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Volume39,Number 18 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, December 27, 2012
PHotoc by Tbdd Luck
Rev. WiUard Bass speaks.
Residents want next
superintendent to make
minority students a top
BY TODD LUCK
Parents, pastors, teachers and business
leaders were among those who added their
two cents to a weeks-long public dialogue
about what qualities the next superintend
ent of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
School System should have.
Members of the City-County School
Board - who will select the man or woman
who will replace Dr. Don Martin after he
rpfirpc in Tunp
got an earful last
School, during the
last of four forums
held to get the
public's input on
than 75 people
forum, which was
uled for Jan. 8 but
was moved up when many objected that the 1
forum at Carver - the only forum site in a
predominantly African American commu
nity - was slated after die Jan. 3 application
deadline for superintendent applicants.
Board members countered that the deadline
date was not relevant since they won't
begin to review applications until Jan. 10,
but newly-elected School Board Vice Chair
John Davenport said the Carver forum date
was changed anyway so as to not give the
perception that East Winston residents -
Davenport's District 1 constituents - were
being left out of the process.
"In terms of community relations, this
is going to. be a difficult process as it is,"
said Davenport. "We need to say 'yes'
when we can."
The School Board, with fuijds donated
by the local business community, has hired
the North Carolina School Boards
Association to help it find the best qualified
candidates. Alison Schafer, who heads up
the Association's superintendent search
See Supertntcadeat on A3
Lawmaker to take oath
during emancipation program
Annual service will spotlight 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
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A celebration of history
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Jan. 1, will
of the sign
ing of the Emancipation
Proclamation, and as has
been its tradition for the last
50 years, the Winston
will commemorate the sign
ing of the historic document
- which gave slaves their
freedom - with a free public
observance, this year at
Baptist Church, 1711 N.
Claremont Ave. at 11 a.m.
State Rep.-elect Evelyn
Terry is adding to that tradi
tion this year. In lieu of a typ
ical Raleigh swearing-in cer
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emony, sne win taxe me oatn
during the Emancipation
which will also feature a ser
mon, a reading of President
Lincoln's proclamation and
the presentation of scholar
ships to college-bound teens.
Democrat Terry, who will
succeed Larrv Womble as the
71st District's representative
in the General Assembly,
said she couldn't think of a
better place to be formally
"It is absolutely fitting
and appropriate for the (great
granddaughter) of former
slaves," said Terry. "1 can just
see my relatives smiling
down from heaven."
Terry, who was elected
See Emancipation on A2
Evelyn Terry was elected to the House in November.
Study by local doctor
confirms that some black
women skip exercise
because of hair concerns
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Before many black woman decide
whether to work up a sweat by jogging
on the treadmill or gliding on die ellipti
cal, they have an even more pressing
dilemma - what to do with their hair.
A study by Dr. Amy McMichael,
interim chair of Dermatology at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center, that found
that some black women avoid exercise
because of its negative affect on their
hair made national headlines last week.
McMichael, who has been practicing
for nearly two decades, said she
launched her study, recently published in .
the Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA) network's Archives i
of Dermatology, after noticing some dis- i
turbing trends among her African
American female patients, many of
whom were seeking treatments for con
ditions related to being overweight or
"One of my approaches as a physi
cian is to find out how can I help them be
more overall healthy and part of that is to
ask if they exercise," explained the
Philadelphia native. "It seems like (con
See Hair on A7
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Dr. Amy McMichael stands outside her office on Country Club Road.
Still die Mighty Rams
Mayor Allen Joines (fore
ground, right) was among
the fans at Smith Reynolds
Airport on Dec. IS to wel
come home Winston
Salem State Head Football
Coach Council Maynor
(pictured speaking to
Joines) and his team after
their tough loss earlier in
the day in Florence, Ala.
in the NCAA DII
Championship game. Read
more about the Rams' awe
some season on page B8.
Club makes special delivery at Kimberley Park
BY LAYLA GARMS
Members of the Les Arbres Social Club lent a helping
hand to students at Kimberley Park Elementary School
Les Arbres President Michael Williams, his wife,
Eleanor Dalton Williams, and Les Arbres member ;
Yvonne Sims accompanied Club Founder Manuel
Johnson to the elementary school campus on Dec. 14 to
deliver a load of toys and goodies that were distributed to
See Kimberley on AS
Photo by Layla Uanm
From left: Les
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