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Home ownership program celebrates its 40th class and first business graduate

Published by Todd Luck / January 23, 2019

Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) and Forsyth County Community and Economic Development celebrated 16 new graduates last week in the New Century IDA financial literacy program that helps participants buy a home or grow their business.

Department of Social Services

February food stamp benefits to be issued January 20 due to shutdown

Published by Victor Isler / January 18, 2019

Food and Nutrition Services funds for the month of February will be issued on Jan. 20. They are not bonus or additional for January, but are the allocation for February. No more FNS funds will be issued until federal funding is authorized or the federal shutdown is resolved.

Commissioners and Manager

Commissioners attend NCACC Legislative Goals Conference and meet with local lawmakers

Published by Todd Luck / January 17, 2019

Last week, Forsyth County Commissioners attended the Legislative Goals Conference for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) in Raleigh.

Public Health

Minority Diabetes Prevention Program Expands

Published by Todd Luck / January 17, 2019

The North Carolina Minority Diabetes Prevention Program (NC MDPP) is starting more local cohorts to help people reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, including a new one at Winston-Salem State University.

Tax Administration


Published by Betty Vetter / January 16, 2019

NOTICE is hereby given that the 2018 Board of Equalization and Review will have its final meeting on Thursday February 21st, 2019 starting at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Equalization and Review room, located on the first floor of the Forsyth County Government Center, 201 North Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Commissioners and Manager

An Invitation to Provide Invocations Before Meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

Published by Ashleigh Sloop / January 16, 2019

The religious leaders or chosen leaders of any assembly that periodically and regularly meets in Forsyth County for the purpose of worshiping or discussing their religious perspectives are invited to offer an invocation before a meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

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