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VOL. XV, NO. 2i:
Aldermen give final stamp of
By TONYA V. SMITH men unanimously approved the The city will receive 10 per
Chfonte>? staff Wrifr conveyance of 1 1 acres of land for cent of the CDCs profits from the
the New Walkertown Market to shopping center, about $200,000
^Tnorewill be a new neighbor- the East Winston Community over the next 10 years, as payment
hood shopping center in East Win- Development Corporation. for the land, said J. Allen Joines,
ston m the spring of 1989 that will The CDC will then convey ^tty^tev^topment director.
^?uS add the land to New Walkertown The aldermen also appf&ved a
about $4 million to the city's tax Associates, the ownership corpo- $350,000 Tloan in concept" to
base* ~ ration for the center* in exchange developer Herman Turner in the
After months of debate and for 20 percent of the company's form of a second mortgage for the
criticism, tfarcity Board of Aiders stock. ? ? - ? ? $4 million project. ?Alderman
approval to shopping center
Robert S. Nor thing ton was the should foot the bill for an addi- lanes for the entire length except
lone dissenter on that aspect of the tional lane in front of the shop- for the portion in front of the
Joines' proposal. ..The second ping center site off New Walker- shopping center which will be
mortgage is contingent upon a town Road between Gerald Street four lanes. In Joines* original pro
first iQjan commitment and anchor and DellabrookRosd. posai he suggested that the city
tenant* that Turner ^nust secure N At part of the implementation pay for adding the lane in front of
for the center. of the East Winston Area Plan, the the shopping center, although that
The shopping center's city plans to pay for extending expense is usually paid by the
, approval didn't go over without 14th Street, from Addison Avenue developer. But in the board's Jan.
more debate, as the aldermen and past the shopping center to New \
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They marched, sang,
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chvontel# Staff Writer
With banners held high and choruses of "We
Shall Overcome" oh their lips, more than 300
Afro-Americans and whites marched from High
land Avenue to the M.C. Benton Convention in
honor ofwhatwoiildhave been Martin Luther
King Jr.'s 60th birthday.
. "To march in this manner is to show a bit of
appreciation to him," said Clayton Person, a stu
dent at Winston-Salem State University and a
member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.*?
The sanctuary at Hanes Memorial C.M.E.
Church was virtually filled to capacity with
slhool-aged and college studenttv-old and young >
adults ready to embark on a march that would
commemorate King, who was killed by a sniper's *
bullet in 1968. The marchers heard words of
instruction and caution from Pastor William S.
Fails before leaving his church.
"Martin Luther King had a non-violent move^
ment," Fails told those who had gathered for the
Anarch. "There's a strong possibility that somebody
out there may call you a nigger today. And for
some of you white folks, there's a strong possibili
ty somebody is waiting out there to call you a nig
ger-lover. But don't you respond to it
"Your mothers and fathers and aunts and
uncles have died so you could have the right to do
what you're going to do. The civil rights move
ment in this country was led by young people.
This is your opportunity to say to die city of Win
* ston-Salem that you will no longer be ignored."
Marching behind banners proclaiming, "Let
t Freedom Ring, Live the Dream" and "Bless the
Children ancf lCelebrate the Living Memories of
Kftg The Great", Former Alderman Larry Little
led the group in chants of freedom.
Traffic along M.L. King Jr. Drive slowed
down and often came to a halt as mothers leaving
the East Winston shopping center pulled their chil
dren into their laps so they could look through the
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Photo by Charmano Detevemon
Marching For Martin
Tha Rav. John Mandas (torafront), pastor of Emmanual Baptist Church, and toimar Aklar?
man Larry utua (Ml raar) war* among mora than 300 marehara catebratmg tha King holi
day. Tha marehara wara alao Joinad by a ramota-control robot
draws over 1 ,000
By ROBIN BARKSOALE
Chronlelt Stiff Writff
There was a little something for everyone at
Monday's midday King observance at the conven
tion center. There was everything from gospel to
rap music. And the crowd came in large numbers
from the very young to the not so young. Blacks
came and whites came. They came representing a
diversity of groups and organizations. But the.
large crowd was there for a common purpose: a
rededication and commitment to continuing the
work cf Dr. Martin Lut^if r King Jfc ? ? ?
