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Volume41,Number38 ? WINSTON-SALEM, N,C. THURSDAY, June 4, 2015
HOMELESS SHELTER DEBATE
Marva Reid is president of the East/Northeast
Roshena Blake, a law school graduate, is a resident
of The Salvation Army's Center of Hope.
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Community meeting turns heated
Residents of Salvation Army
homeless shelter discuss
frustration with opponents
BY TEVIN STINSON
Officials of The Salvation Army and
residents from its Center of Hope homeless
shelter attended a monthly meeting of the
East/Northeast Neighborhood Association
to discuss the nonprofit's plans to tem
porarily move its homeless shelter to 939
Cleveland Ave. if it can get the property
The nonprofit would like to purchase
the daycare building that is there from
Greater Cleveland Christian Church and
turn it into an estimated 90-bed facility to
house homeless families made up of most
ly single women and children.
Tensions were high at the meeting.
Officers from the Winston-Salem Police
Department were there to make sure the
meeting went over without any issues.
Marva Reid, president of the
East/Northeast Neighborhood Association,
expressed her displeasure with the possi
bility of a homeless shelter being built in
Reid went on to say that The Salvation
Army does not respect the members of the
community, and moving the shelter would
add more crime to an area that is already
known to have one of the highest crime
rates in the city.
"We don't want crime on top of crime,"
Reid said. "They, seem to be just recycling
people. I see people who have been in shel
ters for six to seven years. You must
See Meeting on A9
Barber revs up N.C. NAACP
crowd in Winston-Salem
at event honoring women
BY DONNA ROGERS
U.S. Rep. Alma S. Adams (NC-12) and the mother of
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch were honored with
the 2015 Legacy Award.
The award came from the North Carolina conference
of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People's Women in NAACP. The group held its
Brunch/Gala and its 60th Woman-Mother of the Year
Coronation in Winston-Salem on Saturday, May 30.
However, amid the finery and even evening gowns,
amid the food and fellowship was the battle cry to prepare
for July 13 in Winston-Salem.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the N.C.
NAACP, appeared at the event, held at United
Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. Its banquet
room was full of people.
At Barber's salute of "Forward together," the crowd
responded, "not one step back!" Barber also is leader of
the Forward Together Moral Movement.
See NAACP Women on A10
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the
N.C. NAACP, speaks to the audience at the Women
in NAACP event in Winston-Salem on Saturday,
Ike Howard elected president of local NAACP chapter
BY TEVIN STINSON
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After months of uncertainty, the winners of the elec
tions held by the Winston-Salem Chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) are in.
On Tuesday, May 26, members of the organization -
those who would have been able to vote on the date of the
originally scheduled election on Nov. 19,
2014 - submitted their votes to elect a
new president and other members of the
The results were posted on the door of
the NAACP Enrichment Center, 4130
Oak Ridge Road.
Isaac "Ike" Howard was elected pres
ident for the second time. Howard won
the election in January, but results were overturned after
discrepancies in the voting procedure.
In an interview on Monday, June 1, Howard said he
looks forward to getting to work, helping the community.
"During our first meeting, all the members of the exec
utive committee will be in attendance to answer all ques
tions," Howard said. "I'm ready to get to work."
Members of the executive committee are: James Shaw,
See Election on A10
Forsyth County's youth detention center to close
BY TODD LUCK
Within the next few months,
Forsyth County's juvenile detention
center will be closing and young
detainees will start being housed in
The Forsyth County Services
Youth Center located on Sturmer
Park Circle, just off University
Parkway, is scheduled to close in the
first quarter of the fiscal year, some
time before October. Juveniles who
have been accused of a criminal
offense or are adjudicated pending
court action will then be sent to other
counties. The State decides were to
send juveniles and has indicated
Guilford County Juvenile Detention
Center will be the top preference for
placed in the
who need to be
Last year county commissioners
instructed the center's staff to come
up with a plan for phasing the facility
out. In January, the commissioners
agreed to lease the building to the
N.C. Department of Public Safety,
which plans to turn it into a 30-bed
youth crisis facility serving a differ
The current facility can hold 16
See Center on A4
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