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Editorial A Season of Change When we look at the beautiful colors of the trees our praises turn to God for creating such a beautiful landscape. Fall truly is a wonderful time to celebrate the Sovereign LORD. The land is given a chance to rest from providing gardens, crops, and the recreation of summer. Fall is also a time of gathering. My parents had the most beautiful sweet potatoes that often lasted us through Spring. It was a time to gather wood to be used in fireplaces and to heat homes. Fall Festivals were abundant across the region as many people celebrated the warmth of barn fires and city and county gatherings. Fall was also a time of rest from the fields that required our time. Wow, we did not have to hoe the garden, prime the tobacco or cut the grass. We did however have to rake the leaves. This season is also known as the time of Fall Revivals. The farmers were not busy harvesting the land anymore and this provided a time for many to praise the Lord. If we had a bumper crop, we could give thanks to the one who provided for us. If we had a disaster summer, we could ask God in faith to take us through the winter months. It was a time to celebrate God’s grace regardless of our circumstances. In Isaiah Chapter 6:1, we realize that Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord sitting on a throne. He was high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Israel had gone through some prosperous time, but there was about to be a change in the seasons. First, there was a change in him. The closer that Isaiah got to the Lord the more be realized how unholy he was. That should also be the case today. When we get closer to God we should realize how much He wants to pull the fleshy nature out of us. You know that nature, the one that sometimes gets into pride, the one that forgets that we are only sinners saved by grace. The one that allowed things to get in front of our relationship with God, like the car, house, and yes, even family and loved ones, which is the lust of the eyes and


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often the flesh. Isaiah knew that his very nature was unclean. He stated to the Lord that he was a man of unclean lips. This meant that there were things in his heart that found its way to his lips. Note the scriptures in Isaiah Chapter 6:6-7, “Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.” Isaiah had to realize that he needed the Lord to touch him with His glory. He came into a state of repentance by acknowledging his unworthiness. Sometimes we become so self-righteous that we forget who we once were, but it pays to allow our lips to be burned so that the inward part of the heart can burn as well. Fall Revivals often caused us to repent so as the leaves fall from the trees so would those things that attached themselves to us. Sometimes it was leaves of unforgiveness, doubt, unbelief, jealousy, strife and slothfulness. Let the Lord blow the leaves from you in this season of change. When the leaves fall this season know that the chains that have bound you are falling as well. Recognize that in Isaiah Chapter 6:8-13, Isaiah also heard the Lord saying, “Who shall I send and who will go for us”? Then I said, “Here am I, Send Me” and then He said, “Go, and tell this people: Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Then I said, “For how long, Lord?” And he answered: “Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged, until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken. And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.” Even though the leaves are falling and winter is fast approaching, the Lord is still going to send a Spring Revival from the holy seed that will be its stump. Happy Thanksgiving, Get Revival in your hearts and let God take you to a place you never thought possible! Give thanks!

November 2013 Celebrating 6 Years of Serving the Communities 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Editorial / Table of Contents / Staff Born to Worship Church Directory Page Website Design Tips By Shaugnessy Design / Sunday’s Best Winner 10th Annual Cancer Awarenness Gala / Roy Blackwell Scholarship Fund / PMBC Ad Get A New Look Have You Traveld Downtown Lately Come Visit Blue Coffee Serving God as First Lady / Organo Gold Youth Pastors Run to the Season of Life... Ad Page Ad Page Affordable Care Act Column Touching Hearts...Growing Lives...Changing The World Sunsets Sunsets cont. We Came.We Saw.We Conquered. / BFH Ad Sweet Potatoes: Changing the world, one bite at a time / Pinnacle Useful Emails To Gain Knowledge Visit The Chamber Pinnacle Recipe Corner / Distribution Team / Distribution Sites Sunsets cont. / Ad Page You Will Never Live in this Moment / Distribution Sites cont. Urgent Care Ad / PINNACLE Christmas Gala 2013 Ad / BFH Package Ad / BFH Pre-Need Info

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GUILFORD COUNTY Pastor Kirkpatrick is founder and CEO of “Edward Kirkpatrick Ministries”. Edward Kirkpatrick Ministries is geared toward divine spiritual and Abundant Life Church International offers a unique physical healing with an expectation of blend of progressive teaching, impactful worship, miracles from God. member discipleship, and community influence. Our Pastor Kirkpatrick sets the standard for vision is to teach the Word of God with simplicity excellence in ministry, and by the power of and understanding. Our passion is to ensure that the Holy Spirit, he is truly making marks in people from all walks of life understand the power, the lives of many that cannot be erased! and the love of God available to them through Jesus Christ. Abundant Life Church International As an anointed leader, Pastor Kirkpatrick is a ministry that derives its foundation from the continues to see the plan of God unfold in his infallible Word of God. As we proclaim Jesus, the life. He has been blessed with a wonderful Christ, as the Son of God and head of the Church, it wife, Kimberly and four beautiful children. Pastor Edward & First is our goal to teach biblical principles in a simplistic Lady Kimberly manner in order that you may apply them to your everyday life, enabling your life to be a reflection of God’s abundant provision. Sunday Morning Services 8:00am and 11:00am

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Pastor Edward Kirkpatrick’s desire is for all the world to hear and gain Greensboro, NC understanding of God’s love and promises. According to Proverbs 4:7, Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:15pm Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom, and with all your Tuesday Evening Corporate Prayer 6:30pm to 7:30pm getting, get an understanding. Pastor’s mission, through the written and inspired Word of God, is to invoke change in the lives of all people, of all Discipleship Training 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00am nations, of the world. Abundant Life Church International’s vision and mission of spreading the Gospel is far-reaching. The “Abundant Living” radio and television broadcast reaches thousands upon thousands, impacting the lives of many. We anticipate broadcasting nationally in the near future. As a spiritual and business mentor, philanthropist and Pastor to many, Edward R Kirkpatrick began fulfilling his call to ministry in March 1998 by serving as Founder and Pastor of Abundant Life Church International in Greensboro, NC. The Lord spoke to the man of God from the book of Joshua 1:6-7. “Be strong and of good courage for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance of the land, which I swear unto their fathers to give them. Only be though strong and very courageous..., that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest”. Pastor Kirkpatrick’s God given mission is: “To win the lost to Christ and to help God’s people to discover the abundant life that Jesus promised in John 10:10.” In 2005, Pastor Kirkpatrick continued the vision by establishing Abundant Life Church International of Knoxville, a multi-cultural interdenominational ministry that is changing lives throughout the state of Tennessee and surrounding areas. Pastor Kirkpatrick is known by thousands from his “Abundant Living” television and radio broadcast as well as appearances throughout the United States, Caribbean, and abroad. God has anointed him to teach and preach the gospel to the masses. Countless souls have been saved, healed, delivered and set free with his unique prophetic and anointed style of ministry.

