Editorial: We’re thankful that we are still here

Paulette Lewis Moore, right, has been a mainstay with customer service at The Chronicle throughout the years, and remains one of the most popular members of the staff. We are thankful for her. Here she is helping Maggielena Keit.

Editorial: We’re thankful that we are still here
November 21
09:25 2018

2018 has been a remarkable year. We are thankful that we are still here.

North Carolina sustained, not one, but two hurricanes. One devastated much of the eastern coastal towns and one wreaked havoc in the mountain areas of the state. The Triad was touched by the storms. But we are still here.

Not many black businesses in Winston-Salem have been around 44 years. But The Chronicle has survived. Even with anticipated changes to the Fifth Street corridor in Winston-Salem, where The Chronicle resides now, and Business 40 closing for two years for repairs, we expect to remain a part of the community.

The newspaper was founded in September 1974. Many changes have occurred in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County since then. And we are still here.

2019 will bring in fundamental changes: Forsyth County will have its first African-American sheriff (Winston-Salem has a black female chief of police), and a Democratic majority will rule the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools board for the first time in a while, with all women on the board. Now, that could be a first, too.

2018 brought in a Blue Wave of Democrats in numerous U.S. House seats across the country, although not in the 5th Congressional District, where Winston-Salem’s own DD Adams lost to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx as Foxx ran for re-election. However, now Foxx must face the Blue Wave and adjust the way she serves the 5th District. And the federal courts have said congressional district lines in North Carolina must be redrawn. So, in 2020, DD Adams could be a winner if she runs for a 5th District seat again.

And, last, but not least, we are thankful for the support of our staff members, the community and advertisers, who support us so that we can cover the changes taking place in “our world.”

On this Thanksgiving Day, we say “Thank You” for your support, and “We appreciate your business.”

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