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Tag Archives: Wayne County Board of Commissioners

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

Wayne County is moving forward with the construction of the new Fremont Elementary School.  The county Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have met and tried to clarify the price and payment for the new elementary facility for the northern end of the county.  Wednesday, WCPS Superintendent Dr. David Lewis asked the commissioners to…read more »

WCPS Releases Statement On Fremont Elementary Funding Agreement

WCPS Releases Statement On Fremont Elementary Funding Agreement

The following statement has been released on behalf of the Wayne County Board of Education: The Wayne County Board of Education looks forward to continuing to work constructively with the Board of County Commissioners to build a wonderful new Fremont Elementary School with the support of a $15 million grant secured from the State of…read more »

Commissioners: Fremont Elementary Waiting For School Board Approval

Commissioners: Fremont Elementary Waiting For School Board Approval

Wayne County Government issued the following release on Wednesday regarding the construction of the new Fremont Elementary School: In October 2020, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Wayne County Board of Education met in Fremont to announce a new school to replace Fremont STARS Elementary. This new school would replace a facility built in 1923 with…read more »

County Prepares For Redistricting Once Census Figures Available

County Prepares For Redistricting Once Census Figures Available

Wayne County prepares for its decennial redistricting process. During last week’s Wayne County Board meeting, the commissioners listened to a presentation from Local Redistricting Service, which included information from Caroline Mackie from Poyner Spruill, LLP. Mackie says the delayed Census figures will complicate and shorten the redistricting process this year. Wayne County isn’t expecting to see…read more »

Commissioners Ask To Name Bridge After Fallen State Trooper

Commissioners Ask To Name Bridge After Fallen State Trooper

There’s an effort to get a Wayne County bridge named after a fallen state trooper. At Tuesday’s meeting, Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman Wayne Aycock read the proclamation asking the NCDOT to name the O’Berry Road Bridge over U.S. 117 in honor of Trooper Nolan J. Sanders. Trooper Sanders was on duty in Wayne…read more »

County Supports Effort To Name Bridge After Former Fremont Mayor

County Supports Effort To Name Bridge After Former Fremont Mayor

There’s an effort to get a Wayne County bridge named after a former mayor. At their last meeting, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved requesting the I-795 and N.C. 222 bridge be named in honor of Andy Evans, the former mayor of Fremont. Commissioner Barbara Aycock read the resolution and thanked Evans’ family, who…read more »

Commissioners Narrowly Back Teachers’ Resolution For Students

Commissioners Narrowly Back Teachers’ Resolution For Students

Wayne County teachers are looking for support as they seek to improve conditions for students. At last week’s Wayne County Board meeting, Tiffany Kilgore, the President of the Wayne County Association of Educators, presented the group’s resolution which she called a “wish list.” Kilgore says the county needs to reinvest back into WCPS to ensure…read more »

Commissioners Meet With Wayne County Delegates

Commissioners Meet With Wayne County Delegates

On Wednesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners met with Wayne County’s General Assembly delegation to receive a legislative review and update. Representative John R. Bell, IV shared positive news regarding CARES Act funding and American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding that will be distributed to the County, municipalities, and…read more »

City & County Honor Library Historian

City & County Honor Library Historian

A beloved local historian passes away. Marty Tschetter was well-known as the historian at the Wayne County Public Library, helping the community learn and understand its past. At yesterday’s county board meeting, Wayne County Library Director Donna Phillips read the county’s proclamation honoring Tschetter. Phillips says Tschetter wasn’t from Wayne County, but this clearly became…read more »

City & County Mark Week Of The Young Child

City & County Mark Week Of The Young Child

Wayne County residents are reminded of the efforts to take care of our youngest residents. This is the Week of the Young Child as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Valerie Wallace from the Partnership for Children of Wayne County appeared at last week’s meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners to help present the Week of the…read more »

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