Volunteers Needed for Roots Day
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is looking for volunteers to assist with Community Roots Day, which will be held Oct. 21. From 9 a.m. to noon volunteers will help plant over 400 trees in the Atwood Acres neighborhood. The first 250 volunteers will receive free T-shirts and hats and all volunteers get a free lunch. SIGN UP
Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University
The city is accepting applications for the next class of "City of Winston-Salem University," to be held for 12 weeks starting Feb. 1, 2018. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city's role in the community. The application deadline is Dec. 29. READ MORE
Nominations Open for Community Appearance Awards
The Community Appearance Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Community Appearance Awards. Nominations should be made for places, projects or individuals in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that contribute positively to our community's appearance. Nominations must be received by Oct. 6, 2017. More information and a nomination form are available at the Community Appearance Commission website at CityofWS.org/CAC.
Historic Marker for 14th Street School Unveiled
A local historic marker commemorating the 14th Street School was unveiled Sept. 16 at 1215 N. Cameron Ave. The original school building, completed in 1924 to serve African American residents, was built in the Classical Revival style and was four stories high, making it a landmark in the thriving African-American neighborhood along East 14th Street. Additions doubled its size and by the late 1930s the school had more than 40 teachers serving more than 1,100 students. The school closed in 1973 and the building was used as offices for the school system until it was demolished in 1977.
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