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In 2014, the United Way of Forsyth County joined forces with the city and the county to form the Commission on Ending Homelessness by amending the 10-year plan adopted in 2006 to end all homelessness in the area. Just one year later, Mayor Allen Joines announced that with the help of the commission, the city had met its challenge of ending veteran homelessness in the area. As he stood inside the city chamber after making the announcement in the fall of 2015, Joines thanked the work of the commission, the United Way and other organizations for their hard work and dedication. “When enough spider webs come together, you can tie down a lion. We had a lot of spider webs here to tie this lion,” said Joines. “Having these partnerships have really been a game-changer.” With veteran homelessness “tied down” for the moment, the commission,

which consist of 16 voting commissioners appointed by City Council and the County Commissioners, is in the process of developing a new strategic plan that will focus on ending family homelessness, which has been growing per the latest point-in-time tally. According to a point-in-time count of the homeless in 2016 of the 544 people who were considered homeless 144 individuals were part of a family, compared to 121 in 2015. During an interview with The Chronicle earlier this week, chief staff person for the commission, Andrea Kurtz, said although she is proud of the work the commission has done so far, now is the time to take the next step. “We have met our goals, so now we are looking to ensure families have the help they need,” said Kurtz. “We are not done. This is only the beginning.” One way they are looking to help families in need is by investing in housing development. See Family on A2

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In October 2015, Mayor Allen Joines announced that the city had met its challenge of ending veteran homelessness in the area.

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N.C. author: Emmett Till story ‘brutal’ BLACK PRESS EXCLUSIVE


Given all of the major media headlines since its planned release, it’s easy for the public to think the new book, “The Blood of Emmett Till (Simon and Schuster, released Jan. 31)” is mainly about the confession by Carolyn Bryant. She is the Mississippi white woman whose lie in 1955

McDonald’s celebrates first class of non-English speaking employees

Members of the first graduation class of McDonald’s English Under the Archways course celebrate during a ceremony held last week to honor the class of 2017.


Seventeen local McDonald’s employees took a break to celebrate last week as they became the first graduating class of English Under the Arches, an English course designed specifically to help employees advance in their careers and life. For seven weeks, both managers and crew members

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from restaurants across Forsyth County took English classes during paid work hours to improve their English skills and for some, take the first step toward a high school diploma and even a college degree. The course, which was taught through a combination of online and classroom instruction session, falls under the larger Archways to Opportunity program that gives McDonald’s employees

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Prof. Timothy B. Tyson

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caused the brutal lynching and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. But in an exclusive interview with the Black Press this week, the author, Professor Timothy B. Tyson, a Duke University senior research scholar and historian, says Bryant’s 2007 revelation to him that the black teen never said or did anything “sexually flirtatious” to her to warrant being kidnapped by her husband and his half-brother, then beaten, shot in the head, and thrown in the Tallahatchie River wrapped in barbed wire and weighted down by a 75 pound cotton gin fan, is just where the controversial book begins. The rest of the 304-page volume not only meticulously documents what led up to the despicable murder of the innocent child, but more importantly Tyson says, the reasons why white supremacists have historically resorted to violence to deny African-Americans their civil rights. Tyson said after taping the Bryant interview in 2007,


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SHARE Cooperative of WinstonSalem is asking the city to fund a feasibility study on opening a co-op grocery store on Peters Creek Parkway. SHARE (Supplying Honest and Respectful Engagement), which is an initiative of Freedom Tree at IDR (Institute for Dismantling Racism), is hoping to open a co-op grocery store in a food desert, which is an area where fresh, healthy food


isn’t available. SHARE Project Manager Gary Williams told the city finance committee last month that the store will serve “fresh, nourishing foods at a reasonable price.” People will be able to buy memberships that will give them a vote in how the store is run and profits will be reinvested in the community. The group is currently negotiating for a vacant space at West Salem Shopping Center, which has previously See SHARE on A2

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In recent years, the commission has partnered with the N.C. Housing Foundation, the Experiment in SelfReliance, the city’s community and business development department and several other organizations to help families find affordable housing. “Last year, we met our goal for housing development. Now we are taking steps to invest in the housing stock,” Kurtz said.


“A lot of the houses here are old, so if we don’t address this issue now it will continue to be a problem in the future.” Another point of concern for the city’s fight to end homelessness in the area is the number of young adults who are considered homeless or displaced. The point-intime count from 2015 shows only 17 homeless people between the ages of 1824, in 2016 that number jumped to 41. When discussing helping young people get on their feet, Kurtz admits that the commission must take a new approach. She said, “We don’t have a well-estab-

lished system for serving young people. “Their needs are a little different than veterans and other adults, so I think it is important that we take a different approach when addressing homelessness among our young adults,” she continued. “Many of these people are out on their own for the first time and that can be a hard time.” Last week, the United Way of Forsyth County held its annual Homeless Point-inTime count. Each year volunteers from around the city count the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the area. Although the offi-

The first graduating class of English Under the Archways celebrates after a ceremony held last Wednesday, Jan. 25.


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the opportunity to grow and develop. As he stood before the class of 2017 and others in attendance during the ceremony last Wednesday, Alfredo Rodriguez thanked McDonald’s for giving him and others the opportunity to further their education. Rodriguez, who works on the mainte-


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he put it away in his archives for later possible use. But during the course of subsequent research, he found himself drawn into the Emmett Till story, ultimately doing seven years of research off and on. Writing the book became an emotional challenge, he says, and there were times he didn’t know if he would, or could finish the book. “This was such hard, dark story, and I procrastinated until I realized, I didn’t want to go down into that hole. I didn’t want to go down in there,” Tyson said, indicating why it took him 10 years to finish the book he initially didn’t mean to start. ‘The racial murder of a child was just too brutal for me to handle at times,” he says. Reaction to Bryant’s admission in Tyson’s new book has been sharp. “Emmitt Till was not just put to death, he was torched to death. Her omission to it today doesn’t provide any healing for the case but adding more fuel to an already lit fire when it comes to social justice,”


nance crew at the McDonald’s in Clemmons, said, he now feels a lot more confidence at work and at home. “Now that I’ve finished the course, I’m now looking to get my GED,” said Rodriguez. “I feel a lot better about myself. This has given me a lot of confidence.” After the ceremony, Doris Morgan bubbled over with joy as she mingled with her classmates. “This is very big. My heart is still beat-

says Jack S. Monell, Ph.D., assistant professor, Justice Studies, Winston-Salem State University. In many ways, Timothy Tyson is the ideal author to explore new details surrounding the lynching death of Emmett Till. Bryant read one of Tyson’s prior books, Blood Done Sign My Name, his semiautographical story about growing up in segregated Oxford, N.C., the son of the Rev. Vernon Tyson, a bold white Methodist preacher who stood strong for civil rights at the risk of his own life. Young Tyson was 11 years old when in 1970, a 23-year-old black Vietnam veteran named Henry Marrow was beaten and fatally shot by three white men in public, but they were later acquitted. Black veterans protested the racial slaying by burning down Oxford’s tobacco warehouses. As racial tensions rose, a young black activist named Benjamin Chavis came to the fore, later moving to Wilmington a year later, where he was later arrested as one of the Wilmington Ten. The Rev. Vernon Tyson and his family, forced out

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housed International Food Market and Food Lion. “We’re excited about SHARE because we know it fits a need,” said Williams. SHARE is asking for $21,800 from the city, with $7,500 going to hire Dakota Worldwide to do a feasibility study and the rest going to consulting services from CDS Consulting Co-op. City staff recommends that the money come from excess tax revenue from sweepstakes parlors, which has been used to fund similar studies, including one by Peter’s Creek Community Initiative on turning the Budget Inn across the street from the co-op store’s potential location into


workforce housing. SHARE was one of several nonprofits that unsuccessfully requested money in the city’s current budget. The previous request was $116,725. This time, however, several council members have expressed support and the item is schedule to come back to committee this month and then possibly on to the full council for approval. City Council Member Derwin Montgomery thought it would be a good use of city money.

of Oxford, also moved to Wilmington, giving young Timothy a front-row seat to the racial violence and strife that gripped the port



city in 1971 as the public schools integrated, and a Klan group known as The Rights of White People attacked AfricanAmericans in their community. It was there that young Timothy learned about the Wilmington race massacre of 1898, where angry whites slaughtered blacks because they believed they were getting too much power. “We have to look this history straight in the eye, in all of its horror and brutality, and all of the resistance that it has inspired,” Tyson says. “We cannot

“There is a need in this community to fill the vacuum where we have food deserts in our community,” he said. Council Member Denise ”D.D.” Adams also said she supported it, but hoped to see results from the project. “Taxpayers are looking for early results and early successes,” she said. Jeff MacIntosh and Robert Clark were concerned about the project’s viability and wanted to see more information before voting. John Larson, who represents the South Ward, which contains the location SHARE is planning to put its co-op store, said he supported getting more information, but hoped the project doesn’t get “stalled down” and praised the coop for its initiative in addressing food deserts.

ing fast,” smiled Morgan. “If you learn, you grow, so this is very important.” Following the success of the first course, McDonald’s is now looking to add a second and third course. Sherrie Alcon, one of three managers who helped bring the course to Forsyth County, said after going out to restaurants and talking to people they felt like it was the right thing to do. “We’re committed to doing this and I can just feel how this is impacting our

forget the people who stood against the racial caste system, and risked their lives for the founding documents of America to actually mean something, and for African-Americans to be recognized as full citizens.” While Tyson has high regard for the non-violent movement that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others led to bring about racial equality, the fact remains that even to this day, Tyson says black lives continue to be targeted and taken – from Trayvon Martin to other black men and women who have been targeted by the police in recent years – and Americans need to realize the historic context in which this violence takes place, and continue to stand strong against it. Tyson notes the heroic efforts of Robert Williams, the NAACP leader in Monroe, N.C., who refused to live in fear amid threats from the Ku Klux Klan, so he urged blacks to take up arms to defend themselves and their families. “His is a civil rights legacy handed down,” Tyson insists. “He stood on the shoulders of the Reconstruction militants.

SHARE is also seeking funds from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Winston-Salem Foundation to cover things like administrative costs. It’s also consulted with other co-op grocery stores like the Renaissance Community Cooperative, which opened its grocery store in Greensboro last year. The City of Greensboro helped Renaissance get its start with a $250,000 grant.

cial totals will not be in until early April, Kurtz said the commission is already working hard. She said after seeing children sleeping outside last Wednesday night when temperatures were in the low 30s, she was crushed. “For the first time in 10 years, we actually saw young children sleeping outside,” said Kurtz. “I’m proud of the work we have done so far but this is not the end. We have to do more.”

