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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

County’s Total COVID-19 Cases Reach 900

Wayne County records its 17th COVID-19 death.  According to Wayne County Government, the latest coronavirus-related death occurred on Tuesday.  The individual was in their mid-30s and had underlying health conditions.  The individual was not from a congregate care facility. According to the Thursday update from Wayne County, there have now been 900 total positive cases of

City Manager Provides COVID-19 Update

Employee safety and wellness continue to be a top concern as Goldsboro moves forward during the coronavirus pandemic.  Goldsboro City Manager Tim Salmon provided an update this week on the city’s policies, procedures and practices in light of COVID-19.  As part of the update, Salmon says the city has provided appropriate personal protective equipment for

County Monitors COVID-19 Outbreaks At Food, Health Facilities

Wayne County continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation.  At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, interim Health Director Ken Stern gave an update on the latest local COVID-19 figures. Stern says the county is tracking outbreaks at the O’Berry Center and Cherry Hospital.  11 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at O’Berry Center. 

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