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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Update: East Monmouth Street Closure

East Monmouth Street between Stockton and South Main streets will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Section of First Street To Be Closed

The westbound lane of First Street will be closed to through traffic between Cherry and Liberty streets beginning Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10 to relocate the signal cabinet. Detours will be posted.

Local traffic will be allowed to pass through t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke To Hold Gun Violence Community Briefing

Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke will hold a Gun Violence Community Briefing on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northhampton Drive in Winston-Salem.

Burke, council member for the Northeast Ward, said that she felt com...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Observing Black History Month

The city is observing Black History Month in February with the annual Showcase of Song and Public Safety Black History Month Celebration, as well as special programs at the Brown and Douglas and South Fork recreation centers, social media posts featuring ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

New Winston-Salem Police Chief Announced

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City Manager Lee Garrity announced that he is appointing Assistant Chief William Penn, Jr. to be Winston-Salem’s new police chief. The appointment is effective immediately. A formal swearing in ceremony date will be announced soon.

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Understanding Compliance for Professional, General and Other Services

Minority and women-owned businesses can receive assistance with the process of bidding for professional, general and other services through web-based training that will be available online on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

The training will cover the overall ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Council Member Adams Appointed to NLC Committee

WASHINGTON —  Winston-Salem Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 human development federal advocacy committee. Adams was elected to a one-year term ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

City Hires Leader for the Behavioral Evaluation and Response Team

The city has hired Kristin Ryan as director of the new Behavioral Evaluation and Response (BEAR) Team, a pilot program that offers an alternative response to non-violent mental health calls made to law enforcement and other first responders. 

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Four Winston-Salem Police Chief Finalists Announced

Assistant City Manager Patrice Toney has announced the four finalists for the city’s next police chief – Assistant Police Chief Jose “Manny” Gomez; Assistant Police Chief William Penn, Jr.; Assistant Police Chief Wi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

“Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2023 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: January 10, 2023

City Manager Lee Garrity To Retire June 23

City Manager Lee Garrity has informed Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council that he is retiring effective June 23. At his retirement Garrity, 61, will have served the citizens of Winston-Salem for more than 32 years, including almost 17 years as city ma...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Assistant Chief Michael Cardwell Appointed Interim Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief Michael Cardwell has been appointed interim chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department, beginning on Jan. 1. Police Chief Catrina A. Thompson, who has served as chief of police since 2017, is retiring on Dec. 31.

Cardwell supervise...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

National Park Service Approves Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District

The National Park Service approved the proposal to create a Downtown Winston-Salem Historic District and place it on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The district is bounded on the east by Chestnut Street and on the west by Broad Street....

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Leaf Collection Update

The 2022 leaf collection season began on Nov. 7 in quadrant four, 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.

Collection has proceeded clockwise by quadra...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

City of Winston-Salem Implements New Security Measures

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Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 3, all employees and visitors to City Hall and the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building will be required to pass through metal detectors and allow their bags, cases and other containers to be examined for prohibited items.

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Public Art Commission Seeking Designs for Mural at Carver School Road Branch

The mural’s theme should be appropriate for a public library, and will be located on a back inside wall that measures about 355 square feet.

The chosen artist will be expected to hold a public meeting with the library community to introduce, disc...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public Input Sought on New Walkertown Road Recommendations

The city’s Department of Transportation is asking citizens to view and respond to the results of a recently released New Walkertown Road traffic study via an online survey. The survey results will supplement comments received at a public meeting...

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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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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.

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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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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 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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  • 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: August 6, 2019

Funeral Arrangements for Bill Stuart Announced

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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: September 3, 2019

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

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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: 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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