Government Services


RJR High School Grad Navy Petty Officer Curvy Buford Serves Aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joshua Treadwell, Navy Office of Community Outreach   A 2007 R. J. Reynolds High School graduate and Winston-Salem, native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Petty Officer 2nd Class Curvy Buford is a […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
Sanitation Collections Postponed by Winter Storm

Sanitation Collections Postponed by Winter Storm

By Staff According to the City of Winston-Salem collections for garbage, recycling and yard waste for Tuesday were canceled because of the snow. Tuesday collections are scheduled to be made up on Wednesday. Residents with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections should roll out their carts on their regular collection day. […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

Affordable Healthcare Act Deadline Extended in North Carolina

By Staff   On Friday, February 20th Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who were not able to obtain health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014.  This special enrollment […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health
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All Remaining Sanitation Collections Postponed One Day This Week

By Staff Collections for garbage, recycling and yard waste that were canceled Wednesday will be made up on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the curbside only. Thursday collections will be made on Friday, and Friday collections will be made on Saturday. Crews will not go out on their routes until mid-morning, […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

By Staff In a press conference Monday morning Governor Pat McCrory told reporters that he has issued a State of Emergency declaration ahead of a winter storm that will enter North Carolina this afternoon and is expected to hit the state with snow, sleet and freezing rain. Governor McCrory said […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

How the City of Winston-Salem Will Clear the Streets

By Staff   With serious winter weather bearing down on us the city of Winston-Salem Streets Division is preparing to get out in it and clear our byways as soon as possible. These hard-working men and women are responcible for maintaining over 1,020 miles of streets and roads in Winston-Salem. […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Government Services

New State Laws Will Change How We Handle Mopeds

By Bryan Dooley   “I think it’s particularly a distinctively American concept that resonates with American culture through biker culture. A motorcycle is an independent thing. You’re like, ‘I don’t want to ride in a car with this person. I want to be independent and ride by myself, but let’s […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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WSPD & WSFD Holding Black History Month Celebration

By Staff   The Winston-Salem Police and Fire departments will honor its retired personnel and the winners of its Black History Month coloring and essay contests during its 2nd annual Public Safety Black History Month Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Drive, […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
Captain Poplin

WSFD Fire Captain’s Family Loses Everything in Early Morning Fire – They Need Our Help

By Chad Nance This morning a terrible tragedy struck one of our friends & neighbors here in Winston-Salem who has dedicated their life and career to protecting the rest of us. In the early hours Winston-Salem Fire Captain Gary Poplin’s home burned. Captain Poplin, his wife, and their son were […]

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WSPD Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy

By Staff   Editor’s note: We had a little fun with the photo here, but the Citizens’ Police Academy is one of the best opportunities that citizens of Winston-Salem will have this year to really get to know and dialogue with our friends & neighbors with the WSPD.  Want to understand […]

by · February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services