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With the theme, ‘Taking Resistance to the Ballot Box,” the 12th Annual Moral March/Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Assembly (Moral March/HK On J People's Assembly) in Raleigh on Feb. 10 attracted thousands of demonstrators from across the state despite heavy rains. With protest

Thousands of demonstrators from all across North Carolina jammed Fayetteville Street leading up to the state Capitol on Saturday, Feb. 10, for the Moral March/HK On J People's Assembly.

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signs castigating everything from the Trump Administration, to North Carolina’s legislative Republican leadership, the extraordinarily diverse crowd of young, old, black, white, Hispanic, straight, gay and others, marched through downtown Raleigh from Shaw University to just outside the state Capital. There they heard from a plethora of speakers, rep-

resenting the unique coalitions involved, all imploring those gathered to make sure their voices, and votes, are heard come November for the midterm election. Bishop Dr. William Barber, the former president of the N.C.NAACP, spoke to those gathered by phone, urging them to indeed turn out the vote, regardless of whatever bar-

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Candidate filings begin but court battles confuse BY CASH MICHAELS FOR THE CHRONICLE

From now until noon Feb. 28, candidates for all state offices, except judgeships, will be filing for the 2018 May 8 midterm primaries. Filing began Monday without a hitch, though at the end of last week, observers were concerned that another unexpected court order could possibly delay the process. Indeed, on Friday, Feb. 9, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an

order that candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court and state Court of Appeals could not file for the May 8 judicial primaries because they will not be held. Instead, those candidates will file during a special judicial filing period June 18-29. That order stayed an original ruling by a federal judge, who ordered primaries for state Supreme and appellate court candidates, but not for district and superior court candidates. The Republican-led

N.C. legislature last year passed a law eliminating the 2018 judicial primaries

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for all judicial candidates because of judicial redistricting, but Democrats successfully challenged

Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the N.C. NAACP, speaks Feb. 10.

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that law. The federal judge reinstated the judicial primaries for the state judicial races, but not for district and superior court races. Now, that’s to the Fourth Circuit appellate court, there will be no May judicial primaries, and the special June filing period will go forward, unless a court stops that as well. The legal back-andforth have state Republican legislative leaders seeing red. Thus far a three-judge federal panel has had

Republican 2011 legislative redistricting maps redrawn twice, finally ruling that the maps drawn by a court-ordered special master be used for the 2018 elections. Republicans successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, in part, to stay that order for Wake and Mecklenburg counties alone, pending review. Republicans also were successful in getting an order by another threejudge panel striking down their 2016 partisan con-

gressional maps, stayed by the U.S. high court. That stay is pending review of two other partisan gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court is considering elsewhere in the nation. And just this week, a three-judge state panel refused to take up the issue of Wake and Mecklenburg counties being blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court in the legislative redistricting case involving the special master. The judicial panel cited, “… significant prac-

Commissioners to discuss social services, health department consolidation

BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

During a tumultuous time at the Department of Social Services, Forsyth county commissioners will be discussing the possibility of consolidating it with the Health Department. The county commissioned a study last year by Cansler Collaborative Resources to look into consolidating the two departments, an option given to counties by a 2012 state law. The commissioners heard a presentation on its options in December and plan to discuss them during a winter

work session on Feb. 22 that starts at 9 a.m. in the Forsyth County Library auditorium. Former N.C. Health Secretary Lanier Cansler, who owns the Cansler firm, is expected to make a presentation followed by a discussion by the commissioners. There is no voting during winter work sessions, but commissioners may give staff directives there that could result in an item they’ll vote on later. Currently both of these large departments have their own boards, which hire their department directors. Consolidation mainly involves who runs the departments, which would involve eliminating or combining the boards. Cansler’s study recommended that if the county consolidated, that it use an option that involves a combined board of human services with a human services director, which the county manager would hire with the board’s advice and consent. The board would have similar positions to the current health

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board, but with new required positions for its DSS half, such as social services clients and their family members. The State H u m a n Resources Act, which employees of both departments are under, would be optional. C o u n t y Commissioner and DSS Board Chair Fleming El-Amin said that he’s reviewed the El-Amin information in Cansler’s report, but was still undecided on consolidation. He said he’s heard success stories from counties that have done it, but others have had problems consolidating. He said he wants what’s best for those that the depart-

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Bailey Power Plant wraps up years of construction

Last week, city and county officials wrapped up construction on the newly renovated Bailey Power Plant when they came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the multi-use space. BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

After 19 months of construction and a $40 million investment, the largest redevelopment project in the history of NC officially wrapped up last week, on Thursday, Feb. 8, when city officials and others cut the ceremonial ribbon on the historic Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem. The former power plant, which provided electricity and steam for R.J. Reynolds in the heart of downtown, is the last of the historic buildings that will be redeveloped by Wexford Science+Technology in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The original structure located on the corner of Patterson Ave. and Fourth Street was built in the 1940s and was the power hub for Reynolds’ manufacturing plant until the plant closed

in the late 1950s, when the company moved its plants out of the downtown area. In 2016 when construction began on the 111,479 square foot structure, Eric Tomlinson president of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (WFIQ) mapped out a plan for the renovated space which included retail stores, restaurants, and business offices. And on Thursday, Feb. 8 new life was pumped into the five story building when members of the community had the opportunity to tour the building following the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This building has been completely rehabilitated and is now a true jewel to the Innovation Quarters,” Tomlinson said during the ceremony. Several businesses have already claimed their space in Bailey including Alma Mexicana, a restaurant located on at the corner of Fifth Street, and CML

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The Bailey Power Plant was originally built in the 1940s to provide power for R.J. Reynolds manufacturing plant in downtown Winston-Salem.

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The former power plant, which provided electricity and steam for R.J. Reynolds, has been transformed into a multi-use space that will include retail stores, restaurants, and other attractions.

Microsystems, a company that designs semiconductors. Other tenants will be moving in later this year. The facility also features a two-level communal area, and several conference rooms, and office spaces. Venture Café will hold its weekly mixer events to promote entrepreneurship inside Bailey Power Plant as well. The completion of Bailey Power Plant wraps up eight years of construction and redevelopment in the downtown area totaling 1.1 million square feet. According to Tomlinson, before the power plant was complete Innovation Quarters employed 3,000 and with the newest addition their goal will be to triple that number. Derwin Montgomery, representative for the East Ward and co-owner of The Chronicle said the 240,000 residents of the city should be proud of the investment that was made to turn the abandoned

power plant into a multi-use space that everyone can enjoy. “When you think about $40 million being invested in this community and in this city that makes a great difference. That means there’s jobs, it means people are going to work every day but it also factors in for us as a community as we continue to transition our economy,” he continued. “… I think today this central location is the epitome of where we’re going in the future as a city.” Montgomery said when people visit downtown Winston-Salem they will admire the innovation that has helped transform the city. David Plyler, county commissioner, said he remembers when construction began on the power plant, so to see the finished product is an amazing feeling. He said, “I’ve watched the progress every week, and it has been a marvelous sight.”

City plans to expand minority contractor goals BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

The City of Winston-Salem is planning to expand its Minority/Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE) requirements to even more projects. The city’s efforts to ensure minority inclusion in its contracts already goes above the state minimum of just requiring 10 percent M/WBE subcontractor participation in its construction projects and meeting 50 points of good faith efforts if a contractor can’t reach that goal. The city can set higher participation goals that vary between projects, and has a more extensive 115 points of good faith efforts that bidders must meet if they fall short. The city also has a M/WBE program with two staff members that helps set participation goals, does sub-contractor outreach, monitors subcontractor use, helps city departments find M/WBE businesses and helps contrac-

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Since 1998, Church Childcare Center in Walkertown has provided high quality early education and care for young children across Forsyth County. Theressa Stephens began from humble beginnings in her home with just two students. Last week, dozens gathered to witness Stephens break ground on a new facility that will have room to hold 200 students. Stephens, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Winston-Salem State University, and a master’s in birth to kindergarten education from Salem College, said when she began the journey 20 years ago, her vision was to support students as well as their families. She said that vision and their motto is what has kept Church Childcare Center in the community “Our motto is: ‘This is your child’s home away from home.’ We want our children to feel comfortable and our parents to feel comfortable as well. We encourage parents to come in and volunteer and just be a part of our family,” Stephen said. In just two years, enrollment increased and Church Childcare Center was registered as a “large child care facility.” In 2005 a new facility was built on Poindexter Street in Wa l k e r t o w n , where they have Stephens been every since. Today, nearly 100 students are enrolled at Church Childcare Center. The new facility, which will include a gymnasium, will have space for nearly 200 students. “We’ve outgrown our space. We always have a waiting list, so we are looking at how we can better serve people in our community,” she said. Along with continuing to provide quality early education and support for families in the community, Stephens said with the addition of the gymnasium, Church Childcare Plus will focus on physical fitness and healthy eating. During the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, Winston-Salem City Council Member and Mayor Tempore Vivian Burke, Walkertown Mayor Kenneth Davis, and Reginald McCaskill, founder of the Triad Minority Business Expo wished Stephens luck on the new facility, which is scheduled to be completed later this year. When discussing the past and the future of the business that started in her home Stephens said, “We’ve just been blessed. My purpose in life is to work with children and it’s wonderful once you know what your purpose is. In 2005 we stepped out on faith and we’re stepping out on faith again.”

Winston-Salem seeks small business plans SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

The city of WinstonSalem is holding its Small Business Plan Competition again in 2018, and will kick it off with an information meeting for entrepreneurs interested in participating on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Committee Room of the City Hall Building, 101 N. Main St. The Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is sponsoring the competition to promote job creation and small businesses by helping entrepreneurs develop sound business plans. The two winners will each receive a $5,000 grant for start-up costs, up to $5,000 in a potential matching micro-loan, and technical assistance. Eligible submissions must be for micro-businesses (five employees or less) located within the

N e i g h b o r h o o d Revitalization Strategy Area. The businesses must also create low- to moderate-income jobs or benefit low- to moderate-income residents. Staff from the department’s Business Development Division will be available to provide assistance throughout the competition. Following the information session on Feb. 20, two-page executive summaries and business descriptions must be submitted by March 16. All submittals will be reviewed and the top finalists will have the opportunity to submit completed business plans in May. The finalists will be judged by the Small Business Loan Committee and the winner announced in July. More information is available at CityofWS.org/business, or call Steven Harrison at (336) 747-7474.

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Today, Feb. 15 &19 Black History speaker series Old Salem will host Black History Month Speaker Series: Nourishing Traditions on today, Feb. 15 and on Feb. 19. The events will take place at Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, WinstonSalem. Admission is free. For more information, call (336) 758-5501.

Now –Feb. 18 Black History Play The Stained Glass Playhouse is now presenting “The Trip to Bountiful” through Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+) and teachers, and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://stainedglassplayhouse.org/tickets/ or call Box Office now at (336) 499-1010. The Stained Glass Playhouse Inc. is located at 4401 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Feb. 17 – One-Woman Show As part of Forsyth County Public Library's Black History Month series of programs, the Central Library will present this one-woman show on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Diane Faison will perform her one-person drama "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" at Central Library, 660 W. 5th St. This performance is free and open to the public. Feb. 17 & 25 Black History Celebrations In observance of Black History month, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will continue the tradition of celebrating Black History month. On, Feb. 17 the celebration continues with a Soul Food Festival from 2:30-5 p.m. The celebration concludes on Feb. 25 with an Afro Centric Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1400 Fitch Street Winston-Salem. The community is invited to attend. Call the church office at (336) 418-2003 for more information.

Feb. 18 Recognitions In celebration of Black History Month, on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Feb. 18, the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission, and the Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees, and Recreation and Parks will recognize the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests, during the fifth annual Public Safety Black History See Events on A5

Family discusses the late Larry Leon Hamlin and the NCBRC LIVING LEGACY

BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

The name Larry Leon Hamlin is synonymous with the city of WinstonSalem and performing arts across the country but as the saying goes, behind every good man is a strong woman, and in Larry’s case, there were two: his mother Annie HamlinJohnson, and his wife, Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin. Larry, a native of Reidsville, is best known as founder of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), the first professional black theatre company in the state and host of the bi-annual National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF). Long before the NBTF became one of the city’s biggest events, it was Larry’s mother who introduced him to the stage. Hamlin-Johnson, who starred in several on-stage productions herself, said she first introduced Larry to theatre through productions at church. From there, Larry showed so much interest that she had a stage built at home so Larry and his friends could work on their acting skills. “We began in the church and Larry’s interest just grew from there. He would pretend he was one of the big name actors on

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, left and Annie Hamlin-Johnson take a photo beside the late Larry Leon Hamlin, founder of the N.C. Black Repertory Company. was trying to do, and the TV,” she laughed. “But ied theatre. In 1979, following the rest is history. Although that’s how he got started. When I saw how interested death of his older brother, she had seen several onproductions in he was, we got children Larry returned to North stage from the neighborhood and Carolina with a vision to Philadelphia, where she started putting on produc- create a one-of-a-kind the- lived for 10 years, Sylvia atre company committed to said it was Larry who introtions at home.” Larry’s love for the arts exposing the local commu- duced her to the theatre stuck with him through nity to African-American world. “Larry came back to grade school and high classics, the development school, where he sung on and production of new Winston-Salem in May of the choir, and led the drama works, and sustaining 1979 and we met in June club. After graduating from black theatre. While selling that same year.” Sprinklehigh school, Larry went off tickets for his first show at Hamlin said. “He said he to attend Brown a social event, Larry met wanted to start a profesUniversity, where he stud- Sylvia and told her what he See Hamlin on A5 Photo by Tevin Stinson


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sional company because he felt that actors and actresses, writers, and directors didn’t get the recognition they deserved. “he was always in to exposing people to black history, and i was, too, so it really worked out.” a few months later Sylvia, annie, and Larry signed the charter for the company and the trio got to work spreading the word. in the early days, Sylvia and annie were responsible for managing the box office, amongst several other responsibilities.

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Month celebration. this event will be held at Galilee Missionary Baptist church, 4129 northampton Drive, Winston-Salem. in addition, the police and Fire departments will have recruiters at the church to provide information and answer questions about becoming a firefighter or police officer. the recruiters will be available between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. the public is invited to this free event.

Feb. 20 & 27 Film Festival the a/perture cinema will host a film series is to honor and celebrate the history of black filmmakers, storytellers, actors and creatives during Black history Month. all tickets are $12.50. tickets may be purchased in advance online (aperturecinema.com) or at the box office. all films will be shown at 6 p.m. and followed by a panel discussion the film schedule is as follows: 2/20 – putney Swope 2/27 – Selma

Feb. 22 Black History Event Forsyth technical community college is celebrating Black history

Sylvia laughed, “We would be sitting in the theatre hoping someone would come. We had no idea that it would grow to what it is today. We were just supporting Larry. From having hardly anyone in the audience to the big audiences like the Black theatre Festival, we’ve seen it all, but we were determined.” in 2007 following a long illness, Larry passed away at his home in pfafftown, but the ncBrc is still going strong. the company is universally recognized for its artistic and administrative achievements and its international outreach. During an interview with the chronicle earlier this week, hamlin-Johnson, who was always there to support her son emotionally and financially to reach his goal, said it makes her feel good to know Larry’s legacy will live on.

