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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Wayne County Health Department Identifies Staff COVID-19 Cluster

Today, the Wayne County Health Department reported a COVID-19 cluster to NCDHHS involving positive COVID-19 staff members at the Health Department. NCDHHS defines a COVID-19 cluster as, “a minimum of five positive cases identified through a positive molec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 10/16/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,919 total positive cases of COVID-19. 119 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 3,347 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Wayne County Health Department Resumes Free COVID-19 Testing

Next week, the Wayne County Health Department will resume offering free COVID-19 testing at their office at 301 N Herman St. in Goldsboro. Testing days have changed, and will now be every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m, weather permitting.&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

No COVID-19 Testing at Health Department Week of October 12, 2020

The Wayne County Health Department will not be offering COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, October 14, and Friday, October 16. Staff will use next week to debrief on the testing site and make any internal changes necessary to better serve individuals who visi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 10/9/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,701 total positive cases of COVID-19. 118 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 3,130 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 10/2/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,509 total positive cases of COVID-19. 115 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,942 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

County Mourns Loss of Chairman E. Ray Mayo

The County of Wayne is saddened to hear of 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 Boar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 9/25/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,372 total positive cases of COVID-19. 114 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,806 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Wayne County Health Department Announces Free COVID-19 Testing

The Wayne County Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 testing at their office at 301 N Herman St. in Goldsboro every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m, weather permitting. 

Pre-registration is recommended to ensure an appoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 9/18/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,186 total positive cases of COVID-19. 112 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,622 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 9/11/20

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 3,063 total positive cases of COVID-19. 108 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,503 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Wayne County Public Library Brings Wi-Fi & Digital Resources to Dudley Community

Wayne County Public Library has received a $75,000 LSTA Project Grant from the State Library of North Carolina. The library, in partnership with Open Broadband, WAGES, and Wayne County Public Schools, will use these grant funds to launch a digital inclusi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 9/4/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,957 total positive cases of COVID-19. 109 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,396 are cases from out...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 8/28/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,823 total positive cases of COVID-19. 107 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,264 are cases from outside any ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 8/21/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,690 total positive cases of COVID-19. 108 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 2,129 are cases from out...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 8/14/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,541 total positive cases of COVID-19. 103 of these cases have been attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,985 are cases from out...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Wayne County Shelter Information for Isaias

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County will be opening the following shelter locations in Wayne County for individuals during Isaias. The following shelters will open Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Meadow Lane Elementary Sch...
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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Wayne County Government Offices to Close at 4 P.M. Today

Wayne County, NC – County Manager Craig Honeycutt has announced that all Wayne County Government Offices will be closing at 4 p.m. today, August 3, 2020 in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias. A decision on tomorrow’s schedule wi...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Wayne County Contracts with Two Providers for Non-Emergency Transport

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne has contracted with North State Medical Transport and MedEx Medical Transport to provide non-emergency ambulatory transportation for residents in Wayne County beginning today, July 31, 2020 at 6:00...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/31/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,324 total positive cases of COVID-19. 98 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,774 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

United Way of Wayne County to Partner With Wayne County as COVID-19 Community Partner

GOLDSBORO, N.C. --- For 95 years the United Way of Wayne County (UWWC) has worked to help connect resources to the needs of our community. UWWC has been relied upon for support during natural disasters, and most recently, during the COVI...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Wayne County Public Library Receives $20,000 in NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant Funding

GOLDSBORO, NC - Wayne County Public Library has received a $20,000 NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. This emergency grant funding was provided to North Carolina cultural organizations experiencing hards...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/24/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,217 total positive cases of COVID-19. 93 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,672 are cases from outside any type of...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Free Public COVID-19 Testing in Pikeville

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department & WayneUNC Health Care are offering free COVID-19 testing in Pikeville on July 28, 2020 and July 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing will be offered at Charles B. Aycock High...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/17/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 2,098 total positive cases of COVID-19. 93 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,553 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Wayne Executive Jetport (KGWW) Celebrates New Corporate Hangar

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July 16, 2020

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne Executive Jetport celebrated the opening of a new corporate hangar today with a ribbon c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Free Public COVID-19 Testing in Grantham

