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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Parts of First & Second Streets Open to Two-Way Traffic

Parts of First and Second streets in downtown Winston-Salem are scheduled to open to two-way traffic after Thanksgiving. First Street will open to two-way traffic from Peters Creek Parkway to Spruce Street. Second Street will be two-way from Peters Creek ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Public Meeting on Improvements to New Walkertown Road

The city’s Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting about the New Walkertown Road traffic study on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carl H. Russell Community Center. A consultant will present recommendations and answer que...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Real Time Crime Center Opens to the Public

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The Winston-Salem Police Department's Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) will open to the public for tours on Monday, November 21 from 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Vivian Burke Public Safety Center located at 725 N. Cherry Street. 

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Real Time Crime Center Opens to the Public

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The Winston-Salem Police Department's Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) will open to the public for tours on Monday, November 21 from 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Vivian Burke Public Safety Center located at 725 N. Cherry Street. 

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Police Department - Newsflash
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Tunnel Work to Impact Traffic on Reynolda Road

The southbound lane of Reynolda Road, going towards downtown, will be closed for portions of Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-22, south of Brookfield Drive to allow workers to fill an abandoned tunnel that passes under the road. 

Two-way traffic will b...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Changes in City Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, 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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Real Time Crime Center Opens to the Public

The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center will open to the public for tours on Monday, Nov. 21 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Center at 725 N. Cherry St. 

The RTCC serves as a centralized hub that allows pol...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Youth Advisory Council Attends National League of Cities City Summit

The Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will attend the National League of Cities, City Summit with members of the Winston-Salem City Council. The conference will be held in Kansas City, Mo., from Nov. 17 – 19.

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 8, 2022

It's Official!

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It's official: the city has posted its job opening for a successor to Police Chief Catrina Thompson, who is retiring in December. You can read the brochure being sent to prospective candidates.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

“Stock the Food Bank with the East Ward” Surpassed Its Goal

The “Stock the Food Bank with the East Ward” food drive collected 8,772 pounds of nonperishable food and $6,283 in cash—the equivalent of 38,726 meals--for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. The drive was h...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Workshop Scheduled on Good Faith Efforts for Bidders

The city’s Office of Business Inclusion & Advancement is holding a free virtual workshop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. to discuss standards for judging whether Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation efforts are suffic...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Changes in City Operations for Veterans Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, for the Veterans Day holiday. The following city operations will be affected:

Garbage collections on Friday, Nov. 11 will be postponed until Monday, Nov. 14. Garbage collection on Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 7

City crews will start collecting leaves on Monday, Nov. 7, in the northern quadrant of the city (quadrant 4), which is the area roughly bounded by New Walkertown Road on the east, Salem Parkway on the south, and Reynolda and Yadkinville roads on the west....

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Historic Marker for Waughtown Freedman’s School To Be Unveiled

A local historic marker commemorating the Waughtown Freedman’s School will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the corner of Waughtown and Colony streets in Winston-Salem.

The Freedman’s School was established in the Waughtown c...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Fall Festivals Coming Up

Recreation & Parks is holding several fall festivals in the next two weeks.

The annual “Trail of Treats,” a Halloween-themed community resource fair for elementary-age children and their families, will be Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5:3...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Information Meeting Scheduled on Long Branch Trail Extension

City residents can see details about the proposed path for the Long Branch Trail extension and learn more about the project during an online public meeting to be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.

Links to watch the meeting either on Zoom or on YouTube are...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Trail of Treats and “Hocus Pocus” Coming Oct. 22 to Bolton Park

The Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department is holding its annual “Trail of Treats” fair and a free screening of “Hocus Pocus” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Bolton Park, 1590 Bolton St. Admission is free.

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Grant To Fund Research and Mapping of Local Cemeteries

The N.C. Historic Preservation Office has awarded the Historic Resources Commission a $6,825 grant to identify as many historic cemeteries as possible and add their locations to the county’s Geographic Information System. 

This will buil...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Hydroponic Farm Ribbon Cutting and Healthy Food Festival

City residents are invited to a ribbon cutting and “healthy food festival” to celebrate the Kimberley Park Hydroponic Farm on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 349 Northwest Crawford Place, Winston-Salem. 

