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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Changes in City Operations for the Memorial Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial 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. Reques...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 24, 2022

City Pools Opening Memorial Day Weekend

The city’s summer aquatics program gets underway this weekend when Bolton Pool and Winston Waterworks open for the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. Both facilities will be open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Memorial Day, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29.&...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: May 17, 2022

City Receives LEED Silver Certification

Winston-Salem has received LEED Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities program in recognition of the city’s efforts to implement strategies to improve sustainability and the standard of living for ...

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Sustainability
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Public Art To Be Installed in Bus Shelters

Images of nine works of original art, selected by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission for the Artistic Bus Shelter Program, will be installed this week at Winston-Salem Transit Authority bus stops throughout Winston-Salem. 

The ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recreation Revises Swim Lesson Sign Ups

The city will accept sign-ups for free swim lessons at city pools starting May 14 under a revised registration system that will go into effect this year. 

Under the new system, parents and guardians can request lessons at up to three pools, ranked...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

The city is accepting applications for the next class of City of Winston-Salem University, to be held for 12 weeks starting Aug. 25, 2022. This free, in-person program gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilitie...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Now’s the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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 through November.

To encourage residents to pr...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: April 7, 2022

“Rec & Roll” Debuts April 13 at Malloy Park

Starting this month, Recreation & Parks will hold a series of “pop-up” recreation events at six parks in Winston-Salem that normally do not host youth sports and other structured recreation activities.

The first “Rec &...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: April 4, 2022

SOAR Program Accepting Applications

The city is accepting applications for its Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR) program through 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2022.

SOAR is a six-month program that provides gainful employment to returning citizens while supplementing the city's exist...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Joines Ends Mask Requirement for City Buildings

Mayor Allen Joines is allowing the mask requirement for city buildings and facilities to expire at the end of today. Also expiring is Joines’ order restricting in-person access to city buildings only to those with appointments. However, Joines i...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2022

City Receives “Spirit of North Carolina” Award

The city was presented a Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of North Carolina on Wednesday in recognition of the eviction diversion collaboration between the Human Relations/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department and the Winston-Salem ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Transformative Grants Applications Orientation Session

An application orientation and information session will be held online at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, to assist local non-profits that are applying to the city for a transformative grant. The session will go over the application form and the process by which...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Chris Murphy Named Director of Planning and Development Services

The City-County Planning Board has voted to hire Chris Murphy as the director of planning and development services for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Murphy succeeds Aaron King, who was promoted to assistant city manager in November 2021.

Murphy joined ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2022

“Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2022 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award.

The Young Dreamers Award recognizes two emerging or proven young adult city residents betwee...

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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

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

Disparity Study Information Now Online

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

MGT will be studying expenditu...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Mayor Pro Tempore Adams Appointed Vice Chair of NLC Human Development Committee

Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams has been appointed by the National League of Cities to serve as vice chair of the NLC’s Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee.

Adams was elected to a one-year term and will provide strat...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 6, 2022

City Administering Housing Assistance Program for People Living with HIV/AIDS

As of January, the Community Development Department is administering a federal program that provides housing and other assistance to people living with AIDS in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes and Yadkin counties.

The department will oversee disbursement o...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Cigna Healthcare Debit Card

Employees who signed up for Cigna health insurance are receiving Cigna debit cards by mail. This card is NOT the same as your Flexible Spending Account (if you have enrolled in that program) from Savers Administrative Services. The health care de...

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Employee Center Main News
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2022

City Council approved the revised COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

On Tuesday evening, the Winston-Salem City Council approved the revised COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Under the revised policy, employees who remain unvaccinated are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test each week. The following changes are...

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Employee Center Main News
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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Employee Center Main News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Joines Extends “Appointment Only” Access to City Buildings

Mayor Allen Joines has extended through Feb. 28 his order restricting in-person access to city buildings only to those with appointments. The extension takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

On Jan. 7, Joines ordered that members of the public access city...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 6, 2022

Weaver Fire Toxicology Hotline Established

CTEH LLC, a consulting firm retained by the Winston Weaver Co., has established a toxicology hotline for residents who live in the area affected by the fire last week at the Weaver fertilizer plant. The number is 866-412-7768 and is staffed from 8 a.m. to...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Water Quality Advisory Lifted for Muddy, Mill and Monarcas Creeks

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health told city officials this morning that the water quality advisory for Muddy, Mill and Monarcas creeks can be lifted. In an email to Assistant City Manager Aaron King, Public Health Director Joshua Swift said h...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Joines To Lift Citywide Mask Requirement

Mayor Allen Joines announced today that he will lift the citywide mask mandate at the end of this month.

“In consultation with Dr. Christopher Ohl of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Joshua Swift, the Forsyth County public health director, I...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Next Steps for Weaver Fire Reimbursement Program

Low-income city residents who live or work within the area that was evacuated during the fire at the Winston Weaver Co. fertilizer plant will be able to apply for reimbursement of their expenses starting March 9 under a program the City Council approved M...

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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 14, 2022

CERT Training in Lewisville, NC

FORSYTH CERT

The Forsyth County Citizen Corps Council and Lewisville Fire Department is offering the Community Emergency Response Team 21-hour Basic Training Course. 

Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communit...

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Registration Information ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
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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