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employees,” said Alcon. “It has just been awesome to see and hear them grow. It makes me feel good so I know it makes them feel good.” Carrie Maekins, another manager, said they take a lot of pride in the growth of their employees. Maekins mentioned, “Knowledge is power and that is never going to change no matter what it is. This is one huge step in making sure our employees are more confident.”

Just as the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others fueled the modern “Black Lives Matter” movement, Tyson reminded that in December 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama city bus, she said she did so thinking of young Emmett Till, who had been murdered in August of that year. Violence against blacks throughout the South, especially after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v Board of Education decision, was a daily occurrence, and local law enforcement did little to stop it because whites did not want integration of any sort with blacks, let alone in the public schools. Tyson says the Emmett Till murder, and the courageous stand his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, took to have an open casket funeral so that the world could see the brutality her son endured, lit a fuse to the then sputtering Civil Rights Movement that added new determination for African-Americans to move forward for freedom. The Black Press, led by Ebony and Jet magazines, and the Chicago Defender,

put the picture of Emmett Till’s battered body on their covers and front pages. The Rev. Dr. Ben Chavis, president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, has nothing but praise for his old friend. “I have personally known Tim Tyson and the Tyson family for decades,” Dr. Chavis said. “Tim’s genius as a historian, author and social visionary informs his unique commitment to write truth to power authentically and fearlessly. The Emmett Till story, as Tim reveals, is the tragic story of American apartheid yet still in need of challenge even in this day and time.” It doesn’t escape Tim Tyson that his explosive book is being released as America is dealing with hard questions about race and equality, this time under the Trump Administration. He hopes that readers will find meaning, and inspiration to take a stand, and demand that all people be treated with dignity, and respect. “The most important part of [the Emmett Till] story is what people did in response,’ Tim Tyson says.

SHARE Cooperative of Winston-Salem is asking the city to fund a feasibility study to explore putting a co-op grocery store in this vacant spot at West Salem Shopping Center on Peters Creek Parkway.

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Now High Point Museum The High Point Museum in partnership with the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and the Guilford County Register of Deeds recently opened a new exhibit. “Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County,” will be open until April 15. The museum is located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. Free admission. For more details, contact 336-885-1859 Feb. 3 & 10 Owens Daniels Photography exhibition Owens Daniels Photography will be hosting the Brown Paper Bag Photographic Exhibition. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Unleashed Arts Center, 205 W. Sixth St., WinstonSalem. Playwright and director Nathan Ross Freeman and Daniels will discuss the presence and influence of "Colorism." Light refreshments will be provided. The Brown Paper Bag exhibit explores a segment of black history known as "Colorism" in the African-American culture and how it has influenced our perception of ourselves. On Feb. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m., music by singer Diana Tuffin and percussionist Bill Smith, spoken word by Winston-Salem Writers, Daniels and light refreshments will be featured. The exhibition will be on display the entire month of February and is free and open to the public. For more information call Owens Daniels Photography at 336-251-4729 or log on to www.owensdaniels.com.

Feb. 3&4, 10&11, and 17&18 The Stained Glass Playhouse The Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem at Marvin United Methodist Church, presents “Talking Bones.” All of the cast members are African-American actors. Performances are on Friday and Saturday, February 3 & 4, 10 &11, and 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. and on Sundays Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for senior citizens (60+)/teachers, and $11 for students. To get tickets and make reservations, call 336-499-1010 or visit stainedglassplayhouse.org.

Feb. 5 African American Read-In Join in the 27th National African-American ReadIn Chain to promote literacy and the reading of African American literature, hosted by Dr. Elwanda Ingram. To participate, come prepared to listen or read aloud any works by African-American writers or oneself. Readings of no more than one to three minutes long may include poetry, or excerpts from fiction or non-fiction works. Attendees will receive a 10 percent off coupon on all African-American books at the Old Salem Visitor Center. Valid Feb. 5- 28. To participate as a reader, contact Cheryl Harry at 336-721-7399 or at cdharry@oldsalem.org by Feb. 2.

From advocate to local politician: Walter Marshall continues to serve area BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

An advocate who became a politician, County Commissioner Walter Marshall has a long history of making a big impact on Forsyth County. Marshall, a Wadesboro native, spent some of his childhood in WinstonSalem and then stayed in the Twin City after graduating from Winston-Salem State University. He became a teacher and an advocate with the NAACP. He said he didn’t have the temperament to take part in marches, since protesters would often get taunted, hit or spit on. But there were plenty of other uses for his talents at the NAACP, like doing legwork for the late civil rights attorney Julius Chambers. Marshall said he still has the information he complied on inequalities in the county’s schools for the Catherine Scott segregation case. When he became local NAACP president in the 1980s, he led several lawsuits, including two that resulted in district elections for county commissioners and school board, which let both boards have greater African-American representation. Marshall would go on to serve on both of them. He said several people, including County Commissioner Mazie

Walter Marshall stands with a picture of him and his fellow county commissioners at the Forsyth County Government Center.

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Woodruff, wanted him to run for office because of his studious nature in learning about government and his willingness to speak out for what he believed. He said both those attributes have helped him in office. “As an elected official, I try to learn the law and see exactly what I can do to help people,” said Marshall. He said he was in his second term on the school board when Woodruff passed away in 1997. Woodruff – the first African American elected as a Forsyth commissioner – wanted Marshall to succeed her. The local Democratic party then picked him to take her seat.

Marshall said he thought he’d only serve a couple terms, but he’s still there nearly 20 years later. He credits his many re-elections to working hard for his constituents. He’s known for his passion on many issues, including the environment and inclusion. He counts the diversity now found among county employees, including those in management positions, as one of his biggest accomplishments. He said he’s also helped increase the amount of business the county does with minority contractors. He said despite being a Democrat on a majority Republican board, he’s been able to have an

impact. He said that he feels he’s helped the board keep a moderate agenda. “I’ve been able to get a majority to work with me,” said Marshall. “I disagree hardily, but I don’t become disagreeable.” County Manager Dudley Watts said that Marshall has been a tremendously effective commissioner. He said most local issues are bipartisan in nature, so commissioners are usually all working toward the same goals, but sometimes have different ideas on how to get there. He said Marshall has never been afraid to speak his mind and chalSee Marshall on A5

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City Council members discussed how to make Winston-Salem’s historic landmarks more inclusive during a general government committee meeting. There are currently more than 130 city designated landmarks, but few of them specifically reflect African-American history. This disparity came up when the last landmark, a house originally owned by businessman John L. Gilmer, was approved by

munities. He used the example of the home he lives in, which was built with bricks from AfricanAmerican brick maker George Black. He said since his property value is lower than the Gilmer house, he would receive less from the tax break. “It’s unfair because of the community I live in. If I applied for the same abatement, I would not get the benefit,” said Montgomery. ”Therefore, it is not in my interest, or the people in my neighborhood and community, to apply for such a

“It’s unfair because of the community I live in. If I applied for the same abatement, I would not get the benefit.”

–Councilman Derwin Montgomery

the council last month. Council Member Derwin Montgomery was absent for that meeting but said if he had been there, he

landmark status because the benefit would be negligible and would not mean anything to that property owner in terms of what



would’ve voted against it. Local landmarks are eligible for a 50-percent property tax deferral, but must maintain their historic character, which often makes repair costs more expensive. Changes to a local landmark must be approved by the county’s Historic Resource Commission, which is an appointed citizen committee. Montgomery voiced several concerns during the committee meeting late last month. He said a residence does not have as much tax and community benefit as a commercial property would. He was also concerned that, over time, the tax break received may be far more than the property owner puts into maintaining it. He suggested putting a sunset clause on the tax break and having homeowners reapply for it. He said the advantages of landmark status, which property owners apply for, is not equitable in all com-


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lenge his colleagues. “He’s not a go-along kind of person,” said Watts. “If he sees what he views as an injustice, he’s genetically wired to step up and say that’s just not right.” County Commissioner Chairman Dave Plyler said that he knew Marshall decades before he joined the commissioners and admired his work with the NAACP. He said the lawsuit that resulted in district elections was the “best thing that ever happened” to the commissioners because it ensured diversity for a board that had been all white for most of its

they’ve done to that property.” Other council members had suggestions as well. Robert Clark wanted to make sure property owners were aware of all the restrictions that come with being a landmark. Dan Besse asked staff for ways to do outreach to inform property owners about the program. Jeff Macintosh said that the city might want to consider designated historic districts, not just single landmarks, and having restrictions against demolishing landmarks. John Larson asked staff for ways the city can be proactive in the landmark process to make sure they are “reflective of the broad mosaic of our cultural heritage and wealth.” Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams said many landmarks in the black community have already been torn down and the council needs to preserve what’s left. “We have a lot of signa-

history. He said Marshall is a commissioner who is dedicated, caring and approachable who he often finds himself voting with despite flack he might get from some of his fellow Republicans. “I think he's one of the best commissioners we’ve ever had,” said Plyler. Marshall said he originally wasn’t planning on running in 2014, but was urged to seek re-election again. He’s glad he did, since it lets him make sure that minority contractors get their fair share of work from the 2016 county bonds. However, Marshall, who is 73 years old, isn’t planning to seek re-election in 2018. “I’ve enjoyed being able to help people, but all


ture, iconic buildings and neighborhoods in the African-American community, and the Latino/Hispanic community now, that we need to showcase and we need to let our citizens know we care about it,” she said. Adams also said she’d like to see more done to denote historic place than the city’s historic markers, which is a separate program with signs that denote historic areas and events, including some buildings and neighborhoods that no longer exist.

