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Wilson Flooding and Road Closures   Recently updated !

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, […]

Wilson Named Among Best Small Cities To Start Business In ‘17   Recently updated !

Survey considered many factors, including labor costs, cost of living Attention, entrepreneurs – Wilson has everything you need, and more, to start a successful business, a new survey has determined. has named Wilson as 2017’s 6th Best Small City to Start a Business, based on data about the availability of labor, investor capital and […]

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   Recently updated !

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   Recently updated !

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. […]

Work begins on utilities and sidewalks at Whirligig Station

City of Wilson officials are finalizing plans for a utility and sidewalk project that will serve the Whirligig Station multi-use redevelopment project. On Wednesday, March 22, city workers began cutting sections of the sidewalk in the 200 block of Goldsboro Street, between Barnes and Kenan streets. These cuts will allow the later removal of sidewalk […]

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 […]