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Ask SAM: Memorial Day

Q: Since Memorial Day is almost here, can you remind your readers the proper way to fly the flag on Memorial Day? → Read More

Memorial Day closings, changes

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, May 30, the following closings, changes and activities have been announced: *Winston-Salem city offices will be closed. *Forsyth County offices will be closed. *State offices will be closed. *Federal offices will be closed. *Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will be closed. There will be no change in garbage and red week recycling collections.… → Read More

Ask SAM: | Local News

SAM is on vacation. She'll be back to answer your questions next week. → Read More

Aging Matters: Meals-On-Wheels drivers needed

Meals-On-Wheels drivers needed Senior Services needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to older adults enrolled in its Meals-on-Wheels program. There are 77 open routes available. Volunteer opportunities are flexible. Deliver any day, Monday through Friday, between 9:45 a.m. and noon, once per week, once per month, or anything in between. Safety protocols are in place with online… → Read More

Ask Amy: Mom of trans teen is worried about church

Dear Amy: I have a 17-year-old daughter who identifies as a male. → Read More

Ask SAM: Has Winston-Salem ever rationed water?

Q: Has Winston-Salem ever experienced severe drought conditions where there was water rationing? → Read More

Ask SAM: Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

It's Friday the 13th, traditionally a day when superstitious folks get even more worried than normal. → Read More

Ask Amy: Sober friend worries about friend’s enabling

Dear Amy: I am a recovering alcoholic, currently celebrating seven years of sobriety. → Read More

Aging Matters: Literacy project needs volunteers

Admission is free. Thousands of used books and other items will be available. → Read More

Ask SAM: How did Mother's Day come to be?

Mother's Day is Sunday, so we're running this answer a day early so you still have time to get Mom a gift. → Read More

Ask Amy: A writer shares, but her reader refuses

Dear Amy: I am a self-supporting working woman. → Read More

Aging Matters: Shepherd’s Center to hold annual book sale

Admission is free. Thousands of used books and other items will be available. → Read More

Ask SAM: How to find out the outcome of a trial

Q: How can I find out the outcome of a trial? → Read More

Ask SAM: Where can I take CPR/first aid classes?

Q: Do any local organizations offer free in-person CPR and first-aid training? I’d like to refresh my skills. → Read More

Silver Alerts canceled for two men in Winston-Salem

UPDATE: The Silver Alert for Thomas Ray McMillian, 19, of Winston-Salem has been canceled. → Read More

Aging Matters: ‘Welcome to Medicare’ online workshop

The session will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through computer and telephone access. → Read More

Ask Amy: Non-vaxxed neighbor considers options

Dear Amy: Occasionally, I get together with a few of my neighbors. → Read More

Ask SAM: Why are lilies a symbol of Easter?

Q: What is the story behind the Easter lily? → Read More

Good Friday closings, changes

In observance of the Good Friday holiday, April 15, the following closings and changes have been announced: → Read More

Ask SAM: How big are campaign signs allowed to be?

Q: How large can roadside signs be for political candidates? Some are quite large this year. → Read More