Nickel, Davis to Visit Goldsboro on Friday

Nickel, Davis to Visit Goldsboro on Friday

Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) will host a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Herman Park Center with Congressman Don Davis (NC-01), Goldsboro Mayor Charles Gaylor, Representative John Bell, and Wayne County Commissioner Antonio Williams to celebrate $250,000 in new federal funding that he secured for the City of Goldsboro’s Herman Park Center Building Demolition Project.

The City of Goldsboro will use this funding to demolish and dispose of the Herman Park Building. The building was closed due to contamination issues, specifically mold. The City has designed a new, shovel-ready Herman Park Center to replace this facility.

During the press conference, Congressman Nickel will also announce a new $1.5 million community project funding request for the City of Goldsboro that he submitted to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Appropriations bill.

The City of Goldsboro would use this funding to stabilize Goldsboro Union Station for historic preservation, reuse, and availability to serve future rail service. Recent reports indicate that Goldsboro should be a stop on rail from Wilmington to Raleigh, and the city will need an active station to accommodate future rail service.

After the press conference, Congressman Nickel, Congressman Davis, Mayor Gaylor, and Commissioner Williams will join representatives from Eastern Carolina Rail for a walkthrough of Goldsboro Union Station to learn more about current restoration efforts and how federal funding could support this project.