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County gambles on new sales tax W I N S TO N - S A L E M , N . C .

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instead of raising taxes in Forsyth County’s proposed budget, county commissioners plan to gamble on taxpayers approving a quarter-cent sales tax to pay for the debt it’ll take to build the new courthouse. That’s the consensus that was reached on Tuesday afternoon, June 5, during a budget workshop. The budget proposed by County Manager dudley Watts was $433.9 million and included a 2.3 cents property tax increase to cover $115 million in debt for the construction of a

new courthouse. Commissioners, however, decided to go a different route. Commission vice Chairman don Martin proposed, instead of a property tax increase, to pay for it with a new quarter-cent county sales tax that’ll be placed on the ballot in november. if ratified, the tax would start in April and wouldn’t apply to gas and grocery purchases. The tax is opposed by Commissioners everette Witherspoon and Fleming el-Amin, who’ve argued that it’ll adversely affect low-income people, and both have expressed doubt voters would ratify

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“it’s so regressive,” said Witherspoon. in north Carolina, 31 counties have successfully passed a quarter-cent sales tax, while 38 counties have had voters reject it. not implementing a property tax increase this year means that if the sales tax doesn’t pass, the county would need to have a 3.1 cents property tax increase next year to pay for courthouse debt. The county property tax is currently 72.35 cents per $100 of property value. The elimination of the

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Commissioners Ted Kaplan, Fleming El-Amin, Gloria Whisenhunt listen during Monday’s hearing on the county budget.

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Ceremony to unveil the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture and entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame By Tevin STinSon The ChroniCLe

10-year-old dancer defying the odds

Participants in last weekend’s JCB Dance course, led by the 10-year-old, stretch before the start of the course held at Dance Explosion School of Performing Arts in Clemmons.

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By Tevin STinSon The ChroniCLe

Before Janihyn Carter-Blue could even walk, she had an undeniable passion for music and dance. At only 16 months old, whenever she would hear music she would break out her best dance moves for whoever would watch.

"She couldn’t event walk, but she would stand up just to dance," said Phylicia Carter-Blue, Janihyn’s mother. "So when she turned 2, i started looking for dance classes, and she just jumped right in like she had been dancing forever.” Today, at the age of 10, young Janihyn, who is known throughout

the community as JCB dance, has turned that passion into a thriving business. For the past year, JCB has been teaching her own dance classes for children throughout the community. She said what started as a dance class for children who are homeschooled like herself grew into some-

The City of Arts and innovation took a step closer to making the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture and entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame a reality. The idea for the Walk of Fame has been in discussion mode since november 2015, when the City Council voted to approve the project. Accepted nominees will be memorialized with bronze stars embedded in the sidewalk outside the newly renovated Benton Convention Center. during the development/housing/General Government Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 15, committee members voted on names that will make up the Class of 2018. Although the Walk of Fame is not yet complete, board members have been selecting honorees since 2016. Later this month, the stars are expected to be unveiled during a special ceremony at the Benton. here’s a list of the honorees who will be enshrined on the sidewalk on Cherry Rowe Street: The 5 royales, Larry Leon hamlin, Phil hanes, William “Wis” Samuel Scales, John iuele, Chris Murrell and dr. robert Wise. Being inducted into any hall of Fame is no easy task, and the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture, and entertainment Memorial Walk will be no different. The city has set certain criteria that each nominee has to meet in order to have his or her name placed on a star. rules for nominees are

City budget to enhance buses for Bus. 40 closing

By Todd LuCk The ChroniCLe

The City of Winston-Salem’s proposed budget features $7.3 million to enhance transportation to mitigate the congestion expected from the upcoming closure of Business 40.

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This was just one of the things in the $530 million budget for 2018-19 that was presented to the City Council in a special meeting last Thursday, May 31. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget at City hall tonight, June 7, at 7 p.m. and will vote on the budget on June 18.

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property tax increase, which would’ve brought in $8.2 million for debt service, actually reduced the budget to $426 million, even after commissioners added numerous items to it. Commissioners agreed with Watts’ recommendations for using $439,038 in budget reserve to add numerous positions, including a court security deputy, a social worker, two senior social workers, a senior social worker supervisor, a library assistant for the new Kernersville Library, five part-time library tech pages along with $50,000 to help the Public Health Department with septic tank inspections and $15,000 to replace equipment for the Lewisville Dive Rescue team, a countywide water rescue team. The rest of the additions come from the coun-

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ty’s fund balance. Commissioner suggestions that made it into the proposed budget included $56,436 for the creation of a new external communications office with one fulltime employee. Other additions included $20,000 for the county to absorb the administrative cost of the Safe on Seventh domestic violence program and $15,000 for a surgical suite at the animal shelter. Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt advocated for $275,000 for a new ambulance, which the county plans to pay for with money outside the budget’s general fund. Most additions to the budget were greatly reduced from their original request. Witherspoon liked requests for $1 million for an additional team for Nurse/Family Partnership and $590,427 for eight new school nurses. Martin said he was willing to pay for two nurses total, which reduced the additional

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thing much more. Now, along with her Thursday classes, Janihyn has added a Sunday course that is open to children of all ages and experience levels. "It's so great to be given this opportunity. Learning new things and giving back at the same time," said Janihyn. "... it's just so much fun. I like teaching kids new stuff. It makes me happy."  From hip-hop, to ballet and jazz, Janihyn has spent time at almost every dance studio in the city and recently finished a course on ballet at the UNC School of the Arts. She also danced as a Charlotte Hornet Little Stinger during the basketball season. While she is trained in various genres of dance, Janihyn mentioned her favorite genre is jazz because it's so liberating and free. "I love jazz because you can be sassy with it," smiled Janihyn. "You can go sharp, you can go silly with it or freestyle. Jazz is by far my favorite."  Last weekend, this reporter had the opportunity to sit in on one of

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expressed interest in supporting an attempt by the Shalom Project’s Peters Creek Community Initiative to turn the Budget Inn property on Peters Creek into an affordable housing development but decided to do so later, possibly in conjunction with the city. There were no funds to match the city’s $35,000 for drug court. There was no discussion of the county’s shortfall in Photo by Todd Luck funding the construction of The county budget hearing on Monday was filled with many people representing the new Kaleideum musevarious groups asking for money from the county. um. Martin expressed supfunding that either program that’s trying to open up a Kaleideum got an additionport on Tuesday for most could have to $150,000. co-op grocery store in a al $25,000 for operating of the add-ons before he Witherspoon chose to food desert on Peters Creek expenses, bringing the total focus on the Nurse/Family Parkway, got $5,000, it receives from the county left for another meeting. Partnership and ended up which is far below its for operations to $275,000. After that, the other comwith $175,000 for one request of $200,000. Carter Children’s Law Center missioners made adjustnurse and support staff. G. Woodson School, which received an additional ments and came to a conNonprofits, which requested $50,000, got $10,000, increasing its sensus on the additions. made appeals to commis- $10,000 through total county funding to Commissioners will vote sioners during the budget Cooperative Extension, so $35,000. Family Services on the budget during their hearing held on Monday, the county could avoid got $25,000 for its 2 p.m. meeting today and were also added. SHARE directly giving money to a Pediatric Holistic Health it’ll go into effect on July 1. Cooperative of Winston- charter school. RiverRun Initiative. Salem, an IDR initiative Film Festival got $15,000. Several commissioners

JCB's courses held at Dance Explosion School of Performing Arts in Clemmons. After a quick warm-up, Janihyn broke down a dance routine she created herself into small parts before those in attendance showed their own skills. After about 30 minutes, you totally forget that the instructor is only 10 years old. Her knowledge of dance and willingness to help others shines through with every new dance move she teaches. Following the course, several students were all smiles, even those who were attending their first course.  JCB is starting to receive rave reviews on social media as well. Elizabeth O'Boy took to Facebook to send praise. She wrote, "JCB dance is a spectacular teacher. She’s enthusiastic and passionate about dance, and is a very generous teacher.  Her choreography is age appropriate but isn’t basic. She can adjust the choreography if the students need alternatives. She encourages her students to reach their maximum potential and celebrates their achievements."  With the work ethic of someone

twice her age Janihyn isn't settling on her recent success. She works to perfect her craft every day in hopes of one day owning her own dance studio. She also aspires to be a writer and an artist some day. "10 years from now, I want to own my own studio and maybe move to Los Angeles or somewhere that's not here," laughed Janihyn. "But I also want to do other things like write my own book." While the studio in L.A. may be a few years away, here in WinstonSalem Janihyn is looking to launch an initiative called the Dream Crew. The purpose of the dance troupe is to inspire children to pursue their dreams no matter their age.  "I want to inspire them to start their own stuff. That's what we represent with the Dream Crew," Janihyn said.  JCB Dance courses are held on Sundays from 2:30 to 3:30 with the genre of dance rotating between jazz, hip-hop and ballet every week. While continuing to teach children her own age, Janihyn is also looking to add a class for adults.

Janihyn Carter-Blue works on floor exercises before the start of her dance course on Sunday, June 3.

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The City of Winston-Salem’s budget enhances bus service in anticipation of increased ridership when part of Business 40 closes for construction starting later this year.

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Later this month, city officials are expected to unveil the names that will be enshrined along the sidewalk outside the Benton Convention Center.

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*The nominee(s) exhibited sustained excellence in his or her field for at least five years. *The nominee(s) made distinguished contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. *The nominee(s) is deceased (must provide copy of death certificate). *The nominee(s) was a resident of Winston-Salem for at least five years. *The nominee(s) made a significant contribution to the arts or entertainment industry in one or more of the following areas: music, dance, theater, writing, visual arts, motion pictures, television or radio. According to Assistant City Manager Ben Rowe, new stars will be

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added to the sidewalk each year, but the names are limited to only five per year. Ward Miller, who serves on the nominating committee for the Walk of Fame, thanked the City Council for their support of the project. He said, “I want to say thank you to the City for allowing us to do this. I think it’s outstanding. “I don’t think any other community around us right now thas something like this, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be replicated or duplicated.”