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In Black History, the truth needs to come out

It’s Black History Month. This is the time when organizations, schools, universities and churches plan programs to honor African-Americans. Exhibits pop up and discussions emerge about topics regarding Black History. But this is 2017, and Donald Trump is president, so who knows what else will emerge during this month, such as the admission of lying during the trial of men accused of killing Emmett Till. In promoting a book about the black 14-year-old from Chicago who was killed by white supremacists in Mississippi in 1955, the author says he has a confession in the book that the woman who was the alleged target of the teenager’s affections lied during the trial. Historian Timothy B. Tyson, a Duke University research scholar, told The Associated Press last week that Carolyn Donham, then known as Carolyn Bryant, gave Tyson an interview in 2008. His book, "The Blood of Emmett Till," comes out this week. Emmett Till, who was down South to help a great-uncle, was tortured and killed in 1955 in Mississippi after allegedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant, a white woman. Bryant Donham's then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half brother, J.W. Milam, were accused of killing Till. They were acquitted by an all-white jury. Both men, who later confessed to the murder of Till, have since died. Tyson said Carolyn Bryant Donham told him: “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.” Now, if Carolyn Bryant had told the truth, history probably would have been different. Till probably would not have been killed. Carolyn Bryant told her husband enough to get him and his half-brother riled up to kill the teenager. Mind you, this was a teenager. These were grown men. But there was no thought of just confronting Emmett Till to get the truth, like probably would have happened if the boy who was accused of whistling at the white woman were white. No, this was an affront by a black boy to Roy Bryant’s wife, so he was told. Till was black, so that shut out all reason. Till’s death fueled the budding Civil Rights Movement across the country. Till’s mother, Mamie Till, was defiant in the death of her son. She ordered an open casket at his funeral to show how he had been tortured. Some could say that without Emmett Till’s death, the Civil Rights Movement would have taken longer to get rolling. We don’t know that some other event would have taken its place, however. But this shows how lying can have dire consequences. Who else has lied over the course of Black History? In this case, there was no drive to get the truth. Blackness shut that possibility out for the white people involved. As we present Black History, we need to put it into perspective for our children. Some children might not be able to believe that a teenager was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. We have to put the Emmett Till story and other stories from Black History into perspective. It was a different time in 1955. Jim Crow was thriving, especially in the South. It was a common practice for black children from the North with relatives in the South to be sent to those relatives for the summer. It was presented in history that Emmett Till was from the North, which allowed more freedom, it appeared, of interaction between white and black people, and Till was just being himself when he whistled at the white woman. That’s the story from the white people. And history says Till did whistle, but it was on the porch of the store that Carolyn Bryant and her husband owned, not inside where she was. Was he whistling at Mrs. Bryant, really? History shows that at the trial, Emmett Till’s great-uncle pointed to the men who came to his house and took his relative away and was later killed. The all white jury just couldn’t believe him. That was not proper in Mississippi at that time. So, the white men were found not guilty. Now, that’s the truth. The truth needs to arise in Black History, when we can get it.


Executive order on refugees is damaging to our nation To the Editor:

Today’s [Jan. 27] executive order by President Trump continues a string of initiatives ostensibly designed to create a safer nation, but which, in reality, do no such thing. Instead, they alienate us from the rest of the world, instill fear in our friends, and turn away vulnerable children and families seeking safety. A nation whose iconic symbol welcomes to our shores those who are suffering persecution and despair now substitutes a wall of isolation in its stead. President Trump’s order to ban entry by people from Muslim-majority nations, temporarily suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the country is nothing less than inhumane. The orders would not only impact refugees, but could also affect individuals from the targeted nations returning home from travel abroad. Rather than playing a leading role in a global humanitarian response, these actions – whether it is for a matter of days, months, or potentially years – send a powerful, damaging, and fearful message to the rest of the world. Protecting our nation from terrorist attacks is indeed a top priority for us all. However, this goal is not served by baseless, fear-driven actions targeting an entire religion or region of the world. From turning away Jewish refugees fleeing Europe during World War II, to more recently rejecting Haitian immigrants escaping calamitous conditions in their home country, we have, at times, failed to live up to our principles and we have always come to

regret it. Today, we forget lessons learned and repeat the same mistakes of the past – to the harm of many innocent children and families and, as important, our nation's long-term security and international reputation. The North Carolina Justice Center is proud to stand with Muslim and refugee communities in our state in the fight against Islamophobia and for workable and humane policies that honor the best of our nation’s values and, as such, enhance our security. We mourn this sad moment in our history as our country turns its back on human suffering and embraces policies driven by fear and bigotry. N.C. Justice Center Raleigh

Trump’s order will divide U.S., hurt working families To the Editor:

President Trump’s executive action on immigration today [Jan. 27] continues what he started on Wednesday, increasing the criminalization of hard-working immigrants and their families instead of fixing a system that has been rigged against working families. His actions will divide and weaken our nation rather than honor the commitment he made in his oath of office, ‘to protect, honor, and defend’ American justice, welfare and liberty. Immigrants and their families have always contributed to our great nation and our economy, owning a fifth of all small businesses and doing the work that our families need and that drives our economy, like caring for our children and parents and securing and cleaning our

offices and airports. President Trump claims to speak for working people, but his executive actions this week will hurt our

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economy and make it easier for low-road employers to take advantage of scared immigrant workers, driving down wages for everyone while enriching private prison companies. America has a long history of welcoming immigrants, including our Muslim brothers and sisters, to our shores and they are an essential part of what makes our country strong. Scapegoating families who are trying to provide for their children undermines American values. SEIU members and our communities are ready to stand up, show up and rise up by the millions to fight for a say in the economic and political system rigged against us by bad corporate actors and self-interested politicians. We will stay in the streets and continue mobilizing until we can return our economy and democracy into the rightful hands of the people.

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry Washington

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Our struggle to overcome must begin with you and me

We, as Americans, have celebrated another Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. Our protestations were eloquent and our programs were grand as we Guest remembered Dr. King. Columnist America now has a new president with the transition of power done with great pomp and circumstance. On the heels of this occasion came a march also in Washington, D.C. celebrating women. The cause and timeliness of the march should not be lost on us. The new president during his campaign disrespected women in every possible way. It is well documented that King said, “That unless we learn to live together as brothers and sisters, we will die apart as fools.” It is my opinion that this lesson will be put to the test in the coming years. Being a peacemaker is much better than being a troublemaker. Many of us are asking whether we will have peace or trouble in the White House. During Dr. King’s day, many people saw the Civil Rights Movement as a struggle between black people and white people. It is naïve to think that race did not play a part in it. I suspect when you ask your neighbor about this time in history, they will automatically think in racial terms. Yet, the problem to my mind also included the lack of respect and intolerance we had for each other. Dr. King stated, “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Dr. King had more than his share of critics. Many thought he was an extremist. There was a segment of the population that believed his methodology was too mild; that non-violence would simply not work. As I have read more about his life, he believed in man’s humanity and

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goodness. He believed there was good at the center of everyone’s core. Some would opine that this notion is on trial today. His non-violent approach to reconciliation was recognized by the world when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a product of the South having been born Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He experienced the evils of injustice and denial based upon his race. Yet, King read and studied [Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand] Gandhi and other scholars and decided non-violence was the road to take. The implementation of this strategy came at the high cost of being jailed on numerous occasions. It seemed his jail experiences only strengthened his resolve to continue the struggle. Despite jail, he set his sails on making America a land where equal opportunity was the rule and not the exception. In his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, he said, “I


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“If you want to be part of the solution, the road ahead is clear: Recognize you’re the enemy they need; show concern, not contempt, for the wounds of those that brought Trump to power; by all means be patient with democracy and struggle relentlessly to free yourself from the shackles of the caricature the populists have drawn of you.” — Andrés Miguel Rondón

America cannot become great without embracing and working through the tragedy of slavery – all that has unfolded from the way that almost unimaginable suffering and injustice is entwined with our origin story and continues to the present day.

have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Unfortunately, in 2017, we are still wrestling with issues of race, gender and class. Hate, mistrust and injustice are still being practiced in this great nation of ours called America. It is way past time for us as a people to lift one another up because when we do, we ourselves are made better. Many years ago, I remember my mom saying, “Son, sometimes you have to shame people into doing right.” In thinking back, I believe Dr. King made America ashamed of how it was treating some of its citizens. Are we still ashamed in 2017? In a speech, Dr. King gave in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, He said, “I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop and I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned with that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968. We live in some exciting but dangerous times now but as Dr. King reminded us, we must have a sort of dangerous unselfishness. Let us strive to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper. We need more dignity and more respect when it comes to each other. When we do, we will overcome sooner and not later.

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.

We are Tom now officialHastings ly in a New Age of Chaos, creatGuest ed by Donald Columnist Trump and his close advisers. Who ever thought that we would have a president who makes John McCain look moderate? Well, we do. One wonders how long values held dear to Americans can last in the face of the Trump-brand Constitution Shredder? Free speech, fair speech, accurate speech – all are being banned at various levels of government – but some brave federal workers with integrity are not backing down. And now Trump has blocked immigrants – even those who have already been vetted for several years by up to eight U.S. agencies and approved for immigration at long last – from seven Muslim nations that he said are hotbeds of terrorists. Never mind that conspicuously missing from that list is the nation that supplied the overwhelming majority of the 9/11/01 hijackers who flew into the twin towers in New York and the Pentagon, and that country would be Saudi Arabia, of course. Indeed, of the 19 attackers, 15 were Saudis, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt, and one from Lebanon – and none of those countries made Trump’s list. No other immigrant has

attacked civilians on American soil except the Pakistani-born wife of the San Bernardino shooting – and that country is not on Trump’s list either (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – none of which have sent refugees, asylees, or immigrants that have committed acts of terror in the U.S.). It is clear that Trump and his people despise the nonpartisan, fact-checking media (along with many other sorts of truth-telling, evidence-based professionals). But I have no immediate recollection of the papers of record flat-out naming what the Trump team claims as “alternative facts” are in fact falsehoods (noting gross inaccuracies) or even lies (noting clear intent to deceive). Punishing the National Park Service for showing photos of Trump’s inauguration and Obama’s inauguration – photos revealing far more in attendance for Obama’s first inauguration – is beyond belief. Believe it. We are now under the thumb of a man who is increasingly being called mentally ill, a “malignant narcissist.” His power to commit all manner of mischief is now enormous. The people of the U.S. will need to engage more than any time in the memory of this senior citizen if we hope to hold on to our democracy and the progress we’ve achieved in the most recent 80 years. It’s all up for grabs, right now.

