are only used about 7 percent of the time to meet transportation needs, and reports have estimated that an individual will only use rail once every 27 years. “I have nothing against rail, it’s very romantic,” Brown said. “But I don’t want everyday citizens paying for my privilege. We’re not Europe right here in this community. We’re not Charlotte.” Brown ended with a break-down of her beliefs — the highlight being limited government. She says that government should tax as little as possible, respect freedoms rather than take them away and understand that every dollar taken from citizens is a loss of freedom. “I got involved in this race because I felt so strongly that we have a government now that is weakening the family, damaging the free enterprise system,” she said. “The citizens of District 81 are going to have a choice between two very, very different visions of this state and where it needs to go.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 888-3576.
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Rhonda S. Harmon Berley E. Adams LEXINGTON — Berley Elwood Adams, 73, a resident of Westwood Drive, Lexington, died Oct. 12, 2010, at Forsyth Medical Center of Winston-Salem after declining health. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel.
James C. Crenshaw Sr. Mr. James Crawford Crenshaw Sr., age 70, of 3 Connor Court, died Oct. 13, 2010, in Thomasville Medical Center. Born July 28, 1940, in Lancaster, S.C., son of the late Guy Crenshaw Sr. and Eva Cook Crenshaw, Mr. Crenshaw retired as a regional manager with Hickory Springs Mfg. Co. and served in the U. S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. Funeral service will be held today in Fair Grove United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Noyes, Mrs. Jane Baity, the Rev. Crawford Crenshaw and Mr. Glenn Crenshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church today from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Fair Grove United Methodist Church, 138 Fair Grove Church Road. Online condolences maybe sent to the Crenshaw Family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Hazel M. Eddinger LEXINGTON — Hazel May Eddinger, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Abbott’s Creek Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lexington. Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Davidson County to the late Grady and Effie Lopp, she retired from Brasscraft of Thomasville in 1983 after 21 years
WINSTON-SALEM — Rhonda Susan Harmon, age 49, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at her home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel, with Pastor Ronnie Comer officiating. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Charles M. Hartman Charles Monroe Hartman, 72, lifelong resident of Thomasville, died Sept. 30, 2010. Born in Davidson County on Dec. 16, 1937, to the late Henry A. and Coriner Fishel Hartman, he graduated from Thomasville High School, and later joined the National Guard. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, High Point, where Charles was an active and faithful member.
service will be held at a later date. The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Abbotts Creek Care Center, designate Activities Department, 877 Hill Everhart Road, in Lexington. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family, and online condolences may be sent to the Kennedy family at www. jcgreenandsons.com.
John D. Reaves
LEXINGTON — John Dell “Johnny” Reaves, 64, of Leonard Road, Lexington, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel.
Jewell L. Spell
DENTON — Mrs. Jewell Loftin Spell, age 94, Denton, died Friday, Oct. 15, at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton. Memorial service for Mrs. Spell will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clear Springs United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Born July 9, 1916, in Davidson County to Zeb V. and Freda Bean Loftin, she was a graduate of Denton School, was an active member of Clear Springs United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Spell family.
