Portion of Maple Street to be Renamed Earline Parmon Drive

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A ceremony to mark the renaming of a section of Maple Street for the late N.C. Sen. Earline Parmon will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the corner of Maple and 16th streets. The block between 16th and 17th Streets has been renamed Earline Parmon Drive. The City Council approved the renaming Oct. 17.


Parmon died March 15, 2016, at the age of 72 after a 26-year career in public service. She was first elected to public office in 1990 as a Forsyth County Commissioner. She served on the county board for 12 years and was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives in 2002. After five terms in the House she was elected in 2012 to the N.C. Senate, becoming the first black woman to represent Forsyth County in that body. She resigned her seat in 2015 to join the staff of U.S. Rep. Alma Adams as her outreach director, a position she held until her death.