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Fifth Annual “Geek-A-Thon” to refurbish and award computers to local students

Published by Todd Luck / October 8, 2019

WinstonNet, Wells Fargo and the Kramden Institute will award more than 100 computers to students from Forsyth County schools without access to a working home computer on Saturday, October 12.

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Walk a Mile to Save Our Babies brings awareness to infant mortality

Published by Todd Luck / October 7, 2019

A long line of participants pushed 43 empty baby strollers through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem on September 19 to bring awareness to infant mortality in Forsyth County during the 10th Annual Walk a Mile to Save Our Babies Event.


Cooperative Extension

Forsyth County Farm City Photo Contest

Published by April Bowman / September 30, 2019

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center is holding a Farm City Photo Contest through October 1, 2020. Submit your best farm photos from Forsyth County, NC for competition.

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Commissioners place quarter-cent sales tax for education on March ballot

Published by Todd Luck / September 27, 2019

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to place a referendum for a quarter-cent county sales tax to fund education on the ballot for the March 3, 2020 primary. If approved by voters, this will provide an estimated $13 million annually for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.


Cooperative Extension

How to become an urban farmer in Winston Salem

Published by Tembila Covington / September 23, 2019

NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center offers a 12 week Urban Farm School market garden class each March. A free information session on the program is scheduled for October 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30.

Cooperative Extension

Soil Contaminants: Know Before You Grow!

Published by Megan Gregory / September 23, 2019

Gardening has many health benefits, including access to fresh, nutritious produce, physical activity, and stress reduction. But before you dig into the soil, dig into the history of the site to learn if you need to test for soil contaminants, and take precautions to minimize gardeners’ exposure to any health hazards from past land use.

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