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Posted on: April 2, 2020

City Edition - April 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • COVID-19 NEWS
    • Stay-at-home Order in Effect
    • Bulky Item Collections Suspended
    • City Allocates 1 Million to Help Economic Victims of...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Electrical Work to Affect Cherry & Fourth Streets

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NEWS RELEASETransportationApril 2, 2020

The block of Fourth Street between Cherry and Marshall streets will be closed Monday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow Duke Energy crews to pull electric cables through manholes. The work will also close a ...

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Transportation
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council to Meet Online

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NEWS RELEASECity SecretaryApril 1, 2020

The April 6 meeting of the Winston-Salem City Council will be conducted online in order to comply with the social distancing recommendations for fighting the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The meeting will begin at th...

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City Council
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Suspending Non-Essential Services

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsApril 1, 2020

Starting Monday, April 6, the city will suspend a variety of non-essential city services in response to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. 

Under the...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Bulky Item Collections Suspended

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionMarch 30, 2020

The city has suspended its annual bulky item collection until further notice due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Suspending collections will ensure sufficient staffing for garbage collections and prevent c...

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Sanitation
Posted on: March 30, 2020

WSTA Service Alert

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Starting Monday, March 30, WTSA will run its Saturday schedule on every day but Sunday. This will allow WSTA to implement disinfectant procedures throughout the day and evening, which provides safer transportation for passengers and drivers.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Fourth Street Closing for Construction Crane

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NEWS RELEASETransportationMarch 27, 2020

The block of Fourth Street between Patterson Avenue and Chestnut Street will be closed for five days starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, to allow a crane to install glass on a building under construction. Work is...

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Transportation
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Joines Issues Stay-at-Home Order

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsMarch 25, 2020

Effective Friday at 5 p.m., Mayor Joines is ordering all city residents to stay home in light of "a significant and increasing number of suspected cases of community transmission and likely furthe...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Closing City Hall & Stuart Building to All but Essential Personnel

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With the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in Forsyth County, as of Wednesday the city is closing City Hall and the Stuart Municipal Building to most outside visitors and ordering all non-essential employees in those buildings to stay home. Employees...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Inspections Division Open for Business During COVID-19 Event

Dear Building Industry Partner:

Our WS/FC Inspections Division “IS” open for business. While there may be restrictions in how some of our services are performed, our goal is to maintain effective service levels and continue to offer you...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Web Training Being Offered

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementMarch 20, 2020

Minority- and women-owned businesses can receive assistance certifying or re-certifying as historically underutilized businesses with the state of North Carolina through web-based training that...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Pedestrian Master Plan - Get Involved

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The City of Winston-Salem is currently creating a new pedestrian master plan, called Walkable Winston-Salem. The planning process will build on past efforts to create a new vision for walking throughout the City. The plan wil...

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Transportation
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Eight Recreation Centers to Distribute Evening Meals for Youth

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NEWS RELEASERecreation & ParksMarch 19, 2020

Evening meals for youth will be distributed at eight city recreation centers starting Friday, March 20, under a partnership between Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks and the Second Harvest Food Bank of No...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Allocating Up To $1 Million to Help Economic Victims of COVID-19

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 18, 2020

The city will contribute up to $1 million to match contributions to the new COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County that community leaders announced today to support residents economically impacted by the COV...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Inspections Division Procedure Changes to Minimize the Threat of COVID-19

Walk-ins WILL NOT be accepted. 

Commercial and sign applications are only accepted through IDT (digital plan submittal).

Residential single family applications (new construction, alterations, and additions) can be submitted through email to a permi...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Council Members in Self-Isolation

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsMarch 17, 2020

Six members of the Winston-Salem City Council and two city staff members are in self-isolation until March 26 on the advice of the Forsyth County public health director after learning this afternoon th...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Implements Coronavirus Response Plan

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Winston-Salem and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities have implemented a response plan and will adjust to the situation as it evolves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reassures customers ...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Announces Further Steps to Address COVID-19 Threat

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsMarch 15, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines, Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke and the members of the Winston-Salem City Council have approved additional measures to keep the community safe and ensure delivery of essential ser...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Joines Declares State of Emergency

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 13, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines has declared a state of emergency in Winston-Salem as of 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, to better equip the city to fight the spread of COVID-19. 

