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Goldsboro News-Argus

Library board recommends closing Fremont branch

The public library in Fremont would remain closed permanently under a proposal from the Wayne County Public Library advisory board and the library system director. The Fremont branch, located at 202 N. Goldsboro St., has been closed since April 15 because of a leaking roof and mold remediation. The town of Fremont owns the building.
FREMONT, NC
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Filing period opens Monday for 2022 election races

When filing for the 2022 mid-term elections starts at noon Monday, congressional and state legislative hopefuls will encounter a drastically different political landscape in Wayne County. Filing continues until noon on Friday, Dec. 17. The primary election will be held Tuesday, March 8, and the general election on Tuesday, Nov....
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Cuyler Best Road repaving expected to begin next week

Milling and repaving of Cuyler Best Road is now expected to begin Wednesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation said. The project should take about two weeks, Andrew Barksdale, public relations officer for Divisions 4 and 6 of N.C. DOT, said Friday. An electronic sign on New Hope Road had cited...
WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Mount Olive Tribune

This week in history: Nov. 24-30

Seaman recruit James W. Reaves of the U.S. Navy graduated from basic training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Reaves is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Reaves of Mount Olive. The town of Mount Olive was featured during the “Carolina In The Morning” segment broadcast...
MOUNT OLIVE, NC
Goldsboro News-Argus

Rogers named solid waste director

Randy Rogers has been named solid waste director for Wayne County. Rogers had been interim director since the retirement of the previous director at the end of July. The county removed the “interim” from Rogers’ title effective Nov. 12. The solid waste director is responsible for the Wayne County landfill...
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Goldsboro News-Argus

New program helps residents pay water bills

Residents struggling to pay water and sewer bills can now receive help from a federally funded program operated through the Wayne County Department of Social Services. Wayne County has been awarded $273,281 in Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program funding that will help eligible residents who have had their water and sewer service disconnected or are in danger of disconnection, said Joel Gillie, Wayne County public information officer.
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Wayne County Fire Marshal Issues Burn Ban

The Wayne County Fire Marshal has issued a Burn Ban for Wayne County effective Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. until further notice. This ban prohibits open-burning within any unincorporated area within Wayne County due to dry conditions, high winds, and low humidity values this week. Yesterday, the N.C. Forest Service issued a similar ban statewide due to hazardous conditions.
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Economic partnership pools resources to attract industry

The Kinston-based Global TransPark Economic Development Region of Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties have partnered to pool resources and expertise to attract and retain business and industry in eastern North Carolina. John Rouse, GTP president and CEO, said the partnership is expected to lead to more jobs in the region...
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Wayne County fire marshal issues burn ban

The Wayne County fire marshal issued a burn ban Tuesday effective until further notice. The ban, issued by fire marshal Bryan Taylor, prohibits open burning in any unincorporated area within Wayne County because of dry conditions, high winds and low humidity. The ban includes burning of leaves, branches or other...
WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Mount Olive Tribune

Council to reconsider mask mandate

Mount Olive officials plan to discuss the town’s mask mandate during its next commissioners meeting. Jammie Royall, town manager, said the decision to either keep or remove the mandate is his responsibility. However, he feels more comfortable sharing his thoughts with the board first. The town normally follows county action.
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Newton announces run for state Senate

Former N.C. Sen. Buck Newton announced Monday he will seek a return to the state Senate. Newton, a Republican from Wilson, is seeking his party’s nomination for the newly redrawn District 4, comprising Wayne, Wilson and Greene counties. The incumbent in District 4 is N.C. Sen. Milton F. “Toby” Fitch...
WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Goldsboro News-Argus

Small drawings in unexpected places

Wayne County residents may notice plastic bags with tiny art pieces in them everywhere from Mount Olive to Fremont. It’s part of the Arts Council of Wayne County’s new program, Found Art Friday, which started on Black Friday. Georgia Dees, Arts Council director, said the idea came from an article...
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Farm-City Week forms rural-urban connections

Shawn Harding, N.C. Farm Bureau president, was listening to the radio while driving down from Raleigh Monday night to speak at the Wayne County Farm-City Week Banquet. With Thanksgiving approaching there was a discussion of people’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish, he said. One caller to the radio program said their favorite was turnip salad, Harding said.
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Two named to Wayne County Agricultural Hall of Fame

Ed Stevens, a lifelong Grantham farmer, and Howard Scott, former director of the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Service, are the newest members of the Wayne County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Stevens and Scott were inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Lynn Williams, public relations manager for the Mt. Olive...
WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Goldsboro News-Argus

Federal low-income energy assistance available

Wayne County Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications Wednesday for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Households including a person aged 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services, are eligible to sign up for assistance. Eligible residents who receive Food and Nutrition Services and also received LIEAP funds last year may qualify to receive an automated payment this year.
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Wreaths Across America organizers seek community support

Tawnya Tucker is hoping for a Christmas miracle, one that she is hoping the community will help bring true. She is not asking for herself, but to remember and honor veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of the county’s fallen heroes. The miracle is the purchase of 1,725...
WAYNE COUNTY, NC
Goldsboro News-Argus

Community calendar

A Who Done It Readers Book Club will meet 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, a hybrid event for the Goldsboro Library. The book for December will be “Deal Breaker.” Free. Register by calling 919-735-1824 or emailing Lib.reference@waynegov.com. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. The University of Mount Olive will have its annual Christmas...
GOLDSBORO, NC
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Households Can Apply for Low-Income Energy Assistance Starting December 1

Households in Wayne County with a person 60 or older or someone receiving disability benefits and services through the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021. If your household meets the above criteria, currently receives Food and Nutrition Services and received LIEAP last year, you may qualify to receive an Automated Payment this year. Eligible households will be notified in November and do not need to apply. All other households can apply from Monday, January 3, 2022, through Thursday, March 31, 2022, or until funds are exhausted.
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