Month with a special event on thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the event will be held at Forsyth tech Mazie S. Woodruff center, 4905 Lansing Drive. the honorable Denise S. hartsfield, north carolina district judge, will present “honoring a Legacy: celebrating the past to Shape the Future.”

Feb. 24-25 Lecture Series emmanuel Baptist church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, will kick off its annual W.e.B. Du Bois lecture series on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. rev. Dr. Melva L. Sampson, an ordained minister, practical theologian and prolific preacher, will speak at 9 a.m. rev. Sampson will also be the guest preacher for the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Feb. 25. For more information, please contact the church office at (336) 788-7023.

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“i think about him a lot and things he used to do as a child,” hamlin-Johnson said. “Sometimes i go way back and talk with my daughter about things we use to do. i must say i am proud of what Larry accomplished.” When discussing the future of the ncBrc, Sprinklehamlin, who serves as president of the board of directors, said with new programs like the teen theatre, the future is bright. She also mentioned that Larry’s son and grandson are now working in theatre and hopes they will follow in Larry’s footsteps here in Winston-Salem “i think we have enough support that it will continue to grow and Larry’s legacy will continued to live on,” she said. “We have a really good team and hopefully that team can lead the company into the future.”

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By Appointment African American Heritage Group Tour Learn the stories of enslaved african americans who lived in Salem and the african Moravian congregation that was

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Feb. 25 Free Community Screening and Discussion Mount tabor United Methodist church (3543 robinhood road) will host a community screening and discussion of the film 42  on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. the film screening – which is free and open to the public – honors Black history Month and is one way MtUMc

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Old Salem promotes clean hands during flu season

This is sign that will accompany hand sanitizer dispensers at Old Salem.

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Old Salem Museums & Gardens visitors and staff are urged to keep their hands clean during flu season. the early Moravians frequently washed their hands with lye soap and water largely because cleanliness was important to them. at that time, the Moravians did not know that clean hands helped prevent the spread of diseases by decreasing the spread of germs. however, the early Moravians in Salem did realize that diseases such as influenza, sore throats and measles spread from person to person. to combat sickness, the early Moravians isolated sick people at home or in the Sick rooms of the Single Brothers’ house, the Single Sisters’ house, and the Girls’ Boarding School until they were better. Old Salem recently opened the new “Sick room” at the Single Brothers’ house as part of the new interpretation of the Single Brothers’ house hands-on experience. in addition, Old Salem opened the Doctor’s house in March 2017 along with an exhibit called “the Moravian Way of health and healing,” which features information and historic objects related to how the Moravians treated both serious and common illnesses during the early days of Salem. Building on this early tradition of having clean hands, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is placing hand sanitizer dispensers in all public buildings. hand sanitizer dispensers are being placed in buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem.

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Filing opened for candidates on Monday and many have already filed to be on the ballot in Forsyth County. Democrat Jenny Marshall filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx for the Fifth Congressional District. City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams has announced she is running for that seat, but plans to file later in the month. Candidates for sheriff CAMPAIGN included Democrats Bobby Kimbrough, Tim Wooten and Clif Kilby and Republican incumbent Sheriff Bill Schatzman. Republican challenger Ernie Leyba also filed. Tony Burton and Tonya McDaniel filed for County Commissioner District A as did incumbent Commissioner Fleming El-Amin. Commissioner Everette Witherspoon also represents District A. Other candidates included Democrat Terri LeGrand, who filed for the 74th district in the N.C. House of Representatives, and Republican Rep. Debra Conrad who currently holds that seat. Republican Dan Barrett filed for the State Senate District 31 seat currently held by Democrat Henry Michaux Jr. Democrat Barbara Burke filed for District 1 on the school board, where nether incumbent is planning to run for re-election. Democrat Deanna Kaplan filed for at-large seat on the school board. Incumbents who filed by The Chronicle’s press time included County Commissioner Don Martin, State Sen. Paul Lowe, State Reps. Evelyn Terry and Lee Zachary, Clerk of Court Susan Frye and Board of Education members Robert Barr, David Singletary and Dana Caudill Jones. Candidate filing will run until Feb. 28 at noon.

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tical difficulties, if not jurisdictional impediments, exist when one court is called upon to construe and enforce another court’s order that was made upon a distinct and separate record by distinct and separate plaintiffs.” Rep. David Lewis (RHarnett), co-chair of the Joint Redistricting Committee, held an angry press conference last Friday, demanding that Democrats drop their court cases, and simply allow Republicans, who are in the

Sheriff Bill Schatzman shares a laugh with Bobby Kimbrough, who is a Democrat running for sheriff.

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legislative majority, to carry out the will of their supporters. “These Democratic groups lose in state court, they run to federal court. Democrat Terri LeGrand filed for the 74th District When they lose in federal on Monday at the Forsyth County Board of court, they run back to state Elections. court. It is judge shopping, pure and simple,” a livid Rep. Lewis told reporters. “They are trying to ignore a Supreme Court decision that came out less 24 hours ago! “They want to confuse voters, cause chaos in election administration,” Lewis continued, “… and bully the General Assembly into surrendering to their political aims.”

Barbara Hanes-Burke files for school board beside her husband, Judge Todd Burke.

N.C. Senator Paul Lowe filed for reelection on Monday at the Forsyth County Board of Elections.

Tony Burton files to run for county commissioner at the Forsyth County Board of Elections.

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contract with the Salvation Army without notice and attempts to bring the emergency assistance program in-house resulted in it running out of money prematurely. It also said she didn’t bill Medicaid for services, costing the county $200,000. It also said that her “tone and behavior were unprofessional, disrespectful, accusatory and quite disturbing” when she was issued her critical performance evaluation by the

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riers or restrictions are thrown at them. But the highlight of the event were the pointed remarks of the N.C. NAACP’s new president, Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, who used biblical analogies to illustrate the need for justice, and invoked inspiration from civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to crystallize the societal evils that the N.C. NAACP leader said must be confronted. “Moral Resistance is the means we use to dismantle the engines of destruction that drive us away from the mainlands of democracy while steering us toward the mountains of fascism,” Rev. Spearman offered in a prepared speech. Spearman said the three “…engines of destruction…” were “R.I.P.” – “racism, impoverishment and persecution.” “The antidote to racism is representation,” he con-

(Right) Jenny Marshall stopped by the Forsyth County Board of Elections for paperwork she needed to file for the Fifth District.

board on Dec. 18, 2017 and that she canceled follow-up meetings after that and didn’t come to work afterwards. It said she exhibited similar behavior in a meeting with the Salvation Army that she walked out of. El-Amin said that Tatum was promptly brought in as interim director to make sure that services were not interrupted by the situation with Donahue. He said the DSS board will discuss the process of searching for a new director in its next meeting.

tinued. “Each human on this earth represents a spark of divinity. Representation begins with recognizing that every person has an equal spark of God within them. Representation is the reconstruction we seek when we resist racism at the ballot box.” Addressing impoverishment, Dr. Spearman said the antidote was “investment.” “Investment in our justice system is not only ensuring access to counsel and reconstructing our bail system so that it is not a poor tax. Investment in our justice system means reconstructing the administrative process so that someone who needs a protective order from an abusive ex-spouse doesn’t have to take two days off work to sit in the back of a courtroom waiting to be heard for ten minutes.” “Investment is the reconstruction we seek when we resist impoverishment at the ballot box.” Lastly, Dr. Spearman warned about militarism, which he called “persecution.”

“The antidote to persecution is peace, he said. “Our people are gunned down in the streets in numbers that exceed the numbers who were lynched and are imprisoned in numbers that exceed the numbers who were enslaved.” “Peace is the reconstruction we seek when we resist persecution at the ballot box.” Dr. Spearman called on NAACP members and coalition partners to “…take your resistance to the ballot box…” per the 2018 midterm elections, and ultimately the 2020 presidential election. “In the buildings which line Jones street, the men who cloak themselves with smiling faces by day and in white sheets by night have returned, and they are lynching our democracy,” he charged, adding, “This unconstitutional General Assembly on Jones Street is what the KKK looks like in the 21st Century.” “Let’s take our resistance,” Dr. Spearman concluded, “… to the ballot box.”

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Board might vote on early voting sites

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The Forsyth County Board of Elections is tentatively set to approve early voting sites today for the May primary. The board held a special meeting last week to begin early voting discussion. The primary will be held on CAMPAIGN May 8 with early voting taking place between April 19 to May 5. The plan the board was leaning towards has the Board of Elections office at the County Government Center as the sole early voting site for the first week and with four additional satellite locations open for the next week. This includes one additional site in the city at Southside Library and sites at Lewisville and Rural Hall libraries. One last site in Kernersville has yet to be determined. Previously the Kernersville Library and Senior Center has been used as a site, but the town’s annual Spring Folly festival will shutdown the streets there during the last two days of early voting. Rather than forego those last two days or not have them at that site, the BOE wants to find another early voting site so all locations will have the same schedule and be open on the final Saturday of early voting on May 5. Staff had yet to find a suitable site as of last week’s meeting. BOE Member Susan Campbell suggested asking the

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local YMCA in Kernersville and said the board was open to other suggestions. Campbell said she really wanted to see all sites open on that last Saturday. “Once we start early voting, it kind of gains momentum and you can see in the numbers, how heavy it was on the last Saturday at the Board of Elections when that was the only place open,” said Campbell. The board is hoping to vote on the early voting plan during their meeting today at 5 p.m. Also during the meeting, BOE Director Tim Tsujii gave an update on complications from a court battle that left North Carolina without a State BOE and has kept county BOEs from 2016 in place. A court order from the recent ruling on the case is expected by today that will give instructions for BOEs going forward, allowing them to finally have new members. Without a state BOE to certify voting machines, Forsyth was unable to get new equipment to a new state law that requires voting machines to produce paper ballots. There’s a last ditch effort by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners to get the General Assembly to pass legislation that will give counties like Forsyth an extension that’ll allow them to use their existing touch-screen machines for early voting. If that doesn’t happen, the county will need to rent machines for visually impaired voters and use paper ballots for everyone else. Tsujii said there would normally be 170,225 ballots printed but this would increase that number to more than 300,000.

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Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears BY ASHRAF KHALIL ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president said artist Kehinde Wiley cheerfully ignored almost all of his suggestions. ``He listened very thoughtfully to what I had to say before doing exactly what he always intended to do,'' he said. ``I tried to negotiate less gray hair but Kehinde's artistic integrity would not allow it. I tried to negotiate smaller ears and struck out on that as well.''

The final product depicts Obama sitting in a straightbacked chair, leaning forward and looking serious while surrounded by greenery and flowers. Michelle Obama's portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, shows her in a black and white dress looking thoughtful with her hand on her chin. Both artists were personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits will now hang in the National Portrait Gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. A different set of portraits of the former first couple will eventually hang in the White House. ``I am humbled, I am honored, I am proud,'' Michelle Obama said. ``Young people, particularly girls and girls of color, in future years they will

This map shows proposed locations of early voting sites from the 2018 primary.

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come to this place and see someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this incredible institution.'' Barack Obama spoke of his choice of Wiley, saying the two men shared multiple parallels in their upbringing; both had African fathers who were largely absent from their lives and American mothers who raised them. The former president drew multiple laughs from the audience for his remarks, starting out by praising Sherald for capturing, ``the grace and beauty and charm and hotness of the woman that I love.'' Obama said he found the process of sitting for the portrait to be a frustrating experience. AP photo by Andrew Harnik ``I don't like posing. I get Former President Barack Obama, center, stands on stage during the impatient and start looking at unveiling of the Obama's official portraits at the Smithsonian's my watch,'' he said, ``but work- National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. ing with Kehinde was a great joy.''


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Super Bowl commercial misuses King

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William Bernbach, a titan of Madison Avenue who died in 1982, said, ``If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic.'' The spinmeisters for Ram trucks must have taken Mr. Bernbach's admonition to heart. With a Super Bowl commercial that used as its soundtrack a sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years earlier to the day, they got the notice they wanted. Much of the reaction, though, amounted to a richly deserved thumbsdown. The sermon was Dr. King's ``Drum Major Instinct'' speech, given in Atlanta in 1968 two months before his assassination. Everybody, he said, had this instinct – ``a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade, a desire to be first.'' But it had to be harnessed, he said as he went on to equate greatness with service to others. Ostensibly, the Ram commercial was an appeal for people to serve. But who's kidding whom? The goal was to sell trucks, with Dr. King's voice as pitchman. The sheer crassness led to instant condemnation on social media, including speculation about what might be next _ maybe trotting out James Baldwin to hawk ``The Firestone Next Time''? Critics were hardly mollified by word that Ram had the blessing of Intellectual Properties Management, the licenser of Dr. King's estate. The estate has not always been his staunchest guardian against posthumous commercialization. It might serve history a tad more faithfully to note other appeals that Dr. King made in that Feb. 4, 1968, sermon. For one thing, he was appalled by the way many people went into hock to buy vehicles they couldn't possibly afford: ``So often, haven't you seen people making $5,000 a year and driving a car that cost $6,000? And they wonder why their ends never meet.'' While we're at it, he also didn't think highly of advertising gurus – ``you know, those gentlemen of massive verbal persuasion.'' He continued: ``They have a way of saying things to you that kind of gets you into buying. In order to be a man of distinction, you must drink this whiskey. In order to make your neighbors envious, you must drive this type of car. In order to be lovely to love, you must wear this kind of lipstick or this kind of perfume. And you know, before you know it, you're just buying that stuff.'' For that matter, Dr. King might well have been talking about a president a half-century in the future when he expounded on the need to rein in the drum major instinct, for otherwise it becomes ``very dangerous'' and ``pernicious.'' In the sermon's finale, Dr. King said that he thought about his own death and funeral. It led to these ringing words: ``If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.'' He did not ask to be a huckster for a line of trucks. The New York Times

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“The industry needs a diverse set of people, skills, and talent – it’s a good time to be in the utility industry,” Curtis Wynn says.

