Category Archives: Government

Local Sales Tax Option Approved For November Ballot

Local Sales Tax Option Approved For November Ballot

Joel Gillie, Wayne County public affairs director, provided a presentation on the one-quarter of one cent sales tax resolution that the Board has explored. This sales tax resolution would change the sales tax from 6.75% to 7% and would allow the Commissioners to lessen the burden on property owners through property taxes. This increase would…read more »

City Selects New Public Utilities Director

City Selects New Public Utilities Director

The City of Goldsboro has selected Robert “Bert” Sherman as the new Public Utilities Director. “We are excited to have Mr. Sherman serve as the City Public Utilities Director. He has over 20 years of leadership and supervisor experience within the Public Utilities department. Mr. Sherman served the City well as the Interim Public Utilities…read more »

Rep. Bell Appointed Co-Chair Of New Committee To Investigate Hurricane Recovery Delays

Rep. Bell Appointed Co-Chair Of New Committee To Investigate Hurricane Recovery Delays

House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to serve as Co-Chair of the newly formed Subcommittee on Hurricane Response and Recovery under the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. “I am grateful to be appointed by the Speaker to help lead this effort to bring greater oversight…read more »

Legislature Approves 2022 Budget That Includes Critical Funding For Eastern NC

Legislature Approves 2022 Budget That Includes Critical Funding For Eastern NC

The N.C. General Assembly gave final approval Friday to the 2022 budget, which appropriates $27.9 billion to meet critical needs across the state, including significant investments in school safety, teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development and water and sewer improvements. The budget, which earned overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers, also sets aside…read more »

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 »

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