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Community outreach program reaches capacity
Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin and
District Attorney Jim O'Neil's office reached out to the
Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity
(MCWSV) with an active and meaningful purpose to work
with community members in local churches, in order to
helppeople get their driver's licenses back.
Tne goal was to help working families. Now, Martin
has announced that the Third Thursday Community
Outreach" program has reached capacity.
The last two dates are full. There are no plans to con
tinue this program in 2016. The District Attorney's Office is
no longer taking applications for the next scheduled dates
(Nov. 19 and Dec. 16). There will be a form at the front
desk of the District Attorney's office explaining this. Thank
you for your patience and help," Martin said.
League elects Council Member Denise D. Adams to
The North Carolina League of Municipalities elected
Winston-Salem Council Member Denise D. Adams to its
board of directors during die League 's annual conference in
Winston-Salem. Adams is one of 12 new board members.
The board of directors is drawn from municipal offi
uajs irom across uie siaic inai is rec
ognized as leaders among their col
leagues. The board is responsible for
representing the opinions of members
when deciding the direction of the
"This new board will help us
position the League to serve cities and
towns into the future," said Paul
Meyer, executive director of the
Adams is serving her second
term representing Winston-Salem's
North Ward on the City Council and serves as vice chair of
the Finance Committee and on the Community
Development/Housing/General Government Committee.
She was first elected to the council in 2009.
Joining Adams as new members of the board are
Edenton Mayor Roland Vaughan, Wilmington Council
Member Earl Sheridan, Rocky Mount Council Member
Lamont Wiggins, Southern Pines Mayor David McNeill,
Shelby Council Member Dennis Bailey, Greenville Mayor
Allen Thomas, Concord Council Member Jennifer Parsley,
Elizabeth City Manager Rich Olsen, Hope Mills Cleric
Melissa Adams, City of Durham Attorney Patrick Baker,
and Cornelius Chief of Police Benson Hoyle.
The new officers are President Lestine Hutchens,
mayor of Elkin, First Vice President Bob Matheny, mayor
of Zebulon, and Second Vice President Michael Lazzara,
mayor pro tern of Jacksonville. Mayor Ronnie Wall of
Burlington will serve as Immediate Past President.
Kernersville resident gains
After serving for nine years as
both an alternate and delegate for
Forsyth County, on Oct. 9, Dr. Althea
Taylor-Jones of Kernersville was
elected as speaker, the principal offi
cer and official spokesperson for the
North Carolina Senior Tar Heel
Legislature, for the two-year term,
She is the first African-American to be elected to that
office in the 22-year history of the organization.
All Senior Tar Heel Legislators are encouraged to
spend time with local groups of older adults in their local
communities wherever they are gathered at senior centers,
community centers, faith-based institutions, assisted living
support groups, SilverSneakers? groups, etc.
Taylor-Jones holds a Ph.D. degree in Human
Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University (VATech), Blacksburg, Virginia. She earned a
Bachelor's of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation
from Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN) and a
Master's of Arts in Rehabilitation Psychology and
Counselor Education from Appalachian State University
Play based on book co-edited by WFU law
A book co-edited by Wake Forest Law
Professor Gregory S. Parks and University of Connecticut
Sociology Professor Matthew W. Hughey about what it is
like to be a black man today in America debuted on the
stage on Oct. 15.
Directed by Tony Award-winning George Faison, "12
Angry Men" was presented in the Residence at Kumble
Theater for the Performing Arts in New York City. The play
is part of a larger event series sponsored by Bed
Stuy's Restoration Plaza.
The theatrical production is based on the book "12
Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America
Today," which was published by The New Press in 2011.
The prod luction continued through Oct. 18 in the Billie
Holiday Theater and features the television actors Dull Hill
and Nelsan Ellis.
The New York Times Arts Beat previewed the "12
Angry Men" production in a story about the Bedford
Stuyvesant Restoration Center Fall Arts Lineup on Sept. 16
by Andrew R. Chow. "12 Angry Men," is not to be con
fused with the well-known play by Reginald Rose, which
was also made into a noted film. Instead the book by Parks
and Hughey recounts instances of racial profiling and injus
tice from black figures including former baseball player Joe
Morgan and journalist Solomon Moore.
Big Brothers Big Sisters leader joins Leadership
North Carolina class
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services President and CEO
Shawan Gabriel will join 54 other civic and community
leaders from across the country for the 2015-2016
Leadership North Carolina class.
Each year LNC chooses a group of emerging leaders
from across North Carolina to participate in its esteemed
program. These are top leaders from government, business,
nonprofit, and education.