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department & WayneUNC Health Care are offering free COVID-19 testing in Grantham on July 21, 2020 and July 23, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing will be offered at Grantham Middle School ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Appoints New Commissioner

Wayne County, NC – Today, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Freeman Hardison Jr. to fill the vacant seat serving Wayne County Commissioner District 4. Mr. Hardison will fill the remainder of the term left vacan...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/10/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,971 total positive cases of COVID-19. 93 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,426 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/2/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,847 total positive cases of COVID-19. 88 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,307 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Additional Free COVID-19 Testing Site Announced

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department & WayneUNC Health Care are offering free COVID-19 testing in Seven Springs on July 7, 2020 and July 9, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing will be offered at Spring Creek Middle ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Closings for Independence Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place this week in observance of Independence Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Friday, July 3, 2020. Offices will re-open Monday, July 6, 2020 for normal busine...
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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 6/26/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,720 total positive cases of COVID-19. 86 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,171 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Wayne County Health Department Announces Free COVID-19 Testing

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing in Goldsboro on June 30, 2020 and July 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing will be offered at the GWTA Transit Center at 103 N Carolina St. in Go...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 6/19/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,590 total positive cases of COVID-19. 76 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,045 are cases from outside an...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Approves Process for Filling Vacant Seat

Wayne County, NC – At their meeting on June 16, 2020, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a process in which interested parties can apply to fill the vacant seat on the Board. This vacancy came from the sudden p...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 6/12/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,444 total positive cases of COVID-19. 74 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 901 are cases...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 6/5/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,234 total positive cases of COVID-19. 76 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 689 are cases from outside any ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 5/29/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,087 total positive cases of COVID-19. 70 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 548 are cases from outside any ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Landfill

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County landfill will be accepting household hazardous waste on June 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 460 S Landfill Road in Dudley. This event is open every year to ensure proper disposal and recycling of...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 5/22/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 947 total positive cases of COVID-19. 69 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 409 cases are f...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Closings for Memorial Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Memorial Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, May 25, 2020. Offices will re-open Tuesday, May 26, 2020 for normal business ...
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Posted on: May 21, 2020

County Mourns Loss of Commissioner A. Joe Gurley, III

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne County Commissioner A. Joe Gurley, III. Commissioner Gurley served the citizens of Wayne County in District 4 since July 2014, and was appointed to serve...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 5/15/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 788 total positive cases of COVID-19. 59 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities, 469 cases were offenders from Neuse Correctio...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 5/8/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department is tracking 709 positive cases of COVID-19. 469 of these cases are offenders at the Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro, 44 cases are from a cong...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Wayne County Changes to Service: Phase 1

Wayne County, NC – As North Carolina enters Phase 1 of easing restrictions due to COVID-19, Wayne County will be reopening most offices to the public beginning May 11, 2020. 

On Monday, Branches of the Wayne Co...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Update 5/1/20

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department is tracking 656 positive cases of COVID-19. 470 of these cases are offenders at the Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro, 41 cases are from a congregate care facili...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Wayne County Announces Two Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department has received notification of two additional COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths to eight. One individual was in the...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Wayne County Update on Neuse Correctional Institute

Wayne County, NC – Many residents have been concerned with the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases after the North Carolina Department of Public Safety enacted a proactive mass testing of the entire offender popula...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Approve Letter to Governor Cooper

Wayne County, NC – Today, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a letter to Governor Roy Cooper regarding COVID-19 restrictions in our state. While the Board of Commissioners understands that we are in unprecedented times, ou...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Update on Wayne County COVID-19 Cases

Wayne County, NC – As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has identified 246 positive COVID-19 cases in the County. This number is significantly higher due to 149 positive cases at the state’s Neuse ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Wayne County Health Department Monitoring Increased COVID-19 Cases

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department is currently monitoring increased cases of COVID-19 at facilities in the County. Currently, Wayne County has a total of 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Staff are tracking 13 positive cases at...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Wayne County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Wayne County. 

