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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

WCPS Shares Remote Instruction Timeline & Update

Wayne County Public Schools is sharing the following update on remote instruction: Remote Instruction Timeline & Update: This week, district administrators met with workgroups of principals and counselors to finalize local plans and processes for teachers to effectively provide student feedback, give end of year progress reports, and assign final grades as applicable. On Friday

SJAFB To Honor COVID-19 Responders With Flyover

F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will show appreciation and support for Eastern North Carolina medical professionals and first responders during a regional flyover this Friday, May 1. Residents will be able to observe the tribute from the safety of their own neighborhoods, and are asked to

WCPS Waits For Guidance While Planning 2020 Graduations

Wayne County Public Schools is sharing the following message regarding graduation plans with high school seniors and parents: Class of 2020 Graduation Planning:  Since school buildings were closed in March, our seniors have lost the opportunity to attend prom, take part in senior trips, participate in school sports, and be able to socialize with teachers and

Lions Club To Assist Visually Impaired During COVID-19

The Goldsboro Host Lions Club is working to assist the over 400 visually impaired persons in Wayne County during the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Kay-Tee on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3, Zachary Lilly with the Goldsboro Host Lions Club talked about the organization’s COVID-19 Response. The goal is to provide the essential

Governor: N.C. Schools To Remain Closed Remainder Of School Year

All North Carolinians have been impacted by the coronavirus in some way, especially children and their parents and teachers.  Gov. Roy Cooper began Friday’s press conference by acknowledging the difficult and confusing times for children. Gov. Cooper said the state has made the difficult decision to continue remote learning for North Carolina’s K-12 public schools

WCPS Shares Updates On Grading, Remote Learning

Wayne County Public Schools is sharing the following update with families Friday afternoon: Final Grades & Remote Learning: Over the past two days, several major announcements have come out of Raleigh regarding public education. Yesterday, the State Board of Education approved policy updates regarding final grades for students K -11. The following resources and an FAQ have