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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 […]


2017 Human Relations Awards

Epps chosen for Humanitarian of the Year Award The Wilson Human Relations Commission gave its highest honor to someone who is helping other women escape domestic violence and build new, better lives. DuWanda S. Epps was presented with the Paul Lee Stevens Humanitarian Award, given annually to those that have given unselfishly to help those […]


Celebrating city engineers during Engineers Week

February 23, 2017 This week is Engineers Week, an international effort to celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world and bring to life the engineering profession for kids. The City of Wilson is fortunate to have talented engineers on staff to design our utilities infrastructure, build and maintain roadways, and bring expertise to […]


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 […]