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will greatly increase traffic congestion on other roads. The money is planned to be used to extend the hours and increase the frequency of service on eight bus routes that would be used to avoid the Business 40 closure. It will also be used for park and ride lots the city will lease to let drivers park their cars and take the bus. In addition, there’ll be a guaranteed ride home program that’ll transport people home who miss the last run of their bus. Resident Phillip Summers made a public comment during the hearing with a suggestion for a free bus route combining Routes 87 and 107 to help with the Business 40 traffic concerns. The budget also implements the recommendations of the pay plan study to get the city’s positions at market rate starting in April 2019. The plan proposes a minimum 2 percent increase to get the 307 positions below market up to that level with a 2 percent compression increase for the 364 positions in market range. This includes administrative, professional/technical, supervisory and managerial positions. For public safety positions, the study proposed new pay grades that would result in a third of positions seeing increases, and new starting salaries of $41,443 for police officers and $39,470 for firefighters. The budget also continues the annual 2 percent public safety retention bonus. There are some cost saving measures in the budget, such as freezing long vacant positions, and some positions that become vacant in the future, for $473,000 in savings and freezing some grant-funded police positions that were never filled, which’ll save $128,000. The elimination of commercial dumpster service starting next year is expected to save $309,000 and greater use of automated side loader garbage trucks will save $210,000 a year. Sanitation workers affected by those two changes will be relocated to other positions. Under the proposed budget, city property tax rate will remain 59.74 cents for every $100 of property value.

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Wheels 4 Hope opens local office T H E C H R ON I C LE

BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

Wheels 4 Hope, a nonprofit that provides cars to those in need, has opened an office in WinstonSalem. Wheels 4 Hope is a 501(c)(3) that takes donated cars, fixes them up and then sells them for $500 plus tax to those who need transportation. It was founded in Raleigh in 2000 and has served more than 3,000 people statewide by connecting them with affordable, reliable transportation. The organization’s Triad hub started in 2012. It has one office in Greensboro and has now opened a second office at the Stratford Executive Court located at 163 Stratford Court, Suite 125. Triad Hub Manager Peter Tyler said that the new location, which was made possible by a Winston-Salem Foundation grant, will let Wheels 4 Hope live up to its saying of “Turning local cars into local blessings.” “What we envision is a Winston-Salem donation to eventually be placed with a Winston-Salem resident,” he said. He said that the new office will accept donations. It’ll act as the location where cars are presented to their new owners. It’s also where orientation will be held for recipients, going over things like car care and their vehicle’s sixmonth warranty. Previously, recipients have been traveling to Greensboro for the required orientation. Cars will also be sold to raise funds for the nonprofit at

the new office. Wheels 4 Hope is working with local partner garages to prepare donated cars for new owners. Wheels 4 Hope works through partner agencies to find those who need transportation. Locally, these partners include Experiment in Self Reliance, Family Services, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, Habitat for Humanity, Youth in Transition, Salvation Army, Nurse-Family Partnership, Pierced Ministries and Imprints Cares. The program requires recipients to have a valid driver’s license, no car in the household, be a wage earner and have a relationship with a partnership agency. Andriane Singleton, the group’s external relations coordinator, said they regularly get calls from people with job opportunities they can’t get to because they lack transportation. Having a car lets people pursue opportunities while not being restricted to where bus routes go or how much they can afford to pay for taxis or ride sharing services. “It changes their lives,” said Singleton. “A car can take people from poverty to prosperity.” Recently, Robert Hall, a client and volunteer with Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, received a car. The organization plans to present a car this week to a participant in the Shalom Project’s Circles initiative, which is a support program for low-income individuals.

ACE Academy to partner with Forsyth Tech BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE

Jim Shaw’s ACE (Aviation Career Education) Academy is partnering with Forsyth Technical Community College for expanded offerings in the future. The summer camp teaches young people about aviation and potential careers in that field. This year’s camp will have its opening ceremony at 8 a.m. at Smith Reynolds Airport on Liberty Street and will then be held at Ibraham Elementary School, 5036 Old Walkertown Road. The camp will take place for middle school stuShaw dents from June 18-22 and for high school students from June 25-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all students. The camp features field trips, a flight simulator, a look at aircraft construction and the opportunity to fly an aircraft with an experienced pilot. Next year, the camp will be held at Forsyth Tech as part of a new partnership. Plans are, in addition to the regular camp, ACE Academy will hold monthly meetings for students on aviation topics. ACE founder and airport commissioner Jim Shaw said he hopes to have 100 students from all over the county at the meetings. “What we’re trying to do here is show these kids that there’s a decent living in aviation,” said Shaw. “You don’t have to be a pilot, you don’t have to be a mechanic. There’re a lot of jobs in aviation.” Forsyth Tech Dean of Engineering and Technology Todd Bishop said the camp is a great way to encourage young people to take careers that are vital to the future of aviation. “The best thing you can do is get to these kids in middle school, and plant the seed, and I think that’s what Mr. Shaw’s summer camp will do: It will plant the seed and get kids to think about the other career options available out there,” said Bishop. Forsyth Tech is using 2016 bond money to build an Aviation Career Development Center at Smith Reynolds Airport, where college students will learn how to work on the mechanical body of planes. Construction is expected to begin next year and be finished in 2020. Shaw said he plans to incorporate the new center into the camp once it’s completed. The camp is $125 per student and includes two meals and an afternoon snack. Visit shawaceacademy.com or call (336) 306-8145 for more information or to sign up for the camp.

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Delayed HARRY event honors veterans

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Members of the N.C. Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard participate in HARRY’s annual Memorial Day Celebration on Saturday, June 2.

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Last weekend, HARRY (Helping Advocate Research Respond for You) Veterans Community Outreach Services held its annual celebration to remember our fallen heroes. Originally scheduled for Memorial Day, May 28, the 10th annual commemoration ceremony and picnic was rescheduled for Saturday, June 2, because of the threat of rain on May 28. More than a dozen veterans representing different branches of the military, including the Army, Marines, Coast Guard, and Navy, were on hand during the celebration held at Fairview Park on Bethlehem Lane. To jumpstart the festivities, Kizzie Walker sang her rendition of the national anthem. Following the Posting of Colors by the N.C. Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard, Ralph Meadows serenaded the crowd with his rendition “America the Beautiful.” Next, Mayor Allen Joines gave greetings on behalf of the city of Winston-Salem. In 2014, Joines and other city officials led an initiative that made Winston-Salem a member of the Veterans Housing Network challenge to end veterans’ homelessness in the area. Less than a year later, the city reached its goal. After thanking the men and women in attendance for their service, Joines said he and is colleagues are still working to ensure veterans in the area have a place to call home. He said, “We can’t forget these individuals. “…I’m so proud to say that about four years ago, we were selected as one of 27 cities across the whole country who had been certified by the President’s Office that we had eliminated homelessness among veterans,” he continued. “We are really proud of that and we’re not taking that lightly and we’re continuing to do it because it is something you have to do on a regular basis.” Joines also thanked HARRY founder Ciat Shabazz for her commitment to help veterans in the area. Shabazz started HARRY in remembrance of her brother Harry Smith, a veteran who died of colon cancer that went untreated by the Veterans Administration. Since starting the nonprofit organization in 2008, HARRY has helped more than 500 veterans obtain employment, housing and much more. Along with the annual picnic and commemoration ceremony for Memorial Day, HARRY also holds giveaways on Veteran’s Day and other holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Before serving lunch, each veteran in attendance was recognized for his service while his respective branch’s medley played in the background. Although the celebration was held a week later than planned, Don Timmons, a Vietnam Army veteran, said you can never have too many Memorial Days.

During a press conference on Monday, June 4, Forsyth County EMS and other first responders received more than 1,000 doses of naloxone.

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Project Lazarus joins Forsyth County fight against opioid epidemic BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

In an attempt to expand access to naloxone and increase public education on the opioid epidemic, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of NC and Walgreens has partnered with Project Lazarus, a nonprofit organization geared toward empowering communities and individuals to prevent overdoses. It’s no secret that the number of opioid deaths in N.C. has spiked in recent years. Each day at least four people die from drug overdose in various parts of the state. The partnership is designed to ensure that residents have access to the medication they need to make a full recovery. During a press conference on Monday, June 4, Forsyth County first responders received more than 1,000 doses of the drug used for patients who are showing signs of overdose. According to Tara Tucker with Forsyth County EMS, since the beginning of the year her EMS workers and local firefighters have administered more than 600 doses of naloxone. After thanking representatives from UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens and Project Lazarus in attendance, Tucker said in order to make a real difference in the fight against opioids, it’s going to take more partnerships like this one. Along with the doses of naloxone, Project Lazarus also shared a snippet of a video that gives warning signs of a drug overdose, how to administer naloxone, and other steps to take when recovering from a drug overdose.

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She’s teaching girls how to lead

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“there was a little girl at the altar, and she was about 14 or 15. She was sharing a story about a friend that tried to commit suicide; she was in iCu [intensive care unit]. My bishop said ‘i have a feeling that this spirit is in here’ and then called up all the youth. i immediately told my husband it’s time for me to move.” Joy nelson thomas did just that. She made a bold move. “after hearing that young girl’s story, i knew i had to do something to make a difference in the lives of girls, so i walked away from my full-time career. i told my husband that starting an organization for girls is something that i’m passionate about and he said ‘Do it.’” Joy did it. in 2015, she started leaD (learning everyday accomplishing Dreams) Girls of nC. the organization is dedicated to providing the tools and resources that lowincome/at risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. using an evidence-based curriculum, leaD encourages and mentors girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively. thomas, the founder and executive director for leaD Girls of nC, said, “leaD Girls of nC is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit.” the organization has provided leadership\development to

over 300 local girls ages 11 to15. “right now, our programs serve 160 girls each year. we hope to double our reach and expand our program to at least 300 girls each year within the next two years,” says thomas. She talked about her passion for so many local middle school girls facing bullying, increased social and peer pressure, struggles with difficult home lives and challenges at school. “there is an

incredible need for leaD, and we have a tremendous desire to help every girl who needs us. Middle school girls are in such a transitional stage in their lives. Before they get into high school, they’re trying to figure out what is happening to them. trying to figure out how to fit in and there are so many different challenges when you get to high school.” thomas was a victim of bullying during her elementary and middle school years. i asked bullied for what? Joy is absolutely gorgeous and very intelligent. “Back in the day, i was heavier set. People talked about my face. in their eyes i wasn’t that cheerleader or that flag girl. that wasn’t me.”

i asked how she got through it. “i realized it’s oK to be true to who you are. and that you won’t be everyone’s choice and that’s oK. you have to love yourself.” i asked what advice she would give mothers with daughters. “i would say to mothers that it’s a process, so be the beacon of light when their daughters get discouraged. and to remember they were once young, so be careful not to judge their daughters or compare them to other girls. remind them how special they are and help them develop the gifts they have.” leaD Girls of nC has an emphasis on entrepreneurship as well. “when you look at social economic status on how to move people out of poverty, most households are run by single women, so we are empowering and preparing our girls to be future entrepreneurs.” thomas said the purpose for starting leaD Girls was to equip girls to flourish and thrive. what i loved most during our interview is how Joy’s husband looked at his wife with admiration and love. Be sure to check out the rest of the interview on the Chronicle’s youtube.com channel, winstonsalem Chronicle. Contact Joy nelson thomas at 500 w. 4th St., Suite 203B & C, winstonSalem, nC 27101. Mailing address: P.o. Box 24022, winston-Salem, nC 27114. Phone: (336) 517-6044.

