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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Celebrate your service with the City of Winston-Salem for Customer Service Week, Oct 3-7!

Celebrate your service with the City of Winston-Salem for Customer Service Week, Oct 3-7! 

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Announces Executive Search for Next Police Chief

The city has retained Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. to conduct a nationwide recruiting search for Winston-Salem’s next police chief. Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced in late July that she will be retiring in December.

Raftelis has co...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Offering Business Training Program; Class Registration Open

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 recently started one. However, to keep participants safe this year the ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Stock the Food Bank

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The East Ward is uniting during Hunger Action Month to stock the Food Bank’s new facility in Whitaker Park! Donation boxes are being placed throughout the East Ward in churches, businesses and city and county buildings. Second Harvest Food Bank ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Nominations Open for Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking nominations for the 2023 Community Appearance Awards.

Nominations can be made for projects, places, individuals, or organizations in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that co...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Virtual M/WBE Compliance Seminar Being Offered

The city’s Office of Business Inclusion & Advancement is holding a virtual seminar Sept. 29 to help businesses understand the guidelines for soliciting participation by minority and women-owned businesses when responding to the city&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Work on Nissen Building To Close Cherry Street

The block of Cherry Street between Third and Fourth streets downtown will be closed this weekend to bring in a crane to perform work on the roof of the Nissen Building. The closure will take effect at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and is scheduled to remain in...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

City Receives Language-Access Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Newcomers to Winston-Salem who do not speak English, or for whom English is a second language, will soon have someone in city government to help them thanks to a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The foundation is givi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Bowman Gray Track To Be Resurfaced

The top layer of the racing track at Bowman Gray Stadium will be milled and a new surface laid down the week of Sept. 19 to address wear and tear on the track during this summer’s racing season.

The work will be performed under warranty with the ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Police Promotions Announced

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Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 27 police officers and 10 professional staff. To accommodate the large number of promotees, two ceremonies will be held. The first ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the second ceremony will...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Joines Invited to White House Sept. 22

Mayor Allen Joines and the leaders of 11 other cities and counties in North Carolina have been invited to the White House on Thursday, Sept. 22, to discuss the impact of federal funding on local governments.

Joines said that funding the city has received t...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures

We now have an updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures manual, and Contract Approval Checklist documents available on the Employee WebCenter.  Please refer to these most recent documents and discard older versions yo...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

“Stock the Food Bank with the East Ward” During September

The East Ward is holding a food drive during September to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and East Ward Council Member Annette Scippio is inviting anyone who “lives in, works in or even drives through” the ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

During National Preparedness Month in September, local emergency management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supply kits.

Advance preparation is the key, says Emergenc...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Input Sought on Proposed Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District

The Historic Resources Commission is soliciting public comments on a proposal to create a Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District and place it on the National Register of Historic Places. Comments will be accepted when the commission considers the nomina...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Changes in City Operations for Labor Day

City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday. The following city operations will be affected:

All yard-waste and recycling collections for the week of Sept. 5 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Utilities Worker Killed in Truck Accident

Russell L. Cutrell, an equipment operator with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, died late Monday night after the sewer wash truck he was driving left the roadway and turned over en route to a service call. He was 59 and had worked for Utilities sin...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Volunteers Needed for Big Sweep

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is looking for volunteers to assist with the Big Sweep cleanup of local waterways, to be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bags, gloves and vests are provided, as well as pizza and drinks for lunch. 

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI 3rd Quarter Newsletter Now Available

The DEI 2022 3rd Quarter newsletter is now available. This issue includes a feature on the City's collaboration with the National League of Cities, facts about age discrimination, profiles of Equity Core Team Members, and more.

Read the newsletter here. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI 3rd Quarter Newsletter Now Available

The DEI 2022 3rd Quarter newsletter is now available. This issue includes a feature on the City's collaboration with the National League of Cities, facts about age discrimination, profiles of Equity Core Team Members, and more.

