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Category Archives: Government

COVID Connection Meeting Being Held Virtually This Afternoon

COVID Connection Meeting Being Held Virtually This Afternoon

It’s a chance for citizens to hear the latest local COVID-19 updates.  Wayne County Government hosts a COVID Connection virtual event today (Thursday, September 23) at 4 PM.  The COVID Connection brings together local leaders and health officials to discuss the latest coronavirus trends and information.  The meeting is expected to include the latest updates…read more »

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Wayne County Averaging Up To 80 New Cases Of COVID-19 Per Day

Most coronavirus deaths are preventable.  That’s the message from state and local health officials as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in North Carolina due to the delta variant.  Wayne County Health Department Medical Director Dr. James Stackhouse gave an update on the latest COVID trends at Tuesday’s county board meeting. Stackhouse says the county…read more »

Rep. Bell Pushes For Budget Measures To Help Wayne County

Rep. Bell Pushes For Budget Measures To Help Wayne County

Lawmakers continue working on the new state budget.  State House Majority Leader John Bell of Wayne County appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3 last week.  Rep. Bell says the new budget looks at flood mitigation, and he says every dollar spent upfront will save up to $8 in…read more »

City Offices Closing Early On Tuesday

City Offices Closing Early On Tuesday

Goldsboro City Hall and other city offices will be closing early on Tuesday so employees can pay tribute to former Mayor Chuck Allen, who passed away on Friday.  City offices will close at 3 PM this Tuesday, September 21, for Mayor Chuck Allen’s Celebration of Life service. Goldsboro City Offices will reopen at 8 AM…read more »

Two Apply For Vacant City Council Seat

Two Apply For Vacant City Council Seat

Two candidates throw their hat into the ring to try and be the next District 5 representative on the Goldsboro City Council. After the application period closed at 5 PM on Friday, the City of Goldsboro announced the applicants for the vacant council seat. They are: Charles P. Gaylor, IV Phyllis A. Merritt-James City Clerk…read more »

Former Mayor Chuck Allen Passes Away

Former Mayor Chuck Allen Passes Away

The City of Goldsboro lost a dedicated community servant today. Former Mayor Chuck Allen passed away on Friday following a health battle that began limiting his time leading the city in late 2019. He was 60-years-old. Allen had served as Mayor since 2015, winning reelection in 2019. He stepped down from his role as mayor…read more »

City Offers Free Lead & Copper Sampling For Some Homes

City Offers Free Lead & Copper Sampling For Some Homes

Some Goldsboro homes are eligible for a free lead and copper sampling.  If you are a homeowner within the Goldsboro city limits and your home meets the following criteria, the Water Treatment Plant needs your assistance: The home must have been built between 1982-1987.  Must have either copper water pipes with lead solder or be…read more »

Rep. Bell Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award From NC Wildlife Federation

Rep. Bell Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award From NC Wildlife Federation

House Majority Leader John Bell’s “pragmatic and nature-based solutions” to statewide flood and storm preparedness earned him “Legislator of the Year” recognition on Sept. 11 at North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s 57th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Rep. Bell (R), who represents District 10, was among the 18 agency professionals, volunteers and organizations honored at a…read more »

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

Wayne County is moving forward with the construction of the new Fremont Elementary School.  The county Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have met and tried to clarify the price and payment for the new elementary facility for the northern end of the county.  Wednesday, WCPS Superintendent Dr. David Lewis asked the commissioners to…read more »

City Seeks Applicants For District 5 Council Seat

City Seeks Applicants For District 5 Council Seat

The Goldsboro City Council is soliciting individuals who are interested in filling the vacant Councilmember seat for District 5, which occurred as a result of David Ham being appointed to serve as Mayor of the City of Goldsboro.  The selected individual will serve for the remainder of the term, until the winner of the November…read more »

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