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Volume 43, Number 13

BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

The local NAACP branch elections went over without any issues as candidates ran unopposed in races for leadership roles and the executive committee. The Rev. Alvin Carlisle was elected president. He had announced his candidacy months ago, saying former N.C. Sen. Earline Parmon, who died in March, inspired him. At this crucial time for American democracy, and following last year’s local NAACP controversial election that had to be supervised by state NAACP officials after allegations of foul play, a quiet election is exactly what the local branch needed. According to branch members, Carlisle will be the first president in some time to begin his tenure with the local branch in good standing with the state board. In years pass, delegates were unable to vote during the state convention.

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Other newly elected officials are, Dan Piggott, vice president; Tonya McDaniel, second vice president; the outgoing president, Isaac “Ike” Howard, third vice president; and Jannette Piggott, treasurer. No one was elected for secretary, assistant secretary or assistant treasurer. According to interim secretary Linda Sutton, those positions will be

filled at a later date. Those chosen to serve on the executive committee are James W. Shaw, Rev. Keith Vereen, Walter Marshall, Stephen Hairston, Patrick Thomas, Jamie Transou, Doris

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S. Herrell, Mittie Glymph-Cooke, Stuart Cooke and Dr. Richard Wyderski. During an interview with The Chronicle, Carlisle said that during his term as president one of his main focus points will be improving underperforming schools in the area. “Our biggest focus will be improving the performance of our children in the public school system,” continued Carlisle. “Years ago, the NAACP sponsored after-school programs that were geared toward improving reading scores, and we’re looking to get back to that.” Carlisle said he will also look to promote black entrepreneurism, and build the connection between the community and elected officials. He said a lot of people believe there is a divide between politicians and the African-American community. Under his watch, the NAACP will look to be a hub where elected officials and

Shalom Project wants to bring workforce housing to W-S

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Tour emphasizes ‘buying black’ Patsy Squire admires a hat inside Body and Soul in downtown Winston-Salem last weekend during the Shop Small Bus Tour hosted by the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce.

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Shoppers explore the minority-owned business scene in W-S

BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

Last Saturday, the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce marked “Small Business Saturday,” the counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, by taking shoppers on a “Shop Small Bus Tour” of minority-owned businesses in the area. American Express founded Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2010.

Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Black Chamber rents a bus, and invites shoppers to go on a guided tour of the businesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that are owned and operated by men and women of color. This year, more than a dozen passengers boarded the bus to discover some of the city’s hidden gems. Throughout the voyage, organization President Randon Pender highlighted more than 30 different minority-owned ventures. As the bus traveled through the city, Pender served as the tour guide, calling out various locations where you can “buy black.” Pender mentioned when the organization started hosting the tours in 2013, the goal was to persuade local shop-

The site of the Budget Inn on Peters Creek Parkway may be transformed into workforce housing. That’s the hope of the Peters Creek Community Initiative PCCI, which is a subsidiary of the Shalom Project. The Shalom Project at Green Street Church is well known for its outreach programs to the economically disadvantaged. The PCCI has been working for years to revitalize the section of Peters Creek that runs between Silas Creek Parkway and Broad Street. Last week, the city approved $15,000 for a feasibility study PCCI wants to do on the corner of Peters Creek Parkway and Academy Street, which currently contains the Budget Inn and a former Ford dealership currently being leased by the Salvation Army. The motel has had issues Mitter with crime and urban blight for years. PCCI would like to acquire both properties, which are up for sale. It would like tp use the properties for workforce housing, some retail space and a new location for the Shalom Project and its services, like its free medical clinic, pharmacy and food pantry. “The hope is we’d be removing a really negative aspect along Peters Creek and replacing it with something positive,” said Shalom Project Director Lynn Brown at a Nov. 10 City Council finance committee meeting. PCCI has helped businesses acquire funds from the city’s Revitalizing Urban Commercial Areas (RUCA) program to help make improvements. PCCI Chair Kelly Mitter said those funds stimulated investment in the West Salem Shopping Center, resulting in improvements at the plaza. There’s a push at the plaza to try to attract new businesses, like a grocery store, to serve neighborhoods near it. He said that the presence of the Budget Inn across the street is making it hard to convince businesses to locate there. Mitter said that the project would act as a catalyst for development around the intersection. It’ll also provide workforce housing near downtown, which he said is greatly needed. “One of the criticisms of downtown’s revitalization is that there hasn’t been a lot of housing developed for folks

NCCU alums remember Chancellor Saunders-White

BY CASH MICHAELS FOR THE CHRONICLE

The proud Eagle Nation of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) continues in deep mourning for the loss of its leader last Saturday, Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, the first permanent female chancellor in NCCU’s history. Dr. Saunders-White, 59, died Nov. 26 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer, which she

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was diagnosed with in 2015. She took a medical leave last August. “So many of you have told me how strong I am with kind adjectives to reinforce it. While I am immensely appreciative of your kind expressions, I must say that as a child of God, I am only here today because of His continued grace and mercy, along with the reassurance of you all,” Saunders-White wrote to all of her supporters in an open letter in October. “Please

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know that my head is still held up high, delighted to continue to serve my Master as humbly as I know how. I am incredibly grateful for your compassion and love.” She signed it, “Deb.” The 11th chancellor in NCCU’s history, Saunders-White came to the school on June 1, 2013. Avon Ruffin, a member of the NCCU See NCCU alums on A2

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N.C. NAACP threatens civil unrest procedure T H E C H R ON I C LE

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If state lawmakers insert themselves into deciding North Carolina’s next governor, or changing the state Supreme Court to nullify Justice-elect Mike Morgan’s victory, there will be mass demonstrations and civil disobedience, promises N.C. NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber II. “We believe either attempting to stack the Supreme Court or deciding the governor’s race in the legislature is, and would be, a major civil rights violation of the right to vote and equal protection under the law,” Barber told hundreds of demonstrators during Monday night’s Moral Monday march and rally at the state Capitol in Raleigh. “We pledge to fight with every legal and moral tool we have, including, if necessary, mass civil disobedience.” Barber joined the ranks of those concern that the Republican majority in the N.C. General Assembly would appoint two new justices to the state’s High

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Trustee Board until 2015, served as vice chair of the Search Committee, and remembers how impressed the panel was with her commitment to educational excellence. “In the interview process, we realized that there was something there, and we thought that [she] would be a tremendous

“We believe either attempting to stack the Supreme Court or deciding the governor’s race in the legislature is, and would be, a major civil rights violation of the right to vote and equal protection under the law.” –Rev. Dr. William Barber II. N.C. NAACP President

Court in order to offset the 4-3 Democratic majority Morgan’s Election Day victory resulted in. Thus far, GOP legislative leaders claim that they haven’t discussed it with their caucuses. Barber’s warning comes as the State Board of Elections posted new unofficial number tallies in the gubernatorial race between Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, and his Democratic challenger, state Attorney. Gen. Roy Cooper. With all but 13 counties reporting in, Cooper leads McCrory by 9, 716 votes of 4.7 million cast, what some observers are saying is an insurmountable lead for the governor to overcome

despite his legal action demanding a statewide recount, and specifically a recount of over 90,000 ballots in Durham County, which were tabulated hours after polls closed on Nov. 8 because of mechanical problems. McCrory wants those Durham ballots recounted by hand, but the Durham Elections Board previously rejected his campaign’s petition. At press time, the state Board of Elections was scheduled Wednesday to decide whether to order the Durham Board to proceed with the recount. Meanwhile, the conservative Civitas Institute has filed a federal lawsuit, which will be heard in court Friday, seeking to stop any certification of

early voting ballots from same-day registrations, claiming that the addresses on those registrations were not confirmed before the ballots were cast. During his remarks at the Moral Monday demonstration, Barber blasted what he saw was a deliberate manipulation of the election process by Republicans to deny communities of color their voting rights. He said N.C. NAACP lawyers would be in court Friday to challenge the Civitas lawsuit. Barber also demanded that McCrory stop his attorneys from interfering with the post-election vote canvassing process with their many challenges and, thus far, “bogus allegations” of voter fraud.

“Pledge that after the canvass and recount, you will not try to get the legislature to take steps to unconstitutionally decide the governor’s race,” Barber added, noting that if the final margin of victory for Roy Cooper is below 10,000 votes, state law allows the Republican-led legislature to decide who the next governor will be. Barber also warned that he expects the N.C. General Assembly to follow the ruling of the U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals to redraw the congressional and legislative voting lines when it reconvenes in January. A federal court on Tuesday ordered North Carolina lawmakers to redraw the state's legislative districts by March and

always made time to meet with people who wanted to speak with her. “She was always very warm, and she made you feel that you were important,” Stevenson, a 1963 alumnae, recalls. “I can see her now, running up the steps at football games. It’s a big loss. She accomplished so much.” Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood Robinson, like

William and Mary in 1993. In 2004, Saunders-White earned a doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University. In addition to her academic credentials, Saunders-White spent 15 years in the corporate sector, working at IBM in 1979 as a systems engineer, rising to marketing and management before she left. She later taught col-

tory, assuming the post in June of that year. “Chancellor SaundersWhite was an effective leader, steering the University toward innovative teaching with a renewed focus on STEM programs,” says U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC1). “She always encouraged her students to strive for ‘Eagle Excellence.’ Her vision for

NCCU and passion for uplifting all HBCUs left a lasting mark on the future of our students. “Chancellor SaundersWhite will be sorely missed, but her legacy will not be forgotten." A memorial service was held on the NCCU campus Monday evening, followed by a candlelight vigil with students, faculty and administrators.

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asset for North Carolina Central University. So she quickly rose to the top of our list as we looked at potential candidates.” “It’s a tremendous loss for us,” said Ruffin, a 1975 alumna and widow of a UNC System Board president, the late Benjamin Ruffin. “As a person, she was a sweet spirit. I believe that she had faith … and her caring for the students of North Carolina Central and that university, and all that she did to pull us out of some really tough times, is an example of the greatness of her leadership.” Mable Stevenson, president of the NCCU Winston-Salem Alumni Association, recalled how Dr. Saunders-White always walked the Durham campus, meeting and encouraging students. And when she was in her office, she

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many other leaders of HBCUs throughout the state and nation, mourned the untimely death of his friend and colleague. “As an alumnus of NCCU and a good friend of Debra's, I mourn alongside the NCCU community and her family,” Dr. Robinson said in a statement. “Her commitment to students and her passion for education was evident as she led my alma mater to even greater distinction. “The WSSU community offers its condolences to Dr. Saunders-White's family, friends and the entire North Carolina Central University family.” A native of Hampton, Virginia, Dr. SaundersWhite earned her bachelor’s degree in history in 1979 from the University of Virginia, and a master’s in business administration from The College of

lege preparatory math in Newport, R.I. In 1999, SaundersWhite became provost for technology at Hampton University, and in 2006 she went to UNC-Wilmington to become vice chancellor of information technology systems. While there, Saunders-White improved emergency communications for campus safety and cost effective classroom technologies. Saunders-White accepted an appointment by the Obama Administration in May 2011 to serve as deputy assistant secretary for Higher Education Programs (HEP), administering more than 60 programs totaling nearly $3 billion annually. In February 2015, she was chosen to become the first permanent female chancellor in NCCU’s his-

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ruled that a special legislative election must be held in 2017. The decision comes after the federal court ruled this summer that lawmakers had unconstitutionally gerrymandered 28 legislative districts along racial lines, but allowed the already scheduled 2016 legislative elections to proceed under those unconstitutional maps. Earlier this year, a separate court case found that lawmakers had unconstitutionally gerrymandered the state's congressional maps in 2011 and ordered them to be re-drawn, necessitating a special June 2016 primary for North Carolina's congressional races. “We will be watching to see if the legislature continues to contemptuously thumb its nose at the federal courts,” Barber said. “We will go back into court with the first sign the legislature delays justice again, because justice delayed is justice denied.” In her honor, a ‘Celebration of Life Tribute’ will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in NCCU’s McDougaldMcLendon Arena. Saunders-White’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (414 Buckroe Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23664) in Virginia.


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The Forsyth County Board of Elections was among the many election boards across the state to dismiss protests involving voter fraud, which the campaign of Gov. Pat McCrory claims is widespread in a close election.

Forsyth board continues canvass amid recount request BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

The Forsyth County Board of Elections (BOE) dismissed election protests and continued its canvass into this week as Gov. Pat McCrory has requested a statewide recount in his re-election contest. Attorney General Roy Cooper leads McCrory by more than 9,800 votes as of press time. It’s a small enough margin to qualify for a recount, which McCrory requested last week. The recount will be done after the state completes its canvass. Forsyth, along with other counties, extended their canvasses to yesterday. The state must wait for all counties to finish their individual canvasses before doing its own. “Staff spent a lot of time on its research … it’s not something that can be done quickly,” said Forsyth BOE member Stuart Russell about the work to verify the roughly 1,800 provisional ballots cast in Forsyth. The McCrory campaign and the N.C. GOP have been alleging widespread voter fraud. Protests were filed in 52 out of 100 counties in the state, alleging dead people, felons and those who had already voted cast ballots. The State Board of Elections (BOE) is appointed by the governor and, in turn, appoints members of county election boards. All BOEs in the state have majorities that reflect the governor’s political party, meaning they’re currently Republican controlled. Despite that, most have been unreceptive to the protests. Forsyth BOE held a hearing on Tues, Nov. 21, for a protest filed by Forsyth GOP Vice Chair Linda Petrou, claiming two felons voted, which was dismissed when no one showed up for the hearing. Felons are prohibited from voting, but are allowed to register and vote if they completed all the terms of their sentence. Four other protests never made it past a preliminary hearing. Two were protests also filed by Petrou. One claimed two ballots were cast for dead people. The other claimed that using printed tapes of results instead of the memory cards from five precincts on election night was improper. Though the memory cards should’ve been turned in on election night, they were later retrieved and staff confirmed they matched the information on the tapes. There was also a protest by Michael Brandon Jones claiming one voter returned an absentee ballot late. Forsyth BOE continued its canvass on Tuesday, Nov. 21 by counting some absentee and provisional ballots. Lawyers associated with both gubernatorial campaigns were present to observe. During the meeting, there were seven instances of double votes, where it was believed someone voted using someone else’s identity. In each case, the board accepted the ballot it believed was cast by the actual voter and discounted the other one. The board also announced last week that write-in mayoral candidate Jo Anne Allen got 3,150 votes. Mayor Allen Joines won that contest with 86,948 votes. Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein received 444 votes in the county. A hand recount done at two randomly chosen precincts found no discrepancies between the tabulated results and the marked ballots. There were 175,712 ballots cast in Forsyth County, which had a 68.59 percent voter turnout. On Monday, the N.C. State BOE instructed county boards to dismiss any remaining voter eligibility protests unless they could affect the outcome of a race and to count votes dismissed because of protests after ruling the complaints had been filed too late. McCrory is also offering a deal for a recount in Durham County in place of a statewide recount, but the State BOE hadn’t issued a decision on that as of press time. If Cooper’s lead surpasses 10,000 votes, the race will no longer qualify for a recount.

