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Glenridge resident involved in viral pool incident releases statement By TeVin STinSon THe cHronicLe

For the first time since the incident last week, Jasmine Abhulimen, the woman at the center of an alleged racially charged viral video at a neighborhood pool, has broken her silence. earlier this week, Abhulimen released a statement through her attorney, eric ellison. Here’s what we know: on Wednesday, July 4, Abhulimen was enjoying the holiday at the Glenridge community Pool with her son when Adam Bloom, thenchairman of the pool committee and member of the Glenridge Home owners Association (HoA), asked Abhulimen to verify her address.

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After she provided her address, Bloom proceeded to ask for Abhulimen’s identification to verify her address. When she, refused Bloom demanded she leave the pool and even called the police to have the woman and her son removed. According to the statement issued to The chronicle on Sunday, June Ellison 8, several residents at the pool who witnessed the encounter told Bloom that Abhulimen was a member of the Glenridge community, but he continued to demand identification and ask Abhulimen to leave. See Woman on A2

A dispute at Glenridge Community Pool recorded on a cell phone by Jasmine Abhulimen, who believes she was racially profiled, has been viewed nearly 7 million times.

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Vector Control fights mosquitoes in Forsyth By Todd Luck THe cHronicLe

entertainment Awards make triumphant return

Comedian Dion Fowler, right, hosts the 2018 Forsyth County Entertainment Awards along with Carlos Bocanegra, left, as the band Jason Tuttle and Friends give support.

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The talent, creativity, and artistic prowess of Forsyth county were on full display last weekend as hundreds gathered for the Fourth Annual Forsyth county entertainment Awards (FceA). After taking a break for the last four years, the FceA came back in style as hundreds filed into the Fairgrounds Annex to see if their loved ones and friends would bring home a coveted Leak Award.  The award is named after FceA founder ellen LeakForbes. For the past few weeks, residents of Forsyth county had the opportunity to vote for award recipients in a number of categories ranging from music, art, cooking, fashion, sports, and more. After accepting her award for Best Female r&B Artist, A dub said, although she has been nominated for awards in the past, it feels good to finally leave with the trophy. She said, “Being nominated for this award in the See Awards on A2

Latisha R. Stuckey was awarded the Creative Writer Award on Sunday, July 8, during the 2018 Forsyth County Entertainment Awards.

After a massive increase in mosquitoes last year – including four that tested positive for West nile virus in Winston-Salem – Forsyth county Vector control is gearing up to fight mosquitoes this summer. Last year was the biggest uptick in mosquitoes that ryan Harrison has seen in his 20 years as the county’s vector control specialist. He went from the regular mosquito trapping and monitoring he did to focusing on using larvicide to try and control the population. “Last year was probably the worst mosquito year i’ve ever had,” said Harrison. “We caught 21,000 mosqui-

This Culex pipiens mosquito lays its eggs. This sort of mosquito has been known to carry the West Nile virus.

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toes.” He also had mosquitoes test positive for West nile virus for the first time since 2012. The virus usually has no symptoms or causes a flu-like illness, but in rare cases can cause deadly illnesses. culex pipiens mosquitoes have the highest likelihood of transmitting the disease. Traps in some areas where catching 250 of them on a nightly basis. So far, this year has been far better, with a normal mosquito population and traps netting one or two culex pipiens a night. Harrison wasn’t sure if last year was an anomaly, part of a cycle or if his efforts to control the population worked. He said he’d have to wait and see if the amount of mosquitoes will be more normal this year.

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WSSU eliminated as early voting debate continues By Todd Luck THe cHronicLe

The Forsyth county Board of elections (Boe) must decide on an early voting plan next week, but one site that definitely won’t be included is the Anderson center at Winston-Salem State university. That’s what Boe chair Susan campbell told

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The statement reads; “… Several Glenridge members approached Mr. Bloom and informed him that Mrs. Abhulimen did in fact reside in the Glenridge community and that he was making a mistake. Mr. Bloom ignored their pleas and proceeded to call 911 and informed the police that Mrs. Abhulimen was a ‘non-resident who refused to leave.’ “… Based on Mr. Bloom’s rude and demeaning attitude before and during the video recording, his repeated demand to see her ID when she was the only African-American present, even after several community members confirmed Mrs. Abhulimen’s residence, his false claims to the 911 operator, and his refusal to issue an apology, can lead to only one con-

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past has helped me grow as an artist. I am grateful to Ellen and everyone who made this possible.” Others recognized for their talents during the awards ceremony were: Rare Breed, Alicia Samuels, Shante Hauser, K&K Love Catering, Alphonso Abbott Jr. and People’s Catering. Several individuals were also honored for their lifetime contributions to the arts in the community. Those honorees were: Wrenwick Williams, Darryl Gordon, Cheryl Ann Lipstreu, Leo Rucker, and

clusion – Mr. Bloom treated Mrs. Abhulimen rudely and unfairly due to her race and Mrs. Jasmine Abhulimen was racially profiled.” Once on the scene, officers with the WinstonSalem Police Department listened to both Abhulimen’s and Bloom’s concerns and asked Abhulimen did she have a “pool access card,” which was provided by the Glenridge HOA, and the only thing needed to access the pool. Officers determined that Abhulimen had the correct access card and was allowed to use the pool. In the video that has been viewed nearly 7 million times on social media and made headlines across the country following the encounter, Bloom refused to apologize to Abhulimen, instead telling officers that he was “satisfied for today.”

Mickey and Penny Hull. During the show there was also a special recognition for young business owners and other youth in the community. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to Alvin Carlisle III, a recent graduate of Atkins High School and Sylvia Randall a recent graduate of Reynolds High School. Young entrepreneurs honored were: Jayla Kristina Page-Thomas, JCB Dance, Camden Myers, Rashaud Payne, Kymora Wright, Dorothy Sansbury, and sisters Nia and Imani-Chrisette Joins. FCEA was founded by Ellen Leak-Forbes in 2011


Thousands of people let Bloom know how angry they were about what transpired by leaving comments and messages on his Facebook page. Many angry individuals even reached out to Sonoco, Bloom’s employer for the past five years. Once the complaints started to roll in, Sonoco fired Bloom. A statement released by the company on its Facebook page reads, “The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company and the employee involved is no longer employed by the Company in any respect.” The statement goes on to say Sonoco does not condone discrimination of any kind. Although he refused to apologize to Abhulimen at the pool, after he was fired

with the goal to become a resource that supports, guides, and celebrates entrepreneurs and individuals in the arts and entertainment in the area. The first awards ceremony was held in 2012 with about 100 people in attendance by 2014 nearly 2,000 people came out to support the event. For more information on the Forsyth County Entertainment Awards visit Go to for a list of the categories and the names of the 2018 Leak Award winners.

from his job and resigned from the Glenridge HOA, Bloom sat down with “NBC Nightly News” to discuss the incident and issue an apology. Bloom mentioned although there was nothing about Abhulimen’s appearance that made her look suspicious, when she provided two different addresses, it raised red flags. He said, “There is nothing about her as a person that was suspicious. The only thing that was suspicious is two different addresses provided and two different durations of residency in the neighborhood.” Bloom said he doesn’t think he was being too strict but he could have handled the situation better. “I don’t think I was necessarily being too strict. I think I could have handled it differently and better and been more empa-

thetic to how she may have felt from her interaction, and for that I sincerely apologize,” Bloom said. Bloom mentioned when he noticed how much attention the video was getting on social media, he began to reflect on the incident and realized that he should have apologized. During the interview, which aired on Friday, July 6, Bloom also requested to sit down with Abhulimen to discuss the incident. He said he believes having a one-on-one conversation with Abhulimen could begin the healing process. Ellison and Abhulimen dispute several claims made by Bloom, including the fact that his client provided the wrong address. Ellison says Abhulimen “politely and respectfully” provided the correct address, but Bloom then went further and demanded identification. Ellison said his client

looks forward to working with the Glenridge HOA to build a better community where everyone feels safe. Although Ellison said Abhulimen does not plan to file a civil suit against Bloom right now, he didn’t leave it out as a future possibility. “An olive branch has been extended by the Glenridge Home Owners Association and we’re going to take advantage of that opportunity to make it a better place,” continued Ellison. “Litigation isn’t something we’re pushing for right now.” When asked if a sitdown with Bloom would be happening any time soon, Ellision said, “Not at this time, because there are still fundamental differences about what happened on that day.”

Members of Juke Box Rehab pose for a photo after receiving the Leak Award for Best Band during the 2018 Forsyth County Entertainment Awards.

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Forsyth County Vector Control Specialist Ryan Harrison checks water for mosquito larva.

This container contains some of the mosquitoes that were caught by a single trap last year in Winston-Salem.

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“These things don’t follow rules, everything could change,” said Harrison. Testing over the years in Forsyth County has only found a few cases of West Nile in mosquitoes thanks largely to the behavior of Culex pipiens. They tend to feed on birds, which can carry the virus, but rarely feed on humans. They also come out later at night, typically between 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. A different species, the Asian tiger mosquito, make up the overwhelming majori-


ty of complaints Harrison receives since it is active during the day. Harrison said he sees high mosquito activity in older parts of the city including downtown. Mosquitoes need water to hatch their eggs, so anything that collects or holds water outside can be a breeding ground including tires, toys, corrugated drain pipes, bird baths, wheel barrels and rain barrels. He said he’s seen a ketchup cap with less than an ounce of water with numerous larva in it. He said anything with standing water in it outside should be emptied once a week from July to September. “The mosquitoes, they’re not coming from ponds, they’re not coming from creeks,” said Harrison. “They’re

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open every weekday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for the entire early voting period from Oct. 17 through Nov. 3. If a site is not available for even one weekday during that time, it cannot be used. “We found out from the Anderson Center that they have a week’s worth of Homecoming activities. It sounded like it was not a preference for them to have this activity going on on campus, which is why we moved it down the road,” said Campbell. Campbell, a Democrat, asked to have Anderson Center at WSSU as a site when the board began early voting discussion last month. Anderson had been an early voting site from 2000-2012 until a Republican-majority BOE chaired by Ken Raymond stopped using it. During public comments, eight people spoke in support of bringing early voting back to WSSU, including the university’s Student Government President William

Gibson, who said the site was needed on a campus where many students don’t have vehicles. “Students are disenfranchised and I, for one, will not stand for it,” said Gibson. In previous years, dozens of residents have requested during BOE meetings for Anderson to be an early voting site. Two petitions in 2015 garnered more than 1,000 signatures asking for the site. Campbell proposed using an off-campus site, W.R. Anderson Recreation Center on Reynolds Park Road, as an alternative. Other sites being considered are the BOE office, Kernersville VFW Post, Old Town Recreation Center, Miller Park Recreation


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Center, Brown-Douglas Recreation Center, the Mazie Woodruff Center and the Southside, Rural Hall, Clemmons and Lewisville libraries. That’s a total of 11 sites, but BOE Vice Chair Stuart Russell, a Republican, was concerned the 12-hour shifts and the number of sites might create issues with being able to adequately staff them all. BOE Member Robert Durrah, a Democrat, said he felt they should do 12 sites, since the county commissioners plan to approve enough money to cover that many. The first two weekends of early voting are also in the air. For the third and final Saturday, it’s mandated for all sites to be open either 8 a.m.-1 p.m or 8 a.m.-5 p.m. BOE members liked having sites open on the second Saturday during early voting, but were unsure about what hours, which they’re allowed to set themselves. Campbell asked Russell if he’d be willing to have early voting on the first Saturday, too, if they did 10 sites, but Republican BOE Member John Loughridge Jr. said he didn’t like voting on that day, saying that he was concerned WSSU’s homecoming

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coming from standing water in containers, nine times out of ten.” He said using repellent with picaridin as an active ingredient and wearing long sleeve shirts and pants is the best way to prevent mosquito bites. Harrison said he regularly monitors mosquito breeding grounds and treats them with larvicide, which only kills mosquito larva. He very rarely uses pesticide that targets adult mosquitoes, which would have to be applied carefully since it could harm the area’s bee population. He also investigates mosquito complaints on properties, determining the source of the problem and how to eliminate it.

