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Category Archives: Government

City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

City Works To Set Goals, Members For New Race Relations Committee

Goldsboro is working on its new committee that will look at racial equity and relations in the city. At its last meeting, the Goldsboro City Council discussed the details for the new Race Relations Commission. Mayor Chuck Allen says this commission needs to be bigger than what the city’s Community Relations division should handle. Councilmember…read more »

City’s IT Department Wins Award For Website Chatbot Feature

City’s IT Department Wins Award For Website Chatbot Feature

An innovative chatbot application earned the City of Goldsboro’s Information Technology department a Center for Digital Government Project Experience Award. Goldsboro was one of 30 municipalities recognized during the fourth annual Government Experience Awards. The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government…read more »

City Approves CARES Act Funding For Non-Profits

City Approves CARES Act Funding For Non-Profits

Several non-profits in Goldsboro are expecting a share of the city’s CARES Act funding. At last week’s city council meeting, Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon went through how the $200,000 would be dispersed and what it could be used for. Salmon says the grants can support food, rent and utility expenses for residents. Also, the…read more »

City’s Small Biz Grant Deadline Is Friday

City’s Small Biz Grant Deadline Is Friday

Small businesses in Goldsboro have until the end of the business week to apply for the city’s COVID-19 grant program. Assistant to the Goldsboro City Manager Octavius Murphy talked about the program with Jeff Farrow on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3. Murphy says they’re trying to spread the word because the city wants up…read more »

City Sets Trick-Or-Treat Hours, Includes COVID-19 Precautions

City Sets Trick-Or-Treat Hours, Includes COVID-19 Precautions

New health and safety measures should be followed as kids hit the streets for Halloween. Monday, the Goldsboro City Council approved its annual Halloween Safety Proclamation. Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon says the city added guidance to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 transmission during trick-or-treating activities. Goldsboro’s trick-or-treat hours will be observed from 6 –…read more »

Commissioners Remember Mayo’s Work For Wayne County

Commissioners Remember Mayo’s Work For Wayne County

Remembering a commissioner’s service to his county and district. Tuesday, the Wayne County Commissioners all paused to remember Ray Mayo and passed a proclamation in the late commissioner’s honor. Commissioner Wayne Aycock read the proclamation before it was approved. Commissioner Bill Pate remembered his friend, and said Mayo was a man of family, church, and…read more »

Manager Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis As Council Updated On Virus

Manager Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis As Council Updated On Virus

If we’ve learned one thing about COVID-19 in the last several days, it’s that the virus can hit anyone, even those in government.  Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon is an example of that, as he announced at last night’s city council meeting.  After feeling mild flu-like symptoms, Salmon tested positive for COVID-19 before the last…read more »

County Mourns Loss Of Chairman E. Ray Mayo

County Mourns Loss Of Chairman E. Ray Mayo

The County of Wayne is announcing the passing of Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman E. Ray Mayo. Commissioner Mayo served the citizens of Wayne County in District 1 since July 2011, and was appointed to serve as the chairman of the Board in December 2019. Vice-Chairman Joe Daughtery said, “I, along with all of…read more »

Deadline Extended For City’s Small Business COVID-19 Grants

Deadline Extended For City’s Small Business COVID-19 Grants

Small businesses in Goldsboro are urged to apply for the city’s COVID-19 Grant Program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City created a grant program to provide up to approximately 30 small businesses with grants of $2,500 or $5,000, for a total of $100,000 in immediate relief. Craig Foucht, the Executive Director of the…read more »

County Joins Regional Partnership To Develop N.C. Global TransPark

County Joins Regional Partnership To Develop N.C. Global TransPark

Wayne County is joining two other counties in an arrangement to help support the North Carolina Global TransPark in Kinston. Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners heard about the potential partnership from Mark Pope, the Economic Development Director for the Global TransPark. Pope says it’s beneficial when entities, including neighboring counties, come together to win…read more »

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