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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 1, 2004 1:56 PM

Rising river

Rain from Tropical Storm Gaston is sending the Neuse River on the rise this week.

The river is forecast to crest at 16.5 feet Saturday in Goldsboro. That would be 2.5 feet above the 14-foot flood stage. Structures and property are not affected until the river reaches 18 to 19 feet.

This morning, the river measured 11 feet at the Goldsboro gauge on U.S. 117 South near Arrington Bridge Road.

The rise is due to drenching downpours locally and throughout the river's upper basin near the Falls Dam, said Terry Brown of the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam.

Kemp featured

The September issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine has a four-page article on homegrown oysters that includes eight pictures of Goldsboro native Skip Kemp, aquaculture coordinator at Carteret Community College.

Kemp, the son of Phil and Ruth Kemp, produces oysters from seed stock in his laboratory. The oysters then are grown in cages suspended above the saltwater bottoms.

9/11 lecture

The public is invited to a noon lecture and discussion of "How the World Perceives America Post 9/11" at Wayne Community College on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Dr. Ole R. Holsti, the George V. Allen Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Duke University, will lead the second of eight fall "lunch-and-learn" activities.

The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 145 of the Dogwood Building on campus. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, and the college will provide beverages and cookies.

This project is made possible by a "By the People: America in the World" grant funded by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

The next lecture and discussion is set for Thursday, Sept. 23, and will feature Dr. Jeffrey M. Elliot, professor of political science and director of international programs at N.C. Central University, speaking on "America and The World: The Challenge to Lead."

For more information on the lecture series, call Peggy Womble at 735-5151, extension 308.

Last jam

Thursday is the last day to enjoy this season's music and festivities at the downtown Goldsboro's Center Street Jam.

The final Jam of the summer will begin at 5:30 Thursday behind the Waynesboro House featuring the beach music of the Mardi Gras Band. The free jam offers entertainment, food and cold beverages.

Correction -- SAT score

An article about Wayne County public schools' SAT scores for 2004 said the average verbal score for the six high schools was 971. That score was actually the overall average score for the six schools. The school system also remains ahead of Cumberland, Sampson, Nash, Greene, Duplin, Edgecombe, Bladen and Jones counties.