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Reps. Hanes, Conrad back measure on how to deal with law enforcement BY CASH MICHAELS FOR THE CHRONICLE
A bill that, if enacted, would require the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to begin producing driver license handbooks that instruct motorists, especially young drivers, on how to properly and legally conduct themselves while engaging with law enforcement during traffic stops, has
been proposed. It is getting bi-partisan support in the state House by two members of the Forsyth County delegation. Conrad The proposed measure is important, at least one law enforcement official says, because while police, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers are rigorously trained on how to
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act and react during traffic stops, much of the driving public, especially young people, don’t realize that the slightest provocative move could be mistakenly Hanes interpreted as a threat by that officer, and end fatally. It’s one of the reasons many black parents say they have “the talk” with their driving age teenage children on how to
follow the instructions of law enforcement when stopped on the road, the first rule being keep your hands plainly in sight, and don’t move unless the officer either instructs you to, or you advise the officer accordingly. If passed, “at the request of the Department of Public Instruction, the Division shall provide free copies of the handbook to that Department for use in the program of driver education offered at public high schools." While Section 1 of the bill, once signed into law, becomes effective January 1, 2018, the remaining sections become effective beginning with the 2017-2018
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PIPA hosts first Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom
A group of youngsters show off their dance moves during the Kiddie Valentine's Day Prom on Friday, Feb. 10.
BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE
The tumbling mats at Positive Image Preforming Arts (PIPA) were rolled up and the red carpet was rolled out last Friday evening as 100 children attended the organizations first annual Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom. The event held at the PIPA headquarters on North Patterson Avenue was designed to teach young ladies and gentlemen how to dress up, manners, etiquette, and how to socially interact without using a cell phone or iPad. Complete with three separate dance floors for children in preschool, elementary, and middle school, and a live performance from local recording artist Young Reid, the Kiddie Prom had
everything you would expect to see at a traditional high school prom. PIPA owner Courtney Porter said she decided to host the event after coming across a photo of her cousin attending a similar event in 1953 with the local Jack and Jill Chapter. Porter said, “There once was a time where boys and girls would dress up for dances, cotillions, and ball and it was OK. “It wasn’t considered to be grown or inappropriate. These were events that were tailored to teach our boys and girls how to be classy. Unfortunately, there are not many opportunities to get dressed up, but we felt like this was a perfect opportunity to do so.” Although many of the children attend-
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Jemel Williams takes a photo with his daughter Zara during the first Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom held last week.
If you personally knew the N.C. Highway Patrol’s first African-American commander, the late Col. Richard Holden Sr., then you know Col. Glenn McNeill today, that agency’s newest leader. Humble but strong, principled and devoted to service, it is no accident that McNeill asked Holden, one of the first blacks to become a state trooper, to be his mentor many years ago, and learned those basic tenets of manhood, and law enforcement, from him. “I loved that man,” McNeill says. “When he walked into a room, you knew he was in charge. I looked up to him the way he carried himself, the way he loved his family, and how McNeill active he was in the community. To sit in an office that he once occupied … I’m humbled by this experience and having this opportunity, but I just don’t think I’m worthy.” “If I end up being half the colonel that he was,” McNeill continued, “I will consider that to be a blessed tenure.” As of last Friday when he was sworn-in as the new commander of the 1,600 troopers of the State Highway Patrol (SHP), Col. Glenn McNeill now has that chance. In an exclusive interview. Col. McNeill pledged to lead a patrol that looks like the citizenry it’s sworn to protect and serve. “One of the things that will be a priority in my administration is our retention, and our recruitment of more females and minorities, with the ultimate goal of the Highway Patrol working toward representing and looking like the population in our state,” McNeill said.
Thought Force releases recomendations to reduce poverty BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE
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The Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force presented its recommendations to reduce local poverty on Monday, Feb. 13. “This is the beginning, but hopefully, maybe five years or six years from now, we can look back and say this is the day we started making a change here in Winston-Salem and Forsyth
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County,” said Mayor Allen Joines, during the event at City Hall. Joines announced the creation of the Thought Force in October 2015 to find ideas to decrease the city’s poverty rate, which was 23 percent in 2015. The 22-member committee is chaired by Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh and is made of community leaders. This includes City Council Member Derwin Montgomery, who heads the
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Bethesda Center for the Homeless, who said poverty was a great “moral challenge” for the city and county. Kersh said the group spent more time talking to those in the community than meeting with themselves. It held five World Cafe meetings to solicit ideas from the public, which the committee narrowed down. A sixth cafe was held to get
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(Left) A group of young ladies take a moment to pose for a photo during the Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom hosted by Positive Image Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 10. (Below) Vince Wilkins and his daughter Samantha take a moment to enjoy a snack during the Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom on Friday, Feb. 10.
(Left) A group of gentlemen take a break from the dance floor to take a picture during the Kiddie Valentine’s Day Prom.
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ing the prom were PIPA members, by partnering with five local schools, and with the help of a committee of seven volunteers, 30 tickets were donated to non-PIPA members. According to Porter, they were also able to provide dresses for every girl who needed one. Porter said it feels good to give back to the community that helped her become the woman she is today. She said growing up she always knew she wanted to do something impactful. “The value of kindness is priceless. You can give
back those types of things that don’t cost money but mean the world to someone else,” said Porter. “That’s why I feel it’s important to use the things I have to bless other people.” While taking a break from the dance floor to enjoy a quick snack with his daughter Samantha, Vince Wilkins said the kiddie prom was great idea.
“I think events like this builds confidence and shows the kids they can be and do anything they want to be,” said Wilkins. “It’s great that the children get to see each other dressed up. It is always them to see each other in a positive light. We definitely need more events like this one.”
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Seminar looks at credit and applying for a mortgage T H E C H R ON I C LE
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What’s the difference between good and bad credit? How do I increase my credit score? How does my credit score impact my mortgage payments? Those were some of the questions raised last Saturday during Part Two of the homeownership seminar hosted by the Winston-Salem Urban League and the WinstonSalem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. As part of the National Homeowners Initiative, the two organizations partnered with the Center for Homeownership to host a three-part series of homebuyer seminars. While Part One focused on connecting potential homebuyers with down payment assistance in the area, Part Two focused on building credit and mortgage payments. Phyllis CaldwellGeorge, director of the Center for Homeownership, began the seminar at the Enterprise Center by discussing the Fair Credit Reporting Act , how to obtain a free credit report, the advantages and disadvantages of using credit, and ways to build credit. She mentioned some ways you can build credit is by demonstrating a good payment history, opening and maintain a checking account, and by opening a savings account and making regular deposits. When it comes to getting a loan to buy your dream home, CaldwellGeorge mentioned one of the main things lenders look at concerning your credit is your checking and savings accounts. She also mentioned that banks sometimes use non-traditional credit when seeing if you qualify for a housing loan. Things that fall in the category as nontraditional credit include rent payments, telephone bills, and other monthly expenses. “Sometimes there are mortgage products that look at a combination of your regular credit and non-traditional credit so you may also demonstrate you have a good credit history by paying your monthly bills on time.” Following the crash course on credit, Wells Fargo mortgage consultant Boris Elder took center stage. During his presenta-
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tion, Elder talked about what you should expect when you walk into his office. As he stood before the 50 future homeowners in attendance, Elder said before you even think about reaching out to a bank it is important that you already have a plan. “You have to show me that you’re serious,” continued Elder. “Create a plan because you have a goal, you want to reach that goal. When you’re sitting across from me in my office, I want to know that you are prepared.” Another important factor when buying a home is maintaining a workable debt-to-income ratio. Your debt-to-income ratio compares how much you owe each month to how much
Director of the Center for Homeownership, Phyllis Caldwell-George, talks about ways to build credit during Part Two of the homeownership seminar.
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you earn. According to Elder, a comfortable debtto-income ratio is 36 percent. “That includes your new mortgage payment, a car loan, credits cards, loan payments and all those other items that show up on your credit report,” he said. “Whatever the minimum payment is what we count as debt versus your gross monthly income before taxes.” Even if you earn regular bonuses most banks only use your gross monthly income because extra funds from a bonuses or overtime pay can stop at any time. To wrap up Part Two of the seminar, licensed real estate broker DaRhonda Morgan gave a brief presentation on S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation and the affordable homes available in Ridgewood Place, which is in the southeast portion of the city. While a date has not yet been set for Part Three of the homeownership seminar, according to event coordinators, the seminar will focus on home maintenance. For more information contact the Winston-Salem Urban League at 336-7255614.
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City considering rise in TransAid rate BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE
The consideration to raise the TransAid rate cleared a preliminary vote during a public works committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb 13. TransAid gives ondemand rides to qualified handicap riders. The measure would start the public comment process for raising TransAid rates from 50 cent to $1 and eliminating the exemption that lets most riders use it for free. This was among several suggestions staff had in order to make up the Winston-Salem Transit Authority’s projected $1.8 million budget deficit for next fiscal year. The measure passed 31, with City Council Member James Taylor voting against it, citing rider dissatisfaction with bus route changes as this reason. “In good conscious, I am unable to move forward until we make adjustments to those fixed routes,” said Taylor If the same measure is approved by the finance committee next month, it’ll take months to inform the public of the comment
period and hold a series of public hearings to get feedback from riders before it could be approved by City Council. Even raised to $1, Winston-Salem’s TransAid rate would remain lower than other cities of its size in the state. Assistant City Manager Greg Turner said WSTA is also working to alter the new bus routes in response
to rider complaints. Those changes include having a bus once again go by Skyline Village, which had lost direct service with the new routes. He said the route that serves the Downtown Health Plaza and the Department of Social Services had been revised to no longer travel there on the weekends when both those places are closed. Bus stops are also being moved. He said meetings are being held with businesses and other organizations with complaints to discuss what changes they need in the routes.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH Events Work of Anna Julia Cooper lives on at W-F University
Feb. 16 Wake Forest University Wake Forest University will feature the national co-chairs of the recent Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as the keynote event for the University’s Black History Month activities. The moderated discussion, “Reckoning & Resistance,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.
Feb. 17 Carver School Road Branch Library On Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carver School Road Branch Library, 4915 Lansing Drive, beside the Mazie Woodruff Center, will hold a panel discussion on “Education Then vs. Education Now.” The moderator will be Dr. Antwain Tate Goode, Ph.D., president/owner of Tate Consulting. For more information, call 336-703-2910. For more information please call 336-703-2910
Feb. 17, 18, 19 The Stained Glass Playhouse The Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem at Marvin United Methodist Church, presents “Talking Bones.” All of the cast members are African-American actors. Performances are on Friday and Saturday, 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. and 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for senior citizens (60+)/teachers, and $11 for students. To get tickets and make reservations, call 336-499-1010 or visit stainedglassplayhouse.org. Feb. 19 Winston Salem Police and Fire departments On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Winston-Salem 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 fourth annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration at 3 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, WinstonSalem. The public is invited. For more information call CityLink 311. Feb. 20 Malloy Jordan East Winston Heritage Center The Children’s Outreach staff of the Malloy Jordan East Winston Heritage Center, 1110 E Seventh St., will hold the 28th National African American Read-In Day on Monday, Feb. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. . The event celebrates Black History Month. Anyone can participate by selecting his or her favorite story or poem written by an African-American author to read aloud. For more information, call 336-703-2950.
