Internet Resources

Internet Resources

 

 

Business & Finances

Better Business Bureau

Content: Search a business or charity by name, URL, telephone number, or email address to access a Better Business Bureau report of accreditation and any complaints lodged against the business or charity. Lodge a complaint with the BBB, or check on the progress of a complaint you have already lodged.

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation

Content: “The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation (DGDC) is a non-profit organization that exists to provide leadership dedicated to the improvement of Downtown Goldsboro.” The DGDC website includes information about Goldsboro neighborhood revitalization efforts, including Financial Incentives and Resources for Goldsboro business and property owners wishing to improve their presence in the downtown area, Upcoming Calendar of Events and a Downtown Directory.

N. C. Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

Content: “Our mission is to develop, promote and implement sound economic strategies to improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians. We serve the state’s 85 rural counties, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources.”

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Content: This website helps fulfill the N. C. Department of Commerce’s “primary mission of improving the economic well being and quality of life for all citizens” by providing information on Community Development and Business Development, including a Small Business section, as well as Tourism and Workforce Solutions, featuring information and links for Job Seekers.

North Carolina District Office of SBA

Content: The webpage of the North Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration includes government contracting information, loan applications and a Small Business Planner which provides a step-by-step guide for planning, starting, managing, even getting out of your own small business.

North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund

Content: The North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund “helps North Carolina homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments due to job loss or temporary financial hardship. For qualified homeowners, the Fund can provide an interest-free loan of up to $36,000 to pay your mortgage and other related expenses for up to 36 months while you search or retrain for new employment. If you are currently employed but have a second mortgage that is unaffordable because of a prior job loss or reduced income, the Fund offers an interest-free loan of up to $30,000 to pay off your second mortgage. The Fund provides assistance at no cost to you.”

Office of State Budget and Management

Content: Begin here for answers to any of your questions about the North Carolina state budget.

SBCN: Small Business Center Network

Content: “Here, you will get an overview of the different ways in which the Small Business Center Network can help you realize your dream of owning your own business or making your current business more profitable.” Affiliated with the N.C. Community College System, the SBCN reccomends beginning with this website’s Services area.

SBTDC: Small Business and Technology Development Center

Content: “The SBTDC … administered by NC State University on behalf of the University of North Carolina System and opened in partnership with the US Small Business Administration … is North Carolina’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Since 1984, the SBTDC has helped over 100,000 North Carolina business owners and prospective entrepreneurs make better decisions – often leading to increased revenue and employment.” Its website offers contact information for counseling services aiding small business owners, as well as on-line publications such as the Small Business Start-Up and Resource Guide.

SCORE: For the Life of Your Business

Content: SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs for the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.

THRIVE in North Carolina

Content: Sponsored by the N. C. Department of Commerce this website offers a tremendous amount of information and statistics for all types of business endeavors in our state, including how to Start a New Business in North Carolina.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Content: Website with detailed information about federal government assistance for small businesses, features links to local Local Offices websites, information about the Office of Women’s Business Ownership resources, and the Office of Veteran’s Business Development resources.

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce

Content: The website for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce promotes membership in an organization of business and professional people dedicated to enhancing the local economy, and contains an extensive list of community links, as well as a searchable Business Directory, for looking up location maps and contact information for businesses and services in Wayne county.

Wayne County North Carolina Register of Deeds

Content: This website, useful for locating and obtaining copies of deeds and other public records for Wayne County, features instructions for obtaining Birth Records, Death Records, or a Marriage License, as well as a Registrar of Deeds FAQ page.

Dictionaries & Maps

American Sign Language Dictionary

Content: Offers accompanying videos of signs

Bing Maps

Content: Find and search international city, road, ordnance survey maps, as well as obtain driving directions.

Dictionary.com

Mapquest.com

Content: Find driving directions in the United States with a simple search using an address of origin and one of destination.

MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary

Content: Free searching of this online medical dictionary is provided as a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Merriam Webster Online

Content: English language general dictionary searching is free, though some premium content is offered for a small fee.

Digitized Reference & Fulltext Books

AllData

(This free access is provided by the vendor to on-site users only of any educuational institution or library. Users on computers outside the Erwin Library may use other Auto Repair databases listed under “Auto Repair” in the “Select Direct Database Links” available by entering a simple search term such as “automotive” into the WCC Single Search box on the Erwin Library Homepage; an Erwin Library barcode number serves as a login at the EZproxy prompt page.)

Content: This database of automotive diagnostic and repair information, searchable by model and year is the Library and Educational version of ALLDATA, a “leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry. Features include: manufacturer TSBs and recalls updated daily; crisp, clear OEM wiring diagrams with connector, ground, power distribution and splice locations; maintenance tables (allowing you to) view service interval data on one screen; and automatic repair information updates.”

American Memory

Content: Produced by the Library of Congress, this website provides an astounding single resource compiling digitized speeches, maps, photographs, printed books and newspapers, as well as typewritten and handwritten letters and journals for you to become lost in for days, discovering what Americans have written, photographed, mapped, published, and read over the course of U.S. History. Browse collections by topic, or choose from the alphabetized list of all available collections. Teacher resources are also included for using the materials in the classroom to best effect.

