Government Services


Collection Changes and CityLink Staffing for Thanksgiving Holiday

By Staff City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26th and 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed on Thanksgiving Day but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
miller park

The City of Winston-Salem Wants Your Input on Miller Park Improvements

By Staff City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department is soliciting input from citizens about their priorities for improving Miller Park. Citizens can go online to give their opinions on the importance of such measures as safety, lighting, accessibility, historic preservation and more. The improvements will be part of the […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Government Services
montgomery, kersh

Mayor Announces Major New Citywide Poverty Initiative

By Staff Two days after announcing an effective end to veteran’s homelessness Winston-Salem, as a community, has taken up a new and broader challenge – poverty. 24% of the citizens of our city live at or below the Federal poverty line. Mayor Joines was joined by City Councilmember Derwin Montgomery, […]

by · October 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
mayor joines & tracy bradford

Military Veteran Homelessness is a Thing of the Past in Winston-Salem, Much Work Remains

By Staff At a press conference held Wednesday in the city council chambers, Mayor Allen Joines announced that according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Winston-Salem and Forsyth County have met the challenge of housing their homeless veterans. In a letter to Mayor Allen Joines, Executive Director Matthew Doherty […]

by · October 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Non-profits
2015 Leaf Collection Begins W-S & Kernersville

2015 Leaf Collection Begins W-S & Kernersville

By Staff City of Winston-Salem leaf collection begins Monday November 2, 2015 as will Kernersville’s. In Winston-Salem, collection will be done one quadrant at a time and working in a clockwise direction. There are three rounds of leaf collection. Check the leaf collection map for updates. You can use your […]

by · October 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Winston-Salem Getting a New Area Code Saturday

By Staff According to a press release from the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Winston-Salem residents will be among those who will see a new telephone area code after Saturday, October 24th. The NCUC will be issuing new phone numbers with a 743 area code, which will be “overlaid” here in […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

Welcome to FitForsyth- New Online Fitness Tracking Program

By Staff   The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has introduced FitForsyth, a new program and app to encourage Forsyth County to take their health and fitness seriously. FitForsyth works similarly to Step Up Forsyth and Just Walk, in that you can track your physical activity. There will be […]

by · October 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health

City of Winston-Salem Departments Make Preparations for Storm

By Staff With high winds and heavy rains expected this weekend, city and county emergency response personnel met at 9 a.m. Friday morning to coordinate their plans to respond to any storm-related emergencies this weekend. Among the steps being taken by city departments: The Streets Division has put crews on […]

by · October 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
construction industry

YouthBuild Winston-Salem Accepting Applications

By Staff YouthBuild Winston-Salem, a job-training program for high school dropouts, is accepting applications for its next class. Interested citizens can come to Belview Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to learn more about the program and receive assistance with applying. The center is located […]

by · September 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
flu shot

Free Flu Shots Available on Oct 1st

By Staff “It’s not too early,” said Acting State Health Director Dr. Megan Davies, M.D. “The last three flu seasons have begun early in North Carolina, so we don’t want people to wait too long.” According to NCDHHS, during the 2014 – 2015 season, North Carolina recorded its highest number […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services