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 Feb. 2, 2017. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community.
Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utilities operations, streets and transportation, public safety, planning and economic development, housing and recreation. Participation is limited to residents who live in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. City of Winston-Salem University information...
Downtown Traffic to be Impacted by Parades on Oct. 15
Vehicle traffic through downtown Winston-Salem will be affected by two parades in Winston-Salem on Saturday, October 15.
Winston-Salem State University will hold its Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m., starting at Research Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr Drive. The parade will travel east on MLK and follow it around to the Winston-Salem State campus, concluding at the Rams Drive entrance to the WSSU campus. See News page for route...
Pride Winston-Salem will hold its annual Pride WS Parade, starting at 11 a.m. at Fourth and Poplar streets. The parade will travel east on Fourth Street, turn north on Trade Street, west on Fifth Street, and north on Cherry Street, concluding at Sixth and Cherry. See News page for route...
City Offering Small Business Training
The city’s Community and Business Development Department is offering an eight-week program that teaches participants the basic skills needed to own and operate a small business. Topics will include writing a business plan, marketing, bookkeeping and taxes, legal matters and more. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings starting Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Enterprise Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. There is no charge for the course, but space is limited. Citizens interested in participating are encourage to preregister by contacting Steven Harrison, at 336-747-7474 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Small Business Training Program...
Candlelight Vigil to Mark Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
City and police officials and advocates for the victims of domestic violence will hold a domestic violence awareness event and a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to mark the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will be held at the Business Center at Forsyth Technical Community College, 525 Vine St. Candlelight Vigil details...
Winston-Salem Open Honors Mayor Joines with Lash Southern Award
Mayor Allen Joines has been honored with a Lash Southern Award from the Board of Directors of the Winston-Salem Open. The awards honor those with a strong track record of community volunteer leadership and who exhibit a wide range of personal, volunteer or professional characteristics that promote diversity and inclusion within the community.
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