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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 15, 2004 1:59 PM

WISH wins

national honor

The health clinic program in the Wayne County public schools has been selected to win a national award.

The WISH School-Based Health Program will receive $10,000 for the honor, which is given by the American Association of School Administrators.

Phyllis Hill, director of Wayne Initiative for School Health, worked with Allison Pridgen of the county schools to apply for the award. Last week, the program was chosen as the top state winner. And then it was named the national winner.

The award recognizes school districts that have teamed up with their communities to develop and implement innovative programs that advance learning. Half of the award money will go directly to WISH, and the other half will go toward a scholarship fund with the public schools.

Little Washington reunion relics

Dorothy Bowden and Doreatha Macklin are hunting relics -- pictures, especially.

They are organizing a reunion of people who used to live in Goldsboro's old Little Washington area. The area has changed now, but it used to be a well-known residential community of single-family homes occupied largely by blacks, including ex-slaves.

It's important to Golds-boro's history. Thousands of people have lived there, and even more have ancestors who lived there.

If a sufficient number of pictures and relics can be found, they will be displayed at the reunion, and a more permanent display will be established at the Wayne County Museum.

If you know the whereabouts of any Little Washington pictures, relics or lore, call Ms. Bowden at 736-2600 or Ms. Macklin at 734-3899.

The reunion will be held Sept. 25 at the Waynesbor-ough Historical Village. It's a covered-dish affair.

Narrated trolley tour

The popular narrated trolley tour of historic Goldsboro is back.

It all begins at noon on Sunday at Billie's restaurant on Center Street with a lunch buffet. At 1 p.m., you will board a trolley pulled by two Belgian horses for a tour narrated by Goldsboro historian Kerry Thompson and Mayor Al King.

The cost is $30. Seating is limited, so call the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation office today at 735-4959.

School's out

Friday is a teacher workday for Wayne County public schools. That means no school for students.

Students will be dismissed early on Tuesday for teachers to attend staff development workshops. Dismissal times will range from 12:15 to 1:35 p.m. Questions regarding specific dismissal times for each school should be directed to the child's school.