‘Peace Toys for War Toys’ set for Dec. 17

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The 24th annual citywide “Peace Toys for War Toys” will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and registration ends at 12:30 p.m. Admission is non-perishable foods to stock the pantry at AIDS Care Service. Items will be collected by the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Youth 3 -14 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Youth may exchange violent toys and video games for peace toys such as basketballs, footballs, puzzles and video computer games. Youth will also have an opportunity to win bicycles and other special prizes that promote fitness, education and peace. Unwrapped toy donations may be given to Ben Piggott or staff at Carl H. Russell Sr. Community Center at 3521 Carver School Road. High school students only can register for a chance to win a computer donated by Venable Tax Services. Contact Ben Piggott at 336-727-2580 or Lee Shapiro at the Fairgrounds Annex at 336-734-1582 for more information.

Board of Elections members Fleming El-Amin, Stuart Russell (standing) and Ken Raymond compare the signature on a voter’s ballot to the one on their registration during a canvass meeting held on Monday, Nov. 21

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County commissioners approve new jail program and react to election T H E C H R ON I C LE

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and brother of Forsyth County Democratic Party Chairman Eric Ellison, would be named as the new chair of the national Democratic Party. “It’s time for Democrats to get back to being Democrats,� said Witherspoon. Also during the meeting:

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A new program to help those in jail with mental illness and substance abuse issues was among the items Forsyth County commissioners voted on during their Monday, Nov. 28, meeting. Stepping Up is an initiative by the National Association of Counties that uses case management and intervention to reduce recidivism among the mentally ill and substance abusers in jail. Commissioners voted unanimously to execute the necessary documents to receive a $82,500 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to fund a local Stepping Up pilot program for women in the Law Enforcement Detention Center. The funds, along with a $36,363 Winston-Salem Foundation grant and $50,000 of county money, are being used to hire a program manager and part-time peer support position and cover the costs of programing and operations. County Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt, who spearheaded the effort to bring the program to Forsyth, said in a commissioner’s briefing last month that she expects the program to eventually expand to men in jail. “I’m just overwhelmed by the support that the community has given us on this program,� she said. “I anticipate it will be extremely successful.� Amber Humble, who has worked as a Mental Health Court liaison, was expected to start as program manager this week. The program is expected to start its services in the spring or summer of next year. Also during the meeting, Walter Marshall and Everette Witherspoon – who are the only AfricanAmericans on the Board of County Commissioners – addressed calls they’d received from constituents fearing what Donald Trump’s election means for minorities. Trump’s campaign promised mass deportations, increased scrutiny on Muslims entering the country and implementing stop and frisk in black communities. White nationalists celebrated his victory and there have been increased reports of hate crimes. Both commissioners said that minorities shouldn’t live in fear and hoped the country wouldn’t move backward. “At the end of the day, the United States is bigger than one man,� said Witherspoon. “There’s accountability systems in the United States government to hold people in

City loses longtime coach and mentor Hansel Hentz

*Funds for the county’s pay-go projects, paid for with surplus money from last year’s budget, were approved. Commissioners will approve contracts for each individual project in future meetings. This includes $1.5 million for Old Salem to renovate its historic boy’s school. Witherspoon

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check.� Witherspoon, who supported progressive Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, said Hillary Clinton’s loss was the “chickens coming home to roost� for the Democrats. He said his party stopped looking out for working people by supporting trade deals that sent jobs overseas, cuts in welfare and policies that resulted in mass incarceration of African-Americans. He hoped U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, a fervent Sanders supporter

*A new lease was approved for the public defender’s office at Liberty Plaza on West Third Street. The threeyear lease for 9,172 square feet costs $116,058.40 in the first year, $119,554.72 in the second and $123,126.36 in the third. The office should soon be moving from its current location at 8 West Third St.

*A commissioner participated remotely for the first time ever as Don Martin, who was attending a meeting in Denver, Colorado, called in over speaker phone. Martin listened and voted, but said that he had a hard time hearing and at times was unresponsive as he was checking into his hotel.

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Thanksgiving took a turn for the worse last week for hundreds in the community as news surfaced last Thursday that longtime mentor Hansel Hentz, 73, had passed away following a brief illness. Simply known as “Hentz� to those around the city, and as a hardwood guru, Hentz had a passion for basket-

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ball that was only matched by an even bigger passion to uplift the youth in the community. A passion for teaching life lessons through the game of basketball is what propelled Hentz to legendary status here in Winston-Salem. The founder of the popular summer basketball league at the 14th Street Recreation Center, for years Hentz inspired generations of young boys and girls to succeed on and off the court. In 2012, Hentz earned the Northwest YMCA Strong Award, which is awarded annually to adults who demonstrate exceptional volunteerism. Hentz’ daughter Precious Hentz made the announcement on Facebook that her father had passed. She wrote, “Today I lost my first best friend, my mentor, my backbone but, most of all my father.� Shortly afterward, dozens flocked to the social media site to give their condolences. Will Miller wrote, “He was and still is a powerful man in the community.� Just a week before his death, a GoFund Me page was started to help pay for Hentz’s medical bills. In less than two weeks, the campaign had raised over $1,000. As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, at press time, funeral arrangements were unknown. Check back with The Chronicle next week for more on the life of Hansel Hentz, who inspired the community to shoot for the stars.

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City discusses legislative agenda T H E C H R ON I C LE

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Body cams, elections, juvenile justice, gender equality on list BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

The ability to release police body camera footage, moving local municipal elections back to odd- numbered years, juvenile justice and gender equality were among the things considered for the city’s current legislative agenda. During its meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, the City Council considered the legislative agenda it’ll ask state lawmakers representing Forsyth County to champion. The proposal contained: • An act that would once again make the body cam and dash cam footage of Winston-Salem Police Department officers public record. The proposed legislation would allow for requests for an officer’s footage to be released or reviewed. It would give the local district attorney’s office and the officer five days to get a court order to prevent its release if it jeopardized a legal proceeding. Once that legal proceeding is over, the footage would have to be released. This is

in response to a state law passed this year that prohibits the release of police body and dash cam footage without a court order. • An act to move the city’s mayoral and City Council elections back to odd-numbered years. The next election would be 2020, with it returning to its old schedule in 2023. This was the first year these races were held on an evennumbered year, because of action by the General Assembly. • A resolution asking for the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina to be raised to 18 years old. North Carolina and New York are the only two states in the country where teens 16 and older are tried as adults. • A resolution asking the General Assembly to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees equal rights for women. In the late 1970s, it passed both houses of Congress, but failed to be ratified by the 38 states it needed to become an amendment. • Legislation to allow the city to recover the cost of publishing housing code complaints and orders in local newspaper if the owner doesn’t pay by making it a lien on their property that could be collected through tax foreclosure. • A resolution eliminating

part of the city charter that requires unaffiliated candidates to get signatures equal to 25 percent of residents eligible to vote in that contest. A state Adams requirement that unaffiliated candidates need signatures equal to 4 percent of eligible voters already overrides this provision. Council members said the body cam legislation would let the city release footage when the public has questions about police conduct. This is what happened locally after Travis Page died in police custody. Body cam footage of the incident was released earlier this year to help alleviate public concerns after it had been investigated. City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams said the current body cam law would’ve prevented that. “The way the state has written the law, we would have had no ability at all to release the tapes to a community that may be on edge,” she said.

WSSU receives $400,000 NSF grant to create psychology program SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate programs and professional fields. The three-year grant, under the NSF’s Targeted Infusion Project (TIP), will establish an honor’s curriculum in the Department of Psychological Sciences (DPS) for psychology undergraduate majors. Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, assistant professor of psychological sciences, said this will be only the second program of its kind at a historically black college and university (HBCU). “The project is designed to keep underrepresented students engaged in scientific discovery, provide an avenue for focused student-faculty interaction, and expose students to current and emerging technology,” said Hall Byers. "Meeting these goals and objectives will create a paradigm shift within the DPS and improve the preparation and success of underrepresented students entering into STEM graduate programs and/or professional fields.” The program will create three new research-focused courses and a summer cultural neuroscience institute that will immerse students in mentored research. The first cohort of honors psychology students will begin taking courses in spring 2018, and the institute will

begin in summer 2017. In addition, the grant also will fund:

* Renovations and upgrades of lab spaces at Coltrane Hall.

*The establishment of a psychology colloquium series, which will bring a diverse group of researchers and scholars to WSSU, helping to encourage interest in psychology on campus, Hall-Byers said. According to NSF statistics, African-American students make up only about 5 percent of STEM graduate enrollment nationwide. According to a White House report, the United States will need to add 1 million more STEM professionals by 2022. HBCUs, engines of economic growth and ladders of advancement for generations of AfricanAmericans, are seen as critical to help meet the need for STEM professionals. A 2011 report from the National Science Foundation found that 24 percent of Black doctorate recipients received their bachelor’s degree from an

Piedmont Wind Symphony to expand program involving youth SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

The Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) announces the expansion of its Wachovia Winds youth ensemble program to include the Wachovia Winds Youth Symphonic Band. The top-tier, highly competitive ensemble was developed to meet the need of ever-increasing interest in youth music ensembles. Wachovia Winds youth ensembles will be offering a unique experience to serious music students, where they will receive expert instruction and appealing performance opportunities. The development reflects the significant growth and change that has occurred in PWS since Maestro Matthew Troy became the music director. Troy is recognized across the country to have a significant background in music education and arts advocacy for young people. The new top-tier Youth Symphonic Band will be an auditioned group that brings together the best wind, brass and percussion students in the Triad. It will be led by Artistic Director Danny Green and 2016 Grammy Award Winning Music Educator Phillip Riggs, who was also a cofounder of the group. The intermediate group

is going to be led by Patricia Hughes Ball, who is currently the band director at West Forsyth High School. Of this expansion Troy said, “I am so excited to build on the incredible success of the Wachovia Winds and help reach more

to provide young musicians from throughout the community with an opportunity to come together and learn through the experience of an ensemble where quality music could be made, and wholesome fellowship could be enjoyed. The Wachovia Winds has also

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of the youth of our community, with a meaningful and exciting musical experience. This speaks to the great work the Piedmont Wind Symphony and the Wachovia Winds have been undertaking to make a significant contribution to the city of arts and innovation.” Students will be able to easily submit audition videos online. Go to www.wachoviawinds.org for audition requirements or contact Danny Green at wachoviawinds@gmail.co m. The Wachovia Winds was founded 13 years ago

provided conducting opportunities to several educators throughout the community. For 27 years the Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) has provided excellence in the performance of symphonic music for the Piedmont of North Carolina, continuing this tradition for the 27th season under the leadership of the new music director, Maestro Matthew Troy. For more information about the Piedmont Wind Symphony, visit www.piedmontwindsymphony.com.

Robert Clark, the sole Republican on the council, said most of the items would be “dead on arrival” and said that moving the City Council elections back to oddnumbered years, when far less people vote, was “voter suppression.” Many other council members took exception to the words “voter suppression,” saying it evoked Jim Crow laws and the recently overturned state voter ID law. They said the City Council race got drowned out by the presidential race and other contests on a lengthy ballot. Adams and City Council member Dan Besse, who have had challengers in previous elections, said they had none this time, something they attribute to it being a presidential year. Ultimately, the legislative package was divided. At the request of City Council Member James Taylor, the resolution on juvenile jurisdiction was voted on separately in order to get unanimous consent on it. The item on election timing was sent back to committee to consider a suggestion by Clark that the election should be moved to mid-term years. The rest of the package, along with sending that one item back to committee, passed 6-2. Council members Vivian Burke and Molly Leight voted against it. Leight didn’t think the election item should have been removed and Burke felt Clark’s issues should have been brought up originally in committee.

Hall-Byers

HBCU. Hall-Byers is the principal investigator (PI) on the grant; Dr. Michele Lewis, associate professor and chair of Psychological Sciences Department and Dr. Nelson Adams, professor of behavioral sciences and social work, are co-PIs. Senior personnel are Dr. Jill Keith, associate professor of life sciences, and Dr. S. Maxwell Hines, professor of education. Students who are interested in the program should contact Dr. Hall-Byers at 336-750-8800 and or hallna@wssu.edu. WSSU’s Department of Psychological Sciences offers a structured curriculum that helps students develop a thorough understanding of concepts and principles that attempt to explain human behavior and mental processes. For more information, please visit www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/ps/.

