Salem Lake Pier and Boat Ramp Now Open
The fishing pier, boat ramp and main parking lot at Salem Lake have reopened, but the parking lots for the Salem Lake Trail at the Point and on Linville Road have been closed for construction of restrooms, a playground and parking lot improvements. Fishing from the bank, which had been allowed while the pier was closed to the public, will no longer be permitted. The marina office will remain closed and boat rentals will not be available. READ MORE
34th Annual National Night Out Held Aug. 1
Neighborhoods throughout Winston-Salem joined with thousands of communities nationwide on Tuesday, Aug. 1, for the 34th annual National Night Out for crime and drug prevention. From 6 to 9 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout Winston-Salem and across the nation locked their doors, turned on their outside lights and spent the evening outside with neighbors and police.
Local observance of National Night Out was officially opened at the West Salem Civic Club, 1010 Hutton St., where Mayor Allen Joines, members of the City Council, city officials, police officers, and local residents kicked off National Night Out.
Winston-Salem Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks
Winston-Salem has been awarded a $1.87 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop, implement and practice a sustainable, regional approach for responding to a coordinated terrorist attack. The competitive grant for $1,868,050 was among 29 grants totaling $35.9 million to state, regional and local governments under the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks. Winston-Salem’s was the fifth-largest grant overall and the largest awarded to a local government. READ MORE
Winston-Salem Named North Carolina’s “Tree City USA of the Year”
Winston-Salem has been named North Carolina’s Tree City USA of the Year for 2017 by the North Carolina Forest Service, in recognition of the city’s ongoing program to promote and protect its urban forest, and in particular for its efforts to educate homeowners and utilities about proper tree maintenance. Winston-Salem was selected from among the nine North Carolina municipalities that were eligible for the award by virtue of having received a Growth Award in 2016 from Tree City USA. Entries were judged for impact, quality, innovation and the degree to which the work serves as a worthy example for others to follow. READ MORE
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