Giles B. Kennedy Jr. Mr. Giles Benjamin Kennedy Jr., 88, a resident of Abbotts Creek Care Center, Lexington, formerly of Jacob Street Ext., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in the nursing center. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in Davidson County, a son of the late Giles B. Kennedy and Sally Brinkley Kennedy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Memorial graveside
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FROM PAGE A1 HOLLIMAN From page A1 added that the state has added provisions making tax incentives depended on companies following through on the promised number of jobs. But incentive grants in and of themselves don’t complete the economic development equation. “Job creation and economic development is not a one-tax rate issue,” Holliman said. “It’s an issue of putting your best foot forward in all areas. Good universities, good community colleges, good public schools bring good companies. We would all like to see everyone in North Carolina employed. What’s important for us is we keep all of the tools in the toolbox.” A key part of maintaining high-level education revolves around simply keeping children in school, Holliman said. “We don’t have jobs for people who drop out of high school,” he said. “It’s vital that we get them on a road to be employable. Not all kids are going to a four-year university, but there are other ways.” Holliman suggests the county look into more non-traditional methods of education, such as trade schools, career technology schools and all-year-round schools. Protecting school teachers, and assistant teachers in the younger grades, also remains a top priority for the state, the incumbent says, emphasizing the increased need for education in hard times. Holliman mentioned that from community colleges to early childhood programs such as Smart Start, education is one thing government can’t skimp on. “All of our kids are important, and we need to make sure that we take care of those, even in tough times,” Holliman said. “You can’t say to the 6-year-old coming to school that we’ve got a recession so we can’t give you an education this year.” Another hot topic, particularly in rural Da-
vidson County, remains forced annexation. Holliman noted a bill already passed by the N.C. House of Representatives that states if 15 percent of the residents in an area being considered for forced annexation sign a petition opposing the move, it will go to a vote. “I’ve said all along that people need a bigger voice in the process, and a lot of people are getting very little for their additional taxes,” Holliman said. “It’s going to take both sides giving a little bit.” Continuing with the clash between rural and municipal areas of the state, Holliman addressed the concept of a railway throughout North Carolina. He agreed with Republican contender Rayne Brown that rail in Davidson County wasn’t practical, but he also pointed out that other, more populated areas of the state did have need for public transportation. “I think it is important that we continue to look at rail and bus,” Holliman said. “I think we do it gradually, and if you don’t have ridership you don’t advance. I don’t want to discourage that. For our lager cities and our more populated areas, it’s certainly an alternative that needs to be explored.” All in all, Holliman says one of the biggest assets he can take back to the General Assembly is experience. Made majority leader of the house this past session, Holliman says working with 119 other politicians can be challenging, especially when it takes 61 votes to pass a bill. “It’s not so much about what you believe and what you’re going to do, you have to be able to work with the other members of the general assembly to get your thoughts heard,” he said. “It takes experience. It takes leadership. It takes people who have been there and know what they’re doing.” Staff Writer Erin Wiltgen can be reached at 8883576 or at email@example.com.
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VIGIL From page A1 es of Davidson County, Davie County Domestic Violence Services and Rape Crisis Center and the Dragonfly House, a child advocacy center. TPD also plans on planting a tree in memory of the 54 people who have been murdered so far in 2010 as a result of domestic violence across North Carolina. Two guest speakers — Teri Hairston and Lillie Miller — will be on hand to share their stories of domestic abuse and how they managed to free themselves from abusive relationships. Hairston is a former Winston-Salem police officer turned author, poet and domestic violence advocate. Miller is a domestic violence survivor and poet, as well. “Teri was a police officer when she was being abused,” said Sebastian. “She has a wonderful, heartbreaking story. People need to remember that this can happen to anyone. You would think a female police officer is not going to let someone stand there and beat on her, but it can happen to us, too, and it does.” Domestic violence not only affects family members but police officers. Domestic violence calls are some of the most dangerous calls a police officer can respond to, as emotions are generally running high, creating a very volatile situation for everyone involved. Sebastian said that a person usually tries to get out of
a violent situation seven times before finally leaving for good. “These calls are definitely the most dangerous because we don’t know what we’re going to find,” Sebastian said. “For a long time, officers felt why didn’t she just leave. It didn’t take me long to realize that when a woman actually tries to leave is the most dangerous time. That is when more of the homicides or serious assaults occur. We want victims to know that when they are ready to leave that we are here to help them.”
Sebastian said domestic violence offenders often break down their victim’s self-esteem and try to isolate them from family and friends over time. Victims are encouraged to shy away from any line of support they have, Sebastian said, including their jobs. With no support system, victims are left feeling alone and trapped in abusive relationships. “It’s all about power and control,” said Sebastian. “A lot of times, on the outward, nobody can really tell. It becomes so gradual and before you
know it, he’s got her. They wear them away mentally before the abuse starts physically. It’s important to recognize the signs. Domestic violence is like a cancer, it doesn’t know any prejudices.” T-shirts and bracelets will be on sale with all proceeds going to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. For more information, call Sebastian at 475-4284 or Det. Kisha Yokeley at 4755536.