Whiteness and the ‘Other’ America cannot become great without embracing and working through the genocidal suffering undergone by Native Americans and the way that suffering and injustice is entwined with our origin story and continues to the present day. America cannot become great without acknowledging and embracing the ordeals of the immigrants who have flowed in from so many countries and still try to come in until the present day. America cannot become great without continuing to push for gender equality and overcoming gaps of worth that continue to the present day. What makes us special as a nation? Even beyond our freedoms, isn’t it the soul power of the AfricanAmerican experience, the steel of dignity that has been hardened upon the anvil of unmerited suffering? Isn’t it the deep connection of the Native Americans to the sacredness of our landscapes,

showing us that if we degrade what surrounds us, we degrade ourselves? Isn’t it the manifold contributions of all the different streams of immigrants (including Mr. Trump’s grandfather) who have made the effort to assimilate and contribute to the dynamism of our unity-indiversity? Isn’t it because we remain a beacon of possibility, in spite of setbacks, to women worldwide? Fog of polarization

Our public airways and our politics have been polluted by an insidious fog of polarization, based implicitly in white male privilege, which denies the full human reality of the otherthan-white. Events like 911 didn’t help, but the continuous sneer of commentator-entertainers like Rush Limbaugh has further frayed the delicate web of civil discourse, where listening is equal in value to speaking. A habit of continuous rant has overtaken the easy camaraderie of shared citizenship that is still pos-

sible. Our media culture has gone from the already sensational “if it bleeds, it leads,” to the far more deeply sensational “if it divides, it abides.” This perversion of our precious freedom of speech is far more dangerous than crying “Fire!” in a crowded theater – because it is based in the materialism, racism and militarism against which Martin Luther King Jr. warned us not long before he was assassinated. It is materialist because media figures make piles of money by using polarizing frames and because politicians use these frames to rise to power. It is racist because it makes the nonwhite Other into a faceless mass of complaining, angry, helpless, lawbreaking victims – or, in the case of [former President Barack] Obama, into an uppity executive who overstepped his bounds and had to be checked by an obdurate legislative “No!” It is militaristic because it responds to the threat of the Other with overwhelm-

Tom H. Hastings is founding director of PeaceVoice.

ing force (check out the kinds of equipment our police have come to possess since 9-11-01). Manufactured gap

And so at this moment a huge gap has been manufactured in our country, a gap that has the odd quality of being very real and at the same time the grandest of illusions. The manipulators of political and media power would have us believe that there is an unbridgeable distance between the pain of the pro-Trump unemployed coal miner and the pain of the anti-Trump black woman who experiences housing discrimination, or the pain of a pro-Trump Christian evangelist who feels overwhelmed by the pace of change and the pain of an anti-Trump transgender student being bullied at school. That is the most effective way that the Powers That Be try to maintain a high wall that blocks our progress toward the inclusive equal-opportunity

society we think we are and can still become. Obama urged us to overcome our divisions. He was right to try and time will vindicate him. The wall between us and them (fill in the us; fill in the them), reinforced by the way we sort ourselves into homogenous groups of adherents on the Internet, is the Big Lie in an interdependent world. This wall will inevitably crumble and fall. There are many reasons why citizens did or did not vote for Donald Trump, but are the differences between those who did and those who did not all that great? They can still be overcome – by keeping in mind how much we have in common, and how illusory is the power of the forces that seek to artificially divide us. Winslow Myers, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is the author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide,” serves on the Boards of Beyond War and the War Prevention Initiative.


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Locals pen more than 200 postcards voicing frustration with Trump

More than 200 postcards were sent to federal and state elected officials earlier this week during a postcard writing party.

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The old saying goes, the pen is mightier than the sword, and earlier this week, the Forsyth County Democratic Party invited the community to put that theory to the test. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, residents filed into the party’s headquarters on Burke Street to fill out postcards voicing their anger and frustrations toward President Donald Trump’s actions in his first week of office. According to event coordinator Kristin Kelly, more than 200 postcards were filled out and will be sent state senators and representatives. Kelly, who attended the women’s march last week in Washington, D.C., said the postcard writing party is just the next step in the ongoing fight for justice. “We want our federal and state representatives to know that we are here and we want to be heard,� said

Kelly. “There are other ways to express our concerns like tweeting and social media, but we felt like this was a more genuine way to make sure our elected officials are looking out for all their constituents.� While proofreading her stack of postcards addressed to President Donald Trump, Rep. Virginia Foxx and other local state elected officials, Maureen O’Rourke said while most people believe the art of a handwriting letters and postcards is long gone, she believes that sitting down and writing postcards is more personal. “This gives you a chance to be thoughtful and really think about what is going on in our country today,� said O’Rourke. “On social media, most people just put what comes in their heads first, but with events like this you really have to think about what you are writing.� Although this was her

first postcard writing party just like many others in attendance during the event O’Rourke is no stranger to fighting against injustice. Ahead of the 2016 election she registered over 100 voters. Just one day after he helped organize the protest on Trump’s refugee ban at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, local school teacher Peter Wilbur said protesting is great but it’s the small events like the postcard writing party that keep the movement going. “We are very pleased with the turnout we have here tonight,� said Kelly. “We are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our state and federal senators and representatives to know that we are here and we want to be heard.� Kelly said there might be more postcard writing parties. For more information, visit the Forsyth County Democratic Party official Facebook page.

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Wiley's 8th grade team uses late surge to beat Meadowlark Middle BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

As the final minutes ticked off the clock in the game between Wiley and Meadowlark middle schools’ 8th grade game, the final was still up in the air. Thanks to Caden Jones dominating the fourth quarter for Wiley, they took home the victory 48-43. Once the ball was tipped off in the first quarter, both teams were a bit erratic from the floor. Missed shots, turnovers and defensive lapses all contributed to the low scoring in the quarter. Jalen Hickson clogged up the middle, preventing any easy shots close to the basket from Meadowlark. Later in the first, the Mustangs started to heat up from outside and hit a couple of big baskets to trim the deficit to four after one. The frenetic pace continued to start the


second quarter. The turnovers continued along with both sides taking ill-advised shots. The young men seemed to settle down a bit after a timeout. For the rest of the quarter the defenses held the upper hand. Meadowlark guard Carson Whitley hit a buzzer beater to end the half giving the Mustangs a 22-17 lead at the half. Meadowlark head coach, Drew Beasley, said he was happy with the way the first half of play went for his team. He said even though the Wolverines were a bigger team, his team fought hard. “I looked my team in the eye and I told them we did two things just then, we See Surge on B2

Jalen Hickson, No. 32 in white, blocks the shot of the Meadowlark player.

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Reynolds sweeps season series against Mt. Tabor Mt. Tabor guard Jordan Hunter, No. 24 in blue, drives past Devin Ingram of Reynolds for a layup.


Sweeping a season series against a familiar opponent is difficult in any sport. To do it in basketball against one of the best teams in the county is almost unheard of. That’s exactly what the Reynolds Demons did when they defeated the Mt. Tabor Spartans last Friday. In a high-scoring contest the Demons fought back after being down 10 points in

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the final quarter and won 75-71. To open the game Reynolds was on fire from behind the arc hitting multiple three pointers that gave them an early 16-5 lead. Mt. Tabor, not to be outdone, clawed their way back into the game and only trailed by three after the first frame. “We do shooting drills before each game and I like to give them the freedom to shoot three's if they're set,” said Reynolds head coach Mike McCulloch on his team’s first-quarter performance.

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Both teams continued to score at will during the second quarter of play. Each team began to crash the offensive boards looking for second chance opportunities and they found them. When Mt. Tabor looked as though they were fading, Bernard Mills III came off the bench and started lighting it up from all over the court. Mills finished with a game high 21 points. For most of the third quarter the teams were separated by only one or two posses-


Reynolds freshman forward Tobias Johnson opens up to The Chronicle


Quest Aldridge, No. 30 in blue, locks in defensively against Micah Gainey.

sions. Mt. Tabor was finally able to take the lead during that time. By the time the quarter ended, the Spartans held a 58-53 lead. Midway through the fourth the Spartans took a 10-point lead at 67-57. Following a timeout from Reynolds. the Demons tightened up on the defensive end and started to make shots once again. Tobias Johnson hit a three with just under four minutes left in the game to close the

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Height, athleticism, leaping ability and offensive aggression are qualities that most coaches look for in a player. Along with solid intangibles, Reynolds freshman forward Tobias Johnson encompasses all of these skills and more. Tobias' path to the game of basketball was forged from conversations with his uncle Michael “Pop Bottle” Thomas. Thomas was a Forsyth County standout for Reynolds High back in the mid to late ’80s. Johnson said after hearing the stories from his uncle he wanted to give the game a try because he would love to travel the world one day. On the court Johnson is a prolific scorer and had a standout game during the Lash/Chronicle tournament against Winston-Salem Prep, in which he scored 35 points. Johnson is the go-to guy for the Demons offenSee Johnson on B2

Tobias Johnson is a freshman at Reynolds high and a standout forward for the JV basketball team.

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Scott Walker of Wiley attempts a free throw during their game against Meadowlark.

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played very well but we also angered the beast,” Beasley said. “I told them we just made them as mad as they can be because they felt like they should be up by 20 points on us. Telling my boys that they were gonna come at us with all they had kept them pumped up and kept them ready for the challenge.” Wiley came out of the locker room and implemented a full court press on defense. The Wolverines began to create turnovers leading to easy break away layups. The lead for the Mustangs was down to two

The Wiley Wolverines huddle together late in the fourth quarter during their game against Meadowlark.

after three quarters. With the final still in jeopardy both teams played with more intensity to start the fourth quarter. The lead changed hands multiple times. Midway through the quarter Caden Jones began to take over. Jones ran off six straight points to give Wiley a 43-35 lead with a little over two minutes remaining in the game. Meadowlark did not give up and attempted to make a come back with just under a minute left in the game. Following an intentional foul called on Wiley the lead was trimmed to four. They then closed the deficit to two. The game was sealed from the free throw line as

Jones was able to knock down clutch shots in the final seconds. Dairl Scott Jr., Wiley head coach, says this was not his team’s best effort but was happy with the win. “This game was alright for us. We didn't play our best ball but we did enough to get a road win,” Scott said. “I told the guys that effort and defense were going to win the game. That's how you get road wins with effort, defense and rebounding.” Scott went on to say that Jones is a great player and one of the best in the county. He says they are lucky to have a player of that caliber on his team. Going forward he thinks his team has to play

harder in order to win. Coach Beasley said he thought his team played hard and fearless. He says many teams would have folded against such larger opponents but his team stepped up to the challenge and almost walked away with a victory. “Our mantra this season is to stay fearless no matter who we play,” Beasley continued. “We aren't the biggest team so that is what we have to do. We competed, we stayed brave and stayed fearless. We looked those boys in the eye and said not today. We just need to pick things up coming out of the half and we will be OK.”

Reynolds’ Micah Gainey, No. 3 in white, glides to the basket for a contested layup against Mt. Tabor.


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The Reynolds Demons celebrate after their win against Mt. Tabor, completing the season sweep.

