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About 57 Methodist churches
are expected to help raise funds,
to beautify blighted community
BY FHLHCIA P. MCMILLAN
COMMl NITY CQRRi SPONDEN1
For the second time in five years. Habitat for ,
Hurhanity of Forsyth is going to give the 13th
Street/14th Street (between Patterson and Ivy) area "
a facelift. Seven condemned homes on 14th Street
will be torn down and replaced with new homes
thanks to a new partnership between Habitat and
all 57 of Winston-Salem's Methodist churches.
This population consists of more than 30,000 peo
District of the United
Methodist Church has a
goal for every individual
church member, from
grandparents, to be repre
sented by a donation of
SI5. This translates into a
$360,000 commitment to
Habitat. Each home con
stitutes an investment of
$45,000 used for buildine
materials. This new building blitz will provide a
major boost to the city's redevelopment efforts.
This effort is part of Habitat for Humanity's
commitment to rebuild the northern end of the Lib
erty-Patterson Revitalization Project in partner
ships with the city of Winston-Salem and the
j, North Winston Neighborhood Association. Habitat
will replace a total of It) substandard houses on
14th Street and 13th Street w ith new houses during
This new redevelopment area on 14th Street is
aligned w ith the Habitat/United Methodist project
on 13th Street that was completed in 1997. In
1996. for the firsr time in its 10-year history. Habi
tat decided to act as a "catalyst for change" in an
area that contained many dilapidated houses,
according to Sonja Murray, director of develop
ment for Habitat.
"We support this effort because we have (had)
homeowners in this area since 1997. The revital
ization of this area will continue to improve the
neighborhood around the seven houses that Habi
tat built." Murray said.
For the past two months, the lots of the JO sub
standard homes on 14th Street have been'cleared.
The city will continue to relocate families and
demolish houses. The building will start in March
2(X)2. Murray realizes that the city could sell the
lots to for-profit builders, but the land is lieing
cleared as a redevelopment area. Habitat offers a
solid return on a land investment, in Murray's esti
"When Habitat moves families into neighbor
hoods. we have the ability to leverage our spon
sors' investment. When we build, we invest money
in a crime-ridden neighborhood, we can bring in
homeowners as a catalyst for change like we did
on 13th Street." Murray said. "We can stretch their
dollars and turn a whole neighborhixid around. We
can change a bltx'k that was once crime-ridden."
Vi'c Habitat <m A9 _
PtlOtO by Paul Collins
Children decorate pumpkins at The Special Children's School.
( lie PhotO
Mayor Jack Cavanagh sits at his position in the aldermen's cham
ber. There are four aldermen to his right and four on the left.
1 In his own words
Mayor calls himself 'visionary,' says black churches
have sold themselves out, lashes out at The Chronicle
BYT KEVIN WALKER
THE CHRONICLE ?
It was late in the week of Oct. 8 when
I got a phone call from Kimberly Narvaez.
She first thanked and complimented this
newspaper on the articles it had done on a
nonprofit agency she works with. She then
introduced herself as Mayor Jack
Cavanagh's campaign manager and said
that the mayor would be granting inter
views. She asked whether this paper
would like to interview the mayor
(Cavanagh faces Democrat Allen Joines in
the Nov. 6 general election).
1 immediately said yes. No one from
The Chronicle has sat down with the
mayor for an in-depth chat for many years,
but it has not been by choice. I can't begirt
to count the number of times the mayor
has been contacted by Chronicle staffers
and calls have not been returned.
I was granted up to an hour with the
mayor. Narvaez emphasized that they
wanted an honest story written about the
mayor because they feel the mayor's mes
sage has been contorted by the media
many times in the past.
I spent time before the interview doing
homework, reading articles about
Cavanagh in past issues of The Chronicle.
I was a junior in college when the mayor
last ran and was not in the city much dur
ing that election.
