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Category Archives: Government

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 »

Commissioners Ask For Regional Approach To Reopening State

Commissioners Ask For Regional Approach To Reopening State

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners is hoping for a regional approach to reopening North Carolina’s economy. At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners approved a new letter that will be sent to Gov. Roy Cooper asking that the area of North Carolina east of I-95 not be lumped in with the rest of the state —…read more »

City Cancels 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

City Cancels 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

It’s disappointing news for the Goldsboro teens that were hoping for some summer work opportunities. Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council agreed to cancel the city’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative for 2020. Goldsboro Community Relations Director Shycole Simpson-Carter explained it was due to the coronavirus pandemic. 32 youth and four local businesses expressed an interest…read more »

NCDMV License and Registration Expiration Dates Extended 5 Months

NCDMV License and Registration Expiration Dates Extended 5 Months

To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers and partners in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law today by Governor Cooper grants a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials. The bill also allows the DMV to…read more »

Tuesday Community Roundtable To Be Held Virtually

Tuesday Community Roundtable To Be Held Virtually

Operation Unite Goldsboro holds its next Community Roundtable this week.  The roundtable will be held virtually on Zoom.  Attendees are welcome to join the conversation at 7 PM this Tuesday, May 5.  The Zoom Meeting Code is 535 954  5850.  Complete contact information can be found on the flyer below.read more »

Two Wayne County Bridges To Close For Replacement

Two Wayne County Bridges To Close For Replacement

Two Wayne County bridges south of Goldsboro will close Monday morning, May 4, so an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can demolish and replace them. The bridges being replaced are: Thunder Swamp Road over Thunder Swamp outside Mount Olive; and South Jordan’s Chapel Road over Falling Creek off U.S. 13. National Bridge Builders LLC of…read more »

Commissioners Receive Update On Wayne UNC Efforts

Commissioners Receive Update On Wayne UNC Efforts

Wayne UNC Health Care President and CEO Janie Jaberg says “it’s a war’ as hospital staff across the country battle the coronavirus pandemic. Jaberg gave an over-the-phone update on the local hospital’s COVID-19 efforts to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners this week. Jaberg says there are three separate COVID-19 units established at Wayne UNC.…read more »

Commissioners Fill District 3 Vacancy

Commissioners Fill District 3 Vacancy

A new member will join the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Tuesday, the current commissioners selected Adrian Worrell to fill the vacant District 3 Commissioner seat. The vote to appoint Worrell to the vacancy was 3 – 1. The District 3 vacancy was created when Commissioner John M. Bell passed away suddenly after he had…read more »

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