Watch us on Television Abundant Living Television Broadcast Sunday.............................7:30am WMYV TV48 Friday.............................. 10:00am Cable TV 8 Monday & Thursday...........7:30pm Cable TV 8 Saturday..........................12 noon Cable TV 8 Listen to us on the Radio Abundant Living Radio Broadcast Wednesday at 12:30 pm on WEAL Big Wheel Gospel 1510 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Looking for A Place to Worship Visit with the Church of Your Choice Listed Below “O taste and see that the Lord is good...” Psalms 34:8

Elm Grove Baptist Church Rev. Clarence Johnson, Pastor 1302 US 29 Business Reidsville, NC 27320

(336) 342-3710

Salt of the Earth Church of God in Christ Pastor William H. Cooper

1412 N. Church Street, Suite D Burlington, NC 27217

(336) 395-8523 Bailey’s Chapel AME Church Rev. Dr. Theodora K. Moss, Pastor 5016 Woodsdale Road Roxboro, NC 27573 (336) 599-0337

First Baptist Church Rev. Dray Bland, Pastor Bible Study, Tuesdays @ 1:00pm Minister Dewitt Johnson, Teacher 508 Apple Street, Burlington, NC 27217

(336) 227-2542

Pearson Chapel AME Church Rev. Barrington Ross, Pastor 222 Hwy 62 South Yanceyville, NC 27379

(919) 451-9272


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Pinnacle Website Design Tips: New Design Ideas for Web Sites


The recent events in the news have been an example of another consideration in designing a web site. What am I talking about? I am referring to the difficulties of the government with the launch of the web site to sign up for health insurance. So, what happened? The designers of the site have stated to congress that there were last minute changes; leaving inadequate time to work out the bugs in the site. Is this the only reason for the difficulties in the site? I can’t answer that. But I do understand the difficulties of making last minute changes.

to be entered it changes two files. The form being filled out and the one collecting the information. There are always files behind the scene of a web site which you aren’t aware of. Depending on the complexity of the site and the changes requested could create a cascade of changes in many files. Keep this in mind when you are working with a web developer. Take the time in the early stages to plan the site. If you are providing pictures and text content send it to the person you are working with in a timely manner. This will help to ensure that your site is completed efficiently.

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It is the interdependency of the files which may cause issues. Consider a simple form you fill out on a web site. What you see is the form and maybe a page which appears after you submit the form. At minimum there is at least one other file which collects the information you entered and sends it to someone else. If you change the form by adding another space for information

GUILFORD COUNTY Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans. Sunday Best host Kirk Franklin gave Rogers the nickname “Young Buck”. After weeks of consistent performances of songs such as Vanessa Bell Armstrong’s “Peace Be Still”, Deitrick Haddon’s “Well Done”, On Saturday, November 9, 2013 as part of the Super Soul and Andrae Crouch’s “We Expect You”, Rogers landed in the Experience Celebration of Gospel, SCM Productions presents finals of Sunday Best alongside another teen singer, Alexis Joshua Rogers in concert. The celebration will also include Spight, with Rogers ultimately going on to win. Psalmic flow and the Experience Ministries. It will be hosted He became the show’s first male and youngest champion. With by Gospel Comedian, Chris Miles. his win, Rogers received a cash prize, a 2013 Ford Escape, and Joshua Rogers is an American gospel singer who rose to a recording contract with Music World Entertainment. prominence in 2012 when he became the first male and youngest Joshua released his first album, Well Done, on December winner of BET’s Sunday Best during the show’s fifth season. A native of Greeleyville, South Carolina, Rogers grew up singing 4, 2012. The album featured songs performed by Rogers on and playing the drums in the Apostolic church pastored by his Sunday Best. Well Done debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel grandmother. He graduated Album Charts with 5,917 sales in its first week. from C.E. Murray High School in 2012. Come see Joshua Rogers in person at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 9th at the Dynacon Event Center, 2100 East Wendover Joshua auditioned for the Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information on fifth season of Sunday Best in the celebration visit online at for tickets. Atlanta, and was immediately a Tickets are now $25.00. (Please see their ad on pg. 13) favorite of fans and the celebrity judging panel of Yolanda This is a SCM Productions.

Sunday’s Best Winnner Joshua Rogers Comes to Greensboro

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“10th Annual Cancer Awareness Gala” November 9, 2013

“Friends of Faith and Hope” presents “Embracing Faith” an annual event honoring individuals in the community who have battled with cancer. Darlene Evans is the “Unsung Hero” who decided to turn a traumatic personal experience into a positive opportunity for others. Darlene was devastated when her young god-daughter died at age 16 of cancer. After much grief and prayer, the Lord impressed upon Darlene’s heart to create an organization, “Friends of Faith and Hope,” with the main goal being encouragement and honor for families who are or have been impacted by this deadly disease. This year six recipients will be honored: George Brown, Nancy Cameron, Kenneth Lee, Tevin Pegues, Keshia Sessoms, and Booker T. Wilson. Please come and join us in our 10th year celebration Gala. We are excited that this year our Master of Ceremony is Joseph Level, the Mistress of Ceremony is Pastor Sonya Blair, and the Guest Speaker is Bishop George W. Brooks, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Inc. Greensboro, NC; Music by Saxophonist Travis Wilson, dinner will be served and much love will be shared. Tickets are $40; join us at NCA&T State University Stallings Ballroom 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, NC, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 6:00pm. For more information contact Darlene Evans at (336) 965-1583


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Roy Blackwell Memorial Scholarship Fund Thank you so very much for the scholarship that I have been awarded. The Roy Blackwell Memorial Scholarship has allowed me to complete my Associates Degree in Business. My husband is on disability, and with my daughter in college and two sons close behind, our finances have been tight. Your kindness and generosity has made it possible for me to attain this goal. I am incredibly grateful to you for this opportunity to move closer to a successful career in business. Sincerely,

Stefanie McAdoo

If you would like more information on making a contribution or obtaining a scholarship, please contact Apostle FaigerM. Blackwell at faiger@aol. com or (336)213-2016.


“Get a New Look”

system. Casey Massey and her staff at Positive Image align well with Deja Groove’s philosophy.”

Donna Farmer, owner of Deja Groove Salon and Spa is pleased to welcome Casey Massey and the staff and clients from Positive image to the Deja Groove team at Holly Center, Suite 106, 422 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC. In making the announcement Mrs. Farmer expressed excitement about the addition of these professionals to the staff at Deja Groove. Casey Massey of Positive Image commented that the well established reputation of Deja Groove, its strong presence in the area, its convenient/central location and its comprehensive salon and spa menu of services offers expanded services to both clients of Deja Groove and Positive Image. Ms. Massey noted “With the blending of these two teams of talented professions, we are sure to deliver the best salon experience for clients.”

For additional information about Deja Groove, visit Or call 584-0542/ 229-HAIR. Also please stop by for a tour of our spa and salon facility. We invite you to make a consultation with our lead esthetician, Hannah Fitch or Dr. Evans by appointment to discuss the beauty of skin care and cosmetic procedures. Look at our services below: *Extensions *Make-Up *Styling *Hair Cuts *Hair Color *Curl Reducers *Texture Waves *Nail Care *Massage - Services provided by North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists *Skin Care *Body Treatments *Waxing

Salon Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

11am - 5pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 7pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 3pm Closed

Deja Groove Salon and Spa Donna Farmer, owner of Deja Groove Salon and Spa and her team of professionals recently celebrated the business’ 10th anniversary. In January of 2012, Allure Medical, under the supervision of Dr. Rick Evans, integrated its cosmetic services at Deja Groove. Positive Image has over 30 years of service in the area. Deja Groove is a full-service firm that specializes in full service salon and spa delivery. Deja Groove has dedicated and experienced professionals ranging from over 30 years in the industry to recent certifications in new processes. Deja Groove was established in 2001 by Donna Farmer. Mrs. Farmer noted “Deja Groove Salon and Spa’s philosophy has always been based on developing a relationship with each client. Style, service and sincerity within a stress-free environment are our trademarks. These key characteristics are not only the foundation of our corporate philosophy; these characteristics define our total service delivery

422 Huffman Mill Rd. Suite 106 (Right behind Panera Bread) Burlington, NC 27215 336-584-0542 E-Mail:

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I would like to give a sincere thanks to Blackwell Funeral Home, Inc. for providing excellent service to my Aunt Mrs. Naomi Torain Wade. Thanks to all the staff. You are truly some beautiful people. With Sincere Thanks and Apprection, Angela Nixon November 2013 - Pinnacle



“Have You Traveled Downtown Lately?”

