Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Category Archives: Government

Wayne County Receives Recognition For Financial Reporting

Wayne County Receives Recognition For Financial Reporting

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to County of Wayne for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. According to Wayne County, this is the 25th year that its Finance Department been awarded this…read more »

City, County Offices Closed For Thanksgiving

City, County Offices Closed For Thanksgiving

The following schedule changes will be taking place this week in observance of Thanksgiving: Goldsboro City Offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. County of Wayne Government Offices closed Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021. Offices will re-open Monday, November 29, 2021 for normal business hours. All branches…read more »

Rep. Smith Provides Insight Into State Budget, ‘Yes’ Vote

Rep. Smith Provides Insight Into State Budget, ‘Yes’ Vote

– From the office of Rep. Raymond E. Smith, Jr. – North Carolina has not had a State Budget since the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The consequence of this failure of leadership has been lost opportunities to invest in public education and other public services.  This week the General Assembly passed a State Budget and Governor…read more »

Apprenticeship Scholarship Named In Honor Of Ray Mayo

Apprenticeship Scholarship Named In Honor Of Ray Mayo

(GDN) — A new scholarship is unveiled as Wayne County marks National Apprenticeship Week.  Craig Foucht, Executive Director of the Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College, talked about the importance of apprenticeships at this week’s county board meeting. Foucht says the college’s apprenticeships can have a positive impact on a person’s life…read more »

Commissioners Won’t Reenact Mask Mandate In Most County Facilities

Commissioners Won’t Reenact Mask Mandate In Most County Facilities

(GDN) — Despite reconsideration, Wayne County is still doing away with its mask mandate for most county facilities.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners took another look at their previous action that ended the masking requirement for visitors and staff in most county buildings. Commissioner Bevan Foster thought the county may have…read more »

Rep. Bell, Sen. Perry Tout $54 Million In Budget For Wayne County

Rep. Bell, Sen. Perry Tout $54 Million In Budget For Wayne County

– From the offices of Rep. John Bell and Sen. Jim Perry – Following weeks of negotiations between the House, Senate, and Governor, a final budget has been released by the North Carolina General Assembly. The budget, which the Governor has said he will sign, will be voted on this week in both chambers. In…read more »

Wayne County Names Randy Rogers Solid Waste Director

Wayne County Names Randy Rogers Solid Waste Director

Wayne County announced on Friday that Randy Rogers has been named Solid Waste Director, effective immediately. Rogers was named interim director in July after the retirement of the previous director. As the director, he is responsible for the Wayne County Landfill as well as all recycling and convenience centers. County Manager Craig Honeycutt said, “We…read more »

State Of The Community: Wayne County Moves Forward With Facility Improvements

State Of The Community: Wayne County Moves Forward With Facility Improvements

(GDN) — Wayne County plans to undertake numerous building projects in the coming months.  The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community provides a look at the last year’s developments in the City of Goldsboro and County of Wayne.  Tuesday’s event featured updates from city and county leaders who emphasized the idea…read more »

City Leaders Highlight Public Safety, New Projects During State Of The Community

City Leaders Highlight Public Safety, New Projects During State Of The Community

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community provides a look at the last year’s developments in the City of Goldsboro.  Tuesday’s event featured updates from city and county leaders who emphasized the idea of “one community.”  Goldsboro Mayor David Ham praised the first ever NC Freedom Fest held in September which…read more »

New County Commissioner District Boundaries Approved

New County Commissioner District Boundaries Approved

Wayne County approves new commissioner districts.  The county had to undertake the redistricting process following the 2020 Census.  County Staff Attorney Andrew Neal went through the redrawn districts at last week’s Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting. Neal says Wayne County lost 5,290 people according to the 2020 Census. That makes the ideal district size…read more »

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