Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 11 Issue 47, November 1993
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Roz Savitt is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Savitt is a lobbyist at the NC General Assembly. She was ranked as the 12th most effective lobbyist and most effective female lobbyist. She has played a key role in expanding funds for child-protective services, enacting the first AIDS anti-discrimination statute, eliminating the death penalty for juveniles and repealing the marital rape exemption.
The Northampton Citizens Against Pollution are winners of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. The group recently defeated attempts to locate a hazardous-waste incinerator in their county. Industrial hog farms may be the next target of the group as the grassroots organization is committed to changing the way government and business is conducted in Northampton County.
Gretchen Durham is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Durham was one of the driving factors behind the creation of a group home for people living with AIDS. Durham is now the administrator at the Nat Blevins House in North Durham and she works nights for the Centers for Disease Control’s National AIDS Hotline. Her motivations and her impact are detailed.
Lynice Williams is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Williams is the executive direction of the grassroots advocacy group NC Fair Share. Williams and her group works to achieve social justice and their work has helped low- and moderate-income North Carolinians find good, affordable health care.
Grace Higgs is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Higgs is the co-coordinator of the Interfaith Community Kitchen in Chapel Hill. She has spent the past ten years feeding people and developing relationships with those she serves.