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Black History: A Conversation with Curtis Wynn Algenon Cash

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Curtis Wynn has a big role, a big heart, a big family and a passion for small communities. We connected on a rainy Saturday morning during his “quiet time” – a two-hour window before his wife rises. Wynn was already thinking ahead to what he needed to accomplish later in the day, which included visiting the widow of a retired co-worker who recently passed. Wynn was born and raised in Graceville, Florida, a rural community near Tallahassee. Wynn’s father was a farmer, so his passion for rural America started at a young age. While in high school, Wynn landed a job at West Florida Electric Cooperative, a nonprofit rural utility headquartered in Graceville. He washed trucks, cleaned out the warehouse and dreamed of one day becoming a line technician. “I always knew that I wanted to work at the coop,” stated Wynn, but it was a supervisor who encouraged a young Wynn to go to college. So he attended Troy University, a small public university located in Troy, Alabama, close to Montgomery. Wynn graduated in 1985 with a degree in business and information systems. Wynn returned home and took a position at West Florida Electric. He would eventually spend 17 years at the company and become vice president with a range of oversight that included information technology, marketing and member services. It was also during his stint at

West Florida Electric when he would meet his wife of 25 years in the elevator after sitting for an interview. I guaranteed his wife no similar event would happen after our conversation :) Wynn hoped to lead West Florida Electric when the role became available, despite feeling more than qualified, the Board of Directors made up of nine white males rejected his bid. “It was the first time I felt any resistance to upward movement at the company,” Wynn shared, “I believe they wanted someone who more closely resembled the local demographics.” Less than 1 percent of Graceville’s population is AfricanAmerican. Wynn prides himself on maintaining strong relationships and it was a close friend that would bring him to Eastern North Carolina. Roanoke Electric Cooperative had gone through some changes and they expressed the desire to have an African-American lead their organization. Wynn had never visited North Carolina, had no relatives in the state, but applied for the open position. Within 45 minutes after his interview, Wynn received a call when he arrived back at his hotel; they selected him to become their new president and CEO. Wynn is the first African-American to serve in the role, but made it clear that he doesn’t want to be the last. “I was excited, I knew the corporate culture and people were the right fit,” said Wynn, “You don’t always need an engineering background to run an electric co-op.” After 20 years at the company, Wynn, his wife, and three children firmly believe the move was a great decision. Not to

mention Eastern North Carolina closely resemble the rural area that he called home in Florida. Electric cooperatives were originally created in the 1930s to generate economic development in rural communities that were underserved by investor-owned power generators. Cooperatives have no shareholders, they are not investment driven and customers own the utility. Without affordable, safe, and quality electricity, these small communities would have died. Wynn takes the industry’s history and overall mission seriously. “We are only as good as our member participation, so I encourage members to get engaged,” stated Wynn, “We need everyday folks to serve on the board.” During his tenure, Wynn has led a number of initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life for their members, but he also takes pride in distributing $750,000 back to members in 2017 – a clear sign Wynn is running a profitable company. He is most proud of their energy efficiency program that provide members with “on bill” financing to make critical upgrades at their homes, which can often lead to as much as 35 percent in savings. A large sum in a market where families may choose between paying the electric bill and putting food on the table. Wynn also spoke extensively about their sustainable forestry program – typically a utility may not lead the charge on such an effort – but in rural America electric cooperatives may be one of the few institutions that have gained trust. The program is a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and specifically targets

black landowners and provides awareness and education on how to setup forestry programs and other revenue producing activity. Many black families lose their land due to unpaid taxes or they may not have a will in place to properly transfer ownership – both liabilities that Wynn hopes to ease. Over the past three years, the program has assisted over 100 landowners with selling timber for maximum dollars, abating taxes, and the implementation of forest management practices. When questioned about the future of Roanoke Electric, Wynn shares a vision of utilizing the organization to provide broadband services in rural areas. in North Carolina, 145,000 people don’t have any wired internet providers available where they live and 1.1 million people have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch. Wynn also is looking forward to leading the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a trade association that represents over 900 electric cooperatives in the country. He currently serves as vice president and represents North Carolina on their Board of Directors – but in 2019 he will ascend to role of president. Wynn has come a long way since his days laboring at West Florida Electric in Graceville. “The industry needs a diverse set of people, skills, and talent – it’s a good time to be in the utility industry,” stated Wynn. Algenon Cash is a nationally recognized speaker and the managing director of Wharton Gladden & Company, an investment banking firm. Reach him at acash@algenoncash.com.


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Devaluation of properties is driven by racism

The Social Justice Committee of the Ministers’ Dr. Dennis Conference of Winston Salem & Vicinity still Leach shares, and supports the Guest continued outrage of mostly Columnist African-American residents whose properties we believe have been unfairly, and unjustly devalued by the Forsyth County Tax Administration office. Our contention is that the devaluation of those properties has little to do with the market, and is driven by systemic institutional racism instead. The Winston-Salem City Council appealed to the Forsyth County Board of Equalization (BOA) regarding its questionable practices, and was essentially told their hands were tied by a state statute called the Schedule of Value (SOV) or law. Historically African-Americans have been systemically, institutionally and intentionally disadvantaged by state laws and statutes since our arrival on slave ships. In North Carolina slavery was the law of the land until the Thirteenth Amendment of 1865, but states like North Carolina soon enacted draconian Black Codes that forced freedmen into involuntary servitude, and peonage, which remained the law of the land for nearly 100 years. In 1830, N.C. state law prohibited anyone from teaching a slave to read or write, which was the law of the land. From the 1880s into the 1960s, legal segregation and discrimination was the law of the land. No right to vote or impediments to voting (literacy test/pole taxes/etc.) was once the law of the land. And every court that has heard the case regarding North Carolina’s current redistricting maps, which is the law of the land, has ruled that they are

unconstitutional, and that the state legislature used “surgical like precision” to disenfranchise, and disparately impact minority communities. The Board of Equalization’s (BOE) unwillingness to even consider a process that would not unfairly or adversely affect minority communities so negatively is tantamount to former [Alabama] Gov. George Wallace’s

words at his 1963 inauguration speech: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." The Forsyth County Tax Administration office is using the Schedule of Value statute; the law of the land, as yet another tool to discriminate against mostly hardworking African-American citizens. It is a form of economic gerrymandering, robbing African-American communities of wealth. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., quoting a father of the Christian faith, St. Augustine, said in his letter from the Birmingham jail: “An unjust law is no law at all.” We want thank the Winston-Salem City Council members for attempting to address this unjustifiable process. We also want to thank the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission for reviewing this complaint. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to take over the investigation at this time, but we have reached a critical impasse. HUD has informed the Social Justice Committee that they need persons to come forward who have been actually harmed by this practice, and policy. We are in need of those who can actually articulate the kind of harm they have suffered. We are hoping for a satisfactory resolution that remedies this morally egregious assault on the financial stability of the African-American communities of WinstonSalem, North Carolina. This piece was endorsed by the following: Bishop Todd L. Fulton, Ministers’ Conference of Winston Salem & Vicinity Social Justice Committee chairman; Rev. Alvin Carlisle, Winston-Salem Branch NAACP president; and Dr. Dennis Leach Sr., Ministers’ Conference of Winston Salem & Vicinity Social Justice Committee member.

We must resist the dangerous GOP agenda Robin Kelly

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In the Age of Trump, logging onto Twitter can elicit everything from hysterical laughter to deep concern and fear. From time to time, I’ve even had the urge to teach the Trump Administration basic math. However, the Wednesday after Democratic candidate Doug Jones won the special election in Alabama for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat, I woke up excited about the election results in Alabama. The first thing that I did that morning was log onto Twitter. When I looked at the trending

hashtags, I saw one that I’d never seen before. One that surprised me: #ThankYouBlackWomen. I must’ve rubbed my eyes twice just to confirm what I was seeing. But there it was: #ThankYouBlackWomen. In the Alabama special election, AfricanAmericans represented slightly less than 30 percent of voters and cast 96 percent of their ballots for Senator-elect Doug Jones. Quite simply, AfricanAmerican voters, especially women, had a dramatic impact on the race, shifting the power dynamics of the Senate. While the disturbing and shocking allegations against Roy Moore certainly helped increase turnout and steered some voters to Jones, people, especially AfricanAmericans, voted because they understand that Trump and congressional

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Raising AfricanAmerican boys requires love and patience The behavior of African-American males by some has always been Guest called into question. Columnist Adjectives like intimidating, aggressive and rude have been labels that have been affixed to us for as long as I can remember. It seems at times in today’s one-strike-and-you-are-out society that these aforementioned adjectives trump our education and our socio-economic status. It is said by some that no matter the education, the wealth or fame that we as black men achieve, we are all placed in the same gumbo of indifference. I have often wondered why we carry this cross of un-forgiveness and misunderstanding. Growing up in the South, my parents wanted for me what all parents, black or white, wanted for their children and that was for me to be successful. This attainment of success was also coupled with a code of civilized behavior. In some ways, I believe black parents back in the day thought that appropriate behavior was just as important as being successful. I believe their thinking was that it didn’t matter how successful you

James B. Ewers Jr.

Republicans are taking our country to unimaginable lows. Republicans have controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress since President Trump was elected. In that time, the president has sought to normalize White supremacy and Congress has continued to strip away the protections afforded to millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The GOP has passed spending bills that actively take resources away from communities of color. They even found the time to give a massive tax giveaway to a handful of super rich families and major corporations. Yet, over that same year, they’ve refused to pass legislation to stabilize and decrease health insurance costs, to reauthorize health insurance for 9 million kids, to prevent gun

violence, which kills 10 times more AfricanAmerican kids than White kids, or to protect our hard won right to vote. While voters were rejecting Moore, they were also rejecting more; they were rejecting the Republicans’ dangerous and destructive agenda that’s forgotten who we are as a nation and put millions of American families at risk. Those Americans rejected Republican plans to take away their health care and stack the deck in favor of corporations over families. They rejected ending environmental regulations that protect kids from asthma. They rejected a party, which believes its OK to suppress and outright disenfranchise voters just because of their race. When the Alabama voters checked that box, they made their voices – and no one else’s – heard

and it shook the nation. As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 election, all of these issues will be on the ballot again: access to health care, tax increases on people who work for their paychecks, preventing gun violence, investing in our children’s education, increasing the minimum wage and protecting our voting rights. As Americans, we have a voice in these decisions, a voice that was paid for in the blood, sweat and tears of Americans who’d come before us. Our voice belongs to us, because we fought for it and we continue fighting for it. We need to honor their sacrifice by showing up at every election. We need to honor James Chaney – a civil rights worker who was killed by members of the KKK in 1964 for registering African-Americans to vote –by proudly earning that “I Voted” sticker.

It’s up to us to keep the voice of our community strong and we do that by showing up and casting our ballots, like so many did in Alabama and across the country. Our foremothers and forefathers sacrificed life and limb for our right to vote. Simply too much is at stake for us to sit on the sidelines. The issues that affect our lives and our children’s lives are debated every day at City Hall, in state General Assemblies and in Congress. We were given a voice in who makes these decisions for us; let’s keep using it. U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly represents Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District and serves as a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. You can follow Kelly @RepRobinKelly.

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were if you didn’t know how to behave. We had to have home training (HT). In fact, I am not sure that you can have one without the other. There was really an unspoken rule in my neighborhood that said you represented your family, your neighborhood and yourself. For example, having it said in the neighborhood that you committed some infraction was simply unthinkable. There was a time during my elementary school days that I used some inappropriate language. Word spread in the neighborhood and I was completely ashamed. It never happened again. African-American parents and grandparents who are raising African-American boys face some particular challenges in the new millennium. It seems to me that there should be some “old school” rules implemented. First off, black boys must know who is in charge, and it is not them. We as African-American parents cannot compromise on discipline. We must be parents and not friends to our male children. African-American boys need nurturing from their mothers and guidance and discipline from their fathers. I can remember when your parents said “No” and the answer was “No!” There was no equivocating on the answer no. Black parents back in the day did not have to explain themselves. Go back to the old school! The expression

it takes a village to raise a child was practiced back in the day. I was chastised by adults in my East Winston neighborhood of Winston-Salem even before I got home for my transgressions. We must become more visible in our schools as volunteers. If we want to know what is happening in our schools then we must go and find out. Put on a school badge and volunteer your time. You will feel good and your child will feel better. The library was a staple in my neighborhood. We must foster and promote reading in our homes. Lastly but most importantly we as African-American parents must ensure that our boys have a spiritual foundation. Sundays must return to the Sundays of old when we went to church and had dinner together as a family. We can change the prognosis for our black boys if we go back to the “old school.” 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.


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Atiya Bey

Atiya Bey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “i am the daughter of a black father, rasheed Bey. he woke up every morning to provide for his family, and my mother made sure that no matter what decision we made, we were to be fair,” said Bey. “Growing up i struggled in many areas, but i always made sure that i treated the people around me fairly and with respect. As a child growing up in an atmosphere where being fair was important, i had to learn and come to understand that the world is sometimes not fair.” Atiya said she was diagnosed with a learning challenge and had difficulty focusing. “i suffered from these learning disabilities throughout school, like dyslexia and ADhD.” her parents put her in different youth organizations, but that didn’t help. “As i got older, i realize that the world around you will never change, so you have to change who you are,” she said. Bey’s mother, hazel Mack, decided to make a change and open a school in winstonsalem. “she understood that it was not just her daughter that needs help but other children. in 1997, Carter G. woodson opened their doors, and i was one of the first to graduate along with Brandon stewart in 2002.” During her time at Carter G. woodson, she had a lot of struggles. “i was always

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taught to find a way out. i saw how hard my family worked, so i couldn’t let my struggles within hold me back.” Atiya didn’t allow anything to hold her back. she attended north Carolina Central university and graduated with a bachelor in human science degree. “i hold two Bs degrees and a Masters Degree,” she said. Bey is paying it forward. she’s a teacher and role model at Carter G. woodson. when i walked into her classroom for our interview, i saw something

i have seen how important family is and keeping children together after they have been through a traumatic situation is very essential,” she said. we talked about how the world still frowns upon same-sex couples, and the struggles she and her partner will have as foster parents to four little girls. the more we talked, the more i admired Atiya Bey. so i asked, how such a loving teacher and parent handles the daily prejudice samesex couples receive? As she began to

“As I got older, I realize that the world around you will never change, so you have to change who you are.” –Atiya Bey

every parent should witness. she was explaining to two brothers the importance of doing their homework together, and teaching the oldest how to teach his little brother math. As the brothers were getting on the bus, Bey said, “i love you” and the boys replied, “i love you, too.” here’s where it gets interesting; she’s in a same-sex relationship and they’re the foster parents of four siblings, all girls. “our goal was to keep them together.

answer, tears began to flow down her face and then mine as well. she covered her face with both hands, and cried. i gave her some tissue. it took a few minutes for Atiya to gain composure. “i had to develop this tunnel vision, and the best accomplishment in my life is to learn to live alone. when you learn to live alone, you learn who you are. when you do that, you can walk through the hate and prejudice and still give love. you can

still smile through whatever, because you don’t need others to validate who you are.” she said something that brought more tears to my eyes: “the best and most important thing we can give to each other is fairness and understanding. when i see a child in need, i give; i don’t judge that child or his parents. you don’t know their situation, so the best thing to do is help.” Atiya has been working with children for over 10 years, and she’s a parent as well, so i asked how she and her partner would deal with a child’s curiosity about same sex-couples. Also how would they handle a child being approached by the same sex. Go to the winstonsalem Chronicle youtube channel to hear her response in a video. Atiya Bey and her partner have an Art & tutoring program that begins the first week in April. the program will help children to express who they are through art, along with learning how to love who they are. “they will leave each week knowing that they can face all odds. this program is not just about art and tutoring; it’s about building children up to make them better.” Bey’s motto is, “once you understand the developmental stages of a child’s background, that is when you can move them forward in life as teachers.”

