Pioneering Black Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday
Pioneering Black woman celebrates 100th birthday
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s not every day a pivotal figure in Winston-Salem’s history turns 100.
And in the case of Virginia Newell, a former member of what was then the Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen, the birthday milestone was a surprise to many people who thought her century-benchmark was decades away.
“I always kept my age hush-hush and now people don’t believe I’m 100,” said Newell, who celebrated her birthday Saturday. “I still feel young. I feel just like I did when I was 50 years old as a grown-up with my kids.”
Newell’s 100th birthday was announced nationally …