Read the newsletter here. Human Relations - Spotlight
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Bethabara Road Closing for Resurfacing

Bethabara Road, between Indiana Avenue and Bethania Station Road, will be closed to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, to resurface portions of the road in Historic Bethabara Park. Work is scheduled to be completed and the street reopened...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Employee Equity Survey Results Available for Review

The results of the 2022 Employee Equity Survey are now available.

The survey responses and employee concerns presented herein demonstrate a wide range of equity concerns that have since been addressed and/or are being addressed by the Human Resources Depar...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Employee Equity Survey Results Available for Review

The results of the 2022 Employee Equity Survey are now available.

The survey responses and employee concerns presented herein demonstrate a wide range of equity concerns that have since been addressed and/or are being addressed by the Human Resources Depar...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market Hosting Rec & Roll

The Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market will host Rec & Roll, a pop-up recreation program, during this week’s market from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. There also will be a DJ playing music and the Smoke City Cooking food truck, says Moriah G...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City State of Emergency to Remain in Place

Mayor Allen Joines said today that he intends to keep in place the state of emergency that he declared in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if Gov. Roy Cooper lifts his state of emergency declaration for North Carolina next week.

“For...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Historically Underutilized Business Certification Web Training Being Offered

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 will be available online Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11:30 ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Adopted Ward Lines Posted

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Information about the new adopted lines for Winston-Salem’s eight wards is posted at CityofWS.org/Wards. The ward lines must be adjusted to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 census.

The proposed ward lines that were presented to...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Winston-Salem Collects App & Online Tool Launched

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The city has launched a new app and online tool that takes the guesswork out of curbside collections, be it garbage, recycling, yard waste, brush or bulky item collection.

The app is called Winston-Salem Collects and is free for Apple and Android. It sends...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Fourth Street Closing at Trade Street for Sewer Work

The intersection of Fourth and Trade streets downtown will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, to upgrade sewer lines under the intersection. Fourth Street between Cherry and Liberty streets, and Trade Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, wi...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Fairgrounds Farmers Market Seeking Entrants for Saucy Salsa Contest

The Fairgrounds Farmers Market is seeking entrants for its annual “Saucy Salsa” contest at 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Contestants can enter in the Hot or Mild categories. Salsas must be submitted the morning of the contest.

The winners of each ca...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson Announces Retirement

Catrina A. Thompson, Winston-Salem’s chief of police since 2017, announced today that she will retire this December, having served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 29 years.

"Serving as Winston-Salem’s chief of police is one of the greatest...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson Announces Retirement

Catrina A. Thompson, Winston-Salem’s chief of police since 2017, announced today that she will retire this December, having served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 29 years.

"Serving as Winston-Salem’s chief of police is...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Patterson Avenue To Be Closed for Extended Period Starting August 1

Patterson Avenue To Be Closed for Extended Period Starting August 1

The portion of Patterson Avenue between Northwest Boulevard and North Liberty Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, Aug. 1, to remove and replace failing storm drain pi...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Fire Department Accepting Applications for Citizens Fire Academy

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications for the Citizens Fire Academy, to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 30 – Sept. 22. Dinner will be provided.

The purpose of the Winston-Salem Fire Department Citizens ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Parkland Pool Closed Pending Repairs

Parkland Pool will be closed until further notice pending repairs to a burst pipe for the filtration system. The repair part has been ordered but a delivery date has not been provided. Recreation officials say that the pool could be closed for the rest of...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

City Taking Steps To Improve Delivery of Services

City officials are placing renewed emphasis on holding city crews accountable for meeting productivity standards as part of a broad effort to improve the delivery of services that have suffered from supply and personnel shortages.

The collection of brush h...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Changes in City Operations for Independence Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Council Adopts New Mechanisms To Promote Affordable Housing

City Council members laid the groundwork Tuesday to more aggressively address Winston-Salem’s affordable housing shortage by adopting an Affordable Housing Program and a Housing Justice Act.

