Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Category Archives: Government

City Donates Property For Sheriff’s New Addiction Recovery Program

City Donates Property For Sheriff’s New Addiction Recovery Program

A Goldsboro home is being donated to assist persons struggling with drug abuse and addiction. At Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting, Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce asked the council to bestow the property at 807 Nile Street to Hope Restorations, Inc. Pierce says this is part of the sheriff’s office new program to help reduce…read more »

Wayne County Health Department Hosting Two Weekend Vaccine Events

Wayne County Health Department Hosting Two Weekend Vaccine Events

The Wayne County Health Department will be hosting two weekend Pfizer vaccine clinics for anyone needing a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The county asks that recipients schedule an appointment at www.waynegov.com/vaccine, but walk-ups will also be accepted. The weekend vaccine clinics will be: May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goldsboro High…read more »

City Planning For $8.7 Million From The American Rescue Plan

City Planning For $8.7 Million From The American Rescue Plan

Another round of coronavirus relief funding is coming to local governments, and the City of Goldsboro is planning how to spend its share. At the last council meeting, Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon explained the city is expecting $8.7 million through the American Rescue Plan – $4.375 million this year and another $4.375 million next…read more »

Wayne County Emergency Management Monitoring Fuel Disruptions

Wayne County Emergency Management Monitoring Fuel Disruptions

On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline system reported a ransomware cyber-attack, resulting in a temporary shutdown of that line. The Colonial Pipeline is a fuel pipeline that delivers a majority of the fuel products to North Carolina. Governor Roy Cooper has loosened restrictions on vehicles transporting petroleum products in North Carolina to assist in keeping…read more »

Bill To Expand Care For Children With Autism Approved By Legislature

Bill To Expand Care For Children With Autism Approved By Legislature

On Monday, the state legislature gave final approval to legislation introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) and Senate Majority Whip Jim Perry (R-Lenoir) to streamline and expand access to care for children with autism. The bill, which passed both the House and Senate unanimously, now goes to the Governor for his signature. Currently,…read more »

Council Adopts Decorum Rules For Public Comment Sessions

Council Adopts Decorum Rules For Public Comment Sessions

The Goldsboro City Council approves new decorum for its public comment sessions. At the last April meeting, the council approved returning to holding a public comment period at each of the council’s two regular monthly meetings. Speakers will be limited to three minutes each and the entire public comment session is not to exceed 30…read more »

Commissioners Meet With Wayne County Delegates

Commissioners Meet With Wayne County Delegates

On Wednesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners met with Wayne County’s General Assembly delegation to receive a legislative review and update. Representative John R. Bell, IV shared positive news regarding CARES Act funding and American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding that will be distributed to the County, municipalities, and…read more »

County Commissioners Begin Talks On Flooding Issues

County Commissioners Begin Talks On Flooding Issues

A discussion is underway on how to address flooding problems in Wayne County. At the last Wayne County Board meeting, Commissioner Bevan Foster brought up his concerns regarding the ongoing flooding that occurs regularly throughout the county. Foster suggests bringing in professionals to look at steps for solving Wayne County’s flooding issues, including looking at…read more »

City To host Virtual Career Fair May 5

City To host Virtual Career Fair May 5

The City of Goldsboro’s Human Resources Department will host a virtual career fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Representatives will be available to discuss job opportunities and share general information about working in local government. Those interested in participating in the event should visit https://www.goldsboronc.gov/human-resources/virtual-career-fair/ to register. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldsboronc to view…read more »

City, County Offices Closed For Good Friday

City, County Offices Closed For Good Friday

The following schedule changes will be observed for Good Friday: Goldsboro City Offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, for Good Friday. County of Wayne Government Offices closed Friday, April 2, 2021. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 5, 2021 for normal business hours. All branches of the Wayne County Public Library closed Friday and…read more »

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