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ty can come together and find solutions to the issues that impact everyone. “Hopefully, the NAACP can be that mechanism that makes sure community and those in political power are working together,” Carlisle said. To focus on his new position as president, Carlisle said he will no longer serve as the third vice president of the Ministers’

Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity. Carlisle said although he will still be an active member of the organization, his main focus will be reviving the local NAACP branch. The Ministers’ Conference will hold elections to replace Carlisle and other officers on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Bishop Todd Fulton, president of the Ministers Conference, said as president of the local NAACP branch, Carlisle will galvanize the community and bring structure back to the organization. Fulton mentioned

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Carlisle has a track record of bringing people together. “Reverend Carlisle is a real community organizer. Throughout my tenure as president he was there by my side every step of the way,” said Fulton. “I’m confident he has what it takes to turn the local NAACP branch around and bring this community together.” Many of the local branch members seem to be confident in Carlisle ability to lead as well. When Carlisle first announced he would be throwing his hat in

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the race for president longtime branch member Jimmy Jordan said Carlisle was the right man for the job. “I think Reverend Carlisle has what it takes to turn this chapter around,” said Jordan. “We need to get more going and I think Carlisle will do that for us.” The local NAACP branch will hold the last meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 27. New officers will be sworn in during the meeting on Jan. 31.

Shelia Bailey looks through the selection of greens at the Village Town & Country Produce Store on Saturday, Nov. 26, during the Shop Small Bus Tour.

Eager shoppers board the bus on Saturday, Nov. 26, during the Shop Small Bus Tour hosted by the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce.

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Randon Pender, president of the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce, served as the tour guide during the Shop Small Bus Tour last weekend.

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pers to take a chance, and shop small not only during the holiday season but year-round. “We aren’t trying to tell anyone how to spend their money, but we want the people to know there are options,” she said. “You don’t always have to go to the big name stores to find quality products. There are a number of small businesses in this area that many people don’t even know about, and we hope to change that.” Along the way, the bus made a number of stops so those on the tour could shop and explore. One of the first stops on the tour was at the newly opened Village Town & Country Produce Store, which specializes in providing fresh fruits and vegetables at a price cheaper than most grocery stores. While boarding the bus after buying a bag of fresh greens at the Ogburn Station store, Shelia Bailey applauded the Black Business Chamber for put-

ting the event together. “I think this is just wonderful,” she smiled. “I am really enjoying this.” The tour also made stops at Zael’s Florist, Popcorn Fanatic, Body and Soul, Kingz Convenience Store, and Malone’s Restaurant for lunch. A number of business owners and entrepreneurs even took the time to personally thank shoppers for stopping by. The owner of Kingz Convenience, Keith King, said he was grateful for the support from the Black Business Chamber and the busload of shoppers. King mentioned his store, located near the bus station downtown, has been in the same spot for a decade. “I am really thankful for the Black Business Chamber and everything they do to support minority-owned businesses in the area,” said King. “It really means a lot to know that you have the support of the community.” When measuring the success of the tours, Pender said a number of people have requested that tours

be held throughout the year. She said they are now looking to hold a tour in the summer to accommodate those who are out of town during Thanksgiving each year. Andrew Lindsay, Black Chamber member and owner of AKS Gifts & Promotional LLC, said the event has grown to become one of the organization’s biggest events. He said the event is so important because if we don’t support our minority-owned businesses, they will go away. “The more businesses we have in our community, the stronger it will be,” continued Lindsey. “If we’re going to have strong communities, we have to support our businesses. “For us to be successful, we have to support each other, family supporting family,” he said. For a complete list of minority-owned ventures highlighted during the Shop Small Bus Tour contact the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce website, www.wsblackchamber.co m.

The Shalom Project’s Peters Creek Community Initiative would like to put workforce housing on the site of the Budget Inn.

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who work downtown or who work in our community,” said Mitter. “We’ve developed an awful lot of high end lofts and that kind of stuff, which is great, but we also need to create housing for folks who are working there who can’t afford that. So this is a missing piece, I think, in the housing picture around down-

town.” The city grant, along with a $5,000 BB&T grant and possible additional funds, will pay for a feasibility study by the National Development Corporation, which will work in collaboration with the North Carolina Housing Foundation. The study will begin this month and is expected to last sixth months. It will be used to determine what form the project will take, including how many units of housing might be put on the property.


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New chapter for local NAACP begins

While national and state elections still hang in the balance in some respects, the election for the new officers of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is final. The Rev. Alvin Carlisle was elected president of the local NAACP branch on Tuesday, Nov. 22. He had announced his candidacy earlier this year. This year’s election was quite different than the one held last year. First off, the final election was held months behind schedule, into 2015, when the final election should have been held in November 2014. Several election irregularities with the first election in November 2014 led to two other elections, with the third one being the charm. Unlike the previous election cycle, too, Carlisle ran unopposed. Before, two candidates for president jockeyed until one dropped out, leaving Isaac “Ike” Howard as the victor. Howard has been elected third

vice president this time around. The bad news is that Carlisle and most of the elected officers ran unopposed and a few posts are unfilled because no one ran for them. The good news is that Carlisle is a young man with a vision for the organization. (See story on page A1.) He is third vice president of the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity now, but will give up that seat to head the local NAACP. Elections for officers of the Ministers’ Conference will be held next month. With all that has happened and is happening on the national and state scenes, such as national and state recounts going on or are about to happen, with the president-elect still tweeting divisive missives, with a probable Democratic governor who did not help Kalvin Michael Smith get out of prison, with who-knows-what-else will happen to AfricanAmericans in these United States, we need a viable NAACP in Winston-Salem working with the N.C. branch and the national organization. It appears we will have that now. The new officers will be sworn in during the meeting on Jan. 31.

Thanks, Linda Sutton, for your service to the NAACP

New officers of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP have been elected. Linda Sutton’s name was not on the ballot. Linda Sutton has been a household name in the civil rights arena. She works with Democracy N.C. and became secretary of the local NAACP last year after the final election. She worked closely with President Isaac “Ike” Howard and First Vice President Earline Parmon before she died this year. Sutton has been the face of the local NAACP for many people in the area. Sutton has decided not to run for secretary in 2016, but we hope she will continue to work with the local NAACP in some capacity, even if it’s just as a passionate member. The local NAACP needs your passion, Ms. Sutton.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Voting is over, now what? We need to pray

To the Editor: Prior to the election, we were urged not “to boo,” but to vote. Some people took that advice some did not. Regardless of what we did, the election is over. Now, I think, we need to pray. We need God to help us not to be misdirected because of the unexpected. We need to pray for correction as well as for direction. We heard a lot about change but some decisions that have been made can’t be changed by us. We are only human but there is our divine intercessor who told us in the Bible “I changeth not.” Because God is in full control of what happens, he alone is able to bring all needed changes. After the vote counting, we heard “too close to call.” Let us remember that there is one who is too close not to call. That one is God. Whether we are satisfied or disappointed, God is aware and can make it be available for us. We cast our votes but God has not cast us away, and we have the assurance that we can trust Him because He changeth not. Jessie Meadows Crockett Winston-Salem

U.S. Rep. Adams

Leadership of Saunders-White will be missed To the Editor:

Her leadership, her dedication to our students and her commitment to excellence will be sorely missed at NCCU and all across our great state. She was a powerful force in our educational system and she played an integral role in shaping the lives of so many young people. On behalf of the entire Congressional HBCU Caucus, I extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and the entire NCCU community. The legacy of Chancellor Saunders-White will be felt for generations to come.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) Charlotte

Note: NCCU alumni mourn the passing of Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. See page A1.

NC AIDS group urges public to speak out about AIDS To the Editor:

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to remember and reflect on those we’ve lost to HIV and AIDS. But it also must be an opportunity to stand up and speak out about what we need to do to end the epidemic. Maintaining a strong AIDS Drug Assistance Program, expanding access to PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis] through our county health departments and investing in prevention so that young people have the tools and information they need to stop the spread of HIV. These are the tools to end AIDS as we know it in North Carolina. The only question is, will our local, state, and national political leaders have the courage to act. Lee Storrow, Executive Director N.C. AIDS Action Network Raleigh

Note: World AIDS Day 2016 is Dec. 1. Here are some events:

*Dec. 1: World AIDS Day Service at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, hosted by North Star LGBTQ Community Center and Interfaith Voice. The theme of this year's service is "Love, Serve, Remember" and will feature remarks by N.C. AIDS

Action Network Board member Adam Linker.

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*Dec. 1: A World AIDS Day Luncheon at noon at Marriott Charlotte City Center in Charlotte, hosted by RAIN. N.C. AIDS Action Network Executive Director Lee Storrow will make remarks.

*Dec. 1: World AIDS Day Gathering at 8:30 p.m. at The Junction Salon and Bar in Raleigh, hosted by Crape Myrtle Festival. N.C. AIDS Action Network Executive Director Lee Storrow will make remarks at this gathering to remember those that have lost that battle and those still fighting.

*Dec. 2: “Where Do We Go From Here?: HIV Treatment and Prevention Advocacy in North Carolina” at 8:30 a.m. at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, hosted by the N.C. AIDS Action Network. The main event will consist of a panel conversation to discuss HIV treatment and prevention efforts in North Carolina and the policy changes we need to make in 2017 to keep our state moving forward. Vanessa DurenWinfield, N.C. AIDS Action Network board member and Winston-Salem State University professor, will serve as the panel moderator, and national expert, Ronald Johnson, the vice president of policy and advocacy at AIDS United, will join a panel of North Carolina HIV advocacy experts. About the NC AIDS Action Network: The organization improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the state of North Carolina.

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What will you lose if consumer financial protection goes away? Charlene Crowell

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As Americans adjust to the realities wrought by the recent elections, one of the most important consequences has yet to be fully explored: the future of consumer financial protection. Many successful candidates in the recent election repeatedly claimed that over-regulation, too much bureaucracy or both were harming the economy. In their view, the nation needed to let businesses operate unhindered and free from regulatory constraints. Additionally, many of the same forces that years ago opposed Wall Street regulation and the creation of a consumer watchdog never gave up their quest to weaken or dismantle the only governmental agency whose sole purpose was to protect consumers. The problem with both of these views is that as Wall Street made billions, America’s people suffered

and lost: jobs, homes, credit standing and financial assets. The only thing that seemed to grow during the Great Recession was the amount of debt consumers faced and reckoned with at kitchen tables across the country. This column has previously shared how millions of Americans’ losses were at their worst from 2004 through 2015. Others who may have held on to their homes lost so much value that they continue to owe more than their homes are now worth. There are also still others who thought they were enrolling in higher education to better their lives and earnings sadly discovered that heavy student loan debt was the only thing they incurred at for-profit colleges – many whose doors are now closed. For all of these reasons and more, our nation still needs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), its consumer cop on the block. In the coming months we must remain watchful for legislation and executive actions that would reverse the financial justice accom-

plished over the past five years. Case in point: CFPB’s Director Richard Cordray has a term of service set to conclude in July of 2018. However an October 2016 ruling by a panel of three judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said the President could remove CFPB’s director for cause. The nation’s Presidentelect might want his own director – particularly if the court decision is upheld on appeal. Similarly, legislation that sought to end both CFPB’s governance by a single director and funding independent of Congress may be revived as an early priority for the next Congress. It was legislative wisdom that avoided both approaches in the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform Act. Commission forms of governance work by majority and can lead to gridlock instead of timely actions. Secondly, as commission members are nominated, lawmakers may refuse to act. If CFPB were to become a part of the annual appropriation process, the

maker in shaping the political fortunes of another woman to run for the presidency but she will never be queen. Some of the country is in protest-mode now because of the election results. College students are especially making their voices heard. What will the future hold? Will good will turn into bad will or no will at all? We will just have to wait and see. Did people of color like me get out to vote like we should have? You and I voted, but did our brothers and sisters vote? Did our nieces, nephews and next door neighbors vote? Early research on this issue suggests we did not. A few days before the election, President Barack Obama was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show encouraging people to vote. Why? Because early voting showed we hadn’t, and unfortunately this pattern continued. We must absorb some of the blame for who will be in the White House next year. I am reminded of a sports analogy to describe what happened on Nov. 8, 2016. You see in sports when you let an inferior opponent hang around in the game, they start believing they have a chance to win. That is why you must kill a gnat with a sledge hammer. Hillary Clinton’s Republican challenger should have lost months ago, but we, the American people, let him stay around too long and he won. Now we can lament, cry and whine all we want to about this election but it is too late. We can say what we would have done, could have done and should have done but it’s all postcards now. It’s too late! We had the chance and the opportu-

nity but we didn’t seize the moment. The window was opened on Nov. 8 but it is completely closed now for four years. You can’t pry it open and you can’t will it open. It is closed.

Bureau could be denied the necessary funding to do its legally mandated work. More importantly, special interest lobbyists could exert their influence on lawmakers to attach limitations on the Bureau’s work, blocking CFPB from its ability to rein in abusive practices. These kinds of DC insider maneuvers have repeatedly and unfortunately affected other federal agencies. Consumer financial justice should never be subject to the rise and fall of deep-pocket lobbyists motivated by profits instead of fairness. Then there are CFPB’s pending regulations like debt collection, overdraft, payday lending and other small dollar loans. An unprecedented number of consumer and civil rights advocates have clearly and consistently weighed in on these issues. Although public comment may have concluded, final regulations have yet to be announced. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is widely credited for proposing CFPB to President Obama, is one of the few who has already spoken up

about all that is at risk. A Nov. 15 letter to the President-elect urged him to serve all consumers. “Americans are angry about a federal government that works for the rich and powerful and that leaves everyone else in the dirt,” wrote Senator Warren. Separately and in a recent blog, Warren also wrote, “Let’s be clear about what rebuilding our economy does not mean. It does not mean handing the keys to our economy over to Wall Street so they can run it for themselves. Americans want to hold the big banks accountable.” And as a consumer, if you’re wondering “what you have to lose” when it comes to CFPB, consider these recent data points on Bureau achievements: *$3.6 billion in monetary compensation to consumers as a result of enforcement actions;

*$7.7 billion additional in principal reductions, cancelled debts, and other consumer relief;

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*3,400 colleges voluntarily adopting the CFPB and Department of Education’s Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.

