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Vol.XXXVIII No.22 -WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. 1 THURSDAY, January 26,^2011
Photo by Virginia Weiler
Elisabeth Motsinger announces
School Board Member
taking on US. Rep Foxx
BY LAYLA FARMER
Elisabeth Motsinger isn't afraid of a
The Democrat and Winston
^alem/Forsyth County Board of
Education member* showed her mo*re~
1 . 1.
ia.Ni wecK, wnen
she announced her
intentions to chal
Virginia Foxx for
The road to a
clearer after Treva
Johnson, chair of
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me wnxes county uemocrauc rany,
withdrew from the race soon after
Motsinger made her intentions known.
Motsinger, who is well known for
her progressive views and stances on
the school board, is a long shot in the
Fifth District, which Foxx has repre
sented since 2004, but the mother pf
three says she feels she has to take the
"I am running to win, and 1 am will
ing to lose, and I understand that, win
or lose, I can have an impact in our
community," Motsinger said. "This
gives me a platform. 1 hope that I can
be a spokeswoman for a populace, pro
gressive message to talk about issues
that are not being talked about enough."
Motsinger, a resident of Belews
Creek, has practiced as a physician's
See Motsinger on A10
Gone, Gut long From Forgotten
Friends , family members holding concert to honor memory of Runnels
R u n n e I s
poses in his '
Photo by Lay* Farmer
by layla farmer
the Chronicle /
When Rev. CaJvinHttrftnels, a former faculty^supervisor
in the Department of Pastoral Care at Wake Health, passed
away on Aug.
31, 2011 after a
hard fought bat
tle with colon
cancer, he left
behind ? legions
ly and friends
who grieved the
loss of a man
each so deeply.
'There wasn't anything 1 couldn't talk to hfth about," said
Jonathan Tennial? Runnels' 27 year-old nephew and a Wake
x See Runnels on A6
Photo hy Lav la Fanner
stand outside the
- for the
Bethesda Center Photo
his award from
Cop, former resident honored by shelter
BY LAYLA FARMER
The Bethesda Center for the
- Homeless said thank-you Monday to
two of its biggest supporters.
Winston-Salem Police Officer
Robert Baker and Bruce Johnson, a
former resident of the shelter, received
the Center's first-ever Honorable
Service Awards. Shelter Director
Chris Brown presented the awards
before an audience of clients and staff
members during the agency's monthly
Brown, who joined the Center in
Septem&r, said he created the awards
as a means of honoring some of the
agency's most fervent supporters.
Johnson, a native of High Point,
volunteers his services as a custodian
on a daily basis despite having been
on his own for over a year.
"We just had to show him some
appreciation." Brown said of Johnson. /
"The guy does a great job."
Johnson. a father of three, said he
is hopeful other residents will be
encouraged by witnessing his transi
See Aw ards on AS
Photo by Todd Luck
Margaret Speas speaks at her 100th birthday celebration
on Sunday at Center Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Read
more on page Bl.
O'Brien shares personal narrative in MLK speech
BY LAYLA FARMER
THE CHRONICLE J
Soledad O'Brien told local residents Monday
evening that there is power in their status as ordi
nary human beings.
O'Brien, a CNN special correspondent and the
anchor of the network's new morning show,
"Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," spoke at
Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel as part as
the university's annual "On Common Grouncf'
celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The celebration was held a week after the Jan. 16
MLK holiday because WFU students did not
return to campus from the holiday break until
Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Staged annually by Wake Forest, a traditional
ly white institution and Winston-Salem State
University, a historically black institution, for the
last 12 years. On Common Ground is meant to be (
See O'Brien on A2 1
Photo by Layla Farmer
CNN's Soledad O'Brien addresses the crowd Monday
evening at Wake Forest.
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