TO", CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE
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1s 1 j r ted each Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
VOLUME 24 NUM. _ 2 =
! Indian s? 1 | siTig /4 uthority Holds
Groun I K s aking Ceremony for
i New P ' /? Columbus County
- - The North Carolina Indian Hous
ing Authority held a Ground Break I
ing Ceremony for its new develop1
tflent project in Columbus
; County .North Carolina on Monday,
- February 24,1997. The Waccamaw
Siouan project will be a twelve unit
- housing development, 12 separate
2 sites, fundedby the U.S. Department
" of Housingand Urban Development
- It will be a Mutual Help Home Own
ership Program in which low income
2 families will be allowed to purchase
2 their home.
~ The Blessing of the Grounds was
^ done by Ms. Priscilla Jacobs, Chief of
-the Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe; Mr.
1 Roscoe Jacobs, Sr., Vice Chairman
; of the Waccamaw-Siouan Tribal
- Council; Mr. James P. Jacobs, Chief
- of the Cumberland County Association
for Indian People; and Mr. H.B.
Surles, member of the Coharic Intratribal
The guest speaker of the Ground
Breaking Ceremony was Mr. Gregory
Richardson, Executive Director
of the N.C. Commission on Indian
Affairs. Mr. Richardson served as
Executive Director of the N.C. Indian
Housing Authority from 198V
thru 1994. In 1994 he was appointed
to the position os Special Assistant to
the Assistant Secretary for Public
and Indian Housing in Washington.
D C. He served in Washington until
he obtained his present position
Other speakers on the agenda included
Ms. Lila Spaulding, Board
Member of the N.C. Commission of
Indian Affairs; Mr. Michael Lewis.
Chairman of the Waccamaw-Siouan
Tribal Council; Mr. C.W. Williams,
Chairman of the Columbus County
Boardof Commissioners; Mr. Sammy
Jacobs, member of the Columbus
County Board ofCommissioners; Mr
Dempscy Herring, County Manager
of Columbus County; Mr Roy Lowe,
retired Columbus County Administrator;
Mr. Larry Jacobs, Vice Chairman
of the N.C. Indian Housing
Authority; and Mr. Hayncs Graham.
Secretary of the NC. Indian Housing
Authority Board of Commissioners
A special presentation was made
to Mr Jackie Brewtngton, Programs
Co-ordinator for the N.C. Indian
Housing Authority, by Mr Dave
McGirt. Executive Director of the
N C. Indian Housing Authority, for
outstanding service as a prior member
of the NCIHA Board of Commissioners.
Also, Mr. Lee Epps of Charlotte.
who was a recipient of a special
presentation, was not available to
receive his outstanding service award
as a member of the NCIHA Board of
Commissioners-, both as Chairman
and as a member.
The N.C Indian Housing Au- .
thorily was established by N.C. State
Statute 157 to provide decent, safe
and sanitary housing in North Carolina.
The Authority, funded by the
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, owns and operates
housing complexes in
Cumberland. Halifax, Hoke, Robeson.
Sampson, and Warren Counties
to Host Public
Robeson County Commissioner
for District 4. Mr. Noah Woods, will
hold Public Forums in Robeson
County Commissioner District 4 at
the following locations on dates and
at times listed:
A/nWrtw-March 18. 1997-7:00
P.M Maxton District Court Room.
123 South Florence Street. Maxton
Red Springs-Ma rch 24.1997-7:00
P.M. District Court Room. 218 South
Mam Street. Red Springs, NC.
Prospect-March 27, 1997-7:00
P.M. Prospect School. Maxton. NC.
Pembroke-April 1,. 1997-7:00
P.M. Courthouse, 210 Main Street.
The purpose or the Public Forums
is to rcccicccomments, input, and to
answer questions from constituents
regarding matters of interest to citizens
of Robeson County.
Commissioner Noah Woods welcomes
Planned at New
Revival services will be held at
New Bethel Holiness Methodist
Church beginning March 16 and lasting
through March 23. Sunday night
services will begin at 7 P.M.. and
services will begin at 7:30 P.M..
throughout the week. The church is
located on the lona Church Road
between Rowland and Fairmont.