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sively. He feels as though his strong suit on the court is his ability to drive to the basket with ease. He says he needs to concentrate on hustling every play and not having any defensive lapses. Tobias says he loves playing in the big time moments of the game. For him the bright lights means it’s his time to shine. “Pressure does motivate me more because for some players when they are pressured they don't know what to do,” said Johnson. “For me performing under pressure tells people that you really want it and wont shy away from the moment. I just want to show people that I want that moment when it comes.” Demon head coach Mike McCulloch says Johnson has a good basketball IQ and has great athleticism. He says Johnson is a coachable kid that

works very hard. “He is pretty smart out there and I think he knows how to use his abilities for the best of the team,” said McCulloch. “He always smiles and nods and does what I ask of him during practice. I praise his work ethic in general and he has a bright future ahead of him.” McCulloch says that Johnson has progressed tremendously since the beginning of the season. He says that Johnson has worked hard on his fundamentals and passing ability. “I've coached for 24 years and I've probably had a handful of kids that have played Division I basketball and Tobias has that potential, I really believe that,” McCulloch went on to say. “I say that because he does his work in practice as well as in the classroom.” Johnson's father, Shun Gibbs, says at the age of 11 or 12, he could see the potential in Johnson and is not shocked by his devel-

opment. “When he was smaller, I could see it in him because he would work, his work ethic is unbelievable,” Gibbs said. “I know he is going somewhere and I'm not just talking basketball but in life.” Johnson says he looks up to players like Kevin Durant, Paul George, Lebron James, Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving. He says if he could choose a college it would be the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and study physical therapy. His favorite subject in school is math. Johnson credits his teammates first and foremost for the success he has had on the court. He says they make him a better player. He also wanted to credit the coaching staff for developing his skills along with highlighting the things he needs to work on. He says the goal for the remainder of the season is to win the conference.

to three. Later on in the quarter and with Reynolds still down one, Drashawn Johnson hit a big three that capped off the improbable comeback for the Demons. With one last chance Mt. Tabor was unable to get a shot off as Tobias Johnson tied up the offensive player, giving the Demons possession and essentially sealed the win. “It was fun to win an exciting game against our rival,” McCulloch said. “I told my team since Mt. Tabor won the Lash tour-

nament they must be the best in the city but if we can beat them twice then we can be considered the best in the city.” “I'm very proud of the toughness we showed. It was a physical game and we kept competing. Sweeping Mt. Tabor for the regular season is huge accomplishment for our JV boys group. This win is good momentum for the last two weeks of the season if we stay focused.” Mt. Tabor head coach Willie Harrison thought his team played a little timid throughout the game. He said some of his guys did not play up to their potential and as a result they lost.

“I gotta take my hat off to them [Reynolds]. They played hard throughout and came with a good gameplan,” Harrison said. “We have to play under control when you are under pressure. I don't think we were under control in the final minutes. “I think recently we have been a little over confident. We took everyone for granted because we won the tournament and beat everybody. But Reynolds have guys that you have to guard at every position so you can’t take anything away from them. Going forward we have to go back to the drawing board.”

(Above) From left to right are Shun Gibbs, father; Tobias Johnson; Zhane Epps, cousin; Tiffany Thomas, mother; Nasir Gibbs, brother; Lonnie Graham, greatuncle; and Michael "Pop Bottle" Thomas, uncle.

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(Left) Tobias Johnson shoots a free throw during the game against Mt. Tabor last week.


Community Briefs

WSSU’s ‘Red Sea of Sound’ represents NC at Honda Battle of the Bands Winston-Salem State University’s “Red Sea of Sound” (RSOS) marching band represented North Carolina at the 15th annual Honda Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Atlanta. WSSU was one of eight universities invited to the event, which spotlights the premier marching bands from Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs). This was the band’s sixth appearance in the event. About 55,000 people attended the showcase, which was held at the Georgia Dome for the last time. RSOS performed mid-way through the three-hour showcase. The band is directed by Dr. Michael Magruder. As part of its selection, WSSU’s music program received a $20,000 grant from Honda.

Council Member Adams appointed to National League of Cities committee Winston-Salem Council Member Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor Adams relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland. As a member of the committee, Adams will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home. The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Deverick Williams, council president, Gadsden, Alabama; and Vice Chairs Sue Osborn, mayor, Fenton, Michigan; and John Kinnaird, councilmember, Waco, Texas. For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policycommittees.

Wake Forest Senior Angela Harper awarded Churchill Scholarship Wake Forest senior Angela Harper has been named one of 15 Churchill Scholars who will study at the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2017-18. She is the first Wake Forest student to receive this highly selective award. At Wake Forest, Harper has done computational biophysics research and experimental work on organic electronics with physics faculty, including professor Oana Jurchescu. Harper, who is from Downington, Penn., is also a Stamps Leadership Scholar at Wake Forest. The Stamps Leadership Scholar Award program supports exceptional students with promise and vision, who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation. She also earned a Goldwater Scholarship — the premier undergraduate award for mathematics, science and engineering students.

Applications requested for 2017 Teacher Grants Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 Forsyth County Teacher Grants. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. The grants are awarded by The Winston-Salem Foundation for professional development to P-K12th grade educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Grants in amounts of up to $2,500 are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom. Grant opportunities can include local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars; foreign travel; innovative classroom experiences; educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum; and other professional growth and enrichment opportunities. An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications; applicants will be notified of funding decisions in April. All projects submitted should take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. For more information or to apply, please visit www.wsfoundation.org/teachergrants. Respond to Madelyn McCaully for the information sessions at 336-725-2382 or mmccaully@wsfoundation.org. Toyota Financial Services donates $10,000 to Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $10,000 scholarship donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The donation will provide $2,500 need-based scholarships for four full-time WSSU students. Students will be identified for the scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid. WSSU is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to receive support from TFS. The Tom Joyner Foundation received an additional $10,000.

Deaconess Patricia Caesar honored Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church honored Deaconess Patricia Caesar who recently retired, having served the church for 17 years as Church Administrator. She was presented with a plaque and live plant arrangement on behalf of the church, by Bishop S. T. Davis, Sr., pastor. WS/FC School Dropouts and Crime decreases The number of dropouts and reportable acts or crimes in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools decreased from 2014-15 to 2015-16, according to a report released this week by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The number of short-term and long-term suspensions remained the same. The most significant decrease noted in the report was in dropouts. In 2014-15, 483 WS/FCS students dropped out, in 2015-16, 410. The count represents the highest percentage decrease among the state’s 5 largest school districts. Dropout counts declined in North Carolina’s public schools in 2015-16 after experiencing the first increase in eight years in 2014-15.

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Now-April 15– United Way Forsyth County Free Tax Preparation United Way of Forsyth Countysupported Forsyth Free Tax (FFT) is offering free tax preparation to low and moderate income families and seniors in Forsyth County from Feb. 1 to April 15. FFT in collaboration with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, provides U.S. Internal Revenue Servicecertified volunteers to prepare basic income tax returns free for individuals earning $54,000 a year or less. Individuals earning $64,000 or less, are able to file self-prepared returns online free at myfreetaxes.com.

Today, Feb. 2 – Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts will hold a gallery talk and portrait demonstration today, Thursday (Feb. 2) at 6 p.m. “Art &...” is a new series of art demonstrations and community discussions led by professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds. Each workshop will be different and will focus on the connections between the visual arts and topics that affect and enrich our everyday lives and community.

Today, Feb. 2 – Film screening and book signing On Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 W. Spruce St. in Winston-Salem, RiverRun International Film Festival’s RiverRun Retro presents a film screening of “Stella Dallas,” starring Barbara Stanwyck. Also will be a discussion with Stanwyck’s biographer, Victoria Wilson, followed by a book signing of her biography, “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel – True: 1907 – 1940.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation with Victoria Wilson will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the screening of “Stella Dallas.” BookMarks will have copies of Wilson’s book available for purchase prior to the event and during the reception and book signing following the screening. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets will be available online at http://www.rhodesartscenter.org/

explore the history of road camps and chain gangs in North Carolina. This event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. As a part of the “Good Roads” Movement in the 1920s, the state of North Carolina used convict labor to create and expand infrastructure and roads to increase interstate travel and tourism. For more information, contact the Museum at 336.724.2842 or info@newwinston.org.

Feb. 5 – Democracy for Sale Join Democracy NC, The NC Council of Churches, NC WARN, R.I.S.E. Together Piedmont Triad, and Working Films for a free screening of "Democracy for Sale", to learn more about how money in politics is influencing North Carolina and what you can do to help stop it. The screening will be held at Green Street Church, located at 639 S. Green Street in Winston-Salem, starting at 6:00pm on Monday, Feb. 6th. No ticket needed, seating given on a first come first serve basis. For more information, contact Linda Sutton at 336-870-2168. Feb. 6-8 – Compass Financial Services offers “Lunch and Learn” Compass Financial Services will offer “Lunch and Learn: Medicare” educational workshops at 11:15 am on Monday, Feb. 6, Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Bleu Restaurant & Bar, 3425 Frontis Street in Winston-Salem. The workshop and lunch are complimentary, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call (336) 768-5111.

Feb. 7 – Open Mic Night Winston-Salem Writers has changed the date of the monthly Open Mic to the first Tuesday of each month. The next Open Mic will be held on Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the conference room at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Open Mic is open to the public and writers are allowed five minutes to read their work before a friendly audience. For more information, visit call 336-768-5111.

Genealogical Society meets Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr. The social period will begin at 6:30 pm, and the program will begin at 7 p.m. All meetings are free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Our topic at this meeting will be, “Five Row: The Lost Village of Reynolda.” Five Row was a community within a community where African-American farm employees lived with their families, some of whom also worked as domestics in Reynolda House. This community was the subject of a play produced in 2014 by Peppercorn Children's Theatre, and our speakers will educate us on this significant, yet lost, part of our city’s history. Feb. 7 – Salem Band Salem Band, directed by Eileen Young, will present its free Winter Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. in Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson Fine Arts Center on the Salem College campus. The program includes “From the Delta” by William Grant Still, and other classics by Mozart, Grainger, Rogers & Hammerstein, and more. Featuring Salem Band Principal Trumpeter Chip Seiler performing the slow movement of Rodrigo’s “Concierto Aranjuez” for Flugel Horn and band. Established in 1771, Salem Band is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation. Feb. 7 – All-County CTE Showcase Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) is hosting its first All-County CTE Showcase on Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a districtwide event. Feb. is CTE month. The purpose of the event is to provide parents, students, staff, and community with an opportunity to find out more about the CTE courses and programs that WS/FCS has to offer.

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Feb. 7 – Forsyth County Feb. 3 – The Arts Council Genealogical Society Meeting news@wschronicle.com The Forsyth County application deadline The Arts Council is requesting grant proposals from individual residents, student and community WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY groups, as well as local businesses in Forsyth ROBERT MOODY, MUSIC DIRECTOR County for The Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grant. The deadline is Feb. 3. These grants provide PLUGGED-IN POPS! community groups and individuals with small project grant funds up to $500 that will promote creativity and use art as a means to bring community together. Criteria for funding includes community benefit and engagement; artistic and/or cultural merit; collaborations or partnerships; community diversity; and have additional sources of financial or in-kind support. Priority will be given to new applicants. Robert Moody, Music Director


Feb. 3 –Community Garden Mentor training The Community Garden Mentor training will be held in Feb., with regisgtration due on Feb. 3. The training will be on two Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Contact Megan Gregory, Community Gardening Coordinator, 336-7058823 or email: gregormm@forsyth.cc.