The ribbon cutting will be held a...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 10, 2022

International Village Food and Music Festival Returning Oct. 15

Enjoy merchandise, entertainment and music from headliner Liontracks during the 2022 International Village Food and Music Festival, scheduled to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Corpening Plaza. Admission is free.

Cultures from all over th...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Vendors Wanted To Assist with Brush Collection

The city is seeking vendors who can assist with storm-related brush collection. Vendors will be paid by the ton and the city will waive the $33 per ton disposal fee at the city’s yard-waste processing facilities. Vendors must reply by Oct. 21, 2...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Travel Survey Coming to Select Households

Transportation planners in Winston-Salem and throughout the Triad soon will be mailing survey invitations to selected households throughout the region and will pay $10 or more to every household that participates.

The “Triad Travel Counts&rdq...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Fire Department Offering Free House Numbers to City Residents

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is offering free house numbers to city residents as part of its push to improve fire protection during Fire Safety Month in October.

The numbers are four inches high and are reflective to make them easier to read from the ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Mayor Allen Joines declared a state of emergency at noon Sept. 30 as a precautionary measure in the event that the remnants of Hurricane Ian cause “widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property” in the city.

The declar...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

City Storm Preparations

City crews are clearing stormwater catch basins and CityLink will be staffed around the clock this weekend as the city prepares for the possibility of heavy rains this weekend from the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

As of 6:30 a.m. today, the National Weather ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Big Sweep Postponed to Oct. 8

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is postponing to Saturday, Oct. 8, its annual Big Sweep cleanup of local waterways due to the threat of heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ian. Big Sweep had been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1.

Big Sweep coordinator Geo...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Local Historic Preservation Official To Receive Statewide Honor

Michelle McCullough of the Planning and Development Services Department is being awarded the highest professional honor available to a person working in the field of historical preservation in North Carolina.

McCullough, a project planner who supports the ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Offering Business Training Program; Class Registration Open

The city’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement is again offering a free nine-week business training course for people interested in starting a small business or who recently started one. However, to keep participants safe this year the ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 19, 2022

City Receives Language-Access Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Newcomers to Winston-Salem who do not speak English, or for whom English is a second language, will soon have someone in city government to help them thanks to a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The foundation is givi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Bowman Gray Track To Be Resurfaced

The top layer of the racing track at Bowman Gray Stadium will be milled and a new surface laid down the week of Sept. 19 to address wear and tear on the track during this summer’s racing season.

The work will be performed under warranty with the ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Joines Invited to White House Sept. 22

Mayor Allen Joines and the leaders of 11 other cities and counties in North Carolina have been invited to the White House on Thursday, Sept. 22, to discuss the impact of federal funding on local governments.

Joines said that funding the city has received t...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures

We now have an updated Purchasing Administrative Policy, Purchasing & Procedures manual, and Contract Approval Checklist documents available on the Employee WebCenter.  Please refer to these most recent documents and discard older versions yo...

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Employee Center Main News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

During National Preparedness Month in September, local emergency management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supply kits.

Advance preparation is the key, says Emergenc...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Input Sought on Proposed Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District

The Historic Resources Commission is soliciting public comments on a proposal to create a Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District and place it on the National Register of Historic Places. Comments will be accepted when the commission considers the nomina...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Utilities Worker Killed in Truck Accident

Russell L. Cutrell, an equipment operator with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, died late Monday night after the sewer wash truck he was driving left the roadway and turned over en route to a service call. He was 59 and had worked for Utilities sin...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI 3rd Quarter Newsletter Now Available

The DEI 2022 3rd Quarter newsletter is now available. This issue includes a feature on the City's collaboration with the National League of Cities, facts about age discrimination, profiles of Equity Core Team Members, and more.

Read the newsletter here. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 25, 2022

DEI 3rd Quarter Newsletter Now Available

The DEI 2022 3rd Quarter newsletter is now available. This issue includes a feature on the City's collaboration with the National League of Cities, facts about age discrimination, profiles of Equity Core Team Members, and more.

Read the newsletter here. Human Relations - Spotlight
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Employee Equity Survey Results Available for Review

The results of the 2022 Employee Equity Survey are now available.

The survey responses and employee concerns presented herein demonstrate a wide range of equity concerns that have since been addressed and/or are being addressed by the Human Resources Depar...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Employee Equity Survey Results Available for Review

The results of the 2022 Employee Equity Survey are now available.

