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Chronicle wins N.C. Press Association awards
The Chronicle staff won a top award from the N.C.
Press Association (NCPA) for News Coverage in the
smaller newspapers division.
Also, designer/political cartoonist Ron Rogers and
reporter/designer Todd Luck won Third Place for Use of
Photos in the contest, called the 2015 News, Editorial &
The event was held Feb. 25 at George Watts Hill
Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Chronicle won in DIVISION
B for Community newspapers with 3,500-10,000 circula
Judges, who awarded The Chronicle First Place in
News Coverage, said The Chronicle's coverage of the
The June 25 issue included coverage of two local vig
ils regarding the Charleston' Massacre and a "People on
the Street" feature that asked people whether they were
afraid to go to church in light of the massacre.
Staff members Luck and Tevin Stinson, photography
intern Erin Mizelle and freelancer Tori P. Haynesworth as
well as Managing Editor Donna Rogers contributed to the
Ron Rogers and Luck won their award for The
Chronicle's issues that coveted the 2015 National Black
Theatre Festival: Aug. 6 and 13,2015.
"This is a great day for The Chronicle," Donna Rogers
said. "This validates our hard work as we strive to provide
our community with stellar coverage."
Massacre - the
ings at a church
S.C. - stood out
in the judged
June 11 and 25,
coverage on the Charleston Massacre. Appropriate quotes
and outstanding supporting photos. Well done!" the
Forsyth County health officials
confirm first Zika travel-related case
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE ^
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health
(FCDPH) last week confirmed the first case of Zika virus
infection in a Forsyth County patient who had recently
travelled to a country with ongoing Zika vims transmis
To protect patient confidentiality, no additional details
on this patient will be provided.
"The FCDPH is working closely with North Carolina
Division of Public Health, providers and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help with diag
nosis testing in persons returning from areas with active
mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus," said
Marlon Hunter, Health Director.
At this time, no cases of the disease are known to have
been acquired in Forsyth County or elsewhere in North
As of March 9, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention reported five travel-related Zika virus infec
tions in North Carolina. Forsyth County Health
Department is home to one of several Vector Control
Programs across the state and has already started its regu
lar mosquito control activities around the county.
Zika vims is transmitted through the bite of an infec
tious mosquito, although cases of transmission through
sexual contact and blood transfusion have also been .
reported. Symptoms can include rash, red eyes, fever and
joint pain. Only about one in five people infected with
Zika vims will show symptoms.
A pregnant woman infected with Zika vims can pass
the vims to her unborn baby. A serious birth defect of the
brain called microcephaly and other adverse pregnancy
outcomes have been reported in some infants bom to
mothers who were infected with Zika virus while preg
nant. FCDPH is in constant communication with health
providers, including obstetricians and gynecologists, to
ensure they have the latest information, as well as access
to guidance and testing from state health officials.
While the primary mosquitoes that carry Zika virus
are not believed to be widespread in North Carolina, indi
viduals are always encouraged, as a routine precaution, to
take steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as:
?Eliminating potential breeding sites in their own
yards on a weekly basis: draining water from garbage
cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots
or any other container where sprinkler or rain water has
?Discarding any items, however small, that may col
lect water. Remember to clean bird baths and pet water
bowk twice a week.
?Wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves,
and apply mosquito repellent to tore skin and clothing.
?Always use an EPA registered insect repellent
according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picardin,
oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has
issued a travel advisory recommending pregnant women
consider postponing travel to any area with active Zika
vims transmission. Women who are trying to become
pregnant should talk to their doctors about the risk of Zika
virus infection before traveling.
For additional information about Zika, visit
http://www.forsyth.cc/PublicHealth/ or call Forsyth
County Department of Public Health-Division of
Environmental Health at 336-703-3225.
Cfcrauck fife photos
Larry Womble and
then state represen
tatives, are shown at
a local 2008 vigil for
Dr. Martin Luther [i
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"Earline Parmon was
the true definition of a pub
lic servant," said Adams.
"She dedicated her life to
fighting for justice and
fighting for our communi
Parmon was also an
educator and school princi
pal, founding the now
defunct LIFT Academy,
working with minority and
at-risk youth. She was also
an associate minister at
Exodus United Baptist
adviser, Exodus United
Baptist Church Pastor
Alvin Carlisle said,
"Minister Parmon was a
force to be reckoned with.
She may have been small
in stature, but she was a
powerhouse who loved The
. Parmon was the first
vice president of the
branch. Local NAACP
President Isaac "Ike"
Howard said she was a
fearless grassroots leader
who was mentored by the
late Velma Hopkins, an
organizer with the Local 22
tobacco workers labor
union. He said Parmon was
dedicated to helping the
ed and neglected. He said it
will be hard for anyone to
fill the void she leaves.
"We don't grow that
kind anymore," he said.
Former N.C. Rep.
Larry Womble knew
Paimon for 40 years and
the two became inseparable
colleagues as representa
tives. He said Winston
Salem has lost a hero who
loved her city. He said he
was impressed by her loy
alty, dedication, commit
ment and humor.
"She lived her life,
especially as a legislator, as
an example," he said. "I
hope the ones that are com
ing along now can use her
activism and her commit
ment and her involvement
as a model to go by. You
can't replace her, but we
have young people who
can certainly emulate that."
Sometimes called "the
dynamic duo," Parmon and
Womble championed vari
ous pieces of legislation
together. This included
passing compensation for
victims of the state's
eugenics sterilization pro
gram and the Racial Justice
Act, which let those on
death row appeal for a less
er sentence if they believe
race was involved in their
sentencing. The RJA was
later repealed by the
N.C. Sen. Paul Lowe,
who replaced Parmon
when he was appointed to
the 32nd District Senate
seat in 2015, also said
Parmon left a great legisla
"Senator Parmon was
always concerned about
helping people, the disen
franchised and those who
did not have a voice," he
said. "During her tenure in
the legislature, she fought
fervently for the less-fortu
nate in our county and
state. She will be missed
Parmon was married
for more than 47 years to
Albert Parmon, who passed
away in 2014. The couple
had many children and
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narune rarmon is shown with faul Lowe at the
Forsyth County Democratic Headquarters last year,
on the night Lowe was appointed to succeed her in
the state senate.
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