Friday, December 03, 2021

Tag Archives: Wayne County Board of Commissioners

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 »

Child Abuse Prevention Month In Wayne County

Child Abuse Prevention Month In Wayne County

Wayne County is reminded to take care of our youngest residents. This is the Week of the Young Child as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kriquette Davis presented the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation at last week’s Wayne County Board meeting. Davis says it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure kids grow up protected and with…read more »

Commissioners: Keep Our Highways Clean!

Commissioners: Keep Our Highways Clean!

Wayne County officials are talking trash. Specifically, at last week’s board meeting, the Wayne County commissioners voiced their displeasure over the litter that lines roadways across the area. Commissioner Barbara Aycock started the conversation and says she’s been hearing from residents about the trash along the highways. She noted the unsightly garbage lining Highway 70,…read more »

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 »

County, School Officials Meet On Fremont Elementary Planning

County, School Officials Meet On Fremont Elementary Planning

On Tuesday, a working group of staff and elected officials met to continue the initial planning discussions for the new Fremont Elementary School. The working group was developed as part of a collaborative effort between the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the Wayne County Board of Education to ensure a smooth and successful completion…read more »

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