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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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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 a quarter-cent county sales tax on the ballot in November.

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Carter G. Woodson, IDR among those seeking funds

    Carter G. Woodson, IDR among those seeking funds

County commissioners heard a preview of the upcoming $433.9 million budget, and requests to be added to it from organizations such as Carter G. Woodson School and Freedom Tree at

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Commissioners to vote on exploring Human Services Consolidation

    Commissioners to vote on exploring Human Services Consolidation

Forsyth County commissioners plan to vote on authorizing staff to explore consolidating the departments of Social Services and Public Health. Commissioners are tentatively set to vote on this issue on March 15.

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City bonds move forward for public comment

    City bonds move forward for public comment

The City of Winston-Salem will be holding community meetings starting March 21 on a potential $122 million in bonds that may be on the November ballot.

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Commissioners talk taxes, turnover and debt

    Commissioners talk taxes, turnover and debt

The consequences of tax reform, a county sales tax, employee turnover and enhancing Safe on Seven were some of the topics discussed during a Winter Work Session held by Forsyth County commissioners last week.

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Editorial Cartoon: Grinch Tax Cuts

    Editorial Cartoon: Grinch Tax Cuts

Editorial Cartoon by Ron Rogers

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Commentary: A lesson for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

    Commentary: A lesson for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Charlene Crowell Guest Columnist This year’s swearing-in of a new Congress and President signaled a surge of new ideas and

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Low- and moderate-income communities can use Community Development Block Grant funds

    Low- and moderate-income communities can use Community Development Block Grant funds

Chris Cox Guest Columnist Every year hundreds of states, cities and localities compete for billions of dollars in Community Block

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N.C. Senate wants to grill Cooper’s diverse Cabinet picks

    N.C. Senate wants to grill Cooper’s diverse Cabinet picks

BY CASH MICHAELS  FOR THE CHRONICLE Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper has made good on his promise to appoint a diverse

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