North Carolina Newspapers

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Vol. 46, Issue 3
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Winston-Salem State University
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IT’S HOMECOMING YALL!
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Operation: Code Red
Photos by Garrett Garms
The Homecoming theme for this year
will be: "Operation Code Red" which
will include a weeks worth of activities
for students, alumni and the local com
munity to enjoy.
The celebration kicks off Oct. 19 with
House II, the gospel play featuring
Stephanie Drake of Tyler Perry Madea's
Class Reunion, Bishop John Health of
the North Carolina Black Repertory
Company, Stellar Award winner
DeWayne Woods and many more. The
play begins at 6 p.m. in K. R. Williams
Auditorium.
Highlights of homecoming will be the
crowning of Mister WSSU Theodis
Chunn and Miss WSSU Latoya Perry,
the parade , and the game as the Rams
(1-5) take on the Bethune-Cookman
Wildcats (4-2).
This year's grand marshal is alumna
Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, the wife of the
late Mr. Marvtastic, Larry Leon Hamlin,
founder and artistic director of the North
Carolina Black Repertory Company.
Details of homecoming activities are on Page 5.
Restoration
planned for
historic depot
By Stephanie Douthit
Editor in Chief
The Union Station, a well-
known landmark in the
Winston-Salem State commu
nity, may be restored.
The last train that pulled out
of the Union Station was in
1970.
Union Station, a historical
building is known as Davis
Garage, located at 300 S.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive,
just beyond the university
campus.
Davis Garage is an auto
repair shop owned and oper
ated by Harvey Davis.
Davis said that he will be
relocating next year and sell
ing the station to developer
Bill Cannon.
The proposed plan by
Cannon, titled "Excelsior
Street Station," for the historic
depot will be a conversion
into a transportation hub
offering rail, bus and streetcar
service.
Union Station opened in
1926 and served the Norfolk
and Western, the Southern
and Winston-Salem
Southbound railways.
The trains went to Charlotte
and Greensboro and as far as
New York. After the construc
tion of major interstates in the
area, train travel decreased
eventually causing the sta
tions to close.
In 1976 the station was reno
vated and converted to Davis
Garage, a auto repair shop.
Restoration
continued on Page 5
Anderson Center is the official voting site
for the WSSU community. Early voting
begins Oct. 27 through Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Persons may register and vote at
the Anderson Center during this time. This
option is not available Nov. 4.
Source: fcvotes.com or sboe.state.nc.us
Presidential candidate Barack Obama
spoke with college editors via telephone dur
ing a conference call Oct. 5. Obama told the
group why the Nov. 4 election is so vital.
"Voters in every single state have been
involved. I think that there is a sense [of
urgency], among the next generation of vot
ers that we're in a defining moment in his
tory," Obama said.
Source: Black College Wire
A new dress code policy that prohibits
sagging pants on campus of Savannah State
University has been approved in early
September. The policy states that the main
objective is to ensure that every student will
have the opportunity to experience success
inside and outside of the classroom. SSU stu
dents will be denied admission to various
functions if their manner of dress is inappropri
ate.
Source: Black College Wire
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