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could interfere, though other board members felt it wouldn’t. Russell and the other board members wanted more time to think about a compromise plan so they tabled it until their meeting next week on Tuesday, July 17, at 5 p.m. The deadline to turn in early voting plans to the state is now July 20. If the board, which is now evenly split between Republican and Democrats, cannot reach a unanimous consensus on a plan, then it will be decided by the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement, which is also evenly split.

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Outgoing planning director foresees growth in East Winston


City/County Planning Director Paul Norby will be retiring at the end of the month.

Retiring City/County Planning Director Paul Norby has seen a lot of local growth in the last 19 years and expects to see more in the future. “I really see more companies around the country looking at us as they see Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham kind of filling up, so I think our growth rate will pick up,” said Norby, who will be retiring at the end of the month. Norby assumed his current position in 1999 and is the longest serving planning director in the department’s 80year history. He’s over both building construction inspections and planning department, which oversees plans to guide growth and zoning changes that help implement it. When Norby started, Downtown Winston-Salem was busy during business hours, but with little activity after that. Now downtown has transformed into the fastest growing residential area in the county, with a variety of restaurants and stores that Norby expects to continue growing. He also expects that growth to spread to East Winston in coming years, guided by the upcoming East End Master Plan, which is sponsored by the S.G. Atkins CDC and is being done by Ayers Saint Gross, the same firm that did the Innovation Quarter master plan. “That, to me, is a huge opportunity to take the development energy of downtown, particularly the Innovation Quarter, and bridge across U.S. 52, but do it in a way where you have affordable housing opportunities and, through some of the tools that you use, you can lessen or eliminate the possibility of gentrification,” said Norby. The area covered by the plan is north of Business 40, west and south of Martin Luther King Drive and east of 52. He said it is an opportunity for a mixed use, mixed

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income community with affordable replacement housing that won’t displace current residents and new housing that’ll appeal to those working at the Innovation Quarter. Norby said he’s proud of the growth in downtown, the area plan process, the increase in historic landmarks and markers in the county, new sign regulations that’ll make thruways more attractive and the Legacy 2030 Plan, which was recognized as the best comprehensive plan of 2014 by the American Planning Association. But he’s also quick to point out it was the handwork of others that made those things happen. “I can’t really take credit for things. There’s very little I can do all by myself,” he said.

“I’ve got a wonderfully talented, excellent, dedicated staff both in inspections and in planning.” While his department can make plans, he credits developers, local organizations, elected officials who vote for capital improvements and voters who approve bond projects for turning them into a reality. Norby’s interest in planning dates back to his childhood when he’d make cities out of blocks. It wasn’t until he attended college that he discovered he can make a career of city planning. He earned a degree in geography from Valparaiso University in Indiana and a master’s in planning from Southern Illinois University. He started his planning career in 1974 in AugustaRichmond County, Georgia. He later worked in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and served 19 years as planning director in Durham. He left Durham to become Forsyth’s planning manager in 1999 because he said he was looking for a new challenge. The City/County Planning and Development Services Department serves Winston-Salem, unincorporated areas of the county and the municipalities of Bethania, Tobaccoville and Rural Hall as well as acting as staff for Walkertown’s planning board. Zoning, zoning ordinance changes and area plans are approved by the City-County Planning Board and are then approved by either City Council or the county commissioners. Norby attends meetings of all three government bodies and regularly does the presentations on zoning issues that they vote on. County Commissioner Chairman Dave Plyler said he was always impressed with both Norby’s knowledge and temperament. “With Paul, you have a guy who understands the zoning/planning issues. He also does his homework,” said Plyler. “He doesn’t get excited easily, he’s very measured,” Mayor Allen Joines said the planning director sets the tone on how restrictive or open a city is to development. He felt Norby struck the right balance of being friendly to developers while protecting neighborhoods and the local environment. “He brings a wonderful level of professionalism, combined with pragmatism, to the job and that has let us get a lot of great projects done in the community,” said Joines. The Planning Board is continuing its search for a replacement for Norby, who plans to travel and spend time with his grandkids in retirement.




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“I really see more companies around the country looking at us as they see CharlotteandRaleigh/ Durham kind of filling up, so I think our growth rate will pick up.”

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Patrice Jeffreys is the owner and cook for Trice's Eatz catering service in Winston-Salem. You could immediately see glow of happiness on her face and a huge proud smile when I asked her when did it all begin. “I come from a long line of cooks. From my greatgrandmother, to my grandmother, mother, aunt and now me. I lived in the kitchen as a child and admired these women sitting at the kitchen table, hovering over the stove while I asked tons of questions," she responded. Jeffreys said her grandmother had a garden in her backyard. "She use to cut the chickens’ heads off. My mom and aunt use to chase the chickens. I didn't have to do that," she said while we were both laughing. At 9 years old, she learned to cook hot dogs and eggs. "I told my babysitter that I was hungry, and she said go in the kitchen and figure it out. I saw hotdogs and eggs, so I cooked it." Patrice Jeffreys told me, "It started off as a hustle. I took after my grandmother. She sold roasted peanuts as a side hustle. So in 2009 my mom had passed, I had my third son, I was in college, and was only working part

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time. I needed to supplement my income. I started off selling plates at the barber shops and hair salons, and then word of mouth helped me get more and more customers and my business took off from there." She does all the cooking, preparing and deliveries; she's a one-woman show. When I looked at the layout she prepared for me, I was in heaven. There was fried chicken wings, her famous mac n cheese if you please, greens, sour cream corn bread, Trice's Eatz very own strawberry lemonade, grilled shrimp salad, peach cobbler and the popular caramel topping banana pudding. I told Jeffreys that I couldn't wait for the interview to end, and we laughed for about three minutes. Patrice Jeffreys, self-taught chef/owner, is the CEO of Trice’s Eatz, a five star catering company in WinstonSalem, featuring soul food like none other. Jeffreys is a graduate of Parkland High School, Forsyth Technical Community College (AAS) and she attended Salem College, where she majored in Business Administration. The business owner said her children are her inspiration when things get tough. "As a single mother of three boys, I’ve taught them the value of hard work and that nothing is given. Through determination, anything is possible and the sky is the limit. I am building a legacy so that the three of them will always have something to fall back on and

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Janet Williams named Wake Forest’s finance chief t h e c h r on i c le

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Wake Forest University has named Janet Williams Vice president for Finance. Williams, who currently serves as interim vice president of the Division of Finance and administration at ithaca college, has more than two decades of experience in financial leadership positions with colleges, universities and Fortune 500 companies. She will be responsible for managing, planning and overseeing the financial areas of the University to ensure Wake Forest’s capacity to fulfill its educational mission and vision. “Janet brings to Wake Forest a wealth of experience in strategic planning, operations management, financial management and budget development,” said hof Milam,

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executive vice president at Wake Forest. “her exceptional managerial skills, deep understanding of financial operations and commitment to strengthening the Wake Forest community make her an excellent person to fill this vital role.” Williams She assumed her new duties July 1. Williams will have responsibility for the management and operation of the business and finance areas of the University including accounting, student financial services, accounts receivable, accounts payable, campus finan-


cial services, financial information systems, procurement, risk services, fiscal planning, financial statement preparation, contract negotiations, payroll, treasury services and investments. “in the role of vice president for finance, i look forward to applying a unique combination of corporate and higher education business knowledge and experiences to advance Wake Forest's strategic goals,” Williams said. “i am most excited about forging new relationships with many talented and interesting people at Wake Forest. i know the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships and working collaboratively with others for the good of the whole institution. i am privileged to be part of the Finance and administration leadership team at Wake Forest.”

2018 accessible Festival offers lots of fun

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on Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the 2018 accessible Festival will open its doors once again at the WinstonSalem Fairgrounds’ education Building. With 26 vendors, snacks donated by Fritolay and plenty of delicious sodas and water, the theme is “Shake Your Groove thing”! anyone attending the festival will enjoy snacks, a dance-off, lip-sync contest, smoking hot DJs, free photo booth, arts & crafts and lots of games & activities.

WSta is encouraging persons with disabilities and their families to come on out and have fun day at the Fairgrounds’ education Building. the festival started around 14 years ago, when WSta General Manager art Barnes developed an idea that was to be a one-time only event: targeting children and adults with disabilities. held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, the main attraction was “Serena’s Song,” a wheelchair-accessible tethered hot air balloon. the blue balloon bearing the symbol of a person in a wheelchair was designed

August Vernon nominated Emergency Management director

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city Manager lee Garrity, with the concurrence of county Manager Dudley Watts, announced the nomination of august Vernon to be director of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth county office of emergency Management. Vernon is tentatively scheduled to assume his duties aug. 20, pending confirmation by the city council and Forsyth county commissioners during their meetings in early august. Vernon will succeed the late Mel Sadler, who unexpectedly passed away Jan. 4. Vernon has more than

to take its passengers on a ride that was around 50-feet straight up in the air. the balloon owner and pilot, Gary Waldman and phil Gray, respectively, were both parents of children with disabilities. therefore, they understood the extreme necessity for safety, while giving the passengers the ride of a lifetime. it was so successful, WSta decided to make it an annual event. Fast forward to July 2018, and Mr. Barnes and his staff are preparing for the 14th year of fun and fellowship with the local community of person with disabilities. the accessible Festival is very differ-

17 years of experience in the field of emergency management, including serving for the past three and a half years as the emergency Services Manager for Wake Forest University. prior to that, he served for 13 years under Sadler as the operations officer for the WinstonSalem/Forsyth county office of emergency Management. he also has extensive military and private sector experience and specializes in terrorism response, incident command/management, crisis management, emergency management and mass violence/active shooter response. “Mel Sadler left big

ent than it was in 2005. it started out as a two-day event. however, when the balloon pilot Gary could no longer be a part of the event, WSta had to find a way of making it more fun and exciting for its targeted crowd. Barnes changed the name to accessible Festival and they have not looked back. the festival staff has gotten to know many of the regular festival attendees and look forward to meeting every new person who attends. For more information about the 2018 accessible Festival, call (336)-748-3243.

shoes to fill,” Garrity said, “but as one of Mr. Sadler’s protégé’s, august is wellversed in our local emergency management operations, and he brings a wealth of outside expertise to this critical public safety position.” Vernon said, “as the fourth-largest county in north carolina and as a rapidly growing community, Forsyth brings unique issues and challenges for emergency management and our planning efforts. i’m looking forward to working with our numerous local, private, non-governmental, state and federal partners, as well with city

and county residents, to ensure that we’re adequately prepared for any emergencies that come our way.” Vernon currently serves as the chair of the n.c. active assailant/active Shooter Working Group. he has taught more than 600 public safety and emergency management classes in more than seven states, written more than 50 articles about public safety in national publications, and authored/co-authored two books on emergency management issues. Vernon is married and has two children.

