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Winston-Salem also faces projected bus budget deficit BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

The Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) faces the challenges of adjusting the new routes to accommodate rider complaints and a projected budget deficit. During a Jan. 17 meeting, City Council members said they’d received praise and many complaints about the new routes. Dan Besse, who heads the council’s public works committee, said that small

changes, like moving a bus stop, can be made immediately. Bigger adjustments, like altering or adding routes, could be months away. He said WSTA is currently compiling suggestions on the routes, and will present proposed changes in April to the committee. WSTA replaced its old bus routes with 30 new ones this year. The new routes are designed for shorter ride times with more

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direct ways to get to destinations. Originally, they were drawn up to be revenue neutral, but the routes that went into effect actually cost $500,000 more a year than the old system. They were designed after an extensive review of the bus system. Since the new routes often stick to main roads, some communities and destinations that rely on buses found the routes no longer included them. During the more than 20 public sessions, many spoke up about these issues and changes were made so bus service could continue near places like IFB Solutions (formally Industries for the Blind) and Green Street Baptist Church,

Two individuals light a candle during the prayer vigil at Parkway United Church of Christ.

which serves low-income families with its Shalom Project. However, that was not true for others. During the comment session last week, several people said they lost bus service with the new routes. Rev. Dennis Leach of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church said the routes no longer pass through the area his church is in, which contains Skyline Village Apartments. He said it’s a food desert that’s not near a grocery store and has many low-income families that depend on bus service. “I am here tonight … to ask those in this chamber for your help in restoring bus

Lawmakers warn of fight over city’s body cam bill

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The Winston-Salem City Council has asked local lawmakers to give authority back to the city to release police body camera footage. The City Council annually meets with its local legislative delegation to discuss legislation it would like to see in the General Assembly. Due to a meeting and personal conflicts, Republican lawmakers didn’t attend the meeting at City Hall on Jan. 20. Democratic state lawmakers Sen. Paul Lowe, Rep. Ed Hanes and Rep. Evelyn Terry did make it. Last year, the Republican-dominated General Assembly passed a law, now in effect, that prohibits the release of police body and dash cam footage without a

The prayer vigil at Parkway United Church of Christ brought people of all faiths together for a common cause.

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A multi-faith prayer vigil was held this past Sunday in light of the presidential inauguration on Friday. The vigil joined similar vigils organized around the country within the first 100 hours of the inauguration through a coalition of organizations, including Interfaith Power & Light and GreenFaith. The event was held at Parkway United Church of Christ. The gathering included songs, sacred text, silence and prayers for the new administration. It also included prayers for the courage and persistence of all citizens to continue to work for change in areas of climate change, racial justice, a sustainable energy policy, economic justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQIA rights and the dignity of all faith traditions. The Rev. C. Anthony Jones, senior pastor of United

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, led the congregation in a rendition of “This Little Light Of Mine.” He says events like this highlight the diversity and unity here in the city of Winston-Salem. “More importantly, it shows that even though we may be of different faiths there are a lot more similarities Pastor Schaub than differences,” Jones said. “When you look at a puzzle, if all the pieces were the same, you would never get the puzzle together, so you have to have diversity to make it work. We no longer need to call it differences. We just need to simply call it diversity.” Toure' Marshall, pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church

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N.C. Rep. Ed Hanes and City Council Member Denise “D.D.” Adams talk after a meeting at City Hall last week. court order. The city requested legislation that would allow for a local officer’s footage to be released or reviewed with an opportunity for the district attorney’s office and the officer to put a hold on it, if needed. The state’s body camera policy currently puts obstacles in the way of the city releasing footage to ease public tensions, like it did last year after 31-year-old Travis Page died in police custody. But it also prevents what were previously common practices, like letting the police citizens review board see cam footage or letting a parent see See Lawmakers on A2


WASHINGTON – At Talladega College, a tiny historically black institution 55 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama, the president, the administration, the band director and the school’s 230-member marching band are as giddy as a 9-year-old a week before Christmas. In this case, however, Santa Claus, in the names of Donald Trump and his supporters and Fox-TV’s Bill O’Reilly and his millions of viewers have already come to town and left the cash-strapped school $670,000 to march in Trump’s inauguration. And now it’s time to go shopping. See Band on A2


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in Winston-Salem, delivered the call to action during the vigil. He laid out a plan he thinks is needed in order to have a spiritual movement. It included praying, preparing the next generation, partnering with one another and playing because you must have joy in your life. “Personally, this election made me realize that a movement for love and justice is a movement that must be sustained,” said Marshall. “With the election of Barack

“Personally, this election made me realize that a movement for love and justice is a movement that must be sustained.”

Obama I think me and others made assumptions about how open and accepting our society has become. But it’s no secret that with the rhetoric our current president used on his campaign brought up the question is everyone equal in this country.” Craig Schaub, minister at Parkway United, said he received an invitation to hold the vigil from Interfaith Power & Light. He said he was more than happy to hold the vigil at his church. “We gathered people from various faith traditions to plan this and we wanted to lift up our concerns for climate change initially, Schaub said. “We then immediately said we needed to make it broader than that. It’s always important for people of faith and even people of no faith to come together to share a sense of the sacred in life, in community and see what happens.” Schaub says he has a deep sense of gratitude for those who put the service together. He says this is a stepping stone for everyone to build on moving forward as a multifaith community in Forsyth County.



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services to a community that was already feeling the pain of being boxed in and closed off, a community filled with people who are struggling to make ends meet, a community crying out for help,” said Leach. The bus routes that are closest to the community now go down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with a bus stop at the intersection of Williamson Street. According to Google Maps, it takes at least an 8to 11-minute to walk from the apartments or the church to the stop. Renee Wilkins is disabled and said that’s a long, painful walk for her that includes a trek down a busy road with no sidewalks. She said it was difficult for bus riders with canes, wheelchairs and children in strollers. She also said the changes in routes and bus schedules is making it difficult for people to get to and from work. Some have even lost their jobs. “We’re already feeling isolated and it’s just like we’re being neglected now for real,” she said. City Council Member Robert Clark said during last week’s meeting he voted against the new routes because it was too much change at once, since businesses don’t overhaul

everything they do overnight. During the Dec. 21, 2015 meeting, when Clark voted against the routes, he said that it was the increased cost of the routes he objected to. The increased cost is one of the reasons why the WSTA has a projected $1.8 million budget deficit for next fiscal year. Other factors include the expense of Sunday service and reduced ridership due to lower gas prices. Staff presented several options to balance the WSTA budget during a Jan. 10 public works meeting, One thing no council member on the committee was interested in was raising bus fares, which are currently $1, in the face of rider dissatisfaction with the new routes. The committee was considering increasing rates for advertising on buses, raising the TransAid fare with an end to its pay exemption policy and raising the vehicle tax by $5. Winston-Salem spends the least out of its general fund on its bus service of any major North Carolina city. TransAid, which provides on-demand rides to handicap people, currently only charges 50 cent, with most riders using it for free with the fare exemption.

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Rev. Dennis Leach pleads for bus routes to return to the community where Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is located in during a Jan. 17 City Council meeting.

City Council Member Derwin Montgomery and N.C. Rep. Evelyn Terry chat after a meeting at City Hall last week.

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footage of an incident involving their child. All the legislators agreed with the sentiments but said such legislation, even if it just applied to Winston-Salem, would be difficult to get through the General Assembly. Hanes was concerned that it would jeopardize the abili-


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Visions of new trumpets, clarinets, Sousaphones, drums and trombones are dancing in their heads. There’s talk of a new band room big enough for all the members of the Great Tornado Marching Band to get in without stepping over each other. The college is even considering its own buses to get the band to performances at NFL games, the New Orleans Mardi Gras and the numerous other venues the band plays annually. “This has been an absolutely amazing ride,” said Greg Wilson, a spokesman for the college who rode back to Talladega on the buses with the band. “What started out as a GoFundMe account just to get to D.C. to participate in the inauguration has morphed into something far greater. “In terms of the financials, it’s a blessing. We’re thankful for it. The band has an immense amount of needs.” Probably no one is happier than Talladega President Billy Hawkins. “This is also a demonstration that we made the right decision to allow our students the opportunity to participate in a civic ceremony,” Hawkins said Tuesday. “It provided our stu-

(Left) N.C. Sen. Paul Lowe and Mayor Allen Joines talk after a meeting at City Hall last week. Photos by Todd Luck

ty to get state funds for police body cameras. “It’s going to make it very difficult to deal with those folks on those issues,” said Hanes. Hanes at first said simply ignoring the state law would have fewer consequences than trying to pass a new law on the subject. He said there’s no enforcement clause in the body cam law because debate on the bill was stopped before

dents this opportunity to be a part of history and something they will remember for the rest of their lives.” A little over a month ago, the college was the target of scorn nationally from activists and alumni for agreeing to participate in the inauguration of a president-elect largely loathed by AfricanAmericans. The band had applied to march in the parade long before the election, but when Trump won on Nov. 9 instead of Hillary Clinton and invited the band to participate, an avalanche of criticism engulfed the school. Shirley Ferrill of Fairfield, Alabama, a member of the graduating class of 1974, told The Associated Press that she and other alumni were horrified to hear news of the school’s participation. She said she didn’t want her alma mater to seem as if it was supporting Trump in any way. She created a petition asking for the withdrawal of the band from the inaugural festivities that gathered over 2,000 signatures. Poet Nikky Finney, a Talladega graduate and professor at the University of South Carolina, said she felt the band should not celebrate Trump. “The college had sold out the history of Talladega College for chicken change [and] maybe a tin star on a hatemonger’s parade

it could be included. City staff said they would be hesitant to violate even an unenforceable state law. City Council Member Dan Besse said that if the city did violate the law, he expected that the General Assembly would react with an emergency session. Lowe said lawmakers from rural counties, which make up most of the N.C. Senate, would oppose it.

They want to leave body cam issues to the courts. “We’re up against a wall here,” said Lowe. But despite the challenges, all three lawmakers did say they were willing to propose the bill. They’ll be working with the city’s lobbyists to figure out the best way to propose it. The other proposals from City Council are likely to be less controversial

in Raleigh. Terry said that there’s actually bi-partisan support for the city’s proposal on raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina to 18 years-old. “There is momentum for this,” she said. The rest of the proposed legislation included allowing the city to recoup advertising costs on housing codes complaint ads by

adding it to the lien on the property, a resolution to eliminate a provision in the city charter on the signature requirement for unaffiliated candidates that conflicted with state law and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees equal rights for women

One third of all Talledega students are members of the marching band that performed during the inauguration. The money from the trip will go to scholarships, new equipment and facilities, administration officials said.

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Talladega College President Billy Hawkins, center, is surrounded by the media and students during a send off to Washington to march in the inaugural parade. Hawkins took a great deal of criticism for the band's participation. route,” Finney told the college president appeared on the Bill O’Reilly show New York Times. Much of that criticism on Fox TV, the money flooded in. The college was directed at Hawkins. “They’ve said that I received $670,000 in the have shamed the college by Go Fund Me account in a making this decision and mere 15 days. The contributions were have had folks to say I am a disgrace to my African- led by large donors. chipped in American race,” he said O’Reilly during a television inter- $25,000. Ophelia and Juan view before the inaugura- Roca, two Miami-based philanthropists, gave tion. With such a furor, $6,000. That was followed Hawkins considered by two anonymous donors pulling out, but decided to of $5,000 each, then scores of four figure donations. go after all. “This was never about More than 50 people gave politics and those who at least $1,000. The donations were were critical of this didn’t think about the students,” often accompanied by he said. “They deserve the comments reflecting the same right to participate in donor’s support of Trump this parade just like all the and O’Reilly. “Congratulations to the other parade participants.” The band set up a Go band, to O'Reilly and Fund Me account with the O'Reilly Factor, to the colgoal of $75,000. In the lege,” the Rocas wrote. beginning, there was a “I'm very proud of your slight trickle, but after the students.”

