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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 30, 2004 9:12 AM

Habitat finishes seventh house

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne County will hold a dedication ceremony at its seventh completed house at 3 p.m. on June 6 at 102 Winslow Place.

Alba Moradel and her family will be moving into the new home. The house is co-sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Wayne County and the Goldsboro Wayne County Association of Realtors. It is one of four houses that the organization has started off of South John Street.

The Wayne Habitat for Humanity formed in November 2001 and has two more houses under way.

Arts Council to choose sign design

Arts Council board member Ron Taylor said Jim's Signs has submitted a proposal for lettering and designing the council's two outdoor signs.

The letters will be brass and mounted onto the former Centura Bank cement signs in a way that will produce shadows. The cost will be $3,500.

Taylor asked the board to give the executive committee the right to choose which of two presented designs to use and to get the project under way. The board agreed.

In other Arts Council board business Thursday:

*Taylor, Bob Powell and Richard Lambert agreed to serve on a committee that will begin looking at what will be needed for renovation of the art center's first floor.

*The board voted to not have a July meeting, but to have one in August.

460 graduate from DARE

A total of 460 fifth-grade students have graduated from the Goldsboro Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, program.

Officer Willie Thomas instructed the children in a new DARE curriculum at North Drive, School Street and Carver Elementary schools, St. Mary Catholic School and Greenwood Middle School. The course was shortened this year from 17 to nine weeks.

Air workshop to be held for educators

A free air quality workshop is being offered to teachers and environmental educators on June 16 at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.

The seven-hour class, which will begin at 9 a.m., will qualify for one continuing education unit for the North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate.

The program is offered by the Environmental Protection Agency and will cover key air-program issues.

For more information e-mail carla.edwards@ncmail.net, call Ms. Edwards at 919-778-6234, or call Simonne Cato at 731-1600.

Duplin sets summer school schedule

Summer school begins June 14 in Duplin County at three public schools.

The summer school is for select students in grades 3, 5 and 8. Students will arrive at 8 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The students who attend B.F. Grady, Beulaville and North Duplin elementary schools and junior high at North Duplin will attend summer school at B.F. Grady Elementary School.

Those who attend Warsaw and E.E. Smith middle schools and Kenansville and Warsaw elementary schools will have summer school at Kenansville Elementary School.

Those who attend Wallace, Rose Hill-Magnolia and Chinquapin elementary schools and Charity Middle School will go to Charity Middle School.