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Inaction fueling stonehearted policies on immigration GUEST EDITORIAL

Donald Trump is far from the only president – Republican or Democrat – with policies that harshly treat people living in the country illegally ... Trump also is far from the only president to speak out of both sides of his mouth on immigration – although he might be the first to so blatantly lie about what his administration has chosen to do. That lie – expressed in a weekend tweet – blamed Democrats for a ``horrible law'' that separated immigrant children from their parents at the border. That's untrue. Previously, children and parents caught at the border were sent to facilities in which they were allowed to remain together. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new policy (not law) in May that all people crossing the border illegally would be subject to criminal prosecution, and that because children can't be held in adult jails, families would be split up. The policy has prompted heart-wrenching stories of terrified children being forcefully separated from horrified parents. Those awful scenes – and the swell of criticism that's followed – apparently was enough for Trump to wrongly point the finger elsewhere, but others in his administration are unrepentant. ``If you don't want your child separated, then don't bring them across the border illegally,'' Sessions said. Which is, to the policy's supporters, exactly the point. The separation tactic is a deterrent – designed simply to make immigrants think twice before heading to the border with their families. It's an approach previous administrations have used, too, including Trump's immediate predecessor. For the last decade, the little-known Alien Transfer Exit Program has transported adult male immigrants thousands of miles from the place they were caught at the U.S. border before releasing them back into Mexico. ATEP was launched in 2008, near the end of the George W. Bush presidency, but the program was ramped up under Barack Obama in 2011 after an increase in border crossings ... Unlike Trump, however, previous presidents were conflicted about our immigration laws. While deportations increased under both Bush and Obama – and while the latter dramatically grew the size of Immigration and Customs Enforcement – each advocated for Congress to pass immigration reform that better recognized the value of all immigrants and the circumstances that brought many to our borders. Congress – and specifically conservative Republicans – have blocked such reform. Their inaction has failed America and left the country with a convoluted and contradictory immigration system. It also has handed the issue to a president whose rhetoric dehumanizes both illegal and legal immigrants, and whose stone-hearted polices follow suit.

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Supervise your dog around the water like you would a child To the Editor:

Security camera footage of a dog named Remus jumping into a pool to save his canine friend, Smokey, from drowning recently went viral – reminding viewers that while dogs are smart, brave, and selfless, they’re not always strong swimmers. Always supervise your dog constantly around the water, just as you would a child. Test your dog’s swimming ability by letting her gradually wade into shallow water, while on a leash and harness and within your reach. Never force or throw a dog into the water – it’s traumatic and dangerous. Some dogs jump into pools, but then can’t get out. Provide stairs or a ramp and teach your dog to use them to exit (hold a “refresher course” at the start of each summer). Let dogs swim in lakes and oceans only when there are no strong waves or currents. Make sure the water is warm enough – enthusiastic dogs may plunge into frigid water, putting them in danger of hypothermia. On boating trips, ensure that your dog wears a properly fitted canine life jacket. If your pup falls overboard, immediately turn around to retrieve her, pointing at her constantly so you don’t lose her position in the waves.

After swimming, wash off your dog – pool chemicals and saltwater can irritate dogs’ skin and sicken them if they ingest them. And for all summer adventures, ensure that dogs have constant access to fresh drinking water and shade. Lindsay Pollard-Post The PETA Foundation Norfolk, Virginia

Passage of budget is a new low for North Carolina To the Editor:

A new low has certainly been reached in North Carolina with the passage of this budget. The question now is how much lower will North Carolina’s legislative leadership take our state. All along, legislative leaders have maintained their commitment to lowering income tax rates to zero. They are getting closer, and our communities and families are hurting as a result. Now, because they don’t want to deal with the realities of just how damaging their commitment to “low taxes above all else” is, they want to set a new low standard for the legislative process. They ignored the voices of everyday North Carolinians, of those

who teach our children, the needs of our youngest children and oldest residents, and the evidence of what works to grow the economy and connect communities to opportunity. They raided federal money intended to extend the reach of programming to young children, and they cut off rural counties with high poverty from tools to revitalize. They failed to put state dollars toward health care as needed, and they earmarked millions for special interests rather than invest in services for all. They missed the chance to make genuine progress on investing in each child’s education. This new low is a missed opportunity for our state, made worse by the fact that they kept in place $900 million in new tax cuts that will begin in January 2019 and force more bad choices in the future. Legislative leaders are willing to lock in their bad ideas no matter the consequences. They could even pursue radical proposals to put their budget ideas into the state Constitution. Let’s be clear: The consequences are real, life-changing for our neighbors, and damaging to a state that should be seeking the high ground to prosperity.

Alexandra Sirota, Director Budget & Tax Center Raleigh

Summer work experience can lead to full-time job Algenon Cash

Guest Columnist

This week I would like to continue the conversation regarding the importance of students applying for summer internship opportunities. Many students often don’t understand the power of gaining relevant work experience during the summer. The experience can transform a student into a valuable member of any work team. Other students who do earn a summer job may not recognize how to convert a temporary opportunity into a permanent full-time position. Here are more comprehensive tips to help high school and college-aged students to best utilize the upcoming summer season: 1.Build successful working relationships –

Always meet and greet your co-workers with a smile. Effective working relationships require strong communication. Not to mention your co-workers may be immersed in projects with pressing deadlines, so they may not always notice you. Be sure to introduce yourself.

2.Conduct research – Make it a priority to do advanced research on the company where you may work this summer. Learn all you can about the industry, company and the major players. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce, trade associations, and other business owners to explore ideas.

3. Set goals and stay busy – Always set personal goals for what you want to achieve at your summer internships and constantly ask your supervisor for more responsibility. If you complete assigned work, then ask for more, or you can always use available time to conduct more

research.

4. Be ready to hustle – Always stay open to accepting small tasks, but keep your mind clearly focused on your end goals. You may be asked to make a breakfast or lunch run, but if you find menial activity is filling up your entire day, then you may need to speak with your supervisor about more responsibility. It’s always good practice to outline your professional goals prior to accepting the internship. 5. Identify a mentor – Focus on learning from those in the company that you admire the most. True professionals enjoy sharing their expertise and often want to help younger professionals to grow and develop. A good mentor will be an open book. 6.Stay excited daily – Demonstrate your excitement and motivation to be involved with your team in every aspect – projects, meetings, and community

events. Motivated employees often inspire others around them and can be somewhat infectious. If you want to receive an offer to join the company after your internship ends, then you must show that you have the qualities of a worker that will make a big impact on the company long-term. I deeply encourage high school and college students to invest time this upcoming summer in gaining new knowledge through a quality internship experience. If you’re interested in joining Wharton Gladden this summer, then contact me and let’s schedule a meeting. Good luck! Algenon Cash is a nationally recognized speaker and the managing director of Wharton Gladden & Company, an investment banking firm. Reach him at acash@algenoncash.com


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Black women are changing the tide of U.S. politics Jeffrey Boney

Guest Columnist

The world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States on May 22. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44-yearold African-American candidate as the first-ever Black gubernatorial nominee in the state, they also made history by electing the first Black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States. That’s right – former Georgia House Minority Leader and attorney Stacey Abrams soundly defeated her opponent, former State Rep. Stacey Evans, with an overwhelming landslide victory; Abrams won 76.5 percent of the vote compared to Evans’ 23.5 percent. Abrams will face off against the winner of the Republican primary runoff election that will be held in July between Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. While much of the political conversation around the country has been focused on the success of women candidates as a whole, one of the primary reasons for Abrams’ dominant showing in the Democratic primary was the high turnout of Black voters, particularly Black women voters. The convincing victory by Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, has

created a significant amount of chatter in political circles about the growing success Black women candidates are having across the country, particularly in a deeply Southern state like Georgia that hasn’t had a Democratic governor since 2003. “I am a proud daughter of the Deep South,” Abrams stated during her victory speech after winning the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nomination. “To claim our victory, to write that next chapter and live those best lives, we have a lot of work to do. We have to reach out to those who do not believe their voices matter. Who have been disappointed again and again by promises made and never kept … With your help, we will register every last person we know.” Abrams continued: “And we're going to search out those we don't know yet and prove they matter to us, too … In the Book of Esther, there’s a verse that

reminds us that we were born for such a time as this. And now is a time to defend our values and protect the vulnerable – to stand in the gap and to lead the way … that is what we will continue to do – all the way to victory in November.” A victory by Abrams in November would truly be a game changer relative to politics, as we know it, in the Deep South and across the country. Prior to 2003, no Republican had ever served as governor in Georgia since Reconstruction. Republican George "Sonny" Perdue III changed that after he was elected and then sworn in on Jan. 13, 2003. Perdue served until 2011, and the governorship in Georgia has remained in Republican control ever since. Then, if you take a look at the rest of the Deep South, which consists of states like Texas, Alabama,

South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, each of those states currently has a Republican governor at the helm, with the exception of Louisiana, where former Democratic state legislator John Bel Edwards was sworn in as governor in 2016. Abrams has a chance to change the overall landscape of politics as we know it, but it will take more than having her name on the ballot as the Democratic nominee in Georgia to make that a reality – it will require engaging existing Black voters and focusing on getting newly registered Black voters to the polls in November. Abrams has adopted a strategy focused on registering new Black voters and engaging more Blacks to come out to the polls and vote in November 2018 than came out in 2014, when only 40 percent of African-Americans went to the polls in

Georgia, compared to roughly 48 percent of Whites. If recent history is any indication, the only way the tides will turn in the favorable direction Democrats hope for relative to the key gubernatorial seats that are up for grabs in battleground states this November, is if there is a heavy Black voter turnout – something the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has been focused on in 2018. The NNPA, a trade group that represents over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., recently launched an initiative to encourage 5 million new, Black voters to register to vote before the midterm elections, with the hopes of ensuring candidates like Abrams cross the finish line victoriously. “The NNPA views the electoral victory of Stacey Abrams as the Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia as one of the most

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important political advances for the interests of Black America, since President Barack H. Obama was elected,” said Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA. “In particular, Black women are now the effective vanguard in statewide and local elections across the U.S. The win by Abrams in Georgia is also timely as the NNPA has called upon 5 million more Black Americans to register to vote before the November 2018 midterm elections.” Abrams will need that increase in Black voter turnout to add her name to the list of Black women, who are changing the landscape of politics across the country. Abrams has become a major catalyst behind this exciting new trend of Black women running for office nationally, and a lot of her momentum should trickle down to other seats on a local level. Still, many of these Black women who decide to run for office need the support of the Democratic Party, who historically has a pretty dismal track record of providing support for African-American candidates nationwide and at the local level. Maybe this time will be different. Time will tell. November to be exact. Stay tuned. Jeffrey L. Boney serves as Associate Editor and is an award-winning journalist for the Houston Forward Times newspaper. You can reach him at jboney1@forwardtimes.com. Follow Jeffrey o n Twitter @realtalkjunkies.

