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February 2020 · Produced by Marketing & Communications

  • City Observing Black History Month
  • Fairgrounds Unveils Logo for Carolina Classic Fair
  • Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame
  • Registration is Open for the Grand Games
  • "Young Dreamers" Honored
  • Police Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy
  • Open House for Contractors

City Observing Black History Month

The city is observing Black History Month in February with the annual Showcase of Song, the Public Safety Black History Month Celebration, special programs in city recreation centers, social media posts about historically significant African-American locations in Winston-Salem, and encore presentations of WSTV productions relating to local African-American history. READ MORE

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Fairgrounds Unveils Logo for Carolina Classic Fair

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds last month released the logo for the Carolina Classic Fair, to be held Oct. 2-11, 2020. The logo uses a starburst pattern of light bars arrayed around an outline of North Carolina and the words Carolina Classic Fair, in shades of white, blue, red and yellow that is evocative of the logo for the Dixie Classic Fair. Some iterations encircle the logo and others place the name of the fair under or beside the graphic elements. READ MORE

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Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 28 for the Winston-Salem’s Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center. The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribution in music, dance, theater, writing, visual arts, motion pictures, television, or radio. More information and nomination forms are available at CityofWS.org/WalkofFame. READ MORE

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Registration is Open for the Grand Games

Grandparents, great-grandparents and even great-great-grandparents are invited to participate with their grandchildren in the Grand Games, to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem. The games feature five indoor events: cornhole, shuffleboard, basketball shoot, football throw and indoor petanque (a cross between bocce and horseshoes in which players toss an orange-size ball at a target). Participants compete in teams of two (grandparent and grandchild) under three categories: grandparent, great-grandparent or great-great grandparent. Participating grandchildren must be 14 or under. There’s no charge, but teams must register by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. To register or for more information call Chuck Vestal at 336-727-2325 or send an email to chuckv@cityofws.org.

Sgt. Dwayne Little and Nicole Little

"Young Dreamers" Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored Nicole Little, an associate attorney with Grace, Tisdale, Clifton; and Sgt. Dwayne Little (no relation), the sergeant in charge of the Community Outreach Unit for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, as the 2020 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan. 21. The Young Dreamers Award honors two emerging or proven young adult city residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who otherwise might have been overlooked, ignored or disadvantaged. READ MORE

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Police Accepting Applications for Citizens' Police Academy

The Winston-Salem Police Department is accepting applications for the next Citizens’ Police Academy, which will start April 30. The Citizens' Police Academy is a 13-week program that meets once a week to better acquaint citizens with the law enforcement profession and the role of the Police Department within the community. The class is limited to 30 students. Applications must be submitted by April 17. Apply online at WSPD.org or call 336-408-8126 to request an application. READ MORE

Open House for Contractors

The Community Development Department is hosting an open house for contractors in all the building trades Thursday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Suite 423 of the Stuart Municipal Building, 100E. First St. The open house will familiarize contractors with opportunities to get rehab and repair jobs through the department. Light refreshments will be served and contractors can register on the spot to get on the department’s bid list. For more information call 336-734-1252.


For more information about these stories, or to report a problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 within Winston-Salem city limits.


City of Winston-Salem


Mayor: Allen Joines
City Council: Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore, Northeast Ward; Denise D. Adams, North Ward; Dan Besse, Southwest Ward; Robert C. Clark, West Ward; John C. Larson, South Ward; Jeff MacIntosh, Northwest Ward; Annette Scippio, East Ward; James Taylor, Jr., Southeast Ward
City Manager: Lee Garrity

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