Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Category Archives: Government

City, County Offices To Close For Memorial Day

City, County Offices To Close For Memorial Day

The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Memorial Day: City of Goldsboro offices will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Monday’s regularly scheduled solid waste routes will be collected Wednesday, May 27. County of Wayne Government Offices will be closed Monday, May 25. Offices will re-open Tuesday,…read more »

Goldsboro Selects New Parks & Rec Director

Goldsboro Selects New Parks & Rec Director

After an extensive search, the City of Goldsboro has selected Felicia Brown as the new director of the Parks and Recreation Department. Brown has served as interim director since December 2018. Her salary will be $85,053.11. “Felicia has done an excellent job as interim director, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said City Manager Tim Salmon.…read more »

Wayne County Mourns Passing Of Commissioner Gurley

Wayne County Mourns Passing Of Commissioner Gurley

The County of Wayne is saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne County Commissioner A. Joe Gurley, III. Commissioner Gurley served the citizens of Wayne County in District 4 since July 2014, and was appointed to serve as the chairman of the Board from December 2018 through December 2019. Flags at all County facilities…read more »

Wayne County Marks 2020 EMS Week

Wayne County Marks 2020 EMS Week

This is officially EMS Week in Wayne County. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board, the commissioners approved the 2020 EMS Week Proclamation. Wayne County EMS Director Dave Cuddeback read the proclamation to the board. Cuddeback noted the week got off to a difficult start for Wayne County’s EMS crews as they took part…read more »

City Manager Provides COVID-19 Update

City Manager Provides COVID-19 Update

Employee safety and wellness continue to be a top concern as Goldsboro moves forward during the coronavirus pandemic.  Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon provided an update this week on the city’s policies, procedures and practices in light of COVID-19.  As part of the update, Salmon says the city has provided appropriate personal protective equipment for…read more »

County Monitors COVID-19 Outbreaks At Food, Health Facilities

County Monitors COVID-19 Outbreaks At Food, Health Facilities

Wayne County continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation.  At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, interim Health Director Ken Stern gave an update on the latest local COVID-19 figures. Stern says the county is tracking outbreaks at the O’Berry Center and Cherry Hospital.  11 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at O’Berry Center. …read more »

Goldsboro Begins Carefully Budgeting For Next Year

Goldsboro Begins Carefully Budgeting For Next Year

Budget season begins in the City of Goldsboro.  Monday evening, Goldsboro Finance Director Catherine Gwynn filled the city council in on the initial preparations for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Gwynn says they are “trying to budget conservatively,” and noted the coronavirus crisis may end up impacting the city’s finances.   She says there is uncertainty in the State…read more »

State, Federal Disaster Dollars Help Utilities Affected By Hurricane Dorian

State, Federal Disaster Dollars Help Utilities Affected By Hurricane Dorian

Utilities affected by Hurricane Dorian are recent beneficiaries of disaster assistance funding from the State of North Carolina and FEMA. FEMA recently approved more than $1.1 million in hurricane-related reimbursements so the following public utilities could continue providing essential services to residents: More than $940,600 to replace the Carteret-Craven Electrical Cooperative’s damaged poles and transformers.…read more »

Wayne County Changes To Service: Phase 1

Wayne County Changes To Service: Phase 1

As North Carolina enters Phase 1 of easing restrictions due to COVID-19, Wayne County will be reopening most offices to the public beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. On Monday, Branches of the Wayne County Public Library will be opening with reduced capacity. The Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center will remain closed to protect our must…read more »

Bell, Perry Announce Over $2M For Wayne County COVID-19 Relief

Bell, Perry Announce Over $2M For Wayne County COVID-19 Relief

— From the offices of Rep. John Bell and Sen. Jim Perry — Following the passage of the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act, Representative John Bell and Senator Jim Perry announced Thursday that Wayne County will be receiving over $2.2 million to cover immediate expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A full list of county allocations…read more »

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