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VOL. XVI. No. 12
set at $50,000
Group must raise $7500
By TONYA V.SMITH
^Chronicte Staff Writer
Darryl Eugene Hunt and Ms entourage of defend
ers - which includes two attorneys and a block of
community residents who are members of his defense
fund committee - won a major victory earlier this
week when an Afro-American judge set bond.
For the first time in five years, Mr. Hunt could be
freed from jail. Members of the Darryl Hunt Defense
Fund Committee are busily working to secure the
?$5jO?OOQ bond. Most bail bondsmen only require 15
percent of the total amount when they agree to post
bond. That means the committee will only have to
raise $7,500. Another alternative the group has is to
offer property as collateral, but that is a last resort
strategy, said the Rev. John Mendez, committee chair
and pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
"We're still raising money, but I feel quite confi
dent that we'll be able to raise bond," said Rev.
Mendez. "We have about $1,000. There is an approach
we could use to ask people to put their property up,
but that is a last resort."
However, 'Attorney Larry D. Little, a founding
member of the committee said the opposite - that
using a bail bondsman will be the last resort.
That's probably the last way well go," Mr. Little
said. "We've had bail bondsmen call my office and say
thai they would put tip the bondif we toineiftpDlfWfl' 15
percent But in addition to the $7,500, they want you
? to put up collateral. Why not just put up collateral and
keep the money? Because if something was to go
awry, the courts would take the collateral and the
bondsman would have the $7,500."
Mr. Little said he has been assigned the task of
raising the bond, and he will do so through cash dona
tions, using property as collateral or a combination of
the two. He said he also will be assisting Mr. Hunt's
attorneys establish a defense.
At the committee's last public meeting in May,
Rev. Mendez had said, if bond was set for Mr. Hunt,
that the National Council of Churches would assist the
group in raising the money.
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Minor changes in city staff duties
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By TONYA V. SMITH ccrned about Alexander Beaty's workload not oversee the emergency management area.
Chromcie Staff Writer because he has beta "working on a lot of With the changes, Mr. Beaty will lose
? * , front burners." Mr. Beaty, the city's first housing services and housing development to
Stress-free employees is obviously a Afro-American assistant city manager, was _co-worker Thomas W. Fredericks. Two
goal of any supervisor? but City Manager appointed to the post in 1978. Before re- departments Mr. Fredericks supervised,
Bryce A. Stuart has taken the task to hand by organization he supervised 11 city depart- emergency management and internal audit
reassigning five departments among his police,-fire, housing services, housing ing, will now be responsible to Mr. Beaty. In
assistants to reduce their workloads. development, human services, human rela- addition, Mr. Beaty's Workforce Develop
"We move from one set of issues to tions, real estate, purchasing, personnel train- ment department will now be supervised by
another from time to time," Mr. Stuart said, ,ing and the Minority/Women's Business Economic Development director J. Allen
"and some projects get completed and others Enterprise program. Joines.
move to the front burner. That means that the Another aim of Mr. Stuart's was to facili- "In the grand scheme of thing we have
work for assistant managers can get out of tate a better grouping among the manager's 28 to 29 departments and there was a shift of
kilter. I've tried to reassign departments so assigned areas. For instance, Mr. Beaty super- five," Mr. Smart said "There were no title
the workload will be better balanced for all." vises the fire and police departments which changes or salary changes, just changes in
Mr. Stuart said he was especially con- fall under the area of public safety, but did who reports to who."
Turner asks city
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chronide Staff Writer
to back loan for first phase of
An incremental development approach will facilitate the commitment
of anchor tenants to locate in the New Walkertown Market shopping center,
project developer Herman L. Turner told members of the city Board of
Aldermen's finance committee Monday night
There- are two grocery stores that we are courting very heavily, and
we think we have the answer here that will motivate them to commit," Mr.
Turner told committee chair Virginia K. Newell and Aldermen Frank Frye,
Robert S. North in gton Jr. and Martha S. Wood.
The answer, Mr. Turner said, is to show some on-site development at
the 9.3 acre lot off New Walkertown Road between Dellabrook Road and
Gerald Street He proposed that the city act as guarantor for a $350,000
loan he is seeking from Southern National Bank to begin construction on
"The main thrust behind this first
phase effort is to generate con
struction momentum on-site and
generate the necessary capital to
promote and market the site on a
regional as well as'national level.
