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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    Finance Dept. receives award for CAFR

    The City of Lenoir Finance Department has again 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...
  9. Water running out of a stainless steel faucet

    Public Utilities encourages businesses to flush water lines before reopening

    The City of Lenoir Public Utilities Department encourages any businesses that have been closed for more than 10 days to thoroughly flush all their water pipes before reopening. Read on...
  10. A new City of Lenoir garbage cart in front of a house in the city

    City rolling out new garbage carts

    The City of Lenoir is distributing new, roll-out garbage carts this week. The Sanitation Division plans to start automated garbage collection on the Monday route next week. The remaining routes will be phased in during the next two months. Read on...
  11. The City provided garbage can is warm gray with the City seal and website on the side.

    City moving to automated garbage collection

    The City of Lenoir Public Works Department is moving to automated garbage collection this year. On Tuesday, City Council adopted a new sanitation ordinance as part of the move. Read on...
  12. Caldwell County Law Enforcement Patches

    Caldwell County Sheriff and Police Chiefs issue joint statement regarding Stay At Home Order

    Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones and Police Chiefs Brent Phelps, City of Lenoir; Richard Blevins, Town of Hudson; and Chris Jenkins, Town of Granite Falls, issued the following joint statement regarding Governor Roy Cooper's Stay At Home Order. Read on...
  13. Information icon

    Caldwell County sets up health information line

    Earlier this week, the Caldwell County Health Department opened its Health Information Line to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19. Call the health information line at 828-426-8456. Read on...
  14. A delegation from the City of Lenoir poses with their 2020 NC Main Street Awards.

    Lenoir wins again at state conference

    By Garrett Stell, gstell@newstopicnews.com Mar 12, 2020 4:36 PM Lenoir again has won awards at an annual state conference of downtown development officials. Read on...
  15. State of Emergency

    City declares state of emergency

    In response to the recent declarations by NC Governor Roy Cooper and the Federal government, and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus, City of Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons officially declared a state of emergency for the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  16. City of Lenoir Seal

    City recreation centers closing

    Given the executive order of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Saturday, March 14, 2020, the City of Lenoir will close all City recreational facilities through March 29. Read on...
  17. Canceled

    Several city events canceled

    In accordance with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommendations, the following City events have been canceled: Read on...
  18. COVID19 Symptoms are fever, cough, severe illness, difficulty breathing

    City of Lenoir Coronavirus Action Plan

    The City of Lenoir is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and working in partnership with local and state agencies to address community and employee safety. Read on...
  19. CodeRED Notify Me

    Stay in the loop with CodeRED Emergency Alerts and Notify Me

    If you want to stay in the loop about what's happening in the City of Lenoir, you need to sign up for CodeRED and Notify Me. Read on...
  20. City Council poses with Sen. Warren Daniel at the City of Lenoir Planning Retreat, Feb. 21, 2020

    Council reviews progress, looks to the future

    City Council reviewed the past year's economic progress during a planning retreat last month. Councilmembers were impressed with the number of new businesses and the amount of new investment in Lenoir. Read on...
  21. Winter Weather Delay

    City facilities opening late Friday

    Due to the weather, City of Lenoir City Hall and other facilities will open at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Read on...
  22. Mayor Joe and Becky Gibbons pose with the 2020 Gibbons Award, which was given to Becky Gibbons.

    Becky Gibbons receives first "Gibbons Award"

    Becky Gibbons received the first Gibbons Award Tuesday night, Feb. 18, 2020. The award is named in honor of Mayor Joe Gibbons and his wife, Becky. Read on...
  23. Mayor Joe Gibbons presents a Key to the City to Larry Smith Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

    Mayor Gibbons gives Key to the City to Police Chaplain Larry Smith

    City of Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons gave a Key to City to Police Department Chaplain Larry Smith last week. Gibbons and Police Chief Brent Phelps thanked Smith for his many years of service to the City and to the Lenoir Police Department. Read on...
  24. Barricades on Pennell Street at Zacks Fork Creek due to flooding

    Don't move or drive around barricades

    Due to recent heavy rain, the City of Lenoir is experiencing localized flooding on some city streets. Read on...
  25. Alarm Reduction Program logo

    Police start false alarm reduction program

    The City of Lenoir Police Department is launching a voluntary alarm registration program to help reduce the number of false alarm calls in the city. Read on...
  26. T.J. Rohr

    City Attorney appointed to NLC FAIR Committee

    City Attorney T.J. Rohr has been appointed to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. Read on...
  27. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Thank you to everyone working during the holidays