Since the inception of DDI, Downtown has witnessed significant growth in its tax base through Geoff Durham, the new president of the downtown- development that is guided by the Downtown focused economic Master Plan. The Master Plan is sensitive to development group smart growth principles, respects the renovation of Downtown Durham historic properties, and places growth where major Inc., said in his public infrastructure already exists. first week on the job that his “task one” is keeping downtown’s momentum moving forward.

In 2001, DDI formed a sister 501(c)3 organization named Renaissance Downtown Durham, Inc., (ReDDI) to promote and assist the City and County in the revitalization, historic preservation, and development of downtown Durham, in a manner Geoff was formerly consistent with the Downtown Master Plan.

the economic development director of Fairfax, Va., a city of 22,565, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Fairfax is in the heart of Fairfax County, Va., the most populous county in the state with more than 1 million people. Prior to that, he managed a business improvement district in Silver Spring, Md., which, like Fairfax County, abuts Washington, D.C.

Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI) is a 501(c) 6 organization, formed in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Since then Downtown Durham, Inc., has sought to build a foundation for the future of downtown. Our mission is very specific—create an environment for private development in Downtown Durham by focusing our efforts in five main project areas: *Economic Development *Appearance


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*Parking *Promotion

Downtown Durham Inc Bull City Business Center 115 Market Street, Suite 213 Durham, NC 27701 p. 919.682.2800 f. 919.682.1980 The DDI staff is committed to the revitalization and economic development of downtown Durham.


Come Visit Blue Coffee Blue Coffee located at 202 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 27701,, was first acquired in 2005 and has grown into a successful restaurant model situated in the downtown area of Durham, NC. The goal of Blue is to serve up some great classics. Come on out and have a taste today. Gwen Matthews is the current owner of Blue Coffee. Imagine yourself in Durham during the 1920s. On the eve of the Depression, you find yourself walking along Parrish St., staring at the tall rectangular brick buildings, noticing the smoke billowing from the rooftops, and before you cross Corcoran, you stop to let a Model T grumble past you. This is where Jim found himself the day he cast his glance upon Aunt Johnnie, the most striking woman he had ever met. They spoke but for a few minutes. He learned of her travels, and her passion for cooking. In all but a few moments he found himself carried away, and for months afterward found himself constantly returning to the memory of that day. He didn’t know where she lived or what she did, but he knew that if he continued to wait at the crossroad of Parrish and Corcoran, she may appear once more, and that their conversation could resume. He was so overwhelmed by the thought of her that he was willing to wait a lifetime. We can’t be sure if Jim was ever able to cross paths with Aunt Johnnie after that fateful day. While you eat, drink, and enjoy your time at Blue, make sure to keep an eye out, for we know Jim would be happy you did. Below are just a few samples of the Blue Coffee menu:

Cluck-N-Waffle A classic. Delicious fried chicken accompanied with a Belgium waffle. Comes with two side pieces and eggs. *4 Fried Chicken Wings *Full Belgium Waffle *2 Eggs Cooked to Order *1 Reg Side Piece $9.75

Two Timer Your choice of two thick french toast or two half fluffy waffles, and two eggs. Pick two meat sides. Choose French Toast or Belgium Waffle. *2 Eggs *2 Meat Sides *2 Reg Sides $11.25

Lunch Favs * People love these lunch items too!

Big Ham 100% Fresh ham. Comes with your choice of soft white or wheat Kaiser roll, lettuce, tomato, American or Prov Cheese, Blue Secret Sauce. $6.50

Breakfast Favs * People absolutely love all of these items! The Gold & Bold Three fluffy pancakes served with your choice of two sides and eggs. * 3 pancakes* 1 Meat Side Piece *2 Eggs * 1 Reg Side Piece $7.75

A Hot Mess A yummy mountain of flavored pancakes made to order with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Comes with two side pieces and eggs. *3 Pancakes *1 Meat Side *2 Eggs *1 Reg Side Piece *Flavored Syrup *Whipped Cream *Cherry $9.75

Parrish St. Classic Thick white or wheat bread guaranteed to get you stuffed. Comes with egg and your choice of meat. Pick either American or Provolone cheese. *Thick white or wheat bread *Eggs *1 Meat Side *American or Provolone Cheese $5.95

It‘s a Wrap The ideal breakfast wrap to jump start your day. Includes eggs, and your choice of meat. Get that day started! *Large Warm Tortilla *Loaded with sautéed veggies *Choice of 1-3 Meats *American or Provolone Cheese $6.25

Smoke’n Turkey Having a hard day? Our Smoked Turkey is just what you need to turn it around. Comes with your choice of soft white or wheat Kaiser roll, lettuce, tomato, Blue Secret Sauce. $6.95

Ruff Rider Try our 100% roast beef sandwich on a Southwestern bilillo roll, white or wheat Kaiser roll, or bread, cheese, red onions, lettuce, tomato, and Blue Secret Sauce. $6.95

The Veggie Your Choice of bread, all veggies, choice of condiments, cheese.


Mama Mia! A delightful breaded chicken sandwich with provolone cheese, smothered in marinara sauce on a toasted roll. $6.95

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Serving God as a First Lady

grandchildren: Cohen.

Harry Emanuel, Aliyah, Charity, Trinity, and Joshua

Elder Linda B. Cohen shares diligently in the ministry with her husband, the renowned Bishop Harry L. Cohen as Pastors of the New Covenant and St. Mariah Churches. She is a woman who possesses a great love for people and is an exuberant delight to be around.

Elder Cohen’s ministry has called her to minister the Word of God in many Women Conferences, Seminars and Special Services. She challenges women all around to become women of excellence, freedom, purpose, prayer and grace. She is anointed to bring radical change and spiritual breakthroughs to individuals that she ministers to.

Elder Cohen is a native of Eden, North Carolina and now resides in Elon, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Morehead High School, Eden, North Carolina. Her education was continued at Rockingham County Community College, Wentworth, North Carolina, where she was certified in Data Processing. She later received a Certificate of Counseling from the Heritage Bible College, Dunn, North Carolina. She is currently furthering her Theological Studies at the North Carolina Bible College in Durham, North Carolina.

Her first priority is to please the Lord and be faithful to His Word. Then, to be a loving wife to her husband, the best mother to her children and the all-a-round nana to her grandchildren are among her list of priorities.

Elder Cohen received her Credential of Ordination in September of 1998. She serves the community as a Minister of the Gospel, First Lady and Director of the Women’s Ministry of the New Covenant Holy Church, Burlington, North Carolina, and Director of the New Covenant Daycare Center. She also serves as the Assistant to the Pastor at St. Mariah United Holy Church in Reidsville, North Carolina. She is the President of the Bishops’ and Ministers’ Wives and Widows of the Southern District Convocation of the United Holy Church of America, Inc. She also holds the office of President for the Missionary Department of the Southern Western District Union. Among all these things she is a friend to everyone she meets. She is the mother of two sons: LeGrande and Harold Cohen and the auntmother of Elder Jeffrey Broadnax. She is very proud of her five


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Elder Cohen’s heart desire is to instruct, inspire, equip and empower individuals to walk in the principles of God, enabling them to reach their fullest potential in Christ.