Ferrill said she wished her petition had moved the school not to participate and she still feels the school made a mistake. “For me, it transcends the money,” she said Tuesday as she quoted a passage from the Bible, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?’” For the band and the school, the influx of cash has been a godsend. One third of the school’s 800 students participates in the band, officials said, and most of those students as well as at least half of the

students on are some form of federal loans. “Financial aid is a challenge to pay for, especially for students at historically black colleges,” Hawkins said. “Now we will be able to provide additional scholarships.” He said he hopes to build on the school’s success, with alumni and others. “I would like to see a new established donor base and I would hope that those that gave would continue to support the band and Talladega College,” he said. “It was so, so positive.”

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Students from Carver High School made the trip to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump.

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Local students reflect on the installation of President Trump BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

A group of students from Carver High School took a field trip they will remember for the rest of their lives last week when they made the trip to Washington, D.C. to witness Donald Trump be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In less than two weeks, students enrolled in Carver’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AHT) planned the entire trip from where they would stay, to how they would get around. AHT is a member of NAF (formerly known as National Academy Foundation), a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career and future ready. Senior Adrieanna Thacker said it was a lot of work putting everything together. She said they didn’t receive confirmation office that they were approved for tickets until the day before Christmas break, leaving them with only a week and a half to plan the entire trip. “We had a little over a week to put everything together. It was tough, but we got it done,” Thacker said. Business education teacher Dewayne Tillman, who helped the students plan the trip together, said he was proud of the students’ hard work. Tillman said they were selected from hundreds of people vying for tickets. He said, “after sending a letter to Rep. Virgnia Foxx’s office all they could do was wait. “When we finally got the word, the students got to work. It was a long process, but the students were determined to get it done, and they did.” Carver alumni and administrators also played a major role in making the trip possible. During an interview with The Chronicle earlier this week, Tillman said he was also proud of the way the student’s carried themselves during the trip. Although Carver has gotten a bad rap in recent years for being one of the county’s dark spots, Tillman said, “The students represented this school and this community with class and dignity.” Even when faced with adversity, the students showed class. Once in the nation’s capital, the students were met by several Trump supporters who were surprised to see a group of minority students there for the inauguration and not the protest. “One lady actually asked us were we there as protesters,” continued Thacker. “She was shocked when we said we were there for the inauguration.” Even though they caught strange looks throughout the inauguration Thacker and other students said they kept an open mind and wanted to really listen to what President Donald Trump had to say. Senior and future N.C. A&T University Aggie, Mitzi Pastrana said although she isn’t a Trump supporter, she is looking forward to seeing if he brings everyone together as he vowed to do in his acceptance speech. “He talked about working together and a lot of other stuff, but only time will tell,” Pastrana said. When asked what she learned from the experience, Thacker, who will be attending Hampton University in the fall, said she learned how important voting really is. Although she wasn’t old enough to vote during the 2016 election, Thacker said in preparation for the 2018 election she will be encouraging others who will be eligible for the first time to get out and vote. “If we don’t want another president like Trump, then we must get out and vote. It’s simple,” said Thacker. “After this experience and seeing the lack of diversity at the inauguration, it’s important that we tell our brothers, sisters and everybody else to vote.”

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City Council receives sanctuary city petition

Gwenette Robertson speaks in support of the sanctuary city petition at the Tuesday, Jan. 20, meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council.

By Todd LuCk The ChroniCLe

Local groups are asking the city to ratify a sanctuary city petition affirming its commitment to civil liberties. There is no legal definition of a sanctuary city, but generally they’re cities like san Francisco that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The petition presented to the City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 17, doesn’t go that far. it asks for the city 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.” it also asks for commitments to not profile or gather information on groups and to “ensure civil liberties of all persons and enforce protection from discrimination.” it also says drivers without a license should only be given a citation for the offense, which is already being done under state law. Gwenette robertson, who’s with the Winston-salem sanctuary Coalition, said after the meeting that the resolution is closely modeled after a civil liberties resolution that Asheville passed in 2013. she said the petition is anticipating constitu-

tional issues that may arise from President donald Trump’s promises to immediately deport at least 2 million undocumented immigrants and to have increased scrutiny of Muslims. during last week’s City Council meeting, robertson said that imam khalid Griggs of the Community Mosque strongly supported the petition. she said mosques in Winston-salem have recently received death threats. The Ministers’ Conference of Winston-salem and Vicinity is a part of the coalition pushing for the petition. rev. Alvin Carlisle said the conference supports the city taking a stand on civil liberties. “People shouldn’t have to live in fear,” he said. other member groups in the coalition include el Cambio, Winston united Against hate, Winston-salem united for racial Justice and Winston-salem socialists. Last week’s meeting was standing room only in the council chamber with another room open for the overflow crowd. Almost all of those who spoke on the petition were in favor of it. Jennifer Castillo, who was born in

County to vote on mandatory recycling and garbage service

By Todd LuCk The ChroniCLe

Forsyth County commissioners are preparing to vote on mandatory universal curbside recycling and garbage service for the unincorporated parts of Forsyth County. The move comes after a voluntary subscription service for curbside recycling in incorporated areas ended last month. Waste industries didn’t renew its contract with the county because it was providing the service at a loss. it was the second contractor to do so. Minor Barnette, director of Forsyth’s environmental assistance and protection office, said the county has received more than 200 calls about the end of curbside recycling. “everyone who used the service is disappointed they lost it,” he told commissioners during a briefing on Thursday, Jan 19. he presented commissioners with several options, including combining recycling and garbage collection into a single subscription service or making just recycling a mandatory service. Commissioners wanted to act on a third option: combining both garbage and recycling into a single universal service for all incorporated households who pay for it with a fee on their annual tax bill. All 22,000 incorporated households in the county would receive bins for garbage and recycling that would be collected regularly. Barnette said he was


confident that he could negotiate the cost down to $15 a month or less per household. Barnette will present a plan to commissioners in their Feb. 2 briefing, which they could ratify on Feb. 13. After approval, it would take several months before implementation but there may be a way to make some curbside recycling services available before then. “We need to do something soon,” said County Commissioner Chair dave Plyler. Plyler said he would vote for a universal plan, as did commissioners everette Witherspoon and Walter Marshall, who have been vocal in their support of universal curbside recycling. “i think it is something we need to do,” said Marshall. Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt asked if the item could be put on the agenda to vote on it this week, but commissioners richard Linville and don Martin wanted to see a detailed plan before voting on it. no commissioner voiced opposition to a


move to mandatory recycling and garbage services during the briefing. The curbside recycling service that ended had 2,600 customers, while the optional garbage subscription service has 19,000 subscribers currently. right now, the garage service alone costs $14.29 a month. The county has had problems for years with households that don’t subscribe to the garbage service letting trash build up on their property or illegally dumping it. Barnette and several commissioners said that a universal mandatory service will greatly reduce that problem. Barnette told commissioners that curbside providers have been very interested in serving all 22,000 unincorporated households in a universal program. it’s possible the county may let its current garbage pickup contractors provide recycling collection or it may open the new combined service up for bids.

Jennifer Castillo speaks about her family’s experiences with deportation during the Tuesday, Jan. 20, meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council.

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California, recalled waking up to federal authorities taking her father away for deportation. she said families are torn apart by immigration enforcement. When a loved one gets deported, families have to a make difficult decision on whether to stay in the united states or join that loved one by moving to a country that often the children in the family have never known. “Would you look at me and say that i am somebody that is undeserving to live in this community?” she said. Valeria Cobos, who’s lived in Winston-salem since 2001, said that despite their undocumented status, her family has lived and contributed to the city for many years. she said they shouldn’t have to fear deportation. “All of the roots that we’ve sown here are just going to be uplifted and we’re going to be deported because of none other than racism and discrimination,” said Cobos, who is now a permanent resident after being undocumented most of her life. one speaker did point out that a 2016 north Carolina law prohibits cities and counties from having sanctuary ordinances. it prevents local governments from having “any policy, ordinance, or

procedure that limits or restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.” The only City Council member to respond to the petition during the meeting was derwin Montgomery, who said he’ll take up the petition for discussion in the general governance committee, which he chairs. “i think it’s something we have to have a conversation about,” he said. Most of the petition is a reflection of numerous protections that are already law. immigration is already enforced by federal agents, not local governments, but local law enforcement does honor federal detainers on individuals already in custody. There’s already laws against police profiling minorities and restriction on things like driver’s license checkpoints to ensure they don’t target particular communities. The Winston-salem/Forsyth County schools does not check the immigration status of students, and a 1982 united states supreme Court ruling says that undocumented children have a constitutional right to free public school education.

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By Cash MiChaels For The ChroniCle

as of Friday, Jan. 20, it is a new world for the 107 historically black colleges and universities across the country and the U.s. Virgin islands. Donald J. Trump is now the new republican president, and many in the black academic world are either very hopeful for a fruitful relationship, or so cautious about what the change in executive leadership in Washington, D.C. means, they’re very much in a wait-and-see mode. “at this time, it is premature for us to comment,” Jay r. Davis, director of Communications and Media relations for Winston-salem state University, said Tuesday when contacted to comment for this story. other north Carolina hBCUs – there are five public and five private hBCUs in the state – that were also contacted did not offer comment by press time. But in a Dec. 8, 2016, story for McClatchy newspapers, ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. smith University in Charlotte, said, ““i think it’s a bit premature to try to guess or deduce what he’ll do and what the priorities will be for higher education in general and historically black colleges and universities in particular.”

The news organization also reported that since Trump’s dramatic win in november, hBCU officials and Trump advisers have been huddling, having discussions that some participants describe as listening sessions and sales pitches for the

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incoming administration to heavily invest in the 100-plus hBCU campuses, which are home to about 300,000 students. it also helps that omarosa Manigault, seen as President Donald Trump’s closest black adviser, and White house liaison to the african-american community, graduated from Central state University in ohio. she attended a meeting of hBCU presidents at the national association of equal opportunity in higher education in

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had former U.s. secretary of state hillary Clinton won the presidency, she promised to create a $25 billion fund to help hBCUs. now the question is what is Trump willing to do to show his support now that he’s in office, and should hBCUs reach out to him? "it is vital that north Carolina a&T state University maintain a healthy rela-

tionship with the executive branch,” Chancellor harold l. Martin sr. of north Carolina agricultural and Technical state University in Greensboro, said in a statement Tuesday. “like universities and colleges across the country, we are watching closely the confirmation process for the secretary of education nominee (Betsy Devos). We will also be monitoring work later this year toward re-authorization of the higher education act, which will be critically important to a&T and our peers across north Carolina and the country." Chancellor Martin, named the nation’s most influential leader of an hBCU by hBCU Digest, continued, "as the nation's largest historically black university, a&T recognizes that these issues and others impact many students at our university and campuses around the United states.  We look forward to working with officials in the new administration as we continue to provide an outstanding education for our students at a&T and enhance the impact of our research and outreach on our community and the region." as of the fall of 2014, the university had 10,725 students. There is one hopeful sign, observers say. Pres. Trump has proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to help rebuild roads and bridges across the nation. rep. alma adams [D-nC-12] told McClatchy in December, “i would hope the incoming president would carve out somewhere in his infrastructure program a niche for hBCUs,” she said in an interview. “We clearly need work on these campuses.”

