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The ChrSic le Volume41,Number38 ? WINSTON-SALEM, N,C. THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 HOMELESS SHELTER DEBATE Marva Reid is president of the East/Northeast Neighborhood Association. Roshena Blake, a law school graduate, is a resident of The Salvation Army's Center of Hope. PtK)Co^>>hnn Mi/elle forTReTCTnstorvSaien^Hnunine Lucy Paynter is the board chairwoman of The Salvation Army. Community meeting turns heated Residents of Salvation Army homeless shelter discuss frustration with opponents BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE 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 . rezoned. 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 her community. 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 THE CHRONICLE 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, May 30. Ike Howard elected president of local NAACP chapter BY TEVIN STINSON r HE CHRONICLE 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 Howara originally scheduled election on Nov. 19, 2014 - submitted their votes to elect a new president and other members of the board. 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 ? Ph i I Forsyth County's youth detention center to close BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE Within the next few months, Forsyth County's juvenile detention center will be closing and young detainees will start being housed in other counties. 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 Singleiary Forsyth youth. There are some circum stances were youth aren't placed in the closest facility, for instance, co-defendants who need to be separated. 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 ent population. The current facility can hold 16 See Center on A4 ASSURED STORAGE of Winston-Salem, LLC BKpTn / iTlTll pn^nrr?iii^^^B ??? ?mM#MM*MM B ?IJgl %? I

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