Rosanne lowered the bar on civility and civility by her tweet Just give me one more chance and I will get it right the next time. Well, Guest the next time Columnist comes, and you are using the same refrain, I’ll get it right the next time. America is the land of second chances. We are a forgiving country. This is what makes us proud to be Americans. Our mess is always cleaned up and we live to see another day. This is what separates us from other countries. Our miscues usually begin with our mouths. We say something to someone that is inappropriate and then we apologize for it. The Good Book gives us Scripture readings about the dangers of a “loose tongue.” With a loose tongue, you can hurt a person and cause them great heartache. Gossip can destroy people. Yet we know, those who gossip have questionable characters. If you have nothing

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better to do except talk about other people, then you really need to get a life. This is my opinion. Back in the day, you didn’t have the internet and social media to deride people. Now we do. For example, those on Facebook can talk negatively about each other. There have been documented instances where people have been physically injured by what I call Facebook gossip. A few days ago, Roseanne Barr made some uncomplimentary comments about Valerie Jarrett. As you recall, she was a member of President Barack Obama’s administration. I will not repeat what she said on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett. The post has since been removed and Roseanne issued an apology. Was that enough? No. ABC cancelled her show, “Roseanne” within hours of the tweet. Did the show’s cancellation catch viewers off guard? Probably so. Roseanne was one of the top-rated shows on television. I must admit that I have never watched one single episode of that show.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” said ABC Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey. ABC, in cancelling the show, chose right over rating and morality over money. Now, going forward, what will be in its place? We will just have to wait and see. I am not surprised that Barr Roseanne Barr had a bout with ill-advised behavior and distasteful humor. We need only to look at some of her history and her allies. She was chosen to sing The National Anthem at a San Diego Padres baseball game on July 25, 1990. Her singing of it was terrible and an embarrassment. She was off key, screaming and hollering throughout the song. She was completely out of control. After singing it, she spat on the ground in total mockery and disgust.

Roseanne was disgusting that day and is still disgusting. Roseanne Barr’s actions were deplorable. Those fans of hers, some of whom live in Washington D.C., are sick themselves. Racism and sexism are gripping this country via social media. We, as social justice advocates, must speak up and act up so that our country can be better and brighter for the next generation. I am reminded of what Dr. King said about racism. He said, “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” Our call for action is always now. We must be vigilant and steadfast in order to stamp out and stomp out racial injustice and bigotry. ABC Network did what was right. James B. Ewers Jr. Ed.D. is a former tennis champion at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem and played college tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, where he was all-conference for four years. He is a retired college administrator. He can be reached at ewers.jr56@yahoo.com.

Big Man politics, Africa to America

Tom Hastings

Guest Columnist

We in the civilized, modern, savvy, worldly, urbane part of the world scoff and pity the poor African countries that can’t seem to move past a nearly village-style form of Big Man governance. Those poor benighted foolish people, still trying to learn the ways of sophisticated countries like us.

I mean, when western journalists refer to the likes of Mobutu Sese Seka, the old dictator of Zaire (née Congo, now Democratic Republic of Congo), they slung the term kleptocracy, originally used in 1819 to refer to the thieving rulers of Spain. Nowadays we save it for people of color exploiting their own. Trump, however, is bringing it all home here. He’s pardoning rightwing anti-democratic criminals like Dinesh D'Souza – convicted of illegal campaign funding – and brutal strong men like former sheriff Joe Arpaio, convict-

ed of contempt of court for his inhumane treatment of “illegals.” But in terms of sheer corruption, nothing tops his proposed pardon of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the scoundrel who tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Trump said that Blagojevich’s only problem was that he got caught, that really, this is just how politics works. True, for bottom feeders like Trump. He was clearly saying that this is how he operates, obviously, doesn’t everyone? No. Obama never had a

single scandal his entire eight years in office. Dennis Kucinich never had any as a mayor nor as a Congress member. John Lewis, none. Barbara Lee, none. The list of impeccably clean politicians may not be long, but those as corrupt as Blagojevich and Trump is a short but filthy one. From the annals of political criminal corruption, Scooter Libby stands out as a nasty suck up to war profiteer Dick Cheney, so of course Trump pardoned him. It’s not ever about justice for Trump; it’s about his Big Man

transactions. Those who support me can do anything. I could shoot someone in Times Square and no consequence. Broad daylight. Murder. Easy. So all of a sudden the pure people power of Gambia last year, taking down Big Man ruler Yahya Jammeh, in power for 22 brutal years, bringing a new level of democracy to that West African nation, looks interesting. And the nonviolent uprising in late 2014 in Burkina Faso ousted President Blaise Compaoré, who was the quintessential definition of African Big Man ruler.

What? As Africa climbs up the scale of democracy, the U.S. is careening down. Big Man Trump. Is this what we want? If not, frankly, there is only one way to depose him. Elect a Congress and Senate of Democrats next fall. Articles of impeachment are already in hand. Or perhaps we haven’t descended toward sh-thole status nearly far enough, to use Trump language? Dr. Tom H. Hastings is PeaceVoice director.


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CONGRATULATIONS to the 3,996 members of the Class of 2018! Members of the Class of 2018 have earned more than $121 million in scholarships, including: • • • • • • • • •

2 WS/FCS Morehead Cain Scholars 3 WS/FCS Park Scholars 1 WS/FCS US Naval Academy Appointment 4 WS/FCS Cheaham-White Scholars 1 WS/FCS US Air Force Academy Appointment 1 WS/FCS Stamps President’s Scholarship (Georgia Tech) 2 WS/FCS Lewis & Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars (NCA&T) 3 WS/FCS Goodnight Scholars 1 WS/FCS NCCU Soaring Eagle Scholar

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1 National Merit Scholarship 1 West Point Military Academy Appointment 1 BN Duke Scholar 1 US Army ROTC Scholarship 1 US Air Force ROTC Scholarship 2 WS/Memorial Scholarships 1 WS/FCS Cash Ibraham Scholarship 1 WS/FCS Stamps Scholar (Wake Forest)

More than 80 percent of the Class of 2017 are planning on attending college. They have been accepted at: American Music & Drama Academy

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SPORTSWEEK

Timothy Ramsey

Sports Columnist

Is LeBron now the greatest of all time?

I have seen a lot of chatter recently about whether or not LeBron James is the greatest player of all time? Every since he has retired, Michael Jordan has been the concensus pick as the greatest player of all time but the younger generation is creating a case for James. I want to start this off by saying LeBron James is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Also what I have to say is not an indictment on James, it is simply my reasons why he will never surpass Jordan as the best the game has ever seen. James is the most gifted player, skill wise, that has ever stepped foot on a basketball court. At 6 foot 9 inches and 260 pounds, he is a freight train in sneakers. He has guard skills with the height of a post player and one of the most gifted scorers we have seen. His passing skills are second to none as well. With all of that being said, James still comes up just short when it comes to Jordan. I know it is almost impossible to compare players from different eras, but Jordan will reign supreme. In the early part of Jordan's career, he had to deal with the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers with Moses Malone and Dr. J, the Boston Celtics with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish, the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Atlanta Hawks. I'm just mentioning what he had to face in the Eastern Conference because the West had the “Showtime” Lakers, who dominated for much of the 1980s. Once the ’90s came about, Jordan started winning titles while having to go through the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic along with the Western Conference teams he had to face in the finals. Jordan went six for six in the NBA Finals with six MVPs. He also has two three-peats under his belt. James is three and five in the finals with three MVPs. With another loss likely coming by way of the Golden State Warriors, he will have as many finals losses as Jordan has titles. I have heard some whispers that the level of competition Jordan faced during his era is not up to par with what James has faced throughout his career. Yes, it's true that athletes today are bigger, stronger and faster than in the ’90s but two things will always trump those facts. For one, back in Jordan's days the rules were completely different, allowing defenses to play a lot more physical than in today’s game. If Jordan were playing now, he would easily average 40 a night due to the fact you can barely touch a player. The second fact is back then stars did not jump ship and team up to win titles. Players stayed together for several years so they knew one another, building a sense of chemistry unknown to todays stars. Granted, James has faced some stiff competiSee Ramsey on B2

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Three Eagles sign to play college basketball JUNE 7, 2018

On Monday, June 4, Tyren Hairston, Shemar Watkins and Josh Mahaffey of East Forsyth signed their letters of intent to play college basketball this fall.

Photos by Timothy Ramsey

BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

It's a dream for many high school ball players to make it to the college level. This dream came true on Monday for three East Forsyth basketball players. Tyren Hairston, Shemar Watkins and Josh Mahaffey signed their letters of intent Monday afternoon to play college basketball. Hairston will head to Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia while Watkins and Mahaffey will move on together at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia.

Family and friends gathered in the schools media room to witness the occasion. All three players were on Cloud 9 knowing they will continue with their basketball careers on the next level. “Out of all the schools that were recruiting me, Randolph was the only one that offered mechanical engineering and that is what I want to pursue in college, so it was a clear choice for me,” said Tyren Hairston. “I took a recruiting trip up there and played with the team and walked around the campus and it seemed like I could fit really well there,”

Basketball league has something for all levels

he continued. Watkins stated he was not going to attend Ferrum College at first but once he took a visit to the campus and met with the coaching staff, he changed his mind. “It's quiet and not a lot of people there and I played with some of the guys on the team and I feel like I can get some quality playing time early so I decided to go there,” Watkins stated. “All the players were nice and welcomed me in.” Ferrum was high on the list for Mahaffey See Sign on B2

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Eight years ago, Alvaro Leal had an idea for a basketball league in the Triad area for Hispanic players. The league quickly has grown to now include all races, allowing a player of any skill level to have some weekend fun playing hoops. Leal started off years ago with just seven teams but now boasts a stable of 33 teams across three different competition levels. His top level “Division 1” just decided their champion this past Sunday. “The idea came to me because I wanted my son to get better because he was playing with an AAU [Amateur Athletic Union] team but the coaches were only playing their sons or nephews, so my son did not get much playing time with them,” said Leal. “So that gave me an idea to start my own team and my own league,” he continued. “In the beginning I told all of the captains that if a team was short one player they would have to add my son so he could get better playing against older competition because he was only 12 at the time.” With 33 teams in the league, Leal stated he is happy with the number he has. The league plays on Sundays at the Gateway YWCA. He says he had no idea the league would take off the way it has over the past few years. Even now he continues to get inquiries from teams all across the Triad and beyond. “People always tell me that they like the way the league is organized and how I have different divisions for talent levels, which is why I think the league is so popular,” he said. “A lot of the good players on every level try to team up on one team so they could beat everyone but I didn't think that was going to work for the league, so I decided to keep it level so every team has a chance.” Leal stated the players really come to love his league. He stated he has teams come from Mt. Airy, Dobson and even as far as Roanoke, Virginia to play in the league. As the league has continued to grow, Leal stated he doesn't even know how it got so big so fast. He says he doesn't advertise his league on social media or news outlets. He feels the simple word of mouth method has done wonders for getting the word out about the league. “I don't have a webpage or any of that but people

The league started off as a Hispanic league but is grown to include all races.

