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City Edition August 2019
  • City Unveils Memorial Walk of Fame
  • Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday
  • Organizations Should Account for Upcoming Hanes Park Centennial Celebration
  • Free Movie at Parkland Park Aug. 17
  • City Wins Employee Safety Awards from N.C. Department of Labor

Walk of Fame Unveiling Ceremony

City Unveils Memorial Walk of Fame

The city unveiled the new Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center during a ceremony July 26. Inaugural honorees are The "5" Royales (musicians and recording artists), John Iuele (musician and conductor), Larry Leon Hamlin (actor, director, playwright and theatre producer), R. Philip Hanes Jr. (arts patron and philanthropist), William S. Scales (film producer, theater owner & impresario), Chris Murrell (singer and recording artist), Robert L. Wise Sr. (radio evangelist), Doris Pardington (director and theatre company manager), John Henry Heath, (singer and actor) and Norman Johnson (musician, conductor and opera director). The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribution in music, dance, theater, writing, visual arts, motion pictures, television, or radio. Honorees lived in Winston-Salem for at least five years, exhibited sustained excellence in their field for at least five years and made distinguished contributions to the community. Each honoree is recognized with a brass medallion embedded in the sidewalk outside the convention center. READ MORE. VIEW PHOTOS.

Organizations Should Account for Upcoming Hanes Park Centennial Celebration

Running clubs, civic organizations and other community groups that use Hanes Park should note that the city will be holding a Hanes Park centennial celebration in the park on Saturday, Sept. 7. The celebration is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will affect access to the track, the track infield and the area between the track and Northwest Boulevard. Details about the centennial celebration will be announced in August. For more information contact Kemona McCarter at

Hanes Park Centennial logo

Collection Changes for Labor Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email, through, or with the CityLink 311 mobile application, for processing the next day.

All yard-waste and recycling collections for the week of Sept. 2 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. There will be no change in garbage collections. For more information call CityLink 311.

Free Movie at Parkland Park Aug. 17

A free showing of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" will be held Saturday night, Aug. 17, at Parkland Park, 1660 Brewer Road, as final installment of the 2019 "WePLAY Movies in the Park" series. A food truck will be on site and pre-movie activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. The movie series is sponsored by Recreation and Parks, Community Development and the Winston-Salem Police Department. For more information call CityLink 311.

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

City departments and facilities received 32 gold and 11 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 2018, 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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For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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