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About Goldsboro & Wayne County

Share your talents at Wayne UNC Health Care and call Goldsboro, North Carolina home.

Whatever you’re interests Goldsboro has something for you. It’s part of a vibrant and growing region. Learn what Goldsboro and Wayne County have to offer.

Live

Reside in a beautiful tapestry of 12 townships and seven municipalities in Wayne County. Discover a range of housing options, from downtown apartments to suburban bungalows to historic mansions. If you’re looking for space and privacy, you’ll find it in surrounding areas. Settle in one of our welcoming communities and neighborhoods to enjoy the good life.

Education and Schools

Choose the school system that’s right for your family, whether that’s Wayne County Public Schools or one of the area’s private schools.

Local and regional colleges in our area prepare students for their careers. Colleges within two hours of Goldsboro are:

Community Involvement

Volunteer at nonprofits and groups that Wayne UNC partners with in the area.

Work

Wayne UNC is one of Wayne County’s top employers. Other major employers include Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Wayne County Public Schools, and Case Farms. We’re also home to Butterball, Wayco Hams and Mt. Olive Pickle Company. Sixty percent of the land in our county is dedicated to agriculture.

Military Life

Seymour Johnson Air Force base is an important part of Goldsboro and Wayne County. More than 4,600 airmen and 6,000 family members live in our community. They’re our friends, neighbors and patients at Wayne UNC.

Play

Downtown Goldsboro is a lively place that attracts new businesses, restaurants and events. You’ll find appealing green space and convenient sidewalks and roads. Take part in festivals, an air show, and free summer concerts in Goldsboro and around Wayne County.

Art and Culture

We’re home to the Wayne Chapter of the Goldsboro Ballet and the Paramount Theatre, a historic theatre that hosts artists from our area and national performances and productions.

Our community also has a wealth of homegrown talent and artists. Community theater is alive and well. Many local artisans craft, display, and sell their own art and goods in local shops. The Arts Council of Wayne County works to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

Unique Restaurants and Convenient Shopping

You’ll find personal comforts close by along with our small-town charm. You can grab a cup of your favorite coffee as easily as you can enjoy the rolling countryside. Get away from it all as quickly as it takes to get to a shopping center.

We’re home to well-known grocery chains, retail stores, big-box retailers, banks, and movie theaters. Enjoy well-known restaurants and unique food you’ll find only in Goldsboro. The local nightlife scene will satisfying your food, drink and entertainment passions.

Outdoor Activities

Take advantage of abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and day trips in Wayne County. Enjoy nature and stay active. Your choices include hiking at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, jet skiing, ATV driving, or camping under the stars at Busco Beach. Our area boasts:

  • 3 golf courses
  • 5 miles of greenway space
  • 8 miles of recreational waterways on the Neuse River
  • 13 public parks
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