Photo by Timothy Ramsey

Alvaro Leal, founder of the league, stands with his son Daniel.

2018 golf academy starts June 18 See League on B2

BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

From June 18 to Aug. 2, the Winston Lake Golf Course will hold the Earnest Morris Junior Golf Academy. Sessions will be every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is geared toward kids ages 8 to 16 but the academy will take younger kids who are mature enough to handle the camp. Julius Reece, Winston Lake golf pro who has worked there for the past 10 years, says he enjoys holding the academy because it introduces golf to kids who have never had the

chance to pick up a golf club. “We will have all golf-related activities in the program and we teach them golf and let them utilize the golf course,” he said. “Most camps just have their kids go to the range, but these kids will have the opportunity to actually go out onto the course and learn the game with experienced golfers.” “We don't have our kids in a classroom setting to learn the game. We are more hands on than pretty much any other golf program around here,” he continued. Reece stated they are looking for kids of all skill levels. They welcome the kids who have

no idea about the game as well as the player who has been playing for years. “We teach them how to grab a club, the safety aspects and the intricacies of the sport,” said Reece. “We teach them from Day One to the ending ceremony, and no kid is left behind when it comes to our training.” The program is open to both girls and boys. Reece says he loves when the camp is more diverse because it allows the kids to interact with children of other cultures. The price for the camp is $125 for the sixweek program. All equipment is provided by See Golf on B2


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The players stand with varsity basketball coach Mike Muse after signing their letters.

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early on in his senior season. He says the coach came to a workout on campus, while there they “really hit it off from there.” “I went on a few visits and I kind of knew early on that Ferrum was probably going to be the choice for me because the coach has really been there from the beginning,” he said. “Greensboro College approached me a little bit but Ferrum has been in all the way and I am going to be all the way for them as well.” The transition from high school to college will be a little easier for Watkins and Mahaffey due to both players going to the same school. They stated they hopefully will room together which will make being away from home that much easier. Mike Muse, East Forsyth varsity head basketball

From left to right sitting are Shemar Watkins, Josh Mahaffey and Tyren Hairston. The players pose with their families after signing their letters.

coach, had nothing but great words to say about the three young men for their work inside the classroom as well as on the court. “All three are great young men and they are great on the court and great in the classroom which is why we had the season we had this year,” he said. “That's why we had the season we had this year going 19-7 and winning the CPC [Central Piedmont Conference] conference because we had eight young men that were seniors and these were three of them that have helped build the program.” “These guys have bought into that and I am excited and thrilled for them,” he continued.

There were smiles from ear to ear for the parents of the three young men. Terry and Teresa Hairston, Tyren's parents, said they were very happy for their son to have the opportunity to not only continue his career but more importantly to further his education.

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always call me to ask if they can put a team together because they heard my league was pretty good,” he says. After new teams play in the league for the first time they always tell me they love it.” Leal's son, Daniel Leal, is one of the best players in the city of Winston-Salem. Daniel attends Salem Baptist and is heading into his senior season. He has faced off against some of the best point guards in the

Leal, left, stands with his Division 1 champions Sunday, June 3, following the championship game.

“We were just excited because his mom played ball in college so we were happy that he was going to have that same opportunity,” said Mr. Hairston. “First, the most important thing is for him to get his degree and the sky is the limit for him in basketball.” “We want him to maintain his good grades and just stay focused and just make us proud parents,” Mrs. Hairston added. Jameca Adams, Shemar's mother, said, “I was excited and I knew it was going to be intense because we all were wondering what college he was going to pick. So when he picked Ferrum, we were very happy for him. I just want him to get his degree and go as far as he can go.” The three players said they will all miss their time playing for East Forsyth. They stated the time spent with teammates over the years is what they will miss most. They all credit the Eagles coaching staff for developing their games over the years. county and has either matched or exceeded their play head to head. Since Daniel has been able to play with older and better competition since he was a pre-teen, Leal feels that has helped propel his level of play against high school competition. “This league has really expanded his confidence and every time he plays against high school players, he doesn't get scared because he has played against older and bigger players,” he went on to say. Continued growth is

not really an ambition Leal has. He states he wanted to keep the league “low key” because of the stress level because he likes how the system is working. Leal states his league is different from others because all of the teams put money into a pot at the beginning of the year and the pot is decided before the championship game by both teams. They can either make it winner take all of decide on a percentage split.

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tion in the finals, but lets look at his losses. He was swept by the Spurs in 2007 with an undermanned Cavaliers team. He was beat the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, where he disappeared in the fourth quarter of the final three games. In 2014, his Miami Heat, coming off back-to-back titles, were beaten handily by the Spurs in five games. He has lost to the Warriors in 2015 and 2017. For me, I think he should have beaten the Mavericks and the Spurs (2014), which would have given him two more titles. I can't blame him for losing

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in 2007 or his two losses to the Warriors. If he would have beaten the Warriors last season with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love as running mates, he still would be in the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Conversation in my opinion, but he didn't, so he's not. Not only does Jordan have more titles but he has more MVP trophies, beat more 50 win teams in the playoffs, more scoring titles, and was named to more all defensive teams than James. Those are just some of the facts but the biggest one still remains that James does not have the same killer instinct that made Jordan, Jordan. There have been stories

told by former teammates and friends that Jordan never liked to lose at anything whether it be basketball or a game of Scrabble. I'm not saying James does not want to win as bad as Jordan did, but it was something inside Jordan that drove him like no other player I have ever seen. As fans we will never truly get a consensus answer to the question of the greatest of all time because people play in different eras. What we can say is that Jordan was the best of his and LeBron is the best of this current generation. What I also believe is that Michael Jordan has and will continue to be the best I have ever seen.

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Before Memorial Day, flags were placed at the headstones of veterans buried in the Happy Hill Cemetery. The Happy Hill Cemetery Friends who deal with the ongoing task of cleaning the cemetery would like to locate families who want to know the location of their ancestors who were veterans. Also, we would like to know who you are in order to share this information with you. Please review the brief list below and if you recognize any of the names, get in touch with Happy Hill Cemetery Friends using the information at the end. Veterans and death year follow: Henry Alston, 1941; Joe Beck, 1930; Fred Burl, 1938; Frank Criswell, 1938; Arthur Goodwin, 1938; Luther Hairston, 1961; James A. Steele, 1941; John D. Williams, 1938. Contact Maurice Johnson at (336) 815-8417 or jmauricepj@aol.com.

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Today, June 7 – Nov. 4 – Exhibition The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will present Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain, an exhibition featuring more than 60 works of art by 19 well-known and emerging Cuban artists. Guest curated by Elvia Rosa Castro and Gretel Acosta, Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain will be on display at SECCA, which is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem, from June 7 through November 4. An opening reception will be held on June 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Today, June 7-10 – Twin City Ribfest The 14th annual Salem Smiles Twin City RibFest will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds June 7-10. For more information, contact Allen McDavid at (336) 707-9188, ajmcdavid@aka-entertainment.com.

Today, June 7 – Trucks for Habitat Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County will host Food Trucks for Habitat on June 7 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Ferguson Enterprises, 7905 North Point Blvd., WinstonSalem. Sample food from three different food trucks and vote for your favorite all while supporting Habitat. Admission is $25 at the door. June 8 – Contest deadline The Fairgrounds Farmers Market is seeking entrants for its second annual “Berry Fresh� piebaking contest June 16 with a $100 prize for first place and $50 for second place. The deadline for

entering is June 8. The Berry Fresh contest is open to all non-professional bakers 18 and older. All entries must be homemade and only one entry is allowed per person. Contestants are required to submit their recipe in writing. The pies will be judged by professional chefs. Complete contest rules, judging criteria and the entry form are posted a t CityofWS.org/FarmersMa rket. June 8 – Pops Chorus Marguerite's Coffeehouse presents the Winston Salem Pops Chorus at 7 p.m. this Friday night, June 8. Our featured guests will perform choral arrangements of the 30s, 40s and 50s popular music. Open mic lineup includes Shirly Holly, Mike Van Zile, Eric Townson, Jerry and Darren Hickerson, Jesse Blair, Joel Gendelman, and Barrie Howard. Casual food and drinks are provided. All are welcome! It is located at 4055 Robinhood Road and admission is free. Contact coffeehouse@uufws.org for information about performing.

June 8-17 – 40+ Stage Company presentation 40+Stage Company will present “Hot Flashes� on June 8-17. Performances will be held in the Mountcastle Black Box Theatre at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m.

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June 9 – Alumni Chapter to host university president Johnson C. Smith University Winston Salem Area Alumni Chapter will host the 14th President of JCSU Clarence D. Armbrister on Saturday June 9. The Historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 950 File St., will be the location from 4-6 p.m. During the visit the president will See Com. Cal. on B7

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Preacher overcomes odds to become a pastor BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Lesson Scripture: Matthew 13:24-33

By the end of this lesson, we will *Learn some basic truths about the present development of God’s kingdom. *Expect that many people who do not truly know the Lord will profess faith in Him. *Acknowledge our limited understanding of people’s hearts and trust the Lord to judge them perfectly.

Rev. Melvin Nelums, new pastor of Believers Missionary Baptist Church, is with his wife, Betty.