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DOUG CREAMER Guest Columnist
If you were to look back at my prayer life, you would find that I have prayed and asked God for one thing more consistently than anything else. I want to see a real, honest revival break out not only in America, but around the world. I am not asking for a preacher to come and bring a message of encouragement. I want to see a revival where people are convicted of their sin, true repentance is birthed in hearts, and where many souls are saved. I guess that is a rather bold request, but history is filled with seasons of revival and renewal in the church. Why can’t we see the kind of revival where whole cities and even nations are turned to the Lord? What makes this generation or this time in history any different than the settings in the past when revival broke out? I’ve never really done research on past revivals, but I’ve heard stories about them. In some cases it only took a handful of people crying out to God to birth a revival. It seems to me that God wants to bring renewal and revival to our country and even the world, so I keep wondering why it doesn’t happen. I don’t know the answer, but I would venture to guess that if God wants to do it, then it must be something on our side keeping it from happening. When I taught Fashion Merchandising I used to teach a unit about fashion through the decades. I noticed a trend through history that as we went through difficult economic times or wars, the churches tended to fill up. There was in a sense a renewal, a turning of our hearts toward God. It surprises me when you consider the current economic situation that there hasn’t been a stronger resurgence of faith. I figured between 9/11, the wars that have followed, and the current economic situation that there would be an incredible renewal and revival occurring. When you look around, it seems to me that the fields of human hearts are ripe for
spiritual harvest. So what is keeping a revival from occurring? I know that I am not the only one praying for renewal and revival. There are churches and people all around the world hoping and praying for revival. While it would be great if more people prayed for revival, it’s not a lack of prayer that’s keeping revival from breaking out. I think that part of the reason is that the people who attend church are not taking the message of good news outside the church building. It’s our responsibility to take the message outside the four walls of the church. While God can supernaturally come and cause revival to break out in our country, I think He is waiting for us. I believe it takes a move of God’s spirit on a human heart to bring salvation to a soul, but I believe God uses people like you and me to initiate the conversation that stirs the lost soul. I believe God is waiting for us to step outside our comfort zone to reach out to our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other people who are in our sphere of influence. If each reader spoke to two people in the next month about the gospel and half those people turned their hearts and lives over to God, we would see the beginning of a revival. What I am suggesting is not easy; it requires something from everyone. In the past God raised up preachers who traveled and brought revival in their wakes. Maybe God wants this next revival to be different; souls saved one at a time. Maybe God wants to use people who feel inadequate yet are filled with His Spirit to reach out and change the world. Imagine how workplaces, schools, and communities could be changed and transformed because we all begin to share our faith. I want to encourage you to pray and ask God to give you the strength to share your faith with a couple of people in the next month. I believe God wants us to pray, but He also wants us to be willing to be His hands to reach out to the lost. I want the world to know that as for me and my house, we believe and trust in the Lord. As for me, I pray that as God opens the door for me to share, I hope that I will seize that opportunity and share the message of His love.
Pumpkin patch Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will hold a Pumpkin Patch. The sale of pumpkins is a fundraiser for the Wesley Memorial UMC Youth and will be open now until Oct. 31 on the corner of Chestnut Street and Westchester Drive in High Point. The Patch will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. There are story times at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays and great photo opportunities for families. Group appointments are available. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Melissa Coley at (336) 884-2204, ext. 229, or email@example.com, or the Rev. Adam Vernon, minister of youth, at (336) 884-2204, ext. 255, or avernon@ wesleymemorial.org.
Barbecue fundraiser dinner A barbecue fundraiser dinner will be held at Central Wesleyan Church today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the FLC. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under $5. Eat in or take-out is available. The church is located at 300 Hinkle St. For more information, call (336) 4764664.
