Stefanie Jones

Schedule changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

City of Wilson offices, including the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Wilson Transit will also not run Monday. Trash and recycling pickups normally scheduled for Monday will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 16. Tuesday routes will likewise be delayed one […]

Cold Temperatures Threaten Residential Pipes

Residents can take steps to avoid home damage, costly plumbing bills. Cold temperatures have caused broken water pipes this week at dozens of Wilson residences or businesses, a situation that could be worsened by a weekend where the temperature is not expected to top the freezing point. City officials are asking residents to take some […]

City Expands Rollout Recycling Into New Areas

City workers began distributing nearly 6,000 rollout recycling carts Monday, meaning more city residents will soon have the convenience to recycle more. The program will be adding nine pickup areas throughout the city. See the maps below. Carts will be distributed by the end of this week, but residents will either begin using them next […]

Firefighters Snuffing Kitchen Fires With New Burner Technology

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services is taking a hands-on approach this month to preventing kitchen fires at Wilson Housing Authority’s Varita Court apartment. Firefighters are arranging to install four SmartBurners in each apartment’s stove. These burners contain technology that keeps them from heating to a temperature that would cause food to combust. “It is not possible for […]

Adopt A Stream/Street Program Looking For Volunteers

The City of Wilson’s Adopt-A-Stream and Adopt-A-Street Programs Are Looking For Volunteers. By keeping our streets and streams clean of trash and yard debris we prevent storm drains and streams from clogging up as well as decrease the amount of harmful pollutants in our waterways. These programs provide citizens, businesses, clubs, and associations the opportunity […]

Wilson will receive $300,000 grant from EPA

Money will be used to evaluate ‘brownfields,’ help return land to use June 1, 2017 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it was awarding a $300,000 grant to the City of Wilson to be used to help restore deserted properties to use. The EPA grant will be used to assess “brownfield” properties […]

City of Wilson Honored For Outage Reporting Tool

Website tool proved invaluable during Hurricane Matthew The City of Wilson was recently recognized for an innovative tool on its website that allows customers to report and track outages. Earlier this month, the North Carolina City & County Communicators presented the city a first place award in its Excellence in Communications Awards’ special projects division […]

Lake Wilson Notice

The City of Wilson needs to inspect the gates and equipment at the Lake Wilson dam to ensure its long-term, safe use. During the inspection this Spring, the lake level will be lowered up to six feet to allow for a thorough inspection. The lake will be allowed to return to its normal level once […]