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The Rev. Melvin Nelums has been in the ministry for nearly four decades but has never led a congregation. On Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary, he will be installed as the new senior pastor of Believers Missionary Baptist Church, 235 Ward Road., Greensboro. Nelums is also hearing impaired and is assisted by Betty, his wife of 47 years. He says everything happens for a reason in due time, so this must be his time. “People didn't believe that a guy like me with a hearing impairment could do anything,” said Nelums. “For a while it got on my nerves, for a little bit, then the more I gave, the more I understood when God said He speaks to us is a still, small voice. “He said to me that He called me for a purpose and that was to lead and be an example for others to follow,” he continued. Nelums previously served as an associate minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. John Mendez. Nelums has been preaching the gospel at Believers since early 2011. See Pastor on B5

Background: The time this was written is A.D. 28 and the place is by the Sea of Galilee. Matthew records in his 13th chapter eight parables used by Jesus to explain the Kingdom of God. Scripture tells us that the revelation of the Kingdom of God is hidden in plain sight. The parables were only understood by those who listened and paid close attention. Parables invite those who can hear what the Spirit is saying.

Lesson: Wheat and tare, the difference is not easily seen until it produces fruit. The sower here concentrates on the human responsibility while the tares concentrate on the devil, who imitates Jesus by sowing his own seed. His efforts are to deceive the church by mingling his children with the children of God. It’s often hard to determine the true believer from the false (verses 24-26). The concern for separation of wheat and tare is to be left to the end time when God’s kingdom will be realized. God will be the judge of who produced Kingdom fruit and who did not (verses 27-30). The mustard seed which grows into a tree from a grain of seed represents the humble beginnings that leads to a great and glorious destiny. The Kingdom of God will grow to include not just Jews, but the gentiles also (verses 31-32). Similar to the effect of the mustard seed, yeast expands quietly and permeates all that it contacts. The Kingdom’s coming is similar in its hidden presence that will be all inclusive. Jesus describes it as a pervading influence (verse 33). (The MacArthur Study Bible, UMI, UGP, and the Oxford Bible Commentary.) For Your Consideration: What are the effects of God’s Kingdom that you can see around you right now?

Life’s Application: We too often look for signs of God at work in the weather, the economy, the health of our communities or the direction of our very permissive social norms. It’s helpful for us to know that the dynamics of the Kingdom of God are the opposite of this world. God uses the small and invisible to show His power and effect change. God displays His power by using what seems insignificant to subvert the power of what the world sees as mighty. That is how the Kingdom of heaven works. “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25)

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Today, June 7 Revival on the Lawn Nehemiah Worship Center, 4871 Phelps Drive, will host Revival on the Lawn through tonight, June 7. Pastor Konnie Robinson will be the guest speaker. Pastor Paul Thombs is the host pastor. The public is invited.

June 9 Alumni chapter to host university president Johnson C. Smith University Winston-Salem Area Alumni Chapter will host the 14th president of JCSU, Clarence D. Armbrister, on Saturday, June 9. The Historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 950 File St., will be the location from 4-6 p.m. During the visit, the president will be sharing his vision for JCSU and

Habitat volunteers, residents unite to help community

A Lowe's employee helps a boy with a wheelbarrow during work in the Boston Thurmond community.

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About 100 volunteers of all ages, including members of the Boston Thurmond Neighborhood Association (BTNA) and employees from local Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, came together to make tangible strides toward reviving two local communities. The unified effort was inspired by Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, which has service as a core value: “To serve our Partner Families, each other, and every variety of ‘volunteer’ assisting us in ways that demonstrate God’s love in action. Service is our first concern.” In Boston Thurmond, the first of

four planned “gateway” signs was erected at the corner of 13th Street and University Parkway. Volunteers, including students of Kimberley Park Elementary, built and filled 40 raised wooden beds in the Kimberley Park Garden at Cherry and 17th streets. In addition, two of six planned “community action boards” were installed on which residents will post news and fliers about events happening in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, about 50 women volunteers spent their Saturday building on two new Habitat houses on Ansonia Street in Bowen Park. That effort was part of Lowe’s National Women Build Week.

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updating alumni on all of the current happenings with Johnson C. Smith University. Contact Ken E. Griffin, chapter president, at (336) 283-3709.

June 10 Worship Services Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of WinstonSalem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will have worship services on Sunday, June 10. At the 10:30 a.m. worship service the Rev. Lisa Schwartz will speak on “Open Hands, Open Hearts,” a description of Unitarian Universalism, at a service recognizing and honoring new members. At the Forum, 9:15 a.m., Ken and Andi Ostberg will present a travelogue about their trip to Sicily and Malta. At Explorations, 9:15 a.m. the Rev. Willard Bass will discuss his experi-

All of the projects were made possible in large part by funding from Lowe’s. A $70,000 “catalytic” grant paid for the creation of new logos and branding for Boston Thurmond and the four neighborhoods it encompasses – Kimberley Park, Old Cherry Street, Glenn Oaks and Neal Place – as well as for materials for the signage and garden. Lowe’s catalytic grants are intended to help communities execute goals their residents have set for themselves. The Boston Thurmond neighborhood was chosen because of its published “Our Boston Thurmond” neighborhood plan, See Unite on B5

ences with “SHARE: Building Community in a Food Desert.” For more information, see UUFWS.org

June 10 Prayer Circle Join us as we pray for the men and women who protect and serve us in Winston Salem on June 10 from 3-4 p.m. The prayer will take place at 725 N. Cherry St., rain or shine.

June 10 Festival of Hymns Ministers’ Conference of Winston Salem & Vicinity presents the Festival of Hymns on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m. There will be a unified worship See Rel. Cal. on B8


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First Waughtown Baptist Church (FWBC) honored 13 high school and college graduates and graduation candidates for 2018 during its annual College Day service on Sunday, May 20 during the 10:45 am service. Minister James DuBose Jr., director of operations for Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and an associate athletics director at WSSU, delivered the morning message: “I Almost ‌ A Graduate’s Testimony,â€? using Psalm 73 as his reference Scripture. This is a psalm that examines a believer’s faith in the face of personal turmoil. DuBose talked about the difficulties that students often face in the pursuit of a diploma or degree. Using his own experience as a student, he said that being a believer does not shield you from struggles, but it can prepare you to deal with them and to appreciate the journey, even if other students seem to be having an easier time. “We may not be at the mountaintop yet,â€? he said, “but at least we made it out of the valley. “Satan desires that we look horizontally at others. He would have us look at what other students have done. We’ve got

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to flip it around and look at things vertically,� he continued. “Keep looking up and you can look over what others have and look at Christ.� DuBose assured the graduates that despite the trials they might encounter in school and in life, there is hope in “God’s presence, divine providence, and power. As long as you’re in the almost,� he said, “you can declare you’re not in the all over.� Scholars who were recognized are as follows:

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*Ja’Nia Barber, daughter of Ava Boulware, will graduate from WinstonSalem Preparatory Academy and attend UNC-Greensboro to major in political science. *Måya Bryant, daughter of Tawanna Thomas, graduated from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in physiology. *Kimani Carter, son of Mr. & Mrs. Thurmond R. Carter, will graduate from Atkins High School and will attend Morehouse College to major in political science. *Minister Cynthia Dixon, a teacher at North Forsyth High School, received a master’s degree in executive leadership from Gardner-Webb University. *Danielle Frazier, daughter of Kesha Frazier, graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) with an associate’s degree in nursing. She has been accepted into the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. *Jonae Hanna, a principal intern in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, graduated from North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) with a master’s degree in school administration. *Minister Myrtle Hairston graduated from WSSU with a degree in business

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administration. *Justin-Parker Hines, son of Carletta Hines and William Anthony, will graduate from R. J. Reynolds High School and plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy and, ultimately, pursue a career in law enforcement. *Christian Martin, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dale Martin Jr., will graduate from West Forsyth High School and attend N.C. A&T in the College of Business and Economics. *Emily Moses, daughter of Tawanna Thomas, will graduate from North Davidson High School and attend FTCC in the fall. *Kesha Coleman Simon graduated from FTCC with an associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has been accepted to WSSU, where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in birth-kindergarten education. *Kenya Smith graduated from WSSU with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in education. *Joshua Young, son of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Small and Mr. Zedrick Young, will graduate from Walkertown High School will attend North Carolina Central University, where he will major in English.

In Boston Thurmond, the first of four planned “gateway� signs is erected at the corner of 13th Street and University Parkway.

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Women volunteers spend a Saturday building on two new Habitat houses on Ansonia Street in Bowen Park, part of Lowe’s National Women Build Week.

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which was the result of a survey of 200 families in 2016. “We found that most of the residents did not know the history of the Boston Thurmond community, and did not see themselves as part of it,� said Pat Caldwell, president of the BTNA. “They were more likely to identify with the immediate areas they live in, and that is why we incorporated the four neighborhoods in the signage for the entire Boston Thurmond area.� Caldwell, who has lived in Boston Thurmond all her life, was among the residents who gave input that inspired the new logos, which feature a “Boston cottage,� a tree and a street light. In the 1950s, she and other youth spent much time outdoors walking to the many small businesses in the thriving neighborhood, she recalled. “You might be out

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Nelums, a WinstonSalem native, is a graduate of Atkins High School. He has a degree from Shaw University in religion and philosophy. Nelums also is a retiree of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. “I feel pretty good and I am excited about the surrounding area of where we are because the people are great,� said Nelums. “The majority of the people are seniors and I am really looking forward to it.� According to Nelums,

the ministry has always been close to his heart even as a young boy. He says he made a commitment to his mother to continue his education and graduated from Shaw Divinity School in 1994. “I have always been a low-key type of person,� he said. “I feel like wherever the spirit moves me is how I am going to go. I like to take things slow and not try to rush into anything because you can be anything you want to become but you have to put God first in your life.� Over the years, Nelums says, he has had some great spiritual leaders in

all day, but when the street lights came on, you knew you needed to be back home,� she said. “The name Boston comes from the Boston cottages, the style of architecture we had throughout the neighborhood.� At the Women Build site, volunteers accomplished a great deal on two Habitat houses. “Habitat’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build, and advocate for decent and affordable houses in their communities across the globe,� said Pam Anglin, Habitat’s director for resource development. “On May 5, I got to witness more than 50 women working all day long on framing, wrapping the homes in blue board, placing roof trusses, and laying the roofing plywood to get the home dried in. Placing roof trusses by hand and not by machinery is an impressive thing to watch anytime, but watching these women do it truly proved that women can do anything!� A national Habitat for Humanity partner since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million and helped the ministry. He says once he made it to Emmanuel Baptist, they led him on the path to becoming an ordained minister, which he accomplished in a short period of time. He says everything happens for a reason in due time, so this must be his time. “I just feel like Believers is where God wants me to be and I said 'well Lord if this is it, then I'll be your servant,� he said. For Nelums, his vision for Believers is to take things slow at first, which was advice given to him from Mendez. He wants

more than 6,500 families improve their living conditions. Each year, Lowe’s provides grants and volunteer assistance to affiliates, supports National Women Build Week and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. “We are so grateful to Lowe’s for their generous support in our community and around the U.S.,� said local Habitat Executive Director Mike Campbell. “Through this program, we are able to improve conditions in neighborhoods help build strength, stability and self-reliance in communities.� Lowe’s National Women Build Week was held May 5-13. Boston Thurmond activities took place on May 5.





the church to become a “working church� that works for the glory of God and not for anyone else. “I want us to come together and work on one accord,� he went on to say. “My other vision is to have the young people come back to the church and get them involved. Just to let them know they don't have to pick up a gun but instead pick up a Bible.� He also has plans to bring back certain ministries the church has let go of in the past. For the installation service, he will be joined by Dr. Mendez and the Emmanuel Baptist congregation.