Bartleby.com

Content: Impressive resource of complete and searchable free full-text reference, poetry, fiction and non-fiction books. Just a sample: Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, Strunk’s The Elements of Style, Emily Dickinson’s Complete Poems, the World Factbook, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the King James Bible. Have you actually read The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli? I thought not; so here’s your chance, as well as many more classics to browse or search in their entirety.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (1774 – Present)

Content: Biographical information and portraits, if available, of any person who served in the U.S. Congress from 1774 (inlcludes the Continental Congress) to the present day; searchable by name, position (senator, delegate, etc.), political party affiliation, state represented, number of the Congress, or the year(s) in which he or she served

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Content: “Quickly search the full text of thousands of resources relevant to the field of child care and early education. Interactive tools allow users to refine their searches, download full text documents, build customized tables on state policies, compare state demographics, and analyze research data online. This comprehensive and unbiased collection includes scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data, and instruments from a wide range of disciplines and sources, including multiple federal agencies. Research Connections compiles and distributes bibliographies, develops issue briefs, and synthesizes research on key topics. The integrated database links written documents to the actual instruments and data files on which their findings are based, provides links from the data files to the publications based on them, and links resources on similar topics, by the same author, or funded by the same agency.”

Construction Criteria Base (CCB)

Content: “Construction Criteria Base (CCB) is an extensive electronic library of construction guide specifications, manuals, standards and many other essential criteria documents. Published and updated continuously, CCB contains the complete unabridged, approved, current electronic equivalents of over 10,000 documents direct from participating federal agencies.”

Digital Book Index

Content:  “Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free”  Before you search it, just browse this site by subject to get an idea of the phenomenal number of books available to you.

DigitalNC: North Carolina’s Digital Heritage

Content: “The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. DigitalNC is home to tens of thousands of items, containing hundreds of thousands of digital images, from cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina.”

Collections include Images of North Carolina featuring photos and postcards depicting North Carolina people and places from the late 19th century to the present; North Carolina Newspapers, a selection of student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina; North Carolina Yearbooks, presenting historic yearbooks that provide a window into student life in North Carolina throughout the 20th century, Including both college and high school yearbooks; and North Carolina Memory, which includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, ledgers, manuscripts, and other written accounts from North Carolinians past and present.

Documenting the American South

Content: DocSouth is “a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.”

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

Content: Free, online version of database containing education literature from both journal and non-journal sources.

Encyclopedia.com

Content: An authoritative and vast resource offering millions of free articles, pictures, facts, and biographies along with information about topics like the arts, science, sports, medicine, accounting, and management. “Encyclopedia.com features more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, abbreviations, and more.”

ExploreNC

Content: “The Each month the State Library of North Carolina celebrates a different topic related to North Carolina by highlighting links to online and print resources on one of the ExploreNC pages. These resources, suggested and vetted by library staff, come from reliable sources, including the State Library, the NC Department of Cultural Resources, other NC state government agencies, NC academic institutions, and the federal government. You’ll also find suggested movies, music, and books on the right-hand sidebar of each page, as well as kid-friendly sites throughout. So, go ahead and explore North Carolina!”

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Content: From many versions of the Bible to all the significant texts of Taoism: it’s all here in full-text versions of key sacred texts and commentaries, “the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship…”

North Carolina Digital Collections

Content: “A joint project of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina, the goal of the North Carolina Digital Collections is to support instructional and research needs related to the history and culture of North Carolina. With a primary focus is on documentary and state government information from and about North Carolina, the North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 64,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the Archives and Library of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.”

Project Gutenberg

Content: Updated nightly, this searchable database offers over 38,000 free fulltext books in languages ranging from English to Sanskrit, which you may read online or download. For a small sample, visit the 100 e-book downloads for yesterday.

PubMed Central (PMC)

Content: “PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature [see list] at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM).”

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

Content: “The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown’s Raid through the era of Reconstruction. In this digital archive you may explore thousands of original letters and diaries, newspapers, and speeches, census and church records, left by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Giving voice to hundreds of individual people, the Valley Project tells forgotten stories of life during the era of the Civil War.”

Education & Financial Aid

CFNC.org

Content: The CFNC (College Foundation of North Carolina) website provides many student and career planning guides and tools, as well as links to sites and portals for applying for acceptance into colleges and universities, or for various types of financial aid to enable you to attend and complete a college or university program of study.

College Loan Consultant

Content: This website for the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEA), “North Carolina’s agency for college student financial aid,” provides advice regarding college loans of all kinds, federal, state and private.

Faith Christian Academy, Goldsboro, NC

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Mount Olive College

NCSEAA

Content: This website for the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEA), “North Carolina’s agency for college student financial aid,” provides advice regarding college loans of all kinds, federal, state and private.

North Carolina Community College System

Content: Website with links to community colleges throughout the state and other information about community colleges.