Black women in n.C., U.s. are dying disproportionately of cervical cancer

according to a new study published this week, african-american women are dying of cervical cancer at an alarming rate – 77 percent higher – than previously thought. Unlike other cancers, the disease is completely preventable with the proper Pap screening test and hPV vaccinations. But unfortunately, because many black women do not get preventative Pap screening tests, they are diagnosed too late for effective treatments to help. To add insult to injury, with the announced intentions of the Trump administration and the republican-led Congress to gut, then end the affordable Care act, without a reasonable, comprehensive replacement plan in sight, many of the preventative services that helped physicians identify cancer patients early for treatment will be lost, especially to poor women of color, observers say. “Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus [or womb],” according to the office on Women’s health (oWh) at the U.s. Dept. of health and human services. “Most cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus [hPV],” the oWh continued, adding, “Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent with regular Pap screening tests and hPV vaccination. it is also very curable when found and treated early.” Men do not get cervical cancer, and nor do women who have had a hysterectomy where their cervix has been removed. approximately 12,000 women in the United states get cervical cancer annually, oWh states. While all women are at risk, females 30 years old and older are most likely to contract it usually through sexual

contact, mostly high risk. The viral infection can be present for years, developing into cervical cancer through smoking, contracting hiV/aiDs, taking birth control pills for five years or more, or having given birth to three or more children. There maybe no symptoms for a while, until the cervical cancer is advanced, in which case there may be either vaginal bleeding or discharge. a doctor should be seen immediately. as reported this week in the peer-reviewed medical journal Cancer and The new york Times, “The death rate from cervical cancer in the United states is considerably higher than previously estimated, and the disparity in death rates between black women an white women is significantly wider.” The Times continued, “The rate at which black american women are dying from the disease is comparable to that of women in many poor developing nations, researchers reported.” Based of health data from 2000-2012, the mortality rate for black women is 10.1 per 100,000, compared to 4.7 per 100,000 for whites. Previously, studies had the mortality rate from cervical cancer for black women at 5.7 per 100,000, and white women at 3.2 per 100,000. ironically, researchers had previously reported that mortality rates for black and white women were tracking down in recent years. in north Carolina, researchers at UnCChapel hill determined in 2012 that there were areas of the state with higher mortality rates per cervical cancer infection than the rest of the nation. after studying cervical cancer cases in the state from 1998 – 2007, UnC researchers determined even then that though most cases were among white

women, black women were 10.6 per 100,000, while whites were 7.3 per 100,000. Black women, however, died from the disease disproportionately at 4.5 per 100,000 (compared to 2.2 per 100,000 for whites, and 2.2 for hispanic women). Most importantly, the poorer the north Carolina county was, the higher the prevalence of cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates were. The north Carolina Central Cancer registry shows that in 2015, black women were most likely to die as a result. according to state statistics, 350 women in north Carolina are diagnosed with it annually, with 100 resulting in deaths. Depending on their age, younger women (21 to 30) should be tested once every three years, women 30 – 64 should get a Pap and hPV test once every five years, according to the oWh. in Forsyth County, if you want to be screened for cervical cancer, and you’re between 40 and 64 years of age (with an emphasis of 50-64) go to the Wo m a n w i s e / W i s e WoMan Clinic at the Forsyth County Department of health, Clinic B, on 799 north highland avenue in Winston-salem. The clinic is free of charge for those who have no insurance (or insurance with high deductible), no Medicaid, and no Medicare Part B. a woman under age 40 must be symptomatic to be seen. appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 336-703-3196, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. appointment times vary – two morning appointments and two afternoon appointments are scheduled each day Monday through Friday. Women seeking testing can also go to the north Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). The

program serves north Carolina women who are uninsured or underinsured, who don’t have Medicare or Medicaid, and who are between the ages of 21 and

64. The program serves women who have a household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, meaning a single woman can qualify

for the program if her income is up to $29,700 a year. it provides Pap tests and other screening services.




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Mount Airy shows world it ain’t really Mayberry

Mount Airy is known to the world as Mayberry from “The Andy Griffith Show.” The show seemed to highlight a North Carolina town. We heard about places we know about, such as Raleigh. We knew about Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bea and the gang as they went through their day-to-day struggles. Reruns are seen on TV today. Mind you, black people were rarely seen on the show, but that didn’t stop many from looking at it. Mount Airy has a celebration of Mayberry every year, and no doubt some black people attend, if not but to check out the town that Andy Griffith grew up in. But now that Donald Trump has been elected president, the truth is out for black people. No one on “The Andy Griffith Show” talked about black people in the manner of the current mayor of Mount Airy, David Rowe, 72. The town is struggling amid its affinity for tourism, but the only thing a Washington Post reporter reported in a Jan. 5 story that Rowe said about black people was about the young black men who wear their pants low. From the Washington Post: “But the mayor acknowledges that the 1950s and ’60s were not idyllic for all Americans. He wouldn’t, for example, want to go back to the days when there were separate water fountains at the local Sears for whites and blacks. At the same time, he said, African Americans often bring hardship on themselves. Asked to explain what he meant, he amended the statement to mean young blacks. “’When you’re my age and you see an African American boy with pants at their knees, you can’t appreciate them,’ he said, noting that he would never employ someone who dressed that way. ‘I’m worried about when a person chooses to dresses like that, what kind of effect will that person have on society.”’ Mount Airy is 84 percent white, 8.2 percent black and 6.7 percent Hispanic, according to 2010 census data, The Washington Post says. What about the black tourist who brings dollars to buy items in Mount Airy? Even if the tourist brought cash, would Mount Airy not welcome him or her? Then there is the question: What did you do to help that young man? And a pastor and his wife were quoted as saying they want African-Americans to help themselves, not come to them because they think they are owed something. The pastor and his wife want to worship Jesus as they see fit. So, Mount Airy is not really Mayberry. As its mills closed and it has gone downhill, the people in the city of about 10,000 put their bets on Donald Trump, who says he will “make America great again.” The Washington Post said an overwhelming number of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, 81 percent to 16 percent, according to exit poll results. We believe in what Ron Jessup, 68, said. The Washington Post said he grew up in Mount Airy during the 1950s and ’60s, and thought the place was generally friendly — as long as he and other blacks obeyed the racist laws and social mores of the time. “Sometimes we use Christianity when it’s convenient for what we want,” Jessup said. “You can’t allow someone to have racist remarks and then go to church and talk about Jesus as the center of your life.” And we believe in what Apostle Paul said in the Bible: “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” Romans 14:13, New International Version (NIV)


Emancipation Association needs your money, support To the Editor:

A personal plea for W-S/FC EMANCIPATION ASSOCIATION SUPPORT: As a long-time member and past leader of the local organization, having learned of its purpose, goals/objectives, strengths and weaknesses, I am making this early plea for your support throughout the year, rather than to wait until the last minute to give it consideration. The Board of Directors meets at least 10 times during the year to take care of the business and work of the organization and sponsors its ANNUAL EMANCIPATION ASSOCIATION CELEBRATION on January 1, unless January 1 comes on a Sunday, at which time it is held on the following Monday. Including the excellent programs with dignitaries, outstanding speakers, great music/musicians, recognition of members and financial supporters, the organization awards meaningful scholarships to graduating high school scholars. As you can envision/understand, it takes money to finance such a celebration. Membership fee is $10.00 per person. Contributions of $25.00 or more qualify an individual or organization's name to be printed in the program and newsletter, plus to receive a newsletter prior to the celebration. Individuals, families, churches, organizations are encouraged to put the Emancipation Association in your budget and pay your commitment ASAP. Checks may be written to: WS/FC Emancipation Association and mailed to Mrs. Larn Dillard or to the Hanes Hosiery Center, 205 Reynolds Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, where the group meets. The Board had its recent ANNUAL MEETING and elected new officers on this past Monday, January 23, 2017. All citizens are encouraged to commend the Board of its past and present work/accomplishments, and show them your support with a membership/contribution! Thanks for spreading this message to family, friends, churches and organizations to which you belong! HAVE A FREE, PEACEFUL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! Rudolph V. Boone Sr. Immediate Past President (as of Jan. 22, 2017) Wiinston-Salem/Forsyth County Emancipation Association

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year of moral resistance To the Editor:

Today [Jan. 21], I felt proud to be a North Carolinian. Tens of thousands of people across the state took to the streets and made the #WomensMarch so powerful it could not be ignored. An estimated 17,000 people in Raleigh and 10,000 people in both Charlotte and Asheville and that is only three of the dozens of events that took place. I was in Siler City as we continue to fight the deportation of Yosselin Herrera, a Chatham County high school student who came to North Carolina in 2014 fleeing genderbased gang violence in her native El Salvador. She knows that a deportation could mean her death sentence. Today I stood with Yosselin, her family, and many of our immigrant justice partners calling that she be granted asylum. We know that she is not the only one facing this future. Now more than ever, we must be committed to fighting for each other and today North Carolina proved that we are ready to do just that. Today was only the beginning of a year of massive #MoralResistance. I look forward to seeing you all again in Raleigh on February 11 for the 11th annual Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People's Assembly as we continue to demand a government that respects the dignity of all of its people and that governs for the good of the whole. Congratulations to the NC Women's March. You have inspired the nation and you have inspired me. Forward together, not one step back! Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President N.C. NAACP Durham

Provide jobs, insurance coverage for N.C. citizens To the Editor:

North Carolina’s leaders need to use every tool they have to boost the State’s economy. Expanding Medicaid insurance coverage will create thousands of good new jobs and insure hundreds of thousands of people. We should put aside power struggles, stop sending North Carolina tax dollars to other states who have expanded insurance coverage, and work with our Governor to provide those in need insurance and jobs here

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at home. Expanding insurance coverage would pump $4 billion into our economy and add as many as 40,000 new, good paying jobs in health care, construction, retail and other professional fields. Thirty-one (31) states have expanded insurance coverage through Medicaid. They are seeing job growth and better health for their citizens as a result. Jobs have grown more in states that expanded insurance through than in states that didn't. North Carolina is missing out! States like Kentucky and Colorado have seen job creation in the tens of thousands as a result of expansion. Hard working North Carolinians have already paid money to Washington for expansion. Those same dollars are going to other states that have provided insurance opportunities for their citizens. Why are we paying for jobs and insurance in Kentucky instead of helping our own people in North Carolina? Healthier citizens means better job productivity and fewer emergency room visits for the uninsured. In excess of 144,000 of those 500,000 who would be insured in N.C. have a mental illness or drug/heroin disorder that would finally be covered. Getting the help they need will keep them out of jails and off the streets. These folks will finally be in treatment where they belong instead of posing a threat to our already overworked and under-appreciated law enforcement officers. This is not even to mention 10,000 of our military veterans in North Carolina who honorably served and are currently without insurance. That is abomination. These men and women would get the help and respect through insurance and possible employment they deserve and are owed. The economic benefits of expanded insurance coverage would impact rural areas as well. Our failure to expand insurance availability disproportionately hurts our rural hospitals and our citizens in 85 of our 100 counties. This failure has already contributed to the closure of at least one crucial hospital in the east resulting in unnecessary death and job losses. Even Vice President Mike Pence, then the Governor of Indiana, chose to expand Medicaid in his state! Regardless his position on ObamaCare/ACA, he realized that insurance expansion through Medicaid would bring jobs, revenue, and health care to his constituents. Why would we continue to deny the same benefit to North Carolinians that our newly elected Vice President gave his constituents in Indiana? Though Congress is poised to repeal the ACA/ObamaCare, Medicaid is here for the long haul. We must do what is best for North Carolina right now and support the Governor in his effort to insure the health and job prosperity of our citizens. N.C. Rep. Ed Hanes Jr. (D) Forsyth Co-Chair Forsyth County Legislative Delegation