“Any efforts to change CFPB’s structure would reduce its effectiveness and harm hard working people across the country,” noted Mike Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending.

I would add that consumers who have been financially harmed are more interested in justice than in deliberation or special exemptions for favored industries.

Charlene Crowell is the deputy communications director with the Center for Responsible Lending, based in the Durham, N.C. office. She can be reached a t Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org, 919-3138523 or visit the website at www.responsiblelending.org.

Were you happy or sad on James B. Ewers Jr.

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Guest Columnist Happy or sad? Few can argue that the 2016 Presidential race was one of the most mean-spirited campaigns in the history of the United States of America. It was fueled by insults and innuendos not by dignity and respect. Each day we woke up to another salvo of hurt and harm. I have been a registered voter now for many years and I became embarrassed for America. Quite honestly as the campaigns were coming to an end, whenever there was a political commercial coming on, I would simply turn it off or use the mute button. I became sick and tired of being sick and tired. Well, the election is over, and Hillary Clinton did not win. The political pundits were wrong and the media was duped, maybe even hoodwinked. As the votes were coming in on Tuesday, Nov.8, I watched the major television anchors reporting and they acted as if they were watching a real-life horror movie unfolding in front of their very eyes. The crowd gathered at the Clinton headquarters coming to celebrate and they left early, bewildered and disappointed. What they thought was a sure thing ended up being a bad thing. Since Hillary Clinton lost the election for president, chances are that her political career is over. I doubt that she will try again. She may be a queen-

Now what do we who got up sad on Nov. 9 do?

*First, we must take a vow and make a pledge never to let this happen again. We must take voting more seriously at all levels. Our vote counts! *Second, we must gather our wits about us, get up and get back in the race of life. We can’t let one man and\or his surrogates take control of our lives. *Third, we must strengthen and enhance our communities. Pride is selfinstilled, not governmentinstilled. We must defeat those who come against us with our brain power and not our fighting power.

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*Fourth, we must model appropriate behavior for our families, our friends and our co-workers.

*Fifth, we can’t focus on who is in the White House but we must make sure that God is in our house. We must stay prayed up each day. Read Isaiah 54:7. This, too, shall pass.

James B. Ewers Jr. Ed.D. is a former tennis champion at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem and played college tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, where he was all-conference for four years. He is a retired college administrator. He can be reached at ewers.jr56@yahoo.com.

Trump claims N.C.

Larson, Vickery, Johnson and county bonds among Forsyth County winners

Donald Trump speaks as he closes in on the 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency on Tuesday, Nov. 8. SEE ELECTION RESULTS ON PAGE A6.

African-American Mike Morgan wins Supreme Court seat BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. In a shocking upset, the Republican candidate gained more Electoral College votes than

Cooper Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is a former first lady, senator and secretary of state. Early Wednesday morning, she disbanded what was planned as a victory party and called Trump to concede. Clinton had the most actual votes as of presstime, however. Trump’s victory speech had a conciliatory tone after a divisive and nasty campaign, in which he called his opponent

Clinton ment or political experience, campaigned as an outsider with a slogan of “Make America Great Again.” Trump’s been a controversial candidate. His rhetoric and policies garnered him endorsements from the likes of the Klu Klux Klan. His positions have included a ban or increased scrutiny on Muslims entering the country, building a border wall to keep out the “ l drug dealers

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al and state races, there were many local contests on Tuesday’s ballot. The City Council will soon have a new member, as John Larson won the

Vickery than 5,500 votes. “We’re very pleased with the support that’s been given to me by the South Ward,” said Larson. “I take it as a strong endorsement of my candidacy, and I take it as a mandate to move forward

Berlin Museum and Gardens. He originally lost the primary by six votes to Carolyn Highsmith, but appealed to the State Board of Elections, who called for a do-over because some voters received incorrect ballots. Larson decisively


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Local church honors gospel singer Bill Pratt and the Gospel Crusaders BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Winston-Salem's own Bill Pratt and the Gospel Crusaders received a special honor on Sunday, Nov. 27. Longtime member Harold “Sarge” Chadwick also was honored by Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries. Alice M. Mitchell, senior pastor of Life Changing Transformation Church, said she has seen many legends from the city of Winston-Salem who have done great work but never receive the recognition they properly deserve. “Sometimes people just want to hear you say ‘thank you’ or ‘I appreciate you’ and the legend this man has carried throughout the city is so inspiring,” said Mitchell. “It’s not many gospel groups from the old days still here but he's still standing.”

Mitchell went on to say she was very pleased for such a large turnout for this occasion. She said it’s good to know that someone else out there is thinking about Mr. Pratt besides herself. Pratt and Mitchell have known one another for well over 20 years and felt this day was a long time coming. The service included a brief history of Pratt and Chadwick followed by selections from individuals and the Phillips Chapel Baptist Church men's chorus. A love offering was taken up and presented to Mr. and Mrs. Pratt. The night was concluded by Pratt and the Gospel Crusaders, who performed a few selections and brought the house down. Pratt was thankful for the service and says he is honored each and every time he has the chance to perform for people. Pratt says he started his band while working at Parkland High school back in 1970 and it developed from there. He says the students took up a collection and helped him purchase a guitar and amplifier. He says he is the last living member of his original group and will perform as long as he is able.

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Bill Pratt, right, poses with Pastor Alice M. Mitchell following the celebration in his honor.

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St. Mark veterans from left to right are Deacon Ulysses Huffin, Leroy Easter, Trustee Tommie Easter and Trustee Robert Fisher.

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St. Mark Baptist Church, 1100 Manley Street, honored some of the members for Veterans Day for the services they rendered to our country. The members of St. Mark said they were very proud to honor these men. The Rev. Dr. James Fulwood is pastor and teacher. For more information, contact First Lady Hattie Fulwood at 336-784-0502.

WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY ROBERT MOODY, MUSIC DIRECTOR Robert Moody, Music Director

HANDEL’S Messiah Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church Robert Moody, Conductor Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano · Daniel Moody, countertenor Jonathan Blalock, tenor · Theo Hoffman, baritone Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale—Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director

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Celebrate the season with Handel’s oratorio, widely regarded as music’s most affecting message of faith. Join Maestro Moody, Winston-Salem Symphony musicians, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, and a selection of renowned guest singers for a truly spiritual experience perfect for the holiday season

New Year’s Eve with RHIANNON GIDDENS Saturday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. Reynolds Auditorium Robert Moody, Conductor Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens, best known as singer, violinist, and banjo player for the GRAMMY Award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, comes home to the Piedmont to ring in the New Year for a special night of bluegrass, folk, and jazz standards!

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The Winston-Salem State Rams (1-4) women's basketball team got back to their winning ways, Tuesday, evening, Nov. 22, when the team took a dom-

inating 70-53 win over the Morris Hornets (2-6). WSSU rolled to the win in a big way with three players reaching double-digit scoring in the game. The Rams took the win behind their best effort of the season with a strong shooting performance combined with some solid defense for the win. As a team, the Rams shot a solid 41.2 percent (28-of-68) from the floor. WSSU junior center Kandace Tate led the scoring effort for the Rams with

12 points while senior guard Trei Torain recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Fellow senior center Jatzmin Johnson added 12 points as well. The Rams took control of the game and never looked back with a great first quarter effort. The Rams kicked things off in a big way, jumping out to a 12-6 lead after a jumper from sophomore guard Brionna Pate with 5:18 left in the quarter. Things got tight for the Rams a few minutes later when Morris cut the WSSU lead down to three points 12-9 with 4:26 left in the quarter, but the Rams answered in a big way with nine straight points, including a Torain three-pointer and a Tate lay-up with 1:25 left in the quarter that left the team on top, 21-9. After allowing a pair of Morris lay-ups in the final seconds of the quarter, the Rams 21-11. The Rams continued to dominate the game with a stellar second quarter. The Rams opened the quarter with a 13-2 run that includ-

WSSU’s No. 2 Jasmine Carter prepares to pass the ball. ed the team scoring 11 unanswered points to go ahead, 34-15, with 4:38 left in the half. The Rams went ahead by as many as 20 points, 38-18 after a lay-up

Rams post victory over Morris College

from Pate with 1:33 left in the half. The Rams allowed a pair of Morris scores in the final minutes of the half to take a 38-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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William Crandell put up a double-double and Robert Colon added 17 points, as the Winston-Salem State Rams rolled to an 85-63 win over Morris College on Tuesday night at the CE Gaines Center on the Winston-Salem State University campus. With the win, WSSU improves to 3-2 overall, while the Hornets of Morris College fall to 0-5 on the season. After jumping out to a quick lead, the WSSU Rams use the shock and awe style of play, and a 19-10 run push the Rams lead to 15 points, at 28-13. But the Hornets of Morris College used their own 14-9 run late in the half to pull to within 10 points at the half, 37-27. The WSSU started the second hot, and quickly ran off a 13-3 run to go up 20 points, but Morris College battle back to cut the lead to 12 points with 13:14 remaining. From that point on, it would be all Rams. Winston-Salem State would go on 23-6, pushing the lead out to a game-high 29 points, at 74-45 with just over six minutes left. The Rams would then put it on cruise control, and roll to the final score of 85-63.

Local hoops legend rises above setbacks BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Colonel “Buck” Reinhardt grew up in the “pond area” of Winston-Salem. He was an all-around athlete who played football, basketball, baseball and track and field. Basketball, however, is where Reinhardt found his niche. He would later go on to average over 20 points and 20

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Colonel “Buck“ Reinhardt as a member of the U.S. Army all day, every day,” said Reinhardt. “The guys in the neighborhood would start to come over to shoot and play at my house. I would eventually learn the game and learn it well.” Once in junior high school Reinhardt quickly made a name for himself and was the starting center on the Northwest Junior High School team. In the ninth grade at Hanes Junior High School, the team was Submitted photo_

“At home, I would practice shooting all day, every day.” – Colonel Reinhardt.

rebounds per game in 1973. Reinhardt let a setback his junior year derail his career, but not his dreams, however. He credits the Lord for his comebacks. Reinhardt got into playing basketball after his father hung a hoop on a tree beside his house for his older cousin to shoot on when he visited from out of town. He says once he learned about Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game and Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU's) own Earl “The Pearl” Monroe's 67-point game against Fayetteville State, his whole outlook on the game changed. “At home, I would practice shooting

loaded with great talent, such as Larry Haney, Larry Rucker, and Michael Epps. Reinhardt was cut during tryouts. It devastated him. “For the first time I felt bitterness and I had a feeling of, ‘I'll show him,’” Reinhardt said. “I knew I was good enough to make the team. I was determined to someday put up numbers like Wilt Chamberlain, Spencer Haywood, and ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich.” Instead of letting the fact he was cut defeat him, Reinhardt instead took to per-

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The second half began with a challenge from the Hornets as Morris scored on back-to-back baskets to cut the WSSU lead down to just 13 points, 38-25 with

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L'Tona Lamonte, WSSU head women's basketball coach, sizes up the game.

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8:56 left in the quarter. The Rams' lead would get trimmed down to as few as 10 points, 40-30 with 6:24 left in the third quarter before the team answered. A brief 6-3 run by the Rams that included a pair of Torain lay-ups left the Rams on top, 44-30 with 5:28 left. The team would push its lead to 15 points after a pair of free throws from senior forward Jasmine Carter at the buzzer left the team on top, 52-37 heading into the fourth quarter. The Rams were able to close out the game with a strong fourth quarter, but the team had to work to get

it done. The points came slowly early for the Rams with Morris trimming the WSSU lead down to 13 points, 55-42 with 6:47 left to play. The Rams would never relent with a free throw from freshman Jahlia Williams with 3:39 left to play gave the team its 6447 cushion. After allowing a Morris lay-up with just over a minute left to play, the Rams clamped down with back-to-back scores from Johnson and a jumper from freshman guard Taniya Dunn with 00:40 left to play. From there, neither team would score for the remainder of the game and left the final score, 70-53. With the win, the Rams move to 1-4 overall.

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WSSU dominated the paint, outscoring Morris College 48-26, and also out rebounded the Hornets, 4934 on the evening. The Rams also got to the free throw line 45 times, making 26, while the hornets only shot 9 of 15 from the charity stripe. Winston-Salem State was led in scoring by the double-double of William Crandell, who finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two steal and an assist. Robert Colon, coming off being named the CIAA Rookie of the Week, added 17 points, and Nate Long chipped in 10 points and pulled down five rebounds. Jason Payne added seven points and Stephen Pippins also scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds. Carlos Rankins scored six points and pulled down six rebounds, and TJ Wilson added five points and three rebounds. 11 of 12 players who suited up for WSSU, scored. Morris College was led by Arthur McKenzie, who scored 16 points, and Raekwon McFadden added nine points. In all, 13 players scored for the Hornets.

James Wilhelmi, WSSU head men's basketball coach, talks to his team ( Left) WSSU’s No. 11, Michael Adams, shoots the ball.