The declaration notes that the Centers for...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Activities and Events Canceled

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsMarch 13, 2020

In accordance with guidance from Mayor Allen Joines and City Manager Lee Garrity, the city is canceling all non-essential city-sponsored activities and events in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. E...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations - UPDATED 03/16

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Effective immediately, we are implementing the following steps for the safety and security of our community and department to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are cancelling all scheduled public facing events for the month of March and April.&...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Water Disconnections Temporarily Suspended

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In response to COVID-19, effective March 13, 2020 and until further notice, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities is suspending all water account disconnects due to non-payment of WSFC Utilities bills. During this time, we want to ensure that all custome...

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Utilities
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Government Stepping up COVID-19 Measures

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 12, 2020

With two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Forsyth County, Mayor Allen Joines announced that the city is taking additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within the community and within the city workfo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Recommends 10-Member City Council With Two At-Large Seats

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 12, 2020

The members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission voted yesterday to recommend that Winston-Salem change to a 10-member city council, with eight members elected by wards and two elected citywide by...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Mayor Seeks Applicants for Bicycle/Pedestrian/Active Mobility Advisory Committee

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 10, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving on the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Active Mobility Advisory Committee, a new advisory panel the City Council authorized in November ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Edition - March 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • Bulky Item Collection Begins March 2
  • Information Sessions on Downtown Two-Way Street Conversions 
  • Learn More about Cit...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 5, 2020

SOAR Program Accepting Applications

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion and AdvancementMarch 5, 2020

The city is accepting applications for its Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR) program through 11:59 p.m. March 25, 2020.

SOAR is a six-month program that provides gainful employment to former...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Inside Operations - March/April 2020

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In this edition:

• Stormwater CCTV• Information on Bulky Item Collection• Composting 101• Welcome Aboard - New Employee Cam...

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Sanitation
Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Government Preparing in Case Coronavirus Impacts Winston-Salem

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 4, 2020

In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus, the city is taking steps to ensure that critical municipal operations continue to function if there is a serious outbreak in Winston-Salem, Mayor Allen Joines...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Tornado Drill March 4 Highlights Severe Weather Preparedness Week

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementMarch 2, 2020

Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents to participate in the statewide tornado drill at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, to ensure that they are prepared for severe weather that may occur this sp...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Information Sessions Scheduled on Peacehaven and Polo Road Recommendations

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NEWS RELEASETransportationFeb. 26, 2020

City transportation officials will hold separate information sessions March 4 and March 5 to allow residents to learn about recommendations for improvements to Peacehaven and Polo roads.

The Peacehaven Road informatio...

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Transportation
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Information Meeting Rescheduled for Small Business Plan Competition

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of Business Inclusion and AdvancementFeb. 26, 2020

The information meeting for the city’s 2020 Small Business Plan Competition has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Committee Room (Room 239) of City Hall,...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Milling/Repaving Work Scheduled for Robinhood Road

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NEWS RELEASEStreets DivisionFeb. 26, 2020

The portion of Robinhood Road between Buena Vista and Stratford roads is scheduled to be milled and repaved starting at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2, weather permitting. Traffic along this portion will be controlled by f...

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Transportation
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Winston-Salem Police Department Notice of Public Information Session and Telephone Comments

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive on March 2, 2020, to verify the Winston-Salem Police Department’s compliance with an international set of law enforcement s...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Bulky Item Collection Begins March 2

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionFeb. 24, 2020

The city’s annual bulky item pick-up begins March 2 and will run through Sept. 4. Collection crews will go through the city street by street, collecting bulky items that garbage crews cannot accept. Fu...

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Sanitation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Bethania Station Road Closure Postponed

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NEWS RELEASETransportationFeb. 21, 2020

The closure of Bethania Station Road, from Shattalon Drive to Tenney Lane, scheduled for next week has been postponed. The forecast for rain will prevent the contractor from repaving the street. A new closure plan wi...

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Transportation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Information Sessions Scheduled on Downtown Two-Way Street Conversions

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City transportation officials will hold four drop-in information sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 27, on plans to convert First, Second, Liberty and Main streets downtown to two-way traffic.

Sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the...
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Transportation
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Utilities Department Celebrates Engineers

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City of Winston-Salem social media accounts have featured profiles of engineers in the utilities department as part of Engineers Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, this year EWeek is February 16-22. It is “d...

