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Category Archives: Government

Commissioners Approve Hazard Pay Bonuses For Essential Workers

Commissioners Approve Hazard Pay Bonuses For Essential Workers

Bonuses are approved for some Wayne County Government employees for their continued work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved the budget amendment awarding the $500 hazard pay bonuses to certain essential county employees that were not offered emergency FMLA leave through the FFRCA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act). Wayne…read more »

Council Hears From District 1 Candidates

Council Hears From District 1 Candidates

The Goldsboro City Council has just about two weeks before it selects its newest member. Monday evening, the council heard from two candidates wishing to be the next representative for District 1. The two candidates are Hiawatha Jones and Yvonnia Moore, and each had a chance to give a presentation to the council. Jones spoke…read more »

County Working On COVID Hazard Bonuses For Some Employees

County Working On COVID Hazard Bonuses For Some Employees

Some Wayne County Government employees will get a bonus for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. County Manager Craig Honeycutt laid out the proposal at the last meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Honeycutt emphasized the county appreciated the commitment of all of its employees. However, Honeycutt explained some employees were not offered…read more »

Rep. Bell Files Bill To Fund New ECU Brody School Of Medicine

Rep. Bell Files Bill To Fund New ECU Brody School Of Medicine

– From the Office of Rep. John Bell – On the first day of bill filling, House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) filed legislation (HB 6) to provide $215 million for the construction of a new Brody School of Medicine facility at East Carolina University. He was joined by primary bill sponsors Speaker of the…read more »

City Council Plans To Hear From Three District 1 Candidates

City Council Plans To Hear From Three District 1 Candidates

Three candidates are vying to fill a vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council. At Tuesday’s council meeting, City Manager Tim Salmon announced the three residents that were hoping to be the new District 1 representative. Hiawatha Jones, Washea Lancaster and Yvonnia Moore all submitted their names for consideration for the open council seat. Jones, Lancaster…read more »

City Has More Time To Spend C.A.R.E.S. Act Funding

City Has More Time To Spend C.A.R.E.S. Act Funding

The City of Goldsboro has a little extra time to spend its nearly $1 million C.A.R.E.S. Act allocation. City Manager Tim Salmon provided good news on the coronavirus relief funding at the last Goldsboro City Council meeting. Salmon says the deadline for spending the C.A.R.E.S. money has been extended one year until December 31st, 2021.…read more »

City Offices Closed For MLK Day

City Offices Closed For MLK Day

Goldsboro city offices will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Monday’s solid waste routes will be collected Wednesday, January 20. There will be no bulk waste pickup during the holiday week.  read more »

County Offices Closed For MLK Holiday

County Offices Closed For MLK Holiday

Wayne County Government offices are closed today, Monday, January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  This includes the county landfill and convenience centers.  All offices will reopen on Tuesday for regular business hours,read more »

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Deadline Approaches For District 1 Candidates

Potential candidates for a city council vacancy have until the end of the workweek to apply. The District 1 vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council was created when Antonio Williams stepped down from the position in December after he was elected to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. District 1 residents interested in serving on…read more »

City Manager Provides Positive Financial Update As 2020 Ends

City Manager Provides Positive Financial Update As 2020 Ends

Despite a raging pandemic that has shuttered businesses across America, there is some positive economic news in Goldsboro. As 2020 wound down, Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon says permit applications are up about 10%, at over $100 million, for the 2020 calendar year. Also, the city manager says sales tax for Financial Year 2020-2021 is…read more »

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