Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Category Archives: Government

Town Hall Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Town Hall Closed After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Princeton Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.  That’s after a town employee reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.  In a Facebook post Monday, the Town of Princeton says it will do its best to assist residents by phone and email.  Princeton residents are currently able to pay their utility bill…read more »

City Examines Making Juneteenth An Official Holiday

City Examines Making Juneteenth An Official Holiday

Could Juneteenth become an official holiday in the City of Goldsboro? At Monday’s city council meeting, Council member Gene Aycock brought up the possibility of marking June 19th as a city holiday. Aycock suggested at least recognizing the day and then making a decision on whether city employees would have Juneteenth off based on the…read more »

County Plans To Add New Non-Emergency Medical Transport Service

County Plans To Add New Non-Emergency Medical Transport Service

Wayne County is working toward doing away with WayneNET, the county’s non-emergency medical transport service. During a public hearing last week, County Manager Craig Honeycutt explained the proposed change to the Wayne County Commissioners. North State Medical Transport already provides overnight non-medical transport services for the county, but Honeycutt says the county will need additional…read more »

Board Meets District 4 Commissioner Candidates

Board Meets District 4 Commissioner Candidates

There are four candidates vying for an open seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. The board has been looking to fill the vacancy left due to the passing of Commissioner A. Joe Gurley, III in May. At this week’s meeting, the Commissioners were introduced to the four candidates: Freeman Hardison, David Jackson, Doug…read more »

Commissioners Discuss COVID Testing, Reopening Measures

Commissioners Discuss COVID Testing, Reopening Measures

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a hot topic for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. At Wednesday’s county board meeting, County Manager Craig Honeycutt brought up the success of the recent free testing sessions, and said nearly 150 residents took advantage of Tuesday’s free testing at Spring Creek Middle School. Commissioner Ed Cromartie asked…read more »

Board Finds Substantial Evidence To Doubt Foster’s Residency

Board Finds Substantial Evidence To Doubt Foster’s Residency

An election protest filed against a candidate for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners lives on and is heading back to the state. Bevan Foster won the March 3rd Democratic Primary for the District 3 seat on the Wayne County Board. However, an election protest alleged Foster does not reside at his registered District 3…read more »

State Board To County: Hold Evidentiary Hearing On Foster’s Residency

State Board To County: Hold Evidentiary Hearing On Foster’s Residency

There’s still life for an election protest filed against a candidate for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Monday afternoon, the State Board of Elections listened to an appeal filed by Zachary Lilly regarding his protest challenging the residency and nomination of Bevan Foster for the District 3 Commissioner seat. The Wayne County Board of Elections…read more »

State Board To Hear Election Protest Appeal

State Board To Hear Election Protest Appeal

The effort to undo a Wayne County primary election is not over yet. The State Board of Elections is scheduled to meet over-the-phone Monday afternoon, June 29. During that meeting, the board plans to hear an appeal regarding the election protest filed against Bevan Foster, the winner of the March 3rd Democratic Primary for the…read more »

City Provides Info On Past Due Utility Accounts

City Provides Info On Past Due Utility Accounts

Goldsboro water and sewer customers have about one more month of leeway if they’ve had trouble paying their utility bills. In a letter to residents, the city says customer account disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended until July 29th, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is also not imposing any new penalties for…read more »

Capps Elected To NCLM Board Of Directors

Capps Elected To NCLM Board Of Directors

Cary Council Member Jennifer Robinson is the new president, and Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander first vice-president, of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in a freshly elected League Board of Directors, comprising new and continuing members. Goldsboro City Clerk Melissa Capps was sworn in to service on the board, filling an at-large seat reserved for…read more »

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