Feb. 20 & 27 Carl H. Russell Community Center The Carl Russell Sr. Community Center, 3521 Carver School Road, presents Brother Imhotep’s Black History Video Lecture Series and Discussions 2017 on Feb. 20 and 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., each night. This is a very special Black History presentation viewed in the eye of Imhotep, or “Yusef Suggs,” a graduate of WSSU. For more information, contact Ben Piggott at 336-727-2580 or Brother Imhotep at 336-671-2268. Feb. 21 2017 Anna Julia Cooper Center Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris will deliver the 2017 Anna Julia Cooper lecture at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.
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Melissa Harris-Perry, who was named executive director of Wake Forest University's Pro Humanitate Institute in 2015, is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center there. Before coming to Wake Forest, Harris-Perry taught at Tulane University, where she founded the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. The Anna Julia Cooper Center is part of the Pro Humanitate Institute. The center is continuing the tenor of work Cooper, a native of North Carolina, was known for. Also, in 2009, the United States Postal Service dedicated a stamp in her honor. A private middle school was named in her honor in the same year. Anna Julia Cooper was an African-American author, scholar, educator and speaker. She was born on Aug. 10, 1858, in Raleigh, N.C., to her enslaved mother, Hannah Stanley Haywood, and her white slave owner. Cooper would go on to be the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree and saw the status of black women as central to the progress of the nation. Since she was born into enslavement, Cooper worked as a domestic servant in the Haywood home. She had two older brothers, Andrew J. Haywood and Rufus Haywood. When she was 9 years old, she
received a scholarship to attend the newly opened St. Augustine's Normal School and Collegiate Institute in
Raleigh. Cooper would study at St. Augustine's for 14 years, distinguishing herself as a bright and ambitious student. Even though the school had a special track for women, Cooper fought for the right to take courses reserved for men. Cooper was able to demonstrate her scholastic ability to the point where she began to tutor younger students. At the time, St. Augustine's focus was training young men for the ministry and preparing them for additional training at four- year institutions because the school was founded by the local Episcopal diocese. While there she would meet and marry George A. C. Cooper. They were married for two years before he passed away at an early age. After completing her studies at St. Augustine's,
she remained at the school as an instructor. Following her husband’s death, Cooper entered Oberlin
College, following the course of study for men once again and rejecting the inferior “ladies course.” She received her B.A. from Oberlin in 1884 and returned for her M.A. in Mathematics, which she received in 1887. Following her graduation from Oberlin, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she was recruited to work at Washington Colored High School, also called M Street School, the only allblack school in D.C. at the time. During her time there, she completed her first book, “A Voice from the South: By a Woman from the South,” published in 1892. Her book is widely regarded as one of the first articulations of Black feminism. In “A Voice from the South,” she dissects the way black women are affected by living at the intersection of oppressions
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Founders’ Day comes every year for the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Inc. in Winston-Salem. But not every year does the chapter have the chance to fete the international president of the organization: Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson. The chapter held a reception for Wilson on Friday, Feb. 10, then the next day celebrated the accomplishments of the local chapter at the Founders’ Day Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Grand Pavilion, in downtown Winston-Salem. Wilson Wilson was the guest speaker. She told The Chronicle that she was in town to spend time with the chapter, which is one of the oldest AKA chapters in the nation, and honor the fifth international president, who came from the chapter: Barbara K. Phillips, who has since died. Barbara K. Phillips was the international president from 1978 to 1982. Wilson said she spoke about the mission of the organization at the luncheon. “Our mission is about providing service to our community,” Wilson said. Some of the service to the community includes a mentoring program for high school students called Ascend and programs that center on the family, education and health. Kenyetta Richmond is the president of the local Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek–letter organization established by AfricanAmerican college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 265,000 members in about 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Africa. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.”
and explains their status and progress as a definitive marker of the status and progress of the nation. She also emphasizes the need to privilege black women’s voices, criticizing white scholars who wrote about and acted as authorities on the lives of black men and women despite their ignorance on the subject. Cooper's high achievements garnered much contempt from her white colleagues. She was actually dismissed from M Street School in 1906 amid a controversy surrounding her character and behavior. Because of her exemplary reputation, she was rehired in 1910 as a teacher by the new superintendent. In 1914, at the age of 56, Cooper began courses for her doctoral degree at Columbia University, but was forced to interrupt her studies in 1915 when she adopted the five children of her late half-brother upon their mother's death. She was able to transfer her credits to the University of Paris-Sorbonne and in 1924 she earned her Ph.D, becoming only the fourth black woman to do so in the United States. Cooper retired from the M Street School in 1930. She went on to become president of at Frelinghuysen University, a school founded to provide classes for D.C. residents lacking access to higher education. She worked there until 1954 when she retired at the age of 95. On Feb. 27, 1964, Cooper died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 105. Material from the Internet used in this short biography.
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City unwilling to be a ‘Sanctuary’ but considers declaring itself a ‘Welcoming City’ T H E C H R ON I C LE
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City Council members were unwilling to declare Winston-Salem a sanctuary city, but may instead pass a resolution declaring its commitment against discrimination. Winston-Salem Sanctuary City Coalition, which includes groups like the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity and El Cambio, presented a petition to the City Council last month. It asked the city to ensure the civil liberties of all residents and to “not actively participate in carrying out the dictates of federal immigration law to the extent that it runs counter to constitutional and international human rights.” During a meeting on Tues., Feb. 14, City Attorney Angela Carmon said this would run afoul of state law that prohibits
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school year. House Bill 21, also known as “Driver Instruction/Law Enforcement Stops,” is cosponsored by Forsyth members Ed Hanes Jr. (DDist. 72) and Debra Conrad (R-Dist. 74), among others. It was filed Jan. 25, passed first reading on Jan. 30, and referred to the House Committee on Transportation that same day. “With all the recent media stories about interactions between citizens and police, I agreed with the bill sponsors that basic guidance on how to react to traffic stops for speeding or for any reason deemed nec-
sanctuary cities – which don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement – and a recent executive order by President Donald Trump against sanctuary cities. The General Assembly is considering legislation withholding sales tax money from such cities and the Trump administration is looking into ways to deny them federal funds. City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams said the country is in a bad place when comes to attitudes and actions towards immigrants, but becoming a sanctuary could cost the city millions. “We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to protect our city as a whole,” said Adams. Council Member Dan Besse proposed a resolution declaring WinstonSalem a “Welcoming City.” It says the city “takes pride in serving and
essary by a law enforcement officer would be helpful to mitigate the escalation of the situation,” Rep. Conrad told The Chronicle. “It should enhance safety for all involved and be a reassurance to officers that citizens are better prepared to co-operate in providing information or following instructions during such encounters with law enforcement officers just trying to do their job.” HB 21 needs to be passed in committee, and then heard and voted on by the full House and Senate process, before it can be sent to Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature to become law. Among other requirements, the bill states, “ The driver education curricu-
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Reggie Reid speaks against Winston-Salem becoming a sanctuary city at Tuesday’s general government committee meeting. protecting all our citizens, and welcoming environother residents, guests, and ment for immigrants, visitors” and “opposes any refugees and other newmeasures which target pop- comers.” The resolution ulations within our diverse will be discussed next community for legal scruti- month in the general govny or other challenges.” It ernment committee. also directs the Human During the meeting, Relations Department and many said they agreed with Commission to study and City Council Member provide recommendations Robert Clark’s suggestion “to reinforce our commit- to “do nothing” on the ment to providing a safe sanctuary petition, citing Photos by Todd Luck
lum shall include … instruction on law enforcement procedures for traffic stops. This is developed in consultation with the State Highway Patrol, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, and the North Carolina Association of the Chiefs of Police. The instruction shall provide a description of the actions that a motorist should take during a traffic stop, including appropriate interactions with law enforcement officers.” From the law enforcement point of view, the proposed law could be a needed asset toward helping the public understand the constant stress officers are under every time they make a traffic stop. “I do think it’s a great
idea to educate the public about what’s going through an officer’s mind,” Col. Glenn McNeill, new commander of the State Highway Patrol (SHP), told The Chronicle. Just prior to being appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper, McNeill was head of training for the SHP, has read the bill, and supports it. Col. McNeill said when officers stop a motorist, “We don’t know whether they’re a law abiding citizen or not. We’re trained to treat every stop as if it’s our last.” “When someone reaches for something, because they’re nervous as a result of being stopped, … we don’t know that that’s why they’re nervous. Are they nervous because they’ve
Dan Besse reads his “Welcoming City” resolution as Denise “D.D.” Adams looks on during a general government committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14. that there are laws against doing it and that it might result in the city losing funds. Some also had concerns about gangs, crime, ISIS terrorists and any undocumented person entering the country. “If you don’t have borders, you don’t have a country,” said Reggie Reid. Supporters of the petition dismissed this as
just committed a crime? Our troopers are placed in harm’s way day after day regarding all of the dangerous traffic stops that they conduct, and we don’t know who we’re stopping. So any opportunity our troopers have to educate the public is a good thing regarding how they should interact,” McNeil said. Health care professional Larnettra Richardson of Winston-Salem agrees that the instruction is needed. “Yes, unfortunately I think it's probably going to be necessary for everyone, especially people of color,” Richardson told The Chronicle. “It probably should include steps like slowing down, maybe even turning on flashers, remaining in the car, sitting
unfounded fear and urged the City Council to take action. After the meeting, several said they were encouraged by Besse’s resolution and called it a step in the right direction. “The wording he used was on point and, yeah, we need to protect our communities and oppose all forms of discrimination,” said Danny Timpona.
upward with hands on steering wheel at "10 and 2" to keep hands in sight. Sad that it has come to this.” However, Mutter D. Evans, community activist, consultant and former local broadcast owner, added this cautionary. “Generally speaking, any attempt to educate is a plus; however, because these guidelines are included in the handbook does not mean they will be read, retained and regularly reviewed. In order for it to be productive, I feel it should be included in driver's ed instruction classes and at least one question should reflect this on the written exam,” she said.