Fish fry The Men’s Fellowship of Friedland Moravian Church, 2750 Friedland Church Road, in Winston-Salem, will host a fish fry today from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The menu includes fried flounder, hushpuppies, boiled potatoes, slaw, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, coffee and tea. Hotdogs will be available for children. Cost is $10, and children under 12 are free with a paying adult. For more information, contact Larry Fagge at (336) 885-5441.
Good Samaritan Bazaar First United Methodist Church, 100 East Sunrise Ave., will hold a Good Samaritan Bazaar from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.
The event will sell homemade goodies such as banana jam bread, cream cheese tea loaf, chess pies, French coconut pies, sweet potato pies, lemon chess pies, fresh apple pies, cinnamon rolls, frozen chicken pies, pecan pies, cakes, dinner rolls, etc. Hot dogs will be available, as will some “Treasure Sale” items on the lawn. All proceeds go to help in the church community. For more information, call the church office at (336) 476-4223.
through Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.nightly. The preaching schedule is as follows: Dr. Jackson will open on Monday; Min. Joyce Luckey on Tuesday; Elder Pamela Jackson on Wednesday; District-Elder Tommy Walker on Thursday; and Dr. Jackson will conclude the Revival on Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend these services. The church is located at 7 JW Thomas Way, Thomasville. For more information call the church office at 476-7218.
Fall Festival children’s ministry
Born Again Free Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God The Apostle’s Faith, 315 Spring St., will host a clothing giveaway today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hotdogs and popcorn will be provided. For more information, call (336) 788-4330.
Richard Creed to speak The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will hear Richard Creed, a columnist for the Winston-Salem Journal, give a talk titled “A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of Course.” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. At the 9 a.m. pre-service forum, Darryl Hunt will speak about his wrongful conviction and the work of his foundation, The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.” For more information, see uufws.org.
Family & Friends Day Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship will celebrate it’s 9th Annual Family & Friends Day on Sunday. Dr. George B. Jackson, pastor will deliver the morning message. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Pastor John Leazer and Macedonia Baptist Church will be the special guests for the afternoon service at 3 p.m. Citadel of Faith’s Spiritual Renewal Revival will be held Monday, Oct. 18
Bethel United Methodist Church, 508 Fisher Ferry St., will hold a Fall Festival children’s ministry on Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. outside, weather permitting. There will be fun and games for all ages – hayrides, pumpkin and face painting, ball toss, fishing games, sand art, cosmic crafts, huge inflatables and other games. Hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn and special music will be available.
Sister’s Tea Born Again Free Church will host its annual Sister’s Tea on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Bible class will be taught by Pastor Bishop Barbara Adams followed by a light dinner.
Pancake meal The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church will hold a pancake meal on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 until 11 a.m. Adults will eat for $6 and children under 10 years for $3. Proceeds will go to help the men with their projects in the community and church. Call (336) 476-4223 for more info.
Pine Woods UMC, 200 Pine Woods Church Road, will hold a fish fry Saturday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults cost $10 and children ages 12 and under cost $5. Takeout is available.
Finch Preaching Mission
Memorial United Methodist Church will host its 51st annual Finch Preaching Mission Oct. 24-26 at the church at 101 Randolph St. with the Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon as guest speaker. The Rev. Dr. Willimon will begin this year’s mission on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 11 a.m. service in the sanctuary at the church. He will continue the program on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening, Oct. 24-26, at 7 p.m., with celebration in song beginning at 6:45 p.m. Light refreshments provided and no charge for admission. For more information, call the church office at (336) 472-7718 or visit the web site at www.finchpreachingmission.org.
Spiritual enrichment event
Bishop William H. Willimon, guest preacher for the Finch Preaching Mission at Memorial United Methodist Church, will be giving an inspirational message at the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The event will be held in the meeting room at the YMCA from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. There is no charge, and the event is open to all in the community. The YMCA will provide light snacks and beverages. Attendees can bring their own lunch if they wish. For more information, call (336) 475-6125.
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