North Carolina Wesleyan College Goldsboro Campus

Pathway Christian Academy, Goldsboro, NC

Public Schools of North Carolina

Content: “The Education Directory of North Carolina contains the phone number and address of every North Carolina public, federal or charter school and public school system; the phone number of every employee of the Department of Public Instruction, members of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent; contact information for educational associations and organizations, advisory councils, educational material suppliers and sellers; and a list of all the state and territorial superintendents in the U.S. … The NC Standard Course of Study includes the curriculum that should be made available to every child in North Carolina’s public schools.” Also links to the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Jobs Opening and Work 4 NC Schools job search resources.

Saint Mary School, Goldsboro, NC

Student Aid on the Web

Content: “Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.” A feature of the website is information about and a link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Wayne Christian School

Wayne County Private Schools

Content: Listing of private schools in Wayne County

Wayne County Public Library

Content: This website provides information about the public library, including locations, contact information and hours of operation for the main library and all its branches in the county, a Calendar of library events and programs, also a link to search the Online Public Access Catalog.

Wayne County Public Schools

Content: Website of Wayne County Public Schools with testing calendar, lunch menus and schools report cards

Wayne Country Day School

Wayne Montessori School

Elections, Voting & Civil Rights

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union

Content: This website handles requests for legal assistance, lobbies legislatures and hosts public forums. Founded in 1920, the ACLU helps defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to US Citizens by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

American Bar Association

Content: The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service maintains this website with a lawyer referral service including information about free legal assistance

Libertarian Party of North Carolina

NCGA: North Carolina General Assembly

Content: This website for the General Assembly of North Carolina, includes searchable information about state Legislation (1985-86 session-current session) a guide to congressinal Representation for each area in the state, a link to the searchable N.C. State Constitution and N.C. General Statutes, as well as a comprehensive Citizen Guide to the state’s government.

North Carolina Green Party

Content: An international political party with ten key values

North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

Content: This website includes three divisions: Civil Rights, Rules, and Hearings; it also provides forms to report discrimination by any state or county agency in North Carolina, as well as such searchable fulltext publications as the N.C. Register & the N.C. Administrative Code (NCAC).

North Carolina State Board of Elections

Content: Along with a wide range of basic information about political elections and voting, this website includes Voter Registration, Candidate Filing, and Absentee Voting resources, accompanied by a polling place locator.

United States House of Representatives: Write Your Representative

Content: “This service will assist you by identifying your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing contact information.”

United States Senate: Senators

Content: For all U.S. Senators now serving, or having served in the past, even on the Continental Congress, this website provides a Biographical Directory, Statistical Information, including statistics on biographical characteristics and Senate service records, a Senators’ Phone List, and an Organizational Chart showing the relationships among Senate leaders of officers who manage the workflow.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Content: “Included among the immigration benefits the USCIS oversees are: citizenship, lawful permanent residency, family and employment-related immigration, employment authorization, inter-country adoptions, asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration documents, and foreign student authorization.” The USCIS website offers Citizenship and Naturalization Based forms, Employment Based forms, and Green Card Based forms, even a list of free legal advisors.

Wayne County Republican Party

Content: This website contains information about local Republican Party politicians

Wayne Democrats

Content: This website contains information about local Democratic Party politicians

Employment & Taxes

DES: North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security

Content: “The mission of the Employment Security Commission is to promote and sustain the economic well being of North Carolinians in the world marketplace by providing high quality and accessible workforce related services. The Commission provides employment services, unemployment insurance and labor market information to the State’s workers, employers and the public – in a way that promotes economic stability and growth, development of a skilled workforce and creates a world-class economy for North Carolina.” Includes Individual Services such as the Find a Job and Apply for UI (Unemployment Insurance) Benefits sections.

DMV: North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles

Content: This website provides details about acquiring a driver’s license [download the Driver's Handbook to pass the written test] and registering vehicles.

IRS.gov: Internal Revenue Service

Content: Forms, guides and rules for filing any tax reports with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), part of the United States Department of the Treasury

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Content: This website helps fulfill the N. C. Department of Commerce’s “primary mission of improving the economic well being and quality of life for all citizens” by providing information on Community Development and Business Development, including a Small Business section, as well as Tourism and Workforce Services, featuring information and links for Job Seekers.

North Carolina Department of Revenue

Content: Includes N.C. State Tax Forms and Filing Information

North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer

Content: Retirement Planning/Benefits information and calculations for N.C. State Employees is availble from this website through the ORBIT (Online Retirement Benefits Through Integrated Technology) database.

North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund

Content: The North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund “helps North Carolina homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments due to job loss or temporary financial hardship. For qualified homeowners, the Fund can provide an interest-free loan of up to $36,000 to pay your mortgage and other related expenses for up to 36 months while you search or retrain for new employment. If you are currently employed but have a second mortgage that is unaffordable because of a prior job loss or reduced income, the Fund offers an interest-free loan of up to $30,000 to pay off your second mortgage. The Fund provides assistance at no cost to you.”

