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Volume40,Number43 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, July 3, 2014
CDC won't run Liberty market |
BY TODD LUCK
The outdoor Liberty Street Vendors'
Market will open soon, but without the
Liberty Community Development
Cooperation as its operator.
The city constructed two covered
shelters at 1551
Liberty St. for the
market last fall.
Shaw said the
city's now retired
super v,a,s o r ,
approached him ahout starling a tarm
* ers' market on Liberty Street. Shaw said
both he and the CDC board loved the
"1 was approached about how did 1
feel about having a farmers' market on
Liberty Street at that particular location,
and I agreed that, 'Hey, that'd be good
idea,' because the people in this section
of town have to go U> the fairground or
someplace to get fresh fruits and vegeta
bles," Shaw said.
Shaw believed the market's shelters
would be built with money left over
from, $600,000 in Revitalizing Urban
Commercial Areas (RUCA) funds that
the city awarded to the Liberty CDC so
that it could help businessowners along
the Liberty Street Corridor. He also
thought the CDC would run the market
once the project was up and running.
But that didn't happen.
The city solicited bids from opera
tors to run the market. The Liberty CDC
missed the bid deadline but was still
invited to submit a bid, which the city
didn't except. According to the city,
Mercedes-Empowers, Inc., a manage
ment consulting and professional devel
opment firm, will be the Vendor Market
Operator (VMO) for the site. The firm is
owned by Mercedes L. Miller, who is
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Photo by Todd Luck
This market for farmers and other vendors is slated to open soon.
Photo*. by Todd Luck
NBN's Dee Washington greets meeting attendees.
NBN hopes groups benefit from network of sharing
BY TODD LUCK
Neighbors For Better
Neighborhoods' grantees will now be
called "community teams," the grass
roots community organizing nonprofit
announced last Thursday evening dur
ing a meeting at the Augsburg
NBN gives grants funded by the
Winston-Salem Foundation to organiza
tions and initiatives so that they can use
them to improve the lives of those in
The move away from the term
"grantees is a way to acknowledge that
NBN, which has three staff members,
makes an impact only through those
projects and organizations it funds, said
NBN Community Liaison Dee
"The relationship that NBN has with
all of you is this: we are support staff
for the worklhat you do," she said.
"Neighbors Ft# Better Neighborhoods
does not exist without you, the work of
creating a better neighborhood does not
happen unless you do it."
The move is beyond semantics, she
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Sandra Sherrill-Oliver speaks.
Rally slated to be held Monday
BY CHANEL DAVIS
Local agencies are gearing up to help
the N.C. NAACP bring its Forward
Together Moral Monday movement to
Democracy North Carolina, the
Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem
and Vicinity and the
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help lead Monday,
July 7's Moral
March to the Polls,
which will be held
in Corpening Plaza,
237 W. First St.,
beginning at 5:30
met Monday to plan
what they hope will
be a large, enthusi
astic rally that will
send a message to
Gov. Pat McCrory
and a GOP-led
that the NAACP has
accused of imple
menting laws detri
mental to the state's
poorest and meek
Moral March to
the Polls diverts
from the landmark Forward Together
Moral Movement, which largely consisted
of a series of Monday protests in and out
side of the General Assembly in Raleigh.
This new movement will be spread out
across the state and aims to get souls to the
polls this November.
"The work going forward is to plan
anything that you can through your net
works to get people to vote," Ministers
Conference President Rev. Williard Bass
said to those who gathered on Monday.
Winston-Salem's is the first
rally/march. Many others are planned in
the months ahead. The rally will take
place a few blocks from the Federal
Building on Main Street, where earlier in
the day a judge is expected to make a key
ruling in the NAACP's voter disenfran
chisement suit against the state. (A limited
number of seats will be available in the
courtroom for the public. The case will be
heard at 9:30 a.m.) State NAACP
President Rev. Dr. William Barber II is
expected to lead the rally and speak.
Chris Taylor, a NAACP Moral
Freedom Summer Fellow, was sent to
Winston-Salem to help with voter registra
tion and education efforts. He has already
begun canvassing areas of the city.
"1 think that this next phase is going to
have a lot to do with clarity and getting
people excited about getting to the polls,"
Taylor said. "Our goal for this summer is
to register 50,000 voters statewide."
He said locally, the goal will be to reg
ister about 4,000 people and get them to
the polls for the general election.
"We have found out that there is
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Health center welcomes Burr
BY CHANEL DAVIS
THE CHRONICLE -
Southside United Health Center received a visitor who wanted to
see first-hand how they do things.
On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) toured the
center, which is located on Waughtown Street and exists to serve the
"They are doing great. This is the model of what health care has
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LaShun Huntley shows Sen. Burr around the center.
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