The individual died on April 9, 2020 from complications associated with the virus. The pa...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Closings for Good Friday

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place tomorrow in observance of Good Friday:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Friday, April 10, 2020. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020 for normal business hour...
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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Wayne County Animal Shelter Scheduling Appointments for Services

Wayne County, NC – In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Wayne County Animal Services will be open only to appointments for all services at the animal shelter. Appointments can be made by calling (919) 731-143...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Wayne County Opens Public Information Hotline for COVID-19

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County has established a Public Information Hotline at 919-705-1800 for citizens to ask questions about COVID-19. This hotline will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Wayne County Confirms Four COVID-19 Cases at Long-term Care Facility

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department received notice today of three additional cases of COVID-19 from a long-term care facility in Mount Olive. These additional cases include one resident and two employees who remain in...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Wayne County Confirms Fifth COVID-19 Case

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department received notice today of a fifth positive case of COVID-19 in Wayne County. This will be the last press release issued for individual cases. Wayne County will be updating the total c...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Wayne County Confirms Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department received notice today of a fourth positive case of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The individual tested positive but has been quarantined since March 18, 2020 and is no longer symptomatic...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Screenings Increased at Wayne County Health Department and Social Services

Wayne County, NC – Effective immediately, the County Office Building, at 301 N. Herman St in Goldsboro, will be expanding the screening process for visitors and staff of the Wayne County Health Department and Wayne County Department of ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Wayne County Confirms Third Positive COVID-19 Case

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department received notice today of a third positive case of COVID-19 in Wayne County. This patient tested positive for COVID-19 and remains isolated and hospitalized. The Wayne County Health D...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Board of Commissioners have called a Special Meeting for tomorrow, March 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to offer a resolution of support for businesses during this time; to discuss a remote meeting policy; to ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Second COVID-19 Case Confirmed for Wayne County, Hospitalized in Wake

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department has received notification of a second positive case of COVID-19. This patient tested positive in Wake County and remains hospitalized in Wake County. The State of North Carolina tracks cases ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Service Changes for Inspections, Environmental Health, and Planning Departments

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Building Inspections, Environmental Health, and Planning Departments, located on the 3rd floor of the Jeffreys Building at 134 N. John Street, will be limiting public access starting Wednesday, March ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Approves Process for Filling Vacant Seat

Wayne County, NC – At their meeting on March 17, 2020, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a process in which interested parties can apply to fill the vacant seat on the Board. This vacancy came from the sudden ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Updated Procedures for Wayne County Department of Social Services

Wayne County, NC – As our community continues to feel the increased impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Wayne County Department of Social Services’ highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our employees ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Wayne County Health Department COVID-19 Guidelines for Patients

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department is committed to supporting our community’s health and will remain open to deliver essential services. To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), starting Wednesd...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Wayne County Library and Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center Closing

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Library and Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center will be closed to the public until further notice, effective at 5:30pm today. These closings come as a result of guidance from state and local officials to p...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Wayne County Issues State of Emergency Effective March 16, 2020

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne has issued a State of Emergency in response to Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement that all public schools shall remain closed until March 27, 2020. This State of Emergency has no restrict...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Wayne County Identifies One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19

Wayne County, NC – One Wayne County resident has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. This is considered presumptive until confirmation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab. The individual has been qua...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Wayne County Public Library and Services on Aging Postpone Events

Wayne County, NC – Following recommendations from state and local health officials, Wayne County management has made the decision to postpone large events at the Wayne County Public Library and Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center.

Guidance re...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Preparedness in Wayne County

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department, Wayne County Emergency Management, and Wayne County EMS held a meeting with County departments, municipalities, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Wayne UNC Healthcare, and Wayne Commu...

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Thoroughfare Fire Department Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Fire Marshal’s office has announced the death of Volunteer Safety Officer Joe Jessie Tucker. Tucker served as a volunteer firefighter with the Thoroughfare Fire Department since 2004. 