Weekly Services Sunday Morning Prayer 8:00 am Sunday New Members Class 10:00 am Sunday Morning Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Senior Citizen Luncheon 11:30 am Wednesday Mid-Week Bible Study & Prayer Service 6:30 pm Monday Bible Study 12:00pm

New Covenant United Holy Church 1258 Apple Street, Burlington, NC 27217 336-228-6382 Bishop Harry L. Cohen, Pastor


“Youth Pastors run to the season of life that most people run away from.” - SYMC The following is from the Youth Pastor Eric Dudley of Apple’s Chapel Christian Church: I could make myself sound really awesome or really boring. I think I will stick with “really real” and just share with you about my life, family, and testimony of how I came to experience God’s amazing love. I was not brought up in church. The only time we went were for those special holidays, you know the ones - Easter and Christmas. My parents ended up divorcing when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I struggled through a lot of resentment toward them for messing up my life and thinking only about themselves. I moved back and forth a lot between my mom and my dad. Never spent more than a couple of years in one school after that. At about the age of 14, I was hanging out with a good friend when a church van pulled up and asked us if we wanted to go to Vacation Bible School. Neither one of us had ever been to anything like that so we ran and asked our moms. That would be a life changing moment for me. At Vacation Bible School I gave my life to the Lord; the teacher was sharing with us about the love that God has for each of us and at that time in my life that was the kind of love I wanted, unfailing, unwavering, unending, unselfish, and unconditional. A couple of years later, I met my lovely wife Renae in high school and we began dating. I started attending youth group with her at Apple’s Chapel. Almost 3 years later we married at the nice young age of 19. We started getting involved in church by helping with student ministry at Apple’s Chapel. We had Jacob in May of 1999 right after my 21st birthday and on Renae’s 21st birthday. Then came Jenna in February of 2001. At the age of 22, I went on a mission trip with the youth group as a leader and little did I know that this trip to Saltillo, Mexico would change my life forever. It was on this trip that I began to feel the call to serve in ministry. It’s almost like one of those “ah ha” moments when you realize what you are really supposed to be doing with your life. When we returned from the trip I didn’t tell anyone about the overwhelming pull on my life to serve God in full-time ministry. It took me a couple of weeks before I met with the pastor of our church and then it took me a few more days to let Renae know what I felt like God was doing in my life.

Renae was very encouraging and the pastor encouraged me to visit Piedmont Baptist College, which I did and would later attend. I started at Piedmont in the fall of 2001, which would be the place where I would make lifelong friends. I took a job at a church in 2003 as an associate pastor; I would work there for 4 years before taking the youth pastor position here at Apple’s Chapel in 2007. While at Apple’s Chapel, I graduated from Piedmont in the spring of 2007. After several miscarriages and a lot of heartache, we were blessed with the arrival of our third child, Lucy, in October of 2010. I have had the opportunity to see God at work in the valleys and mountain peaks of life. God is so amazing and His love is eternal. Behind the scenes: Renae and I have been married for almost 15 years. I have been chaplain for Eastern Guilford varsity football team since 2008, an assistant coach for Eastern Guilford varsity boys basketball team since 2011, coached basketball at BSM recreation for 3 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, playing softball and basketball, coaching, and being a youth pastor to some of the coolest students ever. I love Mtn. Dew and listening to contemporary Christian music. Oh yeah, can’t forget, I’m a Duke fan. You can also check out my Facebook page or send me a friend request.

Visit them for their Various Services: Sunday 9:00AM: Sunday School 10:15AM: Morning Worship 5:00PM: Youth Meeting Wednesday 7:00PM: Youth Group & Adult Bible Study 8:15PM: Choir Practice

Apple’s Chapel Christian Church

7345 Hwy 61 N, Gibsonville, NC 27249 Phone: (336) 656-9853 Fax: (336) 656-7824

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The Affordable Care Act and How it will Affect You By: Cyril L. NeSmith Sr. DualVision Insurance Services a division of DualVision Incorporated

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as ObamaCare has started with many issues with people trying to enroll online at The government has committed to fixing the issues as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the main question by millions of people is: What are the other options to apply for coverage? 1. Apply with a paper application. Application can be printed online at 2. Apply by phone, call 1-800-3182596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).


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3. Find in-person help. Local certified agent. Below are the items you will need: Before you begin, it may help to have this information ready: Social Security numbers (SSNs) Document numbers for eligible immigrants who want health coverage Birth dates Paystubs, W-2 forms, or other information about your family’s income Policy/member numbers for any current health coverage Information about any health coverage from a job that’s available to you or your family Over the next several issues of the Pinnacle we will give more detailed information about the ACA subsidies, fees, plans & answer your questions. Please send your questions to pinnaclepaper@ Mr. NeSmith can be reached at (336) 229-5545 and his office is located at 1052 South Church Street Burlington, NC 27215.


…Touching Hearts …Growing Lives… Changing The World Rev. Dr. Anne Walker Sims grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, although she considers her parents’ hometown of Milan, Tennessee as “home”, too. She attended the College of William and Mary, intending to become a marine biologist, and graduated in 1994 with a double major in Environmental Science and Spanish. She returned to Virginia Beach to look for work, but knew that God was calling her in a different direction than she had planned, and began exploring ways to serve in the church in response. In 1997, she became a student at Duke Divinity School, and then a student pastor at the Salem-Harris Chapel charge in 1999. She has served churches in Kinston and southern Wayne County before becoming the Associate Pastor at Ann Street United Methodist Church in 2006, where she has served the past 7 years. In 2010, she completed her Doctor of Ministry at Drew Theological School in the Leadership in the 21st Century track. Teaching, preaching, and helping people connect to God are the chief elements of Anne’s calling. While at Duke, Anne met and married Alabama native Rev. Ben Sims. They graduated together in 2001 and were proud to be ordained elders together in 2004. Ben is the pastor of the Grace-CaVel United Methodist Church. The Sims family has no human children, but they share their home with 2 dogs: 16 year old Paraclete Duke (Cletus) and one and a half year old Bama Spirit (Spirit). They root for Alabama football, Duke basketball, and the Durham Bulls. We believe in the Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28.19) — therefore, as the Church, the Lord has called us to live in Christian community.

and dwelt among us in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners. In his passion he suffered, was crucified, died, was buried, and on the third day he rose from the dead — therefore, as the church, we are called to live as incarnational people, that live as servants of all. We believe that the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith (Romans 1.16) — therefore, we want to share with all the world the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord. We believe that the Lord loves us just the way we are, while at the same time loves us too much to leave us the way we are (Deuteronomy 30.19-20) — therefore, the Holy Spirit guides and leads the church to nurture one another in Christian faith and love, and to grow in holiness (1 Peter 2.1-10). We believe that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a missional God (Exodus 3.6-12). A God that sent his only Son in order that the world might be saved through him (John 3.16-17) — therefore, as the Church, the Lord has called us to live as a missional people.

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Mrs. Shannon Renell Miles Royster Mrs. Shannon Renell Miles Royster, 43, of 909 B Washington Street, died October 3, 2013, at 909 A Washington Street. She was the daughter of Mr. Frank Yellock (Carolyn) of Westchester, NY and Ms. Deborah Jean Miles Coachman of Burlington, NC. She was the spouse of Mr. James Anthony Royster of the home. Mrs. Royster was a Human R e s o u r c e Representative with Schenker, Inc. in Greensboro. She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Community Watch and former member of the New Covenant Junior Choir. She liked to care for family members. She loved to fish, cook on the grill, go to the beach, and gardening. She especially loved her nephews and nieces. She is survived by one son, Jerious Tyron Jordan of the home; two brothers, Brandon Coachman (Brittany) and Kenrick Burnette, both of Burlington, NC; a stepsister, Charley Matthews of West Chester, NY; maternal grandmother, Christine Miles Paylor of Burlington; paternal grandfather, Morris Yellock of Camden, NY; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Faucette. The funeral was held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Ebenezer UCC with the Rev. Dr. Larry Covington delivering the eulogy. Burial followed at North Lawn Cemetery.


