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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 8, 2005 1:53 PM

Honesty pays

Goldsboro High School senior Jarrett Bryant didn't hesitate when he spotted an bank envelope full of money while he was working at Food Lion on Sunday a week ago.

Bryant, 18, is a cashier and bagger at the store on Spence Avenue. When he saw the envelope someone had left behind on a counter, he turned it over to his supervisor without even stopping to count it.

Later, he was called into the store office and was asked if he knew how much money the envelope contained.

No, he answered.

It held $1,760.

A couple of days later an elderly woman came to the store, trying to trace the lost money. Store videotapes confirmed the rightful owner and the money was returned.

And Bryant, who recently received a scholarship to play football at Fayetteville State University, got a thank-you in the form of a $100 bill.

N.C. A&T band to perform

The Goldsboro High School Instrumental Music Department will sponsor a concert by several ensembles from N.C. A&T State University on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The A&T jazz band, symphonic ensemble and concert band will perform in the school auditorium. Dr. Kenneth Ruff, the director of bands at N.C. A &T, will provide information on how college-bound students can join the A&T bands as either music majors or extracurricular participants. Admission to the performance is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, people may contact Marcus Croom, the band director at Goldsboro High School.

Amexcan meeting

People of Hispanic descent are invited to a meeting being sponsored by Amexcan at noon Saturday in the salón social of the Village Green at 5676 U.S. 70 east of Goldsboro.

Amexcan, an advocacy group for Mexicans living in North Carolina, is sponsoring the discussion of common concerns and propose ways of finding solutions to them.

Amexcan is building a "paper bridge," using letters and photographs that Hispanics can send to their family members in North Carolina. For more information about the meeting or the organization, people may call 910-293-2521, ext. 225, or email amexcan2001@yahoo.com.

Filing fees

MOUNT OLIVE -- Filing fees for the upcoming election will be $24 for mayor and $6 for town commissioners in Mount Olive.

The Mount Olive town Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to keep the filing fees the same as last year.

Each town sets its own filing fees for municipal elections. The filing period begins at noon on July 1 and continues until noon on Aug. 5.

In Mount Olive all seats are up for re-election, including the mayor, four districts and the at-large seat. While most town elected officials serve four-year terms, Mount Olive holds its municipal elections every two years.

In Seven Springs, the mayor and two commissioners, Rodolph Adams and Peggy Jones, are up for re-election.

Goldsboro and Fremont are the only towns in Wayne County that don't have a municipal election this year, and the only sanitary districts that don't have elections this time around are Southwestern Wayne and Northwestern Wayne.

More at Four

The Wayne County Partnership for Children is accepting More at Four applications for the 2005-2006 programming year.

More at Four is North Carolina's free pre-kindergarten program that serves eligible 4-year-old children deemed to be at-risk. Children must have turned 4 years of age on or before Oct. 16, 2005. Applications can be picked up from the Partnership for Children office or downloaded from the Partnership's web site at www.waynesmartstart.org.

More at Four classrooms are located in private child care facilities, public school and Head Start classrooms. The 2005-2006 sites include: Bright Beginnings Christian Center, Brogden Primary School, Carver Elementary School, Carver Head Start, Eastern Wayne Elementary School, Fremont STARS , Happy Days Day Care & Pre-school, North Drive Elementary School, Rhyme University Child Care, Rosewood Elementary School, Royall Avenue Head Start, Small World Child Care, Small World Child Care, Too!, Spring Creek Elementary School, Wee Are the World Child Care and Wonderland Christian Child Care.

Applications may be submitted at the partnership office at 800 N. William St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, people may contact Valerie Wallace at 735-3371 ext. 231.