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Content: Includes Job Postings and Application forms, as well as Benefit and Retirement Information for N.C. State Employment.

O*NET OnLine

Content: A website created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, O*NET is an online tool for finding an occupation. You may “Browse groups of similar occupations to explore careers” or conduct an Advanced Search to focus on occupations that use a specific tool or software … [so you can] … explore occupations that need your skills.” A skills search will help you identify your marketable skill sets.

Public Schools of North Carolina

Content: “The Education Directory of North Carolina contains the phone number and address of every North Carolina public, federal or charter school and public school system; the phone number of every employee of the Department of Public Instruction, members of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent; contact information for educational associations and organizations, advisory councils, educational material suppliers and sellers; and a list of all the state and territorial superintendents in the U.S. … The NC Standard Course of Study includes the curriculum that should be made available to every child in North Carolina’s public schools.” Also links to the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Jobs Opening and Work 4 NC Schools job search resources.

Social Security Online

Content: The comprehensive Social Security Administration site covers retirement income, survivor benefits, disability and Medicare information as well as links to local offices.

Unemployment Offices

Content: Providing national coverage, this unemployment office resource guide provides links to each state’s Unemployment Office.

United States Department of Labor

Content: This website is a portal to many agencies associated with the U.S. Department of Labor, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), various Disability Resources, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics which produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook, updated yearly.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Content: Website with information for federal civil service employees and retirees as well as military veterans.

USAJOBS

Content: “USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It’s your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.”

Forms & Applications

Driver’s Handbook (North Carolina)

Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit (North Carolina)

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Hunting/Trapping/Fishing License

Income Tax forms (North Carolina)

Income Tax forms (U.S. Internal Revenue Service)

Legal and Business forms

Selective Service Registration

U.S. Citizenship Application guide (fee for download)

U.S. Passport Application guide (fee for download)

VA forms

Vehicle License Plate Renewal (NC)

Vehicle Title and Registration (North Carolina)

Voter Registration (National and North Carolina)

Genealogy

ancestry.com

Content: Rich resource for genealogical research, featuring census records, military records, and vital records from nearly every U.S. and some international record collections. More in-depth record retrieval in some collections is fee-based, but many records are free, and the guides to conducting genealogical research are extensive and fascinating to read in themselves. Featured collections and guides including African American Family History, Jewish Family History, and the U.S. Military Collection.

genealogy.com

Content: A guide to conducting genealogical research in preparation for writing a family history. What kinds of records do you need to consult? Where in North Carolina, for example, do I write for copies of records and information? Free online genealogy classes can help too.

North Carolina Vital Records

Content: “The North Carolina Vital Records Unit is responsible for registering all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina, coding those events for statistical research purposes, maintaining the records properly, and locating and providing certified or uncertified copies of those records.”

State Library of North Carolina

Content: “The State Library of North Carolina is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. We are the principal library of state government, we build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina, and we develop and support access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.”

General Facts & Statistics

AmericanFactFinder

Content: Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, available in thematic maps, economic and demographic fact sheets for all areas and populations covered by the census and its surveys

City-Data

Content: Commercial real estate site providing general statistics and information about cities

FedStats

Content:  “FedStats, which has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.  With convenient searching and linking capabililties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.”

LINC: Log into North Carolina, 1960 – present

Content: “The most valuable Web resource for NC statistical data, [including] over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies; historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030; state, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage; definitions and help screens; customized report capabilities; preformatted topic reports, including census profiles; continual updates incorporating newly released data.”

North Carolina Vital Records

Content: “The North Carolina Vital Records Unit is responsible for registering all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina, coding those events for statistical research purposes, maintaining the records properly, and locating and providing certified or uncertified copies of those records.”

SCHS: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Content: “The State Center provides: A source of information to monitor the health conditions of North Carolinians; analyses of important health issues, such as birth defects and infant mortality statistics; a central collection site for information about cancer, birth defects, births, deaths, marriages, and divorces; accurate and timely information for use in setting health policy, planning prevention programs, directing resources, and evaluating the effect of health programs and services; a safe and secure environment for its confidential records”

Statistics Sites by Subject:  State Library of North Carolina

Content:  Provides links to federal and state statistics sites for both current and historical information in these subject areas: “Agriculture; Building; Census; Children; City and County; Comparisons; Crime; Demographics; Drugs; Economics; Education; Elections; Employment; Environment; Guns; Health; Housing; Internet; Jobs; Labor; Libraries; LINC; Livestock; Marine Fisheries; Mortality; Natural Disasters; North Carolina; Politics; Population; Poverty; Prisons; Recreation; Social Issues; Transportation; United States; Zip Codes”

U.S. Census Bureau

Content:  Part of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is “to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy … [operating under the authority of] … Title 13 and Title 26, of the U.S. Code … [with the goal of providing] … the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data [collected and services provided].”  U. S. Census Bureau data is collected as follows:

  •     Population & Housing Census – every 10 years
  •     Economic Census – every 5 years
  •     Census of Governments – every 5 years
  •     American Community Survey – annually
  •     Our many surveys — both Demographic & Economic
  •     Economic Indicators – each indicator is released on a specific schedule, see the Economic Indicator Calendar

U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts, Goldsboro, NC

U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts, Mount Olive, NC

U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts, Wayne County, NC

Goldsboro

Center Stage Theatre, Goldsboro, NC

Content: Homepage includes links to an events calendar and audition information.