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“Ronnie” Porter, 71, of 1014 Trollinger Road, died Oct. 6, 2013, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.


She was the wife of Mr. Alfred M.C. Porter, of the home, and the daughter of Mr. Herman Hicks and Mrs. Leora Medearis Hicks, both deceased. She was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church of Austin, Texas, the Order of The Eastern Star and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Mrs. Porter loved bowling and enjoyed creating arts and crafts as well as making jewelry. She was a very talented artist. She was a world traveler and lived internationally with her husband for many years. Survivors include her son, André M. Porter (Deborah) of Portales, N.M.; daughters, Terri V. Lundy (Todd) of Austin, Texas and Stacey D. Sanders (Heawatha “Pete”) of Fayetteville; brother, Herman “John” Hicks Jr. (Zelma) of Houston, Texas; sister-inlaw, Audrey Porter McCain of Burlington; special niece, DéNeece Henry (Reginald) of Knoxville, Tenn.; special grandniece and nephew, Tiffany Henry of Torrance, Calif. and Russell Henry of Fairfax, Va.; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret “Loy” Shearard. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. Burial was held in the Linwood Cemetery, Graham, N.C.

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“Modsquad” Marley, 61, of 325 Barnes Street, died Oct. 7, 2013, at ARMC. He was the husband of Mrs. Agnes Parker Marley and the son of Mr. William Marley and Mrs. Annie Hinton Marley, both deceased. He was retired from Elder Hosiery. He loved listening to music, especially the Canton Spirituals, and watching westerns. Mr. Marley loved meeting people, never met a stranger, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also loved cars. In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by a son, Jerry D. Marley Jr. (Michelle R.) of Burlington; daughters, Pamela Enoch (Ray) of Green Level and Latesha Henry (Gary) of Burlington; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry, William and Curtis Marley; and three sisters, Mary Rogers, Frances Norman and Marie Marley. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. Burial followed in North Lawn Cemetery.

Miss Jasmine Strother Miss Jasmine Strother, 23, of 501 Shelly Ridge Lane, Apt. 104, died Oct. 7, 2013, at Duke University Hospital. Funeral services will be held in Washington, D.C. at a later date.

Baby Aiden Lequan Johnson On October 10, 2013, God sent His angels to bring home His little angel, Baby Aiden Lequan Johnson. Ms. Ashley Renee Johnson was

blessed with Baby Aiden on June 24, 2013 in Alamance County. Baby Aiden was only here a brief three months but within those months he left sweet memories with all who crossed his path. Baby Aiden leaves to cherish these memories: his mother, Ashley Renee Johnson of the home; one brother, Amari Tequan Johnson of the home; maternal grandmother, Shelba Jean Hester of the home; three aunts-Sharon Johnson of Burlington, Alicia Lawson of Greensboro and Erica Thompson (Haywood) of Burlington; three uncles-Jarvis Johnson (Stephanie) of Efland, Tyrone Johnson of Burlington and Terry Johnson of Kingston, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends. Baby Aiden was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ted Williamson.

(Stephanie) of Burlington; brother, John Nathaniel Goins of Burlington; sisters, Brenda Walker of Graham, Hilda “Peaches” Harvey and Penny Miles, both of Burlington; three grandchildren, Steva Burnette, Steven Burnette and Jazyia Wright; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral was held on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer UCC, with the Rev. Dr. Larry E. Covington delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in North Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Lewis David Yellock Mr. Lewis David Yellock, 64, of 547 N. Fisher St., died Oct. 12, 2013, at ARMC.

The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in the Mary A. Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington, by the Rev. Bernard Coble. Burial followed in the North Lawn Cemetery.

He was the son of Mr. Raymond Louis Yellock and Mrs. Hattie Richmond and the stepson of Mrs. Annie R. Yellock, all deceased.

Mrs. Frances “Neat” Wright Sellars

Survivors include his daughter, Donna Williamson of Burlington; sister, Lisa Yellock Taylor (Kevin) of Elon, N.C.; grandchildren, DéAndrea and KéAudrey Williamson; an honorary son, Richard Boswell Sr. of Burlington; four honorary daughters, Robin Clark of Greensboro, Denise Bradley, Sharon Tapp (Deon) and Raven Malone, all of Burlington; special friend, Edith Stevens of Burlington; 15 honorary grandchildren; and a number of honorary great-grands; aunt, Pearl Gant of Burlington; uncle, Leroy Bigelow of New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Frances “Neat” Wright Sellars, 60, of 1007 Preston Street, died Oct. 12, 2013, at Alamance Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Mr. Thomas “Boo Boo” Sellars and the daughter of Mr. Joseph Wright of Burlington and the late Mrs. Grace Goins Wright. Mrs. Sellars was a member of Ebenezer UCC and often attended Christian Tabernacle as well. She loved shopping, spending time with her family and watching movies - especially actions and westerns. She also loved her dog, Peanut. In addition to her father, she is survived by a son, Taurus Wright

He loved fishing and hunting and was very creative.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Nathaniel and John O’Daniel Yellock.

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Sunsets cont. from pg. 16 The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. Burial was held in North Lawn Cemetery.

Ms. Marilyn Virginia Richmond Lea God in His infinite wisdom, called home His daughter, Ms. Marilyn Virginia Richmond Lea on October 13, 2013 at her residence. Marilyn was born on March 8, 1967 to Mr. Jerry Linsey Richmond of Leasburg, NC and Ms. Martha Richmond of Burlington, NC. She was a member of Allen Chapel Baptist Church. She loved to cook and work with her flowers in the garden. She loved her family and her grandchildren, taking care of her children and her dog, Nellie Bell. Marilyn leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, Tim Richmond of Burlington; a special friend “fiancé”, James Richmond of Leasburg; two brothers, Terry Richmond of Asheboro and Jerry Farmer of Yanceyville; one sister, Nannie Richmond of Roxboro; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Tim Richmond. The funeral was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home-Burlington.

Mr. Eddie Lee Willis Mr. Eddie Lee Willis passed away from this earthly life

on October 17, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Eddie was born on December 11, 1962 to the late Robert Wentford Willis, Sr. and the late Emma Tate Willis in Alamance County. He worked as a barber as he loved cutting hair. He also loved motorcycles, racing, cars and dogs especially rottweilers. Weightlifting was also a great passion of his. He also enjoyed sharing stories with his family and friends. Eddie leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, April Nicholle Siler of Spring Lake, NC and Eyone Leshay Warren of Burlington, NC; one brother, Robert Wintford Willis, Jr. of Burlington, NC; two sisters, Joan Ellen Willis Poteat and Joyce Elder Willis both of Burlington, NC; two grandchildren, William Jay Rodriguez and Amir Warren Bigelow; two nieces; one nephew; one great nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Jean Willis Martin. A memorial service was held on October 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral HomeBurlington.

