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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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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Town Hall Meeting To Identify New Strategies To Address Gun Violence

Northeast Ward Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke is hosting a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, to identify new strategies for reducing gun violence. The meeting will be held at the Carl H. Russell Community Center, 3521 Carver School Road, ...

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Posted on: May 20, 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, May 25, from 10 to 11:30 a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Public Art To Be Installed in Bus Shelters

Images of nine works of original art, selected by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission for the Artistic Bus Shelter Program, will be installed this week at Winston-Salem Transit Authority bus stops throughout Winston-Salem. 

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

The city is accepting applications for the next class of City of Winston-Salem University, to be held for 12 weeks starting Aug. 25, 2022. This free, in-person program gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilitie...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

“Rec & Roll” Debuts April 13 at Malloy Park

Starting this month, Recreation & Parks will hold a series of “pop-up” recreation events at six parks in Winston-Salem that normally do not host youth sports and other structured recreation activities.

The first “Rec &...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

SOAR Program Accepting Applications

The city is accepting applications for its Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR) program through 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2022.

SOAR is a six-month program that provides gainful employment to returning citizens while supplementing the city's exist...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Joines Ends Mask Requirement for City Buildings

Mayor Allen Joines is allowing the mask requirement for city buildings and facilities to expire at the end of today. Also expiring is Joines’ order restricting in-person access to city buildings only to those with appointments. However, Joines i...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

City Receives “Spirit of North Carolina” Award

The city was presented a Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of North Carolina on Wednesday in recognition of the eviction diversion collaboration between the Human Relations/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department and the Winston-Salem ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Transformative Grants Applications Orientation Session

An application orientation and information session will be held online at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, to assist local non-profits that are applying to the city for a transformative grant. The session will go over the application form and the process by which...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market Reopening April 1

The Liberty Street Urban Farmers Market will reopen for the season Friday, April 1. Hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30. The market is at 1551 Liberty St. in Winston-Salem.

The market provides a venue for urban farmers as well as other ...

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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.

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Chris Murphy Named Director of Planning and Development Services

The City-County Planning Board has voted to hire Chris Murphy as the director of planning and development services for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Murphy succeeds Aaron King, who was promoted to assistant city manager in November 2021.

Murphy joined ...

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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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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Bulky Item Collection Begins March 7

The city’s annual bulky item pick-up begins March 7 and will run through Sept. 9. Collection crews will go through the city street by street, collecting bulky items that garbage crews cannot accept. Furniture, mattresses, appliances, grills, car...

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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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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Next Steps for Weaver Fire Reimbursement Program

Low-income city residents who live or work within the area that was evacuated during the fire at the Winston Weaver Co. fertilizer plant will be able to apply for reimbursement of their expenses starting March 9 under a program the City Council approved M...

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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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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Joines To Lift Citywide Mask Requirement

Mayor Allen Joines announced today that he will lift the citywide mask mandate at the end of this month.

“In consultation with Dr. Christopher Ohl of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Joshua Swift, the Forsyth County public health director, I...

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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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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Water Quality Advisory Lifted for Muddy, Mill and Monarcas Creeks

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health told city officials this morning that the water quality advisory for Muddy, Mill and Monarcas creeks can be lifted. In an email to Assistant City Manager Aaron King, Public Health Director Joshua Swift said h...

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Posted on: February 6, 2022

Weaver Fire Toxicology Hotline Established

CTEH LLC, a consulting firm retained by the Winston Weaver Co., has established a toxicology hotline for residents who live in the area affected by the fire last week at the Weaver fertilizer plant. The number is 866-412-7768 and is staffed from 8 a.m. to...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Joines Extends “Appointment Only” Access to City Buildings

Mayor Allen Joines has extended through Feb. 28 his order restricting in-person access to city buildings only to those with appointments. The extension takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

On Jan. 7, Joines ordered that members of the public access city...

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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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Posted on: January 6, 2022

City Administering Housing Assistance Program for People Living with HIV/AIDS

As of January, the Community Development Department is administering a federal program that provides housing and other assistance to people living with AIDS in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes and Yadkin counties.

The department will oversee disbursement o...

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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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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: 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: 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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Posted on: January 20, 2022

“Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2022 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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