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Category Archives: Government

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Potential candidates for a city council vacancy have until the end of the workweek to apply. The District 1 vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council was created when Antonio Williams stepped down from the position in December after he was elected to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. District 1 residents interested in serving on…read more »

City Manager Provides Positive Financial Update As 2020 Ends

City Manager Provides Positive Financial Update As 2020 Ends

Despite a raging pandemic that has shuttered businesses across America, there is some positive economic news in Goldsboro. As 2020 wound down, Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon says permit applications are up about 10%, at over $100 million, for the 2020 calendar year. Also, the city manager says sales tax for Financial Year 2020-2021 is…read more »

Rep. Smith Elected To Serve As N.C. House Democratic Minority Whip

Rep. Smith Elected To Serve As N.C. House Democratic Minority Whip

State Legislator Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr., of Goldsboro, has been elected Minority Whip by the House Democratic caucus in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Democratic caucus voted unanimously for Smith, a 2nd term Democrat who serves House District 21 in Sampson and Wayne counties. The caucus also selected Democrats Rep. Amos Quick, serving…read more »

Local Congressmen Have High Hopes For New Session

Local Congressmen Have High Hopes For New Session

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — A new Congress was sworn in on Sunday. Newly elected and re-elected lawmakers on Capitol Hill took the oath of office, including North Carolina congressmen G.K. Butterfield and Greg Murphy. Congressman Butterfield tells WITN he’s especially interested in providing infrastructure relief to rural communities, including investments for Wayne and neighboring counties.…read more »

City, County Offices Closed Today For New Year’s Day

City, County Offices Closed Today For New Year’s Day

The following schedule changes will be taking place in observance of New Year’s Day: City of Goldsboro Offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day. County of Wayne Government Offices will be closed Friday, January 1, 2021 and will re-open Monday, January 4, 2021 for normal business hours. All branches of…read more »

City Names Employee, Supervisor Of The Year

City Names Employee, Supervisor Of The Year

The City of Goldsboro named its 2020 Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year at Monday’s city council meeting.  City Manager Tim Salmon announced the award recipients, who also received a check for $1,000.  read more »

Delayed City Audit Due To Record-Keeping Issues

Delayed City Audit Due To Record-Keeping Issues

It will be a little longer until the City of Goldsboro’s latest financial review will be completed. At this week’s city council meeting, John Frank from accounting firm Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP informed the council they expected to finally complete the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year audit for the city next month. Frank explained the Goldsboro Finance…read more »

City, County Offices Closed For Christmas

City, County Offices Closed For Christmas

The following schedule changes will be taking place this week in observance of Christmas: City of Goldsboro Offices will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Monday, December 28, 2020. County of Wayne Government Offices closed Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Monday, December 28, 2020. Offices will re-open Tuesday, December 29, 2020 for normal…read more »

Council Member Ham Selected As Next Mayor Pro Tem

Council Member Ham Selected As Next Mayor Pro Tem

The Goldsboro City Council selects a new backup for the mayor. At Monday’s meeting, the council selected Councilman David Ham as the next Mayor Pro Tem. Voting against Ham’s appointment, Councilwoman Brandi Matthews suggested it was time to have a new backup for Mayor Chuck Allen. While Matthews stated she wasn’t vying for the position,…read more »

City Council Retains Power For Appointing District 1 Replacement

City Council Retains Power For Appointing District 1 Replacement

It appears District 1 citizens will not have a chance to weigh in on their next representative on the Goldsboro City Council. That’s despite a push from Councilwoman Brandi Matthews at Monday’s meeting. Matthews asked to get the district involved by creating an advisory committee made of of District 1 residents that could take a…read more »

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