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CCD Interview- 5th District Congressional Candidate Josh Brannon

By Staff Democrat Josh Brannon, a 37-year-old software developer from Watauga County got almost 66% of the vote total Tuesday June 15th, in a forced run-off with perennial Winston-Salem candidate (for any and everything) Gardena Henley. Now Brannon faces off against establishment Republican candidate, Virginia Foxx, one of the GOP’s […]

City Council Begins Discussion on Employee Benefit Equality

City Council Begins Discussion on Employee Benefit Equality

By Chad Nance   The Winston-Salem City Council’s Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The majority of the business was routine such as processing demolition orders on crumbling properties and approving the name change and new charter for the Commission on Ending Homelessness*. They […]

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Community Emergency Response Team Summer 2014 Basic Training in August

By Staff   Disasters, both man-made and natural, can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. Those who receive Forsyth County Citizens Corps Council training are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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Forsyth County Looking for Volunteers to Serve

By Staff   Forsyth County is not just operated by staff or politicians… our community requires all of us to come together to make it a livable and sustainable home. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will consider the following volunteer board appointments at their regular scheduled meeting on August […]

by · July 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
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CCD Op-Ed – City Requirement for Door to Door Salesperson Licence Exempts Newspapers

By Richard Dietz On June 26, in McCullen v. Coakley, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law requiring pro-life activists to stay outside a 35-foot “buffer zone” around abortion clinics. Although the outcome of this landmark First Amendment ruling was unanimous, the justices were deeply divided in […]

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North Carolina Lawmakers Just Can’t Say “Gay”

By Chad Nance On Thursday House lawmakers approved an amendment to a charter school modification bill that bars discrimination against students. The amendment was introduced by Rep. Nathan Ramsey(NC-115) and was passed two days after another non-discrimination amendment was tabled after Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam stated on the House floor that […]

by · June 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services
Door to Door Salesman Required to Display Licence as of July 1st

Door to Door Salesman Required to Display Licence as of July 1st

By Staff   Door-to-door salesmen will have to have a solicitation license and display a City of Winston-Salem issued photo identification under a new city law that takes effect July 1. Exempt from the license and ID requirement are solicitors for charities, religious groups, schools, non-profit groups such as Boy […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Government Services
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Moral Movement Now Headed to Winston-Salem on July 7th- Photo Essay

  By Chad Nance Photos by Carissa Joines “At present I would prefer not to be a little reasonable,’ was his mildly cadaverous reply.” – Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener The North Carolina Legislature does its business behind massive doors covered in gold leaf. During the Moral Monday demonstration on […]

Public Information Meeting on Cell Towers to be Held Thursday June 26

Public Information Meeting on Cell Towers to be Held Thursday June 26

By Staff City representatives will hold an informational meeting Thursday, June 26, to explain the process the city must follow when considering special use permits for cell towers. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Bolton Home & Garden Building at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Enter […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services

Interruption of Forsyth Co Tax Payment Services Beginning June 30th

By Staff     The Forsyth County Tax Administration has announced that they will begin its tax software conversion on July 1st. On Tuesday July 1, 2014, an interruption in property tax collection and payment services is anticipated. The interruption could continue through July 14th, 2014. Forsyth County Tax Administration is […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services