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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 1, 2004 2:00 AM

'Mockingbird' trivia

In support of "Wayne County Reads," the Goldsboro News-Argus is sponsoring a weekly trivia contest about "To Kill A Mockingbird."

Submit guesses on paper at our office, 310 N. Berkeley Blvd., or mail them to Trivia Contest, Goldsboro News-Argus, P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, N.C. 27532. Answers can also be e-mailed to mshaw@newsargus.com. Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number.

We will draw at noon Friday from all correct entries and award a hardback, 40th-anniversary edition of the novel to the lucky reader.

The answer to last week's question: Harper Lee based "Dill" upon her childhood friend, Truman Capote, perhaps best known as the author of "In Cold Blood."

The winner, drawn from nearly 30 correct entries, was Tim Hatcher of Gainey Drive.

This week's question: What were the dates on the two Indian-head pennies left as a gift for the Finch children?

Early release

Students in Wayne County public schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and on Monday, Feb. 16, to allow teachers to attend staff development workshops.

Dismissal times will range from 12:15 to 1:35 p.m. Questions regarding specific times should be directed to the individual child's school.

Black history exhibit

The African American Arts Advocates will sponsor "African American History," an exhibit of art, artifacts, photographs and writings.

The exhibit will open Monday and remain on view through Feb. 20 at the Arts Council of Wayne County art center on the corner of Ash Street and Spence Avenue.

An opening reception will take place Monday from 2 until 4 p.m. Members of the Tuskegee Airmen and local black artists will visit with the public. The Eastern Wayne High School Show Choir will perform, and refreshments will be served.

KWCB wins national award

Members of Keep Wayne County Beautiful have learned that their organization received an award for excellence from Keep America Beautiful.

The organization met the national standards of excellence by conducting an annual litter index and getting volunteers to take greater responsibility for their community's environment.