l/jnston Lake urns it on lAAU n£)tionals PAGE Cl EDITORIALS 1 1 RELIGION Forsyth county officials say they're doing fine in hiring minorities, but -- are they? PAGE A4 j Bethesda Center: Fulfilling Christ’s commandment PAGE B1 o? Nc ^^'^n-Salem Chronicle The Twin City’s Award-Winning Weekly XIV, No. 47 U.s.p.s. Winston-Salem, N.C. Thursday, July 14,1988 32 Pages This Week Hatcher: Britt threat to minorities statewide By ANGELA WRIGHT Chronicle Managing Editor Saying that his mission was "to stop Joe Freeman Britt" from becoming a Superior Court judge, J. Eddie Hatcher arrived in Winston- Salem last week and began a cru sade among the city's minority community. Hatcher and Timothy B. Jacobs are accused of holding several peo ple hostage for 10 hours at gun point atr/KJ^odeson/on newspaper office in Lumberton Feb. 1. They were released from the Craven County Jail last week after a ruling by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The two had been impris oned without a bond hearing for five months. Hatcher has maintained that the hostage-taking was an act of desperation brought on by his belief that his life was in danger. Both Hatcher and Jacobs, who are American Indians, have accused Robeson County law officials of corruption and drug trafficking. "I believed I was going to be killed because I knew too much about what was going on," said Hatcher. He said that he wanted to draw national attention to the alleged corruption in the county. He and Jacobs now face the J The Winston-Salem/Forsyth liiiiity Board of Education will Id a public hearing on the qualifi- lions for the selection of a new lerintendent on Monday, July 18, K:30p.m., according to Sue Car- Vthe school/community relations I The school board is allowing |)ie citizens in the community hovant to make recommenda- fer/or the selection process to p before the board an hour wore their regularly scheduled Carson said that citizens wish- speak will be allowed three inutes for their presentation. She id that the board is asking that inments also be submitted in riling, but that a written statement not required. The meeting will be held in the ■hool administration building ditorium at 1605 Miller Su The current superintendent, me Eargle, has resigned, effective iy 31. The board named as acting perintendent Nelson Jessup, iistant superintendent for auxil- ry services. The appointment of Jessup used concern among the Afro- lerican community. Many com- nnniiy leaders expressed their ’lief that the board had been unfair to Dr. Barbara K. Phillips, an Affo- Please see page A3 ji^oto by Mike Cunningham McGruff the Crime Dog shares a happy, carefree moment wHh one of the youngsters at last weekend's Shriner's picnic for area foster children. More than 60 children attended the picnic held at Washington Park. In NEWS DIGEST Compiled From AP Wire iaitian activist stabbed J PORT-AU-prinCE, Haiti - LafontaM Joseph, a human rights activist, was found beaten and P bbed K) death Monday in a jeep near dte Port-au- airpon, police said. Paul LatcHtuc, a fcmmer sena- ■onai candidate who lives in exile in Puerto Rico, 2fned the murder on government leader Ll Gen. “^"nNamphy. Queens whites attack blacks yORK - A black corrections officer was r ped with a steel pipe on a Queens beach by a man ■rip whites, who told the officer and his Kav" M ^ belong here," authorities said Mon- Kuirr 1 Bonitto suffered cuts and bruits. Paul Ig was charged with felony assault, aggravated t and criminal possession of a deadly I Pw. Officials said more arrests were expected. Jackson's brother sues NBC -- Noah Robinson, a half-brother to Jesse lion ‘‘Wed by NBC and a local televi-, reported he ordered a killing. ‘Chicago businessman, filed a lawsuit ask- V million each frwn the network. Neal taps Afro-American woman By VALERIE ROBACK GREGG Chronicle Staff Writer U. S. Congressman Stephen Neal recently hired an Afro-American female as the number-two person on his re-election campaign staff. Paula McCoy was named head of field operations last week, putting her in charge of coordinating community groups to sup port Neal at the precinct and ward level throughout the 5th Congressional DisiricL McCoy played a similar role at the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus held two weeks ago. As chair of the registration com mittee and materials, McCoy had a visible role at the cau- « . cus, bringing her to the attention of Neal’s Campaign Manager Kevin Keefe. Keefe first spotted McCoy at a minority business conference, held June 24, to help minority-owned businesses get government contracts. "She seemed bright and articu late," Keefe said. McCoy’s venture into the political arena will have to fit into an already crowded and possibility of life in prison, but Hatcher says that won't stop him from speaking out. Hatcher said there had been ”15 questionable deaths" since the Feb. 1 hostage incident. He said that 13 of the 15 people who have died had auempted to talk with his lawyers and had evidence against Robeson County law officials. But, Hatcher says his main concern now is to prevent the Robeson County district attorney, Joe Freeman Britt, from becoming the I6th District Superior Court judge. "I know the evil he can do,” said Hatcher. "Tens...hundreds of thousands of people don't realize that if he wins he's going to be in their courtroom too. He won't serve only in Robeson County, he'll serve all over the state.” Please see page A2 "Everything he has done at the bank, he has done well." - John F. McNair iil Tidwell named head of city, county offices From Chronicle Staff Reports On Jan. 1, Isaiah Tidwell will move into the highest position ever held by an Afro-Ameri can at Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. He will become executive in charge of the bank's Win ston-Salem and Forsyth County offices. Dalton D. Ruffin, Wachovia’s Northwest Region and Winston- Salem office executive, will retire Dec. 31. Tidwell joined Wachovia’s Charlotte office in 1972 and trans ferred to Winston-Salem in 1975. He has been senior vice president and regional loan administration manager ersville. "He is a super fellow. He has certainly earned the promotion," said John F. McNair Ill, president of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. Please see page A10 County challenged Minority recruitment not a priority goal McCoy to head field staff By VALERIE ROBACK GREGG Chronicle Staff Writer Forsyth County is not trying hard enough to recruit, train or pro mote Afro-Americans for manage ment positions, the county Board of Commissioners was told at a meet ing Monday, and a policy of inter nal hiring without advertising vacant positions may be perpetuat ing the problem. "It's time to raise the percent ages (of minorities) in all areas, not just in job fields, but in promotions, training programs and manage ment," former candidate for the board S. Ann Simmons told the board. "We, as taxpayers and vot ers, are very concerned when our tax dollar is not going towards aid ing the growth of our people in county jobs." Commission Chairman Dr. James N. Ziglar Jr. said he did not know much about the county’s minority recruitment efforts. "I don’t know...l don’t know how aggressively we have been pursuing that now,” he said in an interview. "It's obvious that some things are going on, we have over 30 percent minorities (as county employees)." Ziglar conceded, however, that Please see page A10 busy schedule, she said. A mother of two, entrepreneur with a growing business, and community activist, McCoy often finds herself cooking dinner for the kids while clutching her briefcase. "My children are still my first priority," she said. Despite the stress of jug- ig so many roles, McCoy says she has reached a very satisfying and fulfilling time in her life and has often sur prised herself in recent years. She recently incorporated her own branch of a career devel opment and management con sulting firm. Arrival Inc. of the Southeast McCoy is also ^ * A vice president of the Minority Business League and coordi- naior for the local "Buy Free dom" movement which pro motes minority-owned businesses. McCoy has been involved with Demo cratic Party politics in the past, following the footsteps of her father, Birden D. McCoy, and sister, Alinda Foote Austin. She has been chairman of the Mineral Springs Fire Station precinct and the local Please seepage A10 photo by Mike Cunningham Frank P. Hicks proudly displays ills large harvest of cab bages, weighing more than 10 pounds each. He has been growing cabpages tor 10 to 15 years.