The 300 individuals who had marched from
Hanes Memorial Church were joined at the con
vention center by others who had come in celebra
. tk?ofcKing>|1ifr and hnprt to America, Conwca
tion center personnel estimate that 1,800 people
attended the program sponsored by WAAA radio
and the Martin Luther king Commemoration
But as festive as the evenrhonoring King's
60th birthday was, one of the featured speakers
cautioned the crowd against losing sight of the
true focus of the occasion. Dr. Barbara K. Phillips,
an assistant superintendent in the local school sys
tem, said King's birthday was not a time for
"hoopla", but for "testimony".
Phillips said that joining in the King Day cele
brations was pointless unless there also were
efforts to take some kind of definitive actions.
And while hoopla "should be a part of everyone's
experience at some point," Phillips said that King's
birthday was a time for something more.
"Hoopla is celebrating in a fun way. It is a
joyous, carefree Observance of an event," said
Phillips. "For everything there is a time. Tbday is
not a time, in my opinion, for hoopla. Rather, it is
a time for testimony. Testimony is what one can
. bear witness to when there is something with
which one has some experience."
^ Addressing parents, Phillips said that the pub
lic school system provides the perfect opportunity
to celebrate king's dreams. By demanding that
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WSSU's new vice chancellor settles in for 'challenge'
By TONYA V. SMITH
Ctwonicl* Staff Writer
Our country's president isn't the only one settling into a
new office this week. Dr. Nat Irvin n, the new vice chan
cellor for development affairs at Winston-Salem State Uni
versity, began his new j6b Tuesday.
Although Irvin's appointment was effective Dec. 1,
1988, he said Tuesday marked his first day of physically
being at work.
Tm very excited about the opportunity for Winston
Salem State University with the university about to cele
brate its 100th anniversary,** Irvin said. That suggests that
there are a lot of positive things that the university has con
tributed to the community and the state."
A 1973 graduate of the University of South Carolina,
Irvin earned a bachelor of aits and letters degree in philoso
phy with a minor in political science and history. He earned
a master's degree at USC in 1976 and a doctorate of musi
cal arts degree in 1987 at North Texas State University.
Before coming to WSSU he was the director of corpo
rate and foundation relations at the University of North
His major function as vice chancellor for development
affairs will be to coordinate, plan, direct and manage /all
activities among the various units within the Division of
Development Affairs, with emphasis on planning, research
and development, corporate and foundation relations, gov
ernment relations, admissions and personnel and public
Irvin is married and has three children. He said he is
excited about his new staff and the challenge before him.
'The challenge is substantial, the opportunity is sub
stantial and so is the work/' Irvin said.
"The opportunity offers tremendous growth and I'm
excited about the Winston-Salem community. It's a great
place to be, with friendly people. The institution will get
the support it needs to grow in the next century and
In addition to his new duties as vice chancellor, Irvin
will have to find time to write a full length opera for his
alma mater. He has been commissioned to write an opera
on the integration of the University of North Texas in honor
of its upcoming centennial. >
Chamber says business center in East Winston to open soon
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chronicl* Staff Writer
A one-stop assistance center for nevi\ business owners at the Busi
ness Technology Center, with a satellite office in the East Winston com
munity, and an area council in that predominantly Afro-American area
are ideas on the road to implementation by the Greater Winston-Salem
Chamber of Commerce, according to President Fred Nordenholz,
"We are close to signing an agreement with the Business and Tech
nology Renter to set up a Business Assistance Center (BAC) - kind of
a one-stop shopping ccpter for entrepreneurs and small business people
to get assistance or find out where to go to get help," Nordenholz said.
"We're accepting resumes for the person who would be director of the
center and spiHetime before the end of the first quarter (which ends in
March) wenope to have hired that person."
Acting on a recommendation by the Battelle Economic Develop
ment Study, the chamber also is planning on establishing a branch of
the BAC in East Winston to aid in that area's economic development,
The chamber and Winston-Salem Business Inc. commissioned the
study by the Columbus, Ohio, division of the internationally known
Battelle researctffirm in January. The study was funded jointly by Wh*
ston-Salem Business, Inc. and the chamber with a matching grant from
the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.
"Once the assistance center is up and running we're planning on ?
either setting up a satellite office in East Winston or finding a location
to have office hours in that area to enable minority business people to
have an easier time getting help," Nordenholz said, adding that the pro
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