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Utilities
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Meadowlark Drive Closing for Stormwater Pipe Repairs

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NEWS RELEASETransportationFeb. 20, 2020

Meadowlark Drive, between Rosewind Lane and Hundley Road, will be closed to through traffic starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to repair damage to a stormwater pipe. Work is scheduled to be completed and the road ...

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Transportation
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Akron Drive Extension Update Session Postponed

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NEWS RELEASETransportationFeb. 20, 2020

The drop-in session for the Akron Drive extension scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the forecast for winter weather. A new date will be announced later. For more information call CityLink 311.

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Transportation
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Human Relations Student Awards Banquet Postponed

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsFeb. 20, 2020

The Human Relations Student Awards Banquet scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the forecast for snow this afternoon. A new date will be announced later. For more information call CityLink 311.

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Human Relations
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Planning Board Recommends Airport/Whitaker Park Plan

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Since October 2019, four community meetings have been held by elected officials and planning staff with residents and business owners to produce the draft Smith Reynolds Airport/Whitaker Park Strategic Area Plan. This strategic plan provides approximately...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

City Sponsoring Estimating & Bidding Seminar for M/WBE Businesses

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementFeb. 14, 2020 

"Estimating & Bidding 101," a free seminar to help minority- and women-owned businesses improve their bidding and estimating process, will be held Feb. 25 at the Enterpri...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Workforce Development Internship Program for High School Juniors & Seniors Announced

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorFeb. 13, 2020

As part of the comprehensive program to reduce poverty and promote workforce development and economic mobility, Mayor Allen Joines, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Angela Hairston, Winston-Sa...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Students to be Honored at 40th Annual Human Relations Student Awards Banquet

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Human Relations
Posted on: February 13, 2020

City Kicking Off Small Business Plan Competition; Information Meeting Set

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of Business Inclusion and AdvancementFeb. 13, 2020

The city is holding its Small Business Plan Competition again in 2020 and will hold an information meeting Feb. 20 for entrepreneurs interested in participating. The meeting will be held...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: February 10, 2020

African American Heritage Initiative Seeks Volunteers for Community Collection Teams

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsFeb. 10, 2020

The African American Heritage Initiative Committee is seeking city residents to serve on one or more of the nine “collection teams” it is organizing to capture the memories and recollections of A...

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Human Relations
Posted on: February 10, 2020

POSTPONED: Free Leaf Mulch

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POSTPONED Until Further Notice: Free Leaf Mulch giveaway will be rescheduled and announced at a later date.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities is offering free leaf mulch to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, April 10, and Saturd...

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Additional Info... Utilities
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City Edition - February 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • City Observing Black History Month
  • Fairgrounds Unveils Logo for Carolina Classic Fair
  • Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame
  • Regist...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Seeking Survey Responses

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorFeb. 5, 2020

The members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission are seeking more responses to their online survey on how the mayor and City Council members should be elected.

The survey has seven questions and seek...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 30, 2020

City Observing Black History Month

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsJan. 30, 2020

The city is observing Black History Month in February with the annual Showcase of Song, the Public Safety Black History Month Celebration, special programs in city recreation centers, social media pos...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Police Holding "Pastors on Patrol" Training Thursday

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 21, 2020

The Winston-Salem Police Department will hold a training session Thursday, Jan. 23, for religious leaders who want to participate in the "Pastors on Patrol" initiative. The training will be held from 11 ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Holding Public Information/Input Sessions

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJan. 17, 2020

The Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission is holding three public sessions at the end of January to brief city residents on the various ways the City Council could be restructured, and to collect publi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 17, 2020

"Young Dreamers" To Be Honored

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsJan. 17, 2020

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2020 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan. 21.

The Young Dreamers Awar...

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Human Relations
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Fairgrounds Unveils Logo for Carolina Classic Fair

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsJan. 17, 2020

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds today unveiled the logo for the Carolina Classic Fair, to be held Oct. 2-11, 2020.

The logo uses a starburst pattern of light bars arrayed around an outline of North Carolina and the words C...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Collection Changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionJan. 15, 2020

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forward...