City of Goldsboro, NC

Content: Goldsboro city government portal with infomation about city services, including home owners assistance program, zoning maps and water treatment

City-Data

Content: Commercial real estate site providing general statistics and information about cities and towns throughout the country, including Goldsboro, N.C.

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation

Content: “The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation (DGDC) is a non-profit organization that exists to provide leadership dedicated to the improvement of Downtown Goldsboro.” The DGDC website includes information about Goldsboro neighborhood revitalization efforts, including Financial Incentives and Resources for Goldsboro business and property owners wishing to improve their presence in the downtown area, a Calendar of Events and a Downtown Directory.

Goldsboro Parks and Recreation

Content: Provides information about public facilities and events in Goldsboro

Goldsboro Wayne County Travel and Tourism

Content: Includes sightseeing and historical information

National Weather Service Forecast Office (Click on Goldsboro)

Newspaper: Goldsboro News-Argus [Request password for full-version News-Argus]

North Carolina Historic Sites: Bentonville Battlefield, NC

Content: National Historic Landmark Battlefield marks the last full-scale action of the Civil War, fought March 19-21, 1865; maps and schedule of seasonal activities

U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts, Goldsboro, NC

Weather Channel: Today’s Weather for Goldsboro, NC

Weather Underground: Goldsboro, NC

Government Publications

FDsys: GPO Federal Digital System

Content: As well as much information about the history and functioning of the U.S. Government, the GPO FDsys website, sponsored by the U.S. Government Publications Office, features many publications generated daily by the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government:

Congressional Hearings
Congressional Bills
Congressional Record
Public and Private Laws
United States Code

Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register
Presidential Documents

United States Courts Opinions

Additional Government Publications (includes everything from the Supreme Court Nomination Hearings to the Constitution of the United States of American: Analysis and Interpretation)

NCGA: North Carolina General Assembly

Content: This website for the General Assembly of North Carolina, includes searchable information about state Legislation )1985-86 session-current session) a guide to congressional Representation for each area in the state, a link to the searchable N.C. State Constitution and N.C. General Statutes, as well as a comprehensive Citizen Guide to the state’s government.

NCSL: National Conference of State Legislatures

Content: This website “contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.”

North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

Content: This website includes three divisions: Civil Rights, Rules, and Hearings; it also provides forms to report discrimination by any state or county agency in North Carolina, as well as such searchable fulltext publications as the N.C. Register & the N.C. Administrative Code (NCAC).

State Library of North Carolina

Content: “The State Library of North Carolina is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. We are the principal library of state government, we build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina, and we develop and support access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.”

United States Copyright Office

Content: “Here you will find information about [an] online [copyright] registration option and other news … all … key publications including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations.” The site features Copyright Basics, How to How to Register a Work, and access to various documents on Copyright Law and Policy.

Health & Social Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Content: The website provides much Information on disease and disaster control and prevention, including the National Center for Health Statistics’ A-Z index to search for facts about a particular topic, such as Seasonal Influenza (Flu), access to government reports such as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and guidelines for families preparing for Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Conditions, such as hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes.

Flu.gov

Content: An official U.S. Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “Flu.gov provides comprehensive government-wide information on pandemic influenza and avian influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.”

MedlinePlus

Content: Health Information provided as a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

North Carolina Department of Correction

Content: Website includes information about offenders, victim services, crime statistics and legislative reports.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Content: Website covers child support, financial assistance, adult services, child welfare, child care, food and nutrition services, energy assistance, health coverage and how to report public assistance fraud.

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

Content: Website covers assistance for seniors: adult care and nursing homes, employment, housing, home and community services, long term care, Medicare, and the family caregiver support program.

North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education

Content: This comprehensive webpage includes a list of local child care facilities with quality ratings.

North Carolina Division of Social Services

Content: This webpage provides a link to the Wayne County Department of Social Services site with phone numbers, addresses and a staff directory.

SCHS: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Content: “The State Center provides: A source of information to monitor the health conditions of North Carolinians; analyses of important health issues, such as birth defects and infant mortality statistics; a central collection site for information about cancer, birth defects, births, deaths, marriages, and divorces; accurate and timely information for use in setting health policy, planning prevention programs, directing resources, and evaluating the effect of health programs and services; a safe and secure environment for its confidential records”

State Library of North Carolina

Content: “The State Library of North Carolina is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. We are the principal library of state government, we build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina, and we develop and support access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.”

