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Volume41,Number45 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C THURSDAY, July 23, 2015
Hot dog! Vendors ready for new competition
BY N1KKI BALDWIN
FOR THE CHRONICLE _____
Mark Flynt, the owner of JS Pulliam Barbeque in Winston-Salem, will be opening
another store in the Winston-Salem downtown area at 545 N. Trade St., next to Body and
Soul. It will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and fries but not barbeque.
Pulliam's hot dogs have been called the best in the South.
When asked to elaborate on why he is choosing to expand now, Flynt said he had
been discussing this with his longtime friend Mark Cue (who happens to own the build
ing) for several years about opening another business. Flynt said Winston-Salem has
been doing a good job about revitalizing and felt now was a good time to do it.
One of the owners of downtown Winston-Salem hot dog stand Jazzy Daugs was
asked whether they heard about the move and how do they feel about the new restau
"We feel that our business will not be affected by the Pulliam's restaurant, for our
customers will be steady because of the quality of our hot dogs," said Wayne Vasser of
Jazzy Daugs hot dogs, which is located across from CVS downtown at the corner of
Trade and Fourth streets.
Queen Tdviea, owner of local hot dog stand Queen T6viea & Son Famous Franks &
Smokies, when asked whether she heard about the Pulliam move, said she had not heard
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Frank Wilson at his hot dog stand in downtown Winston-Salem.
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In the midst of a changing downtown, a Confederate statue still stands at the comer of Liberty and West ?
It sits beside the former Forsyth County Courthouse, where it's been since it was erected in 1905. The E
courthouse moved out of the building in 1974 to the current Forsyth County Hall of Justice. The building tf
housed some county offices until 2004. The County sold the courthouse in 2014 and now it's been remade Bj
into 50 West Fourth with 58 apartments that start $975 a month.
Deputy County Manager Damon Sanders-Pratt said as far as he can tell, the local United Daughters of ?
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The Confederate statue
City Council vote was
scheduled for July 20
BY TEVIN STINSON
THE CHRONICLE 1
The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem has withdrawn
its request to rezone 939 Cleveland Ave. to put a family
homeless shelter there. Winston-Salem City Council was
scheduled to vote on the rezoning request during its meet
ing on Monday, July 20, but the organization had with
drawn its request by then.
During the July 20 meeting, East Ward Council
Member Derwin Montgomery announced that The
Salvation Army had withdrawn its request for the rezon
ing. By unanimous vote, the
rezoning was taken off the
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The nonprofit was look- aee
ing to purchase the daycare Comment A4
building from Greater
Cleveland Christian Church , ,
and turn it into a facility to
house homeless families made up of mostly single women
Over the past months, members of the neighborhood
expressed their displeasure with the rezoning.
During a press conference on Friday, July 17, Maj.
James Allison, area commander of the organization, deliv
ered a statement to the media officially withdrawing the
request for rezoning.
"After much deliberation and with the concern for
what is in the best interest of the homeless families, we
have decided to pursue other options for the relocation of
the shelter for women, families and children."
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Experts, voters discuss problems with N.C. voting law at trial
BY TODD LUCK
The plaintiffs against North Carolina's election
reform law, known as House Bill 589, continue to
present experts and voters in the N.C. NAACP vs.
The trial began last week in federal court in
Winston-Salem, challenging a series of state vot
ing revisions signed into law in 2013 that reduced
early voting days, banned out-of-precinct voting,
ended same-day registration and stopped pre-reg
istration for teens.
There's also a voter ID requirement being chal
lenged, but those arguments will be heard at a later
date because a law was recently passed softening
the ID requirements. The plaintiffs - the N.C.
NAACP, U.S. Justice Department and League of
Women Voters - argue the law is discriminatory
against minorities and youth.
Lawyers for the state argue that the measures
are "neutral on their face" and are not discrimina
tory toward minorities. In opening arguments on
Monday, July 13, Penda Hair, a lawyer with the
Advancement Project representing the N.C.
NAACP, said that it's the law's results, not its neu
tral wording, that matter.
"Poll taxes were neutral on their face," said
Hair. "Literacy tests were neutral on their face.
The law teaches it is the impact that matters - an
impact that is linked to social and historical condi
tions - not whether a law explicitly says African
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