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Passion, perseverance, resilience and grit were the themes of High School Commencement at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) on May 18. From the class president to the chancellor to the Emmy Award-winning alumna who delivered the keynote address, speakers landed on a central message: the 122 graduates who crossed the Stevens Center stage are a special breed who share a drive to create and a determination to succeed. Katreese Barnes, a high school graduate of the School of Music who won two Emmy Awards as former music director for “Saturday Night Live,” told graduates about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer in the 1930s who is said to have influenced the rock and roll sounds of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Little Richard. Tharpe never got the recognition she deserved, Barnes said, until she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. “She performed in barns and lived on baloney sandwiches,” Barnes said. “But that did not stop her spirit, her drive or her passion. It was in her DNA to

perform. She is an example of what artists will do for their passion.” Barnes trained at UNCSA as a classical pianist and then embarked on a career in pop music, first with her brother in the 1980s band Juicy, best known for their R&B hit “Sugar Free.” “We were a one-hit wonder,” she said. “We had hair spray, shoulder pads and a passion to never give up.” Barnes taught herself to play the saxophone and moved to New York City. She performed as saxophonist, pianist and vocalist with artists including Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon and Mariah Carey, and recorded with Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Bette Midler and Diana Ross. “That wasn’t part of my plan, but it was part of my passion,” she said. “I learned early on that you learn something from every job, and the more I learned, the more slots I could fill.” Surviving in the arts today, Barnes told graduates, will require more resilience, perseverance and creativity than ever before. “You are going to have to be flexible and you will need tough skin.” And, she said, “you will need to be a little bit crazy,” so when the tour ends, the gig is finished

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and the phone isn’t ringing, you can say to yourself, ‘I’m going to follow my passion because it is in my DNA. I’m going to create and I’m going to perform and I’m never going to stop until I make it.’” Student Government President Isabella Limouris also spoke, recalling moments from her four years studying in the School of Dance. “Resilience became a word commonly used in our vocabulary. Resilience is something that can be neither taught nor learned without experiences. Experiences we’ve had every day. We’ve learned the callboard or arts critique can be your biggest enemy or best friend,” she said. Success meant seeing your name on the cast list, but failure might send you sulking to the dorm, she

said. “However no matter how down you were feeling about yourself you got up the next day, went to

class and you worked harder than you did the day before because here at the School of the Arts that is what it takes; that is how we learn; that is how we rise to the next level of excellence. It’s hard work and it’s being resilient,” she said. In his closing remarks, Chancellor Lindsay Bierman joked that parents might have hoped their graduating artists had chosen a different path. “Let’s be honest. Some of you took the news pretty hard at first. You might have hoped for math or science,” he said. “But you knew, in your heart, that your child has a

rare gift and passion that must be valued and nurtured. That success is defined by doing what you love, and loving what you do, Bierman continued. “That your child’s unique voice, discipline and passion would be more fully developed and appreciated in a collegial community of artists like UNCSA. And that being true to oneself, and listening to one’s inner voice, can lead to the richest and most rewarding life of all.” The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, America’s first state-supported arts school, has a high school component.

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LET’S DO THIS S. Taylor Mack receives the Napoleon Wilkes Scholarship from Paisley Alumni Association representatives Delores McGregor and Sandra Holloman Wilkes.

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Paisley Alumni Association Serves Students and the Boston Community

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The Paisley Alumni Association was formed in 1995 with the focus of implementing Big 4 Reunion events. This success led to the much broader focus of community leadership and maintaining the legacy of the African-American Big 4 schools in the city of Winston-Salem. With their expanded emphasis on the improvement of neighborhoods, the alumni association broadened its efforts as well. Paisley became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to serving the John W. Paisley I n t e r n a t i o n a l Baccalaureate (I.B.) School and the BostonThurmond community. Plans for the Alumni Association’s immediate future are for a Pancake Breakfast on June 23, from 8-noon at St. John C.M.E. Church on Crawford Place. The meal will be prepared by Ray Ledbetter, a dedicated alumnus. On July 14, a Fish Fry and Raffle will be held at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church. Tickets for each event are $7. Paisley’s monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday in each month at 6 p.m. at the S.G. Atkins Community Development Center at 1922 S. Sprague St. in the Computer

Technology Center. Dothula Baron is the president, and Wanda Reader is vice president. A major project for the organization is to provide the Napoleon Wilkes Scholarship Fund, a $1,000 gift awarded to a former Paisley student now enrolled in the I.B program at Parkland. In 2017, the gift went to Vanessa Guerra, a current student at Appalachian State University. This year, the scholarship was given to Taylor Mack, who is also planning to attend Appalachian State. The agency’s service not only to schools and students, but also to neighborhoods, has led to significant assistance given to other nonprofits, families, and individuals in need. This spring, the Community Service Committee, led by Delores McGregor, has branched out to provide volunteers to the Bethesda Center for the Homeless and Samaritan Ministries. On Friday, May 4, a group of alumni visited Bethesda to deliver three boxes of toiletries, paper products, sanitizer, wash clothes, and ready-to-eat meals, collected by its members, and on Monday, May 21, a group served lunch at Samaritan Ministries. In addition, some alumni are volunteering on a regular basis to deliver food to clients of Meals on Wheels, and others

have assisted in the school supplies store at Cook Literacy School. In November and December, under the leadership of Carolyn Hampton and the Spirit Committee, members purchased and delivered Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to families with students at Boston area schools – Cook, Kimberly Park and Paisley. This is in addition to its commitment to Paisley I.B. School. During the past year, the association has worked closely with the school to prepare for the new school’s construction to be completed in May 2019. The alumni played a significant role in the groundbreaking ceremony in September. They also helped architects and school system personnel with deciding on color schemes and are currently collaborating on planning a memory garden. In December, they participated in the International Festival. At the beginning of the school year, the Alumni Association traditionally provides lunch for the teachers and staff. The group helped Paisley with proctoring, during end-ofyear testing, from May 30June 2. These projects have allowed Paisley Alumni to fulfill its mission of serving Paisley I.B. School and the Boston-Thurmond community.

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be sharing his vision for our University, and updating alumni on all of the current happenings with Johnson C. Smith University. Contact Ken E. Griffin Chapter President (336) 283-3709. June 10 – Women veterans event Hospice & Palliative Care Center is hosting the “We Honor Veterans” program on Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. to recognize and honor women veterans for their service to our country. The event is free to women veteran honorees and one guest each, and will be held at 301 W. 5th St. Contact Don Timmons at honoringveterans@hospicecarecenter.org or at (336) 7686157. cle

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Join us as we pray for the men and women who protect and serve us in Winston Salem on June 10 from 3-4 p.m. The prayer will take place at 725 N. Cherry St., rain or shine.

June 10 – Chef, author visits WinstonSalem Cynthia Graubart, award-wining cookbook author, will be guest chef at a “Sunday Supper” at Willow’s Bistro on Sunday evening, June 10. Supper begins at 6 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling (336) 293-4601. Admission is $40 and seating is limited. Copies of Graubart’s Sunday Suppers will be available for purchase and signing. June 12 – Scholarship luncheon The Winston Salem Bar Association (WSBA) 2018 Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1212 N. Dunleith Ave., Winston-Salem. The tickets are $25 per person. The scholarships presented will be named in honor of Judge Roland Hayes and Attorney Annie Brown Kennedy. The luncheon keynote speaker will be the Resident Chief Superior Court Judge Todd Burke.

June 12 – Salem Band performance The program features the Music Educators in Salem Band as they tell stories and conduct the music that inspired them to become music teachers on June 12 featuring Salem Band Principal Clarinetist Kania Mills performing the exciting solo, “Czardas.” All concerts free in Salem Square, Old Salem. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors on site. For more information, visit http://www.salemband.org/ . Rain date is June 14.

June 12 – Seminar for M/WBE Businesses “Bidding & Estimating 101,” a free seminar to help minority- and womenowned businesses improve their bidding and estimating process, will be held Tuesday, June 12, at the Enterprise Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem. The seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is appropriate for M/WBE contractors, consultants, professional and general service providers and other minority- or womenowned businesses. There is no charge to attend, but preregistration is requested by June 11. For more information and to register, go t o CityofWS.org/Bidding101.

June 13 – One Year anniversary party The Champagne One Year Anniversary Party of Jasper & Fern will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 469 West End Blvd. in Winston-Salem. Locals are invited to come for a celebration of community, support, true beauty and suc-

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June 15 – Blood drive Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be hosting blood drive in Forsyth County on June 15 at the following location: June 15, 1-4 p.m., Homestead Hills Assisted Living, 3250 Homestead Club Drive, Winston Salem. June 15 – “Strength of Shared Dreams” “MLK and the Strength of Shared Dreams” will be presented Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2151 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. Following the 90-minute program there will be a time of discussion. There will also be a free will offering taken. For more information, call (336) 723-1395. June 16 – Ronnie Milsap concert The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will host Ronnie Milsap with Craig Vaughn on Saturday June 16 at 7 p.m., doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. The concert will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Tickets start at just $20 and are on sale now.

June 16 – Cottage garden tour The West Salem neighborhood is having a Cottage Garden Tour on June 16 to raise funds for the improvement of our neighborhood park. This will be the 7th Cottage Garden Tour for the neighborhood. This year, 14 gorgeous gardens will be featured. For further information, please contact Ms. Apryl Roland at aprylroland@gmail.com or (336) 782-7805. June 16 – Wingfest 2018 Come sample the best wings in the Triad at this event with no admission charge! There will be fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local restaurants will compete for the title of best wings in the Triad! Several different categories including "People's Choice.” Tickets for food and drinks are $1.50 each/$15 for 10 tickets. The event will be held at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.

