Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Category Archives: Government

It’s Here!  Election Day 2020!

It’s Here! Election Day 2020!

Today, November 3rd, is Election Day in America! Polls in North Carolina are open from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM. If you are in line before 7:30 PM, you will be allowed to vote. Voters are NOT required to show photo ID for today’s election. Wayne County Elections Director Anne Riskutells GoldsboroDailyNews.com that voters need to report…read more »

County Adopts Process For Appointing New District 1 Commissioner

County Adopts Process For Appointing New District 1 Commissioner

For the third time this year, Wayne County is working to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners. District 1 Commissioner E. Ray Mayo passed away earlier this month creating the opening on the Wayne County Board. This week, The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved the schedule and process for filling Mayo’s seat.…read more »

City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

Goldsboro is working on its new committee that will look at racial equity and relations in the city. At its last meeting, the Goldsboro City Council discussed the details for the new Race Relations Commission. Mayor Chuck Allen says this commission needs to be bigger than what the city’s Community Relations division should handle. Councilmember…read more »

City’s IT Department Wins Award For Website Chatbot Feature

City’s IT Department Wins Award For Website Chatbot Feature

An innovative chatbot application earned the City of Goldsboro’s Information Technology department a Center for Digital Government Project Experience Award. Goldsboro was one of 30 municipalities recognized during the fourth annual Government Experience Awards. The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government…read more »

City Approves CARES Act Funding For Non-Profits

City Approves CARES Act Funding For Non-Profits

Several non-profits in Goldsboro are expecting a share of the city’s CARES Act funding. At last week’s city council meeting, Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon went through how the $200,000 would be dispersed and what it could be used for. Salmon says the grants can support food, rent and utility expenses for residents. Also, the…read more »

City’s Small Biz Grant Deadline Is Friday

City’s Small Biz Grant Deadline Is Friday

Small businesses in Goldsboro have until the end of the business week to apply for the city’s COVID-19 grant program. Assistant to the Goldsboro City Manager Octavius Murphy talked about the program with Jeff Farrow on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3. Murphy says they’re trying to spread the word because the city wants up…read more »

City Sets Trick-Or-Treat Hours, Includes COVID-19 Precautions

City Sets Trick-Or-Treat Hours, Includes COVID-19 Precautions

New health and safety measures should be followed as kids hit the streets for Halloween. Monday, the Goldsboro City Council approved its annual Halloween Safety Proclamation. Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon says the city added guidance to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 transmission during trick-or-treating activities. Goldsboro’s trick-or-treat hours will be observed from 6 –…read more »

Commissioners Remember Mayo’s Work For Wayne County

Commissioners Remember Mayo’s Work For Wayne County

Remembering a commissioner’s service to his county and district. Tuesday, the Wayne County Commissioners all paused to remember Ray Mayo and passed a proclamation in the late commissioner’s honor. Commissioner Wayne Aycock read the proclamation before it was approved. Commissioner Bill Pate remembered his friend, and said Mayo was a man of family, church, and…read more »

Manager Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis As Council Updated On Virus

Manager Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis As Council Updated On Virus

If we’ve learned one thing about COVID-19 in the last several days, it’s that the virus can hit anyone, even those in government.  Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon is an example of that, as he announced at last night’s city council meeting.  After feeling mild flu-like symptoms, Salmon tested positive for COVID-19 before the last…read more »

County Mourns Loss Of Chairman E. Ray Mayo

County Mourns Loss Of Chairman E. Ray Mayo

The County of Wayne is announcing the passing of Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman E. Ray Mayo. Commissioner Mayo served the citizens of Wayne County in District 1 since July 2011, and was appointed to serve as the chairman of the Board in December 2019. Vice-Chairman Joe Daughtery said, “I, along with all of…read more »

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