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Early voting discussion begins

    Early voting discussion begins

Voters will see touch screen machines return for early voting, but the Forsyth County Board of Elections (BOE) has yet to determine when and where that will be. The BOE

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County restricts metal siding on stores

    County restricts metal siding on stores

Forsyth County commissioners voted on numerous items during its meeting last week, including new zoning standards that restrict metal siding on stores. The zoning change, which was also approved by

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W-S gets 2 new assistant city managers

    W-S gets 2 new assistant city managers

City Manager Lee Garrity has announced the appointments of Damon Dequenne and Evan Raleigh as assistant city managers, effective Monday, July 2. Dequenne (pronounced deh-cane) currently is the deputy director

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Forsyth County pursuing Work Ready status

    Forsyth County pursuing Work Ready status

There is a movement to achieve ACT Work Ready Community certification for Forsyth County that’ll help align local education and training with the skills employers need in the workforce.

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City passes budget

  City passes budget

The Winston-Salem City Council passed its $530 million budget with no tax increase on Monday, June 18, with a commitment to raise the minimum wage for city workers to $15 by 2021.

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Governor gets education bill to help low-income students

  Governor gets education bill to help low-income students

The North Carolina House of Representatives gave final legislative approval on Thursday, June 14, to a bill that ensures low-income students have access to advanced courses. 

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Assistant City Managers Paige, Turner retiring

  Assistant City Managers Paige, Turner retiring

The City of Winston-Salem is in a time of transition as Assistant City Managers Derwick Paige and Greg Turner will both be retiring at the end of the month.

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County passes budget tied to voter-approved sales tax

  County passes budget tied to voter-approved sales tax

The county commissioners unanimously passed a $426.3 million budget with no property tax increase last week with plans to put

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Nonprofits appeal for city funding in budget

  Nonprofits appeal for city funding in budget

With the city voting on its budget on Monday, many nonprofits used last week’s budget hearing for a last minute

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DSS-Public Health consolidation takes shape as vote nears

  DSS-Public Health consolidation takes shape as vote nears

With the public hearing and vote on consolidating the Social Services and Public Health departments on June 21, the county

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