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Trump’s tirade against judges undermines democracy GUEST EDITORIAL
Donald Trump's tendency to question the legitimacy of the judicial branch has gone beyond inappropriate and is now a threat to American judicial independence. It's OK for a president to disagree with a decision by a federal judge. It's a time-honored tradition that was on display not too long ago when President Obama questioned the Citizens United ruling during a State of the Union address as most members of the Supreme Court watched. Tension between the executive and judicial branches should be expected in a healthy representative democracy. But a sitting president referring to a federal judge as a ``so-called judge'' because he ruled against the Trump administration's immigration executive order rips at the heart of the system established by our founders. That was the tamest thing our new president said, or tweeted, on the subject. He took fear-mongering to new heights by claiming that ``many bad and dangerous people maybe pouring into our country'' because Judge James L. Robart put his travel ban on hold, as though Trump is unaware of the exhaustive vetting of refugees that had been going on long before his executive order. An American has never been killed on U.S. soil in a terrorist attack by a refugee from one of the seven nations Trump targeted. So his executive order is misguided and has caused unnecessary pain for legitimate green-card holders, children and other travelers. Beyond that, Trump attacked the heart of our democracy by suggesting that a judge had no right to rule against his administration – this after another case in which he declared that Judge Gonzalo Curiel couldn't be impartial because he was Hispanic. In neither instance was it simply a case of hyper-partisan politics, given that one of the judges is a respected conservative jurist appointed by George W. Bush and the other known for having stood up to some of the country's most dangerous drug cartels. Robart was confirmed to his post in a 99-0 Senate vote. He and Curiel are the kinds of judges a self-proclaimed law and order president like Trump should love. Instead, because they didn't simply do his bidding, he tried to delegitimize them. Trump tweeted, ``If something happens blame him and court system.'' And: ``What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban.'' It means our country still has sufficient checks and balances in place as a buffer against a man who acts as if he is the star of a reality TV show in which he can dictate all the action instead of president of the most influential nation in the free world. Trump, the candidate, made tens of millions of American hearts flutter with his penchant to speak from the hip in ways previous candidates dared not do. It's one of the reasons he won in November – even after that blunt speech caused the Republican Speaker of the House to slam Trump for ``textbook racism'' when Trump claimed Judge Curiel's ethnicity was a disqualifying characteristic. But as president, Trump must be better. He has the right to criticize any judge he likes. He shouldn't undermine our democracy while doing so. The Charlotte Observer
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People, policy and profits ... We the people, in order to form a more perfect union … will have ideas debated in the public square to arrive at public policies that benefit the general welfare … do ordain and establish this U.S. Constitution for profit? What? Was that the original intent of the framers of our Constitution? Has the concept of government of, for and by the people been substituted for profits? Where is the public debate on the intent of Presidents Washington, Adams and Jefferson in forming and fighting for a government that recognized the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; has it been substituted for profits? Were profits the motive of the English crown which taxed those early colonists to the extreme point which eventually compelled them to declare war for their independence from a tyrranical system of government? Do we now have profits, policy and then people as the new order of our democracy? We hold these truths to be self evident that ... all people are born with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Fleming El-Amin Winston-Salem
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100 Black Men of America Inc. stands with the millions of United States citizens and people around the world who oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” She serves as an icon of freedom and has been a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad since 1886. Every “American,” except for the indigenous peoples native to North America, came to these shores from a foreign land. Many came of their own volition, while others were forced to leave their native lands because of slavery, war or persecution. These ideas are the foundation on which the United States of America was built. A ban on immigration runs counter to the words of Lady Liberty and all America represents. To ban those entering our borders because of the religion they practice or the country in which they were born will only serve to separate families and further divide our nation. Therefore, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. calls on each elected official to stand up and publicly denounce this ban on immigration and work together to develop meaningful, effective and nondiscriminatory immigration reform. Brian L. Pauling National President and CEO 100 Black Men of America Inc. Atlanta, Georgia
U.S. resolution recognizes the significance of Greensboro Four To the Editor:
As a former Greensboro representative and alumna of N.C. A&T University, I am pleased to reintroduce the Greensboro Four Resolution to recognize the contributions of these four students to the national Civil Rights Movement. During Black History Month, we remember the many people who have come before us to break glass ceilings and fight for equal rights for all. These student’s peaceful actions sparked a national movement that lead to more than 700,000 people participating in sit-ins nationwide. I thank my colleague, Ted Budd, and the other members of the N.C. Delegation for coming together to honor this vital chapter in our national history. U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) Washington, D.C.
56 years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sparked a movement across North Carolina that moved our state and country toward a better future. The Greensboro Four sit in served as a catalyst for the mobilization of college students in the Civil Rights Movement. This resolution will encourage all states to include in their year-round educational curriculum the history and contributions of the Greensboro Four in North Carolina, and the country as a whole. I am honored to introduce a resolution with Alma Adams that recognizes the significance this historic moment had on North Carolina’s history. U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) Washington, D.C.
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‘White privilege’ makes some uncomfortable James Haught
Years ago, I visited our state’s [West Virginia] former black mental hospital and fell into conversation with a witty, friendly, black psychiatrist. He taunted me: “You’re a racist, you know.” “No, no, no,” I protested
– but he continued: “Just look at yourself. You were born white, male and smart. You could go out into the world and take whatever you could get – and you never stopped to think that I couldn’t do it.” I was speechless. Finally, I answered: “Damn! You nailed me precisely.” Until that moment, I never saw clearly that society stacked the deck in my favor, giving me benefits not available to minorities. It was sobering. Later, I learned that sociologists call my advantage “white privilege.” Currently, the wealthy white community of Westport, Conn. (average family income $150,000), is in an uproar because a human rights group and the public library invit-
ed high school students to write essays on the topic: “In 1,000 words or less, describe how you understand the term ‘white privilege.’” To the surprise of sponsors, a backlash arose. Some white parents felt insulted and claimed that the essay contest was designed to make their teens ashamed of their benefits. National news coverage followed. The chairman of the Westport human rights group, a retired black IBM vice president, replied: “There’s a lot more controversy around it than many of us expected. … All of a sudden, we’re race-baiting or trying to get people to feel guilty. That’s not what it’s all about.” Actually, the topic isn’t simple. There are many other sorts of privilege beyond race. People born with high I.Q. have advantage over those born with less. Americans with normal weight and appealing features get better acceptance than those who are heavy or homely. People with affluent parents who sent them to good universities have a leg up over youths from blue-collar families who couldn’t afford college – or graduate with crushing student loan debt (which is much worse for black graduates). Foreign-looking people with odd names – especial-
ly Hispanics – don’t get the same breaks as standard white Americans. Despite years of female progress, males still hold advantage. Despite progress, gays still are less accepted than “straights.” I was born in the 1930s in a little West Virginia farm town with no electricity or paved streets. But even there, I was privileged. My father was the town postmaster and my mother a teacher -- which put us in the white-collar elite, compared to sweaty farmhands. It gave me confidence and self-worth that never left me. Last year’s “Black Lives Matter” crusade spotlighted racial privilege. At one protest, a white woman held a sign saying, “They don’t shoot white women like me.” That’s another white privilege. Here’s the bottom line: Whites needn’t feel ashamed of their privilege – but they should work hard to ensure that everyone in every ethnic group gets the same benefits. James Haught, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is editor emeritus of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette-Mail.
National Black Caucus of State Legislators calls for debt collection reform Charlene Crowell
When many consumers think of billion-dollar industries, banks and Wall Street often come to mind. Yet there is another industry in the same lucrative league that affects over 70 million consumers each year: debt collection. In recent years, debt collection has consistently topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state Attorneys General. Further and according to the CFPB, more than 25 federal debt collection cases have been filed for deceiving and abusing consumers. Collectively, the cases have brought more than $300 million in restitution and another $100 million in civil penalties have resulted from these filings. As state legislatures convene across the country for 2017 sessions, it appears that the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) has taken note of the harms that are caused by illegal debt collection practices. An NBCSL resolution calling for an end to abusive debt
collection practices was ratified during the group’s annual December meeting. Sponsored by North Carolina’s Senator Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., the resolution notes that “the overwhelming majority of people who are in debt and being pursued by debt collectors are not in debt by choice; but due to circumstances such as unexpected job loss, divorce or other marital problems, and serious illness.” Many Black neighborhoods are more likely to have residents with debts in collection. The resolution further states that our neighborhoods also have double the number of debt judgments compared to White areas – regardless of income levels. “Unfair, abusive, and deceptive debt collection practices are hurting consumers and as a result, court judgments are entered against people for debts they do not legally owe”, said McKissick. “The NBCSL resolution affirms the need for strong consumer protections at the state and federal level. This is critically important as abusive debt collection practices frequently target not only African-American communities, but seniors and military families as well.” In calling for state legislatures to adopt initiatives requiring more detailed and accurate information and documentation in debt collection actions, the resolu-
agree – a call for continued and coordinated support from both states and federal regulators is needed before consumers can find financial relief. “States should continue to strengthen the rules and laws for debt collection to better protect consumers,” said Lisa Stifler, deputy director of State Policy with the Center for Responsible Lending. “Too often we’ve seen debt collectors file lawsuits in state courts against the wrong person or for a debt not owed. State legislatures and courts must stop this abusive financial practice by holding debt collectors accountable for initiating unwarranted legal actions.”
“States should continue to strengthen the rules and laws for debt collection to better protect consumers.” tion also notes and supports CFPB’s efforts to promulgate a federal rule to
address debt collection abuses. Consumer advocates
The need for reforms is supported by a recentlyreleased CFPB report on consumer experiences with debt collection. The report, based on a survey, explored a range of issues such as frequency of contact, lawsuits, and the accuracy or inaccuracy of claims. Prominent among survey findings: *About 75 percent of consumers sued do not go to the court hearing, which generally makes them responsible for the debt;
*53 percent of consumers reported receiving collection attempts that were incorrect because the debt was not theirs, was the wrong amount, or was owed by a family member;
*More than 40 percent of non-White consumers reported being contacted about a debt in collection, while only 29 percent of White consumers reported having the same experience.
“Some debt collectors care only about squeezing as much as they can from the names on their lists,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The typical collector is paid on commission and may have only a passing relationship with the debtor. Some make the calculation that their chances of being called to account later are remote. But the urgent impetus to secure immediate payment is ever present.” "The Bureau's survey demonstrates the urgent need for a strong federal rule on debt collection," said Melissa Stegman, a CRL Senior Policy Counsel. “We commend the CFPB for exploring this important topic in depth and look forward to the Bureau proposing a strong rule that frees consumers from abusive debt collection practices.”
Charlene Crowell is the communications deputy director with the Center for Responsible Lending; she is based in Durham. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swimming in the deep end of black and white This past week I had lunch with my friend and Lory B. colleague, the Rev. Donald Huffman Jenkins. He’s black. I’m white. We both serve United Methodist Churches – he the Guest largest black Methodist Columnist Church and I the largest white Methodist Church in the area. A few months ago we went to breakfast on my side of town – pretty much all white folks running and eating in the restaurant. Monday, we went to lunch on his side of town, pretty much black folks running and eating in the restaurant. We talked about our work – what brought us the greatest joy and what were the greatest challenges. And it was wonderful to recognize what was so similar within us both. We both admitted that we could not imagine waking up and doing anything else but pastoring our churches for a living. We both admitted that it was extremely difficult work trying to help our people go deeper in their discipleship of Jesus. How we longed for our people to have a more significant relationship with God and how easy it was for our church folks to remain on the surface, to stay in the shallow end. We talked about some strategies we were trying to help our folks start swimming in the deep
end. Then we talked about a recent experience we both had in a program called Leadership Winston-Salem. He had been part of the leadership team that planed what was called “Community Day,” in which we were to address issues around race and poverty here in Winston-Salem. I had had such high expectations that we would get to go swimming in the deep end of real dialogue about race relations in this community, since our group of 50+ is very diverse. We were both disappointed how most of the day we safely stayed in the shallow end, not tackling the truth of our geographical and economic disparity. We agreed it felt like for most of the day, we stayed on the surface and missed an opportunity to go deeper. I think I felt that way because I have already been swimming around in the deep end. Our churches have been trying to open up this dialogue and admit the stereotypes we have of one another and the amazingly similar hopes and dreams and outlooks on life that we share in common. Our two churches have had two gatherings so far, one a combined worship experience, the other a combo dialogue/Communion service. We have our third opportunity to come together coming up soon. In honor of Black History Month, and because one of our favorite things about getting together is sharing music together, our musicians have been working hard to present a combined performance.
On Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church [2400 Dellabrook Road, WinstonSalem] our choirs will come together and offer a musical and drama presentation written by William Lake Jr., the musical director at St. Paul. It’s called the “Soundtrack of Freedom” and it will be another opportunity to go swimming together in the deep end. I hope you will join us, whether you are from St. Paul or Centenary or Winston-Salem. Let us continue to model for the community around us that slowly but surely, hand in hand, black and white, skeptical and trusting, old and young, stranger and friend – we can jump into the deep end and swim together. We can go below the surface of our differences, of this rhetoric of “different is bad” that seems to be permeating our ears. We can model for the community that one of the most important steps in breaking down the walls is to go swimming together. Or in our specific situation sing together. About things that matter. That tell our story, one St. Paul UMC and Centenary UMC are trying to write together. Put on your swim suit and join us. Grace and Peace, Rev. Lory Beth Huffman
Rev. Lory Beth Huffman is senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church.
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Forsyth County commissioners voted to move forward in negotiating with its current garbage contractors to provide universal recycling and garbage service in the incorporated areas of the county on Monday, Feb. 13. There was, however, some conflict on the language in the resolution.
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feedback on their recommendations from those whoâ€™ve lived in poverty. The Thought Forceâ€™s report was approved by city committees this week with plans for the full City Council to approve it next week. Then, city staff will work to turn the recommendations into action. It will also go before the Forsyth County commissioners and groups like the United Way. Funding and implementation of the recommendations are still in the planning stages. â€œWe donâ€™t want it to become a report on the shelf, but actually a blueprint for implementation,â€œ said Kersh. The final report made several overarching recommendations including better coordination among the many existing local antipoverty initiatives for a comprehensive approach. This would include hiring a poverty czar to oversee the implementation of the Thought Forceâ€™s plan. It also recommended improving transportation and joining national anti-poverty initiatives that would bring resources to the city.
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Acknowledging that historically there has been tension between AfricanAmericans and law enforcement, Col. McNeill pledges that under his watch, stronger efforts will be made to improve community outreach and understanding. Priority One, he says, is â€œknowing the people that weâ€™re serving.â€? What has made building bridges of understanding harder to accomplish in recent years, McNeil continued, is that unlike 23 years ago when he first joined the SHP stationed in Durham County, there is a greater strain on law enforcement resources now more than ever before, resulting in a greater demand on resources. One of those resources is time, and having enough of it for community outreach. â€œWell, our members are so busy now, that [community outreach] hasnâ€™t been a priority because weâ€™re so busy running call to call,â€? McNeill noted. That must now change so that officers take the time to build relationships, and ultimately personal and professional capital, in the areas of the state that they patrol. As other law enforcement agencies have shown, doing so helps to create healthy partnerships between police and citizens in communities that need them the most. It also helps when there are â€œhigh-riskâ€? incidents, like the fatal shooting of a gun-wielding motorist last Friday in Durham County by a state trooper after a high speed chase. The State Bureau of Investigation is probing that incident now. â€œIf we made investments in those communities before those high risk incidents occurred, then we are able to earn some trust and some credibility with those communities [where they happen],â€? Col. McNeill says. Born in Whiteville, Glenn McNeill graduated from Mount Olive College with a degree in Business Management and Organizational Development, and UNCWilmington with a degree in criminal justice.
Commissioner Richard Linville felt its wording meant the county was committing to the universal service. â€œI canâ€™t support that at this time without further information,â€? said Linville. The resolution authorized the â€œCounty Manager and his designee to negotiate necessary termsâ€? for universal garbage and recycling service with the three companies the county
There were also 56 specific recommendations in five key areas: education, health, housing, food insecurity and employment. Some require action from the city or even state and federal governments. Many others call upon the current work by local nonprofits to be expanded on. For education, it recommends universal pre-K, saying it should build on the work various local groups have done with kindergarten readiness programs. It recommends higher Pre-K teacher pay, but says that will require state or federal action. It also recommended that churches and local universities adopt elementary schools, more mentoring and tutoring, improved transportation to schools and other learning centers, and high school career days with recruiters and volunteers from various professions. For health, it recommended expanding Medicaid, which would require action from the N.C. General Assembly. It recommended subsidizing food stamps, noting that federal and state funds may be available for such a program, along with a modest
He joined the SHP in 1994 as a trooper in Durham County, later serving in the Special Operations Section, and as a troop commander. Col. McNeill most recently served as director of training for the SHP since 2014. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2015 as a distinguished graduate. Col. McNeill grew up in Reidsville, and has ties to the WinstonSalem/Forsyth County area, where he spent weekends as a youth. Cedric Russell, owner of Russell Funeral Home, is Co.l McNeillâ€™s brother-in-law, and Lita Russell is his sisterâ€“in-law. McNeill did have an aunt and uncle in nearby Tobaccoville while he was growing up, and spent a lot of time in the village of Pfafftown motocross riding. Having a mentor like Col. Richard Holden â€“ who joined the SHP in 1969, taking command in 1999, and then retiring in 2004 after 35 years of service, passing at the age of 67 in 2014 â€“ has certainly molded Col. McNeill, so much so that when he interviewed with Gov. Roy Cooper for the job, he was honored just to be considered. â€œI shared with our governor when I broke the threshold of his office door that I wasnâ€™t worthy to occupy any of his time, and for him to conduct an interview of me â€“ a poor kid from Reidsville, North Carolina â€“ I felt like I had already won regardless of who he ended up selecting,â€? Col. McNeill recalled, adding that he and Gov. Cooper had very similar ideas regarding â€œwanting our state to be safe, and state troopers being ambassadors of the state because we are the largest, most recognized state agency in North Carolina.â€? The new SHP commander says he and his force are committed to the safety of the traveling public, and working with other law enforcement agencies to share information to reduce the flow of illegal drugs coming into the state, assisting in fighting domestic and foreign terrorism, and expanding on motor
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currently uses for curbside garbage pickup. It said the commissioners were â€œconsidering the provisionâ€? of universal service but â€œwill base its decision on the outcome of the negotiation.â€? With a motion, Linville changed the language to read that the commissioners â€œauthorize the County Manager to collect informationâ€? on universal service. The resolution passed
local tax incentive for employers offering family leave. Other recommendations included prenatal care for non-English speakers, expanding the WIC Program, health education for young children, mobile care clinics, increased pro bono medical care and improved bus routes to health clinics and supermarkets. For housing, it recommended a supportive housing program for the mentally ill and other vulnerable populations, housing navigators to help families maintain permanent housing, and teaming public housing residents with volunteers who have resources. Other recommendations included improved bus stops and routes in poor areas, more affordable housing, fines and incentives to make landlords do maintenance, financial literacy classes for public housing residents, and banning the criminal record from housing applications, though backgrounds could be checked later in the process. For food insecurity, it recommend a universal school breakfast program, which would require state
5-2 with both Walter Marshall and Everette Witherspoon voting in opposition. Both have long supported universal service and believed the more cautious language would mean a setback to it starting. After the vote, Commissioners Dave Plyler and Don Martin said they did not believe the change in language would delay the universal service. The county still plans
carrier enforcement to maintain the 78,000 miles of highway they cover. â€œI told the governor that I will work tirelessly,â€? Col. McNeill said, â€œto exceed his expectations.â€?
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or federal funds, and expanding the school food backpack program for low income students. Other recommendations included expanding free meal programs, more community gardens, increased nutrition education, using social media to promote antihunger efforts, matching federal grants for food stamp use at famersâ€™ markets, and encouraging stores and food trucks that
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sell fruits and vegetables in food deserts. For employment, it recommended paid apprenticeships for high school students, aligning bus routes with work schedules, and more financial literacy programs. Other recommendations included aligning skills training with employer needs, incentivizing employers to turn seasonal employment to year-round work, publiciz-
The three companies are currently under contract with the county to provide garbage pickup, which is currently a subscription service, until 2018. Thereâ€™s an urgency to start the new service, since subscription recycling service ended Dec. 31. The commissioners and county staff have been inundated with calls asking for curbside recycling to return.
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Two of the Mustangs’ up and comers talk about their game
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BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE
Early on in the JV season the Parkland Mustangs were one of the teams to beat in the county. Heading down the final stretch of the year, they had a chance to tie for first place but fell one game short on the last day of the season. Parkland finished with a 15-8 record overall and finished second in the county. Two of the biggest reasons for Parkland's success on the court were Esosa Igbinigie and Lee Kpongba. Igbinigie is a
sophomore guard who has provided consistent scoring and leadership throughout the year. Kpongba is a sophomore forward who is playing his first year of organized basketball and has improved by leaps and bounds since the beginning of the year, according to JV head coach Cory Baker. Kpongba has not only helped the JV basketball team but is a star linebacker for the varsity football team. He has already received attention from top-level Division I colleges such as N.C. State, Old
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Lee Kpongba, left, and Esosa Igbinigie were major contributors on the Parkland JV team this season.
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Boys basketball team wins 17th straight
The Carter G. Woodson player goes up for a layup in their game against Winston-Salem Christian. BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE
After one quarter of play between Carter G. Woodson and Winston-Salem Christian, the score was tied at 15 leading one to think this would be an evenly matched game throughout. That would be the last tie of the game as Eagles of Carter G. Woodson outscored the Lions 59-34 in the remaining three quarters on their way to a 70-49 victory. Eagle head coach Josh Pittman says he thinks his team started the game as slow as they have all season. He says he told his team to focus and they will come out with the win.
“In the second half, we sat down on defense, started
communicating and helping one another out on the defensive end,” Pittman said. “I told them if we play defense, the shots will fall and they started falling so we were able to get a good lead and get them out of here.” The Eagles were led in scoring by senior guard Marley Pittman, who finished with 24 points on the night.
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Pittman is a dynamic scorer has been lighting it up all year and is one of the top scorers in the state based on points per game average. Key contributor all season Ahmad Byrd said he felt his team played well overall but knows he needs to pick up his game headed into the playoffs. “Together as a team we played good, but I just wasn't focused tonight,” Byrd said. “Going forward in the playoffs, I expect us to get a ring. To win, we just need to stay focused, dedicated and humble.” Even after being outplayed for most of the game, the Lions were still within striking distance heading into the
Forsyth's dynamic duo speak of unity
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE
Savon Brintley and Khaliq McCummings have been the go-to scorers for the Eagles of East Forsyth all season. The Eagles have been one of the top teams in the county all season and fell just short of winning their respective conference and finished with a 17-4 record overall. Brintley is a silky wingman with the ability to get to the basket at will. He also can get very hot and put up big numbers on the scoreboard in an instance.