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Why can’t we work together like that?

The world was captivated by the rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand's sweltering far north. The Associated Press reported that officials praised the Thai and international divers who, in pairs of two, executed the dangerous rescue mission, guiding the boys, who could barely swim and had no diving experience, through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 1/2-mile) escape route that twisted and turned through the cavern. What cooperation! What dedication. Why can’t we in the United States work together like that? Instead, Americans were forced to take their eyes off the coverage of the rescue Monday night and listen to the president of the United States nominate a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice during primetime TV at 9 p.m., a contentious move. The word is he was doing it for Sean Hannity, during his Fox News TV show, which airs at 9.m. nightly. A nomination during prime time? Isn’t prime time reserved for more important announcements? Donald Trump loves to grandstand, so this was his reality show. The office of the presidency is held in high regard, so usually when the president says “Jump!” news organizations say “How high?” The president nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. But really, the primetime announcement of a figure that will be so polarizing is almost an insult to the American people. What will Donald Trump use prime time to announce next, that he is getting a new TV show? The world went back to looking at the Thai rescue, which concluded early Tuesday. Since that drama is over, it’s time to tune back into the drama “As the Trump World Turns,” or, maybe it can be called “As the World Turns on Trump,” because he is going to a NATO summit with world leaders not thinking highly of him. CNN is reporting that Trump said his easiest meeting on his foreign trip to Europe during the next week might be his sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday before leaving for the NATO summit in Brussels, the first stop on his trip. He then plans to travel to the United Kingdom where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and meet with Queen Elizabeth II. Trump will have his first standalone summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Monday. Well, maybe with Trump going to talk in person to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the show could be called “As Trump Turns on the United States.”

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Kavanaugh nomination could imperil gained rights To the Editor:

Brett Kavanaugh may bring the requisite experience, but given Donald Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision that recognized the right to an abortion, and efforts to reverse progress on civil rights and civil liberties, that’s not enough. It’s incumbent on Congress to determine whether Kavanaugh’s legal views are compatible with the powerful role he will play for generations. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could very well be the decisive vote Trump needs in the Supreme Court to give his concerted campaign to undermine civil liberties and civil rights longterm impact. And in light of President Trump’s promise to appoint justices who would overturn Roe, this nomination could jeopardize the right to an abortion millions of women and families have relied on for more than four decades. Justice Kennedy kept the court in the mainstream by having an open mind and a commitment to an evolving Constitution. Senators should ask

Kavanaugh whether he agrees that constitutional law evolves with the times, as it did in recognizing that segregation is unconstitutional, that sex discrimination violates the Equal Protection Clause, and that marriage equality is constitutionally guaranteed. David Cole, Legal Director American Civil Liberties Union New York

Note: As a matter of organizational policy, the ACLU does not oppose or support presidential nominees.

Nomination means time to make voices heard To the Editor:

The July 9 announcement threatens to destroy decades of progress made by our nation’s most vulnerable communities, and it locks in a white supremacist agenda from the Capitol to the White House to the halls of our nation’s highest courts.

People of color, women and so many other folks pushed to the margins of America have already lost so much under this administration’s racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, corporations-first policies. Things will only get worse with Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Trump’s nominee. We’ve already seen decisions restricting union organizing, barring Muslims from traveling to our shores and gutting voting rights. With this new nominee, we have now opened the door to ending a woman’s right to choose, affirmative action and other major rights that protect black, brown and the poor. Those who believe those rights should be protected, and that corporations shouldn’t, must stand with our communities in this fight. Win or lose, now is the time to make our voices heard in the streets to stop Trump’s agenda from taking root in all three branches of our national government. Maurice BP-Weeks Co-Executive Director ACRE Chicago Note: The Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability.

Happy summer, revisited Algenon Cash

Guest Columnist Over one year ago, I started writing commentary for The Chronicle. Time flies when you’re having fun. Once again summer is upon us. I thought you might enjoy this article from last summer as a quick reminder of the importance to slow down and deeply appreciate the season. *************** The official start to summer is a moving target for most people; teachers and students often consider the end of the school year as the beginning of their summer break, but I mark the fireworks of July 4th as the kickoff to celebrating a new summer season. Today's fast-paced environment demands a rigorous daily grind that often causes us to sacrifice personal health, relationships and goals. It's important to carve out space on a regular basis to refocus on

your personal passion or you'll grow weary, burned out and unmotivated. Being an entrepreneur and community leader places stress on my schedule all year – speaking requests, business opportunities, volunteer service, endless calls and meetings – so routinely I take a long break in July and December just to unwind, decompress and focus my mind on something besides professional and community work. I consciously make a choice to wind down as the summer sets in, which means fewer meetings and less focus on "work." I place more attention on taking extended trips, visiting family, catching up with friends, writing, reading, hiking and long drives to clear my thoughts and mind of all the clutter amassed during the first half of the year. Not to mention the occasional spa trip for a relaxing mani, pedi, facial and massage – guys, if you haven't done this with your lady, then you're missing out! I concentrate on expressing gratitude for seen and unseen blessings, which often places me outside enjoying nature or

periodically inside cleaning out the attic, throwing away unnecessary “stuff” and organizing items to donate. We all spend an unhealthy amount of time rushing from one place to another – driving to work, attending meetings, running errands, picking up kids and dropping kids off. Deadlines, commitments and promises are the lines that shape our daily activities. Summer is a perfect opportunity to simply take a break, experience life unstructured and organically. No plans, no schedule and no agenda – enjoy life in the moment. So many people abdicate their personal goals to accomplish professional goals or assist organizations that we care deeply about to meet their objectives. All the while we lose focus of the many opportunities that would add value to our personal lives – completing a degree, losing weight or traveling to another country. Achieving personal goals builds confidence and enhances self-esteem, which provides the necessary energy to be effective in your family, at work or

in the community at-large. Most of my family lives close to each other, but I rarely spend quality time with them. I used to say this was not "by choice," but I've grown to learn that everything we do in life is by choice. I willfully sacrifice time with those closest to me so that I can pursue goals that I believe can make a significant impact in the lives of other people. Summer is a time when I deliberately reclaim those relationships, regain my connection with family and seek to make myself present for my closest friends. Unlike other months out the year, July is often more quiet and I receive less attention, but God provides more time to listen, reflect and show appreciation for those closest to me. I pray you all enjoy this beautiful season … Happy Summer! Algenon Cash is the managing director of Wharton Gladden & Company, an investment banking firm. Reach him at


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The Black Press of America is facing another deadly assault, from tariffs Benjamin Chavis

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Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black Press of America is now facing a catastrophic and a possible deadly impact, because of these new tariffs. The current dispute over the rising costs of the paper product termed “newsprint,” because of tariffs on Canadian newsprint threatens the future of member publishers of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and could further isolate and disenfranchise AfricanAmerican businesses and communities in cities and towns across the United States. Import duties the U.S. Commerce Department is now applying to Canadianmade newsprint is already increasing costs enough to

Jesse Jackson

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We are witnessing an astounding attack on democracy by the five male right-wing majority of the Supreme Court – “black robed rulers,” Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan called them, “overruling citizens’ choices” in a series of 5-4 decisions. These are right-wing lawless judges ignoring the laws and will of our elected representatives and trampling the dictates of legal precedent. Their arrogance seems to have no bounds. The damage that they have already done to our democracy is profound. The most recent 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court was the case of Janus v. AFSCME. The majority, throwing out the laws of state legislatures and legal precedent, ruled that state legislatures cannot authorize public employee unions to collect a fee for the cost of bargaining and representing workers who benefit from the negotiations but don’t want to join the union. Protecting freeloaders

prompt layoffs and scaledback news coverage by some of the nation’s major dailies and weekly publications. If these tariffs remain in place, scores of newspapers with smaller circulations, notably those that serve AfricanAmerican communities, could be forced to cease publishing a print edition or close altogether. During the past 191 years, the Black Press has survived, endured and overcome past firebombing and improvised explosive attacks, as well as other deadly manifestations of racial violence. The newsprint tariffs appear to have been put in place by the Trump Administration after being encouraged by the interests of a single paper mill in Washington State called NORPAC. NORPAC argues that Canadian government

seems bizarre, but the court’s ideologues are interested less in upholding the law and far more in weakening the workers’ voice as represented by unions. Now in states across the nation, rightwing corporate funded groups will launch campaigns to get workers to quit their unions in the hope of dramatically weakening the voice of teachers, sanitation workers, police officers and firefighters. The decision is but one of many undermining our democracy. A right-wing majority gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder. This term, the five upheld Texas redistricting that lower courts found discriminated against minority voters. In Citizens United, five conservative judges – again ignoring law and precedent – held that corporations could not be prohibited from spending money in elections. Somehow corporations, they suggested, had the same political rights as citizens. The gang of five has also systematically favored corporate rights over women’s rights, gay rights, consumer and environmental protection. That the Congress – elected by the people – passes laws expressing different values doesn’t deter them. They

policies give Canadian paper producers an unfair advantage in the U.S. market. NORPAC says the added duties, or tariffs, at the border are protecting it. NORPAC can fight for its self-interest but the U.S. government has an obligation to consider the impact the tariffs are having on the nation as a whole, and in particular the impact on African-American owned newspapers and businesses. We forthrightly oppose the Trump tariffs on newsprint and demand an end to the disastrous trade policies that are hurting our businesses and communities. Given that newsprint and labor account for most of the cost of running a newspaper, it is easy to see how jacking up the price of newsprint by more than 30 percent could spell the difference between these pub-

lications eking out a modest profit or going out of business. Around 2,000 newspapers have closed or morphed into something else in the last 15 years. The NNPA is proud that its 215 member-publications are moving forward even in the face of these new contrived dangers and obstacles in the marketplace. Our newspapers enliven and inform the debate within AfricanAmerican and other communities that we serve and help to empower with news, information, and the reaffirmation of the vitality of Black cultural genius and excellence in all fields of endeavor. Our printed editions are especially important in communities where people are less likely to be able to afford or take full advantage of broadband internet access. However useful today’s technological

innovations are in sharing information, for many people, there is no substitute or affordable alternative to the local weekly newspaper of, by, and for the African-American community. Our newspapers are the lifeblood for our communities. The tariffs threaten more than local newspapers. Newsprint is used for promotional materials by retailers and civic groups. It is used by book publish. Ironically, the tariffs NORPAC wants in place will actually threaten paper producers and a range of related business. A coalition of these businesses, the STOPP Alliance, estimates some 650,000 jobs could be at risk – all to help one company that has no allies or supporters within the U.S. paper industry. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)

have elevated themselves as “black robed rulers,” legislating their own choices from the bench. Now Justice Anthony Kennedy has chosen to resign, apparently timing his announcement so President Trump can use the fight over his successor to rouse his base in the upcoming elections. (That suggestion gains credibility with the revelation that Kennedy’s son, working at Deutsche Bank, lent Donald Trump and his operations nearly a billion – with a b – billion dollars at a time when U.S. banks wouldn’t go near him because of his record of bankruptcies and scams.) Kennedy gained a reputation as a “moderate” because of his votes on abortion and on gay marriage, but he has been a leader in the assault on democracy and the elevation of corporate rights over worker rights. Now, his resignation is timed so that Trump can name, and the Republican majority in the Senate confirm, a

younger right-wing zealot to carry on the assault on democracy. In the Civil Rights Movement, we looked to the Supreme Court to enforce the Constitution against the Jim Crow laws of the apartheid South. Now we must take back the Congress and the statehouses and rally the democratic bodies against the usurpations of the ideological majority of the court. Only if the pressure is constant will one or more of the Justices realize the dangers and errors of their course. The pushback can start with our election laws and come from the bottom up. Localities and states should be passing laws to make voter registration automatic, to extend the days for voting, to expand the franchise, and rollback restrictions on voting. Districts and states can pass laws matching small donations three or four to one, to encourage independence from the corruptions of big money.