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Sanitation
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Fairgrounds Hosting N.C. Archery & Junior Olympic Archery Development Championships

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsJan. 9, 2020

Archers from throughout North Carolina will converge on the Fairgrounds Education Building on Saturday, Jan. 11, for the North Carolina 2020 USA Archery and Junior Olympic Archery Development championships. More than 100...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Police Accepting Applications for Citizens' Police Academy

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 7, 2020

The Winston-Salem Police Department is accepting applications for the next Citizens' Police Academy, which will start April 30.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a 13-week program that meets once a week to b...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsJan. 7, 2020

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 28 for the Winston-Salem’s Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center.

The Walk of Fame honors deceased Wi...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy

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The Winston-Salem Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy is a 13 week program held each Thursday night from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  It is designed to educate the citizens of Winston-Salem about the operation of their police department while obtain...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 4, 2020

Mayor Joines Statement on Death of Former Council Member Wanda Merschel

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJan. 4, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines issued the following statement today upon the death of former City Council Member Wanda Merschel:

"Wanda was a true public servant who loved this city. She leaves a lasting legacy that we w...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Edition - January 2020

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Inside this month's edition:

  • Local Governance Study Commission Holding Public Information/Input Sessions
  • Learn More about City Recreation Opportunities at Open House...
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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

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NEWS RELEASECity SecretaryDec. 31, 2019

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling a vacancy on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission.

Any citizen with an interest in the commis...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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NEWS RELEASEVegetation ManagementDec. 30, 2019

The city will collect Christmas trees and put them to good use as mulch for its parks and roadsides.

Residents in single family homes inside the city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mayor Joines Statement on Lowery Street Shooting

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 20, 2019

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement about the shooting this morning at the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Services Center:

"On behalf of the City Council, I want to express how deeply sa...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Some Friday Sanitation Collections To Be Delayed

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Some Sanitation Division collections scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, will be delayed. Residents should leave their carts out at the curb pending a make-up collection.

Sanitation
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Police Inviting Religious Leaders to Learn About “Pastors on Patrol” Initiative

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentDec. 19, 2019

The Winston-Salem Police Department is inviting pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis, imams and other religious leaders to attend an informational lunch Jan. 9 to learn about a new initiative called "Pastors o...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Collection Changes, CityLink Staffing for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionDec. 18, 2019

City offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday and Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will be ...

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Sanitation
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentDec. 12, 2019

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 20 police officers and four non-sworn employees, including the promotion of Lieutenant Brian W. Dobey to captain.

Dobey has served 25 years in the Poli...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed by Former Mayors, Plans Public Input Sessions

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 5, 2019

During their meeting Dec. 4 the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed by the former mayors of Durham and Greensboro on how their councils were elected and their experiences with ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Mayor Joines Hosting Tenth Annual City Hall Holiday Music Series

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 4, 2019

Mayor Allen Joines is inviting city residents and downtown workers to City Hall to hear traditional and contemporary holiday music during the tenth annual City Hall Holiday Music Series, to be held Dec. 9-13. All...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Prepare Now for Winter Weather

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementDec. 2, 2019

State and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now for winter storms, during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Dec. 1 - 7.

August Vernon, the director of Winston-Salem/Forsyth Cou...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Information Session on Upcoming City Capital Projects

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementNov. 27, 2019

The city’s M/WBE Division and the Access Center for Equity & Success are holding an information session and networking opportunity Thursday, Dec. 12, to brief minority- and women-o...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Outstanding Women Leaders Committee Accepting Scholarship Applications

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsNov. 21, 2019

The Outstanding Women Leaders Program Committee is accepting applications for its 2020 Future Outstanding Women Leaders Scholarship, to be awarded next spring. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31....

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Collection Changes, CityLink Staffing for Thanksgiving Holiday

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionNov. 20, 2019

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open ...

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Sanitation
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Shop for Unique Gifts at the Handcrafted Holiday Showcase this Saturday

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsNov. 19, 2019

More than 30 crafters will be offering hand-made, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts on Saturday, Nov. 23, during the Handcrafted Holiday Showcase, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market.

Participating crafters w...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City

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NEWS RELEASEInformation SystemsNov. 15, 2019

For the 18th year in a row Winston-Salem has been ranked as one of the top 10 most technology-savvy cities of its size in America by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute....