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Letting go of




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The year 2016 started out with a great deal of promise. Before we lament, we must still be thankful for all that happened last year. After all, we were Guest blessed with our family Columnist members, some economic gains and as our elders always say, a reasonable portion of health and strength. Regarding that last part about a reasonable portion of health and strength, when I was younger, I never really took my health seriously. Maybe I thought I’d always be able to run, to jump and to be physically fit. Well as Lee Corso of the ESPN Game Day Show always says, “Not so fast my friends.” It appears as though one of my adversaries has finally caught up with me and his name is Father Time. Well, if you are a baby boomer like me, he finally caught up with you, too. A dear friend of mine and I were talking the other day and we both agreed that Father Time has never lost a battle. He always wins. The year 2016 was filled with a lot of heartache and heartbreak. In our communities of color, too many broth-

ers and sisters lost their lives to senseless gun violence. For too much of it, we only had ourselves to blame. I do hope that advocacy groups with us in mind tell us to stop the shootings and killings. Let us talk about it, not shoot or kill about it. Babies and teenagers killed, neither of whom will live out their full potential. We went into 2016 knowing that it was President Barack Obama’s last year in office but thinking also that Hillary Clinton would be the next president of the United States of America. We were looking ahead with great optimism. Some of us were already planning to attend her inauguration. Our tuxedos and gowns were ready to be worn. Hold on, wait a minute! In our enthusiasm and excitement about what was going to be in November 2016, we neglected to look around the corner. For around the corner was a guy who coined the phrase “Make America Great Again.” Many of us asked, “What you talkin bout Willis?” So, you and I know how the story ends. There is a new president and it is not Hillary Clinton. So we will leave it at that! Like many of you, I was in church on Saturday, December 31. Our pastor gave a sermon titled “Let it go.” He said do not bring the struggles of 2016 into 2017. My pastor said, “The same God that blessed you in

some have claimed. Wages are rising too and much faster than during the last five economic recoveries dating back to the 1970s. Participation in the overall labor market has returned to pre-recession levels including discouraged workers and folks who were forced to work part time because they couldn’t find a fulltime job. The unemployment rate is also back to where it was before the recession began for all racial and ethnic groups. That has led to broad income growth, especially for families who earn at or below the median income level. There are still problems of course, primarily the vast inequality that can be traced back to the 1970s when wages stopped increasing at the same rate as productivity. People are working harder but not being rewarded for their increased productivity. Obama didn’t fix that 50-year old problem in his eight years in office but he did lead the nation out of the worst economic crisis in 75 years and helped mil-

lions of people get back to work. America can always be greater but Obama certainly made the economy work again for many people. Now it’s up to President Trump to The White House improve on that record and HB 2 he takes office with the the PPP poll. lowest approval rating for a remains unpopular, with 50 new president in recent his- percent of voters opposing tory. A Fox News Poll it while 32 percent support released Friday found that it. And all the efforts by just 37 percent of Americans approve of legislative leaders to someTrump as begins his how blame Cooper or the administration while 54 City of Charlotte for the failure of lawmakers to percent do not. Eighty percent of repeal HB 2 in last month’s Americans approved of special session aren’t President Obama in 2009 working. Seventy-three as he prepared to be sworn percent of voters blame the General Assembly for not in. Voters in N.C. like repealing the law. And finally, voters supCooper, want Medicaid expanded and oppose HB port Cooper’s proposal to expand Medicaid in North 2 Carolina by a margin of 63 Speaking of polls, the percent to 25 percent. And it’s not just PPP latest survey from the folks at Public Policy Polling has finding strong support for some good news for Gov. Medicaid. The latest results Roy Cooper with 45 per- of a poll on the right-wing cent of the people approv- Civitas Institute’s website ing of the job he is doing shows people support with 34 percent disapprov- Medicaid expansion 98 percent to 2 percent who ing. A few other notes from are opposed.

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The bar is set for Trump on the economy Chris Fitzsimon

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As Donald Trump took over the reins of power in Washington on Jan. 20, promising to make America great again, it’s worth noting where things actually stand with the economy as President Obama leaves office. William Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO in Washington, was in Raleigh last week to talk about the economy and the bar that Obama has set for Trump. Here are a few highlights. The nation is enjoying the longest run of consecutive months of job growth in recorded history, adding jobs for 75 months in a row from October 2010 until December 2016. The overwhelming majority of the jobs created have been full-time jobs, not part time positions as

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2016 will bless you in 2017.” What is happening today in America is happening for a reason. However, right now we cannot see it. In that same powerful sermon, my pastor said, ‘If you are faithful to God, He will be faithful to you.” It is safe to say that we had our ups and downs in 2016. We made some mistakes and some missteps in 2016 but we cannot make the same mistakes in 2017. For example, if there is a community meeting to attend, we must attend. If there is a conference involving our children or our grandchildren, we must show up. If our jobs require us to be there at a certain time, we must show up ahead of time. Let us be excited about our future in 2017. Some years ago, a singing group called McFadden and Whitehead sang, “Ain’t no stopping us now, we’re on the move.” Let’s be on the move in 2017! James B. Ewers Jr. Ed.D. is a former tennis champion at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem and played college tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, where he was all-conference for four years. He is a retired college administrator. He can be reached at

That can’t be going over very well in the Civitas halls.

Virginia Republicans reject their own HB 2

And speaking of HB 2, Republican lawmakers in Virginia seemed to have learned from North Carolina’s troubles thanks to the passage of the antiLGBT law. A similar bill introduced in the Virginia House was voted down by Republicans in a committee this week with only one dissenting vote after the state’s business community spoke out against it. It’s a reminder not only that HB 2 is bad legislation but that our state’s business community needs to play a much bigger role in getting it repealed. Virginia’s lawmakers were smart enough not to

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demonize a group of people and damage their state’s economy. North Carolina lawmakers are still allowing both things to happen here.

Chris Fitzsimon, founder and executive director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the daily Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts “News and Views,” a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. Contact him at

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January 20, 2017, a day that will live in ignominy Tom Hastings

Guest Columnist Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the U.S. If you are a xenophobic isolationist nationalist, this is such great news. If you want climate chaos to worsen – more rising seas, more massive forest fires, more hideous hurricanes, more drought – this is the perfect storm for you. On the other hand, if you hope for more progress toward getting along with the rest of humankind, if you want stricter laws and rules to protect our fresh water, if you strive in your life to slow the onslaught of

climate chaos, well, sorry. Your nightmare has arrived. It is hard to imagine a more seriously hypocritical “leader” than Donald Trump:

*While Trump rightly accused Hillary Clinton of having too much cozy contact with Wall Street financiers, he is not only a predatory capitalist himself, but has now handpicked several more to join his Cabinet. *Even though Trump claims he is upending the Washington elite in order to bring manufacturing and sawmill and mining and oil drilling and coal-burning jobs back to America’s heartland in order to make America great again, he says nary a word about job loss through automation (including many

of the Carrier j o b s he pretends to have saved), nothing about losing jobs to foreign manufacturers who produce far more efficient vehicles than Detroit ever did, nothing about ruining the last bit of ancient forests of America, and nothing about increased disease and pollution from the dirty jobs he promises to bring back. *Trump claims he

is going to create “great schools” and yet he proposed billionaire Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education, a woman with effectively zero experience in public education (her hearing was nothing short of embarrassing) except to oppose it and instead has been an activist for using taxpayer monies for private Christian schools. *In his address,

Trump claims that, “We've defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own.” Huh? Apparently, I’ve missed hearing about all those foreign invading troops, all the missiles that have struck American towns, and all the foreign terrorists that have attacked us since 9.11.01. I would suspect the Republicans – who have been in con-

trol of the Senate and House – not to mention the Pentagon, are happy to know that finally all those attacks will stop. *While Trump claims to care about the American people, he will likely sign the law eliminating Obamacare long before signing a better health care law into existence, thus throwing approximately 30 million Americans to

the ravages of no health care.

There is so much more, but we can soon cease speculating and rise up to respond to his initiatives. I am wearing a T-shirt today I haven’t worn in eight years. It has one word on it: Impeach. Tom H. Hastings is founding director of PeaceVoice.

Local NAACP begins new chapter

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At his swearing-in ceremony earlier this week, the Rev. Alvin Carlisle, newly elected president of the Winston-Salem NAACP branch, said in this season, the branch doesn’t have any time to be complacent. “We must be very intentional, dedicated, focused and committed,” said Carlisle. “It is very important that we find a means and a method to move this branch and this community forward.” Carlisle said under his leadership the local branch will work with other organizations to help build a better community for all citizens. He mentioned the branch has already made valuable connections with the Minsters’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Black Business Chamber of Commerce and the Winston-Salem Urban League. “We’re working together. We’re one team,” continued Carlisle. “That’s the only way this will work.” One of the main points of emphasis for the local branch during Carlisle’s presidency will be improving lowperforming schools in the area and building a strong youth chapter. Helping him along the way will be a team of officers that includes longtime educator Dan Piggott, who served as principal at Carver High School for over a decade. While speaking with The Chronicle after the ceremony, Piggott said he is happy to see Carlisle’s decision to get involved with the local school system. “Our schools need a lot of help, so when Rev.

Rev. Alvin Carlisle is sworn in as the president of the local NAACP branch on Tuesday. Carlisle told me his plans to help low-performing students in our area, I was on board,” said Piggott. “As first vice president, I will do everything in my power to ensure that this branch makes a difference in this community.” Other officers and members of the executive board were sworn in during the ceremony on Tuesday night as well. The officers for the local branch are: Dan Piggott, first vice president; Tonya McDaniel, second vice president; Isaac Howard, third vice president; Dianne Piggott, treasurer; Arneathia Mason-Brown, secretary. Executive board members are; James Shaw, Rev. Keith Vereen, Walter Marshall, Stephen Hairston, Patrick Thomas, Jamie Transou, Doris Herrell, Mittie GolphCooke, Stuart Cooke and Dr. Richard Wyderski. There were few empty seats left inside the NAACP headquarters on Oak Ridge Drive and after the ceremony, nearly a dozen people filled out applications to become Photo by Tevin Stinson

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new members. Two new members Rose McIlwain and Lynne Banner said they looked forward to working with Carlisle and other members of the local NAACP branch. Flemming ElAmin, a member of the Forsyth County Board of Elections, said although he has worked with the local NAACP branch in the past, at this crucial time for democracy in this country he felt that he needed to get more involved. “This is our core organization,” said El-Amin. “Even though I’m on the Board of Elections, when it comes to freedom and the right to vote, that began with the NAACP. In this political climate we’re in, we have to get back to our roots and support organizations like the NAACP.” When asked how it felt to finally be installed after the ceremony had to be postponed due to winter weather, Carlisle said he is ready to roll his sleeves up and get to work. Although he is still an officer with the Minsters’ Conference Carlisle said his focus will be ensuring that the NAACP is making a difference. Carlisle had initially said he would step down from his leadership role with the conference but when officers were announced he was named first vice president. “I’m still guiding some of the major efforts but a lot of the technical work I will be stepping away from with the Minsters’ Conference,” continued Carlisle. “My focus will be the work here with the NAACP and taking this branch to new heights.” .