Guest speakers will be Rev. Willie
Scott, Jr., Bishopofthc Lumber river
Holiness Methodist Conference and
pastor of New Prospect Holiness
Methodist Church and Rev. Tony
Hunt, pastor of South Hoke Baptist
There will be special music each
The pastor. Rev James H Woods
and the congregation of New Bethel,
extend a cordial invitation to the
public to attend.
"Oliver" Mar. 20-23
The Carolina Civic Center presents
"Oliver" at 8 P.M . on March
20-22 and 2:30 P.M.. March 23, at
the Civic Center, 315 North Chestnut
in downtown Lumbcrton. One of
the best musicals ever, "Oliver" is
based on Charles Dickens' hcartwariningstory
oforphan Oliver Twist,
and features unforgettable musical
numbers such as "Where is Love?"
"Consider Yourself." and "You've
Got to Pick A Pocket or Two "
"Oliver" is sponsored by Carolina
Complete Rehabilitation Center and
0-91 FM. For more information call
"The Odd Couple"
Comes to VNCP
.. Thcnationa' tour of Neil Simons
I he Odd Couple" starring Jamie
Parr and William Christopher will
be presented on Tuesday. March 25
_ at the Givens Performing Arts Center
on the campus of The University
of North Carolina at Pembroke
Showtime is 8:00 p,? Tickets arc
522. $20. $18 and $6 for children/
students For reservations or information.
call the GPAC box office at
(910) 521-6361 or 1-800-367-0778
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Larry Chavis Receives
Distinguished Graduate Award
PEMBROKE -- Larry R
Chavis, president and chief executive
officer of the Lumbcc
Guaranty Bank, is the recipient
of the University of North Carolina
at Pembroke's Alumni
Graduate Award for 1997. Chavis
was unable to attend the Alumni
Association's annual awards dinner,
but the award was presented
to his brother, Gerry. The award
was presented during UNCP's
Homecoming Week activities.
Chavis is a 1965 graduate of
Fairgrove High School and a 1972
graduate of UNCP. He earned a
bachelor of science degree in ac^
counting and minored in eco
nomics. In 1982, he completed his
master's of business administration
degree at Campbell University.
He has completed the American
Institute of Banking's Principles
of Banking Operations;
Federal Reserve Operations Seminar;
Southern Bank Management
Training Program; as well as
graduating from the UNC Chapel
Hill Mid-Management Program.
The 1997 UNCP Distinguished
Alumni Award recipient spent
some of his early life living^on a
tobacco farm near Rowland During
high school, lie worked as a
school bus driver, service station
employee, and a summer hire doing
farm work. Chavis was assigned
to a U.S. Army military
intelligence unit and interrogated
prisoners of war in Vietnam from
He joined Southern National
Bank in 1971 where he served as
vice president in charge of Reconcilement;
Central Balance and Cost Accounting,
answering to the Controller
of the Bank (Executive Vice
President) before moving to the
Lumbec Guaranty Bank in 1987.
He is a member of the UNCP
Foundation Board and has served
on the UNCP Endowment Board
for several years.
fLumbee Tribal Rolls
Re-Opened by LRDA
\ The Lumbee Tribal rolls will reopen
April 1,1997 for a period of up
to 90 days
The action was approved by the
Lumbee Regional Development Association
Board of Directors to allow
for the enrollment of the 200
tribal members whoprovided information
that completed their applications
since the roll closed in 1995.
Currently the Tribal agency has
over 1,400 applications in its pending
file that arc incomplete.
, This time will allow for those
1,400 applicants who can, to com\
plcte their application and if eligible,
be enrolled into the tribe
' . Also anyone who has never applied
for enrollment will be able to
submit an application for consideration
of enrollment during this 90
day period and if eligible, be enrolled.
If an application is submitted
during the roll opening period and
if it isdctcrmincd to be incomplete,
the application will go into a pending
file for reconsideration if the
roll is reopened at a later time.
