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Wilson Fire/Rescue Services awarded International Accreditation

August 10, 2017 Wilson Fire/Rescue Services is once again ranked among the best performing and managed firefighter agencies, continuing a 15-year streak. In July the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) certified the Wilson department as an Accredited Agency, one of only 238 groups worldwide to have achieved these standards with CFAI and the Center […]


Hurricane Season Is A Good Time To Consider Flood Insurance

Most homeowners’ policies do not cover water damage caused by storms Wilson residents may want to review their homeowners or rental insurance policies as the 2017 hurricane season has begun unusually early and active. In June, many southeastern states including North Carolina received soaking rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. The storm caused […]


July is Parks and Rec Month

This July, discover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental well being, physical health and personal interactions.   Can’t make it outside today? Download this fun Parks and Recreation activities book:


Wilson’s Greenlight will continue broadband service for Pinetops and Vick Family Farms

June 28, 2017 New legislation allows Greenlight to serve customers with additional conditions The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation on June 28 allowing Wilson’s Greenlight to continue providing broadband service to Pinetops and Vick Family Farms. The bill sets additional conditions and also authorizes Greenlight to resume charging those customers for service. This action […]


New Hire Opportunity for Fire/Rescue Services Chief

The City of Wilson, North Carolina, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, seeks a Fire/Rescue Services Chief who is a visionary and innovative leader with a demonstrated history of building esprit des corps within this accredited department, as well as a being a skilled collaborator and advocate with city government and community. The new […]


Adopt A Stream/Street Program Looking For Volunteers

The City of Wilson’s Adopt-A-Stream and Adopt-A-Street Programs Are Looking For Volunteers. By keeping our streets and streams clean of trash and yard debris we prevent storm drains and streams from clogging up as well as decrease the amount of harmful pollutants in our waterways. These programs provide citizens, businesses, clubs, and associations the opportunity […]


City Council approves 2017-18 budget

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 […]