Localities might pass legislation demanding that candidates get their “oats and their votes” from the district itself – limiting funds to those provided by those who live in the district. Nonpartisan citizen panels can put an end to partisan gerrymandering, ensuring the voters pick their representatives rather than politicians designing districts to pick their voters. It is long past time that we recognize what the right-wing Supreme Court gang of five is doing. They claim to be simply enforcing the laws, but they overturn legislation and ignore legal precedent. They are lawless in the service of the rich and the corporations. They are expanding the corrupting rule of big money even as they limit the rights of workers, consumers, women and people of color. Progressive activists should demand that every Democratic candidate for

Arrogant Supreme Court justices trample the law

is reviewing the facts in this case and is expected to announce its recommendations on what to do with the tariffs later the summer. In the meantime, members of Congress from both parties have introduced legislation to suspend the tariffs immediately. The STOPP Alliance has also created an online petition to urge the ITC to end the tariffs. Consider adding your voice to this effort by clicking on this link: If there was ever a time when the country needed a range of authentic and “trusted” outlets to share news and perspectives, it is today. In today’s world, the newspapers that serve AfricanAmerican communities will continue to play a crucial role. Errant trade policies and duties championed by a single company must not be allowed to diminish the meaningful role of the Black Press of America. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). Dr. Chavis can be contacted at Follow Dr. Chavis on Twitter @DrBenChavis.

elected office at the local, state or national level make empowering workers a central part of his or her platform. They should demand support for measures that will make it easier for workers to organize and crack down on labor law violations. Companies that violate basic worker rights should be penalized in public procurement decisions. At the same time, progressives need to expose the reality that the right wing gang of five in the Supreme Court is trampling the will of the people and overturning established precedents to serve the interests of the plutocrats and the right. These “black robed rulers” are legislating from the bench, scorning even an effort to find common ground with their own colleagues. In a time of deep polarization, the lawless majority of court has chosen to stand with the powerful few against the vast majority. That, too, will not stand. Jesse Jackson is a longtime civil rights advocate and founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Celebrating America's birthday came in different forms, ways

America celebrated its James B. birthday on Ewers Jr. July 4th. It’s over now and we’ll have to Guest wait until next Columnist year for another patriotic party. We have so many ways of honoring our freedom and independence. That is the beauty and joy of being free. The American Automobile Association reported that thousands of motorists took to the roads to visit family and friends. The cost of gas is not prohibitive, so jumping in the car to take a road trip is both fun and relatively inexpensive. The interesting part about taking a road trip is the places you can stop before you reach your destination. You can make the trip as long or as short as you want it

to be. Some of us like driving because we are always in control of the trip. While driving gives you some great views, let me also suggest taking a train ride. Amtrak had a lot of folks on its rail cars. It is even more fun if you get a sleeping car. One of my fondest childhood memories around the 4th of July was taking train rides with my parents to Washington, DC. We would board the train in Winston-Salem and arrive a day or so later at Union Terminal in Washington. Being on a train at night was cool. The bright lights, the food and the people made it an unforgettable experience. During my childhood, I took a number of train trips with my dad and mom. I was blessed. Our nation’s airports were also busy last week. If you want to get from point A to point B in a hurry, take a plane. There is no faster way. You endure the long lines, the crowded TSA lines and some-

times the delays because you want to get to your destination without delay. Airports in cities like New York, Miami and New Orleans were packed. If you travelled to New Orleans, you had a chance to attend The Essence Festival. This event is popular with people of all ages. They had the chance to see some great acts, go to the always popular French Quarter and sample some good food. And speaking of food, one of the 4th of July traditions is having food prepared in different ways. One of the most famous is barbeque. Being from North Carolina, I have eaten good barbeque. When I get a plate of barbeque chicken, baked beans and potato salad, you won’t know I am there because my mouth is full. Families have all kinds of 4th of July traditions. Whatever your tradition is, be thankful for it. If you don’t have one yet, then start a tradition. It’s not too late. Between my servings of food a few

days ago, I watched the Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on television. Joey Chestnut won the championship as he ate 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut is an 11-time champion. This competitive hot dog eating is not just for men. Miki Sudo won her fifth title as she ate 37 hot dogs. Nearly 25,000 people gathered around the Nathan’s hot dog stand in Coney Island to watch this event. I hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July. I am on the way to buy a pack of Nathan’s hot dogs! 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

Supreme Court nominee begins making his case to senators


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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, mapped out strategy with Republican leaders Tuesday, launching a fierce confirmation battle that could remake the court for decades and roil the midterm elections in the meantime. Kavanaugh, a favorite of the GOP establishment, first huddled with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Joining him were Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen. Jon Kyl. He also met for roughly 30 minutes with Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee that is taking the first close look at the nomination. While Republicans have set a goal of confirming Kavanaugh this fall, Grassley said speed isn’t the goal. The vetting process, he said, is “going to be thorough and going to be done right.” He did not offer a timeline for confirmation hearings. Republicans have reacted positively to

Trump’s pick, but McConnell has little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority, but they hope to gain support for Kavanaugh from a handful of Democrats who are up for re-election in states where Trump is popular. The morning after he was nominated to become the next Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senators. Democrats are promising a fierce confirmation fight. McConnell called Kavanaugh “one of the most thoughtful jurists” in the country and blasted Democrats as “eager to try and turn judicial confirmations into something like political elections.” The GOP leader warned against engaging in “cheap political fear-mongering.” Pence called Kavanaugh a “good man.” Democrats are uniting behind a strategy to turn the confirmation fight into a referendum on conservatives’ efforts to undo abor-

tion access and chip away at other health care protections under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York is vowing to fight the nomination “with everything I have.” Schumer warned, “In selecting Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump did exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail – nominate someone who will overturn women’s reproductive rights and strike down health care protections for millions of Americans.” The Democrats have turned their attention to pressuring two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The two have supported access to abortion services. “We’ve got some due diligence that we’ve got to do,” Murkowski said Tuesday. Collins said Kavanaugh is “clearly qualified” but other issues also will come into play for her, specifically “judicial temperament” and “judi-

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President Donald Trump greets Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, in Washington, D.C.

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cial philosophy.” A product of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale. Since 2006, he has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington. He also was a key aide to Kenneth Starr during Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton, worked on behalf of George W. Bush’s campaign during the election recount in 2000 and served in the Bush White House. Kavanaugh’s many

written opinions provide insight into his thinking and also will be fodder for Senate Democrats who will seek to block his confirmation. He has written roughly 300 opinions as a judge, authored several law journal articles, regularly taught law school classes and spoken frequently in public. Speaking at the White House, Kavanaugh pledged to preserve the Constitution and said that “a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law.” Some conservative and libertarian-leaning activists were disappointed by the pick and doubted it would provide Republicans with the midterm election boost

they are looking for to motivate voters to the polls. “This is going to give heartburn to some conservatives,” said Brian Darling, a former Republican counsel to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. “It’s not the pick conservatives had hoped for,” Darling said. Paul was among some Republican senators who had favored other options. But the senator tweeted after the announcement that he looked forward to meeting Kavanaugh “with an open mind.” Associated Press writers Zeke Miller, Mark Sherman, Laurie Kellman and Kevin Freking contributed to this report.

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Why are we angry at James?

Ever since it was reported that LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, I have seen so many vicious social media posts from NBA fans from all across the country. My question is, why is anyone surprised by this move? As I stated in a previous column, at his age, James has more on his mind than winning championships. It would not hurt to win one or two more before his career is over, but James has his eyes on the future, and I don't blame him. What did he really have left to prove in Cleveland? He brought the franchise its first NBA championship along with A+ notoriety for 11 out of his 15 years he has been in the league. The problem is they were only able to win one championship while having the best player on the planet for 11 years. It was time for him to move on. I don't know why anyone would actually be upset over this move by James. For me, it creates more intrigue for next season. Before this move I had in my mind the Warriors would cake walk to another championship, their third in a row. I am not saying the Lakers are championship contenders at this very moment, but it sets the table for the inevitable trade rumors that will swirl from now until the trade deadline in early 2019. The Western Conference is already stacked with about five or six high quality teams, so adding James makes it that much more interesting. The Lakers have already attracted a few above-average free agents, so be prepared for more to come via trade or the 2019 off season. I think people are upset with James because he is the best player on the planet coupled with fact he went to Hollywood. The Lakers have been one of the best franchises the league has ever seen, so people love to hate them. It's only a matter of time before fans get over this move, maybe not so quickly in Cleveland, though. Remember when he decided to “take his talents” to Miami several years ago? That worked out pretty well in his favor, winning two championships while going to the finals every year he wore a Heat uniform. Those fans will come back around at some point in time because they always do, regardless of the sport. Fans will also cheer for him because he did something the exact opposite of what Kevin Durant did when he left Oklahoma City. Durant joined a team that was already considered the best in the league, but James is joining a team that didn't even sniff the playoffs last season. As the old saying goes, everyone loves an underdog. With James alone, the Lakers will definitely make the playoffs. If they find a way to acquire another superstar such as See Ramsey on B2

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‘The League’ heads into playoffs for summer


W.R. Anderson Community Center has been the place to be for high quality basketball this summer. The League, sponsored by the Josh Howard Foundation, has been buzzing since the spring league tipped off earlier this year. Now that the summer league is in full swing, teams are making a last push for the playoffs. In total, 12 teams are participating in the summer league, but only 10 will make the playoffs. Steve Nivens, league commis-

sioner, says the competition level is higher than ever. “The summer league is going well and we have a new team that is bringing a nice following every game, he said. “The crowd and the competition level have picked up each week.” Team Truth walked away with the championship during the spring league. According to Nivens, they are looking like one of the best teams this summer as well. “Team Truth is looking good, but they are still looking like one of the

teams to beat,” said Nivens. “It's funny because they lost a couple of players from the spring league and those players started their own team, which is undefeated right now.” Nivens says the reason for the hightened competition level is that many of the top players playing in the summer league were either in college or playing overseas in the spring. Now that many of them are home, it seems that every team, even the new ones, are stacked with quality ball players. See Summer on B2

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The League, sponsored by the Josh Howard Foundation is quickly becoming one of the premiere adult basketball leagues in the city.

Photos by Alphonso Abbott Jr.

Youth football league gearing up for the season

The young men have been putting in the off-season workout hours since April in preparation for the football season.


