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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on November 7, 2004 2:06 AM

Veterans Day Parade

The annual Wayne County Veteran's Day Parade will be Thursday at 11 a.m.

It will begin at the 200 block of South Center Street. It is being sponsored by the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition.

Applications will be accepted through Monday for any group that wants to march in the parade. All parade entries should carry, display or exhibit patriotic themes.

There is no fee for entering and groups can sign up at the Wayne County Veteran's Service Office in the county administrative building at 209 S. William St. in Goldsboro. For more information, call George Carberry at 778-9636 or e-mail www.waynegov.com.

New youth club

The Boys & Girls Club will dedicate its new Mount Olive building on Monday.

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and John Cooper, USDA Rural Development state director, will join Mount Olive Mayor Ruff Huggins and Boys & Girls Club representatives for a dedication at 600 Breazeale Ave. at 11 a.m.

Students dismissed

Students in Wayne County public schools will have several days off this month.

Thursday will be a teacher workday. There will be no school for students.

Students will be dismissed early on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 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 individual child's school.

Wednesday, Nov. 24, is a teacher workday. The Thanksgiving holiday be observed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26. There will be no school for students.

Reporter wins award

A Goldsboro News-Argus reporter has won two state awards for her coverage of education issues.

Phyllis Moore has won the School Bell Award, presented by the N.C. Department of Instruction and the N.C. Association of Educators, for articles written about the push for a new high school in Mount Olive and at Grantham.

She also received an honorable mention in the contest for a feature article "Goldsboro High health educator makes lives of students her mission."

Ms. Moore has covered education and health affairs for the News-Argus for two years and writes a weekly column for Sundays. She attended Mount Olive College and is a graduate of Campbell University.

She has been a reporter for several daily and weekly newspapers. While living in New York, she wrote for a regional magazine, worked for an advertising agency and was co-host of a morning radio show. She has also worked in TV news and appeared in commercials.

Shoe box dropoff times

Here are dropoff times for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes at Adamsville Baptist Church:

*Nov. 15 -- 3 to 7 p.m.

*Nov. 16 -- 10 a.m. to noon, 3 to 7 p.m.

*Nov. 17 -- 3 to 7 p.m.

*Nov. 18 -- 10 a.m. to noon, 3 to 6 p.m.

*Nov. 19 -- 3 to 6 p.m.

*Nov. 20 -- 2 to 5 p.m.

*Nov. 21 -- 1 to 3 p.m., 5 to 8 p.m.

The dropoff site will be closed Nov. 22, which is shipping day.


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Charles B. Aycock High School. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.

Art market reception

An opening reception will be held Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. for the annual Holiday Art Market held at the Arts Council of Wayne County.

The market will be open on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Dec. 23. A variety of work by Wayne County and North Carolina artists will be available for sale. Costs range from $10 to $500, and works include paintings, pottery, jewelry and more.

New art will be accepted throughout the market's open dates. Artists interested in submitting work can call the Arts Council at 736-3300.