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Virtual event emphasizes the need to vote

    Virtual event  emphasizes the need to vote

According to census data provided by the Brookings Institution, Millennials and some Gen Zs make up 37% of eligible voters, about the same share of the electorate as Baby Boomers and Pre-Boomers. To put it in simpler terms, young people have the power to shape the 2020 election. And last week several local organizations joined forces to educate young voters ahead of Election Day with a virtual forum that allowed voters to hear candidate’s views on some of the most pressing issues.

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New initiative will bridge East Winston to power structures

    New initiative will bridge East Winston to  power structures

New initiative will bridge East Winston to power structures

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Increasingly refined data can pave way for upward economic mobility

    Increasingly refined data can pave way for upward economic mobility

Increasingly refined data can pave way for upward economic mobility

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Bookmarks receives $50,000 grant from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund

    Bookmarks receives $50,000 grant from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund

Bookmarks receives $50,000 grant from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund

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State awards $47.3 million in grants and loans for local government disaster recovery

  State awards $47.3 million in grants and loans for local government disaster recovery

The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has awarded $47.3 million in grants and zero-interest loans to help communities recover after multiple hurricanes, while also building resiliency to reduce damage during future storms.

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Study on housing loss reveals few surprises for urban core

  Study on housing loss reveals few surprises for urban core

Last month representatives from New America, a think tank that focuses on a range of public policy issues, revealed findings from a study that took a closer look at evictions and mortgage foreclosures in Forsyth County. To no one’s surprise who is familiar with the area, the findings show that the communities east of Highway 52 are in dire need.

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Winston-Salem native Jelani Favors receives high praise for his book ‘Shelter in a Time of Storm’

  Winston-Salem native Jelani Favors receives high praise for his book ‘Shelter in a Time of Storm’

For his first published book, “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism,” Jelani Favors, a native of Winston-Salem, is receiving some high praise. Favors, who is a graduate of Glenn High School, is the 2020 recipient of the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Stone Book Award.

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Foundation awards $575,603 in Community Grants

  Foundation awards $575,603 in Community Grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 33 Community Grants totaling $575,603 to local nonprofits that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County. This support is made possible by donors to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds, flexible funds, and the Next Century Fund. For more information about Community Grants and future deadlines, visit wsfoundation.org/nonprofits-community-groups.

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Police promotions announced

  Police promotions announced

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 18 police officers and five non-sworn employees, including the promotion of Lieutenant Jose E. Gomez to captain.

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Winston-Salem legend Art Blevins loses battle with cancer

  Winston-Salem legend Art Blevins loses battle with cancer

Known for his kind heart and giving nature, Art Blevins impacted the lives of countless children throughout his nearly 40 years of service in the Parks and Recreation Department. After a brief fight with pancreatic cancer, Blevins passed away last week in hospice care at the age of 62.

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