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City Edition July 2018
  • Police Unveil "Operation Sweet Reads" Truck
  • Old Salem Road Closing for Storm Drain Pipe Replacement
  • Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Clock Tower Named for Tom Fredericks
  • Damon Dequenne and Evan Raleigh Appointed Assistant City Managers
  • Winston-Salem Wins Two Telly Awards
  • City Wins 2017 Employee Safety Awards from N.C. Department of Labor

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Police Unveil "Operation Sweet Reads" Truck

The Winston-Salem Police Foundation and the Winston-Salem Police Department unveiled the department’s new "Operation Sweet Reads" community outreach vehicle during a ceremony June 21 in the Benton Convention Center. The Sweet Reads truck, which the foundation is donating to the Police Department, will go through neighborhoods in Winston-Salem to engage local children with ice cream and books, helping build relationships between children and local officers while at the same time promoting literacy and education. READ MORE

Old Salem Road Closing for Storm Drain Pipe Replacement

Old Salem Road will be closed to all traffic between Academy Street and the round-about at Salem Avenue at 8 a.m. Monday, July 9 to allow contractors to excavate and replace a storm drain pipe. Work could be completed and the road reopened by July 23, however, it could take longer depending on the weather and other factors. A detour will be posted. The work is part of the infrastructure improvements for Old Salem that include streets, sidewalks and trees, storm-water drainage and water and sewer lines. For more information call CityLink 311.

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Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Clock Tower Named for Tom Fredericks

The clock tower at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds has been renamed in honor of Thomas W. Fredericks, a retired assistant city manager who served the citizens of Winston-Salem for 32 years. Fredericks, who retired in 2004, had oversight of a number of significant projects that improved city services and the quality of life, among them the planning, design and construction of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Fairgrounds Annex, replacement of the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, and modernization and restoration of Winston-Salem’s historic City Hall and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fredericks also supervised the creation and implementation of a master plan for the fairgrounds that resulted in construction of the Education Building, the plaza and gazebo, entrance gateways and the fairgrounds' iconic clock tower. In recognition of Frederick’s contributions to the fairgrounds and the city at large, the City Council voted to name the clock tower in his honor.

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Damon Dequenne and Evan Raleigh Appointed Assistant City Managers

City Manager Lee Garrity has appointed Damon Dequenne and Evan Raleigh as assistant city managers, succeeding Derwick Paige and Greg Turner, who retired June 30. Dequenne (pronounced deh-cane) previously the deputy director for the City-County Utilities Division, will oversee the Office of Emergency Management, the Utilities and Engineering divisions, and the Fire, Planning and Development Services, and Transportation departments. Raleigh, previously the director of business inclusion and advancement, is responsible for economic development, business inclusion and advancement, human relations, workforce development, CityLink, intergovernmental relations, community assistance, and the Mayor’s Poverty Thought Force. READ MORE

Winston-Salem Wins Two Telly Awards

A WSTV public awareness video about domestic violence and a short promotional video for Winston Lake Golf Course were honored during the 39th Telly Awards for video excellence. "Domestic Violence is Never OK" received a Bronze Telly in the category of Local Television - Public Interest/Awareness. "Chip Shot Contest@Winston Lake Golf Contest" also won a Bronze Telly, in the category of Promotional Video - Aerial Photography. READ MORE

City Wins 2017 Employee Safety Awards from N.C. Department of Labor

City departments and facilities received 42 gold and seven silver awards in the N.C. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employees that achieved and maintained good safety records during 2017, and maintained accurate records for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To qualify for an annual safety award, a city department or facility must have had no fatalities during the calendar year at the site or location for which the award was given and have maintained an injury and illness rate at least 50 percent below the national average for its particular industry group. READ MORE

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