The Affordable Housing Program includes a variety of pr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

$627.6 Million Budget Approved for 2022-2023

The City Council on Tuesday approved a $627.6 million budget for 2022-23 that gives police officers and firefighters new pay and career plans to improve retention, funds a new program for 911 calls involving mental illness, and authorizes the city to issu...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Fairground Fridays Returns for Teens June 24

Fairground Fridays, a free summer youth program organized by Recreation & Parks, is resuming Friday, June 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. with music, dance contests, prizes and giveaways in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building.

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Fairground Fridays Returns for Teens June 24

Fairground Fridays, a free summer youth program organized by Recreation & Parks, is resuming Friday, June 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. with music, dance contests, prizes and giveaways in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Follow-up Video on Gun Violence Community Meeting Released

As a follow-up to the May 25 community meeting on gun violence, Northeast Ward Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke, Police Chief Catrina Thompson and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough have released a video announcing that Winston-Salem Police Department and the Fors...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Joines Urges Use of Masks Indoors

Mayor Allen Joines released the following statement today urging city residents to take measures to protect themselves from becoming infected by the latest variant of the COVID-19 virus:

“Our community is experiencing a rise in the number of posi...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Soliciting Community Feedback

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is asking city residents to complete a short online survey to gather information about the entertainment and events it should host and will hold a public input session in June to collect additional feedback.

The survey has onl...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

EPA Reassessing Former Dry Cleaner Site

The Environmental Protection Agency informed city and county officials Wednesday that it is seeking permission to collect air samples in some buildings in the Ogburn Station Shopping Center to determine the status of the air quality in them. 

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Smart Meters are WaterSavvy

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Watch our 3-minute introduction to WaterSavvy: https://youtu.be/2blmArJo7E4.

Since late 2020, contractors for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities have been installing new “smart” water meters as part of a systemwide infrastructure upgrade. Customers rec...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Drink Up! Our Local Tap Water Surpasses Federal Requirements

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For more than twenty years, drinking water in Forsyth County has met or surpassed all water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. That excellent record continues today with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities 2021 Wa...

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2021 Water Quality Report Utilities
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market Reopening April 1

The Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market will reopen for the season Friday, April 1. Hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30. The market is at 1551 Liberty St. in Winston-Salem.

The market provides a venue for urban farmers as well as other ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Weaver Fire Reimbursement Program Update

As of Friday, March 25, 180 households have received a total of $59,487 in reimbursement through a city program for expenses they incurred due to the evacuation during the fire at the Winston Weaver Co. fertilizer plant on Jan. 31.

The Experiment in Self-R...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Weaver Fire Reimbursement Application Event; Program Details Posted Online

The city and the Experiment in Self Reliance Inc. will accept applications for Weaver fire reimbursements from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Fairgrounds Home & Garden Building, 421 27th St., Winston-Salem.

Low-income city residents who we...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Bulky Item Collection Begins March 7

The city’s annual bulky item pick-up begins March 7 and will run through Sept. 9. Collection crews will go through the city street by street, collecting bulky items that garbage crews cannot accept. Furniture, mattresses, appliances, grills, car...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Joines Officially Lifts Citywide Mask Requirement Except for City Buildings

Mayor Allen Joines officially rescinded Monday the citywide mask requirement but left it in place for city buildings.

The requirement also remains in place for public transportation, including city buses and the Clark Campbell Transportation Center.&nb...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Tunnel Project To Close Second Street Downtown

The block of Second Street between Church and Chestnut streets will be closed for a prolonged period starting Monday, Feb. 28, to construct an inmate tunnel between the new Forsyth County Courthouse and the Forsyth County Detention Center, and to make sto...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Services

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Non-Discrimination Ordinances Now in Effect

Two new non-discrimination ordinances, pertaining to public accommodations and employment, are now in effect in Winston-Salem. The City Council adopted the ordinances last summer and they took effect Jan. 1. They prohibit discrimination on the basis of ag...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

COVID-19 Compliance Policy Update

On Tuesday January 18, 2022 the City Council of Winston-Salem approved an extension of the prior COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Under the revised policy, employees who have not provided proof of full vaccination status are required to provide proof of a neg...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Statement on Workers’ Compensation Process

The city of Winston-Salem issued the following statement regarding its workers’ compensation process, and the protocols that it must follow, in response to a recent story in the Winston-Salem Journal regarding Sgt. Michael McDonald:

“In...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Click or Call - At Your Service!