June 16 – Summer kickoff celebration Kick off your summer with a progressive celebration at Kaleideum on June 16. Enjoy special activities, crafts, door prizes, and much more. Included with Museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. * K a l e i d e u m Downtown (390 S Liberty Street): 10 a.m.-2 p.m. *Kaleideum North (400 W Hanes Mill Road): 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.kaleideum.org June 16 – Juneteenth festival The 14th annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 7 p.m. at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, utilizing Biotech Place and Bailey Park located at 575 N. Patterson Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.triadculture.org, or call (336) 7578556. 5K

June 16 – Ruff Race

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its volunteer group, the SECCA CONNECTors, and expand its nature trails and outdoor programs. The Ruff Race and Dog Run will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m. at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive. This event is open to the public and their dogs. No pre-registration is required; participants can register at the door. June 16 – Stargazing Kaleideum Planetarium staff and Forsyth Astronomical Society host a FREE astronomy observation in the Kaleideum North parking lot using professional telescopes on June 16 from 9-11 p.m. In case of bad weather, call (336) 767-6730 after 5 p.m. for an update. The event will be at Kaleideum North, 400 W Hanes Mill Road For more info, contact (336) 767-6730 or www.kaleideum.org.

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.

June 18-30 – Summer camps The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will offer three acting camps this summer: Godspell JR., The Jungle Book and “Shake”-It-Up, a Shakespeare camp. Information and registration forms are available online at www.thelittletheatreofws.org or by calling (336) 748-0857 x204. June 19 – 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. The session will be held on Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. 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. June 21 – Police Academy application deadline The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy. This program is being offered to young men and women, ages 16 or older, who are interested in learning about the Winston-Salem Police Department or a career in law enforcement. There is no cost to participate. . The application deadline is June 21. For more information call Officer Claudia Morgan at (336) 408-8126 or send an email to cmorgan@wspd.org.

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Carter G. Woodson School (K-12 Public Charter School), 437 Goldfloss St., WS, NC seeks food service vendor for 20182019 school year for breakfast and lunch meal with average 425 students served daily for each meal. Vendor may submit proposal for either meal OR both. Meals must meet USDA guidelines and other health/ business requirements. Email Consulting Compliance Officer at liandaconsultinggroup@gmail.com for official proposal packet. The completed proposal must be received at CGWS by June 20, 2018. The Chronicle May 31 and June 7, 2018

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Carolyn Avant Morton (18 E 1132), deceased February 8, 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 August 26th 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 24th day of May, 2018.

Julia Lynn Morton Executor for Carolyn Avant Morton, deceased 1850 Dunmore Lane Clemmons, NC 27012

The Chronicle May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2018 LEGAL- PUBLIC- NOTICE- ANDNOTICE- AT -LARGE -OF –SATISFACTION- AND –AGREEMENT- OF –THE- PARTIES-BY- ANDBETWEEN- THE -PARTIES, i.e. Bonnie B. Gunn and Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., H. Marc Helm, Chief Executive Officer-Chief Financial Officer / Accounting-Chief Operations Officer-Shari Mobley, Compliance Resolution Analyst (and all successors, assigns, contractors and pro tempore)-14405 Walters Road, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77014.

ACQUIESCED thereto and DEFAULTED: The referencing of the Affidavit of Non-Response, Certified mail number 7017 0530 0000 5465 2724; Opportunity To Cure, Certified mail number 7017 0530 0000 5465 2724; and, Affidavit of Default / Nihil Dicit Judgment, Certified mail number 7016 2710 0000 2206 1014; must establish the Public Record in this matter and is self-authenticated evidence per Rule 902 (6), reflecting a Zero -0-Ending Balance, with Reverse Mortgage Solutions’, Inc., full consent, agreement, approval, and foreknowledge. There is no evidence of a debt, loan, accrued interest, mortgage, encumbrances or other, by the acceptance and / or THEFT of Instrument RE 870 793 082 US, Unique Identifier : bbg-17072. Autograph :Bonnie-Bowman: Gunn. with ProtonMail Secure Email. The Chronicle May 24, 31, June 7 and 14, 2018 NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE TO CREDITORS FORSYTH COUNTY

The undersigned, Michael Dwayne Rothrock, having qualified on May 18, 2018 as Executor of the Estate of Carol Jean Bostian, aka Carol Bostian, Carol Miller Rothrock, deceased, late of Forsyth County, North Carolina, hereby notifies all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said Estate to exhibit them to the undersigned at the Office of Kenneth C. Dawson, Dawson Law Firm PC, Attorney for the Estate, at 534 E King Street, King, North Carolina 27021 on or before the 26th day of August, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to the Estate will make payment immediately at the same address. This the 24th day of May, 2018.

Michael Dwayne Rothrock, Executor of the Estate of Carol Jean Bostian, aka Carol Bostian, and Carol Miller Rothrock. Kenneth C. Dawson, Esq. Dawson Law Firm PC 534 E King Street King, NC 27012 (336) 983-3129

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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 16 JT 243

IN THE MATTER OF:

CONNOR GARDNER DOB: 05-18-16

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

TO: DeAnna Gardner, mother of the juvenile Curtis Gardner, legal father of the juvenile John Doe, biological father of the juvenile

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

You are required to make a written answer to the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights within forty (40) days after the date of this notice; and upon your failure to make a defense to the Petition within the 40 day period specified herein or to attend the hearing on the said Petition, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for terminating your parental rights to the above-referenced juvenile. Any counsel appointed previously to represent you and not released by the Court shall continue to represent you.

If you are indigent and not already represented by appointed counsel, you are entitled to appointed counsel and provisional counsel has been appointed upon your request subject to the Courts review at the first hearing after this service. The hearing on the Petition alleging to Terminate Parental Rights is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Courtroom 4-J of the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina or as soon thereafter as the Court can hear the said case. This the 30th day of May, 2018

Theresa A. Boucher Attorney for the Forsyth County Department of Social Services 741 Highland Avenue Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 (336) 703-3900

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Work Family Resource Center hosted its eighth annual Children’s Champion Award Luncheon and announced a new name. After serving the community for 27 years under the name “Work Family Resource Center,” the organization announced its new name – “Child Care Resource Center” – along with a new logo. During the luncheon, the organization also announced its new location, in the Loewy Building at 500 W. Fourth St. The

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service, in which the entire community comes together to sing nothing but hymns of the church. No practice necessary and we all just show up and sing the old hymns. The festival will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, WinstonSalem. June 10 Installation Services Believers Missionary Baptist Church, 235 Ward Road, Greensboro, will hold an installation service for its new pastor, the Rev. Melvin Nelums, on Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Rev. Nelums previously served as an associate minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. John Mendez. On March 25, 2018, he was asked and accepted to be the interim pastor. He is a native of Winston-Salem. June 10 Deaconess Ministry celebration The annual observance

group will be hosting an open house for the public on 4:30-6:30 p.m. on June 21. Katura Jackson, executive director, said on April 10, at the Forsyth Country Club: “The name Child Care Resource Center better reflects the important work that we do. We connect families to quality child care, provide professional development opportunities to child care providers, and educate the community about the link between quality child care/early learning experiences and school preparedness. Our new logo represents connection – we con-

of the Deaconess Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 E. 12th St. at Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The theme is “Parable of the Lost Coin,” taken from Luke15:8-10. Special guests will be Dr. Timothy R. Williams, pastor, and Yadkin Star Baptist Church in Lexington, N.C. Dr. Paul A. Lowe Jr., is pastor of Shiloh.

June 12 Scholarship Luncheon The Winston Salem Bar Association (WSBA) 2018 Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1212 N. Dunleith Ave., Winston-Salem. The tickets are $25 per person. The scholarships presented will be named in honor of Judge Roland Hayes and Attorney Annie Brown Kennedy. The luncheon keynote speaker will be the Resident Chief Superior Court Judge Todd Burke. June 12 Trust Talks Clergy Trust Talks: Humans Relations

Approach to Police and Community Dialogue will be held on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Salem Lake Marina, 1001 Salem Lake Road. To register or for more information, please contact Pam Peoples-Joyner at (336) 773-7962 or pjoyner@wspd.org. June 15 “Strength of Shared Dreams” “MLK and the Strength of Shared Dreams” will be presented Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2151 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. Following the 90-minute program there will be a time of discussion. There will also be a free will offering taken. For more information, call (336) 723-1395.

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nect families to child care, we connect child care providers to professional development training, and we are a connector in the community regarding the importance of quality child care and its impact on a child’s future.” Two Children’s Champions were honored at the event: Joe Crocker, director of the Local Impact in Forsyth County program at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Daisy Rodriguez-Besse, director of Childhood Hunger Programs at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Katura Jackson, executive director of the Work Family Resource Center, announces the new name and logo at the eighth annual Children’s Champion Luncheon.

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Public NoƟce of Upcoming TransportaƟon Advisory CommiƩee MeeƟng and OpportuniƟes for Public Feedback and Comments The TransportaƟon Advisory CommiƩee (TAC) for the WinstonͲSalem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning OrganizaƟon (WSMPO) holds meeƟngs on the third Thursday bimonthly or as needed at 4:15 p.m. at 100 E. First St. in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building in the Public MeeƟng Room on the 5th floor. The TAC serves as a forum for cooperaƟve transportaƟon planning and deciͲ sionͲmaking for the MPO region which includes Forsyth County and porƟons of Davie, Davidson and Stokes CounƟes. CiƟzens are welcome to aƩend and parƟcipate in these public meeƟngs. The next meeƟng of the TAC will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018. Agenda materials for this meeƟng can also be found at www.cityofws.org/Departments/TransportaƟon/MPO/TAC. The WinstonͲSalem MPO is seeking public comment and feedback from June 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018 for the items below: x AddiƟons and amendments to the FY2018Ͳ2027 Metropolitan TransportaͲ Ɵon Improvement Program (MTIP) x WinstonͲSalem Transit Authority (WSTA) and Piedmont Authority for ReͲ gional TransportaƟon (PART) Program of Projects (POP). These materials can be found on the city of WinstonͲSalem website (DOT.CityofWS.org), at the WinstonͲSalem Department of TransportaƟon oĸce in the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building Oĸce, 100 E. First St. ,WinstonͲ Salem (3rd floor) or at local libraries in Forsyth, Stokes, Davidson and Davie counƟes. All comments should be sent in wriƟng to Byron Brown either by email to byronb@cityofws.org or by mail to: City of WinstonͲSalem, DOT AƩn: Byron Brown, Principal Planner P.O. Box 2511 WinstonͲSalem, NC 27102 Public noƟce of public parƟcipaƟon acƟviƟes and Ɵme established for public review of and comments on the TIP will saƟsfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory pracƟce regarding the WinstonͲSalem Urban Area MPO programs has a right to file a formal complaint with Kelly Garvin, City of WinstonͲSalem, P.O. Box 2511, WinstonͲSalem, NC 27102, within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminaƟon occurrence.

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