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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Winston-Salem Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit hosts BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

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BikeSafe NC and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol invite motorcyclists to participate in Rider Skills Day class (free of charge) being held on March 8, 2024 that offer assessments on present driving skills and advice to help make their experience as...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: February 19, 2024

Celebrate Community Roots Day and the Great American Cleanup

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is a program responsible for enhancing the appearance of the city through cleanup events, beautification projects and community engagement. Community Roots Day and the Great American Cleanup are two initiatives that fall under...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Now Hiring Lifeguards

Now Hiring Lifeguards

The Scholarship Program for Lifeguard/Aquatics Summer Hires (SPLASH) will cover the full cost of lifeguard certification training ($250) if you commit to work for the city for the upcoming summer swim season.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament

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William R. Anderson Jr. Community Center hosted their Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Basketball Tournament on Monday, January 20, 2020.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

WePlay 360 Newsletter Update

WePlay February 2024 newsletter

More information that you need to know.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 23 for the Winston-Salem’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame.

The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribution in music, dance, th...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Sprague Neighborhood Sewer Rehabilitation Closure

Work continues on the Sprague Neighborhood Sewer Rehabilitation project in Winston-Salem. Mansfield Street will be closed to through traffic between Marble and Waterbury streets weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday, Feb. 19. Work is expected to ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Citizens' Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens' Police Academy. The Citizens' Police Academy offers citizens insights into how police officers perform their duties and how the department as a whole ser...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Youth Citizens' Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Youth Citizens' Police Academy. This program is being offered from rising freshmen to high school senior students, who are interested in learning about the Winston-Salem Po...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Public Art Commission to Unveil the Portrait of Te’Ore Terry

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission will unveil the portrait of Te’Ore Terry at The Benton, 301 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. The Public Art Commission manages the artwork on display...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Free Leaf Mulch is Back

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has announced the annual leaf mulch giveaway for Forsyth County homeowners. Free leaf mulch will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Good Friday, March 29, and continue while supplies last ...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Free Leaf Mulch is Back!

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has announced the annual leaf mulch giveaway for Forsyth County homeowners. Free leaf mulch will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Good Friday, March 29, and continue while supplies last ...

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Free Leaf Mulch Utilities
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Inspection Request process has changed

The Winston-Salem Fire Department Inspection Request process has changed.

Inspections and Permits can be requested through the following application link.

You will be connected to your Inspector directly, and you will receive an invoice for any relevant ins...

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Fire Department
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Governor's Advisory Council for Hispanic & Latino Affairs

For the first time, the Governor's Advisory Council for Hispanic & Latino Affairs will be holding the quarterly in-person meeting in Winston-Salem, thanks to the support of our Council Members, the city, and the Winston-Salem Human Relations/...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Governor's Advisory Council for Hispanic & Latino Affairs

For the first time, the Governor's Advisory Council for Hispanic & Latino Affairs will be holding the quarterly in-person meeting in Winston-Salem, thanks to the support of our Council Members, the city, and the Winston-Salem Human Relations/Diversity...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Old Salisbury Road Closure

Old Salisbury Road will be closed to through traffic between Stafford Village Boulevard and Friedberg Church Road for a state bridge replacement project over South Fork Muddy Creek. Work begins Monday, Feb. 5, and is anticipated...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: February 1, 2024

City Observing Black History Month

The city is observing Black History Month in February with the annual Police, Fire and Recreation & Parks departments Black History Month program, as well as special programs at Union Station, Old Town Neighborhood Center and the William C. Sims Sr. C...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Young Dreamers Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2024 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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Water Main Break in Rural Hall

Water customers in Rural Hall from the 7000 block of Broad Street (N.C. 66) south along University Parkway in Winston-Salem to Ziglar Road, as well as several side streets, are without water service tonight due to a water main break caused by recent freez...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Winston-Salem Prepares for Winter Weather

The city of Winston-Salem is preparing for winter weather with temperatures dropping into the teens.

In the event of rain, black ice could form. Remember to slow down and leave plenty of distance between you and other vehicles.

The city is continuing to wor...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Smoke Alarm Program Temporarily Unavailable

The Winston-Salem Fire Department Smoke Alarm Request program is temporarily unavailable.

Please check back for program updates.

Fire Department
Posted on: January 12, 2024

We Built This Exhibit Opens at Union Station on Friday, Feb. 2

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We Built This, an exhibit that highlights Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina, opens at Union Station, 300 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 on Friday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. with a program beginning at 2 p.m. T...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Local Agencies Focusing on Emergency Care During Cold Weather

The city of Winston-Salem is continuing to work with local agencies to provide emergency shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Single men and women in need of help should contact City With Dwellings at 502 N. Broad St., Winston-Sa...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Citizen Fingerprinting Location and Services By Online Appointment Only

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The Citizen Fingerprinting services has been moved from the Public Safety Center on 725 N. Cherry St. to the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center located at 1200 N. Patterson Ave. Citizens MUST schedule an online appointment for th...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors

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We are excited to announce that the Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors!  While this app will not be monitored by law enforcement 24/7, WSPD can see crime and safety related information posted on the Neighbors app.  So t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Water Customers Can “Help Get the Lead Out”

For more than 20 years, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has met or surpassed all federal water quality standards. This includes testing for lead to ensure your water is safe to drink. Tap water in the water distribution system remains in full compl...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 4, 2024

You Can "Help Get the Lead Out"

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For more than 20 years, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has met or surpassed all federal water quality standards. This includes testing for lead to ensure your water is safe to drink. Tap water in the water distribution system remains in full compl...

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Lead Compliance Program Utilities
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Fourth Street Closure

W. Fourth Street from Cherry to Trade streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Detours will be posted.

For more information, contact CityLink at CityLink@CityOfWS.org, call (336) 727-8000 or use any of the methods listed on the Cit...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Mayor Joines to Host 14th Annual Holiday Music Series at Historic City Hall, 101 North Main Street

Mayor Allen Joines is hosting five school choruses to perform traditional and contemporary holiday music during the 14th Annual Holiday Music Series at City Hall, Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 to Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. 

This year’s series will include the...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Prevent Frozen Pipes

When temperatures drop, it’s time to protect your water pipes. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities encourages customers to consider how freezing water can damage home plumbing systems. Unprotected pipes can crack or break, resulting in floodi...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 1, 2023

WSTA Updates Its Passenger Code of Conduct

The Winston-Salem Transit Authority has updated its Passenger Code of Conduct to focus on safety for passengers, staff, security officers and law enforcement who visit the Clark Campbell Transportation Center at 100 W. Fifth St. in Winston-Salem, N.C. 271...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Mayor Joines and Rep. Donny Lambeth Announce $35 Million State Appropriation to Support Economic Dev

Mayor Allen Joines and Rep. Donny Lambeth announced today that the recently enacted budget for the State of North Carolina includes an appropriation of $35 million to support economic development activities and infrastructure improvements that will reinfo...

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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Drink Up! Our Local Tap Water Surpasses Federal Requirements

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For more than twenty years, drinking water in Forsyth County has met or surpassed all water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. That excellent record continues today with the 2022 Water Quality Report recently published b...

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2022 Water Quality Report Utilities
Posted on: March 3, 2023

File a Police Report Online

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Citizens can now file a police report online using WSPD's online reporting portal. If a citizen has been a victim of certain incidents and the details of the event meet certain criteria, the online portal may be used. To use this system, the following mus...

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Police - Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Collection System Improvement Program

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Sewage spills (aka: sanitary sewer overflows) in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County have been drastically reduced in recent years. This is primarily due to proactive measures by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities as part of their Collection System Impro...

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Collection System Improvement Program Utilities
Posted on: May 5, 2022

New Smart Meters are WaterSavvy

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Watch our 3-minute introduction to WaterSavvy: https://youtu.be/2blmArJo7E4.

Since late 2020, contractors for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities have been installing new “smart” water meters as part of a systemwide infrastructure upgrade. Customers rec...

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Additional Info... Utilities
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Services

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Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Click or Call - At Your Service!

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Need help with WSFC Utilities services?

• Pay Bill or Billing Questions: cityofws.org/paywater    *DRIVE-THROUGH service is available at two locations & there's also a night deposit. See the In Person tab on the table.

• Start, Stop or...

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Pay your water-sewer-stormwater bill Utilities
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Can the Grease to Prevent Sewer Backups

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As you prepare your holiday feast, always remember to Can the Grease

Everyone plays a part in preventing sewer overflows in their home or business, and everyone PAYs when there is a sewer backup! The NC Department of Environmental Quality fines ...

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Can the Grease Utilities
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Eviction Diversion Packet Offers Resources for Those Facing Eviction

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A group of community organizations convened by the Human Relations Department has created an Eviction Diversion Packet with information and resources to help residents facing eviction. 

The packet is available in English and in Spanish and is post...

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Human Relations - Spotlight
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Donate to those in need

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Several area nonprofit agencies are generously providing financial assistance for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities customers with past-due water and sewer bills.

If you’d like to contribute to these charitable organizations, please select f...

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Water-Sewer Bill Assistance Utilities
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: April 28, 2020

No Wipes in Pipes!

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Toilet paper shortages have exposed the growing problem of wipes clogging our sewer system. As people run out of toilet tissue they may turn to other products. Unfortunately, “flushable” wipes are falsely labeled and are part of multip...

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cityofws.org/NoWipes Utilities
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Water Pipe Insulation

When temperatures drop, it’s time to protect your water pipes. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities encourages customers to consider how freezing water can damage home plumbing systems. Unprotected pipes can crack or break, resulting in flooding that ma...

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Additional Info... Utilities
Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Edition - January 2020

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Inside this month's edition:

  • 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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

NEWS RELEASEMarketing & CommunicationsOct. 2, 2019

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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Applicants Sought for Community Appearance Commission

NEWS RELEASECity SecretarySept. 3, 2019

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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Funeral Arrangements for Bill Stuart Announced

NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsAug. 6, 2019

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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Marketing & Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Bond Projects

Check the progress of bond projects voters approved in 2014 and 2018.

Track Projects Engineering
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Wins Employee Safety Awards From N.C. Department Of Labor

Risk Management - July 1, 2019

City departments and facilities received 32 gold and 11 silver awards in the NC. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employee...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Disparity Study Information Now Online

The City of Winston-Salem is working on a disparity study, led by MGT Consulting Group, to determine if a gap exists between the use and availability of minority- and women-owned businesses in the city's relevant marketplace.

MGT will be studying expenditu...

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Read More Home - Main News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Think Orange Roundtable Leads To New Partnership For Feeding Kids

Business Inclusion and Advancement - June 28, 2019

Thanks to a connection made through the city's Think Orange campaign, 280 children in Winston-Salem are receiving meals during summer weekends through a new partnership between the Forsyth Backpack Program...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

What Can You Recycle?

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Find a listing of what can and can't be recycled.

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