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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 24, 2004 1:59 PM

History meeting

The Wayne County Historical Association has planned an annual meeting open to all members for Thursday.

The cost is $27 per person, which includes dinner and a presentation by Betty McCain, former state secretary of cultural resources. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Billie's restaurant on Center Street in Goldsboro.

The speaker's topic on historic preservation is of importance to many, said Nancy Delia, association president. For that reason, the association has decided to allow the remaining tickets to be sold to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Checks should be made payable to the Wayne County Historical Association and either sent or brought to the museum at 116 N. William St. in Goldsboro. The checks need to include how many will be coming and the names of those planning to attend.

For more information, call 734-5023.

Jones to speak

The Wayne County Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will feature U.S. Rep. Walter Jones as its guest speaker on Oct. 21.

Jones will talk about insurance issues facing Congress at the luncheon at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers Club.

Businesses wanting to help sponsor the event or people wanting to attend should contact Brent Heath or Jeanenne Mumford at 734-8050.

Clean water award

N.C. Sen. John Kerr received the Clean Water Leadership Award last week from the board of trustees of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund.

Kerr sponsored legislation this year to help purchase land around North Carolina's military bases, and he has successfully pushed to make water and sewer grants available to communities.

"These investments will protect public health and give our communities the tools they need to grow," Kerr said. "That means communities will be better able to attract new residents and businesses, and make their local economy stronger."

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund was created in 1996 to make grants to local governments, state agencies and conservation nonprofit organizations to help finance projects that address water pollution.

Wayne County has received more than $5.9 million in grants from the fund.