The LRDA board encourages
enrolled adult tribal members to
alert their uncnrollcd relatives and
friends to take advantage of this
roll reopening period Applications
can be mailed to out-of-state Lumbccs
who request them Please call
910-521 -2462 at the Lumbcc Tribal
Enrollment Office, ifyou have questions
about enrollment intothctribc
pAnnual March for
WJesus Set for May 17
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fayettcvillc's 3rd annual March
For Jesus was a huge success because
of the support of the local area volunteers.
I would like to take this opportunity
to personally thank all who
? were involved. Without the support
I of people and churches this community
impacting event could not take
: Preparations have already begun
' for this year's march The permit has
been applied for the date is set for
May 1 v, 1997. The march will be a
Q 'i little different next year We plan to
J J start on Hay Street and march to
J " Rowan Park In the park we will have
the same prayer and praise rally but
after the march agenda a Christian
day in the park^will begin. We will
have local bands, choirs and drama
teams set for a whole day of good
Christian fun. There will be vendors
in the park for food, drinks and Tshirts.
For more information you can call
our offices at 677-0355, write Gospel
Team Outreach, P O Box 25.355.
Faycttcvillc, NC 28314 or E-mail at
Worship in every place, pray for
Michael Rost, March Organizer
Shawn left to right: (front row) Priscilla Jacobs, James Brewer, Sybil
Bullard, Anthony Hunt, J.P. Jacobs, Larry Jacobs, Bernice Smith, Haynes
Graham, Earlene Stacks.
Back row left to right: Renee Jacobs, Roscoe Jacobs, Andrew Jacobs,
Cvnthia Kirkland, James Kirkland, Etta McMillan.
' 1?1^1??aaa????e?i?w?an; r. ?j? .
Shown left to right: front rmv, Priscilla Jacobs, Matthew Riley, Sammy
Jacobs, Dempsey Herring, Dave McGirt, Greg Richardson, LUaSpaulding,
C. IV. Williams, Haynes Graham. Back row, left to right: James P. Jacobs
Roscoe Jacobs, Etta McMillan.
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Shown seated is Haynes Graham; standing; Roscoe Jacobs. James P.
Jacobs, J.H. Surles, PrLscUla Jacobs.
Change North Carolina elections
The North Carolina Senate overwhelmingly
approved a bill Tuesday
that would cut North Carolina's campaign
season in half by changing the
state's primary elections from May
until September ?
The bill was offered in hopes of
allowing working citi/cns a chance
to run for public office and to stem
the growing cost of campaigns. Senate
President Pro Tern March
"We have to make this process
open to everyone, and we nave to
make it a more efficient process than
it has been," Basnight said "Today
we did that "
State seniors approved Scnat Kill
2 Tuesday on a 32-8 vote, sending it
to the House of Representatives for
In addition to moving party primaries.
the bill changes tch statewide
filing date from January to June
It also would give North Carolina a
great say in national elections by
changing the presidential primary
date, and would streamline elections
by eliminating a second primary
"We can't keep asking people to
sacrifice a whole year of their lives to
campaign and win an office in North
Carolina, especially if we wcant to
keep a citizen legislature." Basnight
The change would apply to all
statewide and legislative elections
It contains several provisions that
will dramatically stcramlinc the way
North Carolina elects its leaders, including:
Eliminating the second primary
provision (40 slates have no second
Holding a presidential primary
the first Tuesday in March, placing
NCin the "Junior Super Tucssday ."
Moving the filing period for office
to the last Monday in Ju^
through the second Monday in Jin^
Moving the primary 10 inc second
Tuesday after the first Monday
The proposal has many merits,
sponsor Den WibGullcy. D-Durham.
said Legislators can focus on the
people's business during the General
Assscmbly session, instead of running
for office Statewide canddiatcs
could concentrate their efforts to a
few months instead of a full year
The bill ispartofthc state Senate's
commitment to campaign reform
The Senate already has passed bills
that cut campaign contributions in
half, closcc a sofi-moncy loophole,
require more frequent campaign finance
disclosure and electronic reporting.
and prohibit legislatorsfrom
working as lobby ists for a year after
"This is a way we cna make a real
difference in our elections, said state
Sen Richard Condcr. D-Richmond.
who with Sen Aaron Plylcr. DUnion,
sponsored the bill