At app...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

County Mourns Loss of Commissioner John M. Bell

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne County Commissioner John M. Bell. Commissioner Bell served the citizens of Wayne County in District 3 since December 2000. County Manager Craig Honeycutt...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Wayne County Board of Commissioners Thanks Community for Support of Quarter-Cent Sales Tax

Wayne County, NC – Over the past two months, Commissioners and County management have joined together with leaders of the Wayne County Public School System to bring the facts about the sales tax referendum to voters in the March 3rd&...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Wayne County Health Department and Office of Emergency Services Stand Ready Against Coronavirus

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department and Office of Emergency Services continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from Wuhan, China. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN WAYNE COUNTY OR IN...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Wayne County Offices Delayed Friday, February 21, 2020

Wayne County, NC – With the threat of winter weather expected to impact our area, all Wayne County Government facilities will delay opening until 10 a.m. tomorrow, February 21, 2020. This delayed opening applies only to nonessential per...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Wayne County Offices Closing at 5 p.m. Today

Wayne County, NC – With the threat of winter weather expected to impact our area this evening, all Wayne County Government facilities will be closing at 5 p.m. today, February 20, 2020. Departments that will be impacted include the Pegg...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Support of Sales Tax Referendum Continues as Early Voting is Underway

Wayne County, NC – During their recent meetings, the Town of Seven Springs Town Council and the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District Board both approved resolutions of support for the quarter-cent sales tax. Commissioners a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Wayne County Offices Closing at 5 p.m. Today

Wayne County, NC – With the threat of severe weather expected to impact our area this evening, all Wayne County Government facilities will be closing at 5 p.m. today, February 6, 2020. Departments that will be impacted include the Peggy...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Support Grows as Municipalities and Chamber of Commerce Adopt Sales Tax Resolutions

Wayne County, NC – Community support for the quarter cent sales tax continues this week as the Goldsboro City Council, Village of Walnut Creek Town Council, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Wayne County Tourism D...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Wayne County Development Alliance Board of Directors & Planning Board Approve Resolutions in Support

Wayne County, NC – During their meetings yesterday, the Wayne County Development Alliance Board of Directors, Wayne County Planning Board, and Spring Creek High School Booster Club all approved resolutions in support of the one-quarter ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Closings for Martin Luther King Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Martin Luther King Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, January 20, 2020. Offices will re-open Tuesday, January 21, 2020 fo...
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Posted on: January 9, 2020

School projects to be funded through proposed 1/4¢ sales tax announced

Goldsboro, N.C. – This afternoon in a joint meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education and Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved 40 school projects that will be completed over the next five years if the 1/4¢ sales and use tax i...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Mount Olive Board of Commissioners Approves Resolution In Support of Sales & Use Tax Referendum

Wayne County, NC – During their meeting on January 6, 2020, the Town of Mount Olive Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in support of the one-quarter cent local option sales tax. Presenting the resolution was Wayne ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Davin Madden Resigns as Wayne County Health Director

Wayne County, NC – Dr. Rick Sessions, Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Health, has accepted the resignation of Wayne County Health Director Davin Madden. Mr. Madden will continue to serve in his current role until January 31, 2020....

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Closings for Christmas & New Year’s

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place in observance of Christmas:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Thursday, December 26, 2019. Offices will re-open Friday, Decem...
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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Closings for Thanksgiving

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Thanksgiving:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019. Offices will re-open Monda...
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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Low-Income Energy Assistance for Wayne County Households

Wayne County, NC – Households in Wayne County can soon apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes through the federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. This program provides a one-time payment to their heating ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Closings for Veterans Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Veterans Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, November 11, 2019. Offices will re-open Tuesday, November 12, 2019 for normal business ...
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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Wayne County Names Community Corrections Building for Commissioner John M. Bell

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County named the newly renovated offices for Community Corrections for Wayne County Commissioner John M. Bell in a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. Commissioner Bell worked with the North Carolina Department of Corr...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Wayne County Announces New Director of Veterans Services

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Smith to the position of Veterans Services Director effective September 1, 2019.

Mrs. Smith is a native of Wayne County and has been employed by the Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Wayne County Landfill Waives Fees for Storm Cleanup

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Landfill announces that fees are being waived for storm cleanup until September 21, 2019. This waiver applies to homeowners that need to bring wood, bricks, limbs, stumps and other debris to the landf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Emergency Operations Center is De-Activated, Shelters Closed

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Office of Emergency Services announces that as of 11 a.m., the Emergency Operations Center has de-activated. All shelter residents have returned to their homes and the shelters have ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Curfew Imposed in Wayne County for Hurricane Dorian

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Office of Emergency Services has amended the State of Emergency Proclamation. 

