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Information About Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem is a city that has become a center for arts, culture and innovation. With Winston and Salem merging in 1913, it became4 known as the "Twin City". There is strength in unity and Winston-Salem has become a major center for technology, science, arts, finance and medicine.

Several national companies including Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and US Airways call this city "home".

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of the top teaching hospitals in the country.

Branch Bank and Trust (BB&T) has their headquarter offices in downtown Winston-Salem.

When discussing culture and numerous artistic "firsts", Winston-Salem is home to the first arts countcil in the U.S. and has created the model for art councils nationwide. It is also the site of the first state-supported arts conservatory in the country - the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The Stevens Center, located in downtown, is their primary performance space as well as the Winston-Salem Symphony and Piedmont Opera Theatre.

The downtown area is the center of the city and hosts festivals and entertainment as well as retail stores, wine shops, galleries, restaurants, entertainment venues and a brewery. Eclectic restaurants have something for every palate.

Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina and is home to six prominent colleges and universities including Salem College, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.

Sports lovers enjoy and celebrate the collegiate games as well as the minor league baseball action of the Winston-Salem Dash.