The Youth Character Football League (YCFL), based out of Union Baptist Church, is heading into its 10th year this summer. For the past two months, the league has been holding their spring workouts, preparing for the rigors of the upcoming season. Over the years, the YCFL has established itself as one of the premiere youth football leagues in the area. Last year, it had three different teams in their organization make it to the championship game of their respective league. Tom Brown, YCFL director, says he wants the same level of success this upcoming season, as they expect excellence on all lev-

els of the program. “Basically, the spring training is just conditioning, getting the kids in shape and getting them to form friendships and bond with the coaches,” said Brown. “For those kids and coaches that have participated, I feel good about what I have seen.” “I would have loved to see more participation from our returning players, but I understand some are interested in other sports so we will see them the first of August.” When the season kicks off in early August, Brown says he will gather all the coaches and players together to do a re- evaluation of last season in order to improve on and off the field. YCFL is also focused on main-

taining scholars in the classroom. The players have to maintain good grades in order to play while also completing academic tasks throughout the season. The players will also participate in the Skip Prosser Literacy Program, based out of Wake Forest University. “I inquired into that program, and I wanted to see if we could participate as an organization, and we have been accepted into that,” Brown said. “I'm going to use one hour a week to have student athletes from Wake come over to read to our students to see if we can improve their reading and academic progress in general. “The kids will also be required to read 25 books from the start of the season until January,” he continued. “We have a person on staff

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that will monitor that because we want all of our athletes to excel.” Brown has a saying: “You can run all the touchdowns, score all the baskets, but at the end of the day, if it does not lead you out of Winston-Salem, you simply become a hometown hero.” Brown says he tells the kids that to motivate them to look beyond the city while also thinking about their futures. Brown will be taking over as the 12 and under head coach for YCFL. He says he wants the kids to be committed to the program, exhibit toughness, give 100 percent effort and be a disciplined unit. Right now the 12 and under coaches are looking for more kids

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College selects hometown product as new coach


Jamie Foster will lead the Carolina Christian College women's basketball team in its inaugural season this fall.

This fall, Carolina Christian College (CCC) will have its inaugural season in girls basketball. Leading the charge for the Lady Centurions will be Jamie Foster, a WinstonSalem native. Foster, a graduate of North Forsyth high school, left West Ridge Academy in Kernersville to take the See Coach on B2



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With the playoffs starting this week, the intensity levels are higher than ever in The League.

(Left) Many college and overseas players have returned to the summer league, making the competition even stiffer.

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“These new teams are matching up really well and some of the new teams are knocking out some of the veteran squads that have played in the league a few times,� he said. “To be honest one of the veteran teams have not won a game all season. “No one knew what to expect from these new teams, but now they know, so

they need to up the ante when they come back next spring and summer. People want those bragging rights, and it's getting closer to the vision that I had for the league in the future,� Nivens said. Nivens says he really feels any of the 10 teams participating in the playoffs has a chance to win it all. “They all have a chance to win, I think, but if I had to put any money on it, I think I would roll with Good Vibes because it seems they have what it takes and they are undefeated,� Nivens said.

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to join the team. Brown stated he is looking for players who are committed in the classroom as well as on the field. For the month of July YCFL is only charging $100 to sign up. For more information on the YCFL, contact Tom Brown at (336) 423-9510 or

The players in the Youth Character Football League go through a multitude of drills to enhance their conditioning levels.

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head coaching position at CCC. He will also be the head coach of the boys’ junior varsity team as well. “I just got a call from the athletic director and he asked me if I would be interested, so I just thought I would take advantage of the opportunity,� said Foster on his new position. “It's great because the job is here in Winston-Salem, and I am a Winston guy, so it just fit.� Foster says he was intrigued about the job because he always had a dream of coaching on the collegiate level. Foster has coached on the high school, AAU (Amateur Athletic Union), and postgraduate levels as well. Coaching women is nothing new for Foster. He is a former girls coach for the Carver Yellowjackets basketball team. He says he enjoys the difference in coaching women versus


men. “To me, girls listen more than the boys do, to be honest,� he said. “Most of all, I think girls try to absorb more than boys because they are not as athletic as guys. I enjoy seeing the girls translate what I say in the huddle on the floor.� As a first-year program, Foster says this will be a building process. He feels confident he will bring in the right pieces to bring the program along sooner than later. “I think within the next three years, I can really have this program where I want it,� he said. “I think this year we can get some girls in there and compete.� Foster says he is looking for players with a “decent IQ about the game of basketball and can play the game.� Foster knows he is

behind the eight ball when it comes to recruiting because he has such a late start. He was just offered the job less than two weeks ago. Foster says he wants to hit the ground running and has already begun recruiting talent. The growing pains normally associated with a first-year program are to be expected, said Foster. He is mainly looking for continual growth from his players throughout the season rather than counting wins and losses. “I just want them to go out there and compete because I know we aren't going to win every game,� he said about his expectations. “I want to be at least a .500 ball club and I think it will be a successful season.� As a means to reach out to possible recruits, Foster has made numerous phone calls to coaches around the county and is planning an open gym for players to showcase their talent.

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Kawhi Leonard by the trade deadline, things could get really interesting out west. I know the Warriors added DeMarcus Cousins this off-season and the Rockets still have James Harden and Chris Paul, but a team with Kawhi and LeBron would be difficult to stop. LeBron James has a master plan. I'm sure he is well aware he only has two or three years left as the best player on the planet, so maximizing these last few years is paramount for him. I can't wait to see what he and Magic Johnson have in store for the league. Lets cut him some slack until all the chips fall.

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Women of Achievement hold membership meet and greet T H E C H R ON I C LE

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Shown left to right are Achievers Deirdre Anderson, Corlis Sellers-Drummond, Jeannette Porter, (former member Deborah Mobely), President Shelley Noisette, Saundra Amos, Attorney. Willie Kennedy, Valeria Edwards, Norma Corley and Nancy Wilks.

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The Winston-Salem Chapter of National Women of Achievement Inc. hosted a membership meet and greet on Saturday, June 30, at the Southside Library. “Excellence and Promotion of Achievement: The Key to Success.” That’s the motto of NWOA. This organization has been in exis-

tence nationally since 1975 and has been serving Winston-Salem since 1982. The group is looking to increase its membership to do more to serve others. Quoted from the national “What We Do” document, the Achievers of this organization “Pay tribute to those who achieve; Work with youth to assist in motivating, nurturing, and honoring their

Community Briefs

Old Salem Road Closing for Storm Drain Pipe Replacement Old Salem Road is closed to all traffic between Academy Street and the round-about at Salem Avenue to allow contractors to excavate and replace a storm drain pipe. Work could be completed and the road reopened by July 23, however, it could take longer depending on the weather and other factors. A detour will be posted. The work is part of the infrastructure improvements for Old Salem that include streets, sidewalks and trees, stormwater drainage and water and sewer lines. For more information call CityLink 311. Polo Pool Opens, Hours Adjusted for Select City Pools Polo Pool is open. Hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Polo will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Also, Sprague Street Pool will be closed Saturday and Sunday and open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours have been adjusted for these pools: *Bolton Pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Bolton will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays. *Winston Waterworks will be open noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays. Winston Waterworks will be closed Wednesdays. *Kimberley Park Pool will be open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays. Kimberley Park will be closed Mondays and Thursdays. *Long Creek Pool will be open noon - 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Long Creek will be closed Tuesday and Fridays. Hours for Mineral Springs and Reynolds Park pools are unchanged: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Parkland Pool is closed for the summer. Complete information about the aquatics program, pool calendars and hours, and dates for swim lessons is available at For more information call CityLink 311.

Susan G. Komen to transition support Susan G. Komen® Northwest NC announced that it is transitioning support for the region to Komen’s national mission and fundraising programs. As part of this transition, the local office closed on June 29. Komen’s commitment to the people of Northwest NC remains strong, however. People living in the region may access treatment assistance, clinical trial navigation, education and other patient support programs through Komen’s national help Line at 1-877-GOKOMEN or through This change is part of the national organization’s drive to strengthen its entire network by streamlining operations for increased efficiency and focusing its mission programs for maximum impact on its goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. Funds raised locally by Komen Northwest NC, including those from the recent Race for the Cure fundraising event, will continue to go to support breast cancer research and breast health programs at local clinics and hospitals as intended. Komen Charlotte will manage all current active grants.

Forsyth County Department of Public Health reaccredited Nine health departments have been awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board. They are Caswell County Health Department, Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Madison County Health Department, Moore County Health Department, Northampton County Health Department, Onslow County Health Department, Randolph County Health Department, Transylvania Public Health, and Wayne County Health Department. Reaccreditation with Honors designation was awarded to four agencies – Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Northampton County Health Department, Onslow County Health Department, and Randolph County Health Department. This honorary designation was implemented for the first time in Fall of 2017 to recognize agencies that especially excelled in their accreditation assessment by missing one or less activities within each of five standards set by the NCLHDA program. The NC Local Health Department Accreditation program is a collaboration of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

talents; Serve as role models for youth as we work towards wiping out illiteracy; Research and compile current data pertaining to the roles women are playing in all fields of endeavor; Network with other organizations and analyze the job market to open doors to women who are qualified for positions; Work to enhance the fine arts; and Aid the senior citizens who have

given of their time, energy, and talents in building our community.” To find out more about becoming a member of the Winston-Salem Chapter of National Women of Achievement Inc., or having your child participate in our youth activities, contact any of the members or email Achiever President Shelley Noisette at

Community Calendar

TODAY, July 12 – Talk @ SECCA The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will present a Talk @ SECCA: Guest Curators Elvia Castro and Gretel Acosta, who will discuss SECCA’s current exhibition Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain. This event will take place on Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Overlook Gallery at SECCA, which is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. The Talk @ SECCA is free and open to the public and will include a cash bar (no bar charge for SECCA Members). NOW - July 28 – Music Festival Eastern Music Festival runs through July 28 for its 57th season with over 60 performances during its five-week run. Call Triad Stage at (336) 272-0160 for information. For complete calendar, performance details and ticket information, visit

The App. Summer Festival will be presented from July 1- Aug. 4. The various events will be presented in venues on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, including Rhiannon Giddens on Thursday, July 26. Ticket prices range from $5 - $55, with some events free. Purchase any five adult tickets in any combination and receive 10 percent off. The "Pick 5" ticket discount, only applies to purchases at the box office or by telephone (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday – Pinochle fun and fellowship Pinochle summer sessions will be held on 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sims Recreation Center, 1201 Alder St. Persons wanting to learn the game are welcome and can call ahead to get a guideline sheet. Call Maurice Johnson at (336) 815-8417 or the center at (336) 7272837 for more information.

July 13 – Constellation at M a r g u e r i t e ’ s Coffeehouse Marguerite's Coffeehouse, 4055 Robinhood Road, will feature the music of "Constellation," on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Folk duo, Eric Thomas and Helen Wolfson will start the evening with 30 minutes of their unique blend of diverse musical styles. Open mic lineup includes

Barrie Howard, Aaron Johnson, "Mike and Katie," Philip Craft, and Currie Williams. Casual food and drinks are provided. All are welcome! Free. C o n t a c t for information about performing.

July 13-15 – Play Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum will premiere “Learn to Speak Doll” in July at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 251 N. Spruce St. The play is inspired by the legacy of Maya Angelou. “Learn to Speak Doll” will be performed for the general public on July 13-15.

