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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. City of Lenoir Christmas tree in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 18, 2020

    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

    How lovely are your branches! Read on...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
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