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Is that a Cottonmouth? No, not around here!

Published by Phyllis B. Smith / June 14, 2019

Yes, it’s a watersnake, and yes, it often displays a nasty temperament, but it’s not a cottonmouth. This nonvenomous watersnake is a common resident of aquatic habitats throughout the Piedmont, Mountains and parts of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Click on the picture to learn more.

Board of Elections

Forsyth County Board of Elections to Conduct Educational Seminar on Voter ID Requirement

Published by T. Tsujii / June 13, 2019

The Forsyth County Board of Elections will hold educational seminars about voter photo identification requirements at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1, at the Forsyth County Board of Elections office, 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.


Cooperative Extension

Community Garden Directory Update! Garden leaders, please submit updates by July 1, 2019!

Published by Megan Gregory / June 13, 2019

Forsyth Community Gardening is updating our Map & Directory, and we need your help! We ask that ALL community gardens please take a few minutes to submit an updated Directory entry online between June 15, 2019 – July 1, 2019.

Forsyth County

WinstonNet Receives $50,000 From Wells Fargo for New Computer Lab Wi-Fi

Published by Todd Luck / June 12, 2019

WinstonNet received $50,000 from Wells Fargo to replace the Wi-Fi in all 25 of its labs in Winston-Salem.


Forsyth County

NCDOT looking for input on street paving needs

Published by Todd Luck / June 7, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is looking for public feedback on which state maintained roads should be included in its 2020 paving season.

Cooperative Extension

Is it a Worm, or is it a Snake?

Published by Phyllis Smith / June 7, 2019

As one of our smallest snakes, the worm snake is often mistaken for its namesake. Like an earthworm, it never bites, so go ahead and take a closer look before it quickly wiggles away. Click on the photo to find out how to know if you’re seeing a shiny reptile as opposed to a slimy worm.

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