The Board of Commissioners congratulated Lisa Barker with the Wayne County Services on Aging for being named the SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) Southeast Coordinator of the Year. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues.
On September 6, 2016 the Wayne County Board of Commissioners toured the Carey A. Winders Detention Center to view the progress of the construction. County Manager George A. Wood stated the Carey A. Winders Detention Center is scheduled to be completed in October. Employees will begin training in the facility in November. Inmates will probably be moved into the facility in December.
Bill Boyd, Melissa Watkins and Vic Miller presented a framed certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation to the Board of Commissioners for its contribution to the Purple Heart Banquet.
AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs John Lyon recognized the designation of ParkEast as an AT&T fiber ready industrial park. ParkEast has access to the higher bandwidth needed to support data-intensive services, such as video and network. In addition to the higher-speed internet access, the industrial park will also have network security options. With the certification and commitment of Wayne County to facilitate economic growth and attract jobs to the region, ParkEast can now include the Fiber-Ready logo on all of its promotional materials and in discussions with potential businesses. He presented a certificate to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Wayne County Development Alliance President Crystal Gettys.