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Need help with WSFC Utilities services?

• Pay Bill or Billing Questions: cityofws.org/paywater    *DRIVE-THROUGH service is available at two locations & there's also a night deposit. See the In Person tab on the table.

• Start, Stop or...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Can the Grease to Prevent Sewer Backups

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities reminds you to Can the Grease. Everyone plays a part in preventing sewer overflows and backups in their home or business. Running hot water down the drain does not help. Fortunately, it’s as easy as pouring...

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Can the Grease Utilities
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Pine Straw To Be Prohibited Around Combustible Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings

The Winston-Salem City Council has amended the city fire code to prohibit the use of pine straw (pine needles) as a landscaping material within 10 feet of commercial and multi-family residential buildings with combustible exteriors. The council approved t...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Eviction Diversion Packet Offers Resources for Those Facing Eviction

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A group of community organizations convened by the Human Relations Department has created an Eviction Diversion Packet with information and resources to help residents facing eviction. 

The packet is available in English and in Spanish and is post...

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Human Relations - Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2021

African American Heritage Initiative Offering Virtual Orientation Starting on Juneteenth

In conjunction with Juneteenth, the city’s African American Heritage Initiative Committee is posting this Saturday an online “virtual orientation” to better assist city residents who want to become involved with the initiative’s mission of preserving the ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team

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Learn more about Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team (PEART) and how you can help aid our animals in your community.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

City Edition - March 2021

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • Bulky Item Collection Now Underway
  • Forsyth Creek Week Returns March 20 - 28
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Certification Web T...
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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Police Awarded Strategies in Policing Innovation Grant and Implement Real Time Crime Center

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The Winston-Salem Police Department was recently awarded $700,000 through a U.S. Department of Justice / Bureau of Justice Assistance grant opportunity.  Eligibility for this competitive, open-bid solicitation included local, state, and federal&a...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Donate to those in need

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Several area nonprofit agencies are generously providing financial assistance for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities customers with past-due water and sewer bills who have suffered financial hardship due to the pandemic.

If you’d like to cont...

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Water-Sewer Bill Assistance Utilities
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City Edition - December 2020

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • City Conducting Resident Satisfaction Survey
  • Joines Authorizes Enforcement of Cooper’s Emergency Orders
  • Most of Winst...
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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Avoid. Deny. Defend.

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What you do matters! Learn to protect yourself and the people around you.

Visit AvoidDenyDefend.org to learn more.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

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Learn how you can become a local Community Emergency Response Team member and help aid first responders during the next disaster.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Will You Be Ready?

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Learn self-survival methods in case emergency officials get overwhelmed during the next urgent event.

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City Edition - October 2020

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: February 17, 2020

City Edition - February 2021

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Inside this month’s edition:

  • City Soliciting Voluntary Participation in Survey
  • Fire Department Consultant’s Report Delivered
  • Virtual Programs Scheduled in in February...
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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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Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Edition - January 2020

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Inside this month's edition:

  • Local Governance Study Commission Holding Public Information/Input Sessions
  • Learn More about City Recreation Opportunities at Open House...
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Posted on: 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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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

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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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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 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: 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

Bond Projects

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

Track Projects Engineering
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Citizen Fingerprinting Location and Services By Online Appointment Only

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The Citizen Fingerprinting services has been 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. Citizens MUST schedule an online appointment for th...

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Police - Spotlight
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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Read More Home - Main News
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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Read More Home - Main News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

What Can You Recycle?

Picture chart with items accepted and not accepted in recycle program

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

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