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City office wins two state awards

The City of Wilson’s communications department was honored recently at a conference of press officers from across the state. The N.C. Association of Governmental Information Officers (NCAGIO) awarded the city two awards in 2016 Excellence in Communications Awards. The honors were given during NCAGIO’s conference in Chapel Hill Nov. 17. The city was given a […]


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: […]


Merrimont Park closed through September

January 18, 2017 Merrimont Park will be temporarily closed through September to complete a stormwater project. The project will reduce flooding in Hominy Creek and improve water quality along the stream. While Merrimont Park is closed, please visit another of our city parks – the entire list of Wilson parks is on our website: http://www.wilsonnc.org/parks-and-recreation/parks-shelters/


City offices closed during Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

City of Wilson offices, including the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Trash and recycling pickups normally scheduled for Monday will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 17. Tuesday routes will likewise be delayed one day. Any questions about environmental services may […]


Winter Weather Updates

UPDATE: January 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. All city offices will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow with the exception of the transit system, which will run on a two-hour delay. Wilson Transit routes will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Environmental Services will run Monday routes on Tuesday and will run Tuesday routes on […]


Tree, leaves pickups continue through mid-January

The City of Wilson’s Environmental Services department is now picking up Christmas trees while also collecting the last of the loose leaves. City residents have until Jan. 15 to leave both trees and loose leaves at the curb. Neither should be left where they block the street, gutters, sidewalks or utility boxes. Christmas trees must […]


Fitch Ratings upgrades City of Wilson bond rating

Dec. 30, 2016 The City of Wilson’s bond rating was recently upgraded by Fitch Ratings to AA+, a significant endorsement of the financial health of the city. The upgrade was announced in mid-December as part of a periodic evaluation of the city’s financial statements and budgetary practices. “We work hard to be good stewards of […]


Holidays affect City offfices over two weeks

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will close City of Wilson offices at various times over the next two weeks. All administrative offices, the customer service business office and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The customer service business office will also be closed Saturdays, […]


5,500 recycling containers on way to Wilson homes

Nearly triple number of residents will be able to use roll-outs The City’s recycling program is getting ready for a major expansion in early 2017, and many homeowners are getting their carts and information this week. The Environmental Services program began delivering 5,500 roll-out carts to residences this week. All of the carts will be dropped […]