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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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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Nominations Sought for Young Dreamers Awards

The Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Awards. Nominations are open to the public and must be received by Dec. 15, 2021.

The Young Dreamers Awards honor two young adult leaders who have ma...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Prepare for Winter Storms During Winter Weather Preparedness Week

State and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare for winter storms during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Dec. 5 - 11.

August Vernon, the director of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management, says the bes...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Pandemic Rental Assistance Available Through Forsyth County; City Program Successfully Completed

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Low-income city residents behind on their rent or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic can still seek assistance through Forsyth County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program now that the city has successfully completed its version of the f...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Officials Encourage Residents To Prepare for All Emergencies Including Earthquakes

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The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that Forsyth County has experienced at least six earthquakes since Sunday, Nov. 21, prompting officials with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management to remind the public to be prepared for a...

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Instructions for Joining the December 9th Planning Board Meeting

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The Planning Board meeting starts at 4:30 PM – citizens who wish to simply watch the meeting may do so via the City's TV 13 channel at: http://winston-salem.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=29 or via the livestream on the City&am...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Aaron King Appointed Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Lee Garrity announced today the appointment of Aaron King as assistant city manager, effective immediately. 

King, who previously served as the director of planning and development services, has been serving as interim assistant city ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Changes in City Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

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City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The following city operations will be affected:

During Thanksgiving week, garbage collections for Tuesday through Thursday will be moved up a day: Tuesday on Mon...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Council Approves Pandemic Recovery Grants

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Learn more about the current Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Virtual Trust Talk on Gun Violence To Be Held November 16

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City residents are invited to discuss gun violence in Winston-Salem during a virtual Trust Talk at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 via Zoom.

To participate, send an email by November 12 to Pam Peoples-Joyner at pjoyner@wspd.org, or call he...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Virtual Trust Talk on Gun Violence To Be Held November 16

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City residents are invited to discuss gun violence in Winston-Salem during a virtual Trust Talk at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 via Zoom. 

To participate, send an email by November 12 to Pam Peoples-Joyner at pjoyner@wspd.org, or call her at 336...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Joines Announces Criteria for Lifting Winston-Salem Mask Mandate

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With the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Mayor Allen Joines has received numerous inquiries as to what conditions must be met for him to lift the mask mandate in effect in Winston-Salem. 

Joines has consulted ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Vaccination Clinics at City Facilities Next Week Are Open to the Public

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City residents who are 12 and over are welcome to attend two vaccination clinics that the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is holding at city facilities the week of Nov. 1. There is no cost and walk-ups are welcome – no appointment is ...

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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: September 29, 2021

City and County Receive Additional Money for Pandemic Rental Assistance

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The city will receive up to $5.9 million and the county up to $3.2 million from the federal government to continue a rental-assistance program for low-income city residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new round of funding, benefits will be...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Joines Issues Mask Order for Carolina Classic Fair and WSSU Football Games

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Mayor Allen Joines today ordered that masks, shields or other face coverings be worn by anyone attending the Carolina Classic Fair and Winston-Salem State University football games played at Bowman Gray Stadium.        ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Council Approves First Allocation of Federal Coronavirus Relief; Public Outreach Planned

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The City Council has approved spending $2.95 million in federal pandemic relief for crime prevention, an eviction-assistance program and a one-time bonus for city employees who performed essential work during the pandemic.

The expenditure, approved Monday,...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Due to operator shortages WSTA will temporarily suspend 13-night service routes

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Due to a continued serious shortage of bus operators, WSTA has been forced to temporarily suspend night service on 13 routes after their 7pm outbound trips.  This temporary suspension will be effective beginning Sunday, September 19, 2021.

WSTA se...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Joines Amends Public-Speaking Provision of Mask Order

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Mayor Allen Joines has amended his city-wide mask order to allow performers and public speakers to remove their masks if they are at least 10 feet away from audience members.         

“After consulting with the ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Joines Orders Masks to be Worn in All City Buildings

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Mayor Allen Joines today ordered that masks, shields or other face coverings again be worn by anyone inside city government buildings, regardless of vaccination status, in keeping with the latest CDC guidance.

The order applies to City Hall, the Stuart Mun...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Rent & Utilities Assistance Application Lab Now Open Monday- Friday

Low-income residents who are behind on their rent or utilities because of the pandemic can get help applying for assistance Monday through Friday at the new ERAP Application Lab at Forsyth County Department of Social Services, 741 Highland Ave., Winston-S...

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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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Posted on: June 4, 2021

City Receives First Half of Federal Coronavirus Relief

City officials are in the process of determining how the City Council may spend $51.7 million in federal pandemic relief money, but they do not expect to make a final determination until the U.S. Treasury Department publishes the final rules later this su...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

$530.9 Million Budget Proposed for 2021-2022

 After a year of austerity driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, a rebound in city revenues would allow the city to return in large part to “business as usual” under the proposed $530.9 million budget for 2021-22 that City Manager ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Broadband Internet Discounts Available for Low-Income Households

Low-income households may be able to receive a temporary discount of up to $50 a month on broadband internet service under the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Applications are now being accepted.

Households may also receive $100 to buy a lapto...

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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: May 5, 2021

Medical Verification To Be Required for Backyard Garbage Collection

Starting July 1, the city will stop providing backyard garbage collection to any household that has not submitted a letter from a medical provider verifying that no one in the house is capable of rolling a garbage cart to the curb.

The letter will have to ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

WSFC Utilities Ranks Tops in Nation for Water Quality

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A recent study has ranked Winston-Salem’s drinking water as one of the best in the nation. 2021’s Best Cities for Water Quality ranked our water quality second overall among the 200 largest cities throughout the country based on seven ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

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 2020 Wa...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

River Otter Mural Wins National Championship

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A river otter mural on a water tank in Winston-Salem has won the 2021 Knope National Championship, a March Madness-style competition for municipal water facilities hosted online by Engaging Local Government Leaders.

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utiliti...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Applications for Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Accepted Beginning April 5

Low-income city residents who are behind on their rent or utilities because of the pandemic can apply for financial assistance starting April 5 under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. A link to the application portal will be posted at Forsyth.cc/ER...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

City Releases Statement on John Mackey Arrest Videos; Posts Them Online

The city has posted online the body camera videos of officers involved with the arrest of John Mackey Jr., on March 2, 2020, at the Liberty Citgo gas station at 1522 N. Liberty St. The city posted the videos after Superior Court Judge Richard Gottlieb gra...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Community Meeting on Housing, Development Priorities

Community development officials will hold an online community meeting Thursday, March 18, to solicit public input for a consolidated housing and community development plan for 2021-22. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Zoom. To request an invitation t...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds To Host ACCHL D2 & D3 Championships

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex will once again host the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League Championships, March 19-21, 2021. This year’s event will include schools from both Division 2 and Division 3 of the American Collegiate Hockey A...

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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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Reynolds Drive Closure Postponed

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NEWS RELEASEVegetation ManagementMarch 3, 2021

The planned closure March 4-5 of Reynolds Drive, between Pine Valley Road and the circle at Club Park Road, has been postponed. The closure, to remove a tree at 2802 Reynolds Drive, tentatively will be resched...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Reynolds Drive Closing for Tree Removal

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NEWS RELEASEVegetation ManagementMarch 2, 2021

The 2800 block of Reynolds Drive, between Pine Valley Road and the circle at Club Park Road, is scheduled to be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 4-5, to remove a large...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

City Council Holding Strategic Planning Public Input Session

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NEWS RELEASEPerformance and AccountabilityFeb. 25, 2021 

In advance of their strategic planning workshop in late March, the city’s elected leaders are holding a virtual public input session March 4 to get a better idea of how residents feel about ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

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NEWS RELEASECity ClerkFebruary 25, 2021

Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling two vacancies on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission.

One vacancy must be filled by a person...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Public Safety Virtual Black History Month Celebration Showing Feb. 21 on WSTV

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NEWS RELEASESanitation DivisionFeb. 17, 2021

The Police and Fire departments will honor select retirees during the virtual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.  The program can be watched on WSTV Digital Media...

