Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Category Archives: Government

Council Votes Down Reparations, Looks To Form Race Relations Committee

Council Votes Down Reparations, Looks To Form Race Relations Committee

The City of Goldsboro will not offer reparations to the Black community at this time. Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council voted 3 – 4, shooting down a resolution supporting reparations for the Black community. The proposal — which was essentially a copy of the resolution passed by the City of Asheville earlier this year…read more »

City Now Accepting Applications For Small Business COVID-19 Grants

City Now Accepting Applications For Small Business COVID-19 Grants

Applications are being accepted now through Friday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. for the City of Goldsboro’s Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City created a grant program to provide up to approximately 30 small businesses with grants of $2,500 or $5,000, for a total of $100,000 in immediate…read more »

BREAKING: City Council Shoots Down Reparations For Black Community

BREAKING: City Council Shoots Down Reparations For Black Community

Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council voted 3 – 4 and did not approve a resolution supporting reparations for the Black community.  The proposal — which was essentially a copy of the resolution passed by the City of Asheville earlier this year — had been brought up by former city council member Bevan Foster.  Foster’s…read more »

City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

The City of Goldsboro is looking at potential reuse plans for the old Union Station. The dilapidated train station on the 100 block of S. Carolina Street has stood unused for years after the passenger rail service through the station came to an end in 1968. Earlier this month, the Goldsboro City Council heard a…read more »

City Reports Discharge Of Roughly 1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater

City Reports Discharge Of Roughly 1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater

The City of Goldsboro says it discovered a discharge of untreated wastewater from a failed section of the sewer force main located at 1100 U.S. 70 West and U.S. 117 South.  After assessing the area surrounding the discharge and lift station pump data, it is estimated that roughly 1 million gallons was discharged to surrounding…read more »

County Urges Citizens To Take Part In 2020 Census

County Urges Citizens To Take Part In 2020 Census

Wayne County has some ground to make up when it comes to participating in the 2020 Census.  According to figures provided by the county, only 60.8% of people in Wayne County have responded to the Census, while the average rate in the State of North Carolina is a 61.9% participation rate. The results of the…read more »

County Commissioners Updated On Coronavirus

County Commissioners Updated On Coronavirus

The Wayne County Commissioners get an update on coronavirus in the county. At Tuesday’s Wayne County Board meeting, Dr. Alma Jenkins told the commissioners about the importance of wearing a face covering. She says if 95% of people started wearing masks in public right now, 70,000 coronavirus-related deaths could be prevented by the end of…read more »

City Approves Spending Of Coronavirus Relief Funds

City Approves Spending Of Coronavirus Relief Funds

Wayne County has received $4.6 million dollars in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relieve and Economic Security) Act funding. Almost $967,000 from that will be allocated to the City of Goldsboro. At last week’s meeting, the Goldsboro City Council was informed of how those funds would be spent. Assistant to the City Manager Octavius Murphy explained where…read more »

Goldsboro Asked To Consider Reparations For Black Community

Goldsboro Asked To Consider Reparations For Black Community

Could Goldsboro become the next North Carolina city to institute reparations for its Black community? The City of Asheville already did it. Now, former Goldsboro Councilman Bevan Foster is asking his city do the same. Foster made his pitch for reparations at Tuesday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting. He is essentially asking for the city to pass…read more »

P.D., Sheriff’s Office Pursue Justice Assistance Grant

P.D., Sheriff’s Office Pursue Justice Assistance Grant

The Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are once again teaming up to go after funds from the annual Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. The grant is worth a total of $34,766. Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West explained how the grant would be split to the city council on Tuesday. West says…read more »

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