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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 5, 2004 2:01 PM

Human Relations Award Banquet is Feb. 21

The Community Affairs Commission, in conjunction with Wayne County government, will hold its 30th annual Human Relations Award Banquet this month.

The event will be on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club, 1501 S. Slocumb St.

The speaker will be Judge Addie Rawls, District Court judge for Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties. The cost is $15 per person.

R.S.V.P. by Feb. 16. For ticket information and further details, call the Community Affairs Office at 580-4359.

'Mockingbird' film discussion Feb. 23

The discussion of the movie adaptation of "To Kill A Mocking-bird" has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 23.

The discussion had been planned for Jan. 26 but had to be postponed because of the ice storm.

The program is still the same. Geoff Weiss, who teaches film studies among other subjects at Mount Olive College, will lead a critique of the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, an Academy Award-winning performance. Weiss plans to show scenes from the movie and talk about the movie's influence.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium in the main building at Wayne Community College on Wayne Memorial Drive.

The college will also hold another "Wayne County Reads" event, a panel discussion about different themes in the novel. That will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, also in the college's auditorium.

Both events are tentatively planned to last an hour.

Moore and Perdue

State Treasurer Richard Moore has rescheduled his visit to Goldsboro, for next month.

Moore was scheduled to speak to the Goldsboro Rotary Club last month, but had to cancel because of the ice storm.

Moore has rescheduled his club visit for Tuesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club. A buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $5.

The club will also hear this month from Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Mrs. Perdue will speak Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club. Lunch will also be provided for $5.

New president

The IMPulse plant at Mount Olive has a new president, Terry Derrico.

He came from Connecticut on Dec. 1 and replaces Joe Reed. The plant is still owned by the same company, but there's just a "new sheriff," he said.

IMPulse is based in the Mount Olive Industrial Park. It makes equipment used to power public transit systems.

No help needed

Gary Bunn, whose family was burned out of their home in January, says all is well.

He says his family does not need donations of clothing or household goods, as was reported Wednesday by some of his family members. He said he's thankful to the community for its help in the family's time of need.

"I don't want to sound ungrateful," he said this morning. "We're OK, and we're fine. We thank the community for its help."


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a Bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for active duty, dependents and retirees. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.