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)

Content: Maintained by the the U.S. Library of Medicine, this website provides information on the toxicology of a myriad of products you as a a consumer might buy and use in all aspects of everyday life. You may search for a specific product to discover an ingredient list, possible toxic effects and methods of disposal for the product. This site also includes ChemIDplus, a dictionary of over 370,00 chemicals.

United States Department of Veteran Affairs

Content: The website covers veteran benefits information including GI Bill, health care and loan guarantees, with a full range of VA forms listed.

Volunteer Match: Where Volunteering Begins

Content: This is a non-profit organization matching volunteers to work in their local communities

Wayne County Humane Society

Content: This website has information for pet owners including a local low-cost spay/neuter program and links to local veterinary services.

Wayne Memorial Hospital

Content: This website has links to popular, informative health information resources.

WebMD

Content: This health information website provides timely and authoritative information for the consumer as well as the health professional, on nutrituion, a wide range of health concerns, as well as a searchable Drugs & Medications A-Z section, giving full information on the nature and clinical uses of each drug or medication.

News & Weather

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Content: The website provides much Information on disease and disaster control and prevention, including the National Center for Health Statistics’ A-Z index to search for facts about a particular topic, such as H1N1 flu, access to government reports such as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and guidelines for families preparing for Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Conditions, such as hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

Content: Find comprehensive Disaster Information, including preparation for weathering hurricanes, tornados, or floods, as well as how to Apply for Assistance from the U.S. government after disasters strike.

National Climatic Data Center

Content: “NCDC is the world’s largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data Center for Meteorology which is co-located at NCDC in Asheville, North Carolina, and the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology which is located in Boulder, Colorado. NCDC supports a three tier national climate services support program; the partners include: NCDC, Regional Climate Centers, and State Climatologists.” The Educational Activities section has numerous brochures, posters, and activity sheets for educators to print out and use in classroom settings.

National Hurricane Center

Content: Part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) website, which includes the National Weather Service, this webpage offers the latest weather advisories and forecasts, searchable for each City & State or Zip Code, as well as Hurricane Awareness and Hurricane Preparedness information.

National Weather Service Forecast Office (Click on Goldsboro in the Map)

Newspaper: Goldsboro News-Argus [Request password for full-version News-Argus]

Newspaper: Mount Olive Tribune on the Web

Newspaper: Raleigh News & Observer

State Climate Office of North Carolina

Content: “The State Climate Office of North Carolina is the primary source for NC weather and climate information and is involved in all aspects of climate research, education, and extension services. The State Climate Office is a public-service center, part of the UNC system, housed at North Carolina State University.”

Weather Channel: Today’s Weather for Goldsboro, NC

Weather Channel: Today’s Weather for Mount Olive, NC

Weather Underground: Goldsboro, NC

Weather Underground: Mount Olive, NC

North Carolina

DES: North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security

Content: “The mission of the Employment Security Commission is to promote and sustain the economic well being of North Carolinians in the world marketplace by providing high quality and accessible workforce related services. The Commission provides employment services, unemployment insurance and labor market information to the State’s workers, employers and the public – in a way that promotes economic stability and growth, development of a skilled workforce and creates a world-class economy for North Carolina.” Includes Individual Services such as the Find a Job and Apply for UI (Unemployment Insurance) Benefits sections.

DMV: North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles

Content: This website provides details about acquiring a driver’s license [download the Driver's Handbook to pass the written test] and registering vehicles.

Explore North Carolina: visitnc.com

Content: “The official travel and tourism web site for the State of North Carolina” offers a completely searchable interface for planning a brief or extended visit to one of the state’s many attractions or events, with beautiful multimedia sample journeys to entice you, and a thoughtful database for locating lodging, complemented by a directory of local travel bureaus.

LINC: Log into North Carolina, 1960 – present

Content: “The most valuable Web resource for NC statistical data, [including] over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies; historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030; state, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage; definitions and help screens; customized report capabilities; preformatted topic reports, including census profiles; continual updates incorporating newly released data.”

N.C. DENR: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Content: This website has information for the public ranging from how to combat indoor air pollution to how to get any of a wide variety of permits, such as a fishing license.

NCGA: North Carolina General Assembly

Content: This website for the General Assembly of North Carolina, includes searchable information about state Legislation )1985-86 session-current session) a guide to congressional Representation for each area in the state, a link to the searchable N.C. State Constitution and N.C. General Statutes, as well as a comprehensive Citizen Guide to the state’s government.

N. C. Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

Content: “Our mission is to develop, promote and implement sound economic strategies to improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians. We serve the state’s 85 rural counties, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources.”

NCSEAA

Content: This website for the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEA), “North Carolina’s agency for college student financial aid,” provides advice regarding college loans of all kinds, federal, state and private.

North Carolina Community College System

Content: Website with links to community colleges throughout the state and other information about community colleges.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Content: N.C. State University and N.C. A&T University maintain this website with information about Agriculture and Food, Forest Resources, 4-H Youth Development and the Lawn and Garden programs.