Ms. Donzaleigh “Li’l Bit” Thaxton Ms. Donzaleigh “Li’l Bit” Thaxton, 44, of 707 Tucker St., died Oct. 20, 2013, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Mr. Lawrence Farris of Elon, N.C. and Mrs. Christine Thaxton Wright of Burlington. She loved cleaning, singing and always had a pleasant smile.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Brittany Thaxton of Burlington; special friend, Wayne Springfield of Burlington; brothers, Lawrence Thaxton and Cedric Wright, both of Burlington; sisters, Lisa Wright, Tiffany Wright and Yolanda Wright, all of Burlington; the father of her children, Vernel Ray Crisp Sr. of Roxboro, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Vernel Ray Crisp Jr. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. Burial followed in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Juanita O. Alston Mrs. Juanita O. Alston, 91, of 360 N. St. John Street, died Oct. 23, 2013, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Mr. James “Honey” Alston and the daughter of Mr. Minter T. Hadley and Mrs. Roberta G. Cotton Hadley, both deceased. Mrs. Alston was a member of Pittsboro Church of God, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, missionary and member of the choir. She was an Elder of the Church and Mother of the church. She was a member of the Graham Bible Band. She loved to cook (especially pound cake), read the Bible, counsel people and loved her family. Survivors include her son, Glenn Ray Hadley of New Jersey; brothers, Willie R. Hadley (Ruth B.) of Graham and Edward Hadley (Paulette) of Pittsboro; sisters, Joyce

McKissick and Delois Hadley, both of Pittsboro; six grandchildren, Ray Hadley of Kentucky, Cherry Hadley of Burlington, Michael Hadley (Montrena) of Mebane, Woody Hadley of Graham, and Kiesha Hadley and Glenray Hadley, both of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Macie Hadley of Pittsboro; brother-in-law, the Rev. Peter Bell of Pittsboro; and a host of great- and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives of the Alston family, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brother, Isaiah Pete Hadley (Maude), Clyde Lee “Ted” Hadley and Alvis Hadley; five sisters, Rebecca Crump (Clarence), Annie Mae Stone (Ambrose), Junior Grace Bell, Baggelea Hadley and Gracie Jeraldine Baldwin (Thomas); and a brotherin-law, James McKissick. The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Pittsboro Church of God, with the Rev. Edward McAdams delivering the eulogy. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ms. Saundra Mae Enoch Ms. Saundra Mae Enoch, 52, of 1214 N NC Highway 49, died on October 23, 2013 at Alamance Hospice Home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Preston Enoch and Mrs. Millie Mae Fuller Enoch of Burlington, N.C. Survivors include one son, Brandon Lee Wiley of Apex, NC; two brothers, Joseph Enoch and Douglas Enoch both of Burlington, NC; two sisters, Marie Enoch of Gibsonville, NC and Loretta Enoch of Haw River, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She worked as a nursing assistant until her health declined. She loved to read, cook and spend time with her family. A funeral will be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home. The family request gifts be made to Alamance Hospice Home.

Mr. Charles B. “Dodd” Smith Jr. Mr. Charles B. “Dodd” Smith Jr., 87, of 942 Boone Road, died Oct. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Guilford County, the son of the late Charles B. Smith, Sr. and Catherine Smith. He married the late Althea M. Smith and to that union eight children were born. He received his education from the Guilford County Schools. He was an active member of Clapp’s Chapel A.M.E. Church where he served faithfully for many years. He was the founder and chairperson of “The Honest Days’ Work” Program; former Sunday School Teacher, member of the Male Chorus, and The Steward Board (Emeritus). Brother Charles loved The Lord and believed in serving and praising Him, and always encouraged others to do the same. He was a member of the Greater Whitsett Ruritan Club, The McLeansville Lodge #621 where he served as Past Master, Whitsett Improvement Association, and a member of The Old Ship of Zion Choir of Sedalia, NC. Brother Smith was a former employee of Sears and Roebuck, and Lorillard Tobacco Company, from which he retired after 30 years of meritorious service. After retirement he pursued his passions of gardening, fishing, hunting, traveling, and singing. He loved laughter and always flashed that million dollar smile. He had a joke for everyone no matter what the situation

was. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael; three sisters-Mildred Stewart, Jessie Conyers, and Irene Smith; and a grandson, Stephen Smith. His memory will be forever cherished by: four daughters-Carol Jean of the home, Patsy, Michelle Turner (Melvin) of Greensboro, and Sheila Givens of California; three sons–Clinton Smith, Sr. (Minerva) of Whitsett, Charles B. Smith, III (Carol) of Lithonia, GA and Reginald Smith (Cheryl) of Greensboro; one brother, Clyde Smith of Greensboro; one sister, Edna Boyd of High Point; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ms. Jeune Paylor; a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and family friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Clapp Chapel AME Church, 1301 Piney Grove Road, Whitsett. Burial was in Alamance Memorial Park.

Bishop Benjamin Louis Stubbs God, in His infinite wisdom, called Bishop Benjamin Louis Stubbs from labor to glory on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Bishop Benjamin was born on November 9, 1946 to the late Bishop N. G. Stubbs and the late Mrs. Odella Torain Stubbs. He was the Presiding Bishop of the United True Vine Holiness Churches, Inc. and Pastor of Mount Moriah Holiness Church both in Graham, North Carolina and the Full Gospel Holiness Church in Aberdeen, North Carolina. He also retired from Elon Home for Children where he served as Vice President of Special Programs as well as the Director of the Crisis Care Diagnostic and Evaluation Center. Sunsets cont. on pg. 22

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“We Came. We Saw. We Conquered.”

An emotional Wallace, who admitted lifting off the throttle of his No. 54 Tundra with a big lead while entering the race’s final turn because he was in tears, said it was special “to do it in Wendell Scott’s backyard” after befriending the family of Scott, who died in 1990.

Becoming the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race was a triumph of patience for Darrell Wallace Jr. On October 26, 2013, Wallace became the first African American driver to win in one of NASCAR’s national series since 1963, winning the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The only previous win by an African American driver was by Wendell Scott in the Grand National Division, now the Sprint Cup Series, on December 1, 1963.

“If Wendell Scott was alive I would like to call him, but I can call Wendell Scott Jr.,” he said. “(Wendell Scott) was watching over me this race. It all goes to him.”

He hopes it’s also worth the wait for a sport that has spent much of the past decade trying to diversify a traditionally lily-white roster of drivers after claiming only one black winner in its first 65 years. “I want to be a role model and inspiration to the younger kids and just change the sport as a whole and for the better, and winning helps everything,” Wallace, 20, said. “I think that’ll help kind of pave its own way there and hopefully get my name out there even more. That’s what I’ve been trying to do is to get my name out there to keep pushing (and) striving for kids younger than me to get in the sport.”

Wendell Scott is a native of nearby Danville (about 30 miles east of the track), and a Virginia historical marker was erected on a nearby highway marker in April to honor the career of Scott, who didn’t celebrate in victory lane because he wasn’t recognized as the winner until the next day. Darrell Wallace, Jr. (born October 8, 1993 in Mobile, Alabama) is an African-American professional stock car racing driver. Signed as a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, Wallace currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 54 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The son of a white father and African-American mother, Wallace was born in Mobile, Alabama but grew up in Concord, North Carolina. He started racing in the Bandolero and Legends car racing series, as well as local late model events, at the age of nine; he often had to deal with racism among other competitors.[1] In 2005, he won 35 of the Bandolero Series’ 48 races held that year; in 2008 he became the youngest driver to win at Franklin County Speedway in Virginia. Darrell began competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, a developmental series, in 2010; driving for

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These following are Pt. IV of the tips that were emailed to us by Brenda 32. Sit on your ego. Brown from a friend of hers, A.Rawiya Nash. Each month we will be sharing Useful Emails from various people, so if you have a useful tip you 33. Talk less; listen more. would like to share, please feel free to email it to pinnaclepaper@gmail. 34. Slow down. com or An Angel says, ‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.’

