Dec. 5 - 11 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week. State and local officials are joining Governor Roy Cooper encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.
Low-income city residents behind on their rent or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic can still seek assistance through Forsyth County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program now that the city has successfully completed its version of the federally funded program and helped more than 2,500 households.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution for their meeting schedule in 2022.
On November 29, 2021, at 5 pm, the North Carolina Forestry Service issued a burning ban for all North Carolina counties. This burn ban includes all open burning and cancels all burn permits until further notice.
The Forsyth County Department of Social Services has been awarded $659,455 of NC Department of Health and Human Services’ $38 million in federal funding to establish a new water assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that Forsyth County has experienced at least six earthquakes since Sunday, Nov. 21, prompting officials with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management to remind the public to be prepared for all emergencies, including earthquakes.