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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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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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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Community Input Needed on Transportation Needs of Elderly, Disabled and Limited-Income Residents

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NEWS RELEASETransportationJan. 26, 2021

City transportation planners are seeking input on the transportation needs?of persons with disabilities, individuals with limited incomes and elderly adults in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area and have posted a...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Information Session Scheduled for New DOT Participation Goals

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NEWS RELEASETransportationJan. 26, 2021 

City DOT officials are holding a virtual meeting Feb. 4 to acquaint local businesses with newly established goals for ensuring that disadvantaged businesses have a fair opportunity to participate in federal...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

City Soliciting Voluntary Participation in Survey

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NEWS RELEASEPerformance and AccountabilityJan. 26, 2021 

The city is again giving city residents the opportunity to voluntarily participate in its survey about city government and the services it provides.

The seven-page survey includes general que...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

“Young Dreamers” Honored

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NEWS RELEASEHuman Relations Jan. 19, 2021

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2021 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting tonight.

The Young Dreamers Awa...

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Human Relations
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Changes in City Operations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsJan. 14, 2021

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Special Olympics Holding “Plunge in Place” Fundraising Campaign

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NEWS RELEASERecreation and ParksJan. 8, 2021

Special Olympics Forsyth County wants people to support its athletes by getting cold and wet during the virtual “Plunge in Place” fundraiser, being held this year in lieu of the traditional P...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

SOAR Program Accepting Applications

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NEWS RELEASEOperationsDec. 28, 2020

The city is accepting applications for its Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR) program through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021.

SOAR is a six-month program that provides gainful employment to returning citizens while supple...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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NEWS RELEASEVegetation ManagementDec. 28, 2020

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: 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 lost jobs due to the pandemic. 

If you’d like to contribute t...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Applications Being Accepted for Social Justice and Anti-Poverty Initiatives

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NEWS RELEASEBudget and Evaluation OfficeDec. 18, 2020

The city of Winston-Salem is accepting grant applications through Jan. 15 from non-profit organizations for programs that address social justice and anti-poverty initiatives. The City Council recently s...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Rawson Street Closing Monday for Tree Removal

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NEWS RELEASE Vegetation ManagementDec. 18, 2020

The block of Rawson Street between Acadia Avenue and Monmouth Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21-22, to remove a large tree. A detour will be set up. For more inform...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Changes in City Operations for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

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NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsDec. 17, 2020

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday and Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. The following city operations will be affected:

Week of Chri...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Youth Advisory Council Cosponsoring Free Meals Friday

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsDec. 15, 2020

The Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council is cosponsoring free hot meals that will be available to the public at Rhythm Lounge & Grill from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, during the restaurant’s Hung...

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Human Relations
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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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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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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Marketing & Communications
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 23, 2020

Prevent Frozen Pipes

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When temperatures drop, it’s time to protect your water pipes. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities encourages customers to consider how freezing water can damage home plumbing systems. Unprotected pipes can crack or break, resulting in floodi...

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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 29, 2019

Symposium on Gentrification and Related Issues Scheduled for Nov. 6

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NEWS RELEASEHuman RelationsOct. 29, 2019

The Human Relations Department and the New Horizons Fair Housing Committee of the Human Relations Commission are holding a free day-long symposium Wednesday, Nov. 6, on gentrification and the issues it raises for ne...

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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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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 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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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: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Citizen Fingerprinting Location Moving September 1

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The services for Citizen Fingerprinting will be 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. effective September 1, 2019.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

WSFC Utilities Strategic Plan

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On July 8, 2019, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission approved a Strategic Plan covering 2020-2024 for our utilities department. Check out our online version to see our new vision, mission and values statements, plus our goals and the strat...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant - 2017 Award

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The Central Region of the N.C. Professional Wastewater Operators Committee selected the Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winston Salem for its 2017 Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award.

The award is given annually to a wastewater treat...

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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

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: 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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