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One of the age-old strategies in the game of basketball is to play inside out. Many teams try to implement this style of play, but the Reagan Raiders live by it. Their duo of Patrick Travatello and Trevor Willard gives them a onetwo punch that is difficult to handle on both ends of the floor. Willard, a freshman, says he has been playing basketball for the last four years. Travatello, sophomore, says he began playing at age 6. Willard said he just loves playing any sport with a ball, and for Travatello, the competitiveness and fun of the game was the biggest draw for him. The two players play very well off of one another in the front court. Willard said the two of them became closer with one another throughout the season. He thinks their friendship off the court translates on the court as well.

From left to right, head coach James Stackhouse, Trevor Willard and Patrick Travatello.

“In practice we always push each other as hard as we can go,” Travatello said. “We help each other out if we do something wrong and make sure we correct our mistakes.” For Willard, he says he knows he needs to work on his aggression on the boards. He also said he needs to work on his footwork in the post. Travatello says his quickness and defense off the dribble are the biggest deficiencies in his game. “I have definitely enjoyed coaching them thus far during the season,” said head coach James Stackhouse. “In my opinion, I think Trevor is the hardest working JV big

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man in the county and I think Patrick plays with a higher basketball IQ than any other JV big man in the county that I've seen so far this season.” “Whenever we are getting the ball into their hands, good things happen. Whenever they are controlling the boards like they are supposed to, good things happen. Whenever they are running the court and giving 100 percent, good things happen. So we try and make them the bread and butter of what we do. We always talk about an

Walkertown JV guard Cameron Wilkerson talks to The Chronicle

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From all accounts, Walkertown freshman Cameron Wilkerson is a young man that embodies tenacity and perseverance. He has successfully made the transition from playing middle school basketball to the rigors of the high school level. His head coach Charles Thomas says he had a tough time at the beginning of the year but has really turned it on recently. “Cameron is definitely one of our players that is representing what we have done over here this season, which is building our program and getting to the point where we are now competitive,” said Thomas. He was a player who really struggled in the beginning but as the season progressed he See Wilkerson on B2

Winter League incorporates assistance with sports Cameron Wilkerson prepares to shoot a free throw during practice last week.

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The winter basketball league played at the W.R. Anderson Recreation Center is in full swing. With three weeks of play some teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack while others are opening eyes with their surprising play. With the league in its third week of play, the winter league is drawing a packed house for many of their games. The games are played every Saturday and start at 7:30 a.m. and the final game starts at 5:30 p.m. The games this past weekend were action-packed and had many on the edge of their seats. According to W.R. Anderson Director Bryant McCorkle, the league is most likely the largest its ever been. He says fans are filling the gymnasium for most of the games being played. They even have an all-girls team that plays against the boys and is doing quite well. The league also has four female coaches in an effort to be allinclusive. “We have been having big crowds and the participation has been great,” said McCorkle. “I am just pleased to have participation from the schools, the police department and all of our sponsors.” The league is not only playing basketball but also held a canned food drive during its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See Winter on B2

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A player in the W.R. Anderson winter league shoots a jump shot toward the end of the game this past Saturday.



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Patrick Travatello, No. 50 in white, attempts to block a shot in their game against East Forsyth earlier this month.

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inside out approach, and that doesn't always happen, but when it does things usually pan out for us.” Travatello says he thinks his team has played well throughout the season. He said even when they lose, they try to learn from their errors. Willard thinks that there is always room for improvement with his team. He says the help of his coach and the bonding with his teammates will

Trevor Willard, No. 32 in white, prepares for the jump ball in their game against Winston-Salem Prep earlier this year.

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lead to more victories. Travatello said he enjoys history class in school because he likes learning about the past. Willard said his favorite subject is math because he loves numbers. Travatello would like to attend the University of South Carolina and study sports marketing. Willard's dream is to attend a big university and become a plastic surgeon upon graduation. Stackhouse went on to say that he doesn't like to put limits on people, so for his players, he thinks they can go as far as they wish.

“I think either one of them can go as far as their work ethic and talent will take them, particularly their work ethic because I think they have a lot of talent. It’s just a matter of them falling into the right situation on the varsity level and potentially beyond,” said Stackhouse. “They are well-mannered young men that have obviously been raised right. They are hard workers in practice and in the classroom as well. If they continue to work in the classroom like they do in the court, they sky is the limit not just in sports but in life.”

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Wilkerson Cameron Wilkerson, right, works with a teammate on one-on-one drills during practice.

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has really picked up and over the last four games he is averaging double figures in points. “He has really picked up his production and that matches what he does in the classroom. From the classroom standpoint he's been a kid who is an honor roll student, good character, and he brings that on to


the court and it’s translated into success.” Wilkerson’s father introduced him to the game of basketball and his love for the game developed from there. He says he loves the offensive side of the ball and being able to shoot the three-ball. He thinks the Wolfpack's season has been going good so far but knows they have improvements to make as a team and for him personally.

“I feel like I can improve on my defense, and playing down low by getting more rebounds,” Wilkerson said of his game. “ But I think my shooting ability is one of my best assets. Wilkerson says he really enjoys being around his teammates because they are “nice and fun” and they have a great relationship. He says that math and gym are his favorite subjects in school. He would love to

attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill upon graduation. His NBA idols are Lebron James, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. Thomas feels as though Wilkerson has a solid skill set and with his solid work ethic he will continue to improve. “His [Cameron] greatest assets go hand in hand with his favorite player, which is Steph Curry,” Thomas went on to say.

“He is going to shoot the ball well, is a good ball handler and he is going to compete. His defense needs to be worked on along with his basketball IQ, but he has adapted well.” “His confidence level is high, so I see the sky being the limit for him. For the remainder of the season, I expect what he has been giving me the last month or so, which is a high level of play on both ends of the

court.” Thomas says the turnaround for his team came during the Lash/Chronicle tournament. He says his team learned how to compete every game during the tournament. At the time of this article, the Wolfpack had won three of their past four games. Thomas said the culture change in the program is finally manifesting itself and hopes it continues.

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Day tournament on Jan. 16. Onlookers were asked to donate canned goods that were in turn given to food banks. McCorkle says he wants the league at his center to be more than just playing basketball; he wants to impact the community. On Feb. 25, the league will take a break from playing basketball and will hold a reading workshop. Volunteers and facilitators from United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist church, Wake Forest University and WinstonSalem State University, just to name a few, will donate their time for the event. “The reason why we decided to do the workshop is the fact that we can reach a lot of kids and try to help them,” McCorkle said. “We have a lot of facilitators that come out and give their time. Our motto is no read no play basketball. We just want to emphasize the academic component along with the sports. The reading workshop is free for the kids and they are only required to bring two books from their reading level. Registration for the workshop is open now until the start date, Saturday, Feb. 25.

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A young lady from the all-girls team in the winter league prepares to shoot a free throw during her game.

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Female semi-pro basketball team gears up for the upcoming season

The Lady Warcats work on their free throws in last week’s practice.

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(Below) Lady Warcats shooting guard, Ayshia McNeil, practices her jump shot. By tiMothy raMSey the chronicle

the Greensboro Swarm is not the only semi-pro basketball team in the triad area. the Winston-Salem lady Warcats is an all female team based out of WinstonSalem. this season their plan is to bring more awareness to the game and become champions. according to andrea Maine, owner of the lady Warcats, the team has been around since 2010. She took over as owner of the lady Warcats in February 2016. She says she wanted to run the organization to give young ladies a chance to pursue their dreams on the basketball court. “i strongly believe in elevating female athletes,” said Maine. “i don't think that the female athletes today get the same opportunities of their male counterparts, which is another reason why i wanted this. We have girls from all over, and right now, we are

the only female professional women's team in the triad. “i want to get the community behind us. We offer family fun, we offer affordable family entertainment and we want to get the community behind us.” the lady Warcats will play their home games this season in the gymnasium on the campus of piedmont international University (piU). they will also play a few games at the coliseum annex as well. they are a part of the Women's Blue chip Basketball league (WBcBl), which encompasses 40 teams from around the country. the lady Warcats’ season will tip off on april 1 and run through the latter part of august. they have just begun their practice sessions in preparation for the season. the lady Warcats have a total of 14 women on the team. Shooting guard ayshia

Mcneil has been with the team for two years. She says she really enjoys the atmosphere of the league and is grateful for the opportunity to play. “all of the people here and the staff have so much passion for what we are doing,” Mcneil said. “We are pretty close as a team. We always try to do stuff as a team to bond as much as possible.” rashida thomas, lady Warcat head coach, says she enjoys seeing her players develop and move on to the next level. She says she has loved the game since she was a child and has been coaching for the past six years. Warcat guard Jenaya abernathy says she is a “gym rat” and loves the game of basketball. She says the lady Warcats were one of the few teams that gave her a chance once she left college. “My goal is to get overseas to play the game of basketball. i have had a lot

of ups and downs chasing this dream. once i spoke to Ms. andrea, i knew i wanted to play for her. it was something about her energy and vision and i felt like this is where i needed to be,” abernathy said. Maine says she loves when her players come to her and thank her for giving them an opportunity to continue their dreams. For more information on the team, visit the website at www.

Colon named Rookie of the Week; Rams win

f Joshua Dawson of Fayetteville State University drives past Ameer Jackson of Winston-Salem State University in their matchup on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Fayetteville State. The Rams won the game.

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robert colon, WSSU freshman guard, has been selected ciaa rookie of the Week for his play last week for the rams, the ciaa announced out of charlotte on Monday. colon had a solid week for the WSSU rams, averaging 17 points and 2 rebounds. his best game came against Fayetteville State, where he scored a game high 24 points, including going 15 of 16 from the free throw line, in the rams 94-84 win. this is the fourth time colon had garnered ciaa rookie of the Week honors. in Fayetteville, colon scored a game high 24 points to lead five players in double half, as the rams erased a six point high time deficit, and went on to roll past the Fayetteville State Broncos, 94-84, at the Felton J. capel arena Saturday night. With the win, Winston-Salem State improves to 7-10 overall, 3-5 in the ciaa and 1-2 in the Southern Division. Fayetteville State falls to 7-10 overall, 3-6 in the ciaa and 1-2 in the Southern Division. Fayetteville State jumped out quick on the rams and by midway through the first half, held a 13-point lead at 26-13. the rams would rebound and finished

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the first half with a 2713 run to pull within six points at the half, 36-30. early in the second half, the rams ramped up their defensive pressure, and it paid off, as they erased the six point halftime deficit, and turned it into a three point lead on an ameer Jackson three-pointer. Jackson would give the rams confidence with three consecutive three-pointers, along with superior free throw shooting from WSSU. the rams would use a 21-13 run to take a 14 point lead with 2:00 left to play. Winston-Salem State would put the game away going 7 of 8 from the charity stripe in the final minutes to come away with a big 94-84 division win. the game was tied five different times, and the lead changed hands three different times.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Marches and rallies organized by women against President Donald Trump and attacks on women's rights brought bigger crowds than expected across North Carolina as tens of thousands of protesters came to the biggest cities across the state. Authorities estimated more than 10,000 people in Charlotte and Raleigh for protests that police expected to be half that size. Officers had to block extra streets to accommodate the crowds. ``This is the first time I've so strongly seen this kind of support of diversity for all people here,'' marcher Gina Stewart, 55, told The Charlotte Observer. Several thousand people showed up at separate rallies in Greensboro, Wilmington and Asheville. The demonstrations have been generally organized by liberal-leaning women and representatives of groups promoting agendas around government health care, labor rights, gay rights and abortion rights. Marchers in Greensboro held up signs with ``Respect Works Both Ways'' and ``We're All God's Children + Equal In Her Sight.''

