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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
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