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County Looks At Increased Testing Sites For COVID-19

There are calls for increased COVID-19 testing in Wayne County. During last week’s Wayne County Board meeting, Alma Jenkins, a gastroenterologist in Goldsboro, was one of several to address the commissioners and suggest more test sites would help the area better control is coronavirus numbers. Commissioner Ed Cromartie noted the racial disparities in coronavirus cases

Wayne County Registers 23rd COVID-19 Death

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 any type of congregate facility. 469 offenders at Neuse Correctional Institute tested positive for COVID-19, but they have recovered as reported

GRIM MILESTONE: Over 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths In N.C.

North Carolina has crossed 1,000 coronavirus deaths.  According to Thursday’s update from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there have 39,481 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.  1,064 of those cases have resulted in death.  There are currently 812 persons currently hospitalized in the state due to the coronavirus. As of Thursday,

City To Continue Remote Board, Commission Meetings

Until further notice, the Commission on Community Relations and Development, the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Committee, Historic District Commission, Recreation Advisory Committee, Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Planning Commission and Goldsboro Tourism Council will meet remotely unless notice is given of a cancellation. Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 141 restricts mass gatherings to ten

WCPS Announces Graduation Dates

It has been a little over a week since the Wayne County Board of Education moved to have schools hold on-field graduation ceremonies with social distancing and other safety protocols put in place. Over the past week, high school principals met with their graduation committees, scaled down events as much as possible to reduce the

22 COVID-19 Deaths Recorded In Wayne County

Wayne County has recorded one more coronavirus related death.  According to the Wayne County Health department, the latest individual to pass away from COVID-19 was in their early 70s and had underlying medical conditions. This death was not attributed to a congregate living facility. The current total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wayne County

Wayne County’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1,000

Wayne County has recorded over 1,000 cases of coronavirus.  As of Tuesday morning’s update from Wayne County Government, there have been 1,028 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County.  469 of those cases came from the Neuse Correctional Institution and 69 cases were attributed to other congregate care living facilities.  There have been 18 coronavirus-related

Prisons Resume Limited Offender Transfers

The Division of Prisons has resumed a limited number of transfers of offenders to make room for other offenders sentenced to state prison. The movement of offenders currently housed in state prisons is being done in phases to prepare for the gradual reopening of the courts and the removal of a moratorium on the acceptance

WCPS Announces Live Graduation Events

At Monday evening’s monthly Board of Education meeting, WCPS administrators announced the district’s plan to hold live commencement events for its graduating classes of 2020. “School districts are struggling nationwide for how to honor their graduating seniors in this COVID-19 environment,” states Ken Derksen, WCPS 2020 Graduation Coordinator. “We have reviewed North Carolina’s guidelines for