Over the course of six two-and-a-half day sessions the
class will participate and learn about issues that impact the
State of North Carolina through discussions with top offi
cials and professionals throughout the state. The orientation
will take place at Appalachian State University, where
Chancellor Sheri N. Everts will welcome them. Tlie
remaining sessions will take place in Raleigh. Greensboro,
Charlotte, Wilmington, and Asheville.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities please
contact Big Brothers Big Sisters directly at 336-7247993
or at volunteer@bbbsnc .org.
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5th District NC Democrats
There will be a 5th District NC
Democrats meeting on Saturday,
Oct. 24, from 10 am. to 4 pm. at the
Plemmons Student Union, Blue
Ridge Ballroom on the campus of
Appalachian State University in
Boone. Registration will begin at
9:30 am. For more information, con
tact Charlie Wallin, chair at 828-773
1382 or email
Yard sale fundraiser
There will be a fundraiser for
Sickle Cell on Saturday, Oct. 24 at
the Food Lion parking lot, from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1499 New
Walkertown Road. Donations
accepted. All proceeds go to
Piedmont Health Services Sickle
Cell Agency. For more information,
contact Vernell Springs at 336-602
WFU host LGBTQ conference
The LGBTQ Center at Wake
Forest University will host "Rising
Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA
Alumni Conference" on Friday, Oct.
23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The con
ference aims to bring together stu
dents, faculty, staff, alumni and com
munity members to discuss current
work in LGBTQ scholarship, arts
and public policy, provide mentor
ship to students and create an oral
history documentary project. To reg
ister or learn more about the confer
Mental Health Association
The Mental Health Association
of Forsyth County is having a
fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7
p.m. at the Wake Forest Biotech
Place at 575 N. Patterson Ave.
Featured speaker will be Patrick
Ireland, as he tells his personal story
about the tragedy in Columbine on
April 20, 1999. There will be hors
d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Tickets are
$50. For more information, visit tri
Golf tournament fundraiser
Experiment in Self-Reliance
(ESR) will hold a golf tournament
fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 23 at 9
a.m. at the Winston Lake Golf
Course at 3535 Winston Lake Road.
The fundraiser is in hopes to raise
awareness about poverty in Forsyth
County and to raise money to sup
port the services provided by ESR.
For more information about partici
pating, volunteering or sponsoring,
visit www.eisr.org/events or call
"Day of the Dead" celebration
Skulls and Skeletons will be cel
ebrating the Day of the Dead on
Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Wake Forest University's
Museum of Anthropology. There
will be a guided tour and discussion
of their exhibit "Life After Death:
The Day of the Dead in Mexico" fol
lowed by a comida tfpica, an authen
tic Mexican lunch. There will be an
afternoon workshop to create a Day
of the Dead inspired mask at
Sawtooth School, located at 251 N.
Spruce St. Registration is $50 and
$40 for full-time students. For more
information or to register, call 336
723-7395, extension 201, or visit
Rams know H.O.W.
The Magnificent Seniors Social
Club will host the Rams know
H.O.W. (Health clinic On Wheels)
on Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon to 5
p.m. at the Camel City Elks Lodge,
located at 1405 N. Patterson Ave.
Health screening is free to the public
with free refreshments. For more
information, call 336-725-6584.
Walk to Fight Suicide
Out of the Darkness Community
Walk will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 at
the Triad Park in Kernersville.
Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk
is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Proceeds
will go to critical research and pre
vention programs for the American
Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
For more information, contact
Meredy Swafford at
Meredy smail @gmail .com.
EnergyUnited will host its annual
Members Meeting on Thursday, Oct.
24 at the Statesville Civic Center on
301 S. Center St. in Statesville.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and
the meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
EnergyUnited are asking members to
bring the registration card that was
mailed to them in mid-August to the
meeting. For more information con
tact Donnie Shoaf at 704-924-2139.
15th annual Lupus Summit
The Lupus Foundation of
America, North Carolina Chapter
(LFANC) will be hosting its 15th
annual NC Lupus Summit on
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30
pan. at the Sheraton Charlotte
Airport Hotel at 3315 Scott Futrell
Drive in Charlotte. The NC Lupus
Summit is open to the public, but
pre-registration was required by
Friday, Oct. 16. "the cost is $20 per
person and includes lunch and a spe
cial gift. Ticket scholarships are
available. A special hotel rate is
available for out of town attendees.
