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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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: 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Edition - January 2020

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Inside this month's edition:

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

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

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NEWS RELEASECity SecretaryDec. 31, 2019

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

Any citizen with an interest in the commis...

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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