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BILL HAYES on being inducted to the Black College Football Hall of Fame


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Is Tom Brady the best team sport athlete?

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost a heartbreaker of a Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 4. This marks the eighth time Brady has appeared in a Super Bowl. With his five wins and three losses in the big game, Brady is heralded for his success on the gridiron and is widely regarded as the best to ever play his position. But is this really the case? I routinely watch sports debate shows and recently I have seen many conversations revolving around Brady being the best team sports athlete of all-time. Brady has a legit claim as being the most accomplished athlete in team sports history but definitely not the best team sports athlete. Plus it does not hurt that he has the best head coach in the history of the NFL in Bill Belichick on the sideline. To me one has to clearly define what they mean when they say “the best” because that phrase can be rather ambiguous. To be considered “the best” you need to have the championships, overall talent and hall of fame credentials among other things. Brady is one of the alltime greats to ever play the quarterback position but let us not forget that both Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana are both 4-0 in the Super Bowl. On top of that Montana has 11 touchdowns with no interceptions and three MVP's in the Super Bowl as well. I mention that primarily because when Lebron James is compared to Michael Jordan the argument most used to prove Jordan's superiority is the fact he is 6-0 in the NBA Finals versus Lebron having a 3-5 record. James has been to the NBA Finals for the last seven years yet his failures in the Finals are looked upon as a negative when just getting there that many times in a row is a tremendous feat in and of itself. If Brady were to make it to seven consecutive Super Bowls, he would most definitely be looked at as the best quarterback ever to play. We could have an entire different conversation about why Brady and Lebron are looked upon differently when we all know they are among the best to ever play their respective sports but I'll just keep it centered on the current narrative. Going beyond the game of football the person most often considered the greatest team sport athlete is Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics dynasty during the 1950s and ’60s. Russell won 11 championships in 13 seasons as a player. Those number will likely never be match by anyone is major professional sports ever again. Kareem AbdulJabbar's credentials are not too shabby, also. He has six titles, was a 19-time All-Star and 15 time AllNBA selection. Jabbar is best known for his trademark “skyhook” shot, which catapulted him to the top of the list as the leading scorer in NBA history. See Ramsey on B2

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Glenn athletes sign letters of intent FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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Signing a letter of intent to play a sport at an institution of higher learning is the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. For five Glenn athletes, that dream came true last Thursday, Feb. 8. There were four football players along with a soccer player that finalized their collegiate commitments that afternoon. Hykeem Crockett, Bryson Glenn, M.J. Morton, Brooks Stemple and Maya Grimes were the athletes on display. Family, friends and coaches were all there to congratulate the soon to be college bound athletes. Crockett will be attending Johnson C. Smith in the fall. He says he feels blessed to have the opportunity to play. “I want to help change the program and hopefully win some conference and possibly a national championship while there,” he said. “We are very proud and first of all we would like to give thanks to God because none of this would be possible if God wasn't in our lives,” said Paul Brown, father of Hykeem Crockett. Crockett's mother, Willette said, “I am very proud of Hykeem and I expect him to go to college and excel on

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From left to right are M.J. Morton, Hykeem Crockett, Brooks Stemple and Bryson Glenn.

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The future of the Reynolds Demons basketball program seems to be bright. Last Friday night, Feb. 9, the Demons ninthgrade team capped off an undefeated season with a win over the Eagles of East Forsyth in blowout fashion winning 73-39. The Demons finish the season 18-0 with their win against the Eagles. The motivation to finish off a perfect season seemed to fuel them to victory as Reynolds continually played better as the game progressed. “It feels good but I am really just happy for the

locker room for the third quarter Reynolds was 16 minutes away from perfection. The Demons immediately went on a 12-0 run to open up the half and led by more than 20 after three quarters. Their full-court press began to cause multiple turnovers from the Eagles. “At halftime I preached defense and rebounding because we are real athletic and have a lot of guys that can handle the ball,” Dunlap continued. “When we started off fast like that in the second half, I knew what time it was.” The Demons did not let up in the fourth quarter. They kept chucking up three-point shots along

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kids, said Reynolds head coach Rod Dunlap. “I have really enjoyed the season and they had fun while learning, so I can’t complain about much finishing undefeated.” Dunlap says he has preached defense to his guys all season long. Those principles he has instilled in his team really came to the surface as the game progressed. They were also on fire from three-point land ,which made their bid for perfection a lot easier. The Eagles seemed up to the task to begin the game. They were able to break the full-court press with some regularity that lead to some easy shots at the rim. Couple that with their effectiveness on the boards and their 27-20 deficit at halftime did not feel insurmountable. Coming out of the

with playing strong defensively. The Eagles could not find an answer for what Reynolds was throwing at them but fought hard until the final whistle. “We didn’t help ourselves and had a lot of turnovers and did some things that were self inflicted,” said Eagles head coach Ron Horton. “I compelled them to keep playing hard but we kind of got hit with a perfect storm because they were on a mission and you could tell by their play so congratulations to them.” According to Dunlap, the full-court press is their bread and butter. He consistently tells his guys that even though they might not get a steal every time eventually the press will have its desired effect. “The press really wears teams down and I have to tell my kids not to get

Winter league team hopes to stay undefeated Nasir Gibbs, No. 3 in black, glides in for a layup in their game against East Forsyth last week.

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The HOOPS4L.Y.F.E. (H4L) nonprofit is participating in the Winston Lake YMCA Winter Basketball League. The nonprofit has a team in the 5-7 age group along with a team in the 810 age group and both were undefeated going into league play last Saturday. Going into Saturday's game there were only two weeks left in regular season play before the playoffs tipped off. The H4L 810 team entered the game

5-0 and went up against the Wolfpack Saturday morning. H4L founder and director, Brittany Ward, is the head coach for both teams. She says she likes to preach the fundamentals especially defense because those are the things that win ballgames. The 8-10 team played a tough Wolfpack team that would not give in. Every time they looked to go on a run, the Wolfpack quickly answered with one of their See League on B2

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The HOOPS4L.Y.F.E. 8to 10-year-old team suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday.

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the next level and I am sure he will make me even more proud.” Bryson Glenn will be attending Hampton University. Glenn initially planned on attending North Carolina Central with his brother Qorticha, who also plays football, but chose Hampton late in the signing period because of the “atmosphere and the persistence of the coaching staff.” “I feel great and it is amazing that God put me in this position by giving me the abilities to do what I can do,” said Bryson. “Seeing my brother sign his letter of intent now me signing mine is amazing. I told my mom before she died that I would make her proud and I just hope I am living up to my abilities.” Sherry Glenn, Bryson's grandmother said it feels great to have another grandson heading off to college. She was proud Bryson was able to stay committed to his craft and she will keep him in her prayers.

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Qorticha Glenn Sr., Bryson's father added, “I had tears of joy coming down my face because this is a great thing and I hope he goes there and takes care of business. I know he will do his best everyday and I am very proud of him.” “I just hits me because when his mother was going through her sickness she said a lot of this would happen and it is coming to light,” he continued. Glenn wide receiver M.J. Morton will be taking his talents to Averett University in Danville, Virginia, this fall. “I just want to thank God and this is really a blessing and having my family there cheering me on.” “This is a blessing and this is something we have dreamed about since he was five years old,” said Mike Porter, M.J.'s dad. “We can’t ask for anything else because he is an honor roll student and does everything he is supposed to do and it really paid off.” Princela Porter, M.J.'s mother said, “This is a blessing to see him grow from playing little league

down if we don’t steal the ball because what we are trying to do is make the other team play fast,” Dunlap said. “Most teams are used to playing slow and get into their sets but we want you to play fast and get some organized chaos, as we call it.” The Demon players were ecstatic after the win. They

Maya Grimes, far right, stands with her family Chuck, (Dad), Andrea (Mom) and Charlise (sister) following her signing to attend UNC-Pembroke in the fall.

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and growing and staying determined. It has always been books first and athletics second so he knows he will do what he is supposed to do.” Defensive end Brooks Stemple will be heading right down the road to Greensboro in the fall to play ball for Guilford College. He says he is excited because of all the

hard work that has gone into getting to this position. He said while at Glenn he learned to never be satisfied and always continue to improve on and off the field. “Obviously we are very proud because he has worked very hard and there has been a lot of time put in with academics and sports,” said Cecelia

instantly ran into the crowd to celebrate with family and friends. “It feels good and we are making history at Reynolds, said Demon guard Antonio Yates. “I am glad to play with my bros and I had faith in my team that we were gonna have a good year.” “We always try to start out fast but we just had to get the rhythm going tonight, he continued. “Next year I expect us to keep playing hard and take it one game at a time and maybe go undefeated once again.”

Stemple, Brooks mother.” His dad Joel said, “He has been dedicated to playing football and he doesn't give up and we are really excited about his future at Guilford College. We have high hopes for him because the foundation has been set here at Glenn and we know it will get more advanced at Guilford College.” Bobcat head coach

Antwon Stevenson says this is a testament to all of the hard work his former athletes put in on the field. He says he can't take any credit for their success and “it brings a good vibe to the school.” He wants them to take advantage of this opportunity to play at a higher level while also getting a quality education. Maya Grimes was the lone female athlete signed last week. She will be playing soccer for UNCPembroke next season. She said the moment was somewhat surreal and all of her hard work has finally paid off. She feels her hard work and positive energy will allow her to contribute to her team as soon as she hits the field. Andrea and Chuck Grimes, Maya's parents said, “She has work extremely hard in her academics and athletics so we are extremely proud. It is a blessing to see this come to fruition and now this is all paying off with a good education at UNCPembroke.”

Horton says this game was some what of a mirror image of how their first game against Reynolds played out. He felt in both games they handled the press fairly well in the first half but once the Demons made certain adjustments they did not get the chance to counter. Since the beginning of the year Dunlap says he saw the talent the young men on his team possessed. He says getting to this point was just a matter of chemistry and getting the guys to buy in on defense.

The Reynolds Demons ninth-grade team finished the 2017-18 season with a perfect 18-0 record.

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Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig boasts some lofty numbers in the game of baseball. With Gehrig's eight titles and DiMaggio's nine, the Yankee greats are among the best in team sports history as well. Derek Jeter, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Wayne Gretzky are all excellent examples of candidates of greatest team sport athletes not only due to their championships but the intangibles they brought to their respective teams.

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I could go on naming players and their accomplishments for another two pages but we all get the point. It is just hard to understand why people are so quick to mount Brady atop the list as the best team sport athlete of alltime when he isn’t even the best to ever play his position. Admittedly he is the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history with eight Super Bowl appearances but let’s not forget he was essentially a game manager in their first Super Bowl win against the St. Louis Rams. He

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own. The game was tied at 6 at the half. The second half was one of hits and misses. The Wolfpack made their free throws down the stretch while the H4L team did not. The Wolfpack won the game 17-10. “I just told my guys that they needed to make some better choices at the end of the game and that we also needed to hit our free throws,” Ward said. “Those free throws they made were pivotal in our game because they made theirs and we did not.” “We also struggled to get the ball up court and we had some key players foul out,” she continued. “I told them those are the things we need to work on to get

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Foul shooting was the determining factor in their game against the Wolfpack.

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also missed crucial throws in crunch time in their two Super Bowl losses against the New York Giants. I by no means want to diminish what Brady has accomplished but he has a way to go before we can start throwing around certain claims about his place in history. I just think we need to give the great athletes their proper respect and once Brady's career is over when can then evaluate where he lies in the pantheon of the all-time greats that has ever played.

ready for the playoffs. For the 5-7 age group, they do not officially take score. Of course many of the parents and coaches are very competitive, so scores are taken unofficially. The 5-7 team from H4L once again defeated their opponent Saturday night. According to Ward, her 5-7 team is very advanced for their age. She feels if they continue to play together as they grow they can be a very good team for years to come. “That team is very dominant and they seem to be light years ahead of the other teams,” she said. She said she expects her 8-10 team to bounce back from this defeat and use it as a learning experience going into the playoffs. Her hopes are for her team to use this as fuel to propel them to a long playoff run.


It’s game time: Bowl For Kids’ Sake coming to Kernersville

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Shawan Gabriel, president & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, kicks off Bowl for Kids’ Sake at a luncheon last month at Wake Forest University’s Moricle Suite.

Wanda Starke, WXII-12 anchor and Big Sister, shares her story at the Bowl for Kids’ Sake kickoff

Team members from Big Brothers Big Sisters Services model shirts that feature the Sports Theme for this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

For the first time in Big Brothers Big Sisters Services’ 40-year history, its signature fundraising event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, is expanding to Kernersville’s Countryside Lanes. In Kernersville, the event is set for March 9 from 4-6 p.m. It will feature a Sports Theme. Bowlers are encouraged to wear their favorite team jerseys and dress them up or come in costume as their favorite sports figure. Prizes will be given to the bowlers, and there is even an extra incentive to raise money early. Every bowler is asked to raise at least $100, but those who raise $250 by Valentine’s Day will be entered into a drawing for four tickets and a parking pass to the Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame basketball game. “Kernersville has long had a big role in our agency, and more than 400 children have been served,” said Shawan Gabriel, CEO and president of Big Brothers Big

About Big Brother Big Sisters For more 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As part of the

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Sisters Services and resident of Kernersville. David Arnold, former Little Brother, of Yount Insurance and past president of Kernersville Kiwanis, is serving in a leadership role for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake expansion. “My life would be very different today if my Big Brother hadn’t been there for me,” Arnold said. “I’m participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake because I want to support the important work that Big Brothers Big Sisters Services is doing.” In Winston-Salem, Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be held March 2 from 4-6 p.m. and March 3 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at AMF Lanes on Jonestown Road. Teams should sign up at give.bbbsnc.org/bfks.

