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Finance Committee approves land sale for new Ashley

    Finance Committee approves land sale for new Ashley

Finance Committee approves land sale for new Ashley. Mayor Pro Tempore Burke raises concerns about sale, failed development in the past

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N.C. Supreme Court held in Forsyth County

    N.C. Supreme Court held in Forsyth County

In celebration of the court’s bicentennial anniversary, last week, the Forsyth County Courthouse played host to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

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Board of Elections approves WSSU as early voting site

    Board of Elections approves WSSU as early voting site

After being left off the list of early voting sites for nearly a decade, earlier this week the Forsyth County Board of Elections unanimously approved Winston-Salem State University as an

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Young Democrats, Wake Law School hold gun violence forum

    Young Democrats, Wake Law School hold gun violence forum

Young Democrats of Forsyth County recently held a forum on gun violence. Speakers were Jon McLamb, Corey McCann and Tracy Scales who spoke about gun laws, community activism and the impact that gun violence has on families.

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Transparency concerns raised during voting-machine demonstration

  Transparency concerns raised during voting-machine demonstration

Last week citizens in Forsyth County had the opportunity to listen to representatives from the companies vying for the contract from the N.C. State Board of Elections.

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Supreme Court judge adds author to list of accomplishments

  Supreme Court judge adds author to list of accomplishments

North Carolina Supreme Court Judge Mark A. Davis will be able to add published author to his list of accomplishments next month when his book, “A Warren Court of Our Own: The Exum Court and the Expansion of Individual Rights in North Carolina,” is officially available for purchase. 

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Public speaks on possible quarter-cent tax increase

  Public speaks on possible quarter-cent tax increase

For the first time since the decision to levy a quarter-cent sales tax was presented by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, last week the public had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the levy that is intended to be used to increase teacher pay across the local school district. 

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Chief Justice Cheri Beasley visits students at Mineral Springs

  Chief Justice Cheri Beasley visits students at Mineral Springs

Earlier this week, North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley spent time with students from Mineral Springs Elementary and Middle Schools.

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Quarter-cent tax increase in limbo, County Commissioners expected to vote this month

  Quarter-cent tax increase in limbo, County Commissioners expected to vote this month

Sometime this month the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will make a decision on a motion to include a quarter-cent sales tax increase on the ballot in 2020. The capital acquired from the tax increase is expected to be used to increase local teachers’ supplements.

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Burke leads rifle initiative at Smith Reynolds Airport

  Burke leads rifle initiative at Smith Reynolds Airport

After it was sent back to the public safety committee for discussion earlier this summer, the Winston-Salem City Council has approved an amendment that will allow wildlife officers to discharge rifles to shoot deer within the boundaries of Smith Reynolds Airport. 

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