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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 […]

Disabilities Employment Awareness Awards nominations now open

September 15, 2017 Each year, in October, the Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities holds the annual Disabilities Employment Awareness Awards. This is an opportunity to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Nominations are accepted for the following categories: Wilson residents and employers are encouraged to submit a nomination to the […]

Hurricane Season: Three things to help you prepare

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, but most storms hit North Carolina in early fall. There’s a few things you can do to keep your family safe when severe storms threaten. Track and report electric outages Wilson Energy customers can track and report electric outages from mobile devices through our new outage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]