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
wspd

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 […]

weather spotter

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
sen parmon

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 […]

zika

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
radon

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 […]