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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 3, 2004 2:22 PM

Civil War program

The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will recognize the 140th anniversary of the end of the Civil War when it presents "Through the Prism of Childhood: The Occupation of Goldsboro in 1865."

The program will take place on May 14 and 15 and will focus on life immediately following the war.

As Aycock staff members researched information for the program, they discovered there were about 110,000 federal troops in the Goldsboro area in 1865, a few of whom were black.

The staff decided to present the immediate aftermath of the Civil War from the perspective of the black soldier. Site Manager Leigh Strickland and Historic Interpreter Johnny Joyner went to a Civil War re-enactment at Fort Pocahontas in Charles City, Va., to speak with black re-enactors, who expressed interest in the program.

More information about "Through the Prism of Childhood" will become available as the date of the event draws closer.

Grow a business

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer the free "Grow Your Business with a Loan and Expert Advice" course on Mondays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 15.

It will held 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 216 of the Wayne Learning Center on campus. Pre-register as soon as possible by calling 735-5151, extension 334.

The course, led by Greg Hannibal, integrates financing with training and advice. It also helps with developing a business plan and provides on-going support, local technical assistance and counseling.

Promising entrepreneurs who complete the program may qualify for loans of up to $25,000 from the N.C. Microenterprise Loan Program to start new small businesses and to grow existing ones. Last year, 10 participants who completed the training at Wayne Community College received the loans.


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt.

Where are they now?

Members of the Goldsboro High School class of 1954 are planning their 50-year reunion and they lack the addresses of eight of their 150 classmates.

Agnes Davis Smith and Brooks Marriner, who are helping with the planning, are asking whether anyone can help them find the eight. They are James N. Holmes, Della Johnson Jones, Eunice Davis Rhodes, Tommy Staton, Patricia Heeden Sutton, Bessie Lewis Crosby, Ellyn Langston Henderson and Aaron Hinson.

If you can help, call Ms. Smith at 734-6709 or Marriner at 734-2350.