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Goler plan appears DO A
ahead of full Council vote
Finance Committee votes to sell city land directly to Lutherans
BY I AN [ A FARMER
i ill CHRONIC! I
The City Council's
Finance Committee on
Monday weighed Jhe merits
of a proposed land swap
between the City and Goler
Memorial AME Zion.
The church had sought to
trade a tract of land that .it
owns on' the south Side of
Waterworks Road for one the
city owns on the north side of
the road, near the Winston
Lake Family YMCA,
Goler planned to some-,
how turn over the iand.to the
Lutheran Council on Aging
for a $J0 million nursing
home contraction project.
The land that Goler owns
is larger hut is in a flood plain
and unsuitable for building
such a facility.
See Land on A6
Photo by Layla Faultier
Parks Superintendent William L. Royston, left, shows a diagram of what a recreational
area constructed on the Goler land might look like.
Phmo h> Todd i.uck
Members of the Essence Dance Troupe perform in Happy Hill Park on Saturday.
Happy (Hill) T>Ays arj b Hbr b A<^ain
Annual reunion brings hundreds to
BY TODD LUCK
mi CHRONIC! !
hood was once again cele
brated at the 16th Annual
Happy Hill Reunion.
Happy Hill, founded by
slaves, has seen many
changes over the decades.
One room shot-gun houses
were replaced by public
housing, which in recent
years, has been demolished
to make way for new single
family homes and apart
ments. ' .
While buildings have
been torn down and con
See Reunion on A8
Candidates Jimmy Boyd, Phillip Carter and John Hopkins.
BY LAYLA FARMER
THE CHRONICLE ;
The pool of City. Council hopefuls' is becoming crowded.
Two more newcomers have filed to succeed North Ward
Council Member Nelson Malloy. The Democrat has decided
not to seek re-election and has yet to endorse a candidate.
Democrat Phillip Carter has joined fellow Democrats
Denise "D.D." Adams and S. Wayne Patterson in filing for
the race, as has Republican John Hopkins.
Carter, 50, is a lifetime resident of Winston-Salem. He
was reared in the Lakeside community and currently works in
the Instructional Services Department at Forsyth Technical
Community College. .
Carter s political involvement
began while he was living on Third
Street in a community that he says
was "infiltrated with drug dealers
and loiterers." He took his concerns
to the City Council, and says the
neighborhood was improved as a
"I saw that by going downtown
(to the City Council) as citizens,
you can get things done," he
Since that time. Carter says he
has worked, extensively in the com
munity, striving to let others know
the importance 01 speaking out. He hopes to continue
increasing the involvement of everyday citizens as a City
"This campaign is not about what I can do. but what, with
the people's participation, we can do together." remarked
Carter, who also listed reducing crime and gang activity:
increasing support for small businesses; and increasing revi
talization projects among his chief objectives. "I feel if the
people became organized and aware of the value of their par
ticipation ... then their issues and concerns can be
Hopkins. 49. moved to the area in 1990. He formerly
served as president of Fortyth Citizens Against Forced
Annexation, a grassroots organization that tried unsuccessful
ly for years to block the city's acquisition of outlying Forsyth
County areas. It was that experience that led him to seek
office, said Hopkins, a Time Warner employee and owner of
PC Overhaul, a computer repair firm.
"I was sick and tired of the way the City of Winston
Salem was treating my family and my community," he said of
his motivation to seek office. "... the City Council does not
listen to people."
See City Council on A 7
Chante's Got Something to Say
Photo by Todd Luck
Chante Moore speaks at the Embassy Suites last week.
The singer was in town to address a conference of
HBCV campus queens and kings. Read more about the
event and Moore on Page A3.
Foundation helps Harvard-bound student
Wake Law professor started
giving scholarships to honor
memory of loved ones
BY LAYLA FARMER
Charesa Smith is Harvard-bound. Smith. Reynolds
High School's 2009 salutatorian,
has received a scholarship to attend
the esteemed Massachusetts Ivy
"I'm really excited about going
to Harvard." related Smith, 17.
"...It was my dream school
because I've heard about Harvard
since I was a little girl. Obviously,
it's a very prestigious institution,
but also (my motivation was) all
the amazing people that have gone there.
Smith's extracurrieulars were many at Reynolds.
See Foundation on A 7
Pniohy l.avla FantK'r
Smith with her
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