I arrived at Cavanagh's campaign
headquarters on Link Road last Thursday
where I found Ca\ anagh and another sup
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A New Era
Harold L. Martin
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
llll CHRONK U
"Just imagine the possibilities."
That was how Harold Lee Martin
Sr. ended his installation speech last
Friday, a speech that laid out a host of
possibilities for the school, inter
meshed with goals that are already in
the works and Martin's grandiose
After being given the charge to ,
"chart the course" for Winston-Salem
State University by University of
North Carolina President Molly
Broad. Martin spoke to a nearly
packed K.R. Williams Auditorium
after being sworn in by District Court
Judge Roland Hayes and being
bestowed the noble-looking medal
lion given to all UNC system chancel
lors to wear at special university occa
Martin talked about the universi
ty's past and its forward-thinking
founder. Simon Green Atkins, who
defied the odds to start Slater Industri
al Academy in 1892. The academy
would eventually become Winston
Salem Teachers College, the first
African-American college in the
nation to offer a degree in elementary
education. The school became Win
ston-Salem State University in 1969
and then a UNC school in the early
WSSU has and will continue to
change with the times. Martin said.
"At each juncture, the university
was forced to revision and refashion
itself." Martin said.
While Martin says he stands on
Si'i1 Martin on A4
Photo by Bruce Chapman
Winston-Salem State University Chancellor f^arold Martin is sworn in
last week. His wife, Davida, holds the Bible.
BYT KEVIN WALKER
The Ministers Conference of
Winston-Salem and Vicinity is
tion . is
/amean,-American pastors, voted
Tuesday against supporting the
school system's $150 million
bond referendum, which will
appear on county ballots Nov. 6.
The group will officially
announce its decision tomorrow
at an 11 a.m. news conference at
Goler Metropolitan AME Zion
The vote was "not unanimous
but'overvvhelming," said the Rev.
Carlton Eversley, a member of
the conference and the chair of
the jocal NAAC'P's education
caucus, which also voted this
week to oppose the bonds.
The main gripe of both
groups. Everslev said, is the con
troversial redisricting plan,
which the School Board imple
i mented seven years ago. The
plan has led to many predomi
nantly one-race schools through
out the system as suburban par
ents have opted to take adv antage
of the school choice aspect of the
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Striving toward fullest potential
Special Children s School aids challenged and typical children
BY PAL I COLLINS
Mil ( HKONK I I
The first 18 months of life were dif
ficult for Tomas. He appeared to be a
happy child, but he was not verbalizing
like most infants. He didn't ax>. He only
cried for help. He had severe language
delays after suffering severe ear infcc
tions and undiagnosed seizures.
His parents were terrified he would
never say anything. The\ would lie
awake at night and cry. They wcic
At the Special Children's School.
Tomas was placed into a classroom that
was designed to focus on communica
tions. He started using signs and pro
gressed to words. A milestone came
months later when Tomas called his
teacher by name.
Tomas later attended Old Town Bap
tist's preschool, where he was still
served by The Special Children's
School's Inclusion program, which
reaches out to special needs children.
Tomas' parents' dreams came true
when he enrolled in regular kindergarten
in the fall of 2(XX).
The Special Children's School. 4505
Shattalon Drive, is a private, nonprofit
day school with a five-star day care
license rating It serves about 125 chil
dren Iroin birth to 5 years of age with
and without disabilities. About one-third
of the children are "typical." w ithout dis
abilities. Research shows that children
leant best from one another vs. adults.
Children with special needs learn signif
icantly from their typically developing
peers. And children who are typically
developing gain from their experiences
with their friends with special needs.
They learn to accept children who are
different from them. This exposure to
diversity pays dividends throughout
Services provided are early interven
tion. special education, speech and lan
guage therapy, occupational therapv.
physical therapy, family support special
ists, nursing, computer specialist, inclu
sion consultants, nutritionist.
Teachers have four-year degrees
(birth-kindergarten certificate for those
.So School on A4
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