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Volume41,Number4 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 2, 2014
BY CHANEL DAVIS
The voter registration machine is in
full-throttle now that the Oct. 10 deadline
is in plain sight.
"We have trained a lot of other groups
on voting registration. We are making that
last minute push," said Linda Sutton of
Democracy Winston-Salem: The Voting
Rights Coalition. "We have been working
in surrounding counties also helping vari
ous groups get their registration together."
Republican lawmakers did away with
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tion (although the
NC NAACP is still
challenging that in
court), so those who
are not registered by
the deadline will not
be able to vote in the
es across the state
have been encour
aged to hold or join
according to S.
the president of the
his branch has held
drives this year,
three of those were
just in the past few
we are trying
to push the efforts through churches and
community events," he said. "The local
elections are very important for the school
board, judges and the U.S. Senate race
between Kay Hagan and Thorn Tillis.
These are races that everyone should be
While residents can go to the Forsyth
County Board of Elections web site
register or drop by the office in the Forsyth
County Government Center (201 N.
Chestnut St.), advocates are making it even
easier to register. Temporary workers have
been hired - at $ 12 an hour - by grassroots
organizing firms to scour the city looking
See Register on A9
Controversial 'wall' removed
Critics say bar tried to
shield itself from
neighbor's black patrons
BY TODD LUCK
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Photos by Todd Luck
The Tate's 'wall' as it looked last week. Part ofWingz and Spirtz's patio - with the
black benches - can also be seen.
A wooden, retractable wall at Tate's
Craft Cocktails that shielded its front
patio from that of
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and Spirtz Sports
Bar has been
months of specula
tion about it.
Tate's said the
wall - a more than
six-foot tall picket
ture - was erected
as a noise barrier.
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owner Souphab "Soup" Daoheang and
many of his customers maintain it went
up to shield Tate's largely white, profes
sional customer base from the over
whelmingly black clientele who frequent
the sports bar.
Last week, when the wall was still up.
Daoheang said he felt his sports bar, one
of several watering holes along Fourth
Street, has not been embraced by other
downtown businesses, especially Tate's,
because of a misconception that the bar is
dangerous and rowdy. He said the race of
his customers is fueling those stereotypes.
The erection of the wall earlier this year
was a manifestation of that bias and mis
perception, he said.
"I find it offensive for both me and my
costumers." Daoheang said of the wall.
"Their actions speak much louder than
See Wall on A*>
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Dr. Elwood Robinson (right) poses with his wife, Denise, and son, Devin, last week at WSSU.
Where is My Office?
chancellor ready to get
started at WSSU
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
During his first public remarks on the
campus that he will soon lead, Winston
Salem State Chancellor-in-waiting Dr.
Elwood Robinson quoted one of the greats -
"I'm coming home," Robinson said, echo
ing the NBA star's declaration after he
announced his return to his hometown team:
the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A superstar in his own right - at least in
educational circles - Robinson will leave his
post as provost and vice-president of
Academic Affairs at Cambridge (Mass.)
College to return to North Carolina, where he
was born, raised and spent the bulk of his
career. On Jan. 1, the 58 year-old will succeed
Dr. Donald Reaves, who is retiring after eight
years as WSSU's chancellor.
The UNC Board of Governors met at
See Robinson on A8
Teachers find respect, more money in Lone Star State
BY TODD LUCK
North Carolina is losing teachers as
they look for better pay and working
conditions in other states.
North Carolina, before this school
year's raise, was ranked 46th in the
nation in teacher pay by the National
Education Association. Moving to states
as close as South Carolina can net teach
ers a $10,000 or more salary increase.
The new pay scale this year will
range from $33,000 to $50,000 for teach
ers with bachelor's degrees, but many say
See Teachers on A 7
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