    Although many City facilities will be closed during Christmas and New Year's Day, there will still be plenty of City employees patrolling the streets, responding to emergencies, picking up trash, and keeping the water running. Read on...
  28. A single luminary illuminated at night at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Dec. 152017

    Luminary Display postponed

    Due to the forecast for 100% chance of rain tomorrow, the Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park is postponed to Friday, Dec. 20. Read on...
  29. A close up of Corporal Hamrick&#39s plaque of appreciation

    Fire Chief recognizes Officer and Deputy

    Fire Department Chief Ken Hair presented plaques of appreciation to Lenoir Police Department Corporal Joe Hamrick and Caldwell County Sheriff's Office Deputy Paul Exon Tuesday night, Dec. 3, 2019, for their lifesaving efforts during a recent house fire. Read on...
  30. Stella January and Joshua Harris

    Holiday Safety Tips

    Lenoir Police Detective Stella January shared some holiday safety tips with Communications Director Joshua Harris. Read on...
  31. Carol Austin and Joe Gibbons stand in front of the Harold Beach sign at Lenoir Optimist Park

    City rededicates fields at Lenoir Optimist Park

    Mayor Joe Gibbons officially rededicated two baseball fields at Lenoir Optimist Park earlier this week in honor of two founders of the Lenoir Little League Program. Read on...
  32. Councilmembers Ike Perkins and Crissy Thomas show off the turkeys bought for Turkey Tuesday.

    Turkey Tuesday is next week at the MLK Jr. Center

    The 6th Annual Community Turkey Tuesday is next week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir. City Councilmembers Crissy Thomas and Rev. Ike Perkins are still taking donations for the event, and there is a slight change to the start time. Read on...
  33. A lady takes a photo of a Christmas tree during Light Up Lenoir in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 16, 2018

    Holiday events start tomorrow

    Downtown Lenoir is kicking off the holidays tomorrow with Light Up Lenoir, and the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Tree Festival is this weekend. Read on...
  34. The rear field at Lenoir Optimist Park, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

    City rededicating fields at Lenoir Optimist Park

    The City of Lenoir will rededicate the baseball fields at Optimist Park Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, to honor W.D. "Dave" King and Harold Beach. Read on...
  35. Corporal Just Reid and K9 Mato and Sgt. Nathaniel Blache and K9 Cerik

    Cerik and Mato retire from Police Department

    K9s Cerik and Mato retired from the City of Lenoir Police Department Tuesday night, Nov. 12, 2019. City Council thanked the animals and handlers for their service. The dogs will spend their retirement living with their handlers and families. Read on...
  36. The pedestrian bridge is 80-feet long.

    Pedestrian bridge on site for greenway extension

    An 18-wheeler pulled into Lenoir yesterday carrying an 80-foot pedestrian bridge. The bridge will span Lower Creek as part of the greenway extension Google is building along Morganton Boulevard. Read on...
  37. Truck performing leaf pickup

    Public Works creates new leaf collection schedule

    Leaves are finally starting to fall in the City. To help residents plan their yard work, the Public Works Department has created a leaf collection schedule. Read on...
  38. A girl prepares to shoot during a basketball game at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center

    Registration still open for basketball and wrestling

    Registration is open through Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 for youth basketball and wrestling offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
  39. A section of the new greenway between Robbins Avenue and Willow Street in Lenoir.

    Public Works Director gives greenway update

    Public Works Director Jared Wright gave an update Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on a new section of greenway his department is currently paving in the city. Read on...
  40. A vendor serves bbq during the 2018 Smoking In The Foothils Festival in Downtown Lenoir.

    Smoking In The Foothills starts tomorrow in Downtown Lenoir

    Come to Downtown Lenoir tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 18, to kick off the Smoking In The Foothills BBQ Competition & Festival! Read on...
  41. A little girl tries on fire gear during the Station 3 open house in Lenoir

    Community shows support for Fire Station 3

    At least 100 local residents visited City of Lenoir Fire Station No. 3 Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, during an open house hosted by the Fire Department. Read on...
  42. Fire Station No. 3

    Lenoir Fire Department hosting open house at Station 3

    To kick off Fire Prevention Week, the City of Lenoir Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station 3 Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Read on...
  43. Mayor Joe Gibbons stands behind a table of trophie during the 2018 Smoking In The Foothills festival

    Local barbecue competition offering thousands in prize money

    Can you cook? Can you smoke meat? Do your friends and family's mouths start watering when you invite them over for ribs and brisket? Then you might have a shot at winning the grand prize at the Smoking In The Foothills Professional BBQ Competition. Read on...
  44. Kayakers paddle in the indoor pool at the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center

