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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 13, 2004 2:00 PM

Boo-It Downtown

Downtown Goldsboro is gearing up to celebrate Halloween with its annual Boo-It celebration set for Friday, Oct. 29.

Every year downtown merchants pass out treats to little costumed trick-or-treaters who approach their store. With over 40 participating merchants, the kids can have fun, play games and end up with a bag full of goodies.

It all begins at the Pedestrian Plaza, on the corner of Center and Chestnut streets, at 4 p.m. First, there will be games, prizes, a cake-walk and crafts. After that, the kids can trick-or-treat with all the participating merchants. For more information, call the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. at 735-4959.

Helms coming

U.S. Rep. Richard Burr has gotten some aid from a long-time North Carolina politician to help his campaign for U.S. Senate.

U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms is scheduled to be in Wayne County on Saturday at noon with Burr for a rally. Burr, a Republican, is running against Erskine Bowles for Sen. John Edwards' seat.

The rally is billed as one that is sponsored by Wayne County farmers and small-business owners. It will be held at Overman Farms, 1132 Overman Road, off U.S. Highway 13 South.

Autism conference

The Autism Society will hold a conference in Goldsboro on Saturday, Nov. 6

The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church on the corner of Madison Avenue and Pine Street. The host is the Wayne County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina.

Topics include teaching children with autism and biological treatment.

The conference is $20 per person or $30 per married couple if paid by Oct. 22. Registration after Oct. 22 or at the door is $25 per person or $40 per married couple

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. No child care will be provided. For more information, call Amy Clark at 739-8689.

The Wayne County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina is a support group that meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Democracy and Islam

The public is invited to a noontime lecture and discussion on "Democracy and The Islamic World" at Wayne Community College on Oct. 27.

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will lead the "lunch-and-learn." It is the fifth of eight such activities made possible through a grant funded by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

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.

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


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a Bloodmobile on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rosewood High School. It will also have one from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Goldsboro maintenance complex on Clingman Street for city employees.