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Content: This website helps fulfill the N. C. Department of Commerce’s “primary mission of improving the economic well being and quality of life for all citizens” by providing information on Community Development and Business Development, including a Small Business section, as well as Tourism and Workforce Services, featuring information and links for Job Seekers.

North Carolina Department of Correction

Content: Website includes information about offenders, victim services, crime statistics and legislative reports.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Content: Website covers child support, financial assistance, adult services, child welfare, child care, food and nutrition services, energy assistance, health coverage and how to report public assistance fraud.

North Carolina Department of Revenue

Content: Includes N.C. State Tax Forms and Filing Information

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State

Content: This site maintained by the NC Secretary of State includes a myriad of links useful to North Carolinians including publications like the North Carolina Manual designed to be a “one-stop” resource for everything a citizen needs to know about state government.

North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer

Content: Retirement Planning/Benefits information and calculations for N.C. State Employees is availble from this website through the ORBIT (Online Retirement Benefits Through Integrated Technology) database.

North Carolina District Office of SBA

Content: The webpage of the North Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration includes government contracting information, loan applications and a Small Business Planner which provides a step-by-step guide for planning, starting, managing, even getting out of your own small business.

North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

Content: Website covers assistance for seniors: adult care and nursing homes, employment, housing, home and community services, long term care, Medicare, and the family caregiver support program.

North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education

Content: This comprehensive webpage includes a list of local child care facilities with quality ratings.

North Carolina Division of Social Services

Content: This webpage provides a link to the Wayne County Department of Social Services site with phone numbers, addresses and a staff directory.

North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund

Content: The North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund “helps North Carolina homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments due to job loss or temporary financial hardship. For qualified homeowners, the Fund can provide an interest-free loan of up to $36,000 to pay your mortgage and other related expenses for up to 36 months while you search or retrain for new employment. If you are currently employed but have a second mortgage that is unaffordable because of a prior job loss or reduced income, the Fund offers an interest-free loan of up to $30,000 to pay off your second mortgage. The Fund provides assistance at no cost to you.”

North Carolina Government Departments

Content: Index of North Carolina state government departments with contact information

North Carolina Green Party

Content: An international political party with ten key values

North Carolina Historic Sites: Bentonville Battlefield, NC

Content: National Historic Landmark Battlefield marks the last full-scale action of the Civil War, fought March 19-21, 1865; maps and schedule of seasonal activities

North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings

Content: This website includes three divisions: Civil Rights, Rules, and Hearings; it also provides forms to report discrimination by any state or county agency in North Carolina, as well as such searchable fulltext publications as the N.C. Register & the N.C. Administrative Code (NCAC).

North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

Content: Includes Job Postings and Application forms, as well as Benefit and Retirement Information for N.C. State Employment

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners

 Content: “Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners include:

  • The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
  • The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
  • The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists

Links are also provided for State Licensure Boards, Regional Testing Agencies, Professional Agencies, United States Government Agencies, and Research Triangle Links for the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area.”

North Carolina State Board of Elections

Content: Along with a wide range of basic information about political elections and voting, this website includes Voter Registration, Candidate Filing, and Absentee Voting resources, accompanied by a polling place locator.

North Carolina State Parks

Content: This portal has information about each state park in North Carolina.

North Carolina Vital Records

Content: “The North Carolina Vital Records Unit is responsible for registering all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina, coding those events for statistical research purposes, maintaining the records properly, and locating and providing certified or uncertified copies of those records.”

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Content: Website with information targeted to hunters, anglers and conservationists, including how to get hunting and fishing licenses

Office of State Budget and Management

Content: Begin here for answers to any of your questions about the North Carolina state budget.

Official Website of the State of North Carolina

Content: State government portal for N.C. citizens including comprehensive links to government on-line services, including prison records, public school report cards, state licenses, voter registration, etc.

SCHS: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Content: “The State Center provides: A source of information to monitor the health conditions of North Carolinians; analyses of important health issues, such as birth defects and infant mortality statistics; a central collection site for information about cancer, birth defects, births, deaths, marriages, and divorces; accurate and timely information for use in setting health policy, planning prevention programs, directing resources, and evaluating the effect of health programs and services; a safe and secure environment for its confidential records”

State Climate Office of North Carolina

Content: “The State Climate Office of North Carolina is the primary source for NC weather and climate information and is involved in all aspects of climate research, education, and extension services. The State Climate Office is a public-service center, part of the UNC system, housed at North Carolina State University.”

State Library of North Carolina

Content: “The State Library of North Carolina is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. We are the principal library of state government, we build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina, and we develop and support access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped..”

THRIVE in North Carolina

Content: Sponsored by the N. C. Department of Commerce this website offers a tremendous amount of information and statistics for all types of business endeavors in our state, including how to Start a Business in North Carolina.

Recreation & Natural Resources

Explore North Carolina: visitnc.com

Content: “The official travel and tourism web site for the State of North Carolina” offers a completely searchable interface for planning a brief or extended visit to one of the state’s many attractions or events, with beautiful multimedia sample journeys to entice you, and a thoughtful database for locating lodging, complemented by a directory of local travel bureaus.

