News & Announcements


MLK Jr. celebration next weekend

Next weekend, the Lenoir Chapter of the NAACP is hosting several events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir.

Herman promoted to Police Lieutenant

Lenoir Police Chief Scott Brown has promoted Jody Herman to the rank of Police Lieutenant, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

"I am honored to announce that Jody Herman has accepted promotion to the rank of Police Lieutenant," Brown said. "Lieutenant Herman sits in first place in the current and active Lieutenant process, which was completed last spring. He did an outstanding job, just as he has always done, and we have no doubt that he will make an excellent Platoon Commander for his people, this department, and our community."

Gibbons to Help Lead New Mayors Group

North Carolina Mayors Association to Lead on Issues Important to all Municipalities 

(RALEIGH)  -- Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons has been named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Mayors Association, a new organization of North Carolina mayors dedicated to improving life in all of the state’s municipalities by seeking public focus on and finding solutions to critical issues facing the state.

Movie theater reopens in Lenoir

Mayor Joe Gibbons and several City Council members attended the grand opening of Golden Ticket Cinemas Twin Lenoir today, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. 

Lenoir's theater had been closed for several years, but Golden Ticket Cinemas LLC, which owns another theater in Washington, NC, has renovated and reopened the theater here in the Lenoir. Golden Ticket Cinemas Twin Lenoir now sports comfy, reclining seats, Dolby 7.1 surround sound, new flooring, and more.

“On behalf of the City, we're so excited to have this wonderful theater back in our community," Mayor Gibbons said. "Thank you for investing and believing in our community. We welcome you here; we'll spread the word and get people here to come enjoy these new reclining chairs."

Manufacturer to Invest $10.4 Million in Caldwell County

Governor Cooper announces that Sealed Air will create 25 jobs in Lenoir

Raleigh, N.C. – Sealed Air Corporation, a leading packaging solutions company, will create 25 jobs and invest $10.4 million over three years as it expands its manufacturing facility in Lenoir, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. 

Volunteers wanted to help light luminary display

Staff at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park could use some help Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, lighting around 7,500 luminaries for the annual Luminary Display at the cemetery. Lighting will start around 4:30 pm, and the Luminary Display will start at 6:00 pm.

Mayor presents Key to the City to Marvin Lovins

Lenoir, NC – Mayor Joe Gibbons presented a Key to the City to longtime ABC Board Chairman Marvin Lovins Tuesday night, Nov. 21, 2017, during the City Council and ABC Board's annual meeting held at City Hall.

Hundreds come out for Turkey Tuesday

Hundreds of people came out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center Tuesday night, Nov. 21, 2017, to get a turkey during the 4th Annual Cross Community Turkey Tuesday.

City hosting presentation on historic architecture

Lenoir, NC – The City of Lenoir, in partnership with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), will host a presentation on the community’s history and historic architecture next week at the historic Lenoir High School auditorium. The presentation will be at 6:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at 1114 College Ave. in downtown Lenoir.

City facilities closed for Thanksgiving

Several City of Lenoir facilities will be closed Thursday Nov. 23 and Friday Nov. 24, 2017, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Garbage pickup also will be affected.

City flag honored at City Summit 2017

Mayor Joe Gibbons and several other City Council members attended the National League of Cities' City Summit 2017, which was hosted in Charlotte this week. Gibbons and Mayor ProTem Ben Will, Councilwoman Kim Edmisten, and Councilman TJ Rohr took a City of Lenoir Flag, which was featured in the main auditorium of the conference.

Mayor Gibbons proclaims #GivingTuesday

Lenoir, NC – Mayor Joe Gibbons declared Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, to be #GivingTuesday in the City of Lenoir. Gibbons made the proclamation Tuesday night, Nov. 14, during City Council’s regular meeting.

Cross Community Turkey Tuesday

Join City Council Member Crissy Thomas and Council Member Rev Ike Perkins for the 4th Annual Cross Community Turkey Tuesday at the Martin Luther King Center Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at 6:00 pm. We ask that each person only picks up one turkey per family.