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, Red HEARRT (Help Educate and Reduce Risk Today) will host two events to help men and women. Its Third Red Bottom Shoes Luncheon & Wellness Event for Women will be at the M.C. Benton Convention Center . This event, created to be a second signature event for Red HEARRT, was created with the goal of educating women, specifically women of color, about heart health issues, preventive solutions, dietary and physical exercise tips, and delivering messages of empowerment and encouragement. Last year, this sold-out event attracted nearly 500 attendees. *The Wellness Event Kicks-off the day at 9:15 a.m. This event is included in the ticket price. This event will feature pampering booths (i.e. neck and shoulder massages, hand massages, makeovers), health assessment booths (i.e. Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure and Sugar Glucose check), get moving booths (i.e. YWCA, New Balance), health education booths (Career Center Young Chefs, Healthy Alternatives) vendors – and more. *The luncheon begins

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at 11 a.m. For the Women, the five- to seven-minute Empowerment Speakers will be talking about the mind, body & soul as it relates to heart health. Key speakers for this event are: Twana Wellman Roebuck, Lady Leah McNair and Jaleema Speaks, MD. Several other program participants that will have various roles throughout the luncheon. They are: Judge Denise Hartsfield, CoPastor Joyce McCarter, Alana McCarter-Williams, Lady Likesha Morgan Tilman , Barbara Lash and Apostle Gloria Samuels. We will conduct prize drawings throughout the event. The biggest drawing for the ladies event is for a pair of Red Bottom Shoes. The second biggest drawing this year is for red leather gloves with black mink on the cuffs.

NBC’s sports medicine analyst (Jacksonville Jaguars) and current NFL Player Engagement and former NFL player & Super Bowl winner, Usama Young (New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns & Oakland Raiders). Several other program participants that will have various roles throughout the conference. They are: Bishop Sir Walter Mack Jr., Dr. John P. Card and Pastor John Mendez, D. Min. D.D. Special Recognition will go out to Alan Caldwell and further information will be announced during the event. The biggest drawing for the men’s event is for a pair of Charlotte Hornet tickets and an Apple watch.

*This year Red HEARRT is launching its first Men’s Luncheon & Wellness Event, which will also be on Feb. 24. This event is inclusive of all, but specifically designed to educate men of color on heart health issues and preventive solutions, while providing dietary & physical exercise tips, empowering encouragement and more. For the men, the guest speakers will be Mike Ryan, former NFL head athletic trainer and NFL

You must be present to win any prize at both events. After the luncheon commences, attendees can continue to network and visit vendors & health booths until 2 pm. Early bird tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://redhearrt.ticketbud.com/red-hearrt-s-redbottom-shoes-for-womenr e d - b o w - t i e - f o r- m e n wellne. For more information, contact Cheryl Lindsay at (336) 655-5101 o r redhearrtcl@yahoo.com.

nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By locally partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs) and monitors and supports them in one-toone mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Big Brother Big Sisters Services serves Forsyth and Davie Counties, working with more than 700 children each year. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.bbbsnc.org.


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The Little Theatre announces transition plans The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is moving quickly in response to the recent news that the Arts Council Theatre and offices at 610 Coliseum Drive will be sold, requiring tenants to vacate the building by Aug. 1 of this year. According to Michelle Welborn, president of The Little Theatre’s Board of Directors, a relocation team consisting of board members and community volunteers with theatre and facilities expertise has been working for several weeks to identify and assess potential new homes for The Little Theatre’s offices and operations. Additionally, a new executive director has been hired to help The Little Theatre manage this transition and to help ensure that the organization continues to meet the high-performance standards the community has come to expect. The Little Theatre has called the Arts Council Theatre home since 1957, delivering over 2,000 performances to an estimated 700,000 audience members there. Welborn acknowledged that there is a genuine nostalgia for the Coliseum Drive location among generations of local theatre lovers, as well as the theatre company’s staff and volunteers. UNCSA receives anonymous $3 million gift The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has received an estate gift of $3 million to support merit-based scholarships in the School of Music. The planned gift was made by an anonymous donor as part of an estate plan, and it represents one of the largest single gifts in the history of the School of Music. The donor passed away in late January. The scholarships funded by this gift will be awarded at the discretion of the school’s dean on the basis of academic and artistic success. The School of Music currently enrolls 256 students: 108 undergraduate students, 54 graduate students and 94 high school students. Areas of study include a wide array of instrumental performance programs, voice performance, composition and orchestral conducting. In addition to providing vital scholarship support to UNCSA students, this gift also serves as a leadership gift in UNCSA’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. For more information, visitwww.uncsa.edu.

N.C. Teaching Fellows Program now accepting online applications CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Students interested in pursuing a teaching career in the fields of science, technology, math or special education can now apply online for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina State University, Elon University and Meredith College will serve as hosts for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The program was established to recruit, prepare and support students attending North Carolina's top education programs for preparation as highly effective STEM or special education teachers in the state's public schools. Students participating in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program will receive up to $8,250 per year in forgivable loans if they commit to teach in a STEM or a special education area. The program is specifically designed to attract high-quality teachers to low-performing schools by offering an accelerated loan forgiveness schedule for Teaching Fellows who agree to teach in a low-performing school in North Carolina. For more information about the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program, please visit: https://www.ncteachingfellows.com.

Novant Health implements five-star provider ratings Research shows that 72 percent of internet users have conducted searches for health information within the past year and 56 percent of them consider online reviews of providers to be important when deciding who to trust for their health care. To meet this consumer demand for information, Novant Health is launching online reviews of Novant Health Medical Group physicians based on data collected through patient experience surveys. Five-star ratings are calculated based on patient responses to 10 questions on a survey focused on provider communication. Responses are converted to a five-point rating system and applied consistently to all providers for the 10 measures. Ratings and comments from patients are posted for providers who have at least 30 responses in a 12-month period. Surveys are distributed by Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction organization, to patients who visit a Novant Health provider in an outpatient clinic office. Thus far, 93 percent of Novant Health providers who have been reviewed have rated at 4.5 stars or above for one question that asks about a patient’s likelihood to recommend their provider. Five-star ratings will be posted on NovantHealth.org/doctor as well as on individual Novant Health clinic websites.

Bennett College receives $20,000 Walmart Foundation Grant GREENSBORO – Bennett College has been awarded a 2017 Walmart Foundation mini grant of $20,000. The grant is administered through UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building (ICB), and Bennett is among 12 grant recipients this year to receive funds to assist with reaccreditation efforts. Of the 12 institutions, Bennett College is among six selected by UNCF to use its $20,000 grant toward preparation for its reaffirmation of accreditation, a customary, ten-year process required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting body that governs Bennett College. The remaining six selected institutions will use a $10,000 grant for their five-year interim readiness reviews. The mini grants will provide technical assistance from contentarea experts, which will better prepare Bennett to document its success in educating students to maintain full accreditation upon review completion.

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Today, Feb. 15– Applicants requested Dreams Followed program, an independent community project, launches call for applicants for $1,000 awards for community changemakers and social entrepreneurs. Eight participants will be selected from an in-depth application process. Each finalist will be awarded a six-month distance based group coaching experience to bring their visions into being and a $1,000 award toward their vision that has powerful and positive community impact. Applicants may learn how to apply at http://dreamsfollowed.org/ apply/. Applications are accepted through Feb. 15. The program is open to anyone 18 or older. More information about Dreams Followed is available at www.bit.ly/dreamsfollowed and http://dreamsfollowed.org.

Today, Feb. 15 &19Black History Speaker Series Old Salem will host Black History Month Speaker Series: Nourishing Traditions on today, Feb. 15, and Feb. 19. The events will take place at Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. Admission is free. For more information, call (336) 758-5501. Today, Feb. 15 – Salon Series New Winston Museum Salon series “Foodways to Community” presents Michael Twitty: “From a Haunted Plate” on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center. Following the public presentation will be a reception and book signing furnished by Bookmarks. Come sample heavy hors d’oeuvres inspired by recipes in Michael Twitty’s book, “The Cooking Gene.” For more information about upcoming events please check the website at www.newwinston.org. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information contact us at info@newwinston.org or (336) 724.2842.

Today, Feb. 15 – Energy discussion Kim Porter, community organizer with NC WARN, will explain NC CLEAN PATH 2025, an energy strategy focused on implementing local solar power, battery storage and energy efficiency measures to quickly replace fossil fuel generated electricity and eliminate the pollution and greenhouses gases that are driving climate change. Sponsored by Indivisible Forsyth, this free event will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Green Street Methodist Church, 639 S. Green St. in Winston Salem. All ages are invited. Today, Feb. 15 – February Mixer W-S Urban League Young Professionals will host a February Mixer: Celebration of Black Love on Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held at Patio 9.2.4, 924 Marshall St SW, Winston-Salem. Clips from classic and modern black romance movies will provide prompts for discussion.

Today, Feb. 15 – Gardener Workshop A ‘Vegetable Variety Selection and SeedStarting’ workshop will be held Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. The event will take place at N.C. Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem. The workshop is free. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Spring2 018VegWorkshops, or call (336) 703-2850. Now-Feb. Musical

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Theatre Alliance presents “9 to 5, the Musical” through Feb. 18 at Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd. Ticket prices range from $16-18. For tickets or more information, visit https://m.bpt.me/event/317 8618.

Now-Feb. 18 – Black History Play The Stained Glass Playhouse presents “The Trip to Bountiful” beginning Feb. 2. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+) and teachers, and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://stainedglassplayhouse.org/tickets/ or call Box Office now at (336) 499-1010. The Stained Glass Playhouse Inc. is located at 4401 Indiana Ave., WinstonSalem. Now - Feb. 24 – Plant Sale Forsyth County 4-H is holding its annual plant sale. Pre-orders are being accepted now through Feb. 21. Visit http://go.ncsu.edu/forsythplantsale2018 to place your order via our Google Form or to print a pdf. Orders may also be placed at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center at 1450 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday Friday. All proceeds benefit the Forsyth County 4-H Scholarship program. Feb. 17 – Comedy Stage Play 3M Productions present “Tell Heaven I’m Coming” on Feb. 17, Varick Auditorium at Livingstone College, 701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury,

N.C. The play starts at 4 p.m., doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co m/e/tell-heaven-im-comi n g - t i c k e t s 41586599639?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse.

Feb. 17 – Coffee with a Cop The City of WinstonSalem will be hosting “Coffee with a Cop” on Feb. 19 from 9 -11 a.m. The event will take place at Whole Foods Market, 41 Miller St., and gives a chance for citizens and police officers to develop relationships and discuss concerns in a relaxed setting. For more information, Sgt. Stan Karboski, s k a r b o s k i @ w s p d . o rg ; (336) 403-8193 or Officer William Burge, t b u rg e @ c i t y o f w s . o rg ; (336) 464-5232. Feb. 17 – Brothers Breakfast ACTION4NOW, Inc., NAACP and Kemet University will host the Brothers Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fellowship will be held at 4130 Oak Ridge Drive, Winston Salem. You may donate or volunteer by contacting Brother Yusef at (336) 671-2268 or email at kemetuniversity@gmail.co m.

Feb. 17 – TED event Wake Forest University will host TEDxWakeForestU, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Tickets are free for all students, faculty and staff

with valid ID. Tickets are $15 for the general public.

Feb. 17 – One-woman show As part of Forsyth County Public Library's Black History Month series of programs, the Central Library will present this one-woman show on Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Diane Faison will perform her one-person drama "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" at Central Library, 660 W. 5th St. This performance is free and open to the public. Feb. 20 & 27 – Film festival The a/perture cinema will host a film series is to honor and celebrate the history of black filmmakers, storytellers, actors and creatives during Black History Month. All tickets are $12.50. Tickets may be purchased in advance o n l i n e (aperturecinema.com) or at the box office. All films will be shown at 6 p.m. and followed by a panel discussion The film schedule is as follows: 2/20 – “Putney Swope” 2/27 – “Selma” Feb. 20 – Community meeting Community development officials will hold a community meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, to solicit public input as they continue to work on a consolidated housing and community development plan for the years 2019-2023. The meeting will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit

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Elder Richard Wayne Wood Sunday School Lesson

Faithful Disciple

Lesson Scripture: Acts 9:36-43

By the end of this lesson, we will *Agree on key elements of active faith. *Relate to feelings of loss and faith. *Know that God desires that we serve as faithful disciples, using the abilities He has given us.

Background: The time is between A.D. 35 and the place is Joppa. Joppa brings to mind Jonah and his mission to Nineveh. Jonah went to Joppa instead … in our lesson the Jerusalem church is now prospering and Peter leaves Jerusalem and ends up at Lydda, where he heals Aeneas, who had been paralyzed for eight years. Peter follows the example set by Jesus and merely speaks the miracle into existence. The word spreads. He will do another Jesus-like healing in our lesson … again following Jesus’ example.

Lesson: The introduction of Tabitha a.k.a. Dorcas tells us of her good works in the community for both Jews and Gentiles. She succumbs to illness and dies. Rather than bury her, she is washed as custom requires, and taken to an upper room (verses 36-37). Meanwhile, news of Peter’s miracle work with Aeneas has planted hope in the disciples at Joppa that he may be of help to Tabitha. Message was sent to come without delay (verse 38). Peter arrives and is taken to the upper chamber and is immediately surrounded by witnesses of Tabitha’s good works and the weeping that is customary at the time (verse 39). Seeing Tabitha’s lifeless body, Peter knew that he needed to consult the Master. He clears the room and prays for strength, power and guidance (of course we don’t know the content of his prayer, but our supposition is pretty believable) then he acts … “and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise.” She then arises and takes his hand. Peter listened to God, Tabitha listened to Peter and together they presented another miraculous work and witness that would spread throughout Joppa “… and many believed in the Lord” (verse 4042). Peter didn’t leave right away, but spent time in Joppa hosted by Simon the tanner. Peter is getting to know that God’s Word is not for the Jews only (verse 43). (The MacArthur Study Bible, UMI, UGP, and Standard Lesson Commentary) For Your Consideration: Good works will cause you to stand out. Do you know any outstanding people? Why do you think Peter prayed in private?

Life’s Application: The Standard Lesson Commentary asks a few relevant questions concerning the legacy we may leave: *Are you a workaholic who never has time for others, or are you someone who can always be counted on to stop and help? *Will your memory be of one who loved money the most or who loved people the most? *Are you a self-giving parent, or do you model “me first” to your children? *Most importantly, will you leave a legacy of faith? “So we make it our goal to please him … so that each of us may receive what is due us for things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:9-10

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Now - Feb. 18 Church Anniversary Fresh Fire Worship Center Inc., 1538 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem, will have a weeklong celebration for its 11th Church Anniversary on Feb. 11-18. The guest speakers are as follows: *Thursday Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. - Pastor Waymon Monroe of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, WS *Friday Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. - Bishop Barry Washington of Whole Man Ministries, WS *Sunday Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. - Pastor Dewight Hash Sr. of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, WS

Feb. 17 & 25 Black History celebrations In observance of Black History month, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch St. in WinstonSalem, will continue the tradition of celebrating Black History month. On, Saturday, Feb. 17 the celebration continues with a Soul Food Festival from 2:30-5 p.m.

