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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Public Safety Drive-Through Fall Festival Coming Oct. 31

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentOct. 26, 2020

The Winston-Salem Police Department is partnering with the Winston-Salem Police Foundation and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church to hold a free candy giveaway during a Public Safety Drive-Through Fall Festival, fr...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Day Parade Canceled

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeOct. 23, 2020

The annual Veterans Day Parade will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the state’s Phase 3 guidelines, outdoor mass gatherings remain limited to no more than 50 peopl...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Oct. 30 Deadline for Past-Due Utility Bill Payment Plans

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Water and sewer customers who fell behind paying bills during the pandemic have until Friday, Oct. 30 to enroll in payment plans in order to avoid late fees and other penalties on their bill. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities resumed charging late fe...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Edition - October 2020

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Read the newest edition of City Edition, plus sign up to receive the next one in your inbox.

Inside this month’s edition:

  • On-Street Parking Enforcement Back in Effect
  • Public Safety Agencies Holding Drive-Through “Trunk or Treat”...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Imagine a Day Without Water: E-Learning Resources

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities encouraged all citizens and businesses to “Imagine a Day Without Water” on Wednesday, Oct. 21. This nationwide day of education and advocacy on the value of water was especially poignant this year as communities acro...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Benton Convention Center Reopens with Cleanliness & Distancing Measures

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeOct. 20, 2020

The Benton Convention Center is again open and hosting events and the staff has put in place a wide variety of measures to protect the health of attendees and event staff.

Under the state’s ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Public Input Needed for Transportation Improvements

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NEWS RELEASETransportation DivisionOct. 20, 2020

Local transportation planners are soliciting public input on what transportation improvements are needed in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area. They also want input on their plan for dealing with traffic...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Public Safety Drive-Thru Fall Festival

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The Winston-Salem Police Department will have the 3rd annual Public Safety Drive-Thru Fall Festival event. This is a free event for all children and their families. Our hope is to promote a safe and fun way for families to trick or treat, from the trunks ...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 19, 2020

October 2020 Public Review

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The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSMPO) serves as a forum for cooperative transportation planning and decision-making for the MPO region which includes Forsyth County and port...

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Transportation
Posted on: October 15, 2020

City Offering Business Training Program; Class Registration Open

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of Business Inclusion and AdvancementOct. 15, 2020

The city’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is again offering a free nine-week business training course for people interested in starting a small business or who re...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Public Feedback Requested for Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

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The Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO needs your input! We're working on a comprehensive regional transportation plan (CTP) update for the Winston-Salem Urban Area, including Forsyth County and portions of David, Davidson and Stokes Counties. &nbs...

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Transportation
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Community Garden Volunteers Needed

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Council Member Parmon along with the Recreation and Parks Department will host a community garden plant day on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  This garden will be named in honor of the late Senator Earline Parmon.

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Roots Day Canceled

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NEWS RELEASECommunity Appearance CommissionOct. 6, 2020

The Community Appearance Commission, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, and the Winston-Salem Vegetation Management Department will not hold the annual Community Roots Day this year to avoid endangering th...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Carolina Classic Fair’s Drive Thru Drew Thousands

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NEWS RELEASE FairgroundsOct. 6, 2020

The Carolina Classic Fair’s COVID-19-driven alternative, the Drive Thru, drew more than 10,000 visitors during its four-day run and provided a welcome boost to the Salvation Army and Crisis Control Ministries ...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Fire Department Assisting in Food Distribution

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NEWS RELEASEFire DepartmentOct. 6, 2020

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is helping Galilee Baptist Church distribute free food boxes on Thursdays in October as part of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

One hu...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Mayor Joines Urges Residents to Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines This Halloween

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 2, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is urging residents to start planning now on ways to protect themselves and others this Halloween. State guidelines for safe Halloween parties and trick-or-treating offer options.