Tickets for public performances are $10 (+tax) for Kaleideum members and $12 (+tax) for non-members. Visit for specific showtimes and to purchase tickets. July 13 – Accessible Festival The Winston-Salem Transit Authority will host the Accessible Festival 2018, Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Education Building at the W-S Fairgrounds. Accessible Festival is a day of fun, fellowship, entertainment and food for individuals with disabili-

ties and their families. If you have any questions or concerns, contact (336) 748-3964.

July 14 – Civil Rights Talk On Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m., the NC Faith Forward Coalition will convene activists, artists and community leaders from throughout the state for Uniting for Our Future, a multi-day empowerment summit focused on social justice. The event will take place at The Enterprise Center, 1922 S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. See Com. Cal. B6

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Sunday School Lesson

The Widow and the Unjust Judge Lesson Scripture: Luke 18:1-8


By the end of this lesson, we will *Understand that God desires for us to pray frequent-

*Examine the relationship between persistence and justice. *Know that God knows us and will act faithfully on our behalf.

Background: The chapter before our lesson deals with Jesus teaching the disciples of life in the community. He warns them of offenses and forgiveness, of faith and duty, of not feeling entitled. Jesus deliberately takes the disciples through Samaria and tells the story of the 10 lepers cleansed where the only grateful one was the Samaritan and He tells of the coming of the kingdom and its unexpected arrival. This all leads up to a lesson on the need for prayer.

Lesson: Jesus tells the disciples to pray in all situations and to have hope and “not to loose heart.” Hope is what helps us to look toward Christ’s second coming (verse 1). Christ describes a man who is thoroughly wicked. He is an unjust judge who is moved to respond to a widow’s cry for vindication. Her persistence annoyed him to the point of action on her behalf, not because the judge had compassion for her or that he reverenced God, but her continuous pleading made him act out of frustration. She simply wore him out (verses 2-5). Jesus told his disciples, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; how much more will the just God vindicate those whose hope is set on Him? He will respond to those who cry for His help (verses 6b- 7).” In verse 8, the quickly here refers to the fact that when He acts, His vengeance is swift. Though He may delay, He does so for good reason. “However, when the Son of Man comes,” this points to Jesus’ second coming and the fact that there will be a period of time marked by persecution, apostasy and unbelief … a time of lost faith … but in the midst of it all, there will be, though comparatively rare, a true faith of saved souls (verse 8). (The MacArthur Study Bible, NIV Leadership Bible, UMI, UGP, and the Oxford Bible Commentary.)


Burkhead UMC gets to keep pastor for another year


As many of those in the religious community know, the Methodist Church has the ability to reassign pastors on a yearly basis. The Rev. Dr. Carl Manuel has been reassigned to Burkhead United Methodist Church for another year. Manuel is the first AfricanAmerican pastor in the history of the church. In the short time Manuel has been with Burkhead, he has totally integrated himself into the community at large. According to Manuel, pastors normally stay at a church for around four or five years, in most cases. “It has been a very exciting year for me and my members being that last year I made history in being the first African-American pastor to ever serve here,” he said. “They were involved with some community activities, but I have engaged them with programs with the school system and issues and concerns around the city of Winston-Salem.” Manuel spoke with The Chronicle upon his arrival and one of his main goals was to reach a younger demographic to bring into the church because of the advanced age of many members. “We have had some growth and one of my goals is to reach out to the

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millennials and bring them on board,” said Manuel. “I have spoken with several young people that said they were interested in becoming members here.” “Burkhead is a very loving church, a church where the members tithe 100 percent even when they are out of town or on vacation. It is also a church that has a great concern for the community.” For his second year at Burkhead, Manuel says he will collaborate with churches of different denominations to put together a Thanksgiving celebration so people can get a glimpse of each other’s worship style. Manuel says he was very happy to have the opportunity to stay at Burkhead for another year “In the United Methodist system,

I personally feel the appointments have its plus and minuses,” he said. “The plus is you don't stay long enough to where the people might get tired of you, the minus is once you get used to people and they get used to you, you have to start from ground zero. “This has been a very good appointment for me, the members of Burkhead and the city of WinstonSalem,” he said. Working in the community was another goal Manuel said he wanted to achieve upon his arrival in the city a year ago. He has worked with the local minster's conference and has been out front on several issues, including the mold issue at Ashley Elementary. He is the co-chairman for the education committee for the conference. “It's my pleasure to be able to serve in the community, and when I first got here, I went to the conference because I wanted to be active in the city,” he said. “It has been very challenging but I enjoy serving, especially with the situation at Ashley.” Manuel also was appointed to the United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry by the local bishop. That board prepares pastors for ministry in the United Methodist Church. “I will be charged with the clergy that will be up for ordination for deacons and elders,” Manuel said.

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For Your Consideration: Why is persistence in prayer key to real change in circumstances? What is the vital connection of consistent prayer and the Kingdom of God?

Life’s Application: Though we focused on the persistence and did not really deal with the injustice, it is a key factor here and points to today. There are many forms of injustice that remain in today’s world. We must adopt a regular practice of intercession and petition for God’s justice to take root within our society. Whenever and wherever we see injustice, we as believers can pray for God’s strength and power to defend those who are the most vulnerable among us. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

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July 14 Anniversary Gala Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch St., Winston-Salem, will host a gala to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, July 14 at 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites. Tickets for this event are $32 per adult and $17 per child (age 10 and under). Contact Rev. Charlotte Leach for ticket reservations. Visit the church’s Facebook page or the church website for additional information at call the church office at (336) 4182003. July 14 “Grief Care” St. Paul United Methodist Church sponsors “Grief

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Greater Church CoPastor Joyce McCarter, third from left, and Bishop Sheldon McCarter are shown with scholarship winners.


In an effort to make college more affordable, The Women of Purpose Ministry of Greater Church established the Joyce McCarter Scholarship. On Saturday, June 23 a gala was held at the Double


Care”, a support group for persons experiencing grief due to the death of someone close to them. Sessions are free, each is self-contained, meaning one does not have to attend the sessions in sequence. LESSONS OF GRIEF – PT. 2 is the topic on Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church – 2400 Dellabrook Road. For additional information, call (336) 723-4531 or (336) 722-5517.

July 14 Civil Rights Talk On Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m., the NC Faith Forward Coalition will convene activists, artists and community leaders from throughout the state for Uniting for Our Future, a multi-day empowerment summit focused on social justice. The event will take

Tree hotel in WinstonSalem to celebrate the six scholarship recipients. The purpose of the scholarship is to empower both current and aspiring female college students with the resources to fund their dream of becoming a college graduate, according to the church.

Joyce McCarter led the Women of Purpose Ministry for over two decades, but decided to step down in 2017. The mantle was then passed to Dr. Kendra Davis, who urged the board to create the scholarship in honor of McCarter. See Generation on B5

place at The Enterprise Center, 1922 S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

July 15 18th Pastoral Anniversary New Birth Worship Center church family, 1033 Newbirth Dr. East Bend, NC will celebrate the 18th Pastoral Appreciation Anniversary of Rev. Dr. James L.E. Hunt and Lady Elvita A. Hunt on Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m. The speaker of the hour will be Bishop George W. Brooks, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. The theme is “The Steps of a Good Man.” All are invited to attend. For additional information please call, (336) 699-3583 or

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“In honor of her [McCarter] to keep her legacy going, I thought it would be a great way to allow her legacy to live by instituting a scholarship in her name,” said Davis. In total, the ministry gave away six scholarships to young women either entering college or already enrolled in a college. There were two scholarships given to women already in college and four given away to those who will enter this fall. All totaled the ministry awarded $4,550 in scholarships during the gala. “We actually advertised the scholarship by posting it on social media and we sent it to the high schools in Forsyth County,” Davis said. Davis has been a member of Greater Church since she was a college student. She says it was the life changing work of co- pastor Joyce McCarter and the Women of Purpose Ministry that nurtured and cultivated the seed of greatness inside of her. “I came to then Cleveland Avenue Christian Church, as a college student, and Joyce McCarter had a program for college students on Friday nights to provide and

environment to have fun while also being safe,” she said. “Some 20 years later, I am still at the ministry but I am in more of a leadership capacity.” “One of the major things she has done for me personally is that she created an environment for women like myself who are in ministry to utilize our voice or ministry gifts. In ministry it is somewhat like a good old boys club and in some ministries women are not allowed to lead, but under co-pastor McCarter's leadership, she created an environment where women could come from all over and feel empowered.” Going forward, she said, she would like to find additional sponsors that would allow the ministry to award even larger scholarship amounts to the young ladies. “I would like to give every young lady $1,000, so the more resources we have, the more money we could give away,” she said. “And if we want to think big, possibly have corporate sponsors underwrite this effort by paying a full semester of tuition, because $1,000 doesn't really go that far.”

Morning Star burns mortgage

Surrounded by deacons, trustees and the finance committee, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Dennis Leach burns the mortgage.

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On the first day of July while celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church also burned its mortgage. Proverbs 22:7b reads: “the borrower is servant to the lender.” The church thanks God that it no longer has to serve this debt, the church said in a press release. The Rev. Dr. Dennis Leach said, “As pastor I recognize that a lot of hearts, and hands went into the liquidation of this debt, from seniors on fixed incomes, to hard working people trying to make ends meet.” Prior to the burning of the mortgage Dr. Leach paid tribute to the Phase II building committee members: Brother Fred Johnson, chairman; Trustee Robert Galloway, co-chairman; members, Deacon

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July 15 Choir Anniversary The Mount Zion Baptist Church Inspirational Choir will celebrate its 41st choir anniversary Sunday, July 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The anniversary theme is “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord!” The community is invited to celebrate this very special occasion. Mount Zion Baptist Church is at 950 File Street in WinstonSalem. For more information, please contact the church office at (336) 7222325. July 15 Worship Services Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will have worship services on Sunday, July 15. At the 10:30 a.m. traditional worship, the Rev.

Cary McMillan, Deacon James Timmons, Deacon Thaddeous McCollum, Trustee Jerry Isom, Brother Jasper Turner, Mother Rosetta Harrell and Sister Priscilla Montgomery. He also paid tribute to those who posthumously had joined that great cloud of witnesses, and look over the balcony in glory: Deacon Thomas Scales, co-chair; Deacon Lawrence Reaves; Sister Beatrice Rorie; Sister Debbie Simmons; and Mother Rosa Robinson. The church was able to pay its mortgage off early because of the enthusiastic efforts of the late Deacon Jacob W. Hughes, who instituted the “Mortgage Reduction Drive.” At the service, Dr. Leach presented Deacon Hughes’ wife, Deaconess Veronica Hughes, with a plaque in his honor.

Kimberley Debus, a guest minister, will envision a world that no longer needs #metoo movement. At the Forum, 9:15 a.m., Mick Scott, editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, will speak on community engagement and the state of the newspaper industry. At Explorations, 9:15 a.m., Jim Schwartz, LaTonya Richardson and Pam Lepley will discuss the topic: “Can You Stand Your Ground Without Kicking Back?” For more information, visit July 15 & 29 13th Church and Pastoral Anniversary Life Changing Transformation Church Ministries will celebrate its 13th Church & Pastoral Anniversaries through July 29 @ 4 p.m. The guest speakers will be: *July 15 @ 4 p.m. – Pastor Donald Keaton of Field of God Outreach Ministries, Tobaccoville

*July 29 @ 4 p.m. – Apostle Faye Reese-Miller, Victory Outreach Center, Winston-Salem The church is at 2001 NE 25th St. (corner of Ansonia & 25th Streets). Senior Pastor Alice Mitchell is the host pastor. Everyone is invited.

