Resources

Want to find out when the best time is to go leaf watching (ie. the fireworks of Fall) in Winston-Salem? Or maybe you’re just wondering when bulk pickup day is or what the city will pick up as far as recycling goes? Our resources category should have what you need. If not, please don’t hesitate to ask us for it!

Zagster: Bike Share Comes To Winston-Salem

Zagster Bike Share on street

Winston-Salem has joined the ranks of many cities and universities around the country by adding a bike share system to our urban environment. This system, known as Zagster, provides an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to rent bikes to use around town. Let’s jump on and learn more about this new fun local adventure…

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GED, Computer and Job Training Programs

Person typing on computer

Today’s job market is tougher than ever, especially for those without the high-tech skills employers are often seeking in the current economy. In Part 3 of our Helping Hands series, we have compiled a list of the local resources that are available for people who are seeking a little step up towards gaining their GED and/or the specific job training or computer skills needed to become a better candidate for work in our local market…

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Soup Kitchens & Food Pantries in Winston-Salem

Woman feeding homeless person: Food, Soup Kitchens & Pantries in Winston-Salem

Resources for the hungry people in our community are never enough but it is good to see so many contributing to feed those who are in need in our community. This is the second post in our Winston-Salem Helping Hands series. We hope it will help you get back on your feet or gain a better idea of the services available in our area. Perhaps, you may even discover a new opportunity to give back to our community via volunteer hours or donations…

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Homeless Shelters in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston Salem Rescue Mission

While we have made some progress, there is still a long way to go, as a 2015 survey of the homeless in our city counted more than 1,700 individuals living on the streets of and in shelters in Winston-Salem. The following organizations work to meet immediate needs for temporary housing…

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Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule 2019

Raking Fall Leaves

Collection is performed in three rounds by city quadrant in a clockwise direction beginning in the southern quadrant of Winston-Salem, west of U.S. 52 and south of I-40. Collection will then proceed clockwise each week by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each quadrant…

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Why You Love Winston-Salem

We asked our readers via our Facebook and Twitter pages what they love most about Winston-Salem. We know you love it or you would not be a part of our community but getting to the why people choose to live and stay here is the heart of this question. Read the responses so far and we invite you to share your own. We would love to hear from each and every one of you!

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Shop Our New MyWinston-Salem.com Store

You’ve asked, we delivered! The new MyWS online store is now here! Show everyone around town how much you love Winston-Salem with a little My Winston-Salem pride. We are now offering shirts, mugs, stickers, hats and more for sale via CafePress.

Perfect for gifts for your family, neighborhood block party, a local event or just because you love Winston-Salem (and we don’t blame you). And, if there is something you’re dying to see, let us know, we are always up for your ideas. But, why wait, start shopping today…

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Project Pearl: A (Camera) Angle On Pet Adoption

Project Pearl

Project Pearl is a non-profit pet adoption advocate organization in Winston-Salem, NC, that partners with Forsyth County Animal Control to support animal adoptions. The organization began in 2011 when Melissa Ball and Fowler Ruffin were inspired by a shelter dog named Pearl. Pearl had been waiting to be adopted for a long time. Melissa and …

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