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  1. American Flag

    Mayor & Council proclaim Sept 11 Remembrance and Constitution Week

    Mayor Joe Gibbons and City Council proclaimed this Saturday as “National Day of Service and Remembrance” in honor of September 11, 2001, and the following Friday as the start of Constitution Week in the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  2. The Aquamarine sculpture by Mike Roig located on the City of Lenoir greenway

    Sculpture Celebration this weekend

    The Caldwell Arts Council's 35th Annual Sculpture Celebration will be held this weekend at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park. Read on...
  3. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    City facilities closed for Labor Day, Aquatic Center moving to fall hours

    City of Lenoir facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Also, Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center staff are moving to fall hours this month. Read on...
  4. North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation logo

    UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting

    The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is conducting a Lenoir Police Department officer-involved shooting investigation that occurred in the 2100 block of Morganton Boulevard. Read on...
  5. Councilman David Stevens and Kevin Matheson talk about improvements at the Water Treatment Plant

    Council members tour water and wastewater plants

    Several City Council members took a tour of the City's water treatment and wastewater treatment plants earlier this week to see upgrades made at the facilities. Read on...
  6. City of Lenoir Public Utiliities

    North Carolina honors City of Lenoir Water Treatment Plant

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources honored the City of Lenoir Water Treatment Plant and 63 other plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020. Read on...
  7. Jonathan Wright and Jesse Massey with their awards

    Post 29 recognizes Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

    American Legion Post 29 recognized Jonathan Wright and Jesse Massey as the Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year, respectively, Tuesday night during the City of Lenoir City Council meeting. Read on...
  8. 4440 Ranch and Cattle Company sign

    F1 Wagyu beef shop coming to Downtown Lenoir

    The 4440 Ranch & Cattle Company is opening a new store in Downtown Lenoir that will sell F1 Wagyu beef raised in Caldwell County. The shop should be open later this year. Read on...
  9. City staff and Sheila Triplett-Brady get ready to cut a ribbon in front of the new restrooms.

    City cuts ribbon on T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

    The City of Lenoir cut a ribbon and rededicated the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park yesterday with some new improvements. Read on...
  10. LPD Silver Car, Aug. 8, 2021

    Lenoir police car getting new look

    Residents might do a double take during the next couple of weeks when a Lenoir Police Department patrol car rolls by. The department is switching to a new color and striping scheme. Read on...
  11. An artist rendering of the renovations of Lenoir Crossings shopping center

    Lenoir Crossing getting renovation and new tenant

    The Lenoir Crossing shopping center at Smith Crossroads is undergoing renovations and will have a new tenant in the future - Jersey Mike's Subs. Read on...
  12. Lenoir Local logo

    Lenoir Local Episode 4: Policing with Chief Brent Phelps

    In the latest episode of Lenoir Local, Joshua Harris talks with Police Chief Brent Phelps about why he got into law enforcement, the Explorers program for teenagers, and what to do when stopped by the police. Read on...
  13. FraXured performing live in 2014

    Lenoir Connect, August 2021

    Events continue in August in the City of Lenoir, NC, with concerts, cruise-ins, and races. Come do more in the Lenoir! Read more
  14. Jeff Holland sweeps the greenway with the Ventrac broom, July 29, 2021

    New tractor makes quick work of greenway debris

    The City's new Ventrac tractor made quick work of sand and mud on the greenway yesterday during the first test of the broom attachment. Read on...
  15. Students and the dogs line up during the 2018 canine academy

    Police Dept accepting applications for K9 Academy

    The City of Lenoir Police Department is accepting applications for the next Citizen's Canine Academy. The academy starts in September and participation is limited. Read on...
  16. road closed sign

    Section of North Main Street closed this evening

    City staff will close a section of North Main Street this evening to perform utility work. Read on...
  17. Lenoir Local logo

    Lenoir Local Episode 3: Unity Park Community Gardens

    In Episode 3 of Lenoir Local, Joshua Harris talks with David Horn and Ellen Roberts about the Unity Park Community Gardens. Read on...
  18. Reggie Graves and Jazz Theory

    Free jazz concert at the MLK Jr. Center

    Head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, and enjoy the free Bring Back the Music Jazz concert. Read on...
  19. Jeff Holland sitting on the Ventrac at Mulberry Rec

    It mows, it sweeps, it trims!