July 20 Faith Tour at Greater Church Greater Church, 5095 Lansing Drive, WinstonSalem, will host a Faith Tour on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Ira Van Hilliard, senior pastor/teacher of New Light Christian Center in Houston, Texas. The public is invited to attend. For further information, contact the Greater Church at (336) 661-0226. Bishop Sheldon McCarter is the senior pastor.

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Dr. Kendra Davis, left, and Co-Pastor Joyce McCarter are shown at the Joyce McCarter Scholarship Awards Gala.

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July 14 – Rabies Clinic A low cost rabies vaccination clinic is being held at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 5570 Sturmer Park Circle, on Saturday, July 14 from 911 a.m. One (1) and three (3) vaccinations will be available, proof of prior Rabies vaccination required for 3 year vaccination, $5 cash per vaccine. Dogs, cats and ferrets only. Dogs must be leashed. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Pets must be at least 3 months of age.

July 14 – Evening with Judge Morgan Forsyth County Democratic Party will host an evening with the Honorable Judge Michael Morgan on Saturday, July 14 at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets prices are: $75/guest, VIP reception and dinner is $200/guest and table of 8 is $750. Tickets may be purchased at For more info, email eveningwithJudgeMorgan July 15 – “Big Chill” fundraiser The Shalom Project announces its 10th Annual The Big Chill fundraising event on Sunday, July 15 from 3-6 p.m. at Bailey Park. The Big Chill is Winston-Salem’s biggest National Ice Cream Day event. This fun-filled afternoon features dozens of homemade ice cream samplings, a children’s activity area and live music by local musicians. Organizations and individuals are invited to get involved by sponsoring this event.

July 17 – Gardening class N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a class on crop planning and autumn gardens on Tuesday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m. The class will be held at Catholic Charities, 1612 14th St. NE. It is free but registration is required. Please register online at: nningJuly2018, or call (336) 703-2850.

July 17 – Medicare Workshop The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, in collaboration with the Forsyth County Public Library, is offering a workshop for individuals turning 65 (as well as those who already have Medicare) to learn about the different insurance options available, including “Original Medicare,” Medicare prescription drug programs, Medicare supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. The session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Carver School Road Library, 4915 Lansing Drive. The session is provided at no cost. Because space is limited, reservations are required. Contact the Shepherd’s Center at (336) 748-0217 for more information or to reserve a seat.

July 17 – Summer Reading Road Trip Bookmarks will present a Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip event with Scholastic authors on Tuesday, July 17 from 5–7 p.m. Young readers will be able to meet authors and characters, play games, make crafts, and enter giveaways at this free event, to be held in and around Bookmarks at 634 W. Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem. This event is for children from 0–12 and is a unique, hands-on event perfect for families.

July 18 – Class on Heirloom Tomatoes There will be an adult education class on heirloom tomatoes at The

Arboretum at Tanglewood Park on July 18 beginning at 11 a.m. The class is free but registration is required. Register at or (336) 703-2850, no earlier than two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited.

July 19 – Class reunion The 14th St. Elementary School Alumni will soon have their Third Annual Reunion and will be honored by the Atkins High School Alumni. If you attended these fine schools in East Winston, join our planning meeting at 14th St. Recreation Center at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 19. For more information, contact Alfred Harvey, president, at (336) 414-9241.

July 19 – Lunch and Learn A free Lunch & Learn for Caregivers is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive. The topic will be “Navigating the Healthcare System.” Lunch provided by Brookridge Retirement Community. Registration is required. Call (336) 7216918. Call early to assure a space. Sponsored by Senior Services, Shepherd’s Center of Greater WinstonSalem, Forsyth County DSS, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, SECU Family House, and PTRC Area Agency on Aging. July 20-22 – Musical Spring Theatre will present Disney’s Newsies: The Musical July 20-22 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, including taxes and fees. For ticket information, please visit or call the Hanesbrands box office at (336) 747-1414.

July 21 – Annual Cookout The African-American Caucus FCDP-Jacquelyne Barber Branch will hold its annual cookout 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Winston Lake Park, Shelter #3. For additional information, please contact Sophia Kennedy (336) 978-7541 o r July 21 – ReptiDay ReptiDay is the oneday version of the events presented by Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States. This event will be held at the WinstonSalem Fairgrounds. The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, closing at 5 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP early-entry tickets may be purchased from our website at

July 21, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18 – Movies in the Park series City residents are invited to enjoy free familyfriendly movies this summer. Showing as part of the WePLAY Movies in the Park series are “Ferdinand,” July 21 at Winston Lake Park; “Coco,” Aug. 4 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds; and “The Incredibles,” Aug. 18 at Jamison Park. The movie series is being sponsored by Recreation and Parks, Community Development, and the Winston-Salem Police Department. “Ferdinand” on July 21 and “The Incredibles” on Aug. 18 will also be shown outdoors and feature food trucks. The showing of “Coco” on Aug. 4 will be held in the Neal Bolton Home & Garden Building on the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and will begin at 2 p.m. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Go to


ews/ID/20708/WePLAYMovies-in-the-Park-StartsJune-16-with-BlackPanther for more information.

July 27 – Neighborhood Network Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods seeks to connect people and leverage resources in community thereby strengthening neighborhoods on July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1650 Ivy Ave. Our monthly Neighborhood Network brings community and organizations together to meet, network and make exchanges that are beneficial for both communities, organizations and businesses. You may register at Reg?oeidk=a07efip2e3e91 cc2c6d&oseq=&c=3307d8 9 0 - 7 b 4 c - 11 e 3 - 9 1 0 b d4ae52724810&ch=344d2 9 d 0 - 7 b 4 c - 11 e 3 - 9 2 4 a d4ae52724810.

July 28 – Outdoor screening of short films Foothills Brewing and RiverRun International Film Festival present Summer Shorts: An Evening of Family Fun and Film on Saturday, July 28, at the Foothills Brewing Tasting Room located at 3800 Kimwell Drive in Winston-Salem. The evening features food trucks beginning at 5:30 p.m., live music featuring Aaron Burdett beginning at 6:30 p.m. and an outdoor screening of family-friendly North Carolina short films beginning at dark. Tickets are free for music and films; food and beverages available for purchase. July 27-29 – Reunion The 33rd annual reunion of the staff, students, and friends of the former Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing, and School of XRay Technology will be held July 27-29 at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High St., Winston-Salem. For more information, contact Jacqueline Howell (919) 477-2200 or Beverly Watson (336) 287-4676.

NOW- Aug. 1 – Call for artists For the fourth year, the “Take a Seat for Chairity” fundraiser is looking for artists to make or up-cycle old chairs and create “Art Chairs” to be auctioned to benefit Next Step Ministries. The chairs will be auctioned off on Thursday, Sept. 27. Chair Artists will receive 1 complimentary ticket to the event. To get involved, artists can pick up an application at Eclection, Next Step Ministries Thrift Store or by going to the “Chairity” Facebook page. NOW – Aug. 11 – Summer Workshops Old Salem Museums & Gardens is offering a series of fun, hands-on workshops each Saturday this summer from through Aug. 11. These workshops are perfect for the whole family, from kids. Each workshop will focus on either hearth-cooking, pottery, or pewter spoon making. The workshops are limited to 12 participants per session so pre-registration is advised. Register on line at or call (800) 441-5305.

Aug. 1 – Volunteer training The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have volunteer training from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the center located at 1700 Ebert St. Older adults in the community need help with supportive services such as transportation, minor home repairs, visits or caregiver respite. The center is especially in need of visitation volunteers to provide companionship to homebound older adults a few hours per month. Mileage reimbursement is offered. For

more information or to volunteer, call The Shepherd’s Center at (336) 748-0217 or email to register for volunteer training. Aug. 4 - Small Ruminant Grazier’s Workshop Rowan County Cooperative Extension will host a Small Ruminant Grazier’s Workshop on Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will take place at Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC. For more information: Morgan Watts - or Johnny Rogers

Aug. 14 – Summer forage workshop Rowan County Cooperative Extension will host a Summer Forage Management Workshop on Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m. The event will take place at 350 Saw Road China Grove, NC. Call (704) 216-8970 to register. Aug. 17 – Parkland High School “Hall of Fame” deadline Parkland Magnet High School third Hall of Fame class showcases nine Mustang legends. The inductees will be honored at a banquet at the Old Salem Visitor’s Center on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., and introduced during halftime of the Parkland High School vs. Marvin Ridge High School football game on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Parkland Magnet High School. Prepaid reservations for the banquet are $25 per person. The deadline to register is Friday, Aug.17, and seating is limited. For additional information in reference to purchasing a prepaid ticket, contact the Athletic Director, Linwood Jerald at (336) 624-3563, Mackie Thompson at (336) 8134073, Chris Kirkpatrick at (336) 287-1707 or Eddie Raynard (336) 785-5611.

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed project to improve Lewisville Clemmons Road (S.R. 1103) from Clemmons Road (U.S. 158) to South Peace Haven Road (S.R. 1891) in Clemmons. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Oaks Community Church located at 1855 Lewisville Clemmons Road in Clemmons. The primary purpose of this project is to address safety issues. Another purpose is to improve flow and reduce traffic delays, particularly through the interchange.

The public may drop-in at any time during the meeting hours. A brief presentation will be made at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. Each presentation will be the same. There will not be a Q&A session during these presentations; instead, attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with project team representatives. The opportunity to submit comments will also be provided at the meeting or via email, or mail by August 8, 2018. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Project information and materials can be viewed as they become available online at

For additional information, contact Connie James, P.E., NCDOT Division 9 Project Engineer at 375 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC 27127, (336) 747-7800, or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Caitlyn Ridge, P.E., Environmental Analysis Unit Public Involvement Officer at or (919) 707-6091 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494. Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-4816494. The Chronicle June 28 and July 12, 2018


Here is “The Sugar Shack,” the Ernie Barnes painting made famous by the “Good Times” TV show.

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Ernie Barnes 80th Birthday Hometown Celebration     Sunday, July 15, 3-5p.m., North Carolina Central University, 1851 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707

Author Sandra Neil Wallace has a newly released children’s book on Ernie Barnes, titled “Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery.” The book was recently named one of 2018’s Top Biographies for Youth by Booklist Online. 


