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City Council approves 2017-18 budget   Recently updated !

June 16, 2017 Electric rates decrease four percent; property tax rate stable Wilson’s property tax rate will stay the same in the 2017-18 budget, yet Wilson Energy customers will save through a four percent electric rate decrease. The Wilson City Council approved the budget during its meeting on June 15. A public hearing was held […]


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 […]


National Public Works Week | May 21-28

This week we are celebrating Public Works Week, highlighting the public works employees who keep the city running smoothly. Public works departments include environmental services, transportation, fleet maintenance, streets, engineering and traffic. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to communities and to the health, safety and well-being of the […]


Wilson Flooding and Road Closures

There is heavy traffic in Wilson today caused by the 264 detour. Highway 264 is closed in both directions from NC 42 to Highway 58 and all of that traffic is being routed through Wilson. All traffic is being detoured off of US 264 onto NC Hwy 58/Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, around Ward Blvd, […]


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 […]


Firefighter training underway at former Toisnot Apartments

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services will hold a live-burn training at the flood-damaged Toisnot Apartments, beginning April 11 and concluding April 21. The city acquired the apartments, located at 3815 Ward Boulevard, after they flooded following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The fire exercises will clear the property for possible addition to the adjacent Toisnot Park. The […]


City Closes for Good Friday

City of Wilson offices, including the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, April 14, for the Good Friday holiday. The holiday means trash and recycling pickups will be picked up early the rest of this week. Thursday routes will be serviced Wednesday and Friday routes will be collected on Thursday. […]