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Historic Marker for Local AKA Sorority Chapter to be Unveiled

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NEWS RELEASEHistoric Resources CommissionNov. 13, 2019

A local historic marker commemorating the Phi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, on the south side of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 13, 2019

New Initiative Ensures Low-Income High School Graduates Can Attend College

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorNov. 13, 2019

Under a new initiative intended to alter the cycle of poverty, students in low-income households who graduate from any high school in Forsyth County will be able to attend Forsyth Technical Community College fre...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed on Other City Councils

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorNov. 6, 2019

During their November meeting yesterday the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed on how several other cities and towns in North Carolina elect their city officials.

Jim Westmorel...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 6, 2019

First Responders Holding Training Drill at Airport on Saturday

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementNov. 6, 2019

More than 250 first responders representing 20 agencies will be participating in a large-scale training exercise on Saturday morning, Nov. 9, at Smith Reynolds Airport and three other locations. Residents may se...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Collection Changes for Veterans Day Holiday

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionNov. 6, 2019

City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for the Veterans Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-c...

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Sanitation
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Welcome to the New CityofWS.org!

Ed McNeal, Marketing and Communications director, presenting video of new website

The new CityofWS.org launched on October 30, 2019. We hope you like it!

Our top priority with this user-tested redesign was to make it easier to find what you're looking for on any device. Watch the video below for a quick tour.

Also, you can sign up for al...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Symposium on Gentrification and Related Issues Scheduled for Nov. 6

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsOct. 29, 2019

The Human Relations Department and the New Horizons Fair Housing Committee of the Human Relations Commission are holding a free day-long symposium Wednesday, Nov. 6, on gentrification and the issues it raises for ne...

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Human Relations
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 4

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionOct. 29, 2019

City crews will start collecting leaves on Monday, Nov. 4, in the eastern quadrant of the city (quadrant 1), which is the area roughly east of U.S. 52 and New Walkertown Road.

Collection will proceed clockwise by...

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Sanitation
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Tennis Court Repairs

Tennis courts at Carver High School and Fourteenth Street is currently undergoing renovation to repair and resurface for school play, tournament play, league play and general usage.  The estimated time for completion should be April, 2020.

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Emmanuel Retirement Village

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsOct. 23, 2019

City residents are invited to join Mayor Allen Joines and members of the City Council at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Emmanuel Retirement Village at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 1605 Village Meadow Circ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Winston-Salem Posts Healthy Job Growth

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 17, 2019

Non-farm employment in the Winston-Salem metropolitan area grew by more than 3.9 percent from August 2017 to August 2019, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rising to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Linda Jackson Barnes Appointed to N.C. Human Relations Commission

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 16, 2019

Linda Jackson Barnes, the director of Mayor Allen Joines’ office, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to a four-year term on the N.C. Human Relations Commission. Barnes was sworn in Sept. 26.&nbs...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Electric Scooters Returning to Winston-Salem

News Release • Transportation Department • Oct. 9, 2019

Electric scooters are scheduled to reappear in Winston-Salem on Friday, Oct. 11, when Zagster, in partnership with Spin, will put out 100 Spin scooters for public use. A second compa...

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Transportation
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed on Districting Standards

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 2, 2019

During their October meeting yesterday the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed on constitutional and legal standards for re-drawing council ward lines and for adding at-large s...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsOct. 2, 2019

The city is accepting applications for the next class of City of Winston-Salem University, to be held for 12 weeks starting Jan. 30, 2020. This free program gives citizens a better understanding of cit...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Winston-Salem M/WBE Mixer

See the events below.

Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors

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We are excited to announce that the Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors!  While this app will not be monitored by law enforcement 24/7, WSPD can see crime and safety related information posted on the Neighbors app.  So t...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

WSPD Temporarily Suspends Fallen Officer Ceremonies

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Due to ongoing construction and renovation at the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center (Winston-Salem Police Headquarters), specifically in the area of the Fallen Officer Memorial Wall, the Winston-Salem Police Department is temporarily suspending its Fal...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Construction At Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center

Exterior of Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center

Beginning on Monday, September 9, 2019, the main front (public) entrance to the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center located at 725 N. Cherry Street will be closed due to renovations. Operations within the building will remain open during this time. Upon ...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

NEWS RELEASECity SecretarySept. 3, 2019

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling a vacancy on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission.

The vacancy must be filled by a person who...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Fire Department Receives $10,000 Grant for Rescue Equipment

NEWS RELEASEFire Department Sept. 3, 2019

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded the Winston-Salem Fire Department a $10,000 grant that the department will use to purchase equipment for its swift water rescue team.