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N.C. A&T’s Martin takes top spot in list of most influential HBCU presidents HBCU Digest, an online news and commentary website, has named North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. the No. 1 most influential president of 2016 of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. As the 12th lead administrator of North Carolina A&T since its founding in 1891, Martin is touted by the digest for presiding over an institution that continues to “make incredible gains in research, athletics and philanthropy” while still challenging the status quo. Martin took over the reins of N.C. A&T in 2009 as the first alumnus to serve as the university’s chief executive. Through his leadership, the university is developing and implementing innovative approaches to firmly position itself in the global marketplace through Preeminence 2020, a bold, comprehensive strategic plan for making a significant and measurable difference in the lives of its constituents and the communities it serves.

Free bulbs available for planting in public areas Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has thousands of surplus flower bulbs and bare-root perennials available for groups or individuals to plant in such public areas as street rights of way, parks, schools, etc. They may also be planted in any area visible to the public. The bulbs were donated by Gardens Alive! Inc. Varieties include day lilies, hostas, geraniums, daisies, vetches, irises, astilbes and others. The bulbs are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Citizens interested in receiving bulbs should call George Stilphen with Keep WinstonSalem Beautiful at 403-7824 or send an e-mail to George Stilphen at

Applications requested for 2017 Teacher Grants Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 Forsyth County Teacher Grants, awarded by The Winston-Salem Foundation for professional development to P-K-12th grade educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Grants in amounts of up to $2,500 are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom. Grant opportunities can include local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars; foreign travel; innovative classroom experiences; educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum; and other professional growth and enrichment opportunities. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications; applicants will be notified of funding decisions in April. All projects submitted should take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. On Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. an information session for educators who would like more information on the application and selection processes will be held. For more information or to apply, please visit Respond to Madelyn McCaully for the information sessions at 336-725-2382 or Local couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary Rev. George A. and Mrs. Gloria G. Gray celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. The event was attended by family and friends and held in the fellowship hall of Mt. Olive Baptist, 1301 C. E. Gray Drive, where the pastor is Dr. Charles E. Rev. and Mrs. Gray Gray. The master of ceremony was Michael Gray. Family and friends provided reflections and song tributes. The couple serenaded the crowd with their version of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Your Precious Love.” The event was coordinated by Rev. Angela Elder Stimpson and Vickie Taborn.

Keyana Cooke graduates from Old Dominion University Keyana L. Cooke graduated cum laude recently from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Human Services minor. Keyana is the daughter of Stuart and Wanda Cooke of Hampton, Virginia, the granddaughter of the late Christine Cooke of Louisa, Cooke Virginia, and the granddaughter of Stuart and Mittie Cook of Winston-Salem.

Community Calendar

Today, Jan. 26 – New Winston Museum Salon Series Program The first quarter Salon Series, “Nature through New Eyes: Rethinking Our Relationship with the Environment,” consists of three programs offering a look at our local relationship with ecology and how we interact with green space. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 – Special Olympics Inaugural Chili Cook-Off Coming on Friday Special Olympics Forsyth County will hold its first-ever fundraising chili cook-off on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem. In addition to chili, there will be free games and music. Attendees will be able to sample chilies competing for first-, secondand third-place trophies. The first 50 attendees will receive a free souvenir towel. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10 and under, and $7 for Special Olympics athletes. Admission comes with five sampletasting tickets, plus salad, corn bread, a drink and dessert.

Jan. 27-28 – High Point Library The Friends of the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, will have a used book sale on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. The public sale will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room and adjacent area, on the main floor of the library.  A $3.00 bag sale will occur on Saturday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. A preview sale, limited to members of the Friends of the Library will be held on Friday evening, Jan. 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Non-members interested in supporting the library and participating in the presale can join the Friends of the Library that evening for the $10 annual membership fee.     Consider joining the Friends of the Library group to join the preview sale.  Click to learn more about Friends and download a membership form: Now-Jan. 27 – United Way of Forsyth County takes book donations In celebration of National Reading Day, United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) is collecting children’s books for kids age 8 and under. The books will be donated by UWFC to elementary and middle schools in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School district. This effort supports increasing the high school graduation rate in Forsyth County. The event takes place through Jan. 27 at Winston Tower, 301 N. Main St., 17th floor.

Now-February – Diabetes prevention program sign-up A diabetes prevention program called PreventT2, a year-long evidence based diabetes prevention program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be featured in February. Throughout the program participants will learn healthy eating, meal planning, exercise and living an active lifestyle, and overcoming barriers. If you would like to know your risks or already diagnosed with prediabetes, and want to learn more about the program contact the Forsyth County Department of Public Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator at 336-703-3219. Classes will begin in February. Enroll today and find a class nearest to you. Now-Jan. 28 – Writing workshops Winston-Salem Writers is presenting workshops on three consecutive Saturdays in Jan. to encourage both new and experienced writers to “Kick off the New Year on the write foot.” The cost is $15 per workshop for nonmembers and free to members of Winston-Salem Writers. Attendees can register for all three workshops or for individual sessions. Jan. 14, “The art of the personal essay,” will be presented by Dr. Lee Zacharias, who teaches courses in the structure of fiction and in the contemporary novel. She is the author of a novel, a book of short stories and a book of essays. Jan. 21, “Character development and setting description within the novel,” will be presented by New York Times best-selling author Charlie Lovett. Lovett has written several books, including the best seller, “The Bookman’s Tale.” His latest novel is due out in February. Jan. 28, “The nitty gritty work of craft development,” will be presented by Pamela Henderson, who teaches English at R. J. Reynolds Arts Magnet High School. All workshops will be held at Milton Rhodes Center, 251 N. Spruce St., 10 a.m. until noon. Seating is limited. To register, email Now-




Alliance to perform Zanna Don’t Tickets to Zanna, Don’t 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 Zanna Don’t may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office (Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m.), online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Performance Dates: Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Jan. 28 – The First Stop Center Cultural Expo The First Stop Center Cluster, a new, revolutionary group of arts and business persons who come together to collaborate and work towards infusing the arts with social services for a more enjoyable and sustainable experience, this week announced they will be hosting a Cultural Exposition on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Millennium Center in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. Jan. 28 – North Carolina Musuem of History Black History Kick-off Join the North Carolina Museum of History for the 16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration, the state’s kickoff event to Black History Month, which begins in February. This festive and educational event for all ages will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in downtown Raleigh. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society three years in a row, the festival will feature over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, re-enactors, and more. Admission and parking are free. Jan. 28 – Blacksmith demonstration High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. High Point NC, will hold a blacksmith demonstration on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The demonstration will present a costumed blacksmith crafting various iron pieces. The demonstration is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 336-885-1859 or visit 50

Jan. 29 – 2nd annual Feed Our

The Second Annual Feed Our 50 fundraiser sponsored by Diamondback Grill in support of Forsyth Backpack Program will be held Sunday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A $50 donation to the Forsyth Backpack Program gets you in the door to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and great music. This is a very fun way to help feed 50 students who might not have food on the weekends during the school year without us. Tickets can be purchased on the Donate Now page on the FBP website. All proceeds go to benefit Forsyth Backpack Program. Jan. 30 – Resource Fair High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. High Point, will hold a resource fair on Monday, Jan. 30. The fair is free and will have various community representatives available to answer questions regarding school-choice, pre-K options, transportation, school health & nutrition, after-school options and kindergarten curriculums. The fair will also have representatives from local libraries, Family & Health Services, Reading Connections and other important community resources that support transitioning into kindergarten. For more information, call 336-885-1859 or visit Jan. 30 – Arts Council of Winston-Salem The Arts Council of WinstonSalem and Forsyth County will kick off its 2017 Annual Campaign on Monday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at The Barn at Reynolda Village. The event is free, and the public is invited.

Feb. 1 – March of Dimes The March of Dimes will hold a breakfast event to kick off the March for Babies fundraising campaign on Wednesday, February 1, at 7:30-9 am at the Hawthorne Inn. Attendees must RSVP to Jamie at The March for Babies event will take place on April 22, 2017 at Corpening Plaza.

Feb. 1 – February One Telethon Fundraiser February 1, will mark the 57th anniversary of the Greensboro F.W. Woolworth sit-ins. A historic moment on February 1, 1960, when four black teenagers – freshmen at the Agricultural & Technical College

of North Carolina (now North Carolina A&T State University) – sat down at the Woolworth's segregated "white's only" lunch counter and requested to be served. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM), located in the building that once served as the F.W. Woolworth store, will celebrate that auspicious date this year with a National Radio/Telethon Fundraiser, February 1. Museum friends and supporters are urged to participate in the radio/telethon fundraiser by calling-in, mailing-in, or dropping-off donations at the museum between 6 a.m.-6 p.m. All those wishing to call in donations can do by calling 1-800748-7116; drop-off or mail-in donations can be made at the museum at 134 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 2740l.

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

Feb. 2 – Film screening and book signing RiverRun International Film Festival’s RiverRun Retro presents a film screening of “Stella Dallas,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, and a discussion with Stanwyck’s biographer, Victoria Wilson, followed by a book signing of her biography, “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel – True: 1907 – 1940.” The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., at Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 W. Spruce St. The 1937 version of “Stella Dallas” is the second of three screen versions of the story based on a novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the conversation with Victoria Wilson will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the screening of “Stella Dallas.” BookMarks will have copies of Wilson’s book available for purchase prior to the event and during the reception and book signing following the screening. The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres from Mooney’s Mediterranean Café, craft beer from Hoots Beer Co. and wine from McRitchie Winery. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students with a valid student ID. Tickets will be available online at Feb. 3 – The Arts Council application deadline The Arts Council is requesting grant proposals from individual residents, student and community groups, as well as local businesses in Forsyth County for The Wells Fargo Community Enrichment Mini-Grant. These grants provide community groups and individuals with small project grant funds up to $500 that will promote creativity and use art as a means to bring community together. Criteria for funding includes community benefit and engagement; artistic and/or cultural merit; collaborations or partnerships; community diversity; and have additional sources of financial or in-kind support. Priority will be given to new applicants. Feb. 3 – Become a Community Garden Mentor Please apply by February 3, . The training will be held on two Saturdays: February 18 & 25, from 9:30 am – 4 pm both days. Please contact Megan Gregory Community Gardening Coordinator at Phone: 336-705-8823 or Email:

Feb. 3, 5 &7 – UNCA’s Fletcher Opera Institute NCSA’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents Florencia en el Amazonas. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Stevens Center at 405 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem. Tickets are $25 regular and $20 student with valid ID, and are available online at or by calling the box office at 336-7211945. Feb. 6-8 – Compass Financial Services offers “Lunch and Learn” Compass Financial Services will offer “Lunch and Learn: Medicare” educational workshops at 11:15 am on Monday, February 6, Tuesday, February 7, and Wednesday, February 8, at Bleu Restaurant & See Com. Cal on B7

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Jan. 28 United Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church United Cornerstone missionary Baptist Church, 2745 Patria St., will hold a workshop titled "Church Duties," Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Contact Shelia Smith at 336-6718836 for additional details.