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Ministers’ Conference responds to A.G. Sessions’ comments By TIMOTHy RAMSEy THE CHRONICLE

Many people are up in arms following the comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the National Sheriff's Association winter conference in Washington on Monday afternoon, Feb. 12. During his speech, Sessions stated, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” There were several aspects of this that makes his comments that much more polarizing. Sessions has a history of racial controversy; the “Anglo-American” phrase did not appear in his prepared remarks, which means they were ad-libbed; and the Trump administration has as well-documented track record of dog-whistle politics. Some are rationalizing his

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions coments by citing the office of sheriff was first established in Anglo-Saxon England before coming to America. To further their point, they say examples of President Barack Obama using the term on several occasions have been brought to light. It could be that Sessions’ comments were just paying homage to the AP

history of the term. Others feel with the current climate of race relations coupled with the past transgressions of the Trump Administration, it seemed somewhat inappropriate. Bishop Todd Fulton of the Ministers’ Conference of WinstonSalem and Vicinity (MCWSV) says he felt those in the faith community needed to speak about the controversy sooner rather than later. “As African-Americans, we have been dealing with code words since slavery,” he said. “This was a coded message, the same message we hear from our president, which is, let’s make America great again.” “The coded message is, when whites owned slaves, America was great, and some have a vested interest in taking us back,” he continued. “We are the game-changers and we See Comments on B6

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Rev. Sir Walter Mack Sr.

The Mack Family continues to preach God’s word Dr. Sir Walter Mack Jr.

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“For those of us who know Him don’t have to say if God is God, because we know Him by the very fact of our dealings, and His dealing with us. We know that He is not an ‘if’ God; He is God.” Those profound and powerful words came from Pastor Sir Walter Mack Sr., intimately known as Daddy Mack. I found Daddy Mack’s powerful sermon on youTube. It’s a nearly 18 minute sermon that will truly bless you. It’s simple and clear message

about faith and our relationship with God. He was a Preacher’s Preacher; his sermons had something very few pastors had back then and today: STAyING POWER. When you left a Daddy Mack sermon, those words would stay in your spirit, such as, “If God be God, then you serve Him.” Sir Walter Mack Sr. was senior pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem for 33 years. He preached the importance of God first, strong communities and strong families. He made tremendous sacrifices for his church. His son Dr. Sir Walter L. Mack Jr. witness that commitment

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The celebration concludes on Feb. 25 with an Afro Centric Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. The community is invited to attend. Please call the church office at (336) 418-2003 for more information.

Feb. 18 Recognitions In celebration of Black History Month, the Human Relations Commission on Feb. 18 the Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees, and Recreation and Parks will recognize the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests, during the 5th annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. In addition, the Police and Fire departments will have recruiters at the church to provide information and answer questions about becoming a firefighter or police officer. The recruiters will be available between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. This event will be held at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, Winston-Salem. The public is

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firsthand. “I remember as a kid, we were on our way to a family vacation prepared to go.” Mack Jr. laughed as he flashed back to that moment. “We were in the car ready to go, and one of my father’s members passed, and we had to unpack the car.” Sir Walter Mack Sr. passed in 1982, but his spirit and message lived through his family, members and friends. “He’s a God that which you can reach out, and He can reach you,” a simple word that has staying power. Dr. Sir Walter Mack Jr. is Bishop,

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Feb. 24-25 Lecture Series Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, will kick off its annual W.E.B. Du Bois lecture series on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Rev. Dr. Melva L. Sampson, an ordained minister, practical theologian and prolific preacher, will speak at 9 a.m. Rev. Sampson will also be the guest preacher for the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Feb. 25. For more information, please contact the church office at (336) 788-7023. Feb. 25 Free Community Screening and Discussion Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (3543 Robinhood Road) will host a community screening and discussion of the film 42 on Sunday, Feb. 25. The film See Rel. Cal. on B6


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are going to change the game with our vote and by not remaining silent.” Bobby Kimbrough, a concerned citizen with a lawenforcement background, says it is a “sad day when the chief law enforcement official makes a comment like that.” He feels absenteeism and silence is how the United States has gotten to this point. “As long as we move in that thought of tradition, we will always be in the same place,” said Kimbrough. “This is not what the dream was about; the dream was about progress and being inclusive. “What is it about this tradition that he wants to preserve is my question,” he continued. Kimbrough says he does not quite understand why Sessions would make that comment and then “walk it back.” He says as an African-American male who has served and protected the people, it was to help everyone, not just for Anglo-Saxons or blacks. He feels it is a “slap in my face” for Sessions to make that comment. “I think it was offensive and it has no place in this day in time of the 21st century,” Kimbrough continued. “We as a country have moved so far beyond that and we are who we are based on our diversity. Anyone that thinks other than total inclusion is outdated.” Fulton thinks that Winston-Salem is a progressive city that can turn what Sessions said into a positive. He feels the people of the city can be the catalyst for more change, and it starts with the church.

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Senior pastor, and Teacher, of the 2,800-member Union Baptist church in Winston-Salem. Mack Jr. is now carrying the legacy of his father’s ministry, but now without reluctance, “My mother was a registered nurse so while my father took care of the spiritual body, she took care of the physical body. My grandfather who was not necessarily a preacher, but he would preach every now and then. And also he would build churches, and I had two uncles that were preachers, so it was always in my genes.” His mother’s side of family has a legacy of ministry as well,

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screening – which is free and open to the public – honors Black History Month and is one way MTUMc is working to intentionally build relationships with all people, inclusive of different races, colors, creeds, national origins, ages, genders, economics and abilities. Additional information about MTUMc is available at  www.mttaborumc.org. 

Feb. 25 Church Anniversary new Hope A.M.e. Zion church of 7000 Shallowford road, lewisville, will be celebrating its 134th church Anniversary on Feb. 25. rev. Dairl l. Scott,Sr., pastor of new Hope, will deliver the 11 a.m. message. The guest speaker at 2:30 p.m., will be rev. Johnny l. ruff and his church family from Goler Metropolitan A.M.e. Zion church of Winston-Salem. Dinner will be served. everyone is invited. rev. Dairl l. Scott Sr. is the pastor. For further contact (336) 945-9083 or (336) 945-5618. March 2 Women’s Fellowship Bishop Marvin cremedy, pastor clara cremedy & Vessels of Honor church Ministry, 3608 ogburn Ave., will host “Don’t Block My Flow” 2018 Women’s Fellowship. The service will be held on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Apostle Gaynell Walters from Holly Hill, South carolina. For more

information and or transportation you may contact, pastor clara cremedy at (336) 624-9351 or email claracremedy@yahoo.com . March 17 Ricky Dillard Concert nationally renowned contemporary gospel singer, songwriter and choir master Dr. ricky Dillard and a choir will perform at Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Gospel explosion at 6 p.m. on March 17 in the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Tickets cost $25 for the general public and $15 for alumni, faculty, staff and military. Tickets may be purchased at eTIX.com and FSU’s Seabrook auditorium at (910) 672-1724.

March 23-24 Community Arts Series Winston-Salem writer, director, educator and emmy Award-winning actor ron Jones will bring his show “The Movement: 50 Years of love and Struggle” to Wentz Memorial United church of christ at 3435 carver School road, Winston Salem, March 23-24 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($12/adults and $6/children 12 and under) can be purchased through Wentz church by calling (336) 722-0430 or online at: h t t p : / / w w w. b r o w n p a pertickets.com/event/3055 581. For more information on Dialogues on Diversity: www.dialoguesondiversity.com Ongoing

Every Wednesday Noon-Day Express Greater new liberty

Bobby Kimbrough, left, and Bishop Todd Fulton of the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity respond to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments.

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“I’m thankful for the legacy of ministry in my family.” But before studying at oxford and Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass communications from elon college, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, ohio, Dr. Mack Jr. ran from his calling, “Believe or not Busta, I did not want to go into ministry, because I had seen up close some things that I didn’t want to take on as a pastor.” I asked him to share a few of things, “The tremendous sacrifice of your time, your family; you’re not your own.” As The Bishop continued speaking, I could envision and even feel his fear, “Whenever you go into public, you Baptist Ministries will host a noon-Day express on every Wednesday from noon-12:45 p.m. Guest speakers from around the city and surrounding area will encourage hearts at midweek. The public is invited to come out and share in this time of worship and praise. A lunch will be offered. The rev. Dr. linda M. Beal is the host pastor. For more information, Tracee Spear at (336) 429-0512 or Deacon Beal at (336) 528-3256. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Food pantry, clothes closet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1-4 p.m., love community Development corporation, at 3980 n. liberty St., will serve those in need of food and clothes. Joblink is also available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those needing assistance with resumes or seeking employment. For more information, call (336) 306-8119. Sundays Free breakfast love Fellowship outreach church, 205 e. 25th St., offers a free community breakfast at 10:30 a.m. before Sunday morning Worship at 11 a.m. Family & Friends Day is every third Sunday, with a free fellowship dinner served immediately following worship. Wednesday night Bible Study is held weekly at 6:30 p.m. Apostle Antonio l. Johnson Sr. is the pastor. Saturdays Join the H.o.p.e. project at Mt olive Baptist church on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. to enjoy free

lunches for kids. parents will receive vegetables. All kids in the east Winston area are welcome. Be a part of a movement making sure that fewer children are hungry in our community. Mt. olive is at 1301 c.e. Gray, Winston-Salem. call (336) 721-1959 for any question or concerns. Also visit hopews.org to learn more about the H.o.p.e project. The pastor is Dr. charles e. Gray.

Tuesdays Men Helping Men Be Men All men young and old are invited to fellowship with calvary Hill church of Greater Deliverance Inc., 4951 Manning St., during Men Helping Men Be Men every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact (336) 744-3012. Sundays and Wednesdays Clothes closet The Ambassador cathedral clothes closet will be open on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Harriet Tubman Drive. Free to the public. For more information, call (336) 725-0901.

Emergency food giveaway christ Kingdom Building Worship center, 3894 northhampton Drive, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of northwest north carolina, provides to the community at large an emergency Food Assistance program on Tuesdays (2 p.m.); Wednesdays (4:30 p.m.); first and third Saturdays (10 a.m. to noon); and second and fourth Saturdays, (8 to 10 a.m.).

belong to the public. It’s almost a thing of putting other people first in all things. And that’s the truth.” In April 1990 he finally had to face the ultimate truth; it was time to accept God’s calling on his life, “I was just happy with the fulfillment and purpose of the calling on my life.” Bishop Mack is a strong proponent of ministry beyond the four walls of the church. His global work began with missions trips to Haiti and Israel, and he has ministered on three continents. check out more of my interview with Dr. Mack Jr. on our YouTube channel, Winstonsalem chronicle. For more info on Union Baptist church, visit their website at: www.unionbaptistwsnc.org. 1st Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays community clothes closet The St. James community clothes closet opens at 9 a.m. until noon the second and fourth Saturday and the first Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon 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 (336) 923-5881 or (410) 245-3306. clothing donations and accessories accepted.

2nd Saturday Food, clothes available Every second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., calvary Hill church of Greater Deliverance Inc. invites anyone who is in need of food and clothes. The food pantry and clothes closet is at 4951 Manning St. Direct all questions to Missionary Tammy orr at (336) 7443012.

4th Tuesday Providing hope through teaching Join calvary Hill church of Greater Deliverance Inc., from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bethesda center, 930 north patterson Ave., where we provide hope through teaching and preaching presented by calvary Hill’s ministerial staff. For more information contact the church at (336) 744-3012.

4th Thursday Worship at WinstonSalem Rescue Mission The evangelism Ministry of pilgrim rest

Missionary Baptist church, 1905 n. Jackson Ave., will worship the 4th Thursday of the month at the Winston-Salem rescue Mission at 7 p.m. pilgrim rest’s pastor is paul W. Hart.

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Winston-Salem Foundation announces January community grants SpecIAl To THe cHronIcle

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 21 community Grants totaling $428,876 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth county. This support is made possible by donors to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds and other flexible funds. Grants were awarded to organizations in January in the following program areas: arts and culture, community and economic development, health, human services, public interest, and recreation. *Associated Artists of Winston-Salem - $9,000 for technology upgrades. *CareNet - $19,232 to provide eye movement desensitization and reprocessing training. *Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte - $29,400 for a translation and interpretation network project director for a third year.

*Crisis Control Ministry - $9,310 to support the poverty Simulation Initiative for a third year *Financial Pathways of the Piedmont - $46,000 to expand the representative payee program *Forsyth County - $25,000 for the Stepping Up process to end recidivism project for a second year *Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County $22,500 for a marketing and volunteer engagement manager for a second year *Hispanic League - $31,716 for a full-time development director for a second year *Hoops4L.Y.F.E. - $500 for a youth basketball program *Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - $2,418 to purchase outcome tracking software for three years *Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - $15,000 to provide funds for neighborhood projects and programs

*Olio - $5,000 to expand the Youth Apprentice program *Sawtooth School for Visual Art - $30,000 for a director of data and information services *Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem $9,800 for a part-time outreach and volunteer coordinator for a third year *Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville - $30,000 for a volunteer service coordinator *Twin City Youth Soccer Association - $30,000 for a director of development *Ujima Community Development Corporation $40,000 to support economic development activities in the city View neighborhood for a third year *Wake Forest University Health Sciences - $29,000 for a dementia education coordinator

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Meet Bennett College’s newest board members

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Under the leadership of Chairwoman Gladys A. Robinson, Bennett College has added four new members to its Board of Trustees (BOT). “We have strengthened our Board with people who have strong ties to the Greensboro community,” said Robinson, deputy minority leader in the N.C. Legislature. “I am confident each of the new Board members will join me, the rest of the Board and our President, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, in raising money and helping to move Bennett College forward. I have appreciated their input and work thus far and look for it to continue.” The new BOT members are Charles E. Coote Jr., Michael Godette, Dr. Prenard R. Mickens, Kimberly Jessup Ripberger. Dawkins said she looks forward to working with the new members and the entire Board, including returning Board member Rick Anicetti, to ensure Bennett continues educating young women of color. “I am fortunate to have the backing of such a strong Board comprised of very talented and well-connected individuals,” Dawkins said. “Together I know we can build upon the legacy that

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solutions in both private and public sectors. Since February 2015, he has worked as director, SAP Consulting and Solutions for VirtusaPolaris Consultants in New York City. From October 2005 to February 2015, he was a senior manager for Deloitte Consulting. Godette earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1993 and a Master of Science in Software Engineering in 1996, both from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He is married to Ivan Godette and they have three a daughter, *Michael Godette is an children, accomplished information Mileah, and two sons, technology and manage- Michael II and Maddex. ment consulting services Dr. Prenard R. leader with over 21 years of professional services expe- Mickens, a Winston-Salem rience. He has sold and native, is an associate clinimanaged multimillion dol- cal professor in the Department of Endodontics lar profesat UNC Chapel Hill School sional of Dentistry and New York service University College of engageDentistry and has a practice ments for in Greensboro. Dr. Mickens clients is a member of the throughAmerican Dental out the Association, American United Godette Association of States and North Europe, in a variety of Endodontists, industries. He has an excel- Carolina Dental Society, Heel Endodontic lent track record of optimiz- Tar Guilford ing client performance Association, through the strategic trans- County Dental Society, formational services, opera- Rockingham County Dental tional improvements and Society, Old North State Society and information technology Dental