Capt. Chris Belcher said the department wi...

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Fire Department
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Truliant Steps Up to Support Think Orange Corporate Investment Fund

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorAugust 22, 2019

Truliant Federal Credit Union is the first entity to make a substantial multi-year pledge to support the city’s Think Orange campaign to combat hunger in Winston-Salem. Truliant’s $25,000 p...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentAug. 15, 2019

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of eight police officers and one non-sworn employee, including the promotion of Captain William H. Penn to assistant chief.

Penn has served 21 years in th...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 14, 2019

"Watch for Me" Campaign Commencing with Education, Then Enforcement

NEWS RELEASETransportation DepartmentAugust 14, 2019 

Winston-Salem’s "Watch for Me" campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety will officially begin Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a public-awareness campaign. Stepped-up enfor...

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Transportation
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Council Member Denise D. Adams Statement on Shooting Death of Julius Randolph Sampson

NEWS RELEASECity CouncilAug. 9, 2019

City Council Member Denise D. Adams today released the following statement about the shooting death of Julius R. Sampson Jr. on Aug. 6:

"This week we lost a beloved and valuable member of our community. Julius "...

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City Council
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Mayor Joines Statement on Hanes Mall Shooting

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorAug. 7, 2019

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement about the shooting outside Hanes Mall on Aug. 6:

"On behalf of our entire city, I offer sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Julius Randolph Samps...

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City Council
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Funeral Arrangements for Bill Stuart Announced

NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsAug. 6, 2019

Funeral Arrangements for Bill Stuart Announced; Memorial Book Available for Citizens to Express Their Condolences

The funeral for retired City Manager Bill Stuart will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bill Stuart Dies; Winston-Salem’s Longest-Serving City Manager

NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeAug. 3, 2019

Bryce A. "Bill" Stuart, who guided Winston-Salem city government for 26 years as its longest-serving city manager, died this morning of complications from pneumonia. He was 79. 

Stua...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

Check the progress of bond projects voters approved in 2014 and 2018.

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

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Check the progress of bond projects voters approved in 2014 and 2018.

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

Salem Parkway/US 421 Now Open!

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Learn more about the downtown road project that reopened months ahead of schedule!

Learn More Home - Carousel (City Spotlight)
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Citizen Fingerprinting Location Moving September 1

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The services for Citizen Fingerprinting will be moved from the Public Safety Center on 725 N. Cherry St. to the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center located at 1200 N. Patterson Ave. effective September 1, 2019.

Hours will remain th...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 9, 2019

WSFC Utilities Strategic Plan

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On July 8, 2019, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission approved a Strategic Plan covering 2020-2024 for our utilities department. Check out our online version to see our new vision, mission and values statements, plus our goals and the strat...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant - 2017 Award

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The Central Region of the N.C. Professional Wastewater Operators Committee selected the Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winston Salem for its 2017 Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award.

The award is given annually to a wastewater treat...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Wins Employee Safety Awards From N.C. Department Of Labor

Risk Management - July 1, 2019

City departments and facilities received 32 gold and 11 silver awards in the NC. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employee...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Disparity Study Information Now Online

The City of Winston-Salem is working on a disparity study, led by MGT Consulting Group, to determine if a gap exists between the use and availability of minority- and women-owned businesses in the city's relevant marketplace.

MGT will be studying expenditu...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Think Orange Roundtable Leads To New Partnership For Feeding Kids

Business Inclusion and Advancement - June 28, 2019

Thanks to a connection made through the city's Think Orange campaign, 280 children in Winston-Salem are receiving meals during summer weekends through a new partnership between the Forsyth Backpack Program...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

What Can You Recycle?

Picture chart with items accepted and not accepted in recycle program

Find a listing of what can and can't be recycled.

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 19, 2019

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotions of 10 police officers and four non-sworn personnel:

To Sergeant:  Corporal Barry Martin.

To Corporal: Officers Samuel Diamont, James Gordon, Fleu...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Body Cam Video of Baldwin Arrest Posted On WSPD Website

NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsNov. 9, 2018

The body-camera video that shows the arrest of Rockael Baldwin on Oct. 5 at Hanes Magnet Middle School has been posted on the Police Department’s website. Superior Court Judge Anderson Cromer s...

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