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fecting his craft, doing hundreds of drills per day to get better. He says after some time, he “started to realize I had a talent and a gift from God.” He says he could jump higher than most and was quicker and stronger than the boys from his neighborhood. His father would soon become severely ill and his family moved to the Mt. Tabor district. He said he could not wait to play Hanes. That summer he visited family in Boston and saw the fast style of play the ball players there had and that would later become a big part of his game. In 1973, Reinhardt says he was in the best shape of his life and made the junior varsity team. At 6-foot-1 inch tall, Reinhardt was named the starting center. He says his coach Tommy Reed let him play “his game.” Reinhardt got better each and every game and after reaching the 20-point mark in a game, he scored 20 or more every game after that. Unfortunately for Reinhardt, scoring inaccuracies by school score keepers did not accurately account for all of his proper statistics every game. Following a game against Kennedy High School in which he scored 22

points and 28 rebounds he was only credited for 18 points and 22 rebounds. Nonetheless he would still go on to average more than 20 points and rebounds even with the inaccurate statistics. He soon became somewhat of a household name with the gaudy numbers he was putting up. He says his season ended bittersweet because he was never recognized by the school for his outstanding achievement not only on the hardwood but on the track and field team as well. Reinhardt then entered R.J. Reynolds High School in the fall of 1974 after a meeting he had with head basketball coach Rich Habegger. He says he left the meeting feeling uneasy but felt his talent would shine through. He tried out for the team and felt he did well during tryouts but he did not make the team. He says a friend informed him that the coach felt his “streetball” style of play was uncoachable. “I remember staring at the list of names hoping I overlooked it,” said Reinhardt. “Instantly, I felt light headed. I could see people’s lips moving but I couldn't hear them. I couldn't even walk away. I felt I had let my mother down, let my family down and let everybody down who was rooting for me.” The day Reinhardt was cut from Reynolds tryouts

was the end of his high school career. He says he was afraid to tryout for the team again because he would not be able to handle not making the team for a second time. After that traumatizing let down, his idol changed from Julius “Dr. J” Erving to Superfly. He then began to sell and use drugs along with womanizing. He also dropped out of high school two months before graduation. With his life spiraling out of control, a meeting with his grandmother and a chance encounter with an old friend changed his outlook. He soon began playing basketball again and received his G.E.D In three months. Reinhardt would later join the U.S. Army and later own his own trucking company. He says everything changed for him once he gave his life to the Lord. He says his dreams growing up was to make it to the NBA to own a nice house in the suburbs, have a nice house for his family, have nice cars and a family. He was able to achieve all of those goals without the NBA. He says he lives by Proverbs 18:16, which reads, “A man's guilt will make room for him.” “It’s good to know you have a God-given talent or gift, but its better to know the giver of the gift because he keeps on giving.”

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The teams’ big men reach for a jump ball during the second quarter of last Friday’s game. BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

In this inaugural season in the NBA development league (D-league) for the Greensboro Swarm, the team has found that wins are rather hard to come by. The Swarm has started the season with san 0-5 record but righted the ship by earning their first victory of the year by defeating the Erie BayHawks 109-88 Friday night. With Charlotte Hornets affiliated player Aaron Harrison back in the fold and in the starting lineup, the Swarm got off to a great start shooting the ball. Harrison, along with point guard and leading scorer Xavier Munford, were on target shooting the ball from the start. Munford scored 26 and Harrison had a game high 31 points on the evening. Veteran Damien Wilkins chipped in with 14 points and Perry Ellis contributed with 12 points off the bench. The defense for the Swarm in the first half set the tone for

the game as they held the lead from wire to wire. Swarm head coach Noel Gillespie says he gives all credit to his players for their first win. “It's great, and I know this sounds like a coaching cliché, but obviously the players score every bucket and it was due to them focusing in,” said Gillespie. “They came in focused this morning before the game and they're buying into the game plan and executing. Hopefully we can do it again tomorrow.” The first quarter was tightly contested early on. The BayHawks were led by Lewis Jackson, who hit a couple of pull up jumpers in the lane. Munford answered back with a jump shot off the dribble and hitting two from the free throw line. Erie center Cliff Alexander used his large frame to clean up the boards for easy put backs. The BayHawks, however, were unable to stop the prolific outside shooting from Harrison, and the Swarm led 27-22 after one quarter.

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Swarm guard Xavier Munford hits a free throw for one of his 26 points in the game

The Swarm ratcheted up the defensive intensity in the second quarter, forcing Erie to shoot long jump shots and corralling the rebound. On the offensive end, the Swarm continued to lean on Harrison and Munford, who hit clutch shot after shot. They were able to stretch the lead to 18 by the end of the half and held Erie to only 38 points, their lowest point total given up all season. Gillespie said coming into the game, he wanted Harrison and Munford to be aggressive coming off screens and to look to attack the rim. “They are so good at drawing defenders and the other teams’ big guys then kicking out to open shooters,” said Gillespie. “With Rasheed and Aaron in the starting lineup with Xavier and with Damien at the four spot, you have four guys who can make plays and have high basketball IQs. The mindset for those two [Harrison and Munford] to attack and be selfish from the beginning is huge.” The BayHawks made a bit of a run in

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the third quarter after falling behind by more than 20 points. T.J. Price and Jackson hit a few big shots and made some terrific passes in the lane for easy layups for their big men. The Swarm kept their composure and held on to a 81-71 lead after three quarters. During the fourth quarter, veteran forward Damien Wilkins became more aggressive by posting up smaller defenders in the post and seemingly scoring at will. The defensive intensity from the first half returned for the Swarm and they held on for a 109-88 victory. Wilkins said his team came out with intensity in the first half but relaxed once they had a big lead. He said they had a similar problem in their last game against the Delaware 87ers but learned their lesson and hung on for the victory this time out. “It was great, but we can't take this for granted,” Wilkins said of his team's first win. “We have to get hungry, we have to get greedy for another win.”

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The Hanes Hosiery recreation center is now taking sign ups for its winter basketball league. The center will have two leagues: a 6-10-year-old league and an 11-15year-old league. The cost for each child is $25 and it includes a jersey and trophy. This will make the 38th year Hanes Hosiery director and coach Art Blevins will run youth basketball leagues in the city. “We teach them fundamentals and make sure the Submitted photo kids are having fun and learning the game also,” Blevins said. Blevins said he wants to keep the three “P's” out of Hanes Hosiery director and coach Art Blevins, left, is shown with his staff: Patrice Johnson and Jeremiah what they do. No Pressure, no Politics and no Parent Hawks coaching. He says he wants to make sure each kid has an programs are top notch.” Blevins purchases each year. The price to register for the opportunity to play. He thinks this is the recipe for a sucWake Forest University Law students will serve as Winter League has remained the same for the last 14 cessful program. coaches for the teams. Blevins says they do a great job years. Blevins also says he enjoys helping those kids who Blevins went on to say, “Here at the Hosiery, it’s all with the kids and make sure each kid plays. He says the cannot pay. about the kids. I have been blessed over the years work- priority is for the kids to enjoy the game. Blevins closed by saying, “Every kid will play regarding with thousands of kids who have come through our The $25 cost covers the jerseys and trophies, which less. This is what its all about, the kids.” program. We take pride in the trying to make sure our

CIAA hires Davidson College official for external operations SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

CHARLOTTE — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced the addition of Suzette McQueen as the senior associate commissioner of external operations & strategic McQueen marketing. "We are excited about the wealth of knowledge, leadership and oversight in athletics administration that Suzette will bring to compliment and grow the CIAA," say Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. "Her experience in both Divisions I and DII will help maximize our platforms and strengthen our partnerships, while continuing her passion of engaging and supporting student-

athletes." The senior associate commissioner of external operations and strategic marketing will be responsible for the management of sponsorship, media rights, promotions, media relations and marketing for the CIAA's 15 championships. McQueen will provide strategies that drive revenue streams while increasing brand management and awareness to support the mission and vision of the CIAA. "The CIAA has distinguished itself as a premier conference at the Division II level," says McQueen. "I am very excited for this opportunity to join an already successful organization that prides itself on its tradition, leadership and community values. Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams and her staff have been nothing but supportive in welcoming me to the team. I look forward to working with the CIAA and its member institutions

to continue to advance its mission to positively impact the lives of its student-athletes." McQueen will join the conference office after serving as the associate director of the Davidson College Athletic Fund (DAF). She once held the role of interim director of DAF, which closed out the 2015 fiscal year with a record breaking $2.7 million raised in annual dollars for athletics. Prior to Davidson, McQueen served as the Assistant Athletic Director, External Affairs and Media Relations and Senior Woman Administrator at Adelphi University. She was responsible for media relations for the University's 20 Division II teams. McQueen earned a B.A. in communications in 1992 from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in sports administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001.

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City hires new budget and evaluation director City Manager Lee Garrity has appointed Patrice Y. Toney as the city’s new budget and evaluation director, after an extensive national search and assessment process. Toney will assume her new duties on Dec. 5. Toney has worked for Forsyth County since March 1999, including the last five years as a senior budget and management analyst. She also held positions in the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Public Library. While working in the county Budget and Management Department, she assisted with the development of the county’s $414 million annual budget, performed management Toney analysis for numerous departments and managed the county’s contracts with outside agencies, including local non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the county, she worked as a public safety communications operator for the WinstonSalem Police Department. Toney has received numerous community awards, including the city of Winston-Salem’s Outstanding Women Leaders Award in March 2015. Toney will have an annual salary of $100,000.

Architect honored for work on depot David E. Gall, Architect, PA has earned the 2016 Tower Award given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the restoration of the 1888 Pulaski Train Depot in Pulaski, Virginia. The award was presented at the annual AIANC Design and Chapter Awards Ceremony held at the Winston-Salem BioTech Place on Nov. 10. The award recognizes "well designed projects … that exemplify historic preservation and adaptive reuse, restoration, or rehabilitation of an historic structure." The project has previously earned the 2011 Community Preservation Award from Preservation Virginia and the 2014 Virginia Municipal League Achievement Award.

United Way of Forsyth County names new VP of marketing and engagement Kim Thore was recently named vice president for marketing and community engagement at United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC). Thore brings 20 years of leadership experience in corporate and higher education marketing. In her role, Thore will ensure that marketing and branding efforts achieve maximum impact and favorably increase donor and community support. She will also lead innovative strategic thinking, planning and management of opportunities to enhance UWFC’s branding efforts and value proposition throughout Forsyth County. Thore previously worked as a marketing Thore strategist at Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, after serving in prior marketing leadership roles at Greensboro College and Wake Forest University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of Professional Women of Winston-Salem. United Way of Forsyth County names new director of communications Aaron Singleton, who most recently served as the director of news and media relations for WinstonSalem State University, has been named the director of communications at United Way of Forsyth County. Prior to his role at WSSU, Singleton served as the director of public relations for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, responsible for all internal and external communications. He currently serves on the board of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Singleton Singleton earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Pennsylvania State University, where he later served as a writer and editor in the Public Information Department. In his current role, Singleton will coordinate the organization's overall communications strategy and broaden the awareness of the United Way of Forsyth County. He will report to the Kim Thore, vice president of marketing and engagement.

ESR promotes success coach Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR), a non-profit community action agency that assists the working poor, has promoted Pamela Ingram as its Housing Program Manager. Ingram will manage programs and staff related to housing initiatives which serves 150 clients per year. She will also continue to advocate for programs suited to assist people with housing and other services, through collaborations and program development. Prior to becoming Housing Program Manager, Ingram worked for 10 years as Housing Connector and Success Ingram Coach at ESR where she managed client cases of homeless individuals and families. Before her position as Housing Connector and Success Coach, she managed programs for economically disadvantaged individuals with the City of Durham Office of Economic and Employment Development. Ingram is a graduate of North Carolina Central University.

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Today, Dec. 1 – Lighting Ceremony Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Blvd, will hold the Annual Moravian star lighting ceremony on today, Thursday, Dec. 1. The ceremony will be held from 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. The event is open to the public free of charge. The ceremony will be held on the top level of Wake Forest Baptist’s Eden Terrace parking deck off Hawthorne Road. The event will have a brief worship service given by Rev. John D. Rights of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, hot apple cider, Moravian cookies and music by the Medical Center Chorale and Moravian band led by Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, PHD. For more information about the ceremony, call Wake Forest Baptist’s Division of Faith and Health Ministries at 336716-3409.

Dec. 1-4, 8-11 & 15-18 – Production of ‘Written on the Heart’ RALEIGH - Burning Coal Theatre Company will present David Edgar’s Written on the Heart, a drama about the creation of the King James Bible. The play will run Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 11 and 18th  at 2 p.m. The play will be held at Burning Coal Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Tickets are $25 for regular admission, $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students, teachers and active military. The first Sunday, Dec. 4, is Pay What You Can Day and will be audio described. All Thursday performances are $15 general admission. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org  or by calling 919-834-4001. Dec. 1-4 – Holiday play GREENSBORO - North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E Market St., Greensboro, will present the production of “Black Nativity” on Dec. 1-4 in Harrison Auditorium. The play celebrates the birth of Christ with storytellers guiding audiences through the words of the Holy Scripture. The Thursday, Dec. 1 performance will be at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec 2 show will be at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec 3 will have performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4 show will be at 3 p.m. The ticket costs are $17 for adults; $11 for senior citizens and non-AT&T students; $8 for children 12 and under; free for AT&T students with student Aggie card. To purchase tickets, call 336-334-7749 or visit ncataggies.com. For group rates, contact 336-334-7519. Dec. 1-16 – Holiday meals and Food Drive Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Gallery, 7905 N Point Blvd, is partnering with Move for Hunger, to host a holiday food drive on Dec. 1 – 16. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Customers, employees and members of the community are urged to bring non-perishable food items to the provide meals for their neighbors in need. City Transfer & Storage, a local moving company, has provided boxes for the collection and has volunteered to deliver all donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina at the end of the drive. For more information, contact Dan Beam at dan@moveforhunger.org or call 732-774-0521 Ext. 109.