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe. 36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAYOF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ (Romans 8:31)

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To Gain Knowledge Visit the Chamber The Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce is your connection to success! We are a membership-based, volunteerled, non-profit community and economic development organization. The chamber provides a wealth of resources and support for new and existing businesses, visitors and tourists, current and relocating residents to the area, and the general public. We serve as a marketing organization with three major functions, including helping the membership to enhance their business growth, economic development activities geared toward attracting and retaining industry, and the Convention & Visitors Mac Williams, President Bureau, promoting and serving the of Alamance Chamber of visitors market. Commerce We offer a variety of options for promoting your business including: online through our website, personal networking, sponsoring high profile events, targeted direct monthly mailings to our members, advertising in chamber publications, and even volunteering. Join today and become a part of an organization focused on building your success story.

a growing, global, family-owned business today. An early innovation of Glen Raven was panty-hose. Today, one of their signature products is a specialty engineered fabric called ‘Sunbrella’. As life and the economy in Alamance County was influenced, in its early history, from its location on the river and railroad, its modern life and economic history are influenced by its location on interstates and near airports. Alamance is located in north-central North Carolina halfway between (and under an hour from) two larger metro regions – the famed Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) to the east and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem) to the west. Alamance is connected to both regions by two interstates, 85 & 40, which run concurrently through the county. Each metro also has a major commercial airport connecting Alamance to the nation and the world. Given this proximity and connectivity to modern interstates and airports, Alamance County has adopted a marketing brand name: THE CAROLINA CORRIDOR. Today, Alamance County enjoys a more diverse economy, which still includes textile manufacturing and agriculture (including four wineries), but also includes advanced manufacturing, healthcare, retail, government, warehousing and distribution, and education. The county’s largest private sector employer is LabCorp, one of the largest medical testing companies in the world, which was founded here by a local entrepreneur, Dr. Jim Powell. Elon University and Alamance Regional Medical Center are each undergoing major growth initiatives and the corporate base continues to diversify as more businesses locate in THE CAROLINA CORRIDOR.

Proximity to the two neighboring metro areas and a more diversified local The mission of the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce is to economy fueled recent population and housing growth which, in turn, enhance the welfare of business and to promote and stimulate economic resulted in a surge in new retail development all of which continue to vitality in the Alamance County area for the benefit of its members and the change the life and economy of Alamance County. community. Join today and see for yourself how valuable the Chamber of Commerce can be for you and your business. Alamance County was founded in 1849 and the City of Graham was established as the county seat. However, county history pre-dates the American Revolutionary War when, in 1771, local militia prevailed in armed resistance against British taxation at ‘The Battle of Alamance’. Today, the site, located approximately 5 miles south of the interstates along NC 62 (Alamance Road), is a state historic site and is open to the public. Local life and the economy was agriculture based until well after the Civil War when textile manufacturing began to migrate here. Many textile firms set up in Alamance County along the Haw River taking advantage of its water and water power. The story of life and the textile economy in those early years is provided in a “living textile mill village” (including a textile museum) located in the Glencoe community along the Haw River north of Burlington. Textiles (and tobacco) grew to become the foundations of the local economy. Burlington Industries was founded here in the early 1900s and, over the next 100 years, became the largest textile company in the world. At the height of the industry’s dominance, Alamance County was the “hosiery capital” of the world as most of the manufacturers and most of those employed were textile manufacturing or related. However, at the beginning of this century, as the “global economy” became more prevalent, much of the legacy textile industry disappeared including Burlington Industries. However, many other textile firms adapted and changed including another local, family-owned company known as Glen Raven. Glen Raven was founded by the Gant family in 1881 and remains 20 Pinnacle - November 2013

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Southwestern Chicken Chili 1 cup chopped onions (2 medium) 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons cornmeal 2 tablespoons chili powder 3 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 ¼ lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 jar (16 oz) medium picante sauce 1 can (15 to 16 oz) pinto beans, undrained 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained Sliced green onion, if desired

In large bowl, mix cornmeal, chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt. Add chicken; toss to coat. Add chicken and any remaining seasoning mixture to vegetables in slow cooker. Gently stir in picante sauce, beans and tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low setting 6 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with green onion.

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Alamance Area & Rockingham Area: Winston Staunton (336) 512-9536 Southern Alamance & Chapel Hill: Karen Parrish (336) 260-1471 Brittany Parrish (336) 260-2482 Caswell & Southside VA: Grea Blackwell (336) 514-2909 Durham Area:

Recipe was submitted by Sandra Robertson, an employee of Labcorp, Burlington, NC and a member of In 3-to-4-quart slow cooker, mix Mount Herman United Methodist onions, bell pepper and garlic. Church, Graham, NC.

Pastors T & Michele Lee (919) 880-3602

Forsyth Area: Stacey R. Choate (336) 609-0858 Guilford Area: Grea Blackwell (336) 514-2909 Lexington & Thomasville Area: Lenora Bobo (336) 470-8388 Person Area: Rev. Cleavie Brandon (336) 583-5196 Rev. Theodora Moss (919) 323-5509 Pittsylvania County: Dwain Toomer (434) 710-9785

A FEW OF PINNACLE’S DISTRIBUTION SITES Alamance County Churches Arches Grove Belview Baptist Church Bethel Fellowship Church Burnett’s Chapel Cedar Cliff Holiness Church Christian Tabernacle Church Clinton Memorial Church Ebenezer UCC Elon Baptist First Baptist - Apple Street First Baptist Church-Graham Ganttown Baptist Church Gethesmane Church Glen Raven First Baptist Gospel Tabernacle Green Level Christian Church House of Prayer Jeffries Cross Maple Grove Baptist Melfield UCC Miles Chapel Church Miracle Temple Morgantown Baptist Morningstar Baptist Mt. Carmel Church New Birth Baptist New Covenant UHC New Pentecostal Church Queen’s Chapel AME Church Refuge Temple Church Stoney Creek AME Church St. Matthew AME St. Peter’s Holiness Church Stoney Creek AME True Revelation Baptist Visitor’s Chapel Waymon Chapel Alamance County Businesses Alamance Community College Alamance Health Dept. Amko Fairway One Atop

Atty. Christopher Watkins Atty. Early Kenan, Jr. Auto Zone Auto Parts Bennie Poteat Big Daddy Barber Shop Blackwell Bros. Florist Bur-Gra Meat Charles Drew Center Citgo Station - Mebane Cox Toyota Dave’s Discount Dave’s Mini Market Dick Shirley Dollar General Dominican Wrap Dr. Eason Dr. Pinnix-Bailey, DDS Dudley’s Eagles Food Mart Exxon Fairway One Stop God’s Favor Childcare Golden Eagle Tax Great Stops Taxi Hair in Motion Salon Harbor Inn High Profile Barbershop Joe Shopwell Mini Mart Joy Mart K Discount Beauty Supply Kanagroo Express KC Quickie Mart Kim’s Mart L & J Fashions L & M Barbershop Mini One Mart Nations Hair Care Center New Directions International Occasions O’Reilly Auto Part Piedmont Health Care Positive Youth Center Presbyterian Home