McCummings is a prolific scorer in his own right. His preferred area to score the basketball is from the outside due to him being a dead-eye jump shooter with the ability to light it up from behind the arc. “Both are tweener guards, in between a twoguard and a point guard as far as size is concerned,” said JV head coach Rodney Minor. “Khaliq shoots the ball extremely well while Savon drives the ball very well, so they kind of balance one another out.” See Duo on B2
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Khaliq McCummings, No. 0, looks for an open teammate during their Lash/Chronicle Tournament game.
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Coach Cory Baker, middle, said Lee Kpongba and Esosa Igbinigie have both improved tremendously since the beginning of the season.
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Dominion, East Carolina and Maryland. He says he was approached by the coaches to come out and play for the team, and once he did he started enjoying himself on the court. Igbinigie says he picked up the game in the fourth grade after visiting the local YMCA. He says his game just continued to mature from that point. “Sosa has been our most consistent scorer throughout the year and has been a leader by helping to bring everyone together,” said Baker. He has helped me out and the other coaches by keeping everyone on the same page.” “Lee has progressed tremendously throughout the season and for the last month or so he has been averaging close to a double double,” Baker said of Kpongba. He is a good humble kid and he comes to school every day and does his best in class. He has a bright future if he keeps
Lee Kpongba, No. 23 in grey reaching for ball, attempts to block the shot of a Glenn player during the Lash-Chronicle tournament.
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his head on straight.” Parkland had a successful season and beat all of the better teams in the county. Igbinigie and Kpongba both said they felt their team really gelled together later in the season and became a “brotherhood.” “At the end of the year we really started putting the pieces of the puzzle together,” Kpongba said. “We lost to some teams early in the season that we beat later in the season that we should not have lost to in the first place, if you ask me.” Igbinigie added, “I feel like we should be 22-0. We lost to some teams that we should have beaten but we really pulled it together as a team.” Kpongba said the Lash/Chronicle tournament really woke them up as a team. He says they were sort of overconfident coming in. “I guess we just had a big ego and we thought we were all that,” Kpongba continued. “After we lost a couple of games there, we had revenge on our minds, so when conference time came around, we took our vengeance out on
them.” “The Lash tournament really showed us where we were,” Igbinigie said. “It showed us we were one of the best teams in the conference but not the best in the state or anything. It was a rude awakening but it was needed because it knocked us off our high horse.”
Kpongba said his favorite subject in school is science and would love to attend the University of Tennessee if he had his choice. He says if he doesn't make it to the NFL he would just love to graduate from college and have a great life in any profession that he chooses. Igbinigie says math is his favorite subject. He says he would love to become a dermatologist because both of his parents are doctors. Baker said for both Igbinigie and Kpongba the future is bright. He says they both have the will to do whatever they want in life and he is sure both young men will succeed in any venture they set their minds to.
The concession staff is made up of students who are raising funds for school related materials and trips.
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final quarter, only trailing by 10 at 49-39. Giving up 25 points while only scoring 10 eventually led to the loss for the Lions. “This wasn’t our best game and it hurts, actually,” said Winston-Salem Christian head coach Craig Clark. “We didn't have what we needed tonight, and I think we were flat, which showed on the scoreboard. “In the second half, we lost our focus and forgot which way the finish line was and they made us pay for it. We can look back and see the things we did well and staying the course.” As the top seed in the conference going into the playoffs, the immediate future looks bright for Carter G. Woodson. The team will go into conference playoffs this week followed by the state playoffs. Pittman continued by saying, “I see us being extremely competitive. In my view it’s all about us, it’s all about our approach and our concentration. If we get those things right I fell like we will be good to go.”
(Right) Yusef Suggs dribbles the ball upcourt and surveys the defense.
N. Banks drives the lane and pulls up for a floater in their game against Winston-Salem Christian.
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Savon Brintley, No. 22 in blue, attempts to keep the Parkland player away from the inbound pass.
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“Khaliq will stay around the perimeter and Savon attacks the basket a lot more, so it makes it easier for them to play together because they play two totally different styles of ball.” Savon says he was attracted to the game at a young age by watching basketball on TV. Khaliq says he had few role models growing up that played basketball so he wanted to try it and wound up loving the game. Brintley says he feels as though his best attributes
on the court are scoring the ball close to the rim and getting his teammates involved. For McCummings he thinks his strong suit is shooting the basketball whether from the field or from the free throw line. Savon says he knows his shooting ability needs work and Khaliq says he needs to work on his rebounding. Both young men think the season has gone very well for them individually but more importantly as a team. “I think we did a heck of a job playing together,” said Brintley. “I just feel like we did well overall because we played as a
team, well really more like a family. Khaliq added, “we all played team ball and worked well together. We don't have any ball hogs on the team and we really are like a big family.” Lebron James, Russell Westbrook and John Wall are the players that Savon says he looks up to. For Khaliq, he says he likes Russell Westbrook as well as Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson. Minor says he expects good things from both of these young men going forward on the varsity level. He says he would not be surprised if both of them made it to the collegiate
Coach Rodney Minor, middle, says Khaliq McCummings, left, and Savon Brintley have a bright future on and off the basketball court if they stay
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level to play basketball there. Khaliq says his favorite subject in school is biology and would love to either become a cardiologist or a forensic investigator. He
says his dream school would be the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Savon's favorite subject is civics and would like to
like to attend Duke University. Outside of basketball his career choice would be in business management.
Tournament raises funds for mental health
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Pickleball continues to grow in popularity throughout the state of North Carolina. The tournament at the Gateway YWCA, originally scheduled for Jan. 7 but was canceled due to snow, finally took place on Friday, Feb. 10. Close to 80 individuals from all across North Carolina along with participants from as far away as South Carolina participated in the event. The round robin style tournament had people of all ages in a number of different ability levels. The tournament was held to benefit the GreenTree Peer Center, 930 S. Broad St. GreenTree Peer Center is a gathering place for people who are seeking to improve themselves and their lives after they have been impacted by mental health or substance use challenges or other unique circumstances. “You can sense when
you are around everyone here that they have already become a community and that's part of why they love to have these gatherings,” said Laurie Coker, director of GreenTree Peer Center. “We are doing something that is innovative and different that is also about community, so its cool having this kind of sport rallying around mental health recovery.” Albert Noda, one of the event coordinators, says he was very happy with the turnout, especially since it had to be rescheduled. “We had a lot more players than we thought we would have,” Noda said. “I think we will get a lot more exposure because we have people coming from all
over the state to play in this tournament.” People come from all over the state to play at the YWCA as much as three to four times a week. Greg Dunn of Salisbury says it was great to see all the players come out to participate in the tournament. “We appreciate the Y (YWCA) giving us access to the courts this Friday because we love this game so much,” Dunn added. “We preferred to do a tournament that was going to benefit a cause and raise money for a purpose. That makes it a lot more enjoyable and its more important to help out the community.” Michele Todd Davis said “I think the tournament turned out excellent. I'm just blessed and excited about the support, the people that came out and the sponsors that donated to us. I'm ecstatic because we were able to raise over $1,500 in two months. I'm glad we were able to do something to jump start helping GreenTree. Pickleball and the mental
Many people came together to get in some practice time before the tournament started.
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health community are very dear to my heart.” The money raised will go to assist GreenTree in their social events and items needed inside of the building. Johnathan Bennett, who visits the center throughout the week, says it gives him a place to go where he can receive support.
“It's an outlet where I feel safe and I can share how I feel around those people,” Bennett said. “They have activities and they raise awareness. It makes you feel good and it’s all about wellness there.” Todd Davis wanted to give a special thank you to the sponsors, which includ-
ed Joe Shumacher, the oldest pickleball player who donated some of his pieces as prizes for the tournament. To find out more information about the GreenTree Peer Center or to donate, contact Laurie Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 336-577-3743.
W-S native, NFL star Chris Hairston gives back to community
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Former San Diego Charger and Carver High School graduate Chris Hairston spoke with kids at Perkins K-8 school in San Diego about the importance of education and life principles. He also donated 100 pairs of new sneakers to the children in need. “I decided to to do this because I heard about this school from a friend that they had a group of good kids that may need some support,” Hairston said. “I wanted to do something special by giving a 100 pair of sneakers to the kids that needed them and to also come and share my story.” The students were able to ask Hairston questions and he signed autographs for all in attendance. Hairston also plans on doing something similar in the city of Winston-
Salem during the summer along with other events. He says he also wants to elevate the football camp he provides to the kids of the city. “I was raised to give, to be a helping hand to others. I want to be a role model to the kids no matter the location. If it's in Winston or in California, I want to be apart of my community.” The children in attendance were in the third through fifth grades. Hairston plans to have a farewell tour in the San Diego area to show his appreciation to the fans for their great support throughout the years. Hairston will join the Los Angeles Rams next season. He says to be on the lookout for what he has in store for the city of Winston-Salem during the off-season.
Chris Hairston not only donated shoes for the kids but also gave everyone in attendance an autograph to remember the day.
‘First Take’'s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees BY JANAY BOONE SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
ESPN broadcaster and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame. Smith accepted a scholarship to play basketball under legendary Head Coach Clarence "Big House" Gaines in the late 1980s. In 1991, he graduated from WSSU and began his journalism profession as a clerk/writer at the Winston-Salem Journal. The CIAA annually recognizes inductees for their excellence in the CIAA, significant contributions in the community, leadership in CIAA sports, and commitment to the conference mission. Each honoree is recommended by the CIAA Hall of Fame Committee, endorsed by the Management Council and approved by the Board of Directors. Advancing his career through positions at the Greensboro News & Record, New York Daily News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, Smith has earned a reputation as one of the most successful journalists/commentators of the modern era. In November 2009, Smith became an on-air contributor to Fox Sports Radio, and was the one who broke the story of Allen Iverson's retirement. It was announced April 30, 2012, on air that Smith would be joining ESPN’s “First Take” on a permanent, five-day-per-week basis under a new format for the show called "Embrace Debate" in which he squares off against another analyst. Today, Smith is also
host of his own show on ESPN Radio. Another 2017 CIAA Hall inductee is WSSU alum Richard Huntley, who joined the Rams foot-
registration or by mail. Friday morning's induction ceremony is one of many ancillary events surrounding the 2017 CIAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament that will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday through Saturday, February 21-25. Profiles inductees
ball team in 1992 and was a standout running back throughout his collegiate career. In 1996, Huntley was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) as the 117th overall pick with a fourth-round selection by the Atlanta Falcons. Huntley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons with the Rams, ending his college career ranked second alltime in NCAA history with 6,286 yards rushing. Other CIAA Hall inductees include Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, Terry Davis, Dr. DeWayne Jeter, LaKisha Phifer-Patterson and Derrick John. "We are pleased to honor this distinguished group of individuals whose talents and contributions to the CIAA and its member institutions have been locally and nationally recognizable and impactful," said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. A formal induction ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center. Individual seats and tables of 10 for the induction ceremony and celebration breakfast are now on sale and can be purchased using the online
*Dr. Mickey L. Burnim has dedicated over 30 years to higher education through CIAA memberinstitutions. He holds bachelor’s and master's degree from the University of North Texas and a Doctorate from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He spent 11 years as the Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University. Dr. Burnim became president in 2006. Bowie State University. He serves on the CIAA Board of Directors, having completed two terms as Chairman of the Board.
