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  1. road closