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Vol.XXXVIII No.45 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, July 5, 2012
Moment of Victory
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama speaks with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the Oval Office on Thursday June 28,
soon after learning that the US. Supreme Court upheld the President's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Verrilli had argued the legality of the Act before the Justices in late March.
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Businessowners donate nearly
100 pairs of sneakers to Rescue
BY TODD LUCK
Nearly 100 Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
residents will receive a free new pair of high
quality athletic shoes this
Mission: Feet First - a
nonprofit run by local
couple Keith and Emily
Davis that provides free
shoes to those who need
them most - is making the
generous donation. The
men of the Rescue
Mission, a homeless shel
ter that provides counsel
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ted for the shoes. Any inserts they may need to
make their shoes fit more comfortably will be
provided, as will a pair of socks.
The Davises own the local Fleet Feet Sports
at 50 Miller Street. The store is a favorite oti
local runners and other athletes because its/
"fitlosophy," a mission to make sure each cus
tomer leaves with shoes that are a perfect
match for his or her feet.
Fleet Feet will take its fitlosophy to the
Mission this weekend to give the men their
shoes. Keith Davis said they will get the same
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Photos by Todd Luck
Keith and Emily Davis stand outside of the New Life Center.
Photos by Lay la Garms
Elaine Oakes stands in front of the future Malone's Family
Restaurant in Ogburn Station Shopping Center.
Grant money to help make community
more attractive to consumers
BY LAYLA GARMS
Ranee Tillotson has only owned Young's Cleaners for the
last decade, but Tillotson. who purchased the 66 year-old
business from his grandfather Bud Young, says he practical
ly grew up there.
In that time, Tillotson, 53, has seen a lot of changes come
about in the Ogburn Station community, which includes the
when the area
es. There was
a gas station, a
soda . shop,
But one by
one, nearly all
of them faded
only a few
remnants, like .
Young's Cleaners owner Ranee Tillotson
stands beside a photo of Bud Young, the
founder of the business.
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tion since 1910.
"I think it's just the change in business climate."
Tillotson said of the area's decline. "There's more technolo
gy; there's less of the kinds of businesses this area offered."
For those who have managed to weather the winds of
change, the implementation of the city's RUCA (Revitalizing
Urban Commercial Areas) program is a welcome sight. The
program, which provides matching grants to businessowners
in struggling urban commercial areas so that they can make
renovations and other improvements, is already making a
difference in the local landscape. Tillotson said.
"I think the RUCA program's a good thing for the area."
said the father of one. "I think businessowners that partici
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Despite the heat, residents show up for Neighborhood Conference
Elizabeth Gordon poses with flowers
she won in a drawing.
BY TODD LUCK
from across the city learned
about services available to
them Saturday at the annual
Conference at the Dixie
City officials and non
profit organizations led the
sharing with attendees pro
grams, initiatives and infor
mation that could make their commu
nities stronger. While several spoke to
attendees from a microphone on the
Fairground's Clock Tower stage,
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auenaees were encouragea
to visit information stations
set up around the area to talk
one-on-one with city offi
cials and service providers.
"It's another way city
government is working on
their behalf to connect citi
zens with not only govern
ment but other services to
help with the overall vitali
ties of our city," said Ritchie
Brooks, director of the
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Photo* by Todd Luck
Earline Hampton of the Northampton Neighborhood
Association shakes the hand of Mayor Allen Joines.
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