*Terry Davis played four years of collegiate men's basketball at Virginia Union from 1985 to 1989, scoring 1,508 points and grabbing 1,125 rebounds. Davis was named the CIAA Most Outstanding Player in 1989 while Virginia Union went 101-22 during his career. Davis played as a power forward and center for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, and Denver Nuggets during a 12-year career in the NBA.
*Dr. DeWayne Jeter joined the Virginia State football team in 1957. Jeter was a four-year starter at quarterback and led the Trojans in passing yards in each of his seasons for a career total 2,510 yards.
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and total offense (1958, 1,012) records upheld in the Virginia State record books for 28 years. . In 1962, Jeter signed with the Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs). He was soon called for active duty and led Fort Benning to an undefeated season and National Military Championship.
*LaKisha PhiferPatterson is known as one of the greatest shot blockers in women's college basketball for her career at Saint Paul's College (19951999). She started off her career being named CIAA Rookie of the Year while earning All-CIAA team honors in 1996. In just three seasons with the Tigers, the 6-1 center tallied 876 points, 836 rebounds, 108 steals, and 77 assists. *Derrick Johnson was a four-year starter on the Virginia Union men's basketball team, assisting the Panthers to three Conference Championship Titles (1992-94) and an NCAA Division II National Championship title in 1992. He attended
Virginia Union from 19891994. The 6-9 center was named Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 NCAA National Tournament in addition to being named to the 1992 NCAA AllTournament Team. Johnson spent one year with the minor league TriCity Chinooks of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) before embarking on an eightyear international basketball journey Purchase Tickets: http://theciaa.com/forms/2 0 1 6 17/tournament17/HOF_pa y_form_2017 Call 704- 910-2133. Janay Boone is a senior multimedia journalism major at N.C. A&T State University.
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it’s no secret that we need more black doctors. recent numbers show that black doctors make up less than 4 percent of practicing physicians, 6 percent of trainees in graduate medical education and 7 percent of medical school graduates. Since 2012, in an attempt to increase the number of minority physicians, twice a year, Dr. Alden M. Landry and Dr. Kameron Matthews has welcomed practicing doctors, dentists, and medical school students to board a bus and travel the country to mentor and inspire high school and college students to go into the medical field. Since the first voyage five years ago, the Tour for Diversity in Medicine has visited nearly 300 college campuses, and earlier this week the tour made a stop at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). During the visit to WSSU, Dr. Matthews, Dr. Landry and their team of
Dr. Love Anani conducts a mock interview with WSSU junior Shardae Trout during the Tour for Diversity in Medicine workshop.
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minority physicians covered everything from how to apply to medical school, to conducting mock interviews and everything in between. Shardae Trout
Winston-Salem State named a ‘Social Mobility Innovator’ Technology provider CollegeneT has recognized Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) for its commitment to advancing the economic opportunity of its students, naming the university a “Social Mobility innovator.” The honor was announced in a release on Wednesday, Feb. 8. WSSU is only the third university to be recognized. WSSU Chancellor elwood L. robinson says a key factor in WSSU’s success is its strong culture of engagement for students. This is one of several data-driven studies where WSSU has excelled. in January, The equality of opportunity Project released data that found WSSU was no. 2 in in north Carolina – among 101 four-year colleges – for promoting upward economic mobility. Foundation Announces January Community Grants The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 16 Community Grants totaling $319,775 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 the following program areas: animal welfare, arts and culture, community and economic development, environment, health, human services, and public interest.
UNCSA student won 2017 Student Editing Competition A fourth-year Film student at the University of north Carolina School of the Arts (UnCSA) has won the 2017 Student editing Competition sponsored by American Cinema editors (ACe). Tommy Wakefield from Pisgah Forest, n.C. is the second consecutive winner from the UnCSA School of Filmmaking. Wakefield is currently editing the fourth-year film ShADeS her, ShADeS hiM.
IFB Solutions Foundation receives Reynolds American Foundation Grant iFB Solutions Foundation, the supporting fundraising arm for iFB Solutions, received a grant from the reynolds American Foundation for its Student enrichment experience (See) Afterschool Program. The grant of $47,000 will be used to fund specially-trained teaching instructors for the yearround program that works with area K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired. The See program was conceived by a team of employees at iFB Solutions, formerly Winston-Salem industries for the Blind. Buses, funded by Winston-Salem-based Miracles in Sight eye bank, provide transportation for the students from their respective elementary, middle and high schools.
UNCSA visual artists take top honors high school visual artists at the University of north Carolina School of the Arts (UnCSA) earned 32 awards at the regional competition of Scholastic Art Awards, including two of the most revered awards, the Juror’s Choice Portfolio Award and the American visions nomination, both won by Tess Sichitui from Cary, n.C. Awards were presented in January at Barton College in Wilson, n.C. where the gold and silver key artworks are on exhibit until Feb. 24. Barton College annually hosts the eastern/Central regional District in north Carolina, representing 62 counties from the Piedmont to the coast. other winners include: Jerdahn Campbell of Fuquay-varina, n.C. – three gold keys, one silver key and one honorable mention; Jack Covitz of raleigh – one honorable mention; emma Ferry of Mount Airy, n.C. – one gold key and two honorable mentions; Corinne Gregson of Fuquay-varina – one gold key and one honorable mention; and nicolette See of Catawba, n.C. – three gold keys, three silver keys and four honorable mentions. entries from all 50 states are submitted in the nationally renowned Scholastic Art Awards program. Created for middle and high school students, the program is designed to encourage student achievement, to recognize and applaud art teachers and to emphasize the importance of the visual arts in the school curriculum.
said after seeing so many doctors of color she felt empowered to follow in their footsteps. “it’s awesome to see so many doctors and physi-
cians that look like me who started at an hBCU,” she said. “i always knew i wanted to go into the medical field but after today i think i’m a little more
motivated to follow my dreams.” Although Shardae has not yet decided exactly which field of medicine she wants to go into after her
undergrad days, it’s clear that the tour had a major impact on the junior exercise science major, and according to Dr. Landry, if they can connect with a student like Shardae at every stop then they will accomplish their goal. “At every stop we meet students who believed they couldn’t overcome perceived barriers of entering the healthcare profession, only to meet with one of the doctors who empower them with knowledge resources and support to succeed. These same students will make a tangible difference for themselves and their communities by pursuing a career in medicine.” Dr. Matthews says, “To be recognized as role models and mentors for thousands of students is something we’re proud of and don’t take lightly. For a student to actually meet in person someone who has achieved the dream they aspire to reach, that becomes a life-changing moment.”
Today, Feb. 16 – Small Business Plan Contest The city is repeating its Small Business Plan Contest in 2017 and will hold an information meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 16 for entrepreneurs interested in participating. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Committee room of City hall, room 239, 101 n. Main St. The office of Business inclusion and Advancement is sponsoring the contest to promote job creation and small businesses by helping entrepreneurs develop sound business plans. The two winning business plans will each receive a $5,000 grant for start-up costs, up to $5,000 in a potential matching microloan, and technical assistance. For more information call Steven harrison at 336-747-7474.
Today, Feb. 16 – The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SeCCA) will host artist and activist io TilletWright as part of the exhibit “Dispatches – Live news Through Art” at various venues in Winston-Salem on today, Thursday, Feb. 16. he will make the following appearances Feb. 16: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest rd, Winston-Salem, and from 6-8 p.m. at SeCCA, McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive. (Schedule subject to change). Feb. 16-18 & 22-25 The University of North Carolina of the Arts The University of north Carolina School of the Arts presents “The Man of Mode,” a hilarious and romantic romp by George etherege, for eight performances opening Thursday, Feb. 16. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18 and Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 22-25, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 19, in Catawba Theatre of the Alex ewing Performance Place on the campus at 1533 South Main St. in WinstonSalem. Tickets are $18 regular and $15 student with valid iD, and are available online at www.uncsa.edu/performances, or by calling the box office at 336-7211945.
Now-Feb. 19 – Theatre of Alliance Theatre of Alliance to perform rock of Ages. Tickets to rock of Ages are priced at $18 for Adults and $16 for students/seniors. There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets to rock of Ages may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box office (Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m.), online at www.wstheatrealliance.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Please call Theatre Alliance at (336) 723-7777 with any questions about this or future shows. Performance Dates: Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 17 – Art for a Cure "Art for a Cure" benefits local children and families and supports the Wake Forest School of Medicine Student national Medical Association. The event will be held on Feb. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical education, 475 vine Street, Winston-Salem, nC 27101. Silent Art Auction admission for students is $10, $20 for General Admission. To rSvP, Contact us at 704-891-2633. Tickets purchased in advance include one drink ticket. Tickets sold at the door include the cash bar.
Feb. 17-Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s open mic Marguerite’s Coffee house, a free monthly open mic event, will feature robert rominger and Michele Sevacko performing as The Last resorts. The event is held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 robinhood road, on Friday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Performers of all kinds are invited to contribute solo acts and participate in a group jam and audience sing-along. Contact email@example.com for information about performing. A light dinner is provided. Participants are welcome to bring appetizers and dessert items. Feb. 17-19 – Triad Home and Garden Show The Triad home & Garden Show is the largest and longest running consumer show in this area with over 100 vendors. visitors can connect with professionals in the industry face-to-face, while learning about the best products and services for all of their home & garden projects. Fantastic chance to plan remodel and building projects, including outdoor living spaces and aging in place products and services. Tickets are $8 at the door. Parking is free, conveniently located at Gate 5 on Deacon Blvd., handicap accessible. event hours: Friday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Feb. 17 through June 4 – Art Exhibition reynolda house Museum of American Art, 2250 reynolda road, will present “Gallery of the Louvre,” the masterwork painting of Samuel F. B. Morse. The exhibit will be from Feb. 17 – June 4. Morse is known as the inventor of the telegraph, his namesake Morse code and as a painter. The exhibit will also explore themes of America’s cultural identity with two dozen of important 19th century paintings from the permanent collection of the Museum. The artists include John Singleton Copley, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole and Gilbert Stuart to name a few. For more information, please visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150. Feb. 18 – Tre' Town - East Coast's Hottest Motown Revue Legends Tre' Town - east Coast's hottest Motown revue Legends will be at Quality inn, 2008 S. hawthorne
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road, Winston Salem, on Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Admission at the door is $5. Please call 336-765-6670 for more information.
