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Commissioners Update

Commissioners Update

Wayne County Commissioners on Tuesday were provided an update on the University of Mount Olive.  Dr. Ed Croom, president of the University of Mount Olive, discussed that UMO has a state-of-the-art nursing simulator lab and has its inaugural nursing class taking place right now. The university serves students from 29 different countries and has students…read more »

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

Aycock to Serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners

At the Wayne County Commissioner’s Meeting on Tuesday, Commissioner Barbara Aycock was nominated by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Chris Gurley was nominated to serve as the Vice-Chairman for the next year. Commissioner Barbara Aycock joined the Board of Commissioners in November 2020 after 15…read more »

Green Light for Veterans

Green Light for Veterans

The County Commissioners approved unanimously to proclaim the week of November 7th as Operation Green Light in support of Veterans. Operation Green Light is a new national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the…read more »

Honoring First Responders

Honoring First Responders

Wayne County Commissioners proclaimed October 28, 2022, as National First Responders Day in Wayne County during their meeting Tuesday.  Alex Westbrook, Wayne County EMS Operations Officer, presented a proclamation for First Responders Day in Wayne County. Wayne County First Responders are our family members, neighbors, friends, church members, and co-workers who are trained as law…read more »

Voters to Decide Sales Tax Referendum

Voters to Decide Sales Tax Referendum

Voters in Wayne County will decide during the 2022 general election how they want to fund important services such as the Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Department of Social Services, Health Department, all Library branches, Senior Center and Services on Aging, Veterans Services, and school safety improvements. Sales tax revenue allows the Commissioners to lessen the burden…read more »

Fire Prevention Month

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month, and October 9th through October 15th is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. Here are a few…read more »

Commissioners Honor Fallen Deputy

Commissioners Honor Fallen Deputy

Sheriff Larry Pierce presented resolutions honoring the life of Sergeant Matthew Fishman and the heroic actions of Deputy Alexander Torres and Corporal Andrew Cox during the Wayne County Commissioners Meeting. Deputy Torres and Corporal Cox were on a call with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office when an individual within the premises fired upon Sgt. Fishman…read more »

Convenience Centers to Adjust Hours

Convenience Centers to Adjust Hours

Wayne County convenience centers will have new operating hours beginning November 1st.  Solid Waste Director Randy Rogers brought proposed changes to the convenience center hours before the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and these changes were approved unanimously. New hours for all convenience centers will be Monday through Saturday from 8 am-6 pm. This expands…read more »

Tax Assessor’s Update to Commissioners 

Tax Assessor’s Update to Commissioners 

Alan Lumpkin, Wayne County Tax Administrator, provided an update on the settlement and collections for 2021 and prior years during the Wayne County Commissioners Meeting. The tax department has a current collection rate of 98.45%. This collection rate is higher than last year and is important because it allows the county to budget up to…read more »

Fremont Elementary Groundbreaking

Fremont Elementary Groundbreaking

Yesterday was a special day for Wayne County Public Schools, Wayne County Government, and the Town of Fremont with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fremont Elementary. Dozens of elected officials, dignitaries, invited guests, local leaders, and members of the public came together for the historic event. “I sincerely appreciate my colleagues on the Wayne…read more »

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