Stefanie Jones

Arbor Day Program Set Friday, March 17   Recently updated !

The City of Wilson’s official Arbor Day celebration will be Friday, March 17, beginning at 3 p.m. at 1301 W. Nash Street. Mayor Bruce Rose will help with the ceremonial planting of a tree at the park. Wilson was one of the first N.C. cities to have been recognized as a Tree City USA by the […]

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: […]

Finance Department Awarded

The City of Wilson Finance Department was recognized in October for decades of excellence in financial practices and reporting. The department received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 27th consecutive year and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 29th consecutive year.

PAL Community Outreach Program grows

The Wilson Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL) hosted 28 athletic and activity camps in 2016. Bringing more than 700 children and teenagers to participate in PAL camps, programs and activities. Engaging Wilson’s youth in PAL programs begins a positive relationship with police in a non-enforcement setting. PAL is a non-profit organization that operates through […]

CLIC Award for National Leadership

The Coalition for Local Internet Choice awarded the City of Wilson the National Leadership Award for 2016. CLIC established its national awards to honor individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to the preservation and protection of local decision-making in critical broadband infrastructure matters. They selected Wilson for this award in recognition of its extraordinary leadership in bringing […]

Greenlight Brings High-Speed, Low-Cost Service To W.H.A.

Announced during Sec. Castro’s visit to Wilson in October, Greenlight and the Wilson Housing Authority entered a partnership to make broadband services available and affordable to public housing residents. Beginning in November, Greenlight began signing up residents for high-speed internet for a minimal cost. The Housing Authority agreed to provide residents with routers. Will Aycock, […]

HUD Secretary Visits Wilson

Wilson city officials and staff at the Wilson Housing Authority were excited in October to host a visit by a member of the Presidential Cabinet. Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, came to tour WHA projects, to learn about affordable housing projects in the city, and to learn about […]

Wilson Homeowners Now Save More On Flood Insurance

Wilson property owners are now qualified for hundreds of dollars of savings on flood insurance policies, thanks to an improved city rating. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently notified Mayor Bruce Rose that FEMA has now rated the city a Class 5 in its Community Rating System (CRS) for floodplain management. The new classification means […]

Whirligig Park Advances In 2016

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park should be complete by the 2017 N.C. Whirligig Festival, thanks to several developments in 2016. In March the Wilson City Council voted to invest nearly $1.3 million to complete the park. The decision was an incentive for Waukeshaw Development of Petersburg, Va., to finalize a $11.3 million plan for the […]