Stefanie Jones

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 […]

Hurricane Season Is A Good Time To Consider Flood Insurance

Most homeowners’ policies do not cover water damage caused by storms Wilson residents may want to review their homeowners or rental insurance policies as the 2017 hurricane season has begun unusually early and active. In June, many southeastern states including North Carolina received soaking rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. The storm caused […]

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 […]

Parks & Rec Community Survey Announcement

The Wilson Parks & Recreation Department is developing a Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to guide future decision making for parks and recreation programs and facilities. A web-based survey is being conducted to collect relevant information regarding parks and recreation programs and facilities over the coming weeks. The survey covers many recreation questions including: […]