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Vol.XXXVIII No.42 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, June 14, 2012
Photos by Layla Garms
Pastor Richard Miller and Co-Pastor Ernestine
Miller stand outside the new Holy Trinity.
move for well
BY LAYLA GARMS
Holy Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Center (HTFGFC)
has left its Akron Drive building after more than a decade for
a location across town.
The church, which was founded on the comer of 11th
Street and Cleveland Avenue in 1936, celebrated its third wor
ship service at its new location - 5307 Peters Creek - on
Sunday. After 12 years in their previous location, leaving the
Akron Drive community behind was not an easy decision,
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but the building was in need
of repairs the congregation
couldn't afford, leaving
them little choice but to
"I hate we had to move,"
Miller confessed. "The peo
ple that live in the that area,
I know some of them; they
are going to miss it."
Still, the move was in
many ways a blessing in
disguise as it will afford the
church new opportunities to
expand its ministry, Miller
'The travel is longer,
but to me, I think the wor
ship is better," he said.
"We're in a community
where we can grow. I've been told that we re the only black
church in a two-mile radius."
The building itself, which was previously occupied by
Traco Drafting, Inc., had a past life as a church and required
minimal upfitting to prepare it for worship. Miller added.
"God has really worked a miracle in allowing us to occu
py this building. He fixed it where we could get it without a
big struggle," he declared. "It was almost like God dropped it
in our laps. We knew we had to move, but we dicki't think
nothing about coming all the way out here."
The church celebrated its Grand Opening on the 28th pas
toral anniversaries of Miller and his wife, Co-Pastor
Ernestine Miller, on June 3. The Millers were treated to per
formances by their grandchildren and words of encouragement
from their flock before adjourning outside to the church's
front lawn for a celebratory repast.
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Running far Their Lives
Black Girls Run! inspires local women to shed pounds, focus on wellness
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Three months ago, city native Tee Lindsay's
favorite kind of exercise was "No exercise at all."
"If you would've said, 'Get out there and run,' you
wouldn't have been talking to me," quipped Lindsay,
a longtime Hanesbrands employee.
That all changed in April, when Lindsay's younger
sister Stefanie Barradas lured her into the world of
"She dich't tell me too much about it," Lindsay
recalled "What she did was ask me what I was doing
on Sunday. I thought we were going out to eat."
But instead ot a good meal, Lindsay got a good workout, as the I
newest member of Black Girls Run! (BGR). A national initiative
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Photos by Layla Garms
BGR members sweat it out on Tuesday.
Memorable rhoto Opp
Students enrolled in SciTech and GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math and Science), two summer edu
cational programs for youth offered at Winston-Salem State University, pose with Vice President Joe
Biden on June 6 at Wake Forest Biotech Place on Patterson Avenue. The lucky students are (clock
wise from center) Rebecca Nieves, Jazmyn Newton, TJ Turner, Alexis Douglas and Harvard-bound
Paige Woods. Biden stopped in town last week to tout the importance of innovation for the econo
my. The new Biotech Place was an excellent backdrop, it was once a tobacco warehouse and now is
home to cutting edge research and development. Biden also made an unannounced stop at Wolfies on
Fourth Street, where he ate frozen custard and chatted with customers, who were beyond shocked to
run into the vice president.
Show takes fresh look at church topics
Listeners across the nation and beyond are now enjoying the
second season of the hit online radio series' "Divine Dialogue."
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Candice Ben bow, the series features in-depth
interviews with some of the nation's most
prominent pastors and spiritual leaders.
They tackle complex socio-religious issues
that affect the black community.
Benbow strives for originality, featuring
topics that are seldom discussed in black
churches and the African American commu
nity in general. Black atheism and how the
black church deals with s^jjialj*^ were
among the topics dealt with last season.
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ics," said Ben bow, a former Davidson Community College
instructor who is now pursuing a doctorate in sociology. "So
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Candice Benbow works on her series.
Kimblerley Park Elementary celebrates year of great achievements
Photos by Layla Garnu
prior to the
BY LAYLA GARMS
Kimblerley Parte Elementary School celebrated the culmina
tion of another successful year last week during its Fifth Grade
End of the Year Celebration in the school's gymnatorium.
Thirty-four students were feted for their academic and social
accomplishments during the program.
"This has been a year full of excitement," said Principal Dr.
Amber Baker. "We will be doing a lot of special things today that
we've never done before, but they are all good things."
It was a banner year for the predominantly African American
and Hispanic elementary school. Baker announced diring the cel
ebration that the school's community garden is featured in First
Lady Michelle Obama's newly released book, "American Grown:
The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across
America." Three current students and one former student are pic
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