“The...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 2, 2020

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this time we recognize and honor survivors, and educate our friends, families, and communities about this uncomfortable issue in hopes of preventing future Domestic Violence. Domestic violence is the wi...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Winston-Salem Selected to Study Barriers for Postsecondary Students

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsSept. 30, 2020

The city of Winston-Salem has been selected to participate in a new initiative organized by the National League of Cities aimed at removing barriers to housing, transportation and other basic needs that can prevent...

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Human Relations
Posted on: September 29, 2020

On-Street Parking Enforcement Resumes Oct. 5

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NEWS RELEASETransportationSept. 29, 2020

The city will resume enforcing on-street parking limits downtown effective Monday, Oct. 5. Parking meters or pay stations must be used if present, and time limits for both metered and unmetered spaces will be enforc...

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Transportation
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Payment Plans for Past-Due Utility Bills

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Water and sewer customers who have fallen behind paying bills during the pandemic have a limited opportunity to enroll in payment plans in order to avoid late fees and other penalties on their bill. Effective October 1, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilit...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Drive Thru, Presented by the Carolina Classic Fair

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsSept. 28, 2020

The Drive Thru, presented by the Carolina Classic Fair, will be held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 – 4 to provide fair fans an opportunity to enjoy their favorite fair food, support local charities and part...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: September 28, 2020

National Night Out (NNO) - Virtual

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National Night or NNO, is a community/police campaign that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood and community/police partnerships, and send a message to crimina...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Inside Operations Newsletter

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Inside Operations - September 2020

Read the newest edition of Inside Operations, plus sign up to receive the next one in your inbox.Inside this edition:

  • We're thinking orange, are you?
  • You can protect water quality!
  • Leaf Collection begins November 2,...
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Sustainability
Posted on: September 23, 2020

High Schools to Hold Virtual Race Relations Forum

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsSept. 23, 2020

Students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County high schools will discuss their perspectives on race relations during the annual Student Race Relations Forum, to be held virtually Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. and strea...

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Human Relations
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Bolton Park Playground Upgrade

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Beginning Monday, September 28, the Bolton Park playground will be closed for construction.

The playground is being upgraded with accessible, code compliant, and innovative equipment to serve the residents in years to come. The new playground will have equ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentSept. 21, 2020

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 18 police officers and five non-sworn employees, including the promotion of Lieutenant Jose E. Gomez to captain. A promotion ceremony will be held 2 ...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Broad Street Closing Monday for Asphalt Repair

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NEWS RELEASETransportationSept. 18, 2020

Broad Street, between First and Second streets, will be reduced to one northbound lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, to repair the asphalt road surface. Both southbound lanes will be closed and a detour se...

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Transportation
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Get a Taste of the Carolina Classic Fair During the Drive Thru, Oct. 1-4

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsSept. 16, 2020

Although the Carolina Classic Fair has been canceled this year due to the pandemic, fair fans can still indulge in their favorite fair food, support local charities and enjoy a drive–through “ride&a...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Marquis Barnett Appointed Human Resources Director

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the City ManagerSept. 14, 2020

City Manager Lee Garrity today announced the appointment of Marquis H. Barnett as the city’s human resources director. Barnett succeeds Carmen Caruth, who retired at the end of May. He will ass...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 8, 2020

2020 Flower Bed Winners Announced

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NEWS RELEASEKeep Winston-Salem BeautifulSept. 8, 2020

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful and the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County have announced the winners of the 2020 Annual Flower Bed Program, which beautifies the city through the effor...

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Sustainability
Posted on: September 8, 2020

“No Wipes in Pipes” Wins Utility Award

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The No Wipes in Pipes public education campaign won second place in the 2020 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest during a virtual event on Sept. 8. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities entered the “Best Safety and Emergency or Outage Communicat...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Police Budget Questions

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Get a line-item view of our police budget and more.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Main Street Closing Saturday for Crane Work

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NEWS RELEASETransportationAugust 26, 2020

Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets will be closed Saturday, Aug. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A crane will be positioned in the street to lift equipment to the top of the Cardinal Hotel. A detour will ...

