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VoH.XXXVIII No.28 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, March 8, 2012
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WSSU Photo by Garrett Garms
Coach Bobby Collins and his Winston-Salem State Men's Basketball squad celebrate their CIAA
Tournament victory on Saturday at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. By beating Elizabeth
City State 62-51, the Rams earned their 11th tournament title and a trip to the 2012 NCAA
Division II Men's Tournament, where they will take on West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at West
Liberty University in West Liberty, WVa. Lets go Rams!!!
Locals celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th birthday
BY TODD LUCK
THE CHRONIC (.E
Ladies young and old gathered
Saturday at the Dixie Classic
Fairgrounds to celebrate Girl Scouts of
tbe USA's 100th anniversary.
l he celebration
I was hosted by Girl
Scouts Peaks to
scouts from its 40
county area packed
the event, one of
many held nation
wide to mark the
Piednont CEO Marcia Cole said that
the oiganization is still thriving, in
spite of the many other choices available
to girls, because it provides wholesome
activities that emphasize community
service, leadership and social skills.
"Our mission is to build girls'
courage, confidence and character to
make the world a better place so they
learn about themselves through service
to the community," Cole said.
Troops 1054 and 801 from St.
Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
took part in the celebration. They
hawked boxes of the iconic Giiis Scout
Cookies to event-goers who wanted to
support Operation Sweet Treat, which
sends boxes of cookies overseas to U.S.
troops. Throughout the event, food and
clothing donations were also collected
for Second Harvest Food Bank of
Northwest North Carolina and Goodwill
Industries of Northwest North Caolina.
"That's our main concern - to let
these, girls know it's not all about
them," St. Stephen Scouting Director
Carolyn Galloway said of the organiza
tion's focus on community service.
"We're in this world to help one anoth
She added that the organization
teaches girls much more, including
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Photo* by Todd Luck
Girl Seoul Troops 1054 and 801 from Si. Stephen Missionary
Baptist Church man their Operation Sweet Treat booth.
Photbs by Layla Farmer
Organizing for America volunteer Jeannie Grimes
(center) gets the audience 'fired up' as Jesse Moore
(left) and Punya Krishnappa look on.
BY LAYLA FARMER
The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama has
begun in earnest in Winston-Salem.
Organizing for America (OFA). a Democratic National
Committee project aimed solely ay helping President Obama
win a second term, formally opened a local office on Feb. 29
at 633 West Fourth St.. Suite 110. A standing room only
crowd was on hand for the opening. V
"We have packed ?
tms place. declared
Jesse Moore, political
director for the OFA of
North Carolina. "This
is a beautiful thing."
Moore told the
crowd of more than 150
that Forsyth County
will play an integral
role in keeping North
Carolina "blue" 11
pulled off a close his- ?
toric victory in North
Carolina four years L
ago. a state that had
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long backed Republicans running for the White House. This
time around, the state is seen as a crucial battleground state.
The Democrats like their chances of winning North Carolina
again, so much so Charlotte was selected to host this year's
Democratic Natiopal Convention.
"Everybody in North Carolina knows you cannot win this
state without a surge of energy from this area right here -
Triad West." Moore said. "You guys have to become centers
of gravity, ifrawing more and more people into this room.
Anybody that thinks this is going to be a cakewalk is dream
ing. This is going to be a difficult, difficult year and the
stakes could not be higher."
Organizing for America's Jeannie Grimes has been work
ing to galvanize support in Forsyth and surrounding counties
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And the Honorees Are ...
will be honored by
BY LAYLA FARMER
University Athletics Director
Bill Hayes is the Man!
The Man of the Year that
is. Hayes, who has silenced
critics by fulfilling his mis
sion to help WSSU athletics
"Return to Glory" with
championship after champi
onship, Will receive the
honor later this month at The
Chronicle's 27th Annual
Community Service Awards.
Hayes will share the
newspaper's top honors with
YWCA CEO Florence
Corpening, the 2012 Woman
of the Year. Corpening, who
has announced that she will
be retiring later this month,
is being lauded for her fear
less leadership and unflinch
ing commitment to eliminat
ing racism through the Y for
the last 17 years.
Corpening. a Appalachian
State University alumna, is
also credited with guiding the
successful creation of the
Gateway YWCA, a massive
edifice on South Main Street
that has been hailed as a
place of cultural diversity.
"She built that Y."
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Ex-Tar Heel standout finds new passion
BY TODD LUCK
Julius Reese has traded in the pigskin for a golf ball.
The former UNC Tar Heel wide ^?-r
receiver has just taken his 'dream
job" as the assistant' golf profession
al at Winston Lake Golf Course.
Reese, 40. was recently promoted
after working part-time at the golf
course for the last two years. His
new, full-time duties include assist
ing Golf Pro Ralph Galliaid with
manning the Winston Lake's Pro
Shop, helping oversee tournaments
and enforcing course'rules. Reese said
he's grown to love golf more than
any other sport. It teaches patience
and control and presents a challenge,
even to a seasoned athlete like him.
"It's the best sport out there, and
I enjoy trying to get better," said
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Assistant Golf Pro Julius Reese stands on
the course at Winston Lake.
Reese, a 2006 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame inductee.
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