Feb. 18 – Winston Salem Writers Winston-Salem Writers “Poetry in Plain Sight, Live!” will present readings of the poems selected for the months of December, January and February, on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2-4 p.m.in the library of r.J. reynolds high School, 301 n. hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Several of the poets whose poems were selected will attend and read their work. This is a free event and is open to the public. Books and poetry posters will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Winter selections are sponsored by Second harvest Food Bank and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Feb. 22 – Parents with Incarcerated Children Parents With incarcerated Children (PWiC) will be having a "Let's Talk About it" event on Feb. 22, . The program will be held at Goodwill industries (2701 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, nC 27105,Central Meeting room) from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mrs. Carolyn Tatum of Mission on the Move, Bringing a source of hope.
Feb. 22 – The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Annual Meeting Join us for a complimentary breakfast and updates on important downtown projects on Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. Mayor Allen Joines will present the 2016 Downtown excellence Awards. event will be held at Grand Pavilion Ballroom, embassy Suites hotel, 460 n. Cherry St. no registration required and the event is free. visit www.downtownws.com.
Feb. 23-26 – UNCSA Winter Dance Concert Works by three icons of American dance and a renowned contemporary european choreographer are on the program for the University of north Carolina School of the Arts’ Winter Dance, Feb. 23-26 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $18 regular and $15 students with valid id, and are available at www.uncsa.edu/performances or by calling the box office at 336-7211945. Feb. 24 – Go Red For Women Charitable Fashion Show The Go reD for Women Charitable Fashion Show will be held on Friday Feb. 24, from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. at Forsyth Court holiday retirement, 2945 reynolda rd., Winston-Salem, nC. Admission is $5 per person. Please contact Laurette henry at 336 723-2006 for more information.
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Feb. 16 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship “how Can a Divided america heal?” This program will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 will start with two TeD Talk videos by Jonathan haidt, a social psychologist who studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. haidt believes we can design better institutions (including companies, universities and democracy itself), and we can learn to be more civil and open-minded toward those who are not on our team. The discussion is sponsored by the humanism with heart program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055 Robinhood Road. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feb. 19 Life Changing Transformation life Changing Transformation, at 2001 ansonia St., on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., will honor the men and women of the church who bravely served in the military. Bishop Carl archie of Glory To God ministries will be the guest speaker for the event. Sr. Pastor alice mitchell is the host pastor.
Feb. 19 Providence Baptist Church of Kernersville on Sunday, Feb. 19, Providence Baptist Church of Kernersville will host the local community for a Black history program. This year Providence will hold a special program at 3 p.m. to honor the accomplishments of notable african americans and the significant difference they have made internationally, nationally and in the local community in spite of the difficulties they may have encountered as a result of racial bias. The church has invited the WinstonSalem Branch naaCP president, the Rev. alvin e. Carlisle to deliver the message for this service. Providence Baptist Church cordially invites everyone to come and be a part of the celebration of Black history. Feb. 19, 22-25 Fresh Fire Worship Center Fresh Fire Worship Center inc. Sr. Pastor Phillip G. and First lady michelle mcCloud Sr. will celebrate their 10th annual Church anniversary Feb. 1925 at 1538 Waughtown St. There will be a host of great speakers from the triad. They are scheduled as follows: *Sun. Feb. 19 @ 4pm Pastor Tony neal of Greater Faith empowerment Church, lexington, nC *Wed. Feb. 22 @ 7pm :Fresh Fire Worship Center inc. Very own ministers *Thurs. Feb. 23 @ 7pm: Pastor anthony Jones of Fellowship Church, W-S nC *Fri. Feb. 24 @ 7pm: Pastor anthony Wilson of Cathedral of Refuge Church of Deliverance, W-S nC *Sat. Feb. 25 @ 10am: Church Workshop with Pastor Pam Phillips of Word of Truth international life Center, W-S nC. For more information, please call 336-833-4208.
Feb. 26 New Gospel Tabernacle Holiness Church on Sunday, Feb. 26 Pastor Steve and First lady Demetris Johnson will celebrate their first year Church anniversary at 4 p.m. with a Quartet Jubilee Kick off featuring april Gamble, St. mark male group, Bill Pratt Gospel singers, minister mike, featuring F.o.C.U.S., allen Family group and Gospel Jewels. The emcee will be First lady hattie Fulwood. The event will be held at new Gospel Tabernacle holiness Church, 206 laura Wall Boulevard. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information, call 336-837-9542. Feb. 28 Holiness Church of God Inc. meeting The first quarter meeting for The north Carolina area of the northwestern District Quarterly assembly of the holiness Church of God, inc. will convene Feb. 28, through march 5, at Beulah Tabernacle holiness Church, Winston-Salem, where the host pastor is Ruling elder Floyd Jackson. The weeknight sessions will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly and the Sunday service begins at 4 p.m. a Bible discussion and business meeting is slated for Saturday, march 4, starting at noon. all churches are to submit their report prior to this business meeting.
March 3 Church Women United Celebration World Day of Prayer Committee presents “am i Being Unfair to you?” This Bible study/worship service will be on march 3 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul United methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road. membership fees: individual $10, churches $25. For more information, please contact mallie Graham at 336-924-9409.
March 27-31 Hymn Conference of the Triad a conference designed to reintroduce the hymns back into the congregations will be march 27-31 with day and evening classes. The conference will feature a series of seminars, lectures, rehearsals, panel discussions, master classes, and performances designed to enhance skills, promote preservation of the hymn culture, and celebrate this significant genre. The conference will introduce hymn to the youth by singing and playing the great hymns of faith. Registration for the week is $65 ($35 for seniors and students). Contact David allen at 336-986-3039 for more details.
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Plans to save historic church in augusta are taking shape The aSSoCiaTeD PReSS
aUGUSTa, Ga. — more details are emerging about a plan to save the historic Trinity Christian methodist episcopal Church in augusta. The plan would involve moving the church and reusing it as a cultural center, The augusta Chronicle reported. established in 1840 and known as the birthplace of today's Christian methodist episcopal africanamerican denomination, the church has been empty since the congregation moved out in the 1990s due to underground contamination by a nearby gas plant. Built in the 1890s at
The historic Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Georgia, faced demolition before people rallied to help.
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Ministers’ Conference with Muslims and others protest U.S. travel ban See Church on B6
By TimoThy RamSey The ChRoniCle
The travel ban imposed by the Trump administration barring people from seven predominately muslim nations access to the United States has been receiving serious opposition from citizens all across the country. a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals in San Francisco, in a unanimous ruling, upheld a temporary restraining order issued in Seattle, preventing the administration from implementing the travel ban. The ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity (mCWSV) held a press conference in collaboration with the
Imam Khalid Griggs of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem says he was grateful for the large turnout to their event last Tuesday.
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Church member gets surprise for 95th birthday
By TimoThy RamSey The ChRoniCle
Being able to celebrate a 95th birthday is a remarkable feat unto itself. inez Gearlds, longtime member of St. Paul United methodist Church, just celebrated turning 95. however, she enjoys independent living of someone 40 years younger. She still drives herself around, actively participates in many church activities and by all accounts is one of the best bridge players around. She is adored and revered by all she comes across.
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Lesson Scripture: Galatians 5:1-17
By the end of this lesson, we will *See the contrasts drawn between a life under the law and a life under grace. *Understand that we are saved by God’s grace, not by our works. *Strive to live a life of freedom in the holy Spirit and love to others.
Background: The time is a.D. 48 and the place is Syrian antioch as before and their week there is the issue of circumcision. The Christian Jews place a specific value on circumcision as a requirement of a covenant relationship with God and a means of justification. Paul viewed circumcision as a contradiction to salvation by grace. The Christian community itself was threatened
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with implosion by this division.
Lesson: This week’s lesson is a continuance of Elder Paul warning the Galatian Richard Wayne church to not follow false teachers, in particular Wood those who are stressing the mosaic law as a means to salvation. in Sunday verses 1-6, Paul warns to School Lesson not be entangled with the yoke of bondage that the law brings, but stand in the “liberty wherewith Christ has made us free” because his yoke is easy and light. Paul continues with the warning that anyone who accepts circumcision must observe the entire law, (see James 2:10) (verse 3). he continues saying anyone who seeks to be in right standing with God through the law is “fallen from grace” (verse 4). it is the holy Spirit See Lesson on B6
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Local NAACP chapter President, Rev. Alvin Carlisle, says he wanted to support the Muslims in any way he can.
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Community Mosque of Winston-Salem and the local chapter of the NAACP to air their grievances with the travel ban. The press conference was held at the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem last Tuesday to show solidarity with the Muslim community. The ecumenical event brought together hundreds of people of different faiths for a common theme. The Rev. Alvin Carlisle, president of the local branch of the NAACP, said the idea came about as he and Bishop Todd Fulton were having a conversation about the travel ban. He says after some conversing back and forth, they reached out to Rabbi Mark Cohn of Temple Emmanuel and the idea grew from there. “Whenever there is division, we all lose, so when we are able to come together to support what’s right, it’s always better for our community,” Carlisle said. “I think the best way for us to resist Trump and some of the things he has set forth is to stand together.” Bishop Todd Fulton,
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Eighth and Taylor streets near the Augusta Canal's third level, the structure has found a friend in the Augusta Canal Authority. The authority last year announced its ``Saving Mother Trinity'' initiative and delayed Atlanta Gas Light Corp.'s plans to tear it down. ``This is one of the
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and faith that makes our relationship with God right, not the Law (verse 5). Verse 6 concludes that faith manifested in love is what counts in Christ. Paul urges the Galatians to stay on the right course in verses 7-12. He acknowledges that the Galatians started out well in their Christian life and asks now “who is the hindrance?” The teachings they are getting now are certainly not what Christ stood for or what Paul has taught them. “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Paul used yeast and leaven, today we would say “one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.” This is the reference to the poisonous tongue of the false teachers who should not go unchecked (verse 9). Paul’s prayer for the Galatians was that they stay strong in Christ and that the false teachers be dealt with by God (verse
Rabbi Mark Cohn of Temple Emmanuel brought many from his congregation to stand with the Muslims.
head of the social justice committee of the MCWSV, says it’s wrong not to stand up for your neighbors. “This is where we are, when they start coming for Muslim brothers, after they are done, they will come for the AfricanAmericans,” he said. “So we have to all ban together and say we are not going to let it happen to the least of us.” “This type of event is powerful because from the Trump administration we will see more fear mongering and more xenophobia, so we will keep coming out and organizing.” Rabbi Mark Cohn said, “The benefit of coming together is that the people here are already like-minded. We already agree but it gives us the strength to see we are not alone. The energy in this room is so strong and beautiful, I think that really inspires us to go out and take action and do more.” Cohn continued by saying that the travel ban has ironically woken a lot of people up to the injustices being committed against the Muslim religion. He says the ban brought many
most important projects facing this community,'' said Dayton Sherrouse, executive director of the authority. Sherrouse made the comments while providing an update on the plans during a recent Augusta Commission meeting. Those plans include moving the church building and redeveloping the area, he said. While Atlanta Gas Light bought the church
10). The false teachers were also teaching that Paul had preached that circumcision was necessary for salvation. Paul states the paradox is that he is being persecuted for the exact opposite (verse 11). Verse 12 expresses Paul’s exasperation with the whole thing. Bringing the lesson to a conclusion is Paul’s expression that the Galatians were called to be free. They are reminded that their call to freedom from the “yokes of bondage” should not be used as an opportunity to sin, but they should rather serve each other in love. Paul quotes Leviticus 19:18 “Thou shalt love your neighbor as yourself”; this is the whole law in summation. Paul steers them away from conflict with one another, noting that it would only destroy their community (verse 15). He entreats the Galatians to live lives led by the Holy Spirit to avoid their old sinful ways (verse 16). There is a warring within Christians that prevents us from doing what is right; the only way to win
Bishop Todd Fulton, head of the social justice committee of the MCWSV, says he could not stand by and watch what was happening to his Muslim brothers without doing something to help.
