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Sen. Lowe honors Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke for service

    Sen. Lowe honors Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke for service

During the City Council meeting earlier this week, Sen. Paul Lowe presented Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke with a plaque honoring her decades of service to the City Council and the citizens of Winston-Salem. In other business, an amendment that would allow state and federal wildlife officers to discharge rifles for the purpose of eliminating deer within the boundaries of Smith Reynolds Airport was sent back to the Public Safety Committee for further discussion.

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Forsyth County commissioners approve $458.7 million budget

    Forsyth County commissioners approve $458.7 million budget

Forsyth County commissioners approved a $458.7 million budget that includes investments in education, public safety and human services.

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Renita Linville appointed first African American Clerk of Court

    Renita Linville appointed first African American Clerk of Court

Attorney Renita Thompkins Linville will fill the vacancy left by Forsyth County Clerk of Court Susan Frye, making her the first African American to hold the position.

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Elizabeth’s Pizza no longer interested in Union Station

    Elizabeth’s Pizza no longer interested in Union Station

A little over a year after the Winston-Salem City Council approved a lease for Elizabeth’s Pizza to lease space in the newly renovated Union Station, the family-owned restaurant chain decided to pull out of the deal.

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Young Democrats of Forsyth County bridge WSSU and WFU

  Young Democrats of Forsyth County bridge WSSU and WFU

On Saturday, April 27, the Young Democrats of Forsyth County (YDFC) hosted its second Breakfast Club Brunch at the C.G. O’Kelly Library on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.

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County approves $600,000 for purchase of Budget Inn

  County approves $600,000 for purchase of Budget Inn

Discussions on redeveloping the four-acre property into a 60-unit apartment building have been going on for a few years.

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Cashing in on downtown’s growth

  Cashing in on downtown’s growth

With recent investments in infrastructure and attractions that draw people from across the city and Forsyth County, the city’s best kept secret just may be the Southeast Ward.

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Forsyth County volunteers are recognized for their outstanding service

  Forsyth County volunteers are recognized for their outstanding service

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, in partnership with the United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, and The Winston-Salem Journal, recently presented the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards to 15 recipients from across Forsyth County. 

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Montgomery aims to help those with little means

  Montgomery aims to help those with little means

Earlier this week, North Carolina State Rep. Derwin L. Montgomery filed three bills aimed at helping those with little means in N.C. HB 906, HB 907 and HB 909 are directed toward changing policy to help individuals struggling economically in N.C.

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City Council approves Emerging Capital Needs Program

  City Council approves Emerging Capital Needs Program

During a meeting on Monday, April 16, the Winston-Salem City Council voted to approve $3 million for the construction of a brand new Belview Community Center. The funds for the new community center is part of the council’s newly adopted Emerging Capital Needs Program which is designed to address the needs of the city that were presented by the mayor and city council earlier this year.

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