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07/19/11 — Local pastor planning new community center

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Local pastor planning new community center

By Aaron Moore
Published in News on July 19, 2011 1:46 PM

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Dennis Peele unlocks the heavy metal gate that surrounds the building he hopes to turn into a community center. The building on the corner of Slocumb and Olivia has been unoccupied for three years. It is located in "the heart of the ghetto," according to Peele. He hopes the center will be a beacon of light and hope, providing education and jobs to the neighborhood.

In the heart of what many call Goldsboro's troubled neighborhoods, local pastor Dennis Peele said many people have almost given up hope. But with a little confidence and direction, Peele said he hopes to show the city's youths and...

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