Greensboro Medical Society. Dr. Mickens received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from dental school, he did two years of General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York. Before enrolling in dental school, he received a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta. In his spare time, Dr. Mickens enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading and playing soccer and golf. Mickens

instrumental role in guiding I F B ’ s expansion of community services as Johnson such Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse and Community Low Vision Centers. *Tim Nerhood will serve as vice chairman. He is an attorney with Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis in Winston-Salem. Nerhood first joined the IFB Board in 2014. *Karen Carey will serve as secretary. She is a retired attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. She has served on the Board of Directors for 13 years and also volunteers with IFB’s Student Enrichment Experience (SEE) program. *Kathryn Garner will serve as assistant secretary. She has been involved with IFB since 1993 as a Board member and Board Chair. She was instrumental in

establishing TAD’s Room (Training and Development) at IFB’s Winston-Salem campus. *Pat Carver will serve as treasurer. He is the Area Executive for First Citizens Bank and lives in Asheville, N.C. He has been involved with IFB Solutions since 2011 when he joined the Advisory Council for IFB’s Asheville manufacturing facility. *Shirley Shouse will serve as assistant treasurer. She is the owner of Winston Personnel Group in Winston-Salem, and a long-time community volunteer. She has served as a board member, board chair and volunteer for IFB Solutions for more than 25 years. *New members to IFB’s Board of Directors are Erik Cobham of Spartanburg, S.C., Milliken & Company, Military Requirements and Sales Manager; Bob Colucci of Palm Harbor, Florida, Essilor Vision Foundation, chairman;

services for people who are blind or visually impaired. As the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in the United States, IFB operates manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem, N.C., Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark., in addition to more than 40 office supply stores and optical centers across the country. IFB Solutions funds employee training and

graduated Shaw University with a BS in Biology, and earned his Master’s in Social Work from UNC. He is the retired Vice President for Community Investment at the Winston-Salem Foundation, where he oversaw the Scholarship and Grants Departments. He is also the former director of the Downtown Health Plaza, for which he was instrumental in the creation and development. This is Michael’s second term serving on the Goodwill Board.

a member of the board of trustees for the Arts Council of Forsyth County. Anc and his wife Jenny reside in WinstonSalem.

has been established at Bennett College and improve the institution for our current students and future students. I am excited about working with the Board during the 20172018 academic year, my inaugural year as president, and beyond.” Information on the new board members

*Charles E. Coote, Jr., owner and manager of Perry J. Brown Funeral Home, is a longtime Greensboro resident with strong community ties. He began as an apprentice at the funeral home in 2004 and became owner and manager of it in 2006. Coote is a member of several boards a n d organizations, including t h e Coote American Red Cross, the Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina (Central District), the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the Greensboro Men’s Club, the HayesTaylor YMCA (vice chairman), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), the North Carolina Guardsmen and

Providence Baptist Church, where he is a Trustee. He is also a 33rd Degree Masonry of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Coote earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N. C., in 1976 and his Diploma in Funeral Services from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, N.C., in 2007. He is married to Pamela Williams-Coote, and they have two daughters, Ashley Coote Jones and Kyndal Coote.

Kimberly Jessup Ripberger has more than 13 years of audit experience and is a senior manager with Bernard Robinson & Company LLP in Greensboro, where she works in the audit and accounting area. Ripberger works extensively with clients in the nonprofit, affordable housing and governmental industries and has been able to assist them with performance and

review of financial statement audits, compliance audits associated with various federal and state grants and anaRipberger lyzing accounting and internal control systems to identify weaknesses, among other things. Ripberger earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1990 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Accounting from UNC Greensboro in 2003. She is the North Carolina membership chairwoman for the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) and also works on the Education and Formation Ministry Area and serves as a preschool Sunday school teacher at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. She is married to Carl Ripberger and they have two sons, Hunter and Chris.

IFB Solutions names 2017-18 board of Directors SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

IFB Solutions (IFB), a nonprofit organization based in Winston-Salem and the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in the country, announces its 2017-18 Board of Directors and slate of officers. The Board oversees IFB’s three manufacturing locations in WinstonSalem, N.C., Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark., in addition to more than 40 office supply stores and optical centers across the United States. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and slate of officers are:

*Ann Johnston will serve as chairman. She is a former Executive Vice President for Human Resources at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American. Johnston has served as a board member for 13 years, and played an

Goodwill announces new board members SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, based in Winston-Salem, has named five outstanding individuals to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term. The new Board members are: Panissa Caldwell; Michael Clements; Lester Davis; Anc Newman; and Johnny Sigers. *Panissa B. Caldwell graduated Winston-Salem State University with a BS in Nursing, and holds a Master’s degree from Pfeiffer University. Currently Panissa is Director of Clinical Services for Novant Health Medical Group and instructor for Forsyth Tech Community College. Her professional memberships include Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc. and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. In 2017 she was honored with MBA Diversity’s “Top 100 under 50”. Panissa resides in Winston-Salem with her husband, Michael, and their son, Triston. *Michael L. Clements

*Lester Davis is a former Marine and is now employed as a chef with The Twin City Quarter. Lester received his training from Triad Community Kitchen Culinary School, and was recently named Employee of the Year with The Twin City Quarter. Lester resides in WinstonSalem, has two children, and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.

*Anc Newman, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, is Senior Vice President of Aon Risk Services. He also serves as Board Chair of Crosby Scholars, and is

*Johnny Sigers graduated North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, and is currently employed at Samet Corporation. Johnny is an Eagle Scout and volunteers his time as an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scouts of America, Troop 916. Johnny and his wife Michelle reside in Winston-Salem with their two children, Jackson and Madison. About Goodwill Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the local community since 1926. Through the sale of donated items in its stores, Goodwill funds programs that help people find hope, opportunity and jobs. Goodwill is recognized nationally as one of the most efficient charities – channeling 89 percent of revenues to mission and sustainability.

Mark Doughton of Winston-Salem, N.C., retired, Inmar; and Dr. Jane Fernandes of Greensboro, N.C., Guilford College, president. Board terms run from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018, and members serve for three years. About IFB Solutions IFB Solutions is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1936 that provides employment, training and

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Feb. 20 – Competition kickoff The city is holding its Small Business Plan Competition again in 2018 and will kick it off with an information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20 for entrepreneurs interested in participating. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Committee Room of the City Hall Building, 101 N. Main St., Winston-Salem. More information is available at CityofWS.org/business, or call Steven Harrison at (336) 7477474. Feb. 21 – Landscaping workshop N.C. Cooperative Extension will host “Preparing the Home Landscape for Spring,” an adult education class at the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park on Feb. 21 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The event will be held at The Arboretum Office at Tanglewood Park, 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons. The cost is free. Registration required: c o o p - e x t registration@forsyth.cc or (336) 703-2850, no earlier than two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited. Feb. 22 – Neighborhood meeting The East/Northeast Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the 14th St. Recreation Center. This month guests will be Winston Salem City Manager Lee Garrity and East Ward City Council Member Derwin L. Montgomery. Please RSVP by calling (336) 997-2519.

Feb. 22 – Black History event Forsyth Technical Community College is celebrating Black History Month with a special event on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at Forsyth Tech – Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive. The Honorable Denise S. Hartsfield, North Carolina district judge, will present “Honoring a Legacy: Celebrating the Past to Shape the Future.” Feb. 22 – Book discussion Delta Arts Center will have a gathering and discussion of Trevor Noah's “Born a Crime” on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

Feb. 22 – Board of Equalization and Review meeting 2017 Board of Equalization and Review will have its final meeting on Thursday Feb. 22 starting at 3 p.m. in the Board of Equalization and Review room, located on the first floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 North Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Feb. 22 – Coalition meeting The East Ward Safe Coalition welcomes everyone to their next meeting Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at 14th St. Recreation Center and guests will be Winston Salem City Manager Lee Garrity and East Ward City Councilman Derwin L. Montgomery. For more info, contact Marva Reid at (336) 997-2519. Feb. 22 – Building microcomputers The Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center, 1110 7th St., will hold a workshop on building Microcomputers. The workshop will introduce participants to learning how to build a Raspberry Pi Microcomputer and loading the Linux based operating system. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 – March 24 –

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Light installation The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in partnership with the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and Clean Air Carolina will sponsor a multi-story public art light installation in downtown Winston-Salem beginning Thursday, February 22 and ending March 24. The display is free and open to the public. Best viewing is the corner of West 4th Street and Spruce Street any evening from Feb. 22 – March 24 beginning at dusk. Now – Cultural Arts directory Triad Cultural Arts, Inc. is compiling an online Triad Cultural Arts Directory. We would like to promote regional artistic organizations and independent artists, using our website and Coming Eventz e-newsletter. Post your event in our community news section of the Coming Eblast for free. To have a graphic/flier posted there is a fee.

For more information, visit www.triadculture.org or email info@triadculturalarts.org

Now-Mar. 2 – Sawtooth display In celebration of our new Woodcarving studio, Sawtooth is proud to present (Hew) to Form. On display from Jan. 16 through March 2, this collaborative show details the many art forms and expressions of woodcarving. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Sawtooth is located upstairs in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce St. in downtown, WinstonSalem. For more information visit sawtooth.org or call (336) 723-7395. Now-Mar. 30 – Basketball Camp Scholarships EnergyUnited is giving two students an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer,

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thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. Applications are being accepted through March 30 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) 9242139 or donnie.shoaf@energyunited.com. Now-May 11 – Parent Academy Carver High School in partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College will offer Parent Academy and Community Institute classes. The classes will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:45-8:45 p.m. until May 11. Free child care will be provided. For more info, please call (336) 7272987 ext. 33048.

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M/WBE BID NOTICES Walkertown Elementary School Advertisement for Bids ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed bids will be received by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education at Maintenance Department Conference Room 4897 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem up to 3:00 p.m. March 6, 2018 for General Construction Bids (Single Prime) and immediately thereafter publicly opened and read for the furnishing of labor, material and equipment entering into the construction Walkertown Elementary Renovations. Bids will be received for General Construction (Single Prime). All proposals shall be lump sum.

A pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested bidders and vendors on February 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at Walkertown Elementary School 2971 Main Street Walkertown , NC. Project specific questions, bidding procedures, perfered brand alternates, performance specifications and HUB information will be addressed for this project. Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will be open for inspection in the offices of the Architect. Minority participation questions should be directed to the Architect or WS/FCS Maintenance Department.

Community Meeting Come help us set priorities and goals for our community for: • Housing • Community Development • Neighborhood Development • Economic Development Your input will be used to develop strategies for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for 2019 to 2023

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 6:30 - 8 p.m. Hanes Hosiery Community Center 501 Reynolds Blvd., Winston-Salem

Join us for refreshments and discussion. Sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Community Development Department. Questions? Call 336-734-1305 Also, please complete this survey to provide us with input at engagewinstonsalem.com

NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FEBRUARY 22 FOR THE KERNERSVILLE LOOP ROAD BETWEEN PINEY GROVE ROAD AND N.C. 150 (NORTH MAIN STREET) KERNERSVILLE, FORSYTH COUNTY TIP No. U-6003

The N. C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in February regarding the proposed Kernersville Loop Road. A two-lane divided roadway with bicycle and pedestrian accommodations between Piney Grove Road and N.C. 150 (N. Main Street) in Kernersville. The public meeting will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 between 5 and 7 p.m. at Kernersville Wesleyan Church located at 930 N. Main Street in Kernersville.

At the meeting, a map of the proposed alternative will be presented. Project team members, including right-of-way agents, will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and provide feedback. Written comments or questions may be submitted at the meeting or via mail/email by March 9, 2018. Please note no formal presentation will be made. A map of the study area and other information can be viewed as they come available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/

Persons with additional questions may contact Al Blanton, NCDOT Division 9 Project Development Team Lead by email at wablanton@ncdot.gov or NCDOT Consultant Project Manager Mark Reep, PE by phone by calling 919-900-1635 or by email mark.reep@hdrinc.com. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, Environmental Analysis Unit via email at pdwilson1@ncdot.gov or by phone (919) 707-6073 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-4816494 The Chronicle February 8 and 15, 2018

Qualified General Contractors may obtain one DVD of the Bidding Documents at the office of Peterson/Gordon Architects, 3508 Vest Mill Rd., Winston Salem, NC. Bidders shall use complete sets of Bidding Documents in preparing bids; neither the Owner nor Architect assumes responsibility for errors or misinterperetations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bidding Documents. All contractors are hereby notified that they must have proper license as required under the state laws governing their respective trades.

The bidder shall identify, on the bid proposal, minority business participation it will use on the project. Forms are included within the Proposal Form in the bid documents. Failure to complete these forms is grounds for rejection of the bid. (GS143128.2c- Effective 1/1/2002.)

Each proposal shall be accompanied by a cash deposit or a certified check drawn on a bank or trust company, insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, of an amount equal to not less than five percent (5%) of the proposal, or in lieu thereof a bidder may offer a bid bond of five percent (5%) of the bid executed by a surety company licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute the contract in accordance with the bid bond. Said deposit shall be retained by the owner as liquidated damages in event of failure of the successful bidder to execute the contract within ten days after the award or to give satisfactory surety as required by law. A performance bond and a payment bond will be required for one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price.

Payment will be made based on NC General Statute 143.134.1 or ninety percent (90%) of monthly estimates and final payment made upon completion and acceptance of work. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 40 days. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.

