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Winter storm preparation   Recently updated !

Closings/delays for Thursday, January 18 City administrative offices and the Customer Service Center will open at 11 a.m. Wilson Transit will not run today. Environmental Services will not run routes on Thursday. Trash and recycle pickup will resume on Friday. 1/16/2018 Wilson is expected to received two to three inches of snow starting on Wednesday […]


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 […]


Telephone Survey Underway for Natural Gas Safety

Wilson Energy customers and non-customers may get a call in December regarding a short natural gas public safety survey.  This call is to meet a federal safety regulation, and will help us improve the effectiveness of our safety education program. The survey will show the department the best ways to convey information regarding our natural […]


Wilson Police Officers Receive Pay Raise

Wilson leaders have always had a strong commitment to community safety. We keep a close eye on national events and policy issues that can affect law enforcement. Recently, the Wilson Police Department has experienced a decrease in the number of qualified applicants seeking employment as Wilson Police Officers. To address this issue and attract more […]


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 […]


City of Wilson awarded $375,000 grant for Cavalier Park improvements

August 30, 2017 The City of Wilson has been awarded $375,000 from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for improvements at Cavalier Park. Improvements will include a new playground, shelter, updated restrooms, accessible walking trail, pickleball courts and a new drainage system for the entire park. Two improved multi-purpose fields and dedicated off-street parking will […]