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Transportation
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Review and Community Forum Scheduled on Police Budget

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NEWS RELEASECity ClerkAugust 26, 2020

The Community Development, Housing and General Government Committee of the City Council is holding a virtual special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, to give residents an opportunity to ask questions or comment on th...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Draft of Transportation Plan Updates Posted; Virtual Review Sessions Scheduled

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NEWS RELEASETransportationAugust 20, 2020

A draft of the updated plan for improving our transportation system over the coming 25 years is posted online. Five virtual review sessions have been scheduled to allow the public to provide feedback before the pla...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Commonwealth Drive Closing for Drainage Improvements

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NEWS RELEASEStormwater DivisionAug. 19, 2020

The section of Commonwealth Drive between Letchworth Place and Rushland Drive will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, Aug. 24, to replace stormdrain pipes that pass under the street. The closure is sc...

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Field Operations
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Web Training Being Offered

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementAug. 17, 2020

Minority- and women-owned businesses can receive assistance in getting certified as historically underutilized businesses with the state of North Carolina through web-based training that will be...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: August 14, 2020

African American Heritage Initiative Accepting Submissions

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsAug. 14, 2020

The city’s African American Heritage Initiative has created an online archive to capture the memories and recollections of African Americans who lived in Winston-Salem through the years of segregation and ...

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Human Relations
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Police to Hold School Supplies Giveaway

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentAug. 13, 2020

The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation are sponsoring a school supplies giveaways at five locations Friday, Aug. 14, to help children in the community prepare for the coming sc...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mayor Pro Tempore Adams Issues Statement on John Neville

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NEWS RELEASEMayor Pro TemporeAug. 6, 2020

Mayor Pro Tempore and North Ward Council Member Denise D. Adams released the following statement regarding John Neville’s death:

“John Neville’s life mattered. John Neville should be al...

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City Council
Posted on: August 5, 2020

New Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market Accepting SNAP EBT Cards

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NEWS RELEASEOperationsAug. 5, 2020

A new farmer’s market on Liberty Street, operated by the Urban Food Policy Council, will soon begin accepting SNAP EBT cards for payment.

The Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market is open from 4  to 6 p.m....

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Fire Department Offering “Virtual” Citizen Fire Academy

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NEWS RELEASEFire DepartmentAug. 5, 2020

Starting Monday, Aug. 10, the Winston-Salem Fire Department will begin a virtual Citizen Fire Academy featuring videos posted online in lieu of its traditional in-class program for city residents.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Poplar Street Closing for Signal Pole Replacement

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NEWS RELEASE TransportationAug. 5, 2020

Poplar Street, between Holly Avenue and 4 1/2 Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, to relocate a traffic signal cabinet and replace the signal pole at the intersection of Four...

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Transportation
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Joines Issues Statement on Neville Video

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorAug. 5, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines released the following statement regarding the video of John Neville’s death:

“We are living in challenging times and this is a difficult day for our city. The video of Mr. N...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Public Art Commission Seeking Bids to Restore Trade Street “Memory Wall of Peace and Love”

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NEWS RELEASEPlanning and Development ServicesAug. 4, 2020

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission has sent out a request for bids seeking an artist or team of artists to repair and restore the “Memory Wall of Peace and Love&rdq...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Edition - August 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • Winston-Salem Cancels the Carolina Classic Fair
  • Fire Department Offering "Virtual" Citizen Fire Academy
  • New Liberty S...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: July 30, 2020

August Is Preparedness Month

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementAug. 3, 2020

With the peak of hurricane season approaching, Forsyth County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supply...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Winston-Salem Cancels the 2020 Carolina Classic Fair

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NEWS RELEASEFairgroundsJuly 28, 2020

Due to the rising trend in positive COVID-19 cases in Forsyth County and the on-going restrictions for mass gatherings statewide, the city of Winston-Salem is canceling the Carolina Classic Fair. The ten-day event had b...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Opportunity for Winston-Salem Artists

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Opportunity for Winston-Salem Artists:

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist or artist team to repair and lightly restore the Memory Wall of Peace and Love, an artwork created in 1999 by Gregory Warmack (1948-2012), ak...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: July 26, 2020

All Pools Closing Until Further Notice

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NEWS RELEASERecreation & ParksJuly 26, 2020

Recreation and Parks is closing all pools until further notice after learning that the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 had interactions outside of work with staff members from other pools.  ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting Scheduled for Transportation Plan

NEWS RELEASETransportationJuly 16, 2020

Residents can learn more about deficiencies in our current transportation network and hear recommendations on how they might be remedied during a virtual public meeting to be held online Thursday, July 23, at 5:30 p....