For more information or to register,
call toll-free to 877-849-8271, ext. 1
or visit http://wwwJupus.org/north
Lupus Foundation Meeting
The Lupus Foundation of
America, North Carolina Chapter
(LFANC) will have a group meeting
on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2:30 to 4
p.m. at the Activity Building in
Highland Presbyterian Church on
2380 Cloverdale Ave. in Winston
Salem. The meeting is free and drop
ins are welcome. For more informa
tion call 877-849-8271 extension 1,
visit www.lupusnc.org or email
Mushroom Club meeting
The Mushroom Club is having its
first meeting for those interested in
mushroom cultivation and culinary
use on Monday, Oct. 26, from 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 pm. at the Forsyth
County Cooperative Extension
office, located at 1450 Fairchild
Road. The club is intended to gain
more education about mushroom
growing and cooking. Event is free,
but registration is required. To regis
ter or for more information, go to
Improv Meet and Greet
There will be an Improv Meet
and Greet with the Engaging
Educator on Monday, Oct. 26 from
5:30 pjn. to 7:30 p.m. at Flywheel,
located at 252 Vine St., Suite 210.
Founder and Director Jen Oleniczak
will talk about programs in Winston
Salem and will give a sample Improv
for professionals and educators
workshop. Event is free but reserva
tion is required. For more informa
tion and to register, call 336-815
3767 or email Jen@theengagingedu
Winter weather preparedness
Agility Recovery and the U.S.
Small Business Administration will
host a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct.
27 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There
will be discussion and tips on how to
make a plan to stay open for busi
ness, while protecting your employ
ees and customers from the dangers
of severe winter weather. There will
be a Q&A session afterward. Space
is limited. To register, go to
http://agil.me/ILQuvTL. For more
information, visit www.sba.gov/dis
The Greensboro Housing
Coalition, in partnership with
Interactive Resource Center is doing
a bus tour on Tliesday, Oct. 27, from
3 to 5 pjn. at 407 E. Washington St.
The purpose is for people to see day
to-day trials of people experiencing
homelessness, standard housing and
foreclosure. After the tour, partici
pants are invited to a Community
Conversation for discussion of what
was seen. Light refreshments will be
served. For more information, call
336-691-9521, extension 114, or
sign up at Eventbrite.com.
Separation of church and state
The Triad Chapter of Americans
United for Separation of Church and
State will have its meeting on
TUesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at the Polo Recreation Center, 1850
Polo Road. Drive. Richard Groves,
the popular former pastor of Wake
Forest Baptist Church, will address
the message "Is the United States a
Christian Nation?" For more infor
mation, visit www.aunctriad.wee
Novel writing workshop
November is National Novel
Writing Month, and Winston-Salem
Writers is having a workshop on
"How to Write a Novel in Thirty
Days", on Thursday, Oct. 29,1 p.m.,
at the Kernersville Public Library,
located at 130 E. Mountain St. Two
NaNoWritMo veterans. Sheila
Englehart and Dan O'Sullivan, will
explain the 30-day novel writing
process and give advice and tips on
how to write a novel in one month.
On Nov. 1, participants worldwide
begin working toward the goal of
writing a 50,000-word novel by
11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. For more
information, go to
www. wswriters .org.
Autumn Leaves Tour
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
is offering a special walking tour
titled "Autumn Leaves Tour" on
Thursday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1:30
p.m. at 600 S. Main St. Tours will
depart from the Market-Fire Engine
House on Salem Square.
Comfortable walking shoes are rec
ommended. The cost for the walking
tour is $10 person. Limited space is
available. Reservations are required
and must be made in advance by
4-H Horse Club
Forsyth County has a new 4-H
Horse Club will have its first meet
ing on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at
Ogburn Stables, located at 5734
Ogburn Drive in Tobaccoville. This
club is for the youth ages 6-18.
Membership is ftee. For more infor
mation, contact 4-H Volunteer
Leader Rebecca Ogburn May at 336
NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 27
FOR PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE UJS. 52
INTERCHANGE AT BETHANIA-RURAL HALL ROAD
The NC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting improve
ment to the US. 52 Interchange at Bethania-Rural Hall Road, TIP project
number R-2247EC in October. This meeting is being held to present updated
The meeting will take place on Tuesday October 27 at the Rural Hall Town
Hall located at 423 Bethania-Rural Hall Road in Rural Hall from 4 p.m.
to 6 pm. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours.
NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to
comments regarding the project. Please note that no formal presentation will
be made. Citizens will also have the opportunity to submit comments and
questions in writing. Comments received will be taken into consideration as
the project progresses.
The public can view maps displaying the information on the project at the
NCDOT Division 9 - Division Engineer's Office
375 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, 27127
The map can also be view online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/
Anyone desiring additional information may contact Diane Wilson, NCDOT
Senior Public Involvement Officer - NCDOT Project Development and En
vironmental Analysis, 1598 Mail Service Center (MAIL) Raleigh, NC
27699-1598 by phone: (919) 707-6073 or email: pdwilson 1 @ncdot.gov. All
comments must be received no later than Tuesday, November 10,2015.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with
Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting.
Anyone requiring special services should contact Ms. Wilson as early as pos
sible so that arrangements can be made.
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The Chronicle October 15 and 22,2015