Jan. 29 Parkway United Church of Christ The music That matters Concert Series continues with a jazz and blues concert on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. at Parkway United Church of Christ, WinstonSalem. Performing for this concert will be the Federico Pivetta Jazz Trio with featured vocalist, nishah Dimeo. Dimeo has an almost limitless range, covering genres from alternative to zydeco – though jazz has become her favorite. Dimeo has been recording and performing for more than two decades. in 2014 she was chosen as the vocalist for the n.C. Coltrane all-Star Band, which was featured in the John Coltrane international Jazz and Blues Festival. Suggested ticket donation is $10-$15, and students, $5. Proceeds will benefit meals on Wheels of Forsyth County.

Jan. 29 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, on Sunday: Worship service, 11 a.m., ministerial intern Shakeisha Gray and chaplain resident William levwood will present “embodied Resolutions.” at explorations, 9:15 a.m., Victoria Friendly will speak on “Celtic Spirituality.” at the Forum, 9:15 a.m., Dr. Steven Pierson will speak on “The Perestroika of Christian Theology.” See Feb. 2 Temple Emanuel Teem movies presents “Just eat it” from 7 to 9 p.m. Speakers will include Robert Schwartz, mD of the moore Food Pantry and marcus hill of the Forsyth Community Food Consortium. For more details, contact Gayle Tuch at 336-766-2767.

Feb. 2 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem are miracles real? or are they the least likely explanation for claimed supernatural events? Come for discussion and for viewing of portions of the BBC's 2004 documentary on modern miracle worker Sathya Sai Baba. The meeting is sponsored by humanism with heart, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road and will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, email Feb. 12 Church Anniversary The Reverend Dr. Gloria l. Thomas and mr. James m. Thomas along with the John Wesley a.m.e. Zion Church family, at 1800 ne 25th St., Winston-Salem, will celebrate its 139th Church anniversary on Feb. 12. The pastor, Rev. Dr. Thomas will deliver the 11 a.m.. morning message. The theme for the year of 2017 is “Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, and Reaching higher.” The host church for the 3 p.m. evening service will be the St. John C.m.e. Church family with The Reverend omar l. Dykes, pastor. Ongoing

Wednesdays Noonday Express New liberty Baptist ministries, 5009 Voss St., will host noon-Day express services on Wednesdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. Guest speakers from around the city and area will encourage hearts at midweek. a lunch will be offered. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Rev. Dr. linda Beal is the host pastor. For more information contact Tracee Spears at 336429-0512, or Deacon Beal at 336-528-3256. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Food pantry, clothes closet every monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1-3 p.m., love Community Development Corporation, located at 3980 n. liberty St., will serve those in need of food and clothes. Joblink is also available monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those needing assistance with resumes or seeking employment. For more information, call 336-3068119. Emergency food give-away Christ Kingdom Building Worship Center, 3894 north hampton Drive, in partnership with second harvest Food Bank of nWnC, provides to the community at large an emergency Food assistance Program on Tuesdays (2 p.m.); Wednesdays (4:30 p.m.); first and third Saturdays (10 a.m. to noon); and second and fourth Saturdays, (8 to 10 a.m.).

Wednesdays Noon Service Greater Church, 5095 lansing Dr., will have noonday service every Wednesday beginning at noon. The 45-minute service is designed to uplift one’s spirit in the middle of the week. Senior Pastor Bishop Sheldon m. mcCarter will preach. The public is invited to attend. For further information, contact the church at 336-723-2266.

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Local church offers leadership training using biblical approach By TimoThy RamSey The ChRoniCle

St. Peter’s Church and World outreach Center will soon launch its leadership institute. The aim is to build leaders through a spirit-led focus. The institute is not only for those in the religious community but for all who seek to improve their leadership skills. The leadership institute is designed to inspire and challenge both seasoned and emerging leaders. Through a series of leadership courses, individuals will take a deep dive into a biblical approach to leadership and will be better equipped in their personal, spiritual and professional life. “The leadership

institute is not designed just for St. Peter’s. it's really designed to impact leadership in churches and beyond,” said Gwen hill, vision leader for the leadership institute. “With all that we are living with in this day in time, we need to have leaders that are better equipped.” youth Pastoral Director mia Sloan added, “leadership training has always been an essential core at St. Peter’s, so this is just us taking it to the next level. This is our effort in widening the funnel to open it to the community as well.” The first classes are scheduled to begin on Feb. 11 and registration for the classes close on Feb. 4. Classes are available in person as well as online to

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accommodate all who are interested in taking the classes. The classes run for five weeks. There are three levels of the training that will be offered simultaneously. leadership i will encompass the study of evangelism, emotional intelligence, responding to God's calling and sharing answered prayers. leadership ii will take the students on a deeper look at spiritual leadership development to help them determine if they are really leaders called of God. leadership iii will dive into the development of leadership strategies and top mistakes leaders make. Both a global and local view of ministry will be discussed in an effort to strengthen the church



leader's ability to be more impactful and effective in their ministry assignments. “my wish is that people walk away with a better view of their walk with Christ and their journey and commitment to leading whether in the church, their families or in the workplace,” hill said of her hopes for those who complete the training. Kathryn Binkley of St. Peter’s said, “There is a biblical approach, but the leadership is geared toward helping people in all areas of life, and that is one of our core values. This training will impact someone from a spiritual development perspective but also with their personal life and workplace, so i think it will impact people all across the board.”

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The Faith and Justice committee of St Paul's episcopal Church in conjunction with the Forsyth County humane Society educated people on a prison program named “a (Top) There new leash on life.” are many aniThe a new leash on life program places dogs at the mals available Forsyth Correctional Center where volunteers from the for adoption at Winston-Salem Dog Training Club teach inmates how to the Forsyth train them. The dogs in turn become more adoptable, the Humane men learn a skill and receive unconditional love and the Society, such adopting families experience a teachable moment about as this puppy from a litter of second chances for men and for dogs. The speakers for the Jan. 19 event were anna marie nine. Smith, former humane Society Board president and new leash on life coordinator; Danny Rawley, Forsyth Photos by Timothy Ramsey humane Society kennel technician, dog trainer and former These are the dogs that are available for adoption through the New Leash on Life program.

ministers’ Conference officials to be installed See Humane on B6

By TimoThy RamSey The ChRoniCle

The ministers’ Conference of WinstonSalem and Vicinity (mCWSV) recently held elections for the new Cabinet of the conference. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m., the conference will hold its installation service for those new Cabinet members. The service will be held at Union Baptist Church at 1200 Trade St. nW. The Rev. Dr. lamonte Williams, mCWSV president, says during the installation serv-

ice they will also recognize the Cabinet members under the previous president. The community partners and major organizations that the conference has partnered with over the years will be highlighted as well. Dr. Beverly emory, superintendent of WS/FCS; marlon hunter, director of the Forsyth County health Department; and mayor allen Joines will also be in attendance and will speak about their relationship with the conference. Dr. Williams says he wants the service

all Creation Praises God

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Lesson Scripture: Psalm 148

By the end of this lesson, we will

*acknowledge that creation exists primarily to praise God, not to meet our physical needs *exult in the wonders of God’s creation

*Treat the things of nature with greater respect as befits their divine purpose.

Background: Psalm 148 was written possibly 516 B.C. and the place is listed as unknown, but possibly Jerusalem. This psalm is a part of five chapters (146-150) and is known as “the praise conclusion” to the book of psalms as a whole. each chapter expresses different

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specifics to the praise that should be offered.

Lesson: Psalm 148 can be viewed as a worshiping celebration. Verses (1-6) tell who worships God in the heavens. They are; all his angels, all his hosts (thought to be Sunday angels also of a different School Lesson caliber), the sun and moon, the highest heavens and the waters that are above the heavens. They do so because God created them and sustains them. earthly worship is also a part of the celebration and is referenced in verses (7-10). The psalmist lists them and includes animals from the beginning of creation that walked the earth and swam the seas. The elements themselves – fire, water, hail, snow, clouds and wind … they destroy and revive. included too are the mountains and See Lesson on B6



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From left to right are Sarah Williamson, Forsyth Humane Society executive director; Danny Rawley, Forsyth Humane Society kennel technician and dog trainer; and Nan Griswold, Faith and Justice committee member at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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inmate; and Sarah Williamson, Forsyth Humane Society executive director. Williamson said the program is a part of the North Carolina Department Of Public Safety. She says a local correctional facility chooses to embrace the program and then partner with a local animal rescue group. The Forsyth Humane Society has partnered with the correctional center since 2009. “The way it works is the correctional center chooses four to six men who are going to participate in the program and the humane society identifies four dogs and we place the dogs in the prison for 10 weeks,� Williamson said. “Volunteers from the Winston-Salem Dog


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to be all inclusive, meaning men and women and people of all faiths will be invited. “Our message is we want the community to understand at the end of the day we are stronger together than we are apart,� Williams said. “What unites us is our common faith in that all men and women are created equal. There is an intentional effort for inclusion.�


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hills, fruit trees and all the cedars, beasts an cattle and every other thing creeping and flying. God causes all these to move harmoniously in the praise celebration. Then we go to the specific worship (verses 11-12), which the psalmist indicates as only done by man. All men, royalty, judges, government leaders, people in authority. Men and women old and young, including children. Why, because He

Training Club come out once a week to train the men to train the dogs.� Nan Griswold, member of the Faith and Justice committee at St. Paul's Episcopal and advisory council member for the Forsyth Humane Society, said her church had a meeting on race relations and they came to the decision to partner with the program. “I came at the program from two different directions, from the faith and justice committee but also because I'm so impressed with the work that is done here every single day,� Griswold said. “The city has shown that they are compassionate, especially to our animals.� During the event Williamson spoke about all that they do at the Forsyth Humane Society. She touched on the New Leash on Life program and the

lives the program has affected. Danny Rawley, a former inmate and participant in the program, was highlighted for transforming his life and the importance of second chances. Rawley said he was incarcerated for eight years and he knew he had to make a change in his life. He said he saw an announcement about the program and decided to join. He says eventually there were not any openings but after six months he was given an opportunity. He thinks the program has saved his life. “It's been a win-win situation from the beginning for me,� said Rawley. “The New Leash On Life program changed me. It gave me strength, it gave me hope and it gave me back stuff I lost along the way. To this day, I am proud to be a part of a New Leash On Life.�

Rawley said it was difficult for him to obtain employment and even find a dwelling in a good neighborhood once released from prison. He credits the individuals from the Humane Society and others for their diligent work by helping him find a place to live and employment. He currently works for the Humane Society and trains dogs. Officials of the program wanted to give a special thank you to Benita Witherspoon, superintendent of Forsyth Correctional Center, for maintaining the program. The Faith and Justice committee from St. Paul's will hold another event on Thursday, Feb. 16 that will highlight the challenges of those returning to society after incarceration and what can be done to ease the transition.

The Citywide Mass Choir will be singing during the service. Choir director Dr. David Allen says any singer from the city of Winston-Salem is invited to come and sing with the choir. They will be holding a rehearsal on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Diggs Memorial United Holy Church, 125 N. Graham Ave. To contact Allen about singing or playing an instrument, call 336-9863039 for more information. Williams went on to say, “when people leave on the 29th, they understand

that the Ministers’ Conference is truly for the community. And we tried every effort starting with the program to send the message that we believe in inclusion.� The speaker for the installation service is Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Cornelius, senior pastor emeritus for New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Special invitations were sent out to newly elected Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein. Those invitations had not been RSVP'd at the

time of the article. Williams wanted to give a special thank you to host pastor Bishop Sir Walter Mack for allowing the service to take place at Union Baptist.

is the creator. Verses 13-14 say that all come together in celebration because His name alone is exalted in heaven (verse 13) and He has exalted Israel on earth. Israel here is thought to include all saved people, Jew and gentile. For Your Consideration: How do you let God’s praises fill your day and your life? All those who govern do so at God’s will. Do you think that includes our president? If so, what good can you see as a result of his rule?

