Government Services


Forsyth Co Needs Community Help Choosing a New Social Services Director

By Staff The Forsyth County Social Services Board is in the process of searching for a new Social Services Director. The members of the Board are seeking your input in this process. We kindly request that you please take a few minutes to complete the survey. All survey responses must […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Winston-Salem Attorney Richard Dietz Appointed to Serve on the Court of Appeals

By Staff   In a press release on Monday afternoon, Governor Pat McCrory announced that he will appoint Winston-Salem lawyer Richard Dietz to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Dietz will fill the seat of Judge Bob Hunter, Jr., whom McCrory appointed as a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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State Urges Families to Update Emergency Plans as Part of Back-to-School Prep

  As summer winds down and back-to-school preparations gear up, state emergency management officials are reminding families that now is a good time to update their emergency plans. North Carolina Emergency Management asks parents, teachers and students who are returning to school this month to make a plan, get prepared […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

Piedmont to Get Additional Area Code to Address Shortage of New Numbers

by Staff The availability of new phone numbers in the Piedmont is expected to reach capacity within the next two years, and the NC Utilities Commission announced Wednesday their plan to address the issue. Although the date for implementation has not been announced, sometime before late 2016, when the numbers […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Forsyth County Child Fatality Review Team Warns Parents of Choking Hazards

By Staff In a press release Friday, the Forsyth County Child Fatality Review Team (CFPT), with representatives from multiple county services and organizations want to raise awareness about choking hazards among children. The committee is responsible for reviewing all child deaths, and to gather all possible information about those deaths […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Government Services, Health
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Republican Lawmakers Exert Control Over Local Courts

by Jordan Green and Chad Nance   The Republican-controlled General Assembly inserts provisions into the budget to create three-judge panels to hear constitutional challenges and give itself confirmation power over judicial appointments. Meanwhile, business interests pour money into judicial races to push the higher courts in a more conservative direction. […]


Forsyth County Health Department Offers Required School Immunizations

  By Staff The Forsyth County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic is offering school shots. Children entering kindergarten and the sixth grade need to get their school shots per the NC Immunization Law. Kindergarten students need a Dtap, Polio and MMR after their fourth birthday and prior to entering […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health
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CCD Interview- 5th District Congressional Candidate Josh Brannon

By Staff Democrat Josh Brannon, a 37-year-old software developer from Watauga County got almost 66% of the vote total Tuesday June 15th, in a forced run-off with perennial Winston-Salem candidate (for any and everything) Gardena Henley. Now Brannon faces off against establishment Republican candidate, Virginia Foxx, one of the GOP’s […]

City Council Begins Discussion on Employee Benefit Equality

City Council Begins Discussion on Employee Benefit Equality

By Chad Nance   The Winston-Salem City Council’s Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The majority of the business was routine such as processing demolition orders on crumbling properties and approving the name change and new charter for the Commission on Ending Homelessness*. They […]

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Community Emergency Response Team Summer 2014 Basic Training in August

By Staff   Disasters, both man-made and natural, can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. Those who receive Forsyth County Citizens Corps Council training are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services