Ernie Barnes honored with arts exhibit in Durham BY MARTHA WAGGONER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RALEIGH — At heart, Ernie Barnes the professional football player was always Ernie Barnes the artist. His teammates on the San Diego Chargers nicknamed him ``Big Rembrandt'' because he was always scribbling on pieces of paper. He ended up painting vivid and highly acclaimed images from the playing field and from AfricanAmerican life. He's most famous for ``Sugar Shack,'' which shows African-Americans dancing at the Durham Armory. Marvin Gaye used a version of it for an album cover, and a print of it appeared in the closing credits of the sitcom ``Good Times.'' Now, an exhibit has opened in his home state titled "The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes." The exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History includes 38 paintings by Barnes, many unseen by the public until now, along with several pieces of memorabilia. It's the first exhibit of Barnes' artwork in 11 years, and the first since he died at age 70 in 2009 in Los Angeles. It continues through March 3. Barnes never considered football his true calling. From his childhood, he was drawn to art. In his 1995 autobiography, ``From Pads to Palette,'' he wrote, ``Throughout my five seasons in the arena of professional football, I remained at the deepest level of my being an artist.'' But he played professionally from 1960 to 1964, signing first with the Baltimore Colts and then with the Titans of New York, the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. His sports connections led to his first exhibit through the support of New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin. And Barnes credited football with helping him develop the elongation technique for which he's known. An art instructor told him ``to pay attention to what my body felt like in movement,'' Barnes once said. ``And when I did that, it was an elongated feeling. ... I hate to think, had I not played sports, what my work would look like.'' He also spoke of how the ``dehumanization'' of professional football played out in his art. ``I painted until I exhausted the hate,'' he said, according to comments provided by his estate. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of operations, is probably the largest collector of Barnes' art and someone in whom Barnes confided about his love-hate relationship with football. Vincent estimates that he owns just shy of 30 Barnes' paintings, most of them commissioned and never seen by the public. In a phone interview, Vincent said that he and his wife ``didn't classify it as black art. He happens to be African-American, but it's not black art. It's art.'' At the time of Barnes' death, Paul Von Blum, an art history and African-American studies professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, called him one of the premier figurative artists of his era. Barnes, who was born in 1938 in Durham during the Jim Crow era, graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University. His painting, ``Homecoming,'' shows a marching band in Durham with U.S. 15-501 signs in the background. ``Ernie said when he was growing up, the high school band used to come down from the segregated area and make the turn into the black community, and the band would kick it up right there,'' Luz Rodriguez, his longtime assistant and estate trustee said in Raleigh before the exhibit opened. ``So that's what he painted.'' ``Sugar Shack'' came from Barnes' memories growing up in Durham, Rodriguez said. His mother had told the 13-year-old Barnes that ``they don't do Christian things there,'' so of course he had to sneak in to find out what was happening, she said. Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy owns the painting now, exhibit curator Katie Edwards said. Barnes could bring to life ``the hopes and dreams of what could be – families together, strong men, strong women, the true representation of the godly family,'' Vincent said. Barnes was able to ``share our dark past yet articulate in color what the future could be – the proudness of our history, the proudness of our future. Ernie encapsulated all of that.'' For additional information, visit

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James R. Vannoy & Sons Construction Co., Inc. is currently soliciting quotes from interested DBE subcontractors and suppliers for the following project:

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Virginia Inman Carswell (18 E 1384), deceased March 21, 2018, 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 October 7, 2018 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Elizabeth R. Dozier, (18 E 1318), also known as Elizabeth Roberson Dozier and Elizabeth Ann Roberson Dozier, deceased June 1, 2018, 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 October 7, 2018 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned.



DK00249-Caldwell County SR 1106 (Duke Street)

Grading, Paving, Drainage, Curb & Gutter, and Signals Bid Date: July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 PM— Sub Quotes due by July 18 @ 3:00 PM

Contact: Gary Eisner or John Maloney or 1608 Hwy 221 North— PO Box 635 Jefferson, NC 28640 Phone: 336-846-7191 Fax: 336-846-7112 Date of Availability: September 4, 2018 Completion Date: September 30, 2020

We have adopted several policies and procedures to encourage the participation of D/M/ WBE firms on our projects, so if you are interested in this project but discouraged by any of its requirements, please contact us. We have special joint pay agreements and even an expedited payment policy for D/MWBE firms, and we encourage to you to contact us to discuss how these procedures can help you on this project. If the bonding, letter of credit or insurance requirements set forth in the bid documents would otherwise prevent you from soliciting a quote please contact us and we will discuss ways that we may be able to help you meet these requirements. Likewise, if you are discouraged from submitting a quote on this project because you think you may have trouble obtaining the necessary equipment, supplies, materials, or any other related assistance or services that may be necessary to complete the work, please contact us and we will discuss ways that we may be able to help you overcome these obstacles. We adopted these policies to encourage the participation of D/M/WBE firms like yours, and we encourage your company to explore and take advantage of them; so please feel free to give us a call in these regards A meeting has been scheduled for May 16 at 10:00 a.m. at 1608 Hwy 221 N. Jefferson, NC for anyone who is interested to ask questions, obtain plans, etc.

Work Includes and we will be accepting quotes for but not limited to: Grading, Supp. Clear & Grub, Asphalt, Guardrail, Rip Rap, and Temp. TC, Paint Pavement Markings, Temp Silt Fence, Stone, EC items, Signage, ETC Please see proposal for complete listing of bid items. Bid items can be subdivided into economically feasible units to facilitate D/M/WBE Participation. We ask that all Non-D/M/WBE Subs & Suppliers also utilize D/M/WBE Subs & Suppliers to increase our overall WBE Participation on this project. Be sure to check our website periodically for addenda. Plans may be obtained/viewed: Subcontractor Plan Room Vannoy Construction-1608 Hwy 221 North-Jefferson, N vision.aspx Division 11 0F0DF7A84No Log In Required-This Link will take you directly to all Bidding Documents WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Chronicle July 12, 2018


UW of Forsyth County 2018 Campaign Associate Description

A Campaign Associate is a temporary fulltime paid position working with United Way of Forsyth County during peak campaign season. United Way staff members plan and execute a community-wide fundraising campaign. More than 500 local businesses are involved in running workplace campaigns. Associates are tasked with campaign management. They organize, implement, and complete workplace campaigns across the community. A workplace campaign includes both employee and corporate solicitations. Temporary full-time; tentative dates are from Aug 27 to Nov 21. Please apply at: by June 29, 2018. EOE


This the 5th day of July, 2018.

William D. Marshall Administrator for Virginia Inman Carswell, deceased 202 Greenwich Lane Wilmington, NC 28409 The Chronicle July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 PROBATE CITATION File No. 2018-284


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent

TO: Any and all distributees of Frances M. Hunter, late of Suffern, New York, the daughter of Edward J. Muldrow and Nannie M. Bynum, including in particular without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Alfred Muldrow, Sylvia Muldrow a/k/a/ Sylvia Lollobrigida Muldrow (paternal first cousins of the decedent) and Frances G. Bynum, George G. Bynum and John David Bynum (maternal first cousins of the decedent), whose whereabouts are unknown; and if any of the above described persons be dead and died subsequent to August 19, 2016 then to their executors, administrators, next of kin, distributees, heirs at law, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest, all of whose names and post office addresses are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence used. A petition having been duly filed by Nichelle Hunter, domiciled at 1485 Compton Terrace, Hillside, New Jersey 07205

YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate's Court, Rockland County, at 1 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, New City, New York, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Frances M. Hunter, lately domiciled at 5 Rockledge Drive, Suffern, NY 10901, admitting to probate a Will dated February 15, 2016 and Codicil dated August 12, 2016, as the Will and Codicil of Frances M. Hunter, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [X] Letters Testamentary issue to: Nichelle Hunter Hon. Keith J. Cornell Surrogate

Eileen Horan, Chief Clerk

Dated, Attested and Sealed, June 25, 2018

William F. Smith, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner (845) 634-2221 Telephone Number 317 Little Tor Road South, New City, NY 10956 Address of Attorney (Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] P-5 (9/96) The Chronicle July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018


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This the 5th day of July, 2018.

John William Dozier Executor for Elizabeth R. Dozier, deceased 5008 Foxlair Court Raliegh, NC 27609

The Chronicle July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jeffrey D. Walker (18 E 1382), also known as Jeffrey Duane Walker, JD Walker and Jaydee Walker, deceased May 29, 2018, 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 October 14, 2018 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted to the said decedent or estate shall please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 12th day of July, 2018.

Karen Marie Winkfield Executor for Jeffrey D. Walker, deceased 229 Cedar Trl Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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From left to right are April Bowman, 4-H Extension agent; Forsyth County N.C. Rep. Debra Conrad; Lizbeth Navarret-Salinas; Kenya Brabham; and Spencer Cook at the 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus.

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Forsyth County 4-H members attend 2018 Citizenship N.C. Focus Special To The chronicle

a Forsyth county delegation returned home from three days at 4-h citizenship north carolina Focus, which was held in raleigh. The delegation attended along with more than 120 youth and adults representing 47 4-h programs across the state. They gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen. Kenya Brabham, Spencer cook, lizbeth navarret-Salinas represented Forsyth county at the June 13-15 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government. Delegates also participated in sessions related to youth voice and community change. While at the conference delegates had

a chance to visit the legislative Building in raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff as well as participate in service activities throughout raleigh. 4-h citizenship north carolina Focus is sponsored by north carolina’s electric cooperatives. 4-h is north carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,700 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-h programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. n.c. State extension and the cooperative extension program at n.c. a&T State University coordinate 4-h programs statewide. For more information on this event or other 4-h programs, contact april Bowman or Monique pearce-Brady, 4-h extension agents in Forsyth county at (336) 703-2850.


Two appointed to vice chancellor positions at WSSU Hunt

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Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) chancellor elwood l. robinson has announced the appointment of two veteran higher-education leaders to vice chancellor positions at the university. Both were announced by robinson on June 11. Their appointments were effective this month.

Jaime Hunt to lead Division of Strategic Communications WSSU chancellor elwood l. robinson has announced the creation of a new Division of Strategic communications, which will be tasked with communicating the university’s brand message to key stakeholders. The division will include the office of integrated Marketing communications (iMc), which will now also include enrollment communications; the office of external relations; and WSnc radio. Jaime hunt, who joined WSSU in 2015 as the director of public and media relations and chief communications and marketing officer, will lead the division as the vice chancellor for Strategic communications. The change was effective July 1. no new positions have been created. Since joining the university, hunt led the development of an integrated marketing communications model for campus. Since 2015, iMc has: *Developed and rolled out refreshed brand messaging and an updated visual identity, including a new institutional logo and a new ram logo. *implemented a brand marketing strategy designed to increase brand awareness, perception and affinity. *Developed a comprehensive crisis communication plan. *Worked with information Technology to redesign the university’s website. *enhanced the university’s media


relations efforts, resulting in a 50 percent increase in positive media mentions. *Garnered eight industry awards.

Dr. LaTanya Afolayan named vice chancellor for advancement at WSSU after a national search, Dr. laTanya afolayan, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in university advancement, has been named vice chancellor for University advancement at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). her appointment was effective July 10. as vice chancellor for University advancement, she will be responsible for enhancing donor discovery efforts; growing the annual Fund; expanding the principal and major gifts pipeline; leveraging corporate and foundation relationships; engaging and mobilizing alumni, friends, and volunteers; and expanding and strengthening a sustainable infrastructure to support future fundraising efforts and campaigns. Most of afolayan’s career has been within the University of north carolina System. She has served as the vice chancellor for advancement for both elizabeth city State University and north carolina central University. additionally, she served as a member of the major gifts leadership team at appalachian State University during a $200 million capital campaign. currently, she is the senior director of planning and major giving at norfolk State University, where she has secured more than $800,000 in deferred commitments and $300,000 in cash commitments in the past 12 months. afolayan earned her bachelor’s degree from indiana State University, her master’s degree from the University of Missouri, and her education doctorate from east carolina University. afolayan replaces Michelle cook, who departed WSSU in March.


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