Dec. 2 – Food Drive Southeast Middle School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Second Harvest Food Bank are collecting canned goods by holding a “Fill the Bus” campaign on Friday, Dec. 2. The school will accept donations from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the front parking lot, 1200 Old Salem Road, Kernersville. Volunteer staff members will be locked up on the bus until a requisite number of canned goods are donated as bail. Community members are encouraged to participate by dropping off canned goods on a drive-through basis. Staff members and parent volunteers will be available to collect donations throughout the day. For more information, contact Principal Stephanie Gentry by email at sjgentry@wsfcs.k12.nc.us or by calling 336-703-4219. Dec. 2 – 11 – Black Nativity play The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, 610 Coliseum Drive, will present the play Black Nativity by Langston Hughes Dec 2 – 11. The play directed and choreographed by Mabel Robinson focuses on a Christmas story combining gospel music, dance and spoken word. The play will have special school performances on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 2 – 11 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets for

adults are $26, students are $21 and children 15 and under are $18. All seats are $18 on Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. For group rates, call 336-7232266 for more details.

Dec. 2 -21 – Annual Fine Crafts and Art Sale Deck the Halls will return to the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 215 North Spruce St. in downtown Winston-Salem, on Dec. 2 – 21. The event will feature 80 local and regional artists and craftsmen with uniquely handcrafted gifts and home accent pieces. The hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays. The event kicks off with a preview party on Dec. 1. Tickets to the preview party on Dec. 1, from 6 – 9 p.m., are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information and ticket prices, visit sawtooth.org/deck-the-halls or call 336.723.7395, ext. 201. Dec. 3 – Bag of Shavings Event Fur Ever Friends of North Carolina is sponsoring a wood shavings bag distribution event, “Spread the Warmth” on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. The bag of shavings will fill two to three doghouses and should be spread throughout the doghouse to provide extra warmth. Free bags of shavings will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis in the parking lot at the corner of Ivy Ave. and Liberty St. across from the Downtown Health Plaza. Volunteers will leave to distribute bags of shavings in several low-income neighborhoods in Forsyth County. There is a limit of one bag per household. For more information, go to Fur Ever Friends website at www.fureverfriendsnc.org.

Dec. 3 – Comfort of Faith Auditions The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), 610 Coliseum Drive at Arts Council Theatre, will hold auditions on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The auditions are for the play “The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile” continuing the season’s theme The Comfort of Faith. The production will be on March 3-12. To schedule an appointment, please email headshot and resume to casting@ncblackrep.org. Audition times will be emailed upon confirmation of appointment. Interested recipients should bring a picture and resume stapled together to the audition. Dec. 3 – Holiday Parade The 26th Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade, downtown Winston-Salem starting at the intersection of Fourth Street and Poplar, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The parade will be followed by the Downtown Winston-Salem’s Partnership annual tree lighting ceremony. Dec. 3 – Holiday with Santa The Virginia College in Greensboro, 3740 S. Holden Road, will hold a Holiday Fest with Santa event for the community on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy activities for all ages such as pictures with Santa, making holiday cards for Operation Gratitude, decorating Christmas ornaments, hot chocolate and tacky sweater contest. Individuals can also learn about the College and its programs through campus tours.

Dec. 3 & 17 – Book Signing Karen Fullerton author of Sergei’s Eyes: Reflections of Soul Lessons will have a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. The Dec. 3 signing will be at Winston Cup Museum Special Event Center, 1355 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Dec. 17 signing will be held at The Natural Dog Pet Food Market, 29 Miller Street, with special guests the White Christmas Carolers 29 Miller Street. The book focuses on inspiring spiritual growth and help sick and injured pets receive veterinary care. Dec. 4 – Holiday Concert Winston-Salem State University’s Department of Music, Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will hold its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The WSSU Choir, the Burke Singers, Schola Cantorum and the Singing Divas will perform holiday favorites. The concert is themed “In Silent Night,” will feature holiday favorites, arrangements and student compositions. Maestra D’Walla Simmons-Burke is director; Dr. Myron Brown, accompanist; Dr. Ronald Patterson, bassist; and guest percussionists. Dec. 5 & 7 – Youth Chorus Auditions

The Winston-Salem Youth endorsed as the Premier Youth Chorus and Ambassadors of the city will hold auditions for the 2017 Winter/Spring semester beginning on Jan. 2. Auditions are open to thirdthrough 12-graders on Monday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2151 Silas Creek Parkway. For more information and to schedule audition time, visit www.wsyouthchorus.org or call 336-703-0001. Dec. 5 – 9 – FAFSA Assistance State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) will be offering additional help to college-bound students and families with assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the week of Dec. 5 – 9 during normal business hours in all 257 locations. FAFSA is the document that is required to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, career or graduate school. The branch personnel will be available through the week to answer questions and help with the completion and electronic filing of the FAFSA for 2017-2018 college academic year. The annual event is offered by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) and SECU.

Dec. 5 – 9 - Toy drive The Winston-Salem Police Department is holding a “Stuff the Patrol Car” toy drive to serve local families. A police officer will be at the Walmart on Hanes Mill Road from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Dec. 5 – 9, to accept donations of new unwrapped toys for children. Dec. 6 – Genealogy Club The Lexington Public Library, 602 S Main St., will have the History Hunters Genealogy Club on Dec. 6 from 6 – 7 p.m. The club will talk about preserving Christmas memories.

Dec. 6, 9 -10, 13 & 20 – Christmas tours Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, will hold “A 1917 Christmas” tours on Dec. 6, 9, 10, 13 and 20. The tours consist of daytime and evening tours. The daytime tours will be held on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 between 2 – 3:30 p.m., with tours starting every 15 minutes. The evening tours will be held on Dec. 9 and 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. The tours will consist of the sights, sounds and scents of the house that will be brought to life by the museum staff and costumed actors. The prices are $20 and $15 for students as well as members of the museum. To obtain admission reservations are required. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Free Concerts Old Salem Museum & Gardens will present a series of free concerts at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, on Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 12 p.m. Organist Susan Foster will perform on Dec. 7; Organist and Director of Music Stephen Gourley will perform on Dec. 14; Regina Pozzi, Organist and Director of Music Ministry will perform on Dec. 21; Organist and Director of Music for Traditional Worship Frances Burmeister will perform on the Dec. 28 concert. For more information, visit www.oldsalem.org or call 336721-7300.

Now through Dec. 2 - Medicare Annual Enrollment Sessions The Medicare Annual Enrollment period will take place from Oct. 15 to December 7. To assist Medicare beneficiaries, the annual enrollment sessions are being offered on Fridays from Oct. 21 through December 2. The sessions will assist Medicare beneficiaries to review their drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans and make changes if necessary. Trained Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors will be available to assist in the enrollment process. Enrollment sessions will be conducted on the following Fridays: Oct. 21 and 28; November 4, 11 and 18; and December 2. All of the enrollment sessions will be held at the Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, 1700 Ebert Street. One hour appointments will be offered from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Space is limited. Appointments must be made by calling the Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217. Now through Dec. 10 – Road Closing Hawthorne Road, between Magnolia and Coventry St., will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. from now until it reopens on Saturday, Dec. 10, if the weather permits it. The road will have a detour See Com. Cal. on B9


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Today, Dec. 1 Movie and Speaker Discussion TEEM (Temple Emanuel’s Environmental Movement) will have a free environmental movie and speaker series at Temple Emanuel, 201 Oakwood Drive. The film and discussion will be today, Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. focusing on the movie “Before The Flood.” The speaker will be Bill Blancato, attorney and citizen climate lobby activist. The film calls for action for environmental advocate Leonard Dicaprio. For more information, contact Gayle Tuch at ggtuch@yahoo.com or call 336-766-2767.

Dec. 1 & 2 Holiday Sock sale Goler Memorial AME Zion Church, 630 N. Patterson Ave., will have the annual Holiday Sock Sale on today, Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will have a huge selection of packaged first-quality socks. All the socks are $1 for a pair. Special discounts are available for multiple quantities purchased. The Country Store will be open where homemade goodies and handmade crafts are available. The event is sponsored by Goler Memorial Parent Body Missionary Society. The proceeds will go toward charitable work in the community. For more information, call 336-529-2928 or email gphifer@roycetoo.com. Dec. 2 – 11 ‘Black Nativity’ play The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, 610 Coliseum Drive, will present the play “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes on Dec. 2 -11. The play, directed and choreographed by Mabel Robinson, focuses on a Christmas story combining gospel music, dance and spoken word. The play will have special school performances on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 2-11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets for adults are $26, students are $21 and children 15 and under are $18. All seats are $18 on Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. For group rates, call 336-7232266 for more details.

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St. Mark Baptist feeds the sick and shut in on Thanksgiving

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The members of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church volunteer their time on Thanksgiving to prepare meals for the sick and shut in.

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We all enjoy sitting around the dining room table and fellowshipping with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday. For some, that is not a luxury they can afford. For others, they may not be physical-

ly able to do so because of illness. To assist with those who did not have a hot home cooked meal for Thanksgiving, the congregation of St. Mark Baptist Church held its 19th annual “Sick and Shut in Thanksgiving dinner” on Thanksgiving Day. The church prepared a large

amount of food that included: turkey, ham, potato salad, green beans, stuffing, bread and cake. The church welcomed individuals from the surrounding community to come to the church and eat but their main focus was to receive call-in orders from See Thanksgiving on B6

Dec. 3 20th Church and Pastoral Anniversary The House of God, 1992 Bloomfield Drive, will hold the 20th Church and Pastoral Anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 3. The service will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call 336-692-9868.

Dec. 4 Community Celebration Messiah Community Christian Church, 2651 Belews Creek Road, will hold a community celebration on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1-1:45 p.m. The celebration will have free clothing for adults and children such as shoes, shirts and more for those who need warm clothes for the winter. The theme of the event is “I Am Somebody Special.” For more information, call 336-602-1440. The pastor is Rev. Louis Threatt.

Dec. 4 31st Choir Anniversary Mount Zion Baptist Church Youth Ensemble, 950 File St., will celebrate the 31st Choir Anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The choir will showcase the voices of the Mount Zion Inspirational Choir. The choir will minister traditional Christmas hymns, as well as contemporary gospel favorites honoring the birth of Jesus Christ. The theme is “O Come, All Ye Faithful”; the hymn was written in Latin as Adeste Fideles. The supervisor of the Youth Ensemble is Shirley B. Churn and the choir’s president is Jacora Lane. The Inspirational Choir president is Mia Bryan, the musicians are director Dionn Owens, Everette Funches is percussionist, Kevin Scott is pianist and Marty Petty is bass guitarist. The pastor is Rev. Dr. Serenus T. Churn Sr. For more information, contact church office at 336-722-2325. Dec. 16 Christmas Concert New Birth Worship Center Music Ministry, 1033 Newbirth Drive, East Bend, N.C., will present “The Joy of Christmas” concert on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Mass and Youth choirs and the Angels of Mercy Dance Ministry. The senior pastor is Dr. James L.E. Hunt. For more information, call 336-699-3583 or visit www.newbirthworshipcenter.org.

Dec. 20 Holiday Concert Home Moravian Church, 529 S Church St., will hold a holiday concert by Salem Band on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will consist of a mix of sacred and secular music of the season with guest vocal soloist Ted Federle and Salem Band Principal Horn Richard Saylor. Pre-concert music will be performed by the small ensembles. Donations from the community to the charity partner Sunnyside Ministry are welcome. Admission is free.

Dec. 22 Community Holiday Concert Trinity Moravian Church, 220 E Sprague St., will have a holiday concert by Salem Band on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will have a mix of sacred and secular music of the season with guest vocal soloist Ted Federle and Salem Band Principal Horn Richard Saylor. Small ensembles will perform pre-concert music. Donations for Salem Band are welcome. Admission is free. See Rel. Cal. on B9

Pastor, 91, celebrates 49 years in the pulpit Bishop Oscar Davis LeGrant is escorted in by Mary Saincine, left, and Delphine Bias.

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To be the senior pastor of the same church for nearly half a century takes dedication, commitment and a love for what you do. For Bishop Oscar Davis LeGrant of Progressive Apostolic Church, it has been an honor and a

Local church and school combine to feed over 500

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pleasure. On Sunday, Nov. 27, Bishop Grant celebrated his 49th year as senior pastor of Progressive. The church was packed in every pew. There were friends and family visitors from all over, including members of the United Churches of Jesus Apostolic (UCJA). See Pastor on B6

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When two separate entities can pool resources and serve a greater good, everyone benefits. St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Kernersville connected with Hall Woodward Elementary in Winston-Salem to feed over 500 people. According to school Principal Celena Tribby, Hall Woodward is a high-needs school where nearly 100 percent of the students are on free or reduced lunch. She felt as though there was a need to be met, especially during the holiday season, so she got the wheels turning on put-

The Promise of a Savior

Lesson Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

By the end of this lesson, we will

*See that God makes and fulfills promises *Know that we can trust every word from God *Realize that we can rest confidently in God’s promises as the basis of our security in life

Background: The time given for this writing is 7-6 B.C. and the place is Nazareth. The Jews are expecting a messiah. Because of the Old Testament prophets who had lived through exile and depression, the messiah they expected was one with military might and skill, strong love for the Lord, and the ability to lead. We must also

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remember that there have been false messiahs who failed at delivering the people from political bondage and Roman rule.

Lesson: In our lesson, Gabriel, whose name means “man of God,” is again delivering a message Sunday from God. Formerly he School Lesson explained to Daniel his vision of the ram and goat (Daniel 8:15-27, 9:20-27). More recently, he has visited Zacharias and announced the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11-20). Mary, who Gabriel is visiting, is espoused to Joseph “of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary” (verse 27). Gabriel informs Mary that God has chosen her See Lesson on B6


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St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church not only purchased the food but also prepared the meals to be given away.

