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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Joines Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJune 1, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines joined 15 other North Carolina mayors in issuing the following joint statement on the death of George Floyd: 

“As mayors of cities in North Carolina, we have come together to ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Joines’ Statement on the Death of Larry Womble

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 15, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement on the death of former board of alderman and state representative Larry Womble:

"On behalf of the citizens of Winston-Salem, I extend my deepest sympa...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mayor Pro Tempore Burke to Lie in State in City Hall

Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 7, 2020 

Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke will lie in state in the lobby of City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, to allow city residents to pay their respects. The casket will be closed.

Visitors will ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Joines’ Statement on Council Member Vivian H. Burke

Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMay 6, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement on the death of Council Member Vivian H. Burke, who died Tuesday evening:

"Council Member Vivian Burke was a remarkable woman who leaves a legacy of ac...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Joines Rescinds Stay-at-Home Order to Align Winston-Salem with State Order

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 29, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines today rescinded his current stay-at-home order and its provisions in order to bring the city under the provisions of the statewide order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper’s order is...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

City Churches Urged to Ring Bells

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 8, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is urging churches and other faith-based institutions in the community to ring their bells at noon on Friday, April 10, and again at noon on Sunday, April 12, as a sign of solidarity in the fi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

City Response Fund Allocation To Have Oversight

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 7, 2020

In response to recent concerns cited by citizens and members of the City Council, Mayor Allen Joines noted that no city money has been allocated yet by the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County and that the ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Joines Hosting Interfaith Hour of Prayer

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorApril 7, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines will host a non-denominational hour of prayer and inspiration featuring local faith leaders Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m. on the city of Winston-Salem YouTube channel.

Participants will include ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Allocating Up To $1 Million to Help Economic Victims of COVID-19

Mayor Allen Joines announcing COVID-19 contribution fund match

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 18, 2020

The city will contribute up to $1 million to match contributions to the new COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County that community leaders announced today to support residents economically impacted by the COV...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Joines Declares State of Emergency

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 13, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines has declared a state of emergency in Winston-Salem as of 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, to better equip the city to fight the spread of COVID-19. 

The declaration notes that the Centers for...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Government Stepping up COVID-19 Measures

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 12, 2020

With two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Forsyth County, Mayor Allen Joines announced that the city is taking additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within the community and within the city workfo...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Recommends 10-Member City Council With Two At-Large Seats

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 12, 2020

The members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission voted yesterday to recommend that Winston-Salem change to a 10-member city council, with eight members elected by wards and two elected citywide by...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Mayor Seeks Applicants for Bicycle/Pedestrian/Active Mobility Advisory Committee

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 10, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving on the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Active Mobility Advisory Committee, a new advisory panel the City Council authorized in November ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Government Preparing in Case Coronavirus Impacts Winston-Salem

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorMarch 4, 2020

In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus, the city is taking steps to ensure that critical municipal operations continue to function if there is a serious outbreak in Winston-Salem, Mayor Allen Joines...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Workforce Development Internship Program for High School Juniors & Seniors Announced

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorFeb. 13, 2020

As part of the comprehensive program to reduce poverty and promote workforce development and economic mobility, Mayor Allen Joines, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Angela Hairston, Winston-Sa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Seeking Survey Responses

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorFeb. 5, 2020

The members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission are seeking more responses to their online survey on how the mayor and City Council members should be elected.

The survey has seven questions and seek...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Local Governance Study Commission Holding Public Information/Input Sessions

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJan. 17, 2020

The Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission is holding three public sessions at the end of January to brief city residents on the various ways the City Council could be restructured, and to collect publi...

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Posted on: January 4, 2020

Mayor Joines Statement on Death of Former Council Member Wanda Merschel

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorJan. 4, 2020

Mayor Allen Joines issued the following statement today upon the death of former City Council Member Wanda Merschel:

"Wanda was a true public servant who loved this city. She leaves a lasting legacy that we w...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mayor Joines Statement on Lowery Street Shooting

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 20, 2019

Mayor Allen Joines today released the following statement about the shooting this morning at the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Services Center:

"On behalf of the City Council, I want to express how deeply sa...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed by Former Mayors, Plans Public Input Sessions

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 5, 2019

During their meeting Dec. 4 the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed by the former mayors of Durham and Greensboro on how their councils were elected and their experiences with ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Mayor Joines Hosting Tenth Annual City Hall Holiday Music Series

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorDec. 4, 2019

Mayor Allen Joines is inviting city residents and downtown workers to City Hall to hear traditional and contemporary holiday music during the tenth annual City Hall Holiday Music Series, to be held Dec. 9-13. All...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

New Initiative Ensures Low-Income High School Graduates Can Attend College

Mayor Allen Joines, Council Member Denise D. Adams pose with BB&T, Forsyth Tech and Winston-Salem Al

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorNov. 13, 2019

Under a new initiative intended to alter the cycle of poverty, students in low-income households who graduate from any high school in Forsyth County will be able to attend Forsyth Technical Community College fre...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed on Other City Councils

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorNov. 6, 2019

During their November meeting yesterday the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed on how several other cities and towns in North Carolina elect their city officials.

Jim Westmorel...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Linda Jackson Barnes Appointed to N.C. Human Relations Commission

Linda Jackson Barnes

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 16, 2019

Linda Jackson Barnes, the director of Mayor Allen Joines’ office, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to a four-year term on the N.C. Human Relations Commission. Barnes was sworn in Sept. 26.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Winston-Salem Posts Healthy Job Growth

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NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 17, 2019

Non-farm employment in the Winston-Salem metropolitan area grew by more than 3.9 percent from August 2017 to August 2019, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rising to ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Truliant Steps Up to Support Think Orange Corporate Investment Fund

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorAugust 22, 2019

Truliant Federal Credit Union is the first entity to make a substantial multi-year pledge to support the city’s Think Orange campaign to combat hunger in Winston-Salem. Truliant’s $25,000 p...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Local Governance Study Commission Briefed on Districting Standards

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the MayorOct. 2, 2019

During their October meeting yesterday the members of Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission were briefed on constitutional and legal standards for re-drawing council ward lines and for adding at-large s...

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