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Wayne County Records 16th COVID-19 Death

As of Tuesday morning’s update from Wayne County Government, the county had recorded 867 total positive cases of COVID-19.  It is estimated 603 of those patients have recovered. Only 330 of the county’s total cases came from outside congregate care facilities (Neuse Correctional Institution, nursing homes, etc.)  469 of the county’s positive COVID-19 cases were reported at

Children Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic to Receive Additional Help Buying Food

Starting today, families impacted by school closings due to COVID-19 are beginning to receive additional food benefits as part of the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program announced by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The program provides a food benefit on an

Wayne County Weekly COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, 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 Correctional Institute, and 260 cases are from outside any type of congregate living areas. 571 of the 788 cases are estimated

Wayne County Changes to Service: Phase 1

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 County Public Library will be opening with reduced capacity. The Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center will remain closed to protect our must vulnerable

Berkeley Mall Plans Saturday Reopening

The Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro is planning to reopen to the public this weekend.  The local mall closed in the evening of March 21st, and has stayed closed since due to the coronavirus crisis.  Now, the Berkeley Mall says it will reopen for business on Saturday, May 9th.  As it reopens, Berkeley Mall says it

WCC To Host Drive-Through Celebration For Graduates

In a time when so much has been displaced or handled virtually, Wayne Community College is planning an in-person celebration of its graduates. On May 12 and May 13, the days on which it would have held its curriculum (college credit) and Adult High School/high school equivalency graduation ceremonies respectively, the college will instead hold

NC Air National Guard To Conduct Flyover On Thursday

The 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard will be conducting a one aircraft C-17 flyover of various North Carolina cities, hospitals, and food banks on Thursday, May 7, as part of Operation: American Resolve. The flyover is to demonstrate the Department of the Air Force’s continued readiness during the national COVID-19 response, while

City Cancels 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

It’s disappointing news for the Goldsboro teens that were hoping for some summer work opportunities. Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council agreed to cancel the city’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative for 2020. Goldsboro Community Relations Director Shycole Simpson-Carter explained it was due to the coronavirus pandemic. 32 youth and four local businesses expressed an interest

Wayne County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, 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 facility, and 145 cases are from outside a congregate care facility. The health department received notice of two additional deaths