Government Services

Memorial Day Causes Changes to Waste and Recycling Pickup

Memorial Day Causes Changes to Waste and Recycling Pickup

By Staff City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. This has forced changes to a number of government services in the Winston-Salem area.

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Mayor Allen Joines Seeking New Boards and Commissions Members

By Staff Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving on the following boards and commissions: Emergency Management Advisory Council Public Assembly Facilities Commission Human Relations Commission Loan Committee Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise Advisory Committee Recreation and Parks Commission Sister Cities Zoning Board of Adjustment The volunteer […]

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Citizens Can Now Track Progress on Bond projects Online

By Staff   The city of Winston-Salem has activated a new web feature that allows citizens to track progress on the projects approved in the November bond referendum.  A web address, 2014Bonds.CityofWS.org, has been created to take citizens directly to the bond tracker page, where they can get details on […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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County Commission Approves Increase in Utility Rates

By Staff The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission approved on May 11th a 5 percent increase in sewer rates and a $1.85 increase in the bimonthly base charge for water and sewer service for the average customer. Water rates for most customers would remain unchanged, however the commission approved a 9 percent […]

by · May 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
Winston-Salem Transit Authority Proposes Bus Route Changes

Winston-Salem Transit Authority Proposes Bus Route Changes

By Staff The Winston-Salem Transit Authority has proposed series of changes to current bus routes across the city, and to the Trans-AID reservation process. The city will be hosting a series of open forums to discuss these new initiatives.

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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City Holding Neighborhood Association & Neighborhood Watch Recruitment Fair

By Staff   The city of Winston-Salem will hold a special recruitment fair Saturday, May 16, to encourage city residents to form neighborhood associations and Neighborhood Watch groups, and to help residents join existing organizations. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 pm at the Neal Bolton […]

by · May 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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The NC Legislature Considers Gun Deregulation Legislation – No Background Check, No problem

By Chad Nance “Twenty-two automatic on my person Got my hand in my pocket and my finger’s on the trigger My posse’s gettin’ big and my posse’s gettin’ bigger” -The Beastie Boys   Par for the course in Raleigh, legislation that made it through crossover is now being changed on […]

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Winston-Salem Celebrates National Bike Month with Activities throughout May

By Staff Winston-Salem will celebrate National Bike Month in May with organized bike rides, farmers market promotions, an animated film, learning opportunities, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and a new event, Walk & Roll Winston-Salem. Bike Month kicks off May 1 with a Bike & Lunch event sponsored by Inmar and […]

City Government Details Improper Recycling Cart Usage (video)

City Government Details Improper Recycling Cart Usage (video)

By Michael A. Wiseman Recently, the Winston-Salem City Council approved a policy that would see recycling carts removed from citizens who repeatedly abuse the privilege. After three violations, the sanitation director has approval to remove the cart. To help citizens understand this new policy, the city created a video detailing […]

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McCrory Appoints Winston-Salem Businessman Lyons Gray to Utilities Commission

By Staff   On Tuesday Governor Pat McCrory announced that he is nominating Revenue Secretary and Winston-Salem businessman Lyons Gray to the controversial North Carolina Utilities Commission. “In Lyons Gray, the people of North Carolina will be represented by a man who brings a wealth of real-world experience and compassion to […]

by · April 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Downtown, Government Services