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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Connect Lenoir, Volume 14, Issue 5, November 2019

We have a lot happening this Christmas in the City of Lenoir!


Thanksgiving and Christmas Closings

Thanksgiving Closings

  • City Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, for Thanksgiving. The Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and Mulberry Recreation Center will also be closed.
  • Garbage Collection: City Sanitation will operate on a normal schedule Monday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day. Staff will not collect garbage on Friday, Nov. 29. Friday's route will be collected Wednesday, Nov. 27. The recycling center on Pennton Avenue will operate on a normal schedule. Click here for more information about city garbage routes.

Christmas Closings

  • City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, to celebrate Christmas. The Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and Mulberry Recreation Center will also be closed.
  • Garbage Collection: City Sanitation will operate on a normal schedule Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Christmas week. Wednesday's route will be picked up Thursday, Dec. 26. The recycling center on Pennton Avenue will be closed on Christmas Day.  Click here for more information about city garbage routes.

A finger pressing a green Pay Bills Online

The City offers several ways for customers and residents to pay water and tax bills. You can pay bills online, set up an automatic bank draft, or bring payments in person to City Hall.

Click here to read more about our payment options.



Upcoming Events

A girl taking a selfie with SantaSelfies With Santa

Come to Downtown Lenoir and have your family photos made with Santa Claus! Then, do some Christmas shopping at our local businesses!

  • Dec. 3 – Folk Keeper Gallery (5-7pm)
  • Dec. 7 – DPS Antiques (1-3pm)
  • Dec. 10 – Taste of Havana (6-8pm)
  • Dec. 14 – Doodlebugs (1-3pm)
  • Dec. 17 – Liquid Roots (5:30-7:30pm)
  • Dec. 20 – K&K Sparkle Boutique (3-5pm)
  • Dec. 21 – Mary Kaes Clothing (1-3pm)

Click here for more info about Selfies With Santa.

An old, yellow Chevy in the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Parade, Nov. 30, 2018City of Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 | 6:30 pm until
Downtown Lenoir

The City of Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade is a much-loved holiday tradition in the city. University and high school bands march and perform, numerous community groups and businesses enter floats, and Santa visits every year! The theme this year is "The Stars of Christmas."

Click here for more info about the Christmas Parade.

A single luminary illuminated at night at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Dec. 152017Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 | 6:00 to 11:00 PM
Blue Ridge Memorial Park, 2017 Wilkesboro Blvd

Every December, City staff make and light thousands of luminaries to display on the graves at Blue Ridge Memorial Park to honor families whose loved ones are buried in the cemetery. 

Rain Date: Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

Click here for more info about the luminary display.


MORE in LENOIR Episode 2

City of Lenoir Communications Director Joshua Harris and Parks & Recreation Director Kenny Story talk parks and recreation during the second episode of MORE in LENOIR. Do you know how many parks are in the City? Learn more about Parks & Recreation at www.cityoflenoir.com/parksrecreation.


Recent News

To stay up-to-date on all the news in the city, visit the News page.

Carol Austin and Joe Gibbons stand in front of the Harold Beach sign at Lenoir Optimist ParkCity 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.

The baseball field farthest from Mulberry Street was rededicated in honor of W.D. "Dave" King. The other field was rededicated in honor of Harold Beach.

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Turkey Tuesday is Nov. 26 at the MLK Jr. CenterCouncilmembers Ike Perkins and Crissy Thomas show off the turkeys bought for Turkey Tuesday.

The 6th Annual Community Turkey Tuesday is Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 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.

"Thanksgiving represents a time to reflect on what you are thankful for, and in return be a blessing to others," Thomas said. "Turkey Tuesday is my way of giving to others because so much has been given to me."

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Cerik and Mato retire from Police Department Corporal Just Reid and K9 Mato and Sgt. Nathaniel Blache and K9 Cerik

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. Police Chief Brent Phelps said Cerik and Mato have been valuable members of the department and will be missed.

"I’m proud of the work these two handlers have put in with these two K9s," Chief Phelps said.

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Public Works creates new leaf collection scheduleTruck performing leaf pickup

To help residents plan their yard work, the Public Works Department has created a leaf collection schedule. Public Works Director Jared Wright said the schedule will help keep staff on track. It also will give residents an idea of when crews will be in their neighborhood to pick up leaves.

"We get a lot of calls every fall from people asking when leaves will be picked up," Wright said. "This schedule will give the public an idea of when we'll be collecting in their neighborhood." 

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