WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- There are people living in Winston-Salem who can recall when the city was two separate entities.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that as the central North Carolina city celebrates the 100th anniversary of the consolidation of Winston and Salem, officials also honored the 50 residents who are or who will be 100 years old or older in 2013.
Among those honored at a luncheon this week was Sina Hayes, who will be 110 years old in June, making her Winston-Salem's oldest living resident. Charles Talton, who turned 100 two months ago, said the city has changed from a tobacco town into a first-class city.
Also recognized was Ethel Nail, who was born in Winston-Salem only a month and a half after the two towns consolidated on May 9, 1913.