Feb. 3, 5 &7 – UNCA’s Fletcher Opera Institute NCSA’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents “Florencia en el A m a z o n a s . ” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth St. in downtown WinstonSalem. Tickets are $25 regular and $20 student with valid ID, and are available online at www.uncsa.edu/performances or by calling the box office at 336-7211945. Feb. 4 – New Winston Museum “Voices from the Chain Gang” will

MICHAEL JACKSON Jeans ’n Classics Band Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Reynolds Auditorium Jessica Morel, Conductor Jeans ’n Classics Band featuring singer Gavin Hope The Winston-Salem Symphony, joined by the Jeans ’n Classics Band, presents an evening honoring the life and music of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson! Celebrating Michael’s long and successful career, we will take you back to the earliest Jackson 5 hits and solo hits from Off The Wall, Thriller, and Bad.

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Today, Feb. 2 Temple Emanuel teeM movies presents “Just eat it” from 7 to 9 p.m. on thursday, Feb. 2. Speakers will include robert Schwartz, MD of the Moore Food pantry and Marcus hill of the Forsyth community Food consortium. For more details, contact Gayle tuch at 336-766-2767.

Today, Feb. 2 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem Are miracles real? or are they the least likely explanation for claimed supernatural events? come for discussion and for viewing of portions of the BBc's 2004 documentary on modern miracle worker Sathya Sai Baba on thursday, Feb. 2. the meeting is sponsored by humanism with heart, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem, 4055 robinhood road and will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, email humanism@uufws.org

Feb. 4 African American Read-In in observance of Black history month, Morning Star Missionary Baptist church, 1400 Fitch Street in Winston-Salem, will continue the tradition of hosting an African American read-in (AAri) on Saturday, Feb 4, from noon until 3 p.m. this read-in is an international event sponsored by the national council for the teachers of english. Sheila Bailey, a retired librarian for over 30 years and a member of Morning Star, will offer over 150 titles written by AfricanAmerican Authors. there will be books for children and adults. Additionally, Morning Star will set aside a Black history Moment every Sunday during morning worship service. the celebration also includes the annual “Soul-fest” and “Afro-centric Sunday.” this year’s theme is “through the hardships, through the triumphs, through the Fire … our legacy 2017.” the rev. Dr. Dennis leach Sr. is the pastor. the community is invited to attend. call the church office at 336-418-2003 if there are questions. Feb. 4 Unity Prayer Breakfast Fresh Fire Worship center inc., Senior pastor phillip G. and First lady Michelle Mccloud Sr. will host a Unity prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. at 1538 Waughtown St. in Winston Salem. the guest speaker will be pastor Jeanell Mciver of Kingdom Minded citizens Worship center, high point. tickets are on sale now. Adults, $10; children (ages 3 to 16), $3. phone registration is also required if tickets purchased via secured paypal on our ministry website listed below. For more details please call (336)833-4208 or visit www.freshfireworship.org

Feb. 5 Interfaith Breakfast the rev. Godwin Mitchell, pastor of ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist church on cleveland Avenue in Winston-Salem, will speak to interfaith WinstonSalem’s Journeys Breakfast club at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. the meeting will be held at the Golden corral restaurant, 180 hanes Mall circle, in Winston-Salem. it is open to the public and no reservations are required. rev. Mitchell will share both his own story and a brief overview of the Adventist story, particularly in an African-American community. he will also talk about the long-standing Adventist pacifist commitment, including the recent movie "hacksaw ridge," which features an Adventist conscientious objector during World War ii.

Feb. 5 Piano concert “An Afternoon With pianist Dmitri Shteinberg” is a concert that will benefit Sister2sister international outreach Ministry on Feb. 5 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken to benefit the construction of Sister2sister children’s home and School. For more information, contact purity ruchugo at 336-655-0347 or go to sistersinternationalwomen.org. Feb. 12 Church Anniversary the rev. Dr. Gloria l. thomas and Mr. James M. thomas along with the John Wesley A.M.e. Zion church family, at 1800 ne 25th St., Winston-Salem, will celebrate its 139th church Anniversary on Feb. 12. the pastor, rev. Dr. thomas, will deliver the 11 a.m.. morning message. the theme for 2017 is “Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, and reaching higher.” the host church for the 3 p.m. evening service will be the St. John c.M.e. church family with the rev. omar l. Dykes, pastor.

Feb. 13 United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist church, 450 Metropolitan Drive, Winston-Salem, will host a non-denominational “GriefShare” program for those grieving the loss of a loved one from 5:30-7:30 pm on Mondays, Feb. 13 – May 8. call 336-761-1358 or go to www.griefshare.com for additional information. Feb. 19 Life Changing Transformation life changing transformation, at 2001 Ansonia St., on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., will honor the men and women of the church who bravely served in the military. Bishop carl Archie of Glory to God Ministries will be the guest speaker for the event. Sr. pastor Alice Mitchell is the host pastor. See Rel. Cal on B5

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St. Benedict to sponsor historian

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St. Benedict the Moor catholic church, 1625 e. 12th St., will sponsor an African-American history program on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Dr. Winston Bell will be the speaker, who will share his k n o w l edge about the struggles and successes of AfricanAmericans in their efforts to become 100 percent African-American citizens. Saint Benedict the Moor catholic church has asked Dr. Winston Bell, a renowned African and African-American historian, to speak at its AfricanAmerican history program. Bell has taught African-

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church will hold an African-American History program. American history classes at workshops on this subject audiences in many parts of Winston Salem State matter for teachers, com- the United States. University and provided munity organizations and chronicle file photo

‘Bringing the city together’

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Ministers’ conference installs new officers

Bishop Todd Fulton, left, passes the gavel to Dr. Lamonte Williams as new president of the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity during the installation service on Sunday.

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By tiMothy rAMSey the chronicle

the Ministers’ conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity (McWSV) has installed new officers for a twoyear term, 2017-2018. the officers were officially given the oath on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Union Baptist church. the service was filled with a lot of love and well wishes for the incoming cabinet members. the message the

conference wanted to present to the people was one of togetherness. there were many individuals from the city's religious community along with elected officials and the police department. All were invited to show the connection and partnerships the conference has with the city. “i thought it was a tremendous service and with the transition to Dr. lamonte Williams as president the min-

Morning Star to hold read-in of African-American authors

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in observance of Black history month, Morning Star Missionary Baptist church, 1400 Fitch Street in Winston-Salem, will continue the tradition of hosting an African American read-in (AAri) on Saturday, Feb 4, from noon until 3 p.m. this read-in is an international event sponsored by the national council for the teachers of english. Sheila Bailey, a retired librarian

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for over 30 years and a member of Morning Star, introduced this event to the church. Bailey will offer over 150 titles written by African-American authors. there will be books for children as well as for adults. Additionally, Morning Star will set aside a Black history Moment every Sunday during morning worship service. the celebration also includes the annual “Soul-fest” and “Afro-centric Sunday.” this year’s

theme is “through the hardships, through the triumphs, through the Fire … our legacy 2017.” the rev. Dr. Dennis leach Sr. is the pastor. the community is invited to attend.

Re-Created to Live in harmony

Lesson Scripture: Galatians 3:26-4:1-7

By the end of this lesson, we will

*Discover the unity of christians based on the saving work of christ and the holy Spirit. *Know that, through christ, we are all one in the church. *examine ourselves for prejudiced attitudes against other believers.

Background: the time is around 48 B.c. and the place is Syrian Antioch. Galatians was in the region central Asia Minor and the people were of celtic descent. paul founded churches in Antioch, iconium, lystra and Derbe (Acts 13:14-14:23). paul writes to this church in Antioch to counter judaizing false teachers who taught that you must become Jewish proselytes and submit to

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Mosaic law and be circumcised to be a christian. paul had already taught them justification by faith and his letter is a re-iteration of faith and grace.

Lesson: our lesson starts with paul affirming Sunday to the church that they are School Lesson sons of God, because they have put their faith in Jesus christ and are God’s spiritual children (verse 26). Baptism is the outward experience of an inner change, but does not save us. paul’s meaning here of “baptized into christ” surpasses water and suggests being immersed or placed into christ by a spiritual union with him. now as a part of the body of christ we clothed ourselves before men in our christlike conduct (verse 27). Being one in christ factors out race, economic

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The new officers of the conference are shown. From left to right are the Rev. Benjamin Humphrey Jr., Chaplain; Elder Debra Jeter, Parlamentarian; the Rev. Debra Terry Stephens, Secretary; the Rev. Dr. Dennis Leach Sr., Treasurer; the Rev. Omar L. Dykes, Third Vice President; Elder Tembila Covington, Second Vice President; and Dr. Lamonte Williams, President.

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isters’ conference, it is about bringing the city together and that's what we did here tonight,� said Bishop Sheldon McCarter of Greater Church. “There were people here representing churches from all over the city and that's what we are trying to build. Build our community, help our community, and help one another is what’s it's all about.� “Dr. Williams will continue to build on the foundation that Bishop Fulton and others have left before him. So I think it will be a great transition and I think some really impactful things are going to happen in our community as a result of Dr. Lamonte Williams taking over.� The Citywide Mass


Choir delighted the crowd with a number of selections. The emcee for the event was Rev. Daryl Napper of First Baptist Church in High Point. There were a number of official greetings from individuals such as Winston-Salem Chief of Police Barry D. Rountree, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill, WS/FC Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory and Ashley Academy Principal Scarlet Linville, who all partnerwith the conference in some way. Linville said that she really values the partnership of the conference with her school. She says that the mentoring that is provided to her young men through the Triad Mentoring Coalition is more valuable than people know.

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“Bell’s goal is to inform us of the African-American history that has been left out of the history books,� St. Benedict officials say. “It is the goal of this presentation to encourage the audience to create and execute an action plan that will bring awareness to the necessity to regenerate and restore our entire community. Through unity and knowledge, we will all realize that we each have special gifts and

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status, and gender. We are all the same in God’s sight (verse 28). Belief in Christ, Paul points out, then makes you seed of Abraham not naturally, but spiritually which then entitles you to the spiritual blessings that accompany the Abrahamic Covenant – justification by faith (verse 29). Paul uses the comparison of a child’s coming of age as the believers life before salvation, with their lives after salvation (verse 1) to say that they were spiritually immature and not ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, but still needed spiritual guardianship to not be swayed (verse 2). Paul also states that before coming to the saving faith in Jesus Christ all were in bondage to the things of the world and of the Law 9 (verse 3). But, when God deemed that the exact religious,

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fail. Following the message was the act of installation for the officers. The Honorable Judge Denise Hartsfield delivered the oath. A charge to the officers and the community came next from the Rev. Dr. John Mendez and the Rev. Dr. Carlton Eversley, respectively. Lastly was the passing of the gavel from past president Bishop Todd Fulton to new president Dr. Lamonte Williams. Williams said he feels really good and humbled by the service. He says now the hard work starts, and he looks forward to the journey. “Today was a reminder of what the ministers’ conference is all about,� Williams went on to say. “When I hear the charges, it puts it in perspective that

after you take off the robe, it's about the work. I'm just happy to see the collaboration of all of these pastors. “I want to continue to bring togetherness to this conference because we are stronger together. We have more in common than what divides us. As a conference, our mandate is to seek ways to unite us.� Williams said he knows the mandate is on his

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shoulders after the legacy left by Bishop Fulton. He says it’s rewarding to know that people have confidence in him to carry the torch. He says when his term as president is over, he would like people to say that he made things better from economic, social justice and mentoring aspects.

