Winston-Salem Joins Homeless Veteran Leadership Network
Winston-Salem is among the 16 founding cities in the Homeless Veteran Leadership Network, an initiative organized by the National League of Cities challenging cities to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
Winston-Salem has been actively working to reduce homelessness through the efforts of the Ten-Year Plan Commission, an advisory board appointed by the City Council and the Forsyth County Commissioners to implement the recommendations of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The plan was adopted in 2006. The United Way of Forsyth County provides staff support for the commission and oversees its day-to-day activities. ...Read more about the Network
City and Dash Negotiating New Lease for BB&T Ballpark; Chicago White Sox Part of Investment Group That Would Become Majority Owner of Dash
The city and the Winston-Salem Dash are in negotiations on a new 25-year lease on BB&T Ballpark that includes provisions to restructure the debt on the baseball stadium to better protect the city’s investment.
As part of this new lease structure, the Chicago White Sox would be part of a new ownership group of the Dash that will invest more than $7 million, which will be used in part to pay down the existing debt on the ballpark. .......Read more about the ballpark.
Rock the Block Concluding, Having Served Its Purpose
Rock the Block, the downtown street festival originally started to showcase downtown improvements, will no longer be produced by the city. Its place on the third weekend in September will be taken by a new downtown festival that is being organized by a local corporation.
The decision to end Rock the Block after an 11-year run was influenced by several factors, said Ed McNeal, the city’s director of marketing and communications, including the simple fact that the festival had served its purpose. ...Read more about Moonlight Madness 5K Run