    The City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Department purchased a new, 8-wheeled tractor that will help keep grass mowed and the greenway cleared around town. Read on...
  20. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Police statement on shooting in front of county courthouse

    The City of Lenoir Police Department released the following statement earlier today about the shooting incident in front of the Caldwell County Courthouse. Read on...
  21. Lenoir Local logo

    Lenoir Local: Meet Mayor Gibbons

    Communication & Public Information Director Joshua Harris talks with City of Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons about growing up in Lenoir and why he decided to get involved in local government. Read on...
  22. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Police release fact statement on Laurel Place incident

    The City of Lenoir Police Department released the following fact statement on the incident that occurred today at 1226 Laurel Pl NW. Read on...
  23. Lenoir Local logo

    City of Lenoir starts new podcast

    The City of Lenoir has started a new podcast to inform residents about news, events, and services. The first episode is available today. Read on...
  24. Joe Gibbons, Mayor

    Mayor Joe Gibbons selected as Vice Chair of NC Mayors Association

    Mayor Joe Gibbons has been selected as vice chair of the N.C. Mayors Association Board of Directors and will serve a one-year term helping to lead the organization and its 11-member board. Read on...
  25. Darren Bryant

    City adds Main Street Attendant to focus on Downtown Lenoir

    There's a new City employee walking around Main Street and West Avenue, and his job is to keep Downtown Lenoir clean and tidy and help out visitors as needed. Read on...
  26. A side of the house at 1921 Marigold Ln before demolition

    City cleans up two properties

    City staff recently completed cleanup projects on two properties in town. Read on...
  27. general fund expenses chart

    Council approves 2021-2022 budget

    The City of Lenoir City Council approved the FY 2021-2022 Budget Tuesday night, June 1, 2021. Read on...
  28. K9 Atos

    Council welcomes new K9 Team

    City Council welcomed Police Department K9 Handler Jo Lo and his partner Atos during the City Council meeting Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Read on...
  29. GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    Finance receives Certificate of Achievement

    The City of Lenoir Finance Department has for the 30th time received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  30. A few of the birdhouses donated by Girl Scout Troop 2374

    Girl Scouts donate birdhouses to Community Gardens

    Girl Scout Troop 2374 donated 10, handmade and painted birdhouses to the Unity Park Community Gardens Monday, May 24, 2021. Read on...
  31. Parking symbol

    City reconfigures downtown parking lot

    City workers restriped and reconfigured the City parking lot located on the 100 Block of Mulberry Street NW between Mulberry Street and Main Street in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  32. Bloom blast plants

    Bloom Blast in Downtown Lenoir

    Public Works staff spruced up Downtown Lenoir this past Friday with hundreds of fresh, colorful plants and flowers. Read on...
  33. Mayor Gibbons shows Sgt. Greg Snider a shadow box with a City of Lenoir flag and coins.

    City Council honors Sgt. Greg Snider

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored retiring Police Sergeant Greg Snider Tuesday night, May 18, 2021, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  34. payroll clerk counting money

    COVID impact aid still available

    Money is still available to help qualifying City of Lenoir residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  35. General fund slide from the FY 21-22 Budget Presentation

    Recommended budget addresses Council priorities

    City Manager Scott Hildebran presented his FY 2021-2022 Recommended Budget to City Council Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Read on...
  36. A stack of Chromebooks at the MLK Center

    Education Foundation donates Chromebooks to MLK Center

    The Education Foundation, Inc. of Caldwell County recently donated 10, brand new Chromebooks to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Read on...
  37. Gryphon Drying System input

    High-tech sludge dryer up and running

    The City's high-tech poop dryer is up and running at the Lower Creek wastewater treatment plant. Read on...
  38. A mobile phone showing an example of the WaterSmart portal

    City launches WaterSmart portal for customers

    The City of Lenoir's WaterSmart customer portal is live. Read on...
  39. Hibriten Men&#39s Soccer patch

    City Council recognizes Hibriten Men's Soccer Team

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored the Hibriten High School Men's Soccer Team last week during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  40. Lenoir Legends logo

    Summer ball returning to Walker Stadium

    The Old North State League (ONSL) is bringing summer baseball back to Walker Stadium in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  41. City staff load a paving machine onto a trailer

    City paving more greenway, increasing access for residents

    City staff paved 1.5 miles of greenway during the past couple of weeks bringing Lenoir's total paved greenway to nearly 9 miles. The City's goal is to connect residents to recreation centers via greenway and sidewalks. Read on...
  42. City of Lenoir Brand full logo, Lenoir NC, Create With Us

