Friday, July 01, 2022

Category Archives: Government

Groundbreaking Held for Homewood Suites at The Maxwell Center

Groundbreaking Held for Homewood Suites at The Maxwell Center

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners held a groundbreaking ceremony today to launch the construction of the Homewood Suites by BPR Properties on the campus of The Maxwell Center in Goldsboro. Work is set to begin on the hotel in mid-July and should last 18 months. The nearly 76,000 square-foot Homewood Suites will have 110…read more »

NC’s May Employment Figures Released

NC’s May Employment Figures Released

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in six, and remained unchanged in five. Wayne County came in at a 4% rate with 2,057 unemployed. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.3 percent while Chatham and Orange Counties each had the lowest at 2.9 percent.…read more »

SJAFB Airmen Strengthen, Empower LGBTQ+ Community

SJAFB Airmen Strengthen, Empower LGBTQ+ Community

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, NC – Long before the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was even enacted – much less, repealed – one Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airman was a pioneer for change, paving the way for the LGBTQ+ Airmen who now serve. Lt. Col. Barbara Wujciak, 4th Medical Group optometrist and…read more »

July 4th Government Closings

July 4th Government Closings

The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Independence Day: County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, July 4, 2022. Offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5, 2022 for normal business hours. All branches of the Wayne County Public Library closed Monday. Library branches will be open on Tuesday for normal…read more »

Goldsboro Water Customers Asked To Conserve

Goldsboro Water Customers Asked To Conserve

In accordance with City ordinance 52.17, upon notification by the City Manager that the Neuse River water level is below 52 feet mean sea level and potentially impacting the City’s raw water supply, the Mayor declares that voluntary water conservation conditions exist. All water customers are requested to use the indoor and outdoor water conservation measures…read more »

NCDOT Removing Lane Closures For Independence Day Travel

NCDOT Removing Lane Closures For Independence Day Travel

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors in Wayne County and across the state will remove nearly all lane closures to reduce traffic congestion over the Independence Day holiday weekend.  Crews will remove lane closures and open all lanes where possible on interstates and highways on the morning of Thursday, June 30 and keep the lanes open…read more »

Councilwoman Matthews Holds Listening Tour Today

Councilwoman Matthews Holds Listening Tour Today

District 4 residents are invited to come out Saturday to meet with your City Council representative, Councilwoman Brandi Matthews, as she hosts a listening tour throughout District 4. Come share your concerns, ideas and questions with Councilwoman Matthews and the special guests joining her for the tour. Joining Matthews on the tour are the Police…read more »

Bell Receives N.C. League of Municipalities Community Champion Award

Bell Receives N.C. League of Municipalities Community Champion Award

State Rep. John Bell was presented this week with the 2022 NC League of Municipalities Community Champions award for his legislative work benefiting North Carolina cities and towns over the past year. “I am honored to be recognized with this award for my efforts to support our local communities,” Bell said. “We are very proud…read more »

Resolution Honoring Craig Honeycutt

Resolution Honoring Craig Honeycutt

During this weeks Wayne County Commissioners meeting, Scott Satterfield, President of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, presented a resolution in honor of County Manager Craig Honeycutt and his work for Wayne County. Honeycutt has led the County since 2018 and is leaving Wayne County at the end of this month. The Board unanimously approved…read more »

Local Teens Represent Wayne County At YouthVoice

Local Teens Represent Wayne County At YouthVoice

At this weeks Wayne County Commissioners meeting, Wayne County Boys and Girls Club Teen Director Raytrelle Caldwell introduced six local teens who will be representing Wayne County at the annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) YouthVoice event. YouthVoice, which takes place on Friday and Saturday of the NCACC’s Annual Conference, offers sessions that…read more »

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