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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Fire Department Consultant’s Report Delivered

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeJan. 11, 2020                                     ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Day Parade Canceled

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeOct. 23, 2020

The annual Veterans Day Parade will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the state’s Phase 3 guidelines, outdoor mass gatherings remain limited to no more than 50 peopl...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Benton Convention Center Reopens with Cleanliness & Distancing Measures

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeOct. 20, 2020

The Benton Convention Center is again open and hosting events and the staff has put in place a wide variety of measures to protect the health of attendees and event staff.

Under the state’s ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Marquis Barnett Appointed Human Resources Director

Marquis H. Barnett

NEWS RELEASEOffice of the City ManagerSept. 14, 2020

City Manager Lee Garrity today announced the appointment of Marquis H. Barnett as the city’s human resources director. Barnett succeeds Carmen Caruth, who retired at the end of May. He will ass...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Council Member Annette Scippio Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeJune 17, 2020

City Council Member Annette Scippio has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating in her home. Scippio learned last week that she was exposed to the virus. In response, the council proactive...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Statements on the Death of Council Member Burke

Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke

Members of the City Council and City Manager Lee Garrity made the following statements today on the death of Council Member Vivian H. Burke:

Council Member Dan Besse: “It was an honor to serve with Mayor Pro Tem Vivian H. Burke on the Winston-Sal...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

City Panel Awards 23 COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

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NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeApril 27, 2020

Twenty-three local agencies and other non-profit groups were selected to receive grants from the city’s portion of the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County.

The largest single grant, o...

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bill Stuart Dies; Winston-Salem’s Longest-Serving City Manager

NEWS RELEASECity Manager’s OfficeAug. 3, 2019

Bryce A. "Bill" Stuart, who guided Winston-Salem city government for 26 years as its longest-serving city manager, died this morning of complications from pneumonia. He was 79. 

Stua...

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