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talents that will enable us to unite all the scattered pieces into one. “Bell's main interest is in advocating and providing an appropriate culturally relevant education for our youth as a means of restoring health and vitality to the African-American community. This type of education hopefully will enable African-Americans to envision and shape the future for generations to come.� RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 2 at 336-7259200. Lunch will be served. Father Basile Sede is the Pastor.

cultural, and political conditions were in place. “God sent forth His Son� (this was after nearly four hundred years with no prophets or word from God). Jesus was born of woman to ensure His full humanity and was subject to the law as everyone else, but He didn’t break any (verse 4). Jesus’ mission was to “redeem� or free from slavery to the law those who were heirs to the promise (sinners) (verse 5). God sent His Holy Spirit as assurance of salvation and a nod to the changes in our relationship with Him. We go from seeing God as the Father and Creator to now seeing Him as God our father: "Abba Father� or simply Daddy (verse 6). Our lesson concludes with Paul assuring the Galatians that they as individuals are no longer servants but children or “sons,� therefore, their status as heir is a work of God’s grace and

March 27-31 Hymn Conference of the Triad A conference designed to reintroduce the hymns back into the congregations will be March 27-31 with day and evening classes. The conference will feature a series of seminars, lectures, rehearsals, panel discussions, master classes, and performances designed to enhance skills, promote preservation of the hymn culture, and celebrate this significant genre. The conference will introduce hymn to the youth by singing and playing the great hymns of faith.

“I think it's a powerful demonstration of faith and commitment to the work that needs to be done in the city, community and the world, Linville said of the partnership with the conference. “I believe we are going to do great things and it’s a good feeling to be in a place where there are like-minded people willing to unite. I'm just honored to be a part of it.� The speaker for the event was the Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Cornelius, senior pastor emeritus of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. His message to the people was that God will not let you faint. He also told the audience that you cannot walk with God and hold hands with the devil. He said he wanted to send a message to the incoming officers that as long as they stay close to God, he will not let them

not a matter of submission to the Mosaic Law or circumcision, but freely given through faith in Jesus Christ. (UMI Annual Commentary 2016-2017).

For Your Consideration: What should we as Christians do in order to more deeply experience the Spirit-filled joy of our adoption in Christ? Does your daily life feel more of bounded by the law and watching everything you do or free in the spirit knowing you walk in grace, contemplate?

Life’s Application: Everyone is welcomed into God’s family by faith in Christ as we put on Christ in baptism. We are not separated in God’s sight by economic status, gender or race. God sees us all the same because of the blood of Christ that covers us. We need to look more for the Christ in one another rather than outward appearances.

Registration for the week is $65 ($35 for seniors and students). Contact David Allen at 336-986-3039 for more details. Ongoing

2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays Community clothes closet The St. James Community Clothes Closet opens at 10 a.m. the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday of each month. St. James is located at the corner of Patterson Avenue and 15th Street across from the U.S. Post Office. For more information, contact Myrna Williams, coordinator, at 336923-5881 or 410-245-3306. Clothing donations and accessories accepted.



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Wiley tops Meadowlark in 7th grade basketball


Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Dorothy Lee Watts (16 E 996) deceased May 17, 2013, 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 April 14, 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 12th day of January 2017.

Jeanette Hatcher, Administrator for Dorothy Lee Watts, deceased 538 Barnes Road Winston-Salem, NC 27107

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Meadowlark guard Zy Baldwin, No. 3 in white, shoots over the Wiley defender.


The seventh grade Wiley Wolverines came into the Meadowlark middle gym and defeated the Mustangs in a game that went down to the final minutes. In a game full of runs, the Wolverines made enough plays down the stretch to squeak out a 41-36 win. To open up the first quarter of play, Meadowlark seemed to have the upper hand as they quickly jumped out to a 10-2 lead behind two quick three point bombs from Trip Brown. Even though Wiley was off the mark to begin the game, they made a late run in final minutes of the quarter to close the deficit to 5 at 15-10. The second quarter, low-scoring and turnover filled, was a forgettable one for both sides. Meadowlark did not score its first basket until


there were less than two minutes left on the clock. Wiley did not fair much better even though they were able to take the lead because of their commitment to defense. Going into the half Wiley held a slim 22-17 lead. Wolverine head coach, Thomas Dempsey, said he told his team that they were just as good as their opponents. He says once they switched up defenses late in the first half the game started going their way. “We were in the 2-3 and we switched up to man and tried to play hard deny,” said Wiley assistant coach, Alex Bell. “What we usually try to do starting the game is press them but they were beating us and hitting three's. I told them they had to talk and play with intensity or I was going to pull them out.” Early in the second half, Wiley was able to open up an 8 point lead and looked to put the game out of reach. Meadowlark thought otherwise. Late in the fourth quarter the Mustangs tied the game up at 32. With the outcome of the game up in the air the Wolverines buckled down and closed out the game on the defensive end and hitting free throws to seal the win. “I thought we played incredible and I can't begin to explain how

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much pride they showed today,” Dempsey said. “They worked and played as a team. Everyone, including the players on our bench that couldn't dress out showed great support for the guys on the floor.” Patrick Blume, Meadowlark head coach, says he felt as though his team played very well. He said they showed a lot of heart and never

The men's team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the women's team at North Carolina State University are two of the most well-known and well-respected programs in the country. EnergyUnited is giving two students an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside these two programs this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. EnergyUnited will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 1721 at the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, and one local young lady for the Wolfpack Women's Basketball Camp June 11-14 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provides a glimpse into life on a college campus. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017. EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 124,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of 19 counties in

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west central North Carolina. “This is an exciting opportunity for young athletes to visit our state's largest universities and work directly with notable coaches and student athletes,” said Maureen Moore, Communications Manager of EnergyUnited. “The camps teach valuable lessons that will benefit students not only on the basketball court, but also in life. I encourage all interested students to apply.” Applicants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must be submitted with the application. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth-grade during the 2017-18 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian. It is also required that the student’s school be located within EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, M e c k l e n b u r g ,


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Josh Lindsay, No. 14 in white, dribbles the ball past the Wiley defender.

gave up. “We did our best and we tried hard,” Blume said. “I think our guys pushed the ball a lot but we just came up against a good team today. The combination of intensity and pressure man to man defense just caught us off guard. I told my guys to just stay engaged and match their intensity, just wanted them to play with heart.” Blume said his team can learn a lot from a game if this magnitude. He says they just need to continue to fight and never give up which will give them a chance in most games. Dempsey said a win against a quality team such as Meadowlark will bode well for his squad going forward. He says his guys love the game and he loves to coach a quality team like he has at his disposal.

Energy co-op provides scholarships to two students BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

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Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. At camp, students stay overnight in dorms on campus, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court and receive direct individual and group instruction from Division I coaches to enhance their basketball ability. Wes Moore, head coach of the Wolfpack women's basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach

of the 2005 and 2009 national champion Carolina Tar Heel Men's basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff and current and former players. More than 50 students will attend basketball camp this summer on allexpenses paid scholarships from North Carolina's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Now in it's 14th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy

Cooperatives' core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2017 and can be found online at www.energyunited.com/sports-camp. Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Donnie Shoaf, Communications Specialist at 704-924-2139 or donnie.shoaf@energyunited.com for more information.

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Instructors of Internal Medicine/ Hospitalists (multiple openings):

Provide medical care and consult services to patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Clinical faculty position. Rotation between Winston-Salem, Mocksville, Bermuda Run, Lexington and North Wilkesboro facilities. Requires: M.D. or foreign equiv. + 3 yr residency in Internal Medicine, NC Medical License or eligible. BC/BE in Internal Medicine. Mail resume to: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Blvd., WinstonSalem, NC 27157 Attn: Pam Redmond. An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans

The City of Winston-Salem is looking to fill the position for Planner - 3537

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IPR Southeast LLC is actively soliciting subcontractor quotes for the Taylorsville, NC project. 2015 Collection System Rehabilitation Project

This project consists of CIPP lining. Scope of subcontractor work needed for the following bid items: Traffic Control (Contract A Only) – Due BY 02/04/2017

If you are interested in reviewing the specifications and plans, contact Allyson Jones – 404-823-4564 or ajones@teamipr.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer The Chronicle February 2, 2017 BID ANNOUNCEMENT

EDC is seeking Subcontractor bids on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Capital Facilities Foundation for the UNCG 821 South Aycock Street project. This project includes the fast-track renovation of approximately 10,000 SF of office space. UNCG’s Capital Facility Foundation is a 501-3 (c) Non-profit Corporation. The City of Greensboro is the Authority Having Jurisdiction therefore building permits and certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the City of Greensboro. Bid Proposals must be delivered or submitted in person to the pre-qualified General Contractors by 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time on Monday, February 13, 2017. The following five pre-qualified General Contractors have been selected to submit bids for the project: BAR Construction Company Charles Havens 611-A Industrial Avenue Greensboro, NC 27406 Phone: (336) 274-2477 Fax: (336) 274-8694 chavens@barconstruction.com

D.H. Griffin Construction Co. Gary Rogers 600 Green Valley Road Suite 301 Greensboro, NC 27408 Phone: (336) 316-1183 Fax: (336) 316-1182 grogers@dhgc.com HM Kern Corporation Jason Kepley PO Box 19424, Greensboro, NC 27419 Phone: (336) 668-3213 Fax: (336) 668-2142 jkepley@hmkern.com

Laughlin – Sutton Construction Company Ronnie Blaylock PO Box 13226 Greensboro, NC 27415 Phone: (336) 375-0095 Fax (336) 375-0099 rblaylock@laughlinsutton.com Walter B. Davis Company Walter B. Davis P.O. Box 35241 Charlotte, NC 28235 Phone: (704) 358-3793 Fax: (704) 358-3887 wdavis@wbdavisco.com

