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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

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.