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09/13/09 — At the table: City and NAACP leaders gather to clear the air

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At the table: City and NAACP leaders gather to clear the air

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 13, 2009 2:00 AM

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NAACP state conference president the Rev. William Barber, left, and Goldsboro/Wayne NAACP president Sylvia Barnes meet with Mayor Al King, members of the City Council, Goldsboro police Chief Tim Bell and other leaders Thursday at City Hall.

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Goldsboro Mayor Al King, left, speaks at the city's meeting with the NAACP. In the background is Goldsboro police Chief Tim Bell.

The March arrest of 17-year-old Tavares Allen -- and how it was handled by members of the Goldsboro Police Department -- brought city and NAACP leadership together at City Hall Thursday afternoon. The two-hour discussion was cordial for the most...

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