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By ROBIN ADAMS,
Now that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board
of Education has hammered out what it considers a
workable school system icoiganizatiuii plan, it must find
a way to finance the project.
'7 can support the bond issue if we see in it
$ something that will help us. But if not, then we
have to look at it carefully and be hesitant
about supporting it."
-- Alderman Larry Womble
If the schools are restructured into eight four-year high
schools, with middle schools (grades 6-8) and an independent
districting pattern, the price tag calls for more than
the county can afford.
So, at its June 20 meeting, the board voted to ask the
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By ROBIN ADAMS
The idea of condominiums in the Claremont Avenui
area might become a reality if all goes as planned for \
group of black investors.
According to Wil Jenkins, who represents the group
the investors have proposed to the city the constructioi
of condominiums on a nine-acre tract behind th<
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By ROBIN ADAMS
Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.
Civic-minded volunteers are huddled around
table at the NAACP office, plotting out the stre<
| i they will concentrate on today.
>; At 9:40 a.m., the volunteers, armed with pens a
pencils, registration cards and small Bibles, a
dressed in comfortable walking shoes, hit the stree
"Good morning. My name is Duane Jackson. I
with the NAACP and we are doing a voter regist:
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county commissioners for a S7.5 million bond referendum
in November. The money would be used to build additional
classrooms at many of the schools, with the majority
of the funds slated to transform Glenn Junior High
School into a four-year high school, build tennis courts at
?three uf the eight high schools and install all-weather
tracks at all eight high schools.
Will black voters support a bond referendum that foots
the bill for a plan it doesn't altogether like?
Maybe, says Walter Marshall, vice president of the
"Right now, 1 don't know if we can support it," says
Marshall. "Some changes aie going to have to be made
and some things made clear before we can ask the com
munity to support it."
By "changes/' Marshall says he is referring to the fact
that many schools located in predominantly black communities
may be closed in the reorganization, and that
there presently are no black senior high school principals
in the system. ' |
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Clarenftont. Jenkins says his group is composed of many
of thq same investors who backed the East Winston
Shopping Center, where he is manager.
' Another investor is also interested in the property. But
i instead of condominiums,A1 Moretz, of John Howie and
Associates in Charlotte, says his firm wants to build
> apartments on the property.
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tion drive in this area. Is everyone here over 18
registered to vote?"
? Jackson says that statement a hundred times, if not
more, during the third week of the NAACP's citya
wide voter registration drive.
rts The volunteers concentrate their efforts on 17th
and Orlando streets, and Hattic, Shadymount and
nd Lafayette avenues, making sure to knock on every
nd door in the targeted neighborhood.
ts. "Well, how are you this morning?" says an early
*m riser, preparing to leave on an errand. "Yeah, I'm
ra- already registered. But I'm with ya'll a hundred per
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By RVTHELL HOWARD
With Jim Crow lines mainly a thing of the past, black
people have more opportunities to move in circles that
were once "white only,'' including Kving in predominantly
white communities or areas that are far removed, at
least physically, from the black community.
For those who crossed those racial boundaries to live in
integrated neighborhoods, there are advantages and adjustments,
but no one interviewed says living outside of
the black community leaves him or her longing for a
"I've lived in cities where just about every face was
black and where just about every face was white, and,
ultimately, the question is not so much the color of the
people you're with as the commonalities you have with
the people or don't have with the people," says Oren
Wyche, manager of banking relations for R.J. Reynolds
cent, and I hope that ya'll will get them that ain't
(registered to vote)."
Despite all the hard work and walking that the
group has to do, hearing somebody say that he is
already registered is music to the group's ears.
But the purpose of the drive is to register voters,
- and the volunteers and registrants hop to the task
easily. They go into yards where big dogs stand ready
to attacjc; they huddle over car engines that are being
repaired and talk with people; they walk to bus stops
with people who want to register, but who don't have
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Ms. Wyche, a two-year resident of the predominantly
white St. John's Place condominium complex in the
city's northwest corner, is one of several blacks who have
chosen to live outside the area called East Winston, and
viewed as the heart of the black community.
Edythe Martin, account manager at MSA Inc.; Phason
A. Purnell, an audit supervisor at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
International Inc.; Jerry Lewis Clark, an industrial
engineering technician for the city of Winston-Salem;
Harold Kennedy, a local attorney, and Garland Jones,
owner and sales manager of Quality Realty Inc., are
others who don't live in what traditionally has been called
the "black side of town." And they say they are satisfied
where they are.
"Frankly, I've never lived in an all-black community,"
says Ms. Martin, who lives off Shattalon Drive in the city's
North Point area. "I'm satisfied with where I live. It
Please see page A3
By RUTHELL HOWARD
Before adopting a Si27 million city budget for fiscal
1984, which includes a $5 tax increase on cars, trucks and
motorcycles, Monday evening, the Winston-Salem Board
of Aldermen heard pleas from residents in Broadbay and
South Crest, who say drainage problems are slowly
damaging their homes and property.
Citizens in the two areas, one a federally-funded TurPlease
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