The survey responses and employee concerns presented herein demonstrate a wide range of equity concerns that have since been addressed and/or are being addressed by the Human Resources Depar...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: August 12, 2022

City State of Emergency to Remain in Place

Mayor Allen Joines said today that he intends to keep in place the state of emergency that he declared in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if Gov. Roy Cooper lifts his state of emergency declaration for North Carolina next week.

“For...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Historically Underutilized Business Certification Web Training Being Offered

Minority and women-owned businesses can receive assistance certifying or re-certifying as historically underutilized businesses with the state of North Carolina through web-based training that will be available online Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11:30 ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Adopted Ward Lines Posted

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Information about the new adopted lines for Winston-Salem’s eight wards is posted at CityofWS.org/Wards. The ward lines must be adjusted to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 census.

The proposed ward lines that were presented to...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Winston-Salem Collects App & Online Tool Launched

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The city has launched a new app and online tool that takes the guesswork out of curbside collections, be it garbage, recycling, yard waste, brush or bulky item collection.

The app is called Winston-Salem Collects and is free for Apple and Android. It sends...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson Announces Retirement

Catrina A. Thompson, Winston-Salem’s chief of police since 2017, announced today that she will retire this December, having served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 29 years.

"Serving as Winston-Salem’s chief of police is one of the greatest...

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Home - Main News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson Announces Retirement

Catrina A. Thompson, Winston-Salem’s chief of police since 2017, announced today that she will retire this December, having served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 29 years.

"Serving as Winston-Salem’s chief of police is...

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Home - Main News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Parkland Pool Closed Pending Repairs

Parkland Pool will be closed until further notice pending repairs to a burst pipe for the filtration system. The repair part has been ordered but a delivery date has not been provided. Recreation officials say that the pool could be closed for the rest of...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: July 1, 2022

City Taking Steps To Improve Delivery of Services

City officials are placing renewed emphasis on holding city crews accountable for meeting productivity standards as part of a broad effort to improve the delivery of services that have suffered from supply and personnel shortages.

The collection of brush h...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Follow-up Video on Gun Violence Community Meeting Released

As a follow-up to the May 25 community meeting on gun violence, Northeast Ward Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke, Police Chief Catrina Thompson and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough have released a video announcing that Winston-Salem Police Department and the Fors...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Soliciting Community Feedback

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds is asking city residents to complete a short online survey to gather information about the entertainment and events it should host and will hold a public input session in June to collect additional feedback.

The survey has onl...

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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 5, 2022

New Smart Meters are WaterSavvy

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Watch our 3-minute introduction to WaterSavvy: https://youtu.be/2blmArJo7E4.

Since late 2020, contractors for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities have been installing new “smart” water meters as part of a systemwide infrastructure upgrade. Customers rec...

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Additional Info... Utilities
Posted on: April 22, 2022

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 2021 Wa...

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2021 Water Quality Report Utilities
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 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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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: 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 22, 2022

Services

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Fire Spotlight
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: 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 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 7, 2022

Click or Call - At Your Service!

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Need help with WSFC Utilities services?

• Pay Bill or Billing Questions: cityofws.org/paywater    *DRIVE-THROUGH service is available at two locations & there's also a night deposit. See the In Person tab on the table.

• Start, Stop or...

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Pay your water-sewer-stormwater bill Utilities
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Can the Grease to Prevent Sewer Backups

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As the holiday cooking frenzy begins, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities reminds you to Can the Grease. Everyone plays a part in preventing sewer overflows in their home or business. And everyone PAYs when there is a sewer backup! The NC Department of...

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Can the Grease Utilities
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: 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: 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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Marketing & Communications
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: 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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Police - Spotlight
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 suffered financial hardship due to the pandemic.

If you’d like to cont...

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Water-Sewer Bill Assistance Utilities
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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 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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

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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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Citizen Fingerprinting Location and Services By Online Appointment Only

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The Citizen Fingerprinting services has been 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. Citizens MUST schedule an online appointment for th...

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Police - Spotlight
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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Posted on: April 4, 2019

What Can You Recycle?

Picture chart with items accepted and not accepted in recycle program

Find a listing of what can and can't be recycled.

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