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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 11, 2005 2:17 PM

Hodges on 'Law and Order'

Goldsboro native Poncho Hodges will appear on "Law and Order" Wednesday night at 10 on NBC.

He will play the character Silas Inwood, a big-time NBA basketball player accused of murder.

This is his first time on the series.

"I'm blessed to have an opportunity to have such a big role my first time on TV," Hodges says, especially during sweeps week when series' competitions for ratings are at their peak.

Hodges had been living in New York, where he did theater, commercials and independent movies. He moved to Los Angeles last week, where he plans to continue his acting career.

He is the grandson of Alberta White, who lives in Goldsboro.

Baddour to lecture

The public is invited to the noontime lecture and discussion "From Peddler to Politician: The Lebanese Migration to Eastern N.C." on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Wayne Community College.

Goldsboro lawyer and former member of the N.C. House of Representatives Phil Baddour will lead the "lunch-and-learn." It is co-sponsored by the college's Cultural Diversity/Global Education Task Force and the International Club.

The event will be held noon to 2 p.m. in Room 145 of the Dogwood Building on the college's main campus in Goldsboro. Participants may bring a lunch and beverage to this session.

For more information on the lecture, call Peggy Womble at 919-735-5151.

Pinewood Derby

The Torhunta District Cub Scouts will hold their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 19, with cars they have built.

They will start registering to compete at 8 a.m., and the race will begin around 9 a.m. at the Goldsboro Moose Lodge on U.S. 117 south of Goldsboro.

The boys receive a block of wood and four nails and wheels each December. They race the cars they make to see whose is the fastest. They also compete for Best in Show.

Some of the cars have unique decorations this year, said Michelle Newsome, who is helping put together the race. One car is a fish with a cricket in its mouth. Another is a boat with little men inside holding fishing poles.

The derby will also include a Big Kids Race, which the district has had several times. The Big Kids will pay a $5 entrance fee, but the Cubs' fees have already been taken care of during the process of elimination races. The Cubs have already gone through 21 pack races, and about 60 boys, the top three from each pack, will compete for district-wide honors.