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Not waiting for Superman anymore

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on January 30, 2011 1:50 AM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL BETTS

Boys and Girls Club unit director Marvin Ford leads children at the club in a game of charades. Mentoring programs like the Boys and Girls Club offer children the chance to start right, while also keeping them on the right path. Mayor Al King says programs like these and other mentorships could help stop the rampant problems with the city's young black males.

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'My class, we produced doctors, presidents of universities, researchers, chemists, teachers, you name it. And now, when I go to Mount Olive, it's like I'm in a foreign land. All I see is kids walking around -- just like here. It just tears me all to hell. I say, 'What happened? What happened?'' --Goldsboro Mayor Al King

Mayor Al King steps away from his desk and walks across his office -- reaching into a cabinet before returning with a thick stack of paperwork. "Do you see this? Do you?" he said, pointing to the first of hundreds...

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