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group homes, nursing homes and members who are sick and shut in. They in turn would make the plates for those individuals and deliver them to their homes free of charge. There were three ladies who initiated the Thanksgiving dinner some 19 years ago: Pearl Cook, Minnie Harris and Mattie Bailey. They said they went to the pastor and asked if they could make the dinner instead of handing out pre-made boxed dinners. Now the church averages close to 250 meals made to help those in need. “God has been good to me, and I have had my share of sickness, but He brought me up from the sick bed,” said Pearl Cook, one of the organizers of the dinner. “So I figured when our church wanted to do something to help somebody else and relieve them of the trouble of not having anything to eat on Thanksgiving, we definitely wanted to do something.” Minnie Harris said most of the food was donated from the members in the church, which they in turn give to the ladies and they prepare the meals to go out. She says she really enjoys helping others, especially those who cannot get out of bed to make their own meals. St. Mark First Lady Hattie Fulwood added, “The biggest pleasure I get out of this is seeing that everyone is getting fed. I don't like to see anyone being hungry. And if St. Mark can help the sick, shut in and the homeless, it’s a blessing for me.”

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The church was full with family and friends to celebrate with Bishop Oscar Davis LeGrant.

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LeGrant was born on Dec. 10, 1924 in Bennettsville, S.C. He was called to the ministry in 1954 at Christ Temple Holiness Church as an associate minister under Bishop Eli Daniels. In 1967 after the passing of Bishop Joseph Cotton, the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ sent Bishop LeGrant to Progressive,

and he was installed as pastor in August 1967. The service was heartwarming as many friends and family were able to get up and speak to the significance Bishop LeGrant has played in their lives. There were gifts given from a select few as well as a special tribute given to Bishop LeGrant’s late wife, Dessie Mae. The choir sang, and the closing remarks from Bishop LeGrant were full

of appreciation and thanks. “It’s a blessing to be able to be in the ministry for this long,” said Bishop LeGrant. “It was beautiful to see everyone come out and celebrate 49 years of pastoring with me.” At the soon to be age of 92, he was asked will he ever stop pastoring or preaching. His simple answer was “No.” He said he was placed on this earth to preach and pastor and will do so as long as his

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mind and body will allow him to do so. Elsworth Leon LeGrant Jr., Bishop LeGrant's grandson, said “It was a success, from the dinner on Saturday, which was held at the Ivory Arms, the facility of the local WinstonSalem Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter, to all the churches that participated. All of the local associated churches that came and represented down to all the members at Progressive made this all

and it is the “greatest honor among women.” (verse 28). Mary is not feeling particularly honored, but frightened until Gabriel explains further that God’s favor is an act of kindness toward her (verses 29-30). Gabriel goes on to say that she would conceive a son and she “shall” name him Jesus. He also explains that He would be called the “Son of the Highest.” In his conversation or instructions to Mary, Gabriel also confirms a promise that God made to David (2 Samuel 7:16). Gabriel speaks of Jesus reigning over all Israel and for eternity (which speaks past death and resurrection) (verses 32-33). Mary’s response is … so how will all this happen … since I’m a virgin? Gabriel’s response is … by way of the Holy Ghost and God’s power from on high, you will bare God’s son (verses 34-35). Oh Mary, and by the way, your cousin Elizabeth, who is old, is six months pregnant also by God’s power (verses 36-37). This information is a way of also convincing Mary that there is no reason for her to doubt what she has been told. Now fully convinced, Mary gladly submits to being the vessel of God and a part of God’s divine plan of salvation. Mission accomplished … Gabriel leaves (verse 38). (UMI Annual Commentary 2016-2017)

For Your Consideration: Have you noticed that God either names or re-names those He uses? What then is the significance of or in a name? Do you live up to yours? Covenants and promises, what’s the difference?

Life’s Application: People make promises all the time with no intention of keeping them. However, God points out to us that He does not lie (Titus 1:2). So we can depend on promises such as, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Heb.13:5) and “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose” (Rom.

Hall Woodward Elementary Principal Celena Tribby poses with some of her students during the Thanksgiving dinner at the school.

The organizers of the Thanksgiving event were able to feed over 500 students and family members at the school.

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ting together the dinner. “I'm fighting back tears because it does my heart well to see all these people enjoying a meal,” Tribby said. “I'm thankful that I have partners to help me meet the needs of families. Our kids can't learn until their basic needs are met.” The volunteers for the event were from St. Paul's, the staff of Hall Woodward and a few varsity football players from Carver High school. Carver varsity head coach Germane Crowell says they caught wind of the event from one of his coaching staff members who also works at Hall Woodward, and he thought it would be a great chance to help someone in need. “I just thought it was a great opportunity to put others before us,” Crowell said. “The spirit of Thanksgiving is all about serving and with me being a head coach as well as a pastor, I just fell right in line with this.” St. Paul's Senior Pastor Oscar Pilson says he initially

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became aware of having Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate while he was in Atlanta, Georgia. He says on Thanksgiving, members from the church were feeding people in multiple locations, such as the Bethesda Center, and taking orders at the church from the sick and shit in. The church also delivered meals to some of the local fire stations in Kernersville. Pilson went on to say that much of the funding for this event came from a grant provided by the United Methodist Church. He says church members along with people in the community donated to the cause as well. He wanted to give a special thanks to K&W Cafeteria for working with them on a reasonable price for all of the meals along with Sam's Club and Publix. “Being both a pastor and a strong believer in Jesus Christ, I remember the words He explained to His disciples that He did not come to the earth to be serve; He came to the earth to served, Pilson stated. “Wanting to be more like Jesus is the platform that I am working from. My joy and excitement comes from duplicating the work that he did,” he said.

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WSSU’s Music Department presents annual Holiday Concert

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Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Department of Music will present its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The WSSU Choir, the Burke Singers, Schola Cantorum and the Singing Divas will perform holiday favorites. The concert, themed “In Silent Night,” will feature Submitted photo holiday favorites, arrangements and student compositions. Photo of WSSU choir performing at the Christmas concert in 2015 The choir has performed nationally and internationally and recorded eight CDs. The choir’s “Somewhere Far Maestra D’Walla Simmons-Burke is director; Dr. Admission to the concert is free. A freewill offering Away” CD, which was recorded in Prague, Czech Myron Brown, accompanist; Dr. Ronald Patterson, will be taken. Republic, was nominated for Grammy awards in five cat- bassist; and guest percussionists. egories in 2010.

Women survivors overcome breast cancer SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

Seven ladies gathered to celebrate their overcoming breast cancer. The women were Royzetta Cokley, Michelle Neal, Shenelle McClurkin Thompson, Djakarta Solomon Lynch, Aleiah Shabazz, Kimberly Shiree Wilcots and Dr. Patricia

Flowers. Cokley had Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Disease (1994) and Stage 1 Breast Cancer (2015) survivor. Cokley believes that Faith is the Key. Neal was Diagnosed with Ductal carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) in 2015. Thompson had Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) in 2014 (Stage 0, Grade 3,

Estrogen and Progesterone Positive) and was the Susan G. Komen NWNC Face of Breast Cancer in 2016 and 2017. Lynch was a five time breast cancer survivor of two brain metastasis related to the breast cancer, seizure and stroke survivor. Lynch says, the sickness is not unto death but that the son of God may be glori-

fied. Shabazz had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Stage 2, Node 0, Estrogen Receptor Positive) in 2013. She believes God blocked it and that she is blessed. Wilcots was (Stage 0, non-invasive estrogen receptor positive, high grade Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)) a breast can-

cer survivor in 2012. She believes she is blessed and highly favored by God’s grace and mercy; she is glad to be living her life like its golden. Flowers had Stage 3 hereditary (BRCA2) invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Estrogen receptor positive in 2014). She was the Susan G. Komen NWNC

Shades of Hope Secretary and 2017 Face of Breast Cancer. The women “This Beauty Survived the Beast” shirts were purchased from Jewelry Unique Gifts & Accessories, downtown Winston-Salem 500 W 4th Street, Suite 101B.

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Featured from left to right: Royzetta Cokley, Michelle Neal, Shenell McClurkin Thompson, Djakarta Solomon Lynch, Aleiah Shabazz, Kimberly Shiree Wilcots and Dr. Patricia Flower.

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Graduates make due on their pledge to WSSU

The Line Sisters of Sankofa 7 of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc. are pictured left to right: Antoinette Ball, Rose Lockhart, Victoria Graves-Cade, Elise Rodney, Vanessa Diggs, Phyllis Jeter Nunn, and Candace Stowe.

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Seven women, all graduates of Winston-Salem State University, made a pledge a year ago to donate $10,000 to their Alma Mater on behalf of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc. and its philanthropic and humanitarian arm, The SHE Foundation, in recognition of their upcoming 10th anniversary as members of Swing. The Line Sisters of Sankofa 7, who are members of the Rukiya Busara Piedmont Graduate Chapter here in Winston-Salem,

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had the honor and privilege to make due on that pledge and presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to WSSU at Homecoming on Oct. 15. Swing Phi Swing was founded on the campus of WSSU on April 4, 1969. Eight of its 12 founding members are still active and recognized within the organization, three of whom who still reside in the Triad area. Members of the Line Sisters of Sankofa 7 are Antoinette Ball, Vanessa Diggs, Victoria Graves-Cade, Phyllis Jeter Nunn, Rose Lockhart, Elise Rodney and Candace Stowe.

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Thanksgiving at Carver came early B8

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BY KIM UNDERWOOD WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS

At Carver High School, Thanksgiving came on Tuesday this year. Students in the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism – under the leadership of academy coordinator Dewayne Tillman – served a Thanksgiving meal to students on the A/B Honor Roll and their families. Thanks to LaShonda Stone of Mansion House of Design and her sister, Swynette Stone-Smith, who is an Exceptional Children case manager at Carver, the media center had been transformed into an elegant dining area. The food had been donated by Carver families. “Everybody’s parents brought a dish,” said Mitzi Pastrana, a senior in the academy. Eyvette Abbott, whose son, Edmund, is a sopho-

more at Carver, had brought fried chicken. Abbott, who is the pastor at Miracles Outreach International Ministries, said she was glad that Carver was having the dinner. “It means a lot,” Abbott said. “It’s great,” said Marquitta Sims, who had come to have dinner with her niece Delmaja Bess, who is a senior. “This is a wonderful time,” Tillman said as he welcomed everyone. Principal Travis Taylor said that he appreciated what Tillman and the students were doing. “This is an opportunity for people to come together,” Taylor said. One goal of the event was to strengthen the connections between the school and community, said Lakeyia Ingram, the career development coordinator for Carver. Some academy students see participating in

the academy as a step toward owning their own business one day. “I want to own my own business where everybody comes to have a good time,” said senior Kanijah Edwards. “I want a place where everybody can come and enjoy their family and friends.” Junior Fashad Morrison wants to own a technology business one day. He thinks that the experience of serving others that he is gaining through the academy will serve him well in reaching that goal. “It sets up real-life experiences for customer service,” Morrison said. Something on the minds of several students in the academy was Carver’s reputation in the community. Most students at Carver care about their school, about making good grades and about being successful, said senior Jakyia Vance. Some people think of Carver as a troubled

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Academy of Hospitality & Tourism students served A/B Honor Roll students and their families under the leadership of academy coordinator Dewayne Tillman, second from right. Lakeyia Ingram, the career development coordinator for Carver, is first on the left.

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school, though, they said. They hope that events such as the Thanksgiving dinner help give people a positive impression of Carver. “Carver is more than what you think,” said Pastrana. “We have a lot of great things.” By the time everyone had been served, more than 200 students, parents and members of the community

had shared Thanksgiving dinner. "This amount of parental participation is a landmark for Carver High School," Tillman said. Other WinstonSalem/Forsyth County schools also served Thanksgiving dinner. On Thanksgiving Day, the people at Hall-Woodard Elementary School served

more than 500 students and their families at the school. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and churches from the Kernersville area united to sponsor the meal. (See story on page B5.)

Play about voting rights gets attention during election season

Left to right) Charles Thigpen, Azzalea Thigpen, Debra Hale, and Willie Johnson sing the freedom song "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" as they march in Selma, Alabama in an excerpt of the play “When Courage Becomes Contagious: Remembering Selma Then and Now” by Felecia Piggott-Long, Ph. D.

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The play “When Courage Becomes Contagious: Remembering Selma Then and Now” by Felecia Piggott-Long, Ph. D., has been performed in the community several times in this election season. Bishop Sir Walter Mack wanted to encourage church members to get out the vote. The early voting schedule started on Thursday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Nov. 5. Several of the candidates who were running for office attended the church service and spoke about their platforms. Dr. Mack encouraged members to vote their con-

science, but to also remember the Word of God as the plumbline or the standard for a Godly leader. On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Union Baptist Drama Ministry performed an excerpt of the play. They performed a scene from the Voter Registration office in Selma, Alabama. More than 150 people attended a dinner theatre for the play "When Courage Becomes Contagious," which was featured for the Big Four on Friday Sept. 16. The background for the play: African Americans citizens had to muster up the courage to register to vote in spite of the

literacy tests they were subjected to. Voting officials might ask AfricanAmericans to guess the number of marbles in a jar, or they might ask them a question such as "When was President George Washington's birthday? Katherine Martin served as the narrator for the presentation. Willie Johnson played the role of President Barak Obama when he stood on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 2015 to celebrate the re-signing of the Voting Rights Act 50 years later. Charles Thigpen, a Selma police officer, and Azzalea Thigpen, the Selma Voter Registration Clerk, harassed Black voters

Richard Rowell, Lisha Edmonds, and Debra Hale. Reynita McMillan and Justin Johnson were also Selma demonstrators. Cameron Brown supplied photographs of Bloody Sunday, Selma Demonstrations, and the gathering on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 and 2015. "Voting rights are important" said Dr. Piggott-Long. " I wrote this play to call attention to the unsung heroes who have demonstrated for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, and in North Carolina. We cannot take voting for granted. Now is the time to cast our votes and participate in the political process."