Life’s Application: All of this quarter’s lessons have had the same theme of praise, leading us to know who, how and why we praise God. We should then acknowledge that we are indeed “God’s vessels of praise.� (UMI, Precepts for Living, 2016-2017). As vessels, worship should be a part of our daily activities. To perfect our praise (because we do not want to half-step) we need only ask God how and let the word of God become a part of our daily conversation.

School grant writing team recognized


Earlier this week the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board recognized the group of individuals who helped three local school receive federal School Improvement Grant (SIG). The diverse group of educators and other community leaders worked together to put together information that helped Ashely Global Academy, Kimberly Park, and Carver High school receive the grant designed to help student meet and exceed state standards. Combined the three schools will receive nearly $4 million.

According to chief program officer Brent Campbell since the local school system doesn’t have a grant writer at times they put together groups to work on certain grants they are applying for. In an email, Campbell mentioned, “This group work specifically on the SIG grant.� Members of the grant writing team recognized during the meeting held at Ashley on Tuesday, January 24 were; Connie Adams, Benita Brown, Brenda Bourne, Janie Costello, Shureka Hargrove, Cheryl Johnson, Loretta Marshall, Eva Phillps, Jackie Pierson, Velvet Simington, Patsy Squire, Antionette Stroter, and Latandra Vance.

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Bar, 3425 Frontis Street in Winston-Salem. The workshop and lunch are complimentary, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call (336) 7685111. Feb. 7 – Open Mic Night Winston-Salem Writers has changed the date of the monthly Open Mic to the first Tuesday of each month. The next Open Mic will be held on Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the conference room at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Open Mic is open to the public and writers are allowed five minutes to read their work before a friendly audience. For more information, visit call (336) 768-5111. Feb. 7 – Forsyth County Genealogical Society Meeting The Forsyth County Genealogical Society meets Tuesday, Feb. 7, , in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr. The social period will begin at  6:30 pm, and the program will begin at  7 p.m. All meetings are free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Our topic at this meeting will be, “Five Row: The Lost Village of Reynolda,” presented by Phillip Archer, Director of Programing and Bari Helms archivist, with the Betsy Main Babcock Reynolda House Museum of Art. Five Row was a community within a community where AfricanAmerican farm employees lived with their families, some of whom also worked as domestics in Reynolda House. This community was the subject of a play produced in 2014 by Peppercorn Children's Theatre, and our speakers will educate us on this significant, yet lost, part of our city’s history.

Feb. 7 – Salem Band Salem Band, directed by Eileen Young, will present its Winter Concert on Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 pm in Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson Fine Arts Center on the Salem College campus, free. The program includes “Slavonic Dances” by Dvorak, “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti, “First Suite in F” by Holst, “From the Delta” by William Grant Still, and other classics by Mozart, Grainger, Rogers & Hammerstein, and more. Featuring Salem Band Principal Trumpeter Chip Seiler performing the slow movement of Rodrigo’s “Concierto Aranjuez” for Flugel Horn and band. Established in 1771, Salem Band is the oldest, continuous mixed wind ensemble in the nation. Feb. 7 – WSFCS Career and Technical Education Dept. WSFCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) is hosting its first AllCounty CTE Showcase. This is a district wide event. February is CTE month so the timing is perfect! We have scheduled this event hopefully in time to assist parents and students with course decisions during registration. The purpose of the event is to provide parents, students, staff, and community with an opportunity to find out more about the CTE courses and programs that WSFCS has to offer. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Sealed proposals will be received until 11:00 AM on Friday, February 21, 2017 in Gray Home Management House, 105 Gray Drive Greensboro, NC 27412, for the construction of Phillips-Hawkins Fire Alarm Upgrades, at which time and place bids will be opened and read. Complete plans and specifications for this project can be obtained from Accent Imaging, 8121 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617 beginning on January 30, 2017 for a deposit of $150.00 made payable to McKim & Creed by check.

Bid documents will also be available for examination in the plan rooms of Associated General Contractors, Reed Construction Data, McGraw Hill Construction Dodge, the offices of the Designer: McKim & Creed, Venture IV Building, Suite 500, 1730 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606; NC Institute of Minority Economic Development, Inc., 114 W. Parrish St., 4th Floor, Durham, NC; Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh Areas – 704-583-4184; and UNCG Plan Room - Gray Home Management House, 105 Gray Drive Greensboro, NC 27412. Pre-Bid Meeting and Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Alternate Bids for Preferred Products

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Having qualified as executor of the Estate of Barbara C. Yates (16 E 921), also known as Barbara Clayton Yates, deceased August 22, 2015, Forsyth County, North Carolina, this is to Notify all persons, firms, and corporation having claims against the Estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned on or before April 7th, 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 5th day of January, 2017.

Luann Winfrey Executor for Barbara C. Yates, deceased 1101 Village Oak Drive Winston-Salem, NC, 27106

The Chronicle January 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Dorothy Lee Watts (16 E 996) deceased May 17, 2013, Forsyth County, North Carolina, this is to Notify all persons, firms, and corporation having claims against the Estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned on or before April 14, 2017 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 12th day of January 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Bid Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and designated as follows: UNCG 821 SOUTH AYCOCK STREET Contractor Name, Address, Phone #

Bid documents in electronic format can be obtained by contacting Chris Hemp of EDC at (804)-897-0900 or via email at . Bidder questions must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2017 to Chris Hemp at EDC.

Minority and women owned businesses (HUB firms) are encouraged to submit bids for this project. Subcontractors submitting proposals are encouraged, but not required to attend the pre-bid meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 821 South Aycock Street. The Chronicle January 26, February 2, 2017


Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Robert G. Clayton (17 E 11), also known as Robert George Clayton, deceased December 4, 2016, Forsyth County, North Carolina, this is to Notify all persons, firms, and corporation having claims against the Estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned on or before April 14, 2017 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 12th day of January, 2017.

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

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the requirements of Article 19 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes of North Carolina, that the City Council of the City of Winston-Salem will hold a public hearing in the Council Chamber at City Hall, Room 230, 101 N. Main Street, WinstonSalem, NC at 7:00Lp.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, on the following proposed amendment to the Official Zoning Map of the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 1. Petition of Israel Canseco and Frenicis Jimenez from RS7 to RM5-L (Residential Building, Single Family; and Residential Building, Duplex): property is located on the northwest corner of Ontario Street and Ogburn Avenue; property consists of ±0.2 acres and is PIN# 6837-44-9109 as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps (Zoning Docket W-3314).

2. Petition of The City of Winston-Salem from RSQ and RM18 to IP: property is located on the northwest side of Alder Street and on the southwest side of Liberia Street; property consists of ±2.44 acres and is PIN#s 6835-40-5924, 6835-405959, 6835-40-4898, 6835-41-5073, 6835-41-5893, 6835-41-6008, 6835-416122, 6835-41-6796, 6835-41-6830, 6835-41-7697, and 6835-41-9525, as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps (Zoning Docket W-3315).

3. Petition of Levcor Inc. for property owned by others from RS9, PB-L, PB-S, and LB-S to GB-S (Shopping Center): property is located on the north side of Burke Mill Road between Stratford Road and Griffith Road; property consists of ±10.8 acres and is PIN#s 6814-23-5387, 6814-23-5328, 6814-23-3315, 6814-233463, 6814-23-8761, 6814-23-8566, 6814-23-8462, 6814-23-9268, 6814-238233, 6814-23-3165, 6814-23-0077, 6814-23-8331and a portion of 6814-234694, as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps and on a site plan on file in the office of the City-County Planning Board (Zoning Docket W-3316).

4. Site Plan Amendment of Hillcrest Property Development, LLC for a Hospital or Health Center in a MU-S zoning district: property is located on the east side of Hillcrest Center Circle, between Hillcrest Center Drive and Winterhaven Lane; property consists of ±6.24 acres and is PIN# 6804-70-8138 as shown on the Forsyth County Tax Maps and on a site plan on file in the office of the CityCounty Planning Board (Zoning Docket W-3317). All parties in interest and citizens are invited to attend said hearing at which time they shall have an opportunity to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the foregoing proposed changes.

During the public hearing the City Council may hear other proposals to amend the zoning of the above-described property or any portion thereof. At the end of the public hearing, the City Council may continue the matter, deny the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, grant the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, or rezone the above-described property or any portion thereof to some other zoning classification. Prior to the hearing, all persons interested may obtain any additional information on these proposals which is in the possession of the City-County Planning Board by inquiring in the office of the City-County Planning Board in the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00Lp.m. All requests for appropriate and necessary auxiliary aids and services must be made, within a reasonable time prior to the hearing, to Angela Carmon at 747-7404 or to T.D.D. 727-8319.

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TAKE NOTICE that a Juvenile Petition seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is an adjudication of Termination of your Parental Rights with respect to the above-referenced juvenile pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111.

You are required to make a written answer to the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice; and upon your failure to make a defense to the Petitions within the 30 day period specified herein or to attend the hearing on the said Petition, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for terminating your parental rights to the above-referenced juveniles.

Any counsel appointed previously to represent you and not released by the Court shall continue to represent you. If you are indigent and not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel and provisional counsel has been appointed upon your request subject to the Courts review at the first hearing after this service. The hearing on the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Courtroom 4-J of the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina or as soon thereafter as the Court can hear the said case. This the 23rd day of January, 2017 Theresa A. Boucher Attorney for the Forsyth County Department of Social Services 741 Highland Avenue Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 (336) 703-3900

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Transnaational Black Bllack Fem Feminisms: inisms Black Women’s Activism in Brazil & the Americas

Wednesday, FFebruary 8 • 2pm • Diggs Gallery In celebration of Black History Month, WSSSU will host a thhought-provoking public conversatioon on the impacct of Black women scholars and activvists globally. Invitedd scholars Dr. Caldwell and Dr. Perrry, and WSSU sccholars Dr. Lewis and Dr. Vasser, will share their reesearch about the work of Black wom men activists in Brazil, the US, and the Americas. The panelistss will discuss the continuing need for Black womenn in the diaspora to organize, mobilize, ze, and resist viaa knowledge production and activism, particularly in light of changing political leadership in Brazill and the U.S.

Dr. Kia Caldwell, Associate Professor, African, African American & Diaspora Studies, and Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill Initiatives,

Dr. Michele Lewis, Associate Professor and Chair, Psychological Sciences, Winston-Salem State University Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry, Associaate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and Visiting Fellow in the Department of African Americann Studies at Princeton University.

Dr. Uchenna Vasser, Associate PProfessor of Spanish and Chair, World Languages and Cultures, Winston-Salem State University.

Moderator: Corey D. B. Walkeer, Dean and John W. and Anna Hodgin 1892


Hanes Professor of the Humanities, College ollege of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, WSSU 2017

WSSU: A bold past. A brrilliant future. W WWW WWW.WSSU.EDU/125TH WSSU EDU/125TH H

For more thaan 125 years, Winston-Salem State Universityy has tran nsfformed the lives of our students, graduates, and the communityy. Our outstand ding facultyy, vibrant campus liffe, and high-quality lib beral education in nspired the Wall Street Journal to name Winston-Salem State University th he #1 HBCU in North Carolina. We’re proud to be partt of the Winston-Salem on Sallem communityy.

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