Bid Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and designated as follows: UNCG 821 SOUTH AYCOCK STREET Contractor Name, Address, Phone # Bid documents in electronic format can be obtained by contacting Chris Hemp of EDC at (804)-897-0900 or via email at chemp@edcweb.com . Bidder questions must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2017 to Chris Hemp at EDC. Minority and women owned businesses (HUB firms) are encouraged to submit bids for this project. Subcontractors submitting proposals are encouraged, but not required to attend the pre-bid meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 821 South Aycock Street. The Chronicle January 26, February 2, 2017


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James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Co., Inc. is currently soliciting quotes from interested M/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the following projects: Project: Contract ID: C203848 Bridge #143 over Linville River on Sr-1536 Grade, Drain, Pave & Structure Bid Date: February 21, 2017— Sub Quotes due by 12:00 Noon

Contact: Gary Eisner gary.eisner@jrvannoy.com 1608 Hwy 221 North—PO Box 635 Jefferson, NC 28640 Phone: 336-846-7191 Fax: 336-846-7112 We have adopted several policies and procedures to encourage the participation of M/WBE firms on our projects, so if you are interested in this project but discouraged by any of its requirements, please contact us. We have special joint pay agreements and even an expedited payment policy for M/WBE firms, and we encourage to you to contact us to discuss how these procedures can help you on this project. If the bonding, letter of credit or insurance requirements set forth in the bid documents would otherwise prevent you from soliciting a quote please contact us and we will discuss ways that we may be able to help you meet these requirements. Likewise, if you are discouraged from submitting a quote on this project because you think you may have trouble obtaining the necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or any other related assistance or services that may be necessary to complete the work, please contact us and we will discuss ways that we may be able to help you overcome these obstacles. We adopted these policies to encourage the participation of M/W BE firms like yours, and we encourage your company to explore and take advantage of them; so please feel free to give us a call in these regards A meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 14th at 10:00 a.m. at 1608 Hwy 221 N. Jefferson, NC for anyone who is interested to ask questions, obtain plans, etc.

Work Includes and we will be accepting quotes for but not limited to: Const. Survey, Grading, C&G, Haul, Drainage, Stone, Pave, TC, Pave. Markings, EC, Removal of Ext. Struct. , Class A Conc. (Bridge), Reinf. Steel, Asbest. Assess., Conc. Cored Slabs, Micropliles, Bridge Deck Grinding, Etc.


Sealed proposals will be received until 9:00 AM on March 8, 2017, in Gray Home Management House, 105 Gray Drive, Greensboro, NC, for the construction of Jackson Library 1951 Wing Roof Replacement and Facade Repairs, at which time and place bids will be opened and read. An open pre-bid meeting and preferred brand alternates meeting will be held at 9:00 AM on February 15, 2017, at the Gray Home Management House conference room located at 105 Gray Drive, Greensboro North Carolina. Contract documents will be made available at the prebid meeting for electronic review. Pre-bid attendees are requested to park at the McIver Street Parking Deck on the campus of UNCG. This meeting is not mandatory.

Hard copies can be made available upon request to SKA Consulting Engineers, 300 Pomona Drive in Greensboro, NC (Attn: Kirk Stanford) with a $50 deposit.

The state reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals. Signed: John Pope (UNCG)

The Chronicle February 2, 2017





TO: Katie Adkins - mother 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 Termination of your Parental Rights with respect to the above-referenced juvenile pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111.


You are required to make a written answer to the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice; and upon your failure to make a defense to the Petitions 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 juveniles.

Plans may be obtained/viewed: https://connect.ncdot.gov/letting/Pages/de fault.aspx www.jrvannoy.com Subcontractor Plan Room http://www.panteratools.com/download/3 E303BBEC7 Vannoy Construction-1608 Hwy 221 North-Jefferson, NC,

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.

Please see proposal for complete listing of bid items. Bid items can be subdivided into economically feasible units to facilitate M/WBE Participation. We ask that all Non-M/WBE Subs & Suppliers also utilize M/WBE Subs & Suppliers to increase our overall M/WBE Participation on this project. Be sure to check our periodically for addenda.



Sealed proposals will be received until 11:00am on March 8, 2017, in The Gray Home Management House conference room, for the construction of Tower Village Roof Replacement, at which time and place bids will be opened and read.

An open pre-bid meeting and preferred brand alternates meeting will be held on February 15, 2017 at 11:00am at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Gray Home Management House conference room located at 105 Gray Drive, Greensboro North Carolina 27412. Interested parties are encouraged to park in the McIver Street parking deck. This meeting is mandatory.

Complete electronic plans and specifications for this project can be obtained from Raymond Engineering-Georgia, Inc. during normal office hours. Contact Adam Cook at 919-872-7866 or adam.cook@raymondllc.com. The state reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals.

Signed: Charles Maimone, Vice President for Business Affairs

The Chronicle February 2, 2017

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Any counsel appointed previously to represent you and not released by the Court shall continue to represent you.

The hearing on the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 22, 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 23rd day of January, 2017 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 January 26, February 2 and 9, 2017


Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Robert Lee Staten (17 E 103), also known as Robert L. Staten and Robert Staten, deceased December 16, 2016, 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 May 4, 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 2nd day of February, 2017. Betty Staten Stevens Administrator for Robert Lee Staten, deceased 2325 Olivet Church Road Winston-Salem, NC, 27106

The Chronicle February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2017



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the requirements of Article 19 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes of North Carolina, that the City Council of the City of Winston-Salem will hold a public hearing in the Council Chamber at City Hall, Room 230, 101 N. Main Street, WinstonSalem, NC at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, on the following proposed amendment to the Official Zoning Map of the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 1. Petition of Israel Canseco and Frenicis Jimenez from RS7 to RM5-L (Residential Building, Single Family; and Residential Building, Duplex): property is located on the northwest corner of Ontario Street and Ogburn Avenue; property consists of ±0.2 acres and is PIN# 6837-44-9109 as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps (Zoning Docket W-3314). 2. Petition of The City of Winston-Salem from RSQ and RM18 to IP: property is located on the northwest side of Alder Street and on the southwest side of Liberia Street; property consists of ±2.44 acres and is PIN#s 6835-40-5924, 6835-405959, 6835-40-4898, 6835-41-5073, 6835-41-5893, 6835-41-6008, 6835-416122, 6835-41-6796, 6835-41-6830, 6835-41-7697, and 6835-41-9525, as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps (Zoning Docket W-3315).

3. Petition of Levcor Inc. for property owned by others from RS9, PB-L, PB-S, and LB-S to GB-S (Shopping Center): property is located on the north side of Burke Mill Road between Stratford Road and Griffith Road; property consists of ±10.8 acres and is PIN#s 6814-23-5387, 6814-23-5328, 6814-23-3315, 6814-233463, 6814-23-8761, 6814-23-8566, 6814-23-8462, 6814-23-9268, 6814-238233, 6814-23-3165, 6814-23-0077, 6814-23-8331and a portion of 6814-234694, as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps and on a site plan on file in the office of the City-County Planning Board (Zoning Docket W-3316). 4. Site Plan Amendment of Hillcrest Property Development, LLC for a Hospital or Health Center in a MU-S zoning district: property is located on the east side of Hillcrest Center Circle, between Hillcrest Center Drive and Winterhaven Lane; property consists of ±6.24 acres and is PIN# 6804-70-8138 as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps and on a site plan on file in the office of the CityCounty Planning Board (Zoning Docket W-3317). All parties in interest and citizens are invited to attend said hearing at which time they shall have an opportunity to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the foregoing proposed changes.

During the public hearing the City Council may hear other proposals to amend the zoning of the above-described property or any portion thereof. At the end of the public hearing, the City Council may continue the matter, deny the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, grant the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, or rezone the above-described property or any portion thereof to some other zoning classification. Prior to the hearing, all persons interested may obtain any additional information on these proposals which is in the possession of the City-County Planning Board by inquiring in the office of the City-County Planning Board in the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

All requests for appropriate and necessary auxiliary aids and services must be made, within a reasonable time prior to the hearing, to Angela Carmon at 747-7404 or to T.D.D. 727-8319. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Melanie Johnson, Secretary to the City Council of the City of Winston-Salem The Chronicle January 26 and February 2, 2017


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The City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) are preparing an Assessment of Fair Housing. This study will discuss how residents decide where to live, what neighborhoods offer the most opportunity, and other fair housing issues and affordable housing needs throughout the county. It will also outline strategies the City, County, and HAWS plan to take to improve fair housing. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for public housing authorities and jurisdictions that receive community development and affordable housing grant funds.

The opinions and perceptions of local residents are an important part of this study. To provide input, all residents are invited to attend public meetings and participate in a survey. Meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations, and are open to the general public: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM Rural Hall Public Library Auditorium 7125 Broad Street, Rural Hall, NC 27045 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM Cleveland Avenue Homes Community Center 1135 East 15th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM Hanes Hosiery Community Center 501 Reynolds Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

The survey is available online in English at surveymonkey.com/r/ WinstonSalem_AFH and in Spanish at es.surveymonkey.com/r/WinstonSalem_A FH_Espanol.

A draft of the completed study will be available for public review during the summer of 2017. Updates and additional information about the project will be posted at the City of Winston-Salem’s Community Development Department website at http://www.cityofws.org/cbd.

Other Information Residents who are unable to attend the meetings can comment in writing to AFH Comments, Community Development Department, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102 or by email to mellinp@cityofws.org.

For necessary auxiliary aids, services and information, call Mellin Parker at 336734-1310. Persons requiring TDD service may call 336-727-8319. All requests for assistance and/or interpretation services must be made at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.

The City of Winston-Salem does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, or services. The Chronicle February 2, 2017 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert G. Clayton (17 E 11), also known as Robert George Clayton, deceased December 4, 2016, 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 April 14, 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 12th day of January, 2017.

Ernest Logemann Executor for Robert G. Clayton, deceased 1514 Cloverdale Avenue Winston-Salem, NC, 27104

The Chronicle January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2017


FTCC Fayetteville Technical Community College is now accepting applications for the following positions: Biology Instructor, Coordinator for Military Programs. For detailed information and to apply, please visit our employment portal at: https://faytechcc.peopleadmin.com/ Human Resources Office Phone: (910) 678-7342 Internet: http://www.faytechcc.edu An Equal Opportunity Employer




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In celebration of Black History Month, WSSSU will host a thought-provooking public conversation on the impact of Black women scholaars and activists globally. Invited scholars Dr. Caldwell and Dr. Perrry, and WSSU scholars Dr. Lewis and Dr. Vasser, will share their t research about the work of Black women activists in Brazil, the US, and the Americas.. The panelists will discuss the continnuing need for Black women in the diaspora to organize, mobilize, and resist via knowledgee production and activism, particularly in light of changing poliitical leadership in Brazil and the U.S.

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Dr. Uchenna Vaasser, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair C , World Languages and Cultures, Winston-Salem m State University.

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