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.
Local organizations have donated approximately 52 turkey meals to the Forsyth County Department of Social Services to distribute to families receiving child welfare services and other DSS clients in need this Thanksgiving.
Forsyth County Department of Social Services (FCDSS) is delivering Christmas early with the help of 34 sponsors who donated presents to make sure 250 youth in the agency’s custody receive gifts this year.
The consultant who is conducting our Community Survey on county services is currently sending out follow-up emails and texts to those who received the survey.