Pump Pack Rick’s Stop Mart / Sunoco Sam’s Mart Schewel’s Furniture Shell Station Steven’s Market Steven’s Market Tommy’ s Mini Mart Trinna’s Trinkets Trollinger’s West 70 Vogue West Webb Market Durham County Churches & Businesses Abiding Savior Luth. Evangelistic Angier Baptist Antioch Church Bethel Life Family Worship Center Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Faith Church Cameron Grove Baptist Church City of Joy Ministries Community Baptist Cox Memorial Freewill Baptist Ebenezer Missionary Church Ecclesia House of Prayer Emmanuel AME / Baptist Faith Assembly Church Faucette Memorial CME Church First Calvary Baptist Fisher Memorial United Holy Church George’s Restaurant Gethsemane Missionary Church Glad Tidings Grace Church of Durham Greater Walltown United Holiness Greater Word Holy Infant Catholic Church Immanuel 7-Day Church Kings Park International Lakeview Baptist Church Lakewood Baptist

Life Community Lincoln Memorial Love of God Missionary Church Lowes Grove Church Men’s Dorm Monroe Christian Center Morning Star Missionary Baptist Mt. Calvary Light House Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ Mt. Gilead Mt. Olive Church Mt. Vernon Baptist Mt. Zion Nehemiah Christian Center New Covenant Holiness Church New Creation United Methodist Church New Jerusalem Cathedral Church North East One Love Ministries Peace Missionary Piligrim Baptist Russell Memorial Seed Time & Harvest Fellowship Shepherds House Church St. Joseph Baptist Church St. Jospeh Place St. Mark True Way Holiness Union Baptist United House of Prayer for All People Victory Temple West Durham Baptist Women’s Dorm Forsyth County Churches & Businesses Carver Road Church of Christ Dellabrook Presbyterian Church Delta Arts Center Greater Cleveland Avenue Macadonia TVPH Church

Shiloh Baptist Church Shouse CME Temple Church Solid Rock Missionary Baptist St. Paul UMC St. Stephens Guilford County Churches & Businesses 7th Day Adventist Ashtae / Minority Business Dev Center Bessemer United Methodist Bethany Community Church Bethel AME Cappadocia Church Cedar Grove Baptist Clapp’s Chapel Destiny Christian Center Dudley’s Cosmetology Eagle Food Mart Emmanuel United Church of Christ Evangel Fellowship COGIC Faith Baptist First Baptist Fruit of the Spirit Genesis Baptist Godly Faith Christian Center Grace Lutheran Hall Station Hayes Memorial United Holy Holy Temple House of Prayer Jesus Is the Answer Deliverance Sanctuary Laughlin Memorial Lebauer Health Care Mack’s Chapel Metropolitan United Methodist Missionary Bible Study Mt Zion Baptist New Beginners Church

Distribution Sites cont. on pg. 23

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Sunsets cont. from pg. 17 He is survived by one god-son, Robert Beasley (Regina) of Greensboro; one daughter, Johanna Speight of Washington, DC; two brothers, Neal Stubbs (Sylvia) and Leon Stubbs both of Philadelphia, PA; one sister, Gloria Jean Stevens (Ernest) of New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Bishop Benjamin Louis Stubbs were held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00pm at Mt. Moriah Holiness Church, 609 E. Elm Street, Graham, North Carolina. Bishop Norris Mills provided Words of Comfort. Burial followed in the Alamance Memorial Park. ****************************

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me.

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I took His hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seems all to brief; Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.


You Will Never Live In This Moment Again By Shonté Hodnett Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast Although it is cliché to write about thankfulness for the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, I believe it is always necessary to take time to recognize and acknowledge a reason in life to be thankful. David Steindl-Rast clearly explained how gratefulness is the key to a happy life. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting more in life. Anyone who knows me personally knows I am always looking to progress in one or more areas of my life. Nevertheless, a state of contentment and gratefulness for what I currently have makes life better and more fun. It is much more stressful when I am continually concerned about gaining more or falling behind in the foot race of life. Life is not a race, it is a journey with unexpected twists and turns and hills and valleys along the way. Sit down, breathe, reflect and find something in your life to be thankful for, if it is nothing but the ability to sit peacefully and think clearly. Distribution Sites cont. from pg. 21 New Covenant New Life Ministries New Light Baptist Outreach Baptist Pit Stop Poplar Grove AME Power House of Deliverance Presbyterian Church of the Cross Providence Baptist Reba’s Hair Design Redeemer Episcopal Refuge Reid Memorial Shiloh Baptist Church St James Baptist St James Presbyterian St Matthews United Methodist St Paul Baptist St Phillips AME Zion St Stephens UCC St. John AME Church Trinity AME Zion

I started back writing in my planner last month. I do not know why I stopped. I felt so overwhelmed without using it. A friend of mine suggested I resume writing all of my daily tasks down. When I did, I literally felt less stress the very next day! For most of us, beginning in elementary school, we were giving agendas and class assignments designed with a specific end result in mind which was to pass to the next grade. We are trained to always plan for the future. Our past has the ability to affect our life today. Since this is true, our minds naturally reflect back to our past occasionally. By constantly looking forward, sometimes I forget to live in the moment. If you are too busy thinking about the future or habitually dwelling on the past, you will also be unable to fully notice how blessed you are right now. Plus, thinking about the future and past opens the door to comparison, which is how you can perceive something as not good enough. What you have now is all that exists, and comparing that to something that does not exist anymore or yet is an easy way to foster dissatisfaction. Like the old saying goes, “Past is History, Future is a Mystery and Today is a Gift and hence it is called the Present”. Take time to appreciate this moment right now. You will never live in this moment again. This year, as usual I am looking forward to a Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Whether this Thanksgiving you are blessed to spend time with family and friends or you are celebrating alone, you have a reason to be thankful. Do not be the person who takes life too seriously, who does not have time to have fun. Laugh and smile sometimes. Like my Pastor says, “I’ll let you borrow my smile if you promise to give it back!” I want to end this article with a poem I found about being thankful. Stay Encouraged.

Truth Deliverance Church Twin Oaks Church Union Grove United Holy Church United Institutional Baptist Church Unity Baptist Church Wadsworth Church We Are One Christian Fellowship Wells Memorial COGIC White Oak Grove Baptist

Orange County Churches & Businesses

Bethsada Baptist Greater Canaan Baptist Hunter’s Chapel Church Johnson Chapel AME Kimes Chapel Baptist Mebane First Baptist Mebane First Presbyterian Church Mt. Moriah Baptist New Life Tabernacle Church St. Luke’s Christian Church Citgo Gas Station Green Level Town Hall

Be Thankful Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations Because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge Because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you’re tired and weary Because it means you’ve made a difference. It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings. Author Unknown Have any comments about this article? You may email them to: SHodnettWriter@gmail. com

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Rockingham County Churches

Assembly Faith Bethel AME Church Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church Elm Grove Baptist First Baptist Church-Reidsville First Christian Church Free Spirit Ministry Garrett’s Grove UMC Greater Shining Light Baptist High Rock Grove True Vine Baptist

Rockingham County Businesses Advance Auto Parts Auto Zone Barnes Street Store Carolina Apothecary Cash Pawn Family Fare

Food Mart-Shell House of Music IH Food Johnson & Son Funeral Home Mr. Tuck Shoes O’Reilly Auto Parts Pelham Transportation Pine Forrest Pulliam Grocery Ross Store Spark & Son Shear Barber Shop South Scale Market The Cutting Room Barber Shop Weeks Grocery Store

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Urgent Care II

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Tough Times Demand Tough Actions Many families have lost their jobs or have been laid off temporarily. This has caused many hardships with grandparents often assuming the role of parents when it comes to burying their loved ones. Children are funeralizing parents who they thought had insurance only to find out that it had lapsed. BLACKWELL FUNERAL HOME has been helping and will continue to help during these trying times.


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