Goldsboro Parks and Recreation

Content: Provides information about public facilities and events in Goldsboro

Goldsboro Wayne County Travel and Tourism

Content: Includes sightseeing and historical information

N.C. DENR: North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Content: This website has information for the public ranging from how to combat indoor air pollution to how to get any of a wide variety of permits, such as a fishing license.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Content: N.C. State University and N.C. A&T University maintain this website with information about Agriculture and Food, Forest Resources, 4-H Youth Development and the Lawn and Garden programs.

North Carolina Historic Sites: Bentonville Battlefield, NC

Content: National Historic Landmark Battlefield marks the last full-scale action of the Civil War, fought March 19-21, 1865; maps and schedule of seasonal activities

North Carolina State Parks

Content: This portal has information about each state park in North Carolina.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Content: Website with information targeted to hunters, anglers and conservationists, including how to obtain hunting and fishing licenses

Wayne County Museum

Content: This website includes upcoming events and historical information

U.S Government

IRS.gov: Internal Revenue Service

Content: Forms, guides and rules for filing any tax reports with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), part of the United States Department of the Treasury

Social Security Online

Content: The comprehensive Social Security Administration site covers retirement income, survivor benefits, disability and Medicare information as well as links to local offices.

U.S. Census Bureau

Content:  Part of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is “to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy … [operating under the authority of] … Title 13 and Title 26, of the U.S. Code … [with the goal of providing] … the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data [collected and services provided].”  U. S. Census Bureau data is collected as follows:

  •     Population & Housing Census – every 10 years
  •     Economic Census – every 5 years
  •     Census of Governments – every 5 years
  •     American Community Survey – annually
  •     Our many surveys — both Demographic & Economic
  •     Economic Indicators – each indicator is released on a specific schedule, see the Economic Indicator Calendar

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Content: “Included among the immigration benefits the USCIS oversees are: citizenship, lawful permanent residency, family and employment-related immigration, employment authorization, inter-country adoptions, asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration documents, and foreign student authorization.” The USCIS website offers Citizenship and Naturalization Based forms, Employment Based forms, and Green Card Based forms, even a list of free legal advisors.

United States Copyright Office

Content: “Here you will find information about [an] online [copyright] registration option and other news … all … key publications including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations.” The site features Copyright Basics, How to How to Register a Work, and access to various documents on Copyright Law and Policy.

United States Department of Labor

Content: This website is a portal to many agencies associated with the U.S. Department of Labor, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), various Disability Resources, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics which produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook, updated yearly.

United States Department of Veteran Affairs

Content: The website covers veteran benefits information including GI Bill, health care and loan guarantees, with a full range of VA forms listed.

United States House of Representatives: Write Your Representative

Content: “This service will assist you by identifying your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing contact information.”

United States Senate: Senators

Content: For all U.S. Senators now serving, or having served in the past, even on the Continental Congress, this website provides a Biographical Directory, Statistical Information, including statistics on biographical characteristics and Senate service records, a Senators’ Phone List, and an Organizational Chart showing the relationships among Senate leaders of officers who manage the workflow.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Content: Website with information for federal civil service employees and retirees as well as military veterans.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Content: Website with detailed information about federal government assistance for small businesses, features links to local Local Offices websites, information about the Office of Women’s Business Ownership resources, and the Office of Veteran’s Business Development resources.

USA.gov: The U.S. Government Official Web Portal

Content: This portal provided by the Office of Citizen Services and Communication covers a vast array of information for U.S. citizens including an agency index, telephone listings and on-line forms.

USAJOBS

Content: “USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It’s your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.”

Wayne County

U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts, Wayne County, NC

Wayne Country Day School

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce

Content: The website for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce promotes membership in an organization of business and professional people dedicated to enhancing the local economy, and contains an extensive list of community links, as well as a searchable Business Directory, for looking up location maps and contact information for businesses and services in Wayne county.

Wayne County Museum

Content: This website includes upcoming events and historical information

Wayne County North Carolina

Content: Wayne County, NC Government portal listing county services including welfare services, tax collections, inspections, etc.

Wayne County North Carolina Register of Deeds

Content: This website, useful for locating and obtaining copies of deeds and other public records for Wayne County, features instructions for obtaining Birth Records, Death Records, or a Marriage License, as well as a Registrar of Deeds FAQ page.

Wayne County Private Schools

Content: Listing of private schools in Wayne County

Wayne County Public Library

Content: This website provides information about the public library, including locations, contact information and hours of operation for the main library and all its branches in the county, a Calendar of library events and programs, also a link to search the Online Public Access Catalog.

Wayne County Public Schools

Content: Website of Wayne County Public Schools with testing calendar, lunch menus and schools report cards

Wayne County Republican Party

Content: This website includes information about local Republican Party politicians

Wayne Democrats

Content: This website contains information about local Democratic Part politicians

Wayne Memorial Hospital

Content: This website has links to popular, informative health information resources

Wayne Montessori School