Applications Deadline for YouthBuild Extended to July 11
The deadline to apply for YouthBuild Winston-Salem has been extended to July 11. YouthBuild Winston-Salem is a six-month program that offers eligible high school dropouts the opportunity to get paid while they earn their GED and receive occupational training. A link to the application form is posted at CityofWS.org/YouthBuild.
To be eligible, applicants must be a high school dropout without a GED and be between 18 and 24 years old on the date of enrollment. Applicants must also meet at least one of these requirements: live in a low-income household, be a current or former foster youth, be the child of an incarcerated parent, or be a youth or adult offender. READ MORE
Free Lego Movie Screening at Oak Summit Park
"The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" will be shown July 20 at Oak Summit Park, 370 Oak Summit Road, as part of the city's free "Movies in the Park" series. A food truck will be on site and pre-movie activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Also showing this summer is "Ralph Breaks the Internet" on Aug. 17 at Parkland Park.
Stream Restoration & Stormwater Closes Portions of Washington Park
Portions of Washington Park have been fenced off to restore severely eroded creek banks along a tributary to Salem Creek and to create a vegetated bioretention cell to filter runoff from the dog park.
The ball fields, playground, picnic shelter and parking lot off Broad Street will remain open. The dog park has been temporarily to relocate fencing and install the bioretention cell. A portion of the Salem Creek Greenway will be closed at a later time to replace a culvert under the greenway for the tributary. READ MORE
Senatorial Statement Honors Mayor Pro Tempore Burke
A Sentatorial Statement honoring Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke for her service to Winston-Salem was read June 12 into the record of the N.C. Senate. The statement was submitted by N.C. Sen. Paul A. Lowe Jr. and cites her many years of civic and community involvement. READ MORE
Public Meeting Room Named in Honor of Arnold King
The Public Meeting Room on the fifth floor of the Stuart Municipal Building has been named in honor of Arnold G. King, who served on the City-County Planning Board for 19 years before stepping down earlier this year. King served on the Planning Board from February 2000 to April 2019 and as board chairman from July 2003 to April 2019. He is the longest-serving member of the Planning Board and its second-longest serving chairman. During his tenure King compiled an unequaled record of perfect attendance.
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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks