Government Services


Police Accepting Applications for Youth Citizens’ Police Academy

By Staff The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy. This program is being offered to young men and women, ages 16 or older, who are interested in learning about the Winston-Salem Police Department or a career in law enforcement. There is no cost […]

by · April 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
we are not hb2

3rd Shift- Perverts in Raleigh Are Why We Can’t Have Nice Things… Winston-Salem Says No to HB2… The Current State of Shame… The Next Episode…

By Chad Nance Photos by Edie Joines “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” ― Michael Crichton “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” ― Lord Byron “Some men […]

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Winston-Salem Emergency Management Offering Severe Weather Spotter Training

By Staff The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are sponsoring Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training on Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Rural Hall Branch Library, 7125 Broad Street. The training will include how and why buildings fail in high winds; […]

by · April 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Weather
Fairgrounds Skate Park Holding Grand Opening April 2

Fairgrounds Skate Park Holding Grand Opening April 2

By Staff City officials will hold a grand opening for the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Skate Park at 11am Saturday, April 2. A short ceremony will be held, after which the park will be turned over to skaters. The first 24 skaters with appropriate safety gear (helmet, elbow pads and knee pads) […]

by · April 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Third Shift… Goodbye Senator Parmon

By Chad Nance “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner Legacy is a concept that we never truly get a handle on until the clock really begins to tick loudly. It is that moment when we notice that each second seems to pulse by faster and […]


State Health Officials Encourage Ongoing Awareness of Travel Recommendations

By Staff State officials continue to encourage awareness of travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they pertain to Zika virus. There are five travel-related cases of Zika virus confirmed in North Carolina, and North Carolinians are encouraged to stay informed of the risk of Zika […]

by · March 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

Free Radon Testing Kits Available Across the State

By Staff The NC Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging North Carolinians to test their homes for radon. Officials are distributing free radon test kits through county health departments. This year marked the first year all 100 counties are participating in the NC Radon Program, administered by the […]

bulk pickup

Bulky Item Collection Returning Febuary 29th

By Staff The city’s annual bulky item pick-up will begin Feb. 29. Through Sept. 2nd, crews will go through the city street by street, collecting bulky items that garbage crews cannot accept. Furniture, mattresses, appliances, grills, carpet, old toys, and lawn furniture can all be set out. The city cannot […]

by · February 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
leaf compost

Free Leaf Compost Available- New Distribution Process Announced by City

By Staff The city of Winston-Salem is offering free leaf compost March 25-26 and April 2 and 9 for as long as supplies last. Compost will be loaded on all days between 8am. and 3pm at the Forum 52 Yard Waste Facility, 180 Northstar Drive, Rural Hall (in the Forum […]

by · February 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
dental health

Forsyth Co Department of Public Health Offers Comprehensive Community Dental Services

By Department of Public Health Maintaining your teeth isn’t just about a good smile – it’s important for your overall health! Keeping up with preventive measures like cleanings and x-rays, along with getting treatment for dental problems you experience, can prevent harmful infections and crippling pain. In order to encourage […]

by · February 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services