Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Category Archives: Government

Lawmakers Develop Comprehensive Flood Plan

Lawmakers Develop Comprehensive Flood Plan

– From the offices of Senator Jim Perry & Senator Danny Britt – Since 2016, North Carolina has experienced $22 Billion in damages related to major flood events related to two hurricanes, Matthew (2016) and Florence (2018). Eastern North Carolina communities are on the frontlines of flooding, whether it be from tropical storms, hurricanes, or…read more »

Rep. Bell Introduces “No Veteran Left Behind Act”

Rep. Bell Introduces “No Veteran Left Behind Act”

House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) introduced the No Veteran Left Behind Act (HB 370) on Tuesday to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans who are suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. The bill is also sponsored by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) and Rep. Charlie…read more »

Goldsboro Audit Expected To Be Completed Within 30 Days

Goldsboro Audit Expected To Be Completed Within 30 Days

Progress…but the City of Goldsboro is still waiting for its financial audit. John Frank from accounting firm Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP gave an update on the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year audit at Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting. Frank says the progress includes providing the city’s finance department with a preliminary draft of the finance statement. He…read more »

Mayor Allen Taking Leave Of Absence For Medical Reasons

Mayor Allen Taking Leave Of Absence For Medical Reasons

The City of Goldsboro is operating without it’s mayor. At Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem David Ham announced that Mayor Chuck Allen would be taking a leave of absence due to doctor’s orders. Ham says the council wishes the mayor well, and he noted Allen has served the city for 21-plus years…read more »

Regan Confirmed As Next EPA Administrator

Regan Confirmed As Next EPA Administrator

A Wayne County native is confirmed to oversee the nation’s top environmental agency. President Joe Biden had selected Michael Regan to serve as Administrator the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Regan’s nomination was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate. Regan is a Goldsboro native. He attended Goldsboro High School and received his Bachelor of…read more »

Public Meeting Set For City’s Annual Action Plan

Public Meeting Set For City’s Annual Action Plan

The public is invited to provide input on housing and non-housing needs in the city of Goldsboro for the FY21-22 Annual Action Plan (AAP) during a virtual public meeting Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD provides that a grantee may conduct virtual public hearings to fulfill applicable public…read more »

City Looks At Staggering Council Member Terms

City Looks At Staggering Council Member Terms

The Goldsboro City Council is looking at staggering the terms for council members. At the Goldsboro City Council retreat in late February, Assistant City Manager Randy Guthrie explained the city’s charter would need to be changed in order to adjust when council members are elected. Guthrie explained there are two ways to change the charter:…read more »

County Approves Rate Hike For Genoa Sewer Customers

County Approves Rate Hike For Genoa Sewer Customers

A sewer rate increase is coming for some Wayne County residents. At this week’s Wayne County Board meeting, County Manager Craig Honeycutt laid out the reasons for the rate hike for the Genoa Sanitary Sewage system. Honeycutt says the system is losing money between the increased rates in the City of Goldsboro and the high…read more »

City, County Amend Agreement Regarding Maxwell Center Hotel Property

City, County Amend Agreement Regarding Maxwell Center Hotel Property

Changes are made to an economic development agreement between the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County. The Memorandum of Understanding details the partnership between the city and county for locating a new hotel on the property next to The Maxwell Center. City Attorney Ron Lawrence explained the changes at Monday’s meeting of the Goldsboro City…read more »

Jones Sworn In For District 1 Council Seat

Jones Sworn In For District 1 Council Seat

Goldsboro’s newest city council member takes her seat. Hiawatha Jones was sworn in as the new District 1 representative at the Goldsboro City Council’s retreat on Wednesday. State Sen. Don Davis administered the Oath of Office to Jones. Jones was appointed to the vacant District 1 seat after Antonio Williams stepped down from the position…read more »

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