Designer: Peterson/Gordon Architects, PA 3508 Vest Mill Rd. Winston-Salem, NC Tel. (336) 760-1411 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education Dr. Beverly Emory Superintendent

The Chronicle February 15, 2018

J. S. Haren Company, General Contractor, would like to receive bids for subcontract work for the Glenn High Pump Station located in Winston Salem NC. M/WBE participation encouraged. Bid deadline is 2-27-18. Contact us at 423-745-5000 or bidding@jsharen.com. The Chronicle February 15, 2018

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Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-129, sealed bid proposals endorsed “Muddy Creek and Archie Elledge WWTPs Phase II Rehabilitation Project” will be received by the City/County Purchasing Department in Room 16 of City Hall Building, 101 N. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, when all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Consideration will be given only to Contractors who submit evidence that they are properly licensed as required by Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes to bid and perform the work described herein as the general contractor and must have proper licenses under the state laws governing their respective trades at the time of bid opening. The City reserves the right to waive any informality in the bidding and to reject any or all proposals. The scope of work at the Muddy Creek WWTP includes, but is not limited to aeration system upgrades, thickening facilities upgrades, and digester improvements. Work at the Archie Elledge WWTP includes, but is not limited to thickening facility upgrades

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in Room 16 of City Hall Building, 101 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101. Attendance at this conference is MANDATORY and the City/County Utility Commission will not entertain bids from Prime Bidders not in attendance at this conference. Plans and Specifications will be available on or after February 14, 2018, by contacting Ashley Tucker, 704-510-5464, TuckerA@bv.com at the issuing office of Black & Veatch International Company, 10715 David Taylor Driver, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC, 28562 upon receipt of a non-refundable payment of $400 for each set of plans and specifications. Individual sheets of plans and specifications will not be sold. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bidding Documents also may be examined at the following locations: 1) City/County Purchasing Department, City Hall Building, 101 North Main Street, Suite 324, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336) 727-2983 2) ConstructConnect, 2825 Edwards Road, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45209, 800-364-2059 x8221 3) Black & Veatch International Company, 10715 David Taylor Driver, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28562

Neither Owner nor Engineer has any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or sufficiency of any Bidding Documents obtained from any source other than the Issuing Office. Obtaining these documents from any source other than the Issuing Office may result in obtaining incomplete and inaccurate information. Obtaining these documents from any source other than the Issuing Office may also result in failure to receive any addenda, corrections, or other revisions to the Bidding Documents that may be issued. Compliance with the City/County Utility Commission's Minority and Women Business Enterprise program is required on this project. Please refer to the Special Instructions to Bidders contained in the Bidding Documents. The City reserves the right to reject all bids or any portion of any bid as they deem necessary for the best interest of the City, to accept any item or group of items unless qualified by the bidder, a n d to acquire additional quantities at prices quoted on the Bid Form. Instructions for submitting bids may be obtained by contacting Jerry Bates, City/County Purchasing Department, Room 324, City Hall Building, 101 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336) 747-6939 or email (preferred): jerryjb@cityofws.org The Chronicle February 15, 2018

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Notice to All Historically underutilized businesses, i.e. minorities, disabled persons and women owned and operated businesses BID Invitation For: “Addition & Renovations to McDowell County Courthouse” Marion, North Carolina

Seeking subcontractors for all divisions of work for the construction of “Addition & Renovations to McDowell County Courthouse” in Marion, NC on February 21, 2018 prior to 2:30 PM bid opening. The project architect is Holland & Hamrick Architects, P.A.. The work consists of demolition, site work, renovation and addition to a municipal facility in Marion, NC. The addition of a 12,000 SF municipal facility; and for the renovation of a municipal facility. 12,000 SF addition of a third courtroom and alterations to the existing building. Drawings and specifications will be made available to all bidders at the following locations: Hickory Construction Company, 1728 9th Ave. NW, Hickory, NC; ; office of the Architecture, Holland & Hamrick; the plan rooms of Associated General Contractors, Reed Construction Data and McGraw-Hill Dodge Company in Charlotte, NC; and CADCopy & Supply, 438 Poole Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040. Contact for Hickory Construction company is Chuck Moss, email address: cmoss@hickory-construction.com; Phone: 828-322-9234. Hickory Construction Company PO Box 1769 1728 9th Ave. NW (28601 Hickory, NC 28603 Phone: (828) 322-9234.

The Chronicle February 15, 2018 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sidewalk Improvements along Miller Street

Sealed bid proposals endorsed “Miller Street Sidewalk Improvements – IF18173” will be received by City/County Purchasing until 2:00 PM, February 22, 2018, when all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in Room 16. The City reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bidding and to reject any or all bid proposals. Contractors must be properly licensed at time of bid as required by Chapter 87 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Bidding documents and instructions for submitting bids may be obtained by contacting Darren Redfield at darrenmr@cityofws.org, 336-747-6936, or in person at City/County Purchasing, City Hall Room 324, 101 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 during normal business hours. All questions must be submitted in writing by 5:00 PM, February 15, 2018. All work will be according to the Plans and Specifications, which are available electronically after January 31, 2018, with hardcopies available for viewing at: City/County Purchasing, City Hall Room 324, 101 North Main Street, WinstonSalem, NC 27101.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Single Prime Base Bids will be received by Davie County Schools, at the Central Davie Education Center in the Board Room, 220 Campbell Road, Mocksville, NC 27028, on March 8th 2018 until 2:00pm at which time Base Bids will be opened and read publicly for the construction of the following Project: New Davie County High School Field House Mocksville, NC

Bidding Documents may be examined after February 12, 2018 in the office of Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA, 530 North Trade Street, Suite 301, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101 (336)-725-1371.

Qualified General Contractors may access electronic copy of the Bidding Documents from the Architects Sharefile website.

The new single story building consists of approximately 5,100 SF. CMU Masonry bearing construction w/ brick veneer. The roof is metal standing seam on wood trusses. Refer to Davie County Schools’ website at www.davie.k12.nc.us for additional information. Mandatory Pre-Bid on February 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm at Davie County High School in the Auditorium, 180 War Eagle Drive, Mocksville, NC 27028. As part of the pre-bid, an open meeting will be held for all interested bidders and vendors to identify preferred brand alternates and their performance standards that the owner will consider for approval on this project. The Chronicle February 15, 2018

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE FORSYTH COUNTY DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 16 J 238 16 J 239

IN THE MATTER OF: ETHAN MOORE DOB: 12-05-14

KAIDEN MOORE DOB: 10-16-13

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

TO: Justin Andrew Moore, father of the juveniles

TAKE NOTICE that Juvenile Petitions 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 juveniles pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111.

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You are required to make a written answer to the Petitions alleging to Terminate Parental Rights within forty (40) days after the date of this notice; and upon your failure to make a defense to the Petition within the 40 day period specified herein or to attend the hearing on the said Petitions, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for terminating your parental rights to the above-referenced juveniles.

Notice to All Historically underutilized businesses, i.e. minorities, disabled persons and women owned and operated businesses BID Invitation For: “Alexander County Office Building” Taylorsville, 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.

This project will construct a new sidewalk along Miller Street from West First Street to Cloverdale Avenue and include pedestrian crossings. This is a state-funded project. All prime bidders and subcontractors must be NCDOT prequalified. Subcontracting goals of 4% MBE and 4% WBE apply. The Chronicle February 15, 2018

Seeking subcontractors for all divisions of work for the construction of “Alexander County Office Building” in Taylorsville, NC on February 21, 2018 prior to 3:00 PM bid opening. The project architect is CBSA Architects, Inc., 226 Second Street, NW, Hickory, NC.. The work consists of construction of a renovated building, associated sitework, and limited modifications to existing site improvements to incorporate new work. Drawings and specifications will be made available to all bidders at the following locations: Hickory Construction Company, 1728 9th Ave. NW, Hickory, NC; and the office of the Architect, CBSA Architect. Contact for Hickory Construction company is Jeff Herman, email address: jherman549@hotmail.com or call at 828-322-9234.

Hickory Construction Company PO Box 1769 1728 9th Ave. NW (28601 Hickory, NC 28603 Phone: (828) 322-9234

The Chronicle February 15, 2018

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 10:00 a.m., on Monday, April 2, 2018 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, 2018 Theresa A. Boucher Attorney for the Forsyth County Department of Social Services 741 Highland Avenue Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 (336) 703-3900

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Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List will be opening on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00am and closing on Friday February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm for any persons interested in applying for the HCV Program. The HCV Program is a tenant based rental assistance program that is administered by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem within Forsyth County. Applications will only be available online. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Applications will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian. The application can be accessed via a link on www.haws.org homepage. For applicants without personal computer access, computers may be accessed at the Forsyth County Public Library, City with Dwellings, the Prosperity Center and Winston-Salem Recreation Centers. You may also use any smart phone or tablet to complete the application. Any resident of public housing wishing to receive HCV assistance must complete an application via the website above. For those that are elderly or disabled that require assistance with completing the application, please call 336-917-6330 and leave a voicemail message. The Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or familial status.

Responsible for plan reviews, issuance of permits, inspections and enforcement under one or more of the following Electrical, Building, Mechanical and/or Plumbing Codes. Provides consultation with contractors and designers to assist them in understanding the State Building Codes. Responsible for enforcement activities that pertain to Town Codes and local zoning ordinances. Code Inspector I holds one North Carolina Level III standard certificate from the Electrical, Building, Mechanical, or Plumbing trades. Code Inspector II holds at least two Level III certificates. Code Inspector III holds Level III certificates in all four trades. MIN QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a valid North Carolina driver's license. Graduation from high school and experience in the building construction industry and enforcement of code standards; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. HIRING RANGE: Starting salary depending on qualifications. Code Inspector I- $40,949 – $51,288 annually (Grade 18) Code Inspector II - $42,995 – $53,852 annually (Grade 19) Code Inspector III- $47,404 – $59,372 annually (Grade 21)

APP DEADLINE: 02/23/18. The Town offers a progressive pay plan as well as competitive benefits. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply online at http://jobs.toknc.com. EEO Employer.

The Chronicle February 15, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Judith Rossi (18 E 001), also known as Judith Rossi Kervin and Judith Rossi Peck, deceased December 4, 2017, 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 27, 2018 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 25th day of January, 2018. Krista Peck Millard Executor for Judith Rossi, deceased 445 Terells Creek Lane Pittsboro, NC 27312

The Chronicle January 25, February 1, 8 and 15, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Wanda Gayle Holmes (17 E 2484) deceased September 22, 2017, 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 3, 2018 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of February, 2018.

Laura Sizemore Darnold Executor for Wanda Gayle Holmes, deceased 460 Tom Everhart Road Winston-Salem, NC, 27107 The Chronicle February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Mary Louise Flowers (17 E 2386), also known as Mary L. Flowers, deceased November 6, 2017, 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 17, 2018 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 15th day of February, 2018.

Troy Flowers Administrator for Mary Louise Flowers, deceased 3611 Maverick St. Winston-Salem, NC, 27106

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The lack of health care is a main concern for many families throughout the nation. For those in Forsyth County who have no insurance or are underinsured, United Heath Centers (UHC) offers health care solutions at a reduced cost. For more convenience UHC has opened a new facility at 2101 Peters Creek Parkway. This new facility will now offer dental services to assist those in the community as well at this new location. UHC also has two other locations on Waughtown Street and Felicity Lane in the city of Winston-Salem. “This was started for the community, by the community in the southeast portion of the city because many saw the need for services that were not there,� said William Dixon, the civic and engagement

William Dixon is the civic and engagement specialist at United Health Centers who is eager to get the word out about the services they offer.

specialist at UHC. “We target anybody, so regardless of their ability to pay, we will see them,� he continued. “We can see patients for as low as $35 on a sliding fee scale, which is based off of your income and family size.� Dixon says they see

many patients without insurance but they also take public insurance such as Medicare and Medicaid along with private insurance as well. One of his job duties is to help inform the community of the services they provide. “I am spending a lot of time trying to reach out to churches and civic organizations and anyone deeply rooted in the community so we can offer some of these services and help to them as well,� he went on to say. The company began as Southside United Health Centers but rebranded about a year ago due to the expansion of the company. According to Dixon, once the dental aspect of the clinic is open, they will focus primarily on primary and preventative dental care. He says as of now they will not include any orthodontics or any major dentistry such as surgeries. He anticipates the dentistry wing will open at the Peters

United Health Centers now has three locations throughout the city of WinstonSalem.

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Creek Parkway location within the next month. Before Dixon was involved with the civic engagement portion of the clinic, he was the outreach enrollment coordinator. He says he spent most of his time in the community who needed the services who may not have had the access. “It makes the world of difference to many people because there have been people come in here and just give me a hug or bring me lunch because their whole adult life they have

never had the chance to get health insurance so for them to come in here and get insurance for little to nothing really changes their world,� said Dixon. In 2016, UHC saw over 8,000 patients between the two locations they had open at the time. Dixon says they have not received the numbers from 2017 but expects it to be well over 10,000. The UHC has full time doctors at all locations but also has a partnership with Wake Forest Baptist where doctors rotate at UHC as

well. He says he wants people to know that they are providing top-notch health care even while also offering reduced rates. “You see the same doctor every time you come in and you don't have to wait weeks or months to get in,� he said. “Like I said it's affordable and it is quality, so that is the good thing about us.� For more information about UHC visit www.uhcenters.org.

Nonprofit meets new crop of mentors

BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Now more than ever, our young boys need a positive influence in their lives to help send them on a path to success in life. The Triad Mentoring Coalition (TMC) connects willing mentors with at risk young men in effort to do just that. They recently introduced their new mentors to their mentees at Ashley Elementary School. For the past two years the TMC has worked in conjunction with Ashley to bring in new mentors from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). The mentors work with the kids for the entire semester. The male students involved are from the fourth and fifth grade of the school. “The program is set up to where we have revolving mentors and we are tied to them for the entire semester at Winston-Salem State,� said Rev. Dr. Lamonte Williams, founder of the TMC. “The goal is for them to come and have an have an impact on the lives of the young men here.� Williams says the partnership with WSSU was born when he connected with Dr. Dawn Tafari. For the past two years the number of mentors has continued to grow. “Each session we give them a template that they are supposed to use as a guide so in their interaction with the young men they are intentional in how they are shaping the conversation,� he continued. “There is also a social aspect where they get to gain the confidence of the mentee so they can connect.� Some of the young men involved in the program tend to get into minor disciplinary incidents at the school. According to Williams, many of them have improved their behavior due to their involvement of their mentors. “During the first semester, we had the program here one of the teachers stopped me in the hallway and asked me not to make

this a 'one shot wonder' because of the transformation one young man has made in her classroom,� Williams said. According to Williams said the chance to see their mentors is used as an incentive for the young men to not misbehave in class. He says over the first few years of the program that incentive has had its desired effect. Williams says his hopes for the program is to set the young men on a correct path heading into their middle school years. He feels the mentors gives the boys the means to be able to control their impulses by not acting out. At the end of the semester, the school will hold a closing ceremony on the campus of WSSU to give the young men a taste of what it feels like to be on a college campus. Williams also thinks this gives them something to aspire towards as they matriculate throughout school. Mentors are not limited to only one semester if they choose. Williams says the TMC has different tiers that allow the mentors to connect with their mentees for an extended period of time. Williams is also hopeful that the program will be expanded to more schools throughout the district because of the positive impact it has had on the behavior of the young men. “What we are hoping is at the end of this year we can have a discussion with the district about possibly having mentors come into other schools to improve the discipline of the young men there,� Williams said. Williams wanted to give a special thank you to Pastor Donald Jenkins, senior pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, for providing transportation for the WSSU students. For more information on the Triad Mentoring Coalition please contact Dr. Williams at revklwms@hotmail.com or visit the website at triadmentors.org.

Winston-Salem State University senior Malaysha Belton gets to know her new mentees at Ashley.

The students from Winston-Salem State University prepare to be matched with their new mentees from Ashley Elementary School.

Photo by Timothy Ramsey

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February 15, 2018  
February 15, 2018  
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