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people together. Imam Khalid Griggs of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem said it’s very important to see Muslims in their “natural habitat” at the mosque. He says it helps break the anxiety and stereotypes some people have about entering into a Muslim space. “It allows people to see that we are just people just like anyone else,” Griggs said. “I think it was an excellent event and a great start for those who have never had an encounter with the Muslim community. It starts a dialogue and from this dialogue we will be able to move forward and address some of the issues that are coming upon us.” “I think the ban is having the opposite impact this administration desired. The problem is I'm really doubtful demonstrations, no matter how massive they are, will actually affect this administration because I don't think they really care. It’s almost like whatever they can force down somebody's throat, this is what they intend to do.” and many surrounding parcels, which are now vacant, to remove contaminated soil, ``the worst contaminated soil is underneath the (church) building,'' he said. Moving the church had never been considered a viable option, commissioners noted, when the Trinity congregation accepted a buyout and built a new church on Glenn Hills Drive. But now, the authority
is to let the Holy Spirit lead (verse 17). For Your Consideration: Walking in the Spirit, let this mind be in you … Christ Jesus, Love your neighbor as yourself; we have to regard these as more than “platitudes” if we are to truly live in the freedom of Christ. How do you begin to truly enjoy this freedom?
Life’s Application: The Holy Spirit is a blessing from God to guide us in the right direction, but we have to want to be led. We have to open our hearts and minds to the sensitivity of the Holy Spirit’s leading. We are urged to commit a daily walk with God, which necessitates reading His word daily and not out of habit, but with urgent need. We need to know how to please God in our actions and re-actions to life’s complexities. There is a “word from the Lord” concerning every area of our being. Propel yourself forward in your daily walk … don’t “walk through,”… “cross over.”
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Inez Gearlds blows out the candles on her birthday cake at her 95th birthday party celebration.
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As a surprise, Sharon Cunningham, a close friend of Gearlds, decided to reach out to St. Paul Senior Pastor Donald Jenkins to put together a party for Gearlds. With only around a week to coordinate efforts, Cunningham was able to reach out to close friends and church members and held the party at one of Gearlds’ favorite restaurants: North Point Grill. Everyone in attendance had nothing but praise and admiration for Gearlds. “She is truly a wonderful person and you could not meet a nicer person anywhere,” said Lessie Hatton. “At her age she is so sharp and her mind is so clear, I wish I had her mind right now. Billie Matthews said, “Inez and I have been bridge partners and friends for a number of years. She's got more energy than I do and we have had a lot of fun together. We just enjoy some of the same things, and I love her. The well wishes continued throughout the
evening, including a visit from WXII news anchor and St. Paul member Wanda Starke, who came by to wish Gearlds a happy birthday. Cunningham was glad the party turned out so well even though she only had a short period of time to put things together. She says she was honored to be able to celebrate Gearlds birthday in this manner. “She is such a special, strong, spiritual, wise and encouraging woman,” Cunningham continued. “It was important that we continued to celebrate her life. She still gives so much of herself to the community and it’s amazing to see how God is still blessing her.” Gearlds says she was overwhelmed by the
has ``talked to some movers and we've found that we can move the church over on some additional gas property that's already been remediated,'' Sherrouse said. The move might involve removing the church's brick facade, which was added in the 1920s, and possibly leaving its original wood exterior, but the exterior remains ``up for debate,'' he said.
``Our plan is a little larger than just saving the church,'' he said. ``It's also to try to make it a catalyst for redevelopment around the church.'' The authority has agreed to serve as interim owner of the church and is trying to raise additional funds for moving the building. The church will move to a site Atlanta Gas Light will donate for that purpose, Sherrouse said. Later, the group will
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turnout of her party. She says she wasn't expecting this but was so happy. “I just feel great and wonderful to have people think that much of me,” she said. “I'm just elated, completely elated. It does my heart good for me to know that people still think about me and think that I'm a good person. It makes me feel good that people think enough about me to come out and celebrate with me because I had no idea.” Rev. Jenkins says he was more than happy to assist in the party for Gearlds because she is so important to the church community at St. Paul. “This is a blessing and I'm really happy to be here on her 95th birthday,” Jenkins said. “She is a blessing and she is an integral part of everything we do. She is a positive spirit and she is an inspiration to all.” Phyllis Harrell-Vaughn added, “I was invited to come to St. Paul by Ms. Gearlds and I joined the church after the first service I attended. I just love her and she is so genuine. She just accepts you for who you are.”
develop plans for renovating the church and determine its new use as an art or performance space, museum, business incubator or some other purpose, he said. The authority has obtained a grant from the group Partners for Sacred Places to assist as well as agreement from Atlanta Gas Light to pay for moving the church, Sherrouse said.
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BEFORE THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM HOUSING FILE 2016120333 COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF HEARING SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
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Property Located at: 5420 Becks Church Road, Apt. 1 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Known as Tax Block 3458 Lot(s) 106 On City County Tax Map
This Complaint and Notice of hearing is drawn and given under the provisions of the Housing Code of the City of WinstonSalem. It appears that the house located at 5420 Becks Church Road, Apt. 1, the property being known as Block 3458 Lot(s) 106 is unfit for human habitation under the standards-of-fitness prescribed in the Housing Code of the City of Winston-Salem. You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held before the undersigned or his designated agent in City Hall South, 100 E. 1st Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at 1:30 pm on the 15th day of March, 2017, when and where all parties owning or having a interest in the aforesaid property may show cause, if any they have, why an ORDER should not be entered finding said housing to be unfit for human habitation and directing that it be repaired or demolished.
You are further notified that the owner of the aforesaid property and all parties in interest have a right to file an answer to this Complaint in the Office of the undersigned at any time prior to, or at the time set for, the hearing of this matter, and, also, to appear in person, or otherwise, and give testimony at the time and place above fixed.
This notice applies to all next of kin of the property owner(s) of the address at 5420 Becks Church Road, Apt 1. including known or unknown heirs, devisees, successors, transferees, legal representatives, (deceased) or any other assigns whether in being or not in being, or en ventre sa mere, including those under mental disability, in the military service, minors, the spouse of each, if any, the beneficiaries or trustees of each, if any, all other persons, firms, or corporations, active or dissolved, foreign or domestic, who now have, or might in any contingency have, or claim, or may hereafter claim, any right, title or interest or estate this property. Sharon Richmond Code Enforcement Project Supervisor
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This Complaint and Notice of hearing is drawn and given under the provisions of the Housing Code of the City of WinstonSalem. It appears that the house located at 5101 Fredonia Avenue (house & accy. bldg. #1), the property being known as Block 2289 Lot(s) 070 is unfit for human habitation under the standards-of-fitness prescribed in the Housing Code of the City of Winston-Salem. You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held before the undersigned or his designated agent in City Hall South, 100 E. 1st Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at 1:30 pm on the 13th day of March, 2017, when and where all parties owning or having a interest in the aforesaid property may show cause, if any they have, why an ORDER should not be entered finding said housing to be unfit for human habitation and directing that it be repaired or demolished.
You are further notified that the owner of the aforesaid property and all parties in interest have a right to file an answer to this Complaint in the Office of the undersigned at any time prior to, or at the time set for, the hearing of this matter, and, also, to appear in person, or otherwise, and give testimony at the time and place above fixed. This notice applies to all next of kin of the property owner(s) of the address at 5101 Fredonia Avenue (house & accy. bldg. #1) . including known or unknown heirs, devisees, successors, transferees, legal representatives, (deceased) or any other assigns whether in being or not in being, or en ventre sa mere, including those under mental disability, in the military service, minors, the spouse of each, if any, the beneficiaries or trustees of each, if any, all other persons, firms, or corporations, active or dissolved, foreign or domestic, who now have, or might in any contingency have, or claim, or may hereafter claim, any right, title or interest or estate this property. Sharon Richmond, Code Enforcement Project Supervisor Date Issued: February 9, 2017
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Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Louise Lynette Wilson (17 E 220), also known as Louise L. Wilson, deceased January 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 May 11, 2017 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 9th day of February, 2017.
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Property Located at: 903 Mulberry Street Winston-Salem, North Carolina, known as Tax Block 0583 Lot(s) 007 on City County Tax Map
This matter being heard before the undersigned employee of the City of WinstonSalem Community and Business Development Department whose assigned duties include the enforcement of the Housing Code, at 1:30 clock on the 2nd day of December, 2016, pursuant to Complaint and Notice of Hearing duly issued by the undersigned as required by law, and appearance having been made by or on behalf of the owners and other parties in interest as follows: Owner or Agent Did not appear or contact this office in regard to the hearing, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the structure located at 903 Mulberry Street, said structure being situated on Block 0583,Lot(s) 007, as shown on the CityCounty Tax Map, be and the said is hereby condemned as a dwelling unfit for human habitation, and the owner thereof is hereby Ordered and Directed to make the necessary repairs to bring said structure within a period of 30 days from this date; and, if the owner fails to bring the said structure into compliance with the Code of the City of Winston-Salem within 30 days from the date of this ORDER, he is hereby Ordered and Directed to demolish said structure, and is hereby advised that the undersigned will apply to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Winston-Salem for adoption of a resolution concurring with this ORDER of demolition.
Any decision or order of the Housing Conservation Administrator may be appealed within ten (10) days from the rendering of the decision or service of the ORDER, and shall be taken by filing with the Housing Conservation Administrator and with the Zoning Board of Adjustment a Notice of Appeal which shall specify the grounds upon which the appeal is based. This notice applies to all next of kin of the property owner(s) of the address at 903 Mulberry Street including known or unknown heirs, devisees, successors, transferees, legal representatives, (deceased) or any other assigns whether in being or not in being, or en ventre sa mere, including those under mental disability, in the military service, minors, the spouse of each, if any, the beneficiaries or trustees of each, if any, all other persons, firms, or corporations, active or dissolved, foreign or domestic, who now have, or might in any contingency have, or claim, or may hereafter claim, any right, title or interest or estate this property. Sharon Richmond, Code Enforcement Project Supervisor Date Issued: December 15, 2016
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