    Come kayak at the aquatic center

    The indoor pool at the Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness is open for kayaking practice again. For only $5 per person, you can bring your kayak, practice your rolls, and try out your new gear. Read on...
  45. Image of a caller ID that reads &#34Scammer calling&#34 &#34Accept&#34 &#34Reject&#34

    Don't get scammed

    If someone calls you and says you've won a big prize, but to claim your prize, you have to send the caller some money, that's a scam. Read on...
  46. National Night Out 2019 logo

    Police hosting block party for National Night Out

    Come hang out with local police officers during National Night Out Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  47. Mayor Joe Gibbons presents the 2020 Census resolution to Mark Lastoria on Sept. 3, 2019

    Council approves resolution supporting 2020 Census

    Earlier this month, the City of Lenoir City Council approved a resolution supporting the 2020 Census. Council committed to helping the Caldwell County Complete Count Committee get a full count of city residents. Read on...
  48. An old, yellow Chevy in the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Parade, Nov. 30, 2018

    Christmas Parade application available online

    Christmas is a few months away, but a lot of folks are already feeling the holiday spirit. They're in luck, because we just posted the application for The City of Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade! Read on...
  49. Staff with the Lenoir Police Department pick up litter on North Main Street in Lenoir

    City employees pick up litter during NC Litter Sweep

    More than 30 City of Lenoir employees hit the streets today, Sept. 18, 2019, to pick up litter around Lenoir. Read on...
  50. Mayor Gibbons presents the Constitution Week Proclamation to Cindy Day Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 in Do

    Mayor proclaims Constitution Week in Lenoir

    Today, Sept. 17, 2019, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed Sept. 17-23, 2019, as “Constitution Week” throughout the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  51. A graphic exampled of a wireless AMI network

    City upgrading water meters, improving water system

    This fall, the City of Lenoir will start a project to upgrade all the water meters in the city and improve the city's meter reading system. Read on...
  52. Judge Robert Brady gives the Oath of Office to Ralph Prestwood while Jane Prestwood holds a Bible

    Ralph Prestwood joins City Council

    Ralph Prestwood officially joined the City of Lenoir City Council Tuesday night, Sept. 3, 2019. Judge Robert Brady performed Prestwood's Oath of Office shortly after the start of the Council meeting. Read on...
  53. Contractors use a crane to work on footings for a pedestrian bridge across Lower Creek in Lenoir

    City, Google building more greenway in Lenoir

    The City of Lenoir and Google are working on projects that will expand the greenway in the city. The new sections will connect more places in town and provide more opportunities for residents to go for a walk or bike ride. Read on...
  54. Jessica Anthony and Scott Kanupp stand in the entryway at Davenport A+ Elementary School

    School Resource Officers prepare for a new school year

    City of Lenoir School Resource Officers (SROs) have spent the past several weeks getting ready for the new school year. Community Resource Officer Scott Kanupp said the schools in the city are well prepared. Read on...
  55. Litter Sweep North Carolina Sept. 14-28, 2019

    Litter Sweep is next month

    Gather your friends and neighbors together and help keep Lenoir clean next month during Litter Sweep. Read on...
  56. A keyboard with a green pay button where the enter button normally is

    Save time with automatic bank drafts or pay online

    Do you want to save time, save gas, and save a trip? Set up an automatic bank draft for your water bills, or pay online. Read on...
  57. Ken Hair and Bobby Coffey uncouple the fire hose during the Station No. 3 Dedication Ceremony

    City dedicates new Fire Station No. 3

    About 100 people gathered on the lawn of Fire Station No. 3 Monday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2019, to dedicate and officially open the new station. Read on...
  58. Back To School Splash Bash logo

    Kick of the school year at the Back to School Splash Bash!

    What better way to start off the school year than with a pool party at the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center! Read on...
  59. Mike Mizak, Irv Eurto, Terry Melton, John Howard, Ken Hair, Woody Smith, Brent Phelps

    Post 29 recognizes Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

    American Legion Post 29 recognized Chaplain Jason Hines as the 2019 City of Lenoir Firefighter of the Year and Sgt. John Howard as the 2019 City of Lenoir Police Officer of the Year during the City Council meeting Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Read on...
  60. Across the Grain sculpture in Downtown Lenoir

    Lenoir’s “Across the Grain” Named Great Public Art

    Whether it’s a mural-filled downtown, a sculpture park, or artistic bus stops, great public art makes you feel at home in a community. Read on...
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