The following restrictions are now in place until further notice: 

Effective Immediatel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Wayne County Shelter Information for Hurricane Dorian

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Office of Emergency Services will be opening the following shelter locations in Wayne County for individuals during Hurricane Dorian.

Spring Creek Middle School at 3579 South NC-111, Seven Springs, NC ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Emergency Operations Center Activated / County Operations

Wayne County, NC – Due to approaching Hurricane Dorian, the Wayne County Office of Emergency Services has announced the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Wayne County was partially activated as of 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, Septemb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Wayne County Announces New EMS/Transport Director

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is pleased to announce the hiring of David Cuddeback to the position of EMS/Transport Director effective September 23, 2019.

Mr. Cuddeback returns home to Wayne County from Wilson County where he ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Board of Commissioners Accepts Bid for Southern Wayne High School Gym

Wayne County, NC – Yesterday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners accepted the lowest bid for a competition gym at Southern Wayne High School as recommended by the Wayne County Board of Education. This $6 million facility will repla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Closings for Labor Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place in observance of Labor Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, September 2, 2019. Offices will re-open Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for normal business hou...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Wayne County Investments Reap Dividends

Wayne County, NC – Investments in their community are paying off for Wayne County officials with a sizeable increase in hotel occupancy and income over the past fiscal year.  The Maxwell Center and the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex were op...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Wayne County Announces New Emergency Management Coordinator

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Stryker to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator effective immediately.

Mr. Stryker is a New Hampshire native and comes to Wayne County after se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Library Awarded Federal Grant

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Public Library has been awarded an $8,000 grant to be used for loanable laptops to serve their Goldsboro location.  This program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Crisis Intervention Program Opens July 1, 2019

Wayne County, NC – Applications for the Crisis Intervention Program will be taken beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 or until the allocation is exhausted. The Crisis Intervention Program is a Federally funded...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Closings for Independence Day 2019

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Independence Day: 

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Thursday, July 4, 2019. Offices will re-open Friday, July 5, 2019 for normal b...
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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Wayne County Announces New Human Resources Director

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is pleased to announce the promotion of Ginger Moore to the position of Human Resources Director effective July 1, 2019. Ginger is replacing Jerilyn Lee, who will be retiring from the County.

Ms. Mo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Closings for Memorial Day

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Memorial Day:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Monday, May 27, 2019. Offices will re-open Tuesday, May 28, 2019 for normal business ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Annual Solid Waste Amnesty Day This Weekend

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Solid Waste Department will be hosting their annual Amnesty Day at the landfill on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Amnesty Day occurs on an annual basis and waives the normal tipping fee for all county residen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Wayne County Names New DSS Director

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County Department of Social Services Board Chairman E. Ray

Mayo announced the hiring of Kimberly McGuire as the Director of the Department of Social Services for Wayne County effective May 24, 2019 at 5 p.m. Ms. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Wayne County Tax Administrator Receives Tax Collectors Association Award

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County congratulates Alan Lumpkin for receiving the William A. Campbell award from the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association. Mr. Lumpkin joined Wayne County in 1991 and is currently the County’s T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

DSS Director Announces Resignation

Wayne County, NC – Wayne County Department of Social Services Director Tammy Schrenker has announced her resignation after joining Wayne County in 2017. Ms. Schrenker made the announcement to the Department of Social Services Board at their regu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Closings for Good Friday

Wayne County, NC – The following schedule changes will be taking place next week in observance of Good Friday:

  • County of Wayne Government Offices closed Friday, April 19, 2019. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 22, 2019 for normal business hou...
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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Wayne County To Begin Mosquito Spraying This Week

Wayne County, NC – Beginning this week, the County of Wayne will begin mosquito control spraying as part of a continuing effort to control mosquito populations across the county after flooding. This spraying is made possible with remain...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Wayne County Announces New 911 Center Manager

Wayne County, NC – The County of Wayne is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher (Chris) Barnes to the position of 911 Center Manager effective immediately. Chris is replacing Daniel Wiggins, following his resignation earlier this year to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

County & school district to work together to chart course for school facilities projects

Goldsboro, N.C. – This week, a working group led by the Wayne County manager and superintendent of schools, convened to discuss the school district’s facilities plan, funding concerns, school bonds and construction projects, possible c...

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