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Category Archives: Government

City Hopes Delayed Audit Will Be Completed In March

City Hopes Delayed Audit Will Be Completed In March

The City of Goldsboro may have to wait one more month before the completion of its 2018-2019 Fiscal Year audit. At this week’s city council meeting, John Frank from accounting firm Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP explained the delay that has kept the audit from being completed in January as planned. The auditors, working with city…read more »

County Works Tirelessly To Get Citizens Vaccinated

County Works Tirelessly To Get Citizens Vaccinated

It is not an easy task, but Wayne County Government employees are going above and beyond to help get the COVID-19 vaccine distributed to residents. That was the message from County Manager Craig Honeycutt during Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Honeycutt thanked the board for its support during the vaccination process,…read more »

State Legislators Unveil Summer School Bill

State Legislators Unveil Summer School Bill

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — A group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled a bill Tuesday that would expand learning opportunities for children who may have fallen behind as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. House Speaker Tim Moore says the Summer Learning Choice for NC Families bill would provide six weeks of in-classroom learning…read more »

New District 1 City Council Member Selected

New District 1 City Council Member Selected

The Goldsboro City Council selects its newest member. Monday evening, the council voted 4 – 2 and selected Hiawatha Jones to be the next representative for District 1. The Goldsboro City Council chose Jones over fellow candidate Yvonnia Moore. Council member Brandi Matthews voiced her support for Moore and referenced a District 1 petition that…read more »

U.S. Attorney Higdon Offers Resignation

U.S. Attorney Higdon Offers Resignation

The federal prosecutor for Eastern North Carolina is resigning.  In response to President Biden’s request that all Presidentially-appointed United States Attorneys step down, United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr., submitted his letter of resignation to the President this week with an effective date of midnight on February 28, 2021.  He expressed his honor to…read more »

Local Reps At Odds Over Forcing Schools To Reopen

Local Reps At Odds Over Forcing Schools To Reopen

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — By a mostly party line vote, the State House approved a bill to get more kids back to in person learning. While both supporters and opponents of the bill agreed that children should be back to in person learning, they differed on the approach — and Democrats pointed out the…read more »

Black History Month In Goldsboro

Black History Month In Goldsboro

It is Black History Month. Across the nation, citizens are celebrating the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development. This month, the City of Goldsboro approved its annual Black History Month Proclamation as proudly read by council member Brandi Matthews. The proclamation states: “Africans Americans have…read more »

City Council Expects Audit Update At Feb. 15 Meeting

City Council Expects Audit Update At Feb. 15 Meeting

The City of Goldsboro continues to wait for its latest financial review. City Manager Tim Salmon informed the Goldsboro City Council that the 2018-2019 audit was not yet complete and has not been submitted to the state yet. According to Salmon, the auditors are currently working with the city’s Finance Department to work through some…read more »

County Provides Update On Vaccination Effort

County Provides Update On Vaccination Effort

As of Wednesday, February 3, the Wayne County Health Department has administered 3,060 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and has 8,673 individuals on its waiting list. The State of North Carolina has increased their level of communication with local health departments, and has promised an allotment of vaccines every week for the next three…read more »

Senators Sing Praise Of EPA Pick Regan’s Record

Senators Sing Praise Of EPA Pick Regan’s Record

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis introduced Michael Regan, a native North Carolinian and President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, before his Senate confirmation committee hearing.  Burr says Regan has built a solid reputation by working with rural, agricultural communities in a constructive manner.  Sen.…read more »

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