Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Category Archives: Government

Commissioners To Hold Evening Meetings Quarterly On A Trial Basis

Commissioners To Hold Evening Meetings Quarterly On A Trial Basis

Evening meetings will make a return to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.  Last month, the commissioners had ruled against holding one of their two monthly meetings in the late afternoon or evening.   This week, the board reconsidered the idea and agreed to hold evening meetings once per quarter in 2022.    Commissioner Antonio…read more »

Register Of Deeds Removed From County Board Meeting

Register Of Deeds Removed From County Board Meeting

During Tuesday’s public comment session, Register of Deeds Constance Coram came before the Wayne County Board of Commissioners to address some of the perceived shortcomings in her office during recent months.  Coram noted three members of the Register of Deeds staff resigned before she took office. She also says the office suffered through two COVID-related…read more »

Gaylor Officially Joins Goldsboro City Council

Gaylor Officially Joins Goldsboro City Council

The new District 5 representative is seated on the Goldsboro City Council.  Monday evening, Charles P. Gaylor, IV was sworn-in to office.  Gaylor takes over the District 5 seat, which was vacated when David Ham was appointed to serve as Mayor of the City of Goldsboro.  Gaylor will serve for the remainder of the term,…read more »

REMINDER: Redistricting Public Hearing Set For Tuesday

REMINDER: Redistricting Public Hearing Set For Tuesday

Wayne County holds its public hearing on the newly proposed voter districts this week.  The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed voter district maps this Tuesday, November 2 at 9:30 AM in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Wayne County Courthouse Annex, 224 E. Walnut Street in Goldsboro. …read more »

Commissioners Decide Against Holding Evening Meetings

Commissioners Decide Against Holding Evening Meetings

Wayne County residents will have to continue watching and attending commissioner meetings in the morning.  An effort to move one of the monthly Wayne County Board of Commissioners meetings to an evening session was blocked at last week’s meeting.  Commissioner Bevan Foster was hoping more residents would be able to participate with an evening meeting. …read more »

Council Denies Matthews’ Request For After Hours Access In City Hall

Council Denies Matthews’ Request For After Hours Access In City Hall

A Goldsboro City Council member’s request for after hours access to certain areas in City Hall is shot down.  The discussion came up at Monday’s meeting as Councilwoman Brandi Matthews asked for her own set of keys to access the Mayor and City Manager’s external office at City Hall. She, as well as the other…read more »

County Sets Public Hearing On New Commissioner Electoral Districts

County Sets Public Hearing On New Commissioner Electoral Districts

Wayne County is looking for the public’s input as it adjusts its voter districts.  Following the 2020 Census, the county has undertaken its decennial redistricting effort.  The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed voter district maps.  County Manager Craig Honeycutt says the maps are available online for the…read more »

Gaylor Selected As New District 5 Council Member

Gaylor Selected As New District 5 Council Member

The Goldsboro City Council selects its newest member.   Monday evening, the council voted 4-2 and named Charles P. Gaylor, IV the new representative for District 5.  Gaylor and Phyllis A. Merritt-James had been vying for the empty District 5 city council seat.  The District 5 vacancy occurred when David Ham was appointed to serve as…read more »

Early Voting Begins Today In Wayne County

Early Voting Begins Today In Wayne County

Early Voting for the November 2, 2021 Municipal & Sanitary District election begins today, Thursday, October 14. The only Early Voting location in Wayne County is the Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash Street in Goldsboro. Same Day Registration will be available during the Early Voting period with current proof of residency. See the…read more »

Goldsboro, Others Set Trick Or Treat Hours

Goldsboro, Others Set Trick Or Treat Hours

Local communities are getting ready for Halloween.  At last week’s meeting, the Goldsboro City Council approved its annual Halloween Proclamation as read by Mayor Pro Tem Taj Polack.  The proclamation suggests: Residents who wish to participate in trick or treat are asked to leave a porch light or other outdoor light on during these hours.…read more »

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