Ultimately we feci like we have
got to make it happen in East
Winston. We're not finding anchor
tenants stumbling all over them
selves to locate in East Winston."
-- Herman Turner
New Walkertown Mall
an ABC store to be built on the site. As guarantor the city agrees to pay the
lending institution $350,000 if for some reason the project doesn't come to
fruition, explained J. Allen Joines, city development director.
"The New Walkertown Market could start its evolution into reality and
create jobs on a small scale and a tax base of $100 million," Mr. Turner
said pointing out the benefits of the $4 million project which is projected to
provide up to 150 new jobs. "The new business would generate even more
interest in the area. We will have the capital to do marketing and we will
make street improvements to enhance the project."
Officials with the ABC store have signed an agreement to locate in the
store, regardless of whether the entire market is built, Mr. Turner said.
However, Mr. Joines added, the city will risk losing $350,000 if the project
"The staff looked at the risks in terms of two hurdles," Mr. Joines
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Two Afro-Americans among Reynolds winners
By TONYA V. SMITH a blighted community; Karen Lovejoy for her com- thing up there to save/ but they're thinking about
Chronicle Staff Writer mitment to care and meet the needs of handicapped material things and forgetting about people/' said Dr.
children and the elderly on Ocracoke Island; and Leo Reid. 'This is wrong. People come first. No we did
Nancy Susan Reynolds died foitf years ago, but j Teachout of Rocky Point for his devotion to the n't have anything to save as far as material was con
her legacy of public service has been kept alive education, treatment and care of AIDS patients and cemed, but we did have people, a community, to:M
through the wrnners of an award established in her HIV infected persons. save. A community's worthwhile."
. .7 . .. ~ Mr. Kafterson, 5 J, and Dr. Re id, 7671 cd a cam- Mr. Patterson and Dr. Reid formed "Save Our
She was deemed the most remarkable woman lQ c^gg a on^ blighted area with more than Church and Community," and eventually the larger,
of widely diversified philanthropy in Twentieth Cen- ^ share of substandard, tenant-occupied houses in a Crest Street Community Council to dissuade the city
tury America, by1U.S. Senator and forma Governor predominantly Afro-American community into a from placing the highway in the community. After
Terry Sanfora The daughter of R.J. and Katharine trying resident-owned one. - the men and their constituents saw thk state and fed
Reynolds. she was one of the founders of the Z. Durham's Crest Street community, on the West- era! officials were not going to budge on the location
Smith Reynolds Foundation. S c worked as trustee, ern side of Durham located about a quarter of a mile of the highway, the men proposed that the govem
honorary chairman, leader, counselor and friend to from Duke Medical Center, was slated for demoli- mental entities move the entire neighborhood out of
that organization for nearly half a century. |n ^ 1970s. The city and state Department the highway's path.
Last week the winners of an award named in her of Transportation planned to build the proposed East- It took four years of revamping, but today Crest
honor, the 1989 Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards, West Expressway through the center of the commu- Street residents have seen 65 houses and more than
were honored at a luncheon at the Stoker Winston ^ty. , 1,000 graves moved to new sites. 75 houses rehabili
Plaza. The annual awards recognizes North Caroli- Mr Patterson grew up in the Crest Street com- tated, new streets, an old school converted into a ?
na s unsung heroes - or Mother Theresas,, as her munjtyt and he and Dr. Reid, who recently retired home for the elderly and the construction of 65 new
son Smith Bagley said- who hayc made a difference ^icr 44 years as pastor of New Bethel Missionary houses. Special loan packages have allowed 98 per
^in their communities. This years winnersare Afro- Baptist, were upset about the prospect of their com- cent of the residents to become homeowners for the
Americans Willie I. Tap" Patterson and Dr. Lowery munity upr00ied
R. Reid of Durham for efforts to revamp and restore * Someone said to me, 'Well, you don't have any- Please see page A2
Photo by Mtko Cunningham
Nancy S. Reynolds award wlnnars; tha Rav.
Lowary Raid, latt, and Willla "Tap" Pattaraon. *