2 from area receive Governor’s Award for Excellence

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TaWanna Archia, a program manager for Career Development & Community Engagement in the Student Affairs Office at UNC School of the Arts, and Robert Walker, director of business services and systems for UNC-Greensboro, are two of 16 recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence. Archia won in the Public Service category for her efforts at raising awareness of the sensitive topic of domestic violence. She founded I’m My Sister’s Keeper, an organization dedicated to providing support for domestic violence victims. She started the organization after one of the members of her church was killed as the result of an abusive relationship. The mission of I’m My Sister’s Keeper is to identify the presence of domestic violence in the community

and provide resources and support to those who suffer in abusive relationships. I’m My Sister’s Keeper is a faith-based organization that welcomes everyone. To raise funds for the organization, Archia has organized a series of fundraising events, including a Winter Wellness event with health screenings and wellness tips, a “Zumbathon” with a seminar about negative thinking, and an on-going t-shirt fundraiser. Volunteers for I’m My Sister’s Keeper also regularly prepare toiletry packets for local battered women’s shelters. Walker has proven himself as an innovator by virtue of his work improving UNCG’s mail delivery service, award officials said. Walker and Archia were honored at the Governor’s Awards for Excellence luncheon and ceremony on Sept.27, along with 14 other state employees, for his efforts

at overhauling a universitywide mail delivery service. Walker received the award in the Customer Service category. In addition to making the mail service more accessible, the new system Walker devised cuts costs and is environmentally friendly. UNCG spent less than $10,000 on it; a commercially available alternative would have exceeded $100,000. The Governor’s Award for Excellence was created in 1982 to acknowledge and express appreciation to employees for outstanding accomplishments beyond the scope of their normal duties that are a credit to the person and the state of North Carolina. Employees are nominated for the award by their supervisors and co-workers. Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers.

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TaWanna Archia receives her award certificate from Paula Woodhouse, interim director of the Office of State Human Resources, and School of the Arts Human Resources Director James Lucas.

Robert Walker is pictured with Paula Woodhouse, interim director of the Office of the State Human Resources, and Charles Maimone, vice chancellor of business affairs at UNC-Greensboro.


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Food program First Baptist Church Children’s Center, 501 West Fifth St., is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants. Children who are TANF recipients or who are members of SNAP or FDPIR households or are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Adult participants who are members of food stamp or FDPIR households or who are SSI or Medicaid participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. For more information, call 336-723-7071.

Wednesdays Noon Service Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian o Church, 5095 Lansing Dr., will have noonday service every Wednesday beginning at noon. The 45-minute service is designed to uplift one’s spirit in the middle of the week. Senior Pastor Bishop Sheldon M. McCarter will preach. The public is invited dto attend. For further information, contact .the church at 336-723-2266. t m Every Wednesday d Medicaid and Medicare Discussion e St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 810 Highland Ave., will hold a series of panel discussions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. beginning on Nov. 30. The discussions will discuss funeral arrangements, extended living arrangements along with Medicaid and Medicare.

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Monday – Friday Free lunch and snack Between noon and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, free lunch and snack will be provided to any child at Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries. The church is located 2001 E. 25th St. (corner of Ansonia and 25th Streets). Senior Pastor Alice Mitchell is the host pastor. 4th Tuesday Providing hope through teaching Join Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance Inc., from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the

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posting. Utilities is repairing or replacing aging water and sewer lines in the neighborhoods located in Ardmore Basin 1. The project area is between Westover Drive, Miller and Magnolia St. and Hawthorne Road. The area also includes portions of Walker and Jefferson Ave., Hoyt, Collingwood, Ford and Bellview St. Information about the project area, map of the project area, visit www.Utilities.CityofWS.org. For more information, call CityLink311.

Now through Jan. 1 – Festival of Lights Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons , will celebrate the 25th anniversary Festival of Lights beginning on Friday, Nov. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 1 nightly from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Giannini Brass ensemble will perform on opening night, with Lowes Foods returning as a sponsor. The park will have brand new light displays along with the return of S’moresville at the Gift Village closing each night at 10 p.m. The gift village will also have concessions, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and performers. Discount nights are available on Nov. 21 22 and Nov. 28-29. For more information, about tickets, events and staying at Tanglewood visit http://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/f ol or call 336-703-6481.

Now through Feb. 24 – Proposals for Water Education Grant The Forsyth Creek Week organizing committee will provide a grant of up to $2,500 during 2017 for a water quality education or outreach project. The grant will be made to a registered non-profit organization active in Forsyth County. For more information, and the grant application visit ForsythCreekWeek.org. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 24. The winner will be announced during the Creek Week keynote address March 28.

Now through June 2017 – Art Exhibit As part of its 2016-17 season, the Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts is pleased to introduce INTERSECTIONS + CONVERSATIONS: The People’s Gallery at Delta Arts Center. The new space, carved from Delta Arts Center's renovated lobby area, will run concurrently with the regular exhibition schedule inside the Center’s 1,400-square-foot main Simona Atkins Allen gallery from September 2016 thru June 2017. Delta Arts Center is located at 2611 New Walkertown Road. Hours are Tuesday –Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Delta Arts Center is closed every third Saturday of the month. Delta Arts Center is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.deltaartscenter.org/ or call (336) 722-2625. Dec. 9 – Bingo Fundraiser Lowrance Middle School, 3605 Old Greensboro Road, will hold a Bingo

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Bethesda Center, 930 North Patterson Ave., where we provide hope through teaching and preaching presented by Calvary Hill’s ministerial staff. For more information contact the church at 336-7443012.

Wednesdays Noonday Express New Liberty Baptist Ministries, 5009 Voss St., will host Noon-Day Express services on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. Guest speakers from around the city and area will encourage hearts at midweek. A lunch will be offered. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Rev. Dr. Linda Beal is the host pastor. For more information contact Tracee Spears at 336-4290512, or Deacon Beal at 336-528-3256. 4th Thursday Worship at Winston-Salem Rescue Mission The Evangelism Ministry of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church located at 1905 N. Jackson Ave. will worship the 4th Thursday of the month at the WinstonSalem Rescue Mission at 7 p.m. Pilgrim Rest’s pastor is Paul W. Hart.

Sundays and Wednesdays Clothes closet The Ambassador Cathedral Clothes Closet will be open on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Harriet Tubman Drive. Free to the public. For more information, call 336-725-0901.

2nd Saturday Food, clothes available Every second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance Inc. invites anyone who is in need of food and clothes. The food pantry and clothes closet is at 4951 Manning St. Direct all questions to Missionary Tammy Orr at 336-744-3012.

Bible study The Eastside Church of Christ, 536 Barbara Jane Ave. NE, Winston-Salem, is offering a free mail-in Bible study. It is designed to give a greater knowledge of the word of God. The eight-lesson course is an overview of the entire Bible. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. Sign up today by calling 336-722-2088 or by e-mailing bern3@lexcominc.net. Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $7 and includes cards and supper. There will be plenty of prizes.

Dec. 9 and 10 – Holiday Shopping Market The Junior League of Winston-Salem’s seventh annual holiday shopping market Boutique, will be held Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Piedmont Hall in the Benton Convention Center. The event will have vendors offering holiday décor, clothing, jewelry and much more. The event will also have a gift wrap station, with students from Forsyth County Day School wrapping gifts for a small donation; and JLWS Dewey’s fundraiser with items ordered from a JLWS member through Dec. 1 available for pick-up at the event, with portion of the sales being utilized to support JLWS mission. The holiday shopping will start on Friday Dec. 9 from 12 – 5 p.m., with a kick off of Girls’ Night Out to the event held later from 7 – 10 p.m.; Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Santa will be will available on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for children to take a professional photo for $10. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for children ages six through 12. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets for the Girls Night Out event are available in advance for $30 or $35 at the door. Dec. 9 & April 29 – Piedmont Chamber Singers 39th season concerts The Piedmont Chamber Singers will hold concerts for their “Strings Attached” theme 39th Season on Dec. 9 and April 29, 2017. The season will feature a variety of string-instrument accompaniment. The Dec. 9 concert will be performed at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten’s with harp accompaniment, along with Star in the East by Malcolm Dalglish with hammered dulcimer accompaniment. The April 29 concert will be held at Ardmore Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. featuring Arthur Bliss’s Pastoral: Lie Strewn the White Flocks. For tickets call Piedmont Chamber Singers at (336) 722-4022, or email manager@piedmontchambersingers.org.

Dec. 10 – Candle and Historic Demonstration Kernersville Moravian Church, 504 S. Main St., Kernersville, will have a Traditional Candle Tea exploring the history of how Moravians lived and enjoyed Christmas through the years. Live demonstrations will focus on basket-weaving, tinsmithing, quilting, pottery and candle making. There will be craft vendors on hand, organ and choral concerts to celebrate the season. Admission is free. The event will be on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

North Carolina, Forsyth County / In the General Court of Justice District Court Division / File No. 16 JT 226 D.J.M., Minor Juvenile to FRANCISCO SANTIAGO HERNANDEZ, father of a male child born 7-19-2003 in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

RESPONDENT, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition seeking to terminate your parental rights with regard to a male child born to Melanie Marie Pravia on July 19, 2003 in Forsyth County, North Carolina has been filed in the above matter. You are to answer this Petition no later than 40 days from today or January 4th 2017. Upon your failure to answer to the Petition by the date specified, an Order may be entered terminating your parental rights with regards to the above-named juvenile. Any counsel appointed previously and still representing you in an abuse, neglect, or dependency proceeding involving this child shall continue to represent you unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

If you are indigent and not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel. You should contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Forsyth County, North Carolina, immediately. The telephone number is (336) 779 -6311, and the address is 200 North Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 The date, time, and place of hearing for pre-trial hearing on the Petition will be mailed by the Clerk of Superior Court upon your filing an Answer or January 5th 2017, if no Answer is filed. You are entitled to attend all hearings, and should keep the Clerk of Superior Court informed of your current mailing address. Failure to attend may result in the Court terminating your parental rights in your absence. This the 23rd day of November 2016 by: Thomas J. Floeter, Attorney for Melanie Marie Pravia 4003 Country Club Rd Suite B Winston-Salem NC 27104 Telephone: (336) 793-4713 The Chronicle November 24, December 1 and 8, 2016

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Monroe C. Branch (16 E 670), also known as Monroe Charles Branch, deceased November 23, 2015, Forsyth County, North Carolina, this is to Notify all persons, firms, and corporation having claims against the Estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned on or before March 3, 2017 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of December, 2016. Richard E. Branch Co-Executor for Monroe C. Branch, deceased 5952 Germanton Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Joseph G. Branch Co-Executor for Monroe C. Branch, deceased 1155 Boles Road Germanton, NC 27019

The Chronicle December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

EMPLOYMENT

Engineer (Design Project Manager)

The Facilities Design and Construction department at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is seeking a design project manager. The candidate will manage the design of new and renovation capital projects ranging from $30,000 to $50 million. Duties include technical architectural review, technical support during the construction phase of assigned projects, and technical support for all departments on campus. Seeking a candidate with comprehensive problem solving and advanced communication skills. Position Closes December 19, 2016. Interested applicants should apply online by going to https://jobsearch.uncg.edu (Position #999513). EOE AA/M/F/D/V

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA FORSYTH COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION IN THE MATTER OF: 16 J 242 ISABELLE MARTIN DOB: 05-04-16

The City of Winston-Salem is looking to fill the position for Maintenance Worker – 1365

Please visit: www.cityofws.org for job description and application process.

TO: Crystal Martin – mother of the juvenile Jose Mayo - putative father of the juvenile

TAKE NOTICE that a Juvenile Petition seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is an adjudication of the Juvenile Petition filed by the Forsyth County Department of Social Services alleging Isabelle Martin to be a neglected and dependent juvenile as pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-101(15) and 7B101(9). You are required to make a written answer to the Petition alleging to adjudicate neglect and dependent within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice; and upon your failure to make a defense to the Petition within the 30 day period specified herein or to attend the hearing on the said Petition, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for terminating your parental rights to the above-referenced juvenile. Any counsel appointed previously to represent you and not released by the Court shall continue to represent you.

If you are indigent and not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel and provisional counsel has been appointed upon your request subject to the Courts review at the first hearing after this service.

The hearing on the Petition alleging to adjudicate Neglect and Dependency is scheduled for 11:15 a.m., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Courtroom 4-J of the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina or as soon thereafter as the Court can hear the said case. This the 18th day of November, 2016 Theresa A. Boucher Attorney for the Forsyth County Department of Social Services 741 Highland Avenue Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 (336) 703-3900

The Chronicle December 1, 8, 15, 2016

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The City of Winston-Salem is looking to fill the position for

Senior Fleet Technician - 1586 Please visit: www.cityofws.org for job description and application process.

The City of Winston-Salem is looking to fill the position for

Equipment Operator/Medium - 1079 Please visit: www.cityofws.org for job description and application process. Operations Associate

Winston-Salem-based foundation is seeking an operations associate to provide bookkeeping, general accounting and human resources assistance to the finance officer. Excellent communications skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and accounting software are essential. 5+ years bookkeeping and/or human resources experience required. Associate’s degree or higher preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. This is a parttime position (25-30 hours/week). Submit a resume and cover letter to applicationoa@mrbf.org by January 4, 2017. No phone inquiries please.

REAL ESTATE

Spring/Wachovia Hill Apartments Managed by Community Management Corp.

1 Bedroom Units conveniently located in Winston Salem, 62 yrs of age or older Handicapped and/or disabled. Section 8 assistance available. Income restrictions apply. Call 336-251-1060. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Mon and Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wed. Equal Housing Opportunity


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