YouthBuild Winston-Salem to Hold Information Sessions
YouthBuild Winston-Salem, a job-training program that gives eligible high school dropouts a chance to get their life back on track, will hold information and application sessions this month at nine city recreation centers. YouthBuild Winston-Salem is a six-month program in which participants get paid while they earn their GED and receive various occupational training.
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, have a disability, be the child of an incarcerated parent, be a youth or adult offender, or be a migrant farm worker youth. SEE THE SCHEDULE AND READ MORE.
911 Operators Needed
Do you know someone who needs a stable, good-paying job? The Winston-Salem Police Department needs 911 operators. Candidates must be 18 or older, be a high school graduate or equivalent, type at least 25 words a minute and be able to work under pressure. Minimum starting salary is $30,6569 with extra pay for working overtime and night shifts. For more information contact the Winston Salem Police Department Recruiting Unit at 336-773-7925 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?
Forsyth County emergency management officials are encouraging residents to participate in the statewide tornado drill March 8 as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina, March 5 – 11. Participating in the drill is the best way to be prepared for severe weather that can strike in the spring and summer, says Mel Sadler, the emergency management director for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
In 2016, the National Weather Service issued 61 tornado warnings for North Carolina and recorded 16 tornadoes. There were 121 flash flood warnings issued last year and 121 incidents of flash flooding across the state, many of which were associated with Hurricane Matthew. Emergency officials recommend having a weather radio that broadcasts alerts from the National Weather Service whenever severe weather occurs. Many tornado fatalities have occurred at night when people are asleep and less likely to receive a warning without a weather radio. In addition, residents should put together an emergency supply kit and have an emergency plan so everyone knows where to go, who to call and what to do during a disaster. READ MORE
Winston Lake Golf Course Concessions Getting New Name and Make-Over
The concessions area at Winston Lake Golf Course is getting new furniture, additional TVs, a new menu and a new name -- Mulligan’s Bar & Grill -- as part of a new concessions contract awarded to Thunderbirds Food and Beverage.
The make-over should be completed before the start of the golf season. A “soft” opening is scheduled for March 10. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to sundown Friday through Sunday through Memorial Day, after which it will be open every day that the course is open through Labor Day. READ MORE
Winston-Salem Recognized for Sustainability Leadership
Winston-Salem’s efforts to promote sustainability have been recognized by STAR Communities, which has designated the city a 3 STAR Community for national leadership in sustainability. STAR Communities is a national non-profit that promotes and evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. Winston-Salem is the second city in North Carolina to be certified through the STAR Community Rating System, along with Raleigh. READ MORE
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