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Joines Orders Masks to be Worn in All City Buildings

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJuly 16, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today ordered that masks, shields or other face coverings be worn by anyone inside city government buildings, including City Hall, the Stuart Municipal Building, other enclosed city facilities...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Schedules Trial of In-Street Dining for Downtown Restaurants July 25

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementJuly 16, 2020 

The city and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership are scheduled to test on July 25 a proposal to close portions of downtown streets on weekend nights to allow restaurants to set up t...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Bulky Item Collection Canceled for 2020

NEWS RELEASEOperationsJuly 10, 2020

Bulky item collection, which the city suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will not be reinstated this year.

Johnnie Taylor, the city operations director, said that canceling bulky item collection is necessary...

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Sanitation
Posted on: July 8, 2020

City Edition - July 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • Old Greensboro Road Bridge Fully Closed
  • Virtual Workshops Scheduled for Pedestrian Plan
  • Community Meal Program Continues With N...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Mayor Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJuly 2, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving on the following boards and commissions:

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Active Mobility Advisory Committee. Members review plans, projects...
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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Virtual Workshops Scheduled for Pedestrian Plan

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NEWS RELEASETransportation DepartmentJuly 2, 2020

The city will hold two virtual workshops in July to collect public feedback on where the city should make improvements in sidewalks, crosswalks, greenways and other pedestrian infrastructure. The workshops ...

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Transportation
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Observance of Laws During Rallies/Protests

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Since May 26, 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Department has provided law enforcement coverage to approximately 31 rallies/protests throughout the City. These rallies/protests have championed an array of social causes, which are being echoed throughout the...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 1, 2020

City Council to Meet Online July 6

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NEWS RELEASECity Clerk July 1, 2020

The July 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.  Provisions have been ma...

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City Council
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Changes in City Operations for Independence Day

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsJune 29, 2020

City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be fo...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 26, 2020

"8 Can't Wait" & Winston-Salem PD

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The Winston-Salem Police Department has produced the following graphics to show how it stacks up with "8 Can’t Wait", a series of policy requests that have come out of recent George Floyd protests across the country.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

"8 Can't Wait" & Winston-Salem PD

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The Winston-Salem Police Department has produced the following graphics to show how it stacks up with "8 Can’t Wait", a series of policy requests that have come out of recent George Floyd protests across the country.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Old Greensboro Road Bridge Closing Completely

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NEWS RELEASEField OperationsJune 23, 2020

The bridge that carries Old Greensboro Road over Brushy Fork will be completely closed as a precaution starting mid-morning, Wednesday, June 24, to prevent a possible head-on collision in the lane of the bridge tha...

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Field Operations
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Virtual Town Trust Talk on Racial Unrest and Social Injustice Carried Live June 26 on WSTV

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsJune 22, 2020

A virtual “Town Trust Talk,” moderated by Wanda Starke of WXII and featuring Police Chief Catrina Thompson, Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough and James Perry, the chief executive officer of the Winston-Sal...

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Human Relations
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Main Street Closing This Weekend for Street Art Viewing

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NEWS RELEASETransportationJune 19, 2020

The block of Main Street between First and Second streets will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20, to 7 a.m. Monday, June 22, at the request of the Arts Council to allow residents to view the street art painted ...

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Transportation
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Focus Event Group Announces “The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds”

Focus Event Group Announces “The Drive at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds” -- A Health & Safety Focused Drive-in Movie Venue

The Drive, a socially distanced drive-in movie and entertainment venue operated by Focus Event Group, is coming t...

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Fairgrounds
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Council Member Annette Scippio Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeJune 17, 2020

City Council Member Annette Scippio has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating in her home. Scippio learned last week that she was exposed to the virus. In response, the council proactive...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2020

WSTV to Air Virtual Juneteenth Celebration This Saturday

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsJune 16, 2020

WSTV Digital Media will air Triad Cultural Arts’ virtual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.  The program will include music, dance, crafts demonstrations, a...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 15, 2020

New Public Art Commission Murals

Watch the virtual unveiling [https://www.facebook.com/cityofwinstonsalem/videos/vb.48638948196/289042725623802/?type=2&theater] of the City-County Public Art Commission’s latest murals, then go see them in person! Winston-Salem artist Hieron...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 15 City Council Meeting to be Held Virtually

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NEWS RELEASECity Clerk June 12, 2020

The Winston-Salem City Council will hold its June 15 meeting virtually. The council had been planning to meet in person at the Benton Convention Center. However, the city has decided to move to an online meeting due to ...

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City Council
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Provisions Announced for Public Participation in June 15 City Council Meeting

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NEWS RELEASECity ClerkJune 11, 2020

The Winston-Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed city budget for 2020-21 during its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15. The council also will hold a public hearing on proposed economic development...

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City Council
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Human Relations Commission Issues Statement on National Unrest

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsJune 9, 2020                                       &n...

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Human Relations
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Follansbee Road Closing for Sewer Connection

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NEWS RELEASETransportationJune 8, 2020

The 4500 block of Follansbee Road, between Bridgeton Road and Wilmore Drive, will be closed to through traffic Thursday, June 11, and Monday, June 15, to allow a contractor install a sewer connection and repave the ro...

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Transportation
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Winston-Salem Wins Four Telly Awards

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsJune 5, 2020

A WSTV profile of Police Capt. Rick Newnum and a public service announcement for social medial about holiday collection changes were honored during the 2020 Telly Awards.

“Behind the Badge &...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations

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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 at this time until further notice.&am...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City Edition - June 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • $470.6 Million Budget Proposed for 2020-2021
  • Brush Collection, Code Enforcement, Yard-Waste Fee Collection Resume
  • Phase 2 Chang...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Eastbound Lane of Old Greensboro Road Bridge Closed

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NEWS RELEASEJune 3, 2020

The eastbound lane of the bridge that carries Old Greensboro Road over Brushy Fork has been closed due to the unsafe condition of supporting beams under the eastbound travel lane. A detour using New Walkertown Road and Waterworks R...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Joines Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJune 1, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines joined 15 other North Carolina mayors in issuing the following joint statement on the death of George Floyd: 

“As mayors of cities in North Carolina, we have come together to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Human Relations to Assist Courts by Mediating COVID-Related Rent Disputes

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsMay 29, 2020

At the request of Chief District Judge Lisa Menefee, the Winston-Salem Human Relations Department on Monday, June 1, will begin mediating landlord-tenant disputes related to the non-payment of rent due to the COVID-1...

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Human Relations
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Upcoming City Bond Issue Earns Highest Possible Credit Ratings

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NEWS RELEASEFinancial Management ServicesMay 29, 2020

All three credit rating agencies have assigned AAA ratings – their highest possible ratings -- to the $89 million in general obligation bonds the city is scheduled to sell in June. The high ra...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Temporarily Allowing Expanded Outdoor Dining Downtown

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NEWS RELEASEBusiness Inclusion & AdvancementMay 29, 2020 

The city is temporarily allowing downtown restaurants to expand their sidewalk dining areas beyond their immediate storefronts in order to give them a means of making up for lost capaci...

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Business Inclusion & Advancement
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Brush Collection, Yard-Waste Fee Collection, Code Enforcement Resume June 1

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsMay 28, 2020

Brush collection and code enforcement in Winston-Salem will resume Monday, June 1. Also on Monday, city residents will again be charged fees for taking yard waste to the Forum 52 and Overdale Road yard-w...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Feedback Needed on Sidewalks & Other Improvements for Pedestrians

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NEWS RELEASETransportation DepartmentMay 28, 2020

The city is in the early stages of updating its pedestrian plan and is seeking feedback about the safety, accessibility and comfort of walking routes throughout the city for everyday and recreational trips ...

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Transportation
Posted on: May 21, 2020

$470.6 Million Budget Proposed for 2020-2021

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NEWS RELEASEBudget and Evaluation OfficeMay 21, 2020

City services to residents would remain at current levels, but the city would implement a variety of belt-tightening measures to close a $13.4 million shortfall driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, under the...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Collection Changes for Memorial Day Holiday

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionMay 20, 2020

City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for the Memorial 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-ca...

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Sanitation
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Joines’ Statement on the Death of Larry Womble

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 15, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement on the death of former board of alderman and state representative Larry Womble:

"On behalf of the citizens of Winston-Salem, I extend my deepest sympa...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 13, 2020

City Council to Meet Online; Provisions Made for Public Comment Period

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NEWS RELEASECity SecretaryMay 13, 2020

The May 18 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 the ...

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City Council
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Comprehensive Food Resources Information Posted Online

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NEWS RELEASEOperationsMay 12, 2020

The city’s Think Orange website, ThinkOrangeWS.com, has new, interactive maps listing food resources in Winston-Salem and throughout Forsyth County for residents impacted by COVID-19. The information is availabl...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Portions of Main and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

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NEWS RELEASETransportationMay 11, 2020

The block of Main Street between Brookstown Avenue and Cemetery Street, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting today, to allow a contractor...

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Transportation
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Water Pipe Flushing Guidelines for Buildings Reopening for Business

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As businesses around the area begin to reopen, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities urges owners and tenants of temporarily or partially closed buildings to ensure water is safe and odor free before resumption of normal water use.

Water may become stagna...

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ESPRI Building Flushing Guidance Utilities
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mayor Pro Tempore Burke to Lie in State in City Hall

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 7, 2020 

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke will lie in state in the lobby of City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, to allow city residents to pay their respects. The casket will be closed.

Visitors will ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Statements on the Death of Council Member Burke

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Members of the City Council and City Manager Lee Garrity made the following statements today on the death of Council Member Vivian H. Burke:

Council Member Dan Besse: “It was an honor to serve with Mayor Pro Tem Vivian H. Burke on the Winston-Sal...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Joines’ Statement on Council Member Vivian H. Burke

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 6, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement on the death of Council Member Vivian H. Burke, who died Tuesday evening:

"Council Member Vivian Burke was a remarkable woman who leaves a legacy of ac...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Portions of Liberty and Cemetery Streets Closing for Water Pipe Replacement

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NEWS RELEASETransportationMay 4, 2020

The block of Liberty Street between First and Cemetery streets, as well as the block of Cemetery Street between Main and Liberty streets, will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, May 5, to allow a contractor...

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Transportation
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Now’s the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementMay 1, 2020

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs th...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City Edition - May 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • Winston-Salem Wins $30 Million Grant to Transform Cleveland Avenue Homes
  • City Panel Awards 23 COVID-19 Response Fund Grants
  • Joi...
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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Joines Rescinds Stay-at-Home Order to Align Winston-Salem with State Order

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 29, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today rescinded his current stay-at-home order and its provisions in order to bring the city under the provisions of the statewide order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper’s order is...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Yard-Waste Collections To Resume May 4

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionApril 28, 2020

The city will resume yard-waste collections on Monday, May 4. Collections will be made Mondays through Thursdays in keeping with the regular collection schedule, for those households that have yard carts with c...

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Sanitation
Posted on: April 28, 2020

No Wipes in Pipes!

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Toilet paper shortages have exposed the growing problem of wipes clogging our sewer system. As people run out of toilet tissue they may turn to other products. Unfortunately, “flushable” wipes are falsely labeled and are part of multip...

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cityofws.org/NoWipes Utilities
Posted on: April 27, 2020

City Panel Awards 23 COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeApril 27, 2020

Twenty-three local agencies and other non-profit groups were selected to receive grants from the city’s portion of the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County.

The largest single grant, o...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Winston-Salem Wins $30 Million Grant to Transform Cleveland Avenue Homes

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NEWS RELEASECommunity DevelopmentApril 23, 2020

Winston-Salem has been selected to receive a $30 million federal grant to transform the aging Cleveland Avenue Homes public housing neighborhood and the surrounding area under the Choice Neighborhoods Initiat...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 20, 2020

City Committee To Review COVID-19 Fund Grant Requests April 24

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NEWS RELEASECity SecretaryApril 20, 2020

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee will hold a special online meeting Friday, April 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. to review applications and award grants from the city’s $1 million contribution to the...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Drink Up! Our Tap Water Surpasses Federal Requirements

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Our local drinking water surpasses all safe water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities 2019 Water Quality Report is available at cityofws.org/waterquality2019 or cityofws.org/wqr2...

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Utilities
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Application Deadline for COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Is Thursday, April 16

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeApril 15, 2020

Local agencies that want to apply for a grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, to submit their grant request. A link to the application portal...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Council to Meet Online; Provisions Made for Public Comment Period

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NEWS RELEASECity Secretary April 15, 2020

The April 20 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...

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City Council
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Portions of Brookstown Avenue and Main Street Closing for Sewer Replacement

NEWS RELEASETransportationApril 15, 2020

The block of Brookstown Avenue between Liberty and Main streets, as well as the block of Main Street south of Brookstown Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, April 20, to allow a contractor to ...

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Transportation
Posted on: April 9, 2020

“Virtual” Forsyth Creek Week Available Online April 13 - 19

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NEWS RELEASEStormwater/Erosion ControlApril 9, 2020

The organizers of Forsyth Creek Week, which was canceled last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, are holding a "virtual" Creek Week from April 13 – 19 with videos and activities po...

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Field Operations
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City Council Committee Meetings Canceled

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NEWS RELEASECity Secretary April 9, 2020

The April meetings of the City Council committees, scheduled for April 13 and 14, have been canceled. Critical action items will be considered by the full council at its meeting on April 20. Consideration of other i...

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City Council
Posted on: April 8, 2020

City Churches Urged to Ring Bells

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 8, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is urging churches and other faith-based institutions in the community to ring their bells at noon on Friday, April 10, and again at noon on Sunday, April 12, as a sign of solidarity in the fi...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 8, 2020

City Seeking Comment on Draft Housing/Community Development Plan

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NEWS RELEASECommunity DevelopmentApril 8, 2020

City officials are soliciting public feedback on their draft plan for using federal money to address the housing needs of low- and moderate-income residents, homeless residents and those with disabilities, as ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 7, 2020

City Response Fund Allocation To Have Oversight

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 7, 2020

In response to recent concerns cited by citizens and members of the City Council, Mayor Allen Joines noted that no city money has been allocated yet by the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County and that the ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Joines Hosting Interfaith Hour of Prayer

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 7, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines will host a non-denominational hour of prayer and inspiration featuring local faith leaders Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m. on the city of Winston-Salem YouTube channel.

Participants will include ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Friday Garbage Collection Changed for Easter Holiday

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City offices will be closed Friday, April 10, for the Easter holiday. CityLink, the city’s citizen service call center, will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist citizens and will be available outside of those hours for water, sewer and ot...

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Sanitation
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsFeb. 13, 2020                                       &...

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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 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 23, 2020

Prevent Frozen Pipes

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When temperatures drop, it’s time to protect your water pipes. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities encourages customers to consider how freezing water can damage home plumbing systems. Unprotected pipes can crack or break, resulting in floodi...

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Additional Info... Utilities
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 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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Read the newest edition of City Edition, plus sign up to receive the next one in your inbox.

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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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: 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 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

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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

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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.

Track Projects 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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Read More Home - Main News
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?

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

Read More Home - Carousel (City Spotlight)
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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Police Department