    City to start reopening facilities Monday

    City of Lenoir facilities will reopen Monday with limited access and some restrictions. Read on...
  43. Workers pave Victoria Court in Lenoir, NC

    Paving is in the air

    The City of Lenoir recently repaved several streets around town and contractors have more to do. The Public Works Department also plans to pave more greenway soon. Read on...
  44. Mayor Joe Gibbons presents a litter resolution to Commissioner Donnie Potter, April 6, 2021

    City and County helping clean up litter

    The City of Lenoir City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night supporting litter cleanup in Lenoir and supporting Caldwell County's first annual "Clean Caldwell Day." Read on...
  45. Two City of Lenoir Firefighters pick up litter on Harper Avenue in Lenoir

    City staff participating in NC Litter Sweep next month

    No one likes a litter bug, and no one likes trash in their community. City staff plans to get out and help clean up Lenoir during the North Carolina Litter Sweep next month. Read on...
  46. Jesse Plaster

    Jesse Plaster named Main Street Champion

    Local preservation architect Jesse Plaster was named the City of Lenoir Main Street Champion during the recent North Carolina Main Street Conference. Read on...
  47. A man walking a dog outside of 818 Harper Ave in downtown Lenoir

    Downtown Lenoir wins award for building rescue project

    The City of Lenoir Main Street Department, architect David Maurer, and his wife Allison Gray recently received a North Carolina Main Street Award for saving the old Stine’s Ice Cream Parlor building in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  48. A new single-family home on Woodbine Place in Lenoir

    Single family homes going up in Lenoir

    Contractors are building several new single-family homes in subdivisions across the City of Lenoir, and one local company is building new spec homes for the first time in more than a decade. Read on...
  49. Leprechaun hopping over Downtown Lenoir NC logo

    Downtown Lenoir creates digital scavenger hunt with big prizes

    Downtown Lenoir's digital scavenger hunt starts next week, and the prizes are no small potatoes. Read on...
  50. An 3D Google Earth photo showing Blue Bell, Steele Cotton Mill, and the freight depot

    HPC members tour historic renovation project

    Developer Yorke Lawson recently gave a tour of the Blue Bell apartment project to a few members of the City's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Read on...
  51. Screen shot of the Council zoom meeting

    Council sets priorities for 2021

    The City of Lenoir City Council set a vision for Lenoir in 2021 during a two-part, virtual retreat last week. Council's top priorities focused on employees, housing, infrastructure, and cleaning up the city. Read on...
  52. The end of the paved section of rail trail beside Harper Avenue in Lenoir, NC

    City receives $250K Recreational Trails Program grant

    The City of Lenoir recently received a $250,000 Recreational Trails Program grant to design and build three street crossings along the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) that runs through downtown. Read on...
  53. Todd Laws and Scott Kanupp

    City Council honors Todd Laws and Scott Kanupp

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored retiring employees Todd Laws and Scott Kanupp during the Feb. 16, 2021, City Council meeting. Read on...
  54. Mayor Joe Gibbons, Senator Jim Broyhill, and Gary Everhardt in front of Fr. Crider, Sept. 27, 2014

    City Council honors the life of Gary Everhardt

    The City of Lenoir City Council recognized the life and accomplishments Gary E. Everhardt Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  55. Winter Weather Delay

    City Hall opening on delay

    Due to possible inclement weather, City of Lenoir City Hall will operate on a delay tomorrow. City offices will open at 10:00 am Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 Read on...
  56. Icy pine tree (Pinus sp.) branches after an ice storm; Boxborough, Massachusetts

    Be prepared for severe weather

    The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for 7:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, through 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night. Read on...
  57. City of Lenoir Brand full logo, Lenoir NC, Create With Us

    Find your way in the City of Lenoir

    City staff revealed a new wayfinding plan and city-wide brand to City Council earlier this week. The goal is to install signs around Lenoir that promote city amenities and call residents and new comers to "Create With Us." Read on...
  58. Piles of concrete, brick, and debris on the Virginia Street property

    City starts cleanup of old industrial site

    The City of Lenoir started cleaning up an old industrial site located at the corner of Virginia Street and College Avenue near downtown. The cleanup is the first step in putting the property back into productive use. Read on...
  59. T.J. Rohr

    Rohr reappointed to 2021 NLC FAIR Committee

    City of Lenoir Attorney T.J. Rohr has been reappointed to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. Read on...
  60. Pagoda at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

    City gem getting renovations thanks to generous donation

    The City of Lenoir will be making some renovations to the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park this year thanks to a generous donation from the Broyhill Family Foundation. Read on...
  61. A construction worker paints the metal windows at the new Blue Bell apartments.

    More multifamily housing on the horizon

    Construction is underway on two multifamily housing projects that will add more than 100 new apartments to the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  62. K9 Axel

    Police K9 Axel passes

    After providing six years of exemplary service to the City of Lenoir Police Department, and providing his handler and family six years of love and companionship, Police K9 Axel passed away yesterday, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, due to cancer. Read on...
  63. An automated garbage truck collects empties a City of Lenoir garbage cart

    Don't forget about curb-side Christmas tree pickup

    The City of Lenoir offers lots of sanitation services for customers, including picking up Christmas trees. Residents can request many of those services on the City website. Read on...
  64. Jesse Plaster stands in an apartment at 1001 West Ave in downtown Lenoir

    New year, new homes in Downtown Lenoir

    The new year will bring new places to live in Downtown Lenoir as developers finish up work on two new housing projects in the heart of the city. Read on...
  65. A close up photo of five luminaries at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir, NC

    Luminary display starts tonight

    City of Lenoir employees set out roughly 8,000 luminaries Friday morning at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. Read on...
  66. A picture of Christmas presents in front of a Christmas tree

    Holiday safety tips from the City of Lenoir

    Keep your Christmas merry and your New Year happy with a few holiday safety tips. Read on...
  67. The trees in front of City Hall have been pruned.

    City trims trees in downtown

    A professional contractor recently finished trimming dozens of trees in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  68. A man walks a dog on the new greenway at Wilson Park.

    New section of greenway completed at Wilson Park

    Public Works finished paving a new section of greenway at Wilson Park, and Parks & Recreation recently sowed the shoulders. Read on...
  69. Donald Hall

    City Council honors Donald Hall

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored retiring employee Donald Hall Tuesday night, Dec. 1, 2020, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  70. Downtown Lenoir logo square

    Main Street America puts spotlight on City businesses

    Last month, Main Street America interviewed three Downtown Lenoir business owners as part of the Business Spotlight: Women-Owned Businesses on Main Street series. Read on...
  71. City workers have graded and prepped new section of greenway at T.H. Wilson Park.

    City expanding greenway at Wilson Park

    Public Works staff have prepped a new section of greenway at T.H. Wilson Park. Workers plan to pave the new section Monday, weather permitting. Read on...
  72. Warren Harper, Nov. 16, 1943 - Nov. 14, 2020

    Warren Harper, City's first African American firefighter, passes

    The City of Lenoir extends our condolences to the family of Mr. Warren Harper, who passed away Saturday Nov. 14, 2020. Mr. Harper served as the City of Lenoir's first African American firefighter. Read on...
  73. City of Lenoir Christmas tree in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 18, 2020

    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

    How lovely are your branches! Read on...
  74. The City Hall lobby has been upgraded with new LED lighting.

    Bright lights, big savings

    City Building Maintenance staff have spent the last few months installing more than 900 new, LED lights in several City facilities. The LED lights are brighter, more energy efficient, and they are already returning savings. Read on...
  75. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Turkey Tuesday canceled this year

    Below is a joint statement from Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas and Councilmember Ike Perkins regarding Turkey Tuesday. Read on...
  76. Person in a ghost costume, Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

    Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

    The CDC as well as NCDHHS suggest alternative Halloween activities instead of traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. If residents do choose to trick-or-treat or hand out candy, they should follow the NCDHHS and CDC guidelines below. Read on...
  77. Truck performing leaf pickup

    Leaf collection starts in November

    The Public Works Department has started collecting leaves in hot spots across the City of Lenoir. All residents will get at least three leaf pickups between November and January. Read on...
  78. Paving message board on Mulberry Street in Lenoir, Oct. 23, 2020.

    Paving on Mulberry Street starts Monday

    Workers will start paving Mulberry Street Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, weather permitting. On-street parking will not be permitted on Mulberry Street during paving. Drivers should expect delays. Read on...
  79. Jeff Hayes and Roger Barlow

    City Council honors Jeff Hayes and Roger Barlow

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored retired employees Jeff Hayes and Roger Barlow Tuesday night, Oct.20, 2020, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  80. Greenhaven Drive from Blowing Rock Boulevard to Arlington Circle was repaved Oct. 19, 2020.

    Paving project started this week

    Workers started a paving project this week, and the first street to be resurfaced was Greenhaven Drive. Greenhaven Drive now offers a smooth ride from from Blowing Rock Boulevard to Arlington Circle. Read on...
  81. Christmas Star on Hibriten Mountain

    City moving forward with some events, canceling others

    The City of Lenoir plans to hold some holiday events this year and cancel some others based on Centers for Disease Control and State guidelines. Read on...
  82. Richard Hedrick

    City Council honors Richard Hedrick

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored long-time Planning Board member Richard Hedrick Tuesday night, Oct. 6, 2020, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  83. Woman sitting at a desk holding a phone in front of a laptop

    Like online services? We have a few.

    The City of Lenoir has several online services available through the City website. We also have plenty of ways to get in touch with City staff. Read on...
  84. Greenhaven Street in front of the Martin Luther King Jr Center

    City paving streets

    A couple key thoroughfares in the City of Lenoir will get a fresh layer of asphalt during the next few weeks. Read on...
  85. A chicken hen and eggs, Photo by Alison Burrell from Pexels

    Want backyard chickens? There are a few rules.

    City of Lenoir residents can keep backyard chickens as long has they apply for and receive a permit, but backyard roosters aren't very welcome. Read on...
  86. Playground equipment at Lenoir Optimist Park

    City opening playgrounds and picnic shelters tomorrow

    In response to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order 163 (EO163), the City of Lenoir is opening City playgrounds and picnic shelters at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Read on...
  87. Calculator and pen on top of financial document

    City offering payment plans for some utility customers

    The City of Lenoir recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardships for some of our residential utility customers. Read on...
  88. American bills including five, ten, and twenty

    Utility bill help available for City residents

    The City of Lenoir and Caldwell County Yokefellow, Inc., are partnering to provide utility bill assistance for City water, sewer, and solid waste fees. Read on...
  89. American Legion logo

    Post 29 recognizes Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

    American Legion Post 29 Commander Wayne Mihelich honored and recognized a City of Lenoir Firefighter and Police Officer Tuesday night Aug. 4, 2020, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  90. From left, Chris Jacobs, Jonathan Wright, Anthony Harrison, Hunter Winkler, and Cassidy Auton.

    Barlow retires, several firefighters being promoted this month

    With the retirement of Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention Roger Barlow, several opportunities for promotion within the Fire Department opened up. Read on...
  91. Gryphon Drying System input

    High-tech sludge dryer coming to wastewater treatment plant

    One of the foundations of modern civilization is indoor plumbing. Running water and flushing toilets make life better. In a city, everything flushed down a toilet doesn't magically disappear. It all gets treated at a sewer plant. Read on...
  92. NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards, First Place in Audio, Second Place in Website

    City of Lenoir wins Excellence in Communications Awards

    The City of Lenoir was among 21 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) 2020 Excellence in Communications Awards. Read on...
  93. The front of the house located at 213 Sunset St.

    Controlled burn on Sunset Street

    The City of Lenoir Fire Department will perform a controlled burn at 213 Sunset St. tomorrow, June 24, 2020. Residents will see smoke in the area. Read on...
  94. Joe Gibbons, Mayor

    Statement from Mayor Joe Gibbons Regarding the Death of George Floyd

    As the Mayor of the City of Lenoir, I wish to express my thoughts regarding the tragic and unnecessary death of Mr. George Floyd that occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read on...
  95. A close up of the sinkhole on the greenway

    Section of greenway near Days Inn closed

    A small section of the City of Lenoir greenway near Days Inn on US 321 has been closed due to a sink hole. Read on...
  96. Brandy Richthammer unloads plants from her truck, Friday, May 29, 2020

    WPCC student donates plants to Community Garden

    A Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) horticulture student delivered nearly 1,000 plants to the Community Garden Friday, May 29, 2020. Community garden volunteers will tend the plants this summer and donate the harvest to local ministries. Read on...
  97. Safer at Home Phase 2 graphic

    City facilities remaining closed through Safer At Home Phase 2, July 4th Celebration canceled

    City of Lenoir facilities, including the outdoor pool, will remain closed through Safer At Home Phase 2. Staff, with the approval of City Council, also canceled the July 4th celebration. Read on...
  98. FY 2020-2021 Budget Presentation, Scott Hildebran, City Manager, City of Lenoir, NC

    No increase in taxes or fees in proposed 2020-2021 budget

    City of Lenoir City Manager Scott Hildebran presented his 2020-2021 proposed budget to City Council Tuesday night, May 19, 2020. There is no increase in taxes or fees in the proposed budget. Read on...
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