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Vol. XXXVIII No. 10
THURSDAY, November 3, 2011
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Photos by Todd Luck
Arlene Crump Peebles stands with Silent
BY TODD LUCK
Local fundraisers held last weekend to
support domestic violence prevention had
extra relevance after the recent violent death
of a Winston-Salem couple.
Authorities say Fredrick McClinton, 21,
stormed into the home of his wife, Ashley
McGill on Oct. 17,
fatally shooting her in
the head before he
killed himself with his
when they were in
high school and pro
duced a son who is
Moses and parent-less.
The -touple was
well known, partly because McClinton was
a local boxer and mixed martial arts fighter.
Authorities were familiar with them as well.
McGill had filled three domestic violence
protection orders against McClinton,
accusing him of beating her and threatening
On Saturday, Yodi International, a hair
salon on Liberty Street, did its part to fight
domestic violence by holding its first
"Beauty With A Cause 24 Hour Hair-A
Thon" to benefit Operation Freedom NC, a
Pitt County-based statewide domestic vio
lence awareness and prevention organiza
Held on one of the last days of October
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month -
salon owner Yolanda Moses said she felt the
event took even more urgency after she
heard about the murder/suicide.
"That was even more of an affirmation
... (to) let's talk about this thing," said
Family Services, Inc. provided the salon
with Silent Witnesses - life-size red card
board silhouettes meant to represent local
domestic violence murder victims - to dis
play in its front window. Yodi also passed
out literature on domestic violence and wel
comed Operation Freedom Founder Allen
See Abuse on A6
... Thicker Than Water
Local blacks more likely than whites to donate kidney to a family member
BY LAYLA FARMER
Brandy Reid has had a tumultuous year.
V Last December, Reid, then three months
pregnant, was in the hospital fighting for her
life. She and her doctors were unaware she
had Lupus, a chronic
(meaning the immune
system begins to attack
healthy cells) until it
attacked Reid's kid
neys, shutting them
During the month she
was in the hospital,
Reid suffered further
"She almost died,"
said her mother, Patricia Lispcomb.
"Actually, the doctors had given up on her.
They had to take her baby. They were say
ing it was nothing else they could do for her.
It was by the grace of God that she lived."
Though Reid, who was 21 at the time,
Brandy Reid (front) receives a hug from her
aunt, Sonja Lipscomb.
survived the harrowing episode, her life was
far from normal after that. Doctors appoint
ments, medications and dialysis became a
part of her weekly routine.
"I hated it," she said of the dialysis,
which she underwent three days a week.
"(You're) just sitting there. It's uncomfort
able - it's cold,"
Reid tried in-home dialysis but she
developed an infection that earned her
another two-week stay in the hospital, after
which she was forced to return to the dialy
"Sometimes, she wanted to give up ... it
was plenty of days she didn't want to go to
dialysis and I had to make her go," her moth
er related. "I would cry every time I
dropped her off at that place. I would just
hate to see her go through that. It's no place
for a young person, for anybody, really."
Fortunately for Reid, her dialysis was
short lived. In August, her maternal aunt,
Sonja Lipscomb, came to her rescue, offer
ing herself up as a living donor.
"I just prayed for (God) to let me be the
one, if possible, because if it wasn't a match,
I don't think my niece would have made it,"
See Organ donation on All
Photo courtesy of Habitat Forsyth
from Hanesbrands Inc. form
a human chain to move rocks
at a Habitat for Humanity
construction site in the Trent
Hill neighborhood last
Thursday. In all, more than
150 employees from around
the world volunteered for the
build. Read more on page A3.
Montgomery engages residents in 'Shop' talk
Pt>o<os by Layla Farmer
Council Member Montgomery (far right) converses with Owner Walter Little
as he cuts Abdul Jaami's hair.
BY LAY LA hAKMP.K
When he wants input about the East Ward he represents.
City Council Member Derwin
Montgomery likes to go to straight to the
He visited Perfect Cut Barbershop on
Liberty Street last Friday to interact one
on-one with local residents and listen to
their perspectives on local issues.
"I've been thinking about ways to
really interact with the city, to see how
they feel about things so I can have a bet
ter perspective," Montgomery explained.
"We talk about everything in the barber
shop and in the beauty shop, so you're BoyJ
more than likely to get a whole lot of
truth in here."
By visiting community members on their own turf,
Montgomery said he hoped he would hear from some folks
See Montgomery on A9
Teams of heart patients continue friendly sports rivalry
Photos by Layla Farmer
Home team members (from left): Jake "Dick" Ayscue, Bill
Shelton , David Levy and John Gardner. Back row (from left):
Dale Smith, Jim Shaw, Ronny Dixson and Jerry Smith.
BY LAYLA FARMER
The competition was fierce last week as
Winston-Salem's own Boys from the Hood battled
their rivals from Demorest, Ga. in a best of five set
volleyball match-up. at the Miller Park Community
"We want some bragging rights," declared Jim
Shaw, one of the organizers of the local volleyball
program. "We're going to win this one."
The two teams, which are comprised of cardiac
patients who are 55 and older, have a long standing
rivalry that dates back to 2006, when they were pit
ted against each other in the Second International
Heart and Lung Games in Chicago.
"They took the gold and left us with the silver,
and we demanded a rematch," explained John
See Volleyball on A9
Visiting learn members (from left) Constance Thieme, Gayle
Whitener, Jay Kennedy and Evan Woodring. Back row (from left):
Russ Spongier, Charles English, Terrell Franklin Jimmy Black
and Davis Marth.
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