Government Services

Forsyth County Health Officials Encourage Parents to Get Their Child’s School Immunizations Now

Forsyth County Health Officials Encourage Parents to Get Their Child’s School Immunizations Now

by staff The school year is winding down this week, but Forsyth County health officials want parents to think ahead to next year before summer fun kicks off. Instead of adding immunizations to the long list of things to do in the last weeks of summer vacation, health officials are […]

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City Pools Start Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Free swim lessons offered; Diving and Swim Teams at each pool by staff Bolton Pool, Parkland and Kimberley Park pools will be open for the Memorial Day weekend May 28 – 30. Bolton and Parkland will be open 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kimberley Park will be open from noon […]

by · May 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Sports
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Collection Changes for Memorial Day Holiday

from the City of Winston-Salem City offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services […]

by · May 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
State of the Community Part Two – Poverty, The Arts, and Education

State of the Community Part Two – Poverty, The Arts, and Education

By Staff This is part two of a two part series on the 2016 State of our City Report. This part covers infrastructure improvement and economic development. You can read Part 1 HERE. Income Disparity and Poverty Tommy Hickman, Vice Chair of the Winston-Salem Foundation, spoke next and provided a […]

State of the Community Part One – Infrastructure and Economic Development

State of the Community Part One – Infrastructure and Economic Development

This is part one of a two part series on the 2016 State of our City Report. This part covers infrastructure improvement and economic development.  You can read Part 2 HERE. By Staff On May 17th, a particularly rainy, spring Tuesday, Mayor Allen Joines was joined by several local leaders […]

Utility Commission Approves Rate Increases

Utility Commission Approves Rate Increases

By Staff The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission approved increases today in water and sewer rates, utility service base charges, and disposal rates at the solid waste and construction and demolition landfills for fiscal year 2016-2017. The new rates will take effect Oct. 1. The rate changes will support the commission’s […]

by · May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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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
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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