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Volume42,Number5 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 1, 2015
Lambson is first female football coach in N .C.
)Y TEVIN ST1NSON
Sports history was made last month when
he junior varsity squads from Winston-Salem
Preparatory Academy (WSPA) and Parkland
-ligh School faced off at Deaton-Thompson
According to the N.C. High School Athletic
Association, Angela Lambson, head coach for
the Winston-Salem Prep JV team, became the
fust female to coach a high school football
"It's pretty awesome," said Lambson. "I
honestly never thought I'd be coaching on the
high school level."
Although new to the bright lights of the high
school football stage, Lambson has proven over
the years that she has what it takes to win foot
ball games. Before becoming the head coach at
Prep, she made a name for herself coaching
local youth teams.
In 2013, Lambson turned the Winston
Salem Tiny Rams 8th Grade Unlimited
Division team into champions when they
brought home the American Youth Football
League (AYFL) National Championship.
Lambson, better known as "Queen"
throughout the city, has playing experience as
well. From 2000 to 2003, she was a member of
the Carolina Cougars, a local women's profes
sional team located in Greensboro.
During a recent practice, she said the transi
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Photo by Todd Luck
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson shakes hands during a stop in Winston-Salem on Tuesday after
noon at Berean Baptist Church.
Candidate Carson chides
progressives at W-S Stop
BY TODD LUCK
Presidential candidate Ben
Carson spoke to a packed crowd
Tuesday afternoon at Berean Baptist
Carson, one of the leading
Republican presidential candidates,
is a retired John Hopkins neurosur
geon who is famous for his work sep
arating conjoined twins.
Carson has no political experi
ence and gained national attention for
a speech he made at the 2013
National Prayer Breakfast, while
President Barack Obama was in
attendance, in which he talked about
conservative ideas like a flat tax,
health savings accounts and how
"dangerous" political correctness is.
The Carson campaign picked
Berean Baptist because its pastor. Dr.
Ronnie L. Baity, founded Return
American in 2006 to "stand up for
Judeo/Christian values." The organi
zation has rallied against gay mar
riage and for Christian prayer at
county commissioner meetings.
During his speech, Carson once
again decried secular progressives,
who he claimed were attempting to
remove God from the country. He
said progressives have demonized
him and lied about his positions.
"The thing I will tell you about
progressives, is they feel like if you
belong to a certain race, that you have
to think a certain way," he told the
largely white crowd. "They don't
believe that if you are black that you
have the ability to be an independent
thinker, and you know what that's
He claimed political correctness
was used by progressives to shut
down conversation on opposing
views. He said people need to express
opposition to what's happening in the
United States. He said that many
Germans didn't agree with Hitler, but
didn't speak out against the Nazi,
leading to atrocities and tyranny in
"We have to stop sitting down and
shutting up," he said.
Cason has garnered attention for
his controversial remarks, like one on
a recent "Meet the Press," where he
said a Muslim shouldn't be president
and that Islam is incompatible with
the Constitution. He did not address
that during the speech on Tuesday,
but did talk about his earlier contro
versial remarks on the Affordable
Care Act, or Obamacare, in which he
said it is the worst thing to happen in
the nation since slavery. He said those
remarks weren't because he didn't
want people to have healthcare.
"The reason I was so opposed to
it, is because instead of having a
country where the people dictate the
course, with the Affordable Care Act,
the government comes along and says
'This is what we're doing, we don't
care what you think, we're going
cram it down your throat. If you don't
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BY TEVIN STINSON
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Republican presidential candi
date Ben Carson visited Winston-Salem. Carson made an
appearance at Berean Baptist Church, 2135 Thomasville
While Carson spoke and shook hands, across town at
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, The
Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity
hSId a press conference to protest Carson's position on
Muslims in politics.
During a recent interview with Chuck Todd of NBC,
the hopeful Republican candidate made derogatory
remarks about Muslims in political positions.
When asked if he believed Islam was consistent with
Photos by Tevin Stinson
Members of The Ministers Conference of Winston
Salem and Vicinity during the press conference to
protest Ben Carson on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at
Emmanuel Baptist Church.
the Constitution, he said he would not agree with a
Muslim becoming president.
"No, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a
Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not
agree with that," Carson said.
According to reports, Carson is second in national
polls of Republicans running for the nomination.
Bishop Todd Fulton, president of The Ministers'
Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity said he was
disappointed that Carson would make such a statement.
"We are disappointed that a man whose ancestors were
slaves and oppressed in this country for years would make
such a statement," said Fulton. "We are troubled and dis
turbed by his comments."
Fulton and other members of the conference believe
faith or religion should never come into question when it
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W-S City Council races and primaries coming earlier in 2016
BY TODD LUCK
Voters will experience many changes in 2016
as primaries are moved to March, Winston-Salem
City Council races will be held alongside state and
national races and voter ID laws will go into
Next year will be the first City Council elec
numbered years to being held on even numoercu
years with presidential elections.
1 a w
I b y
1 on odd
A measure passed last week by the General
Assembly moved the primary from May 10 to
March 15. These changes are on top of a new
requirement that voters show a government
issued photo ID, or fill out a form on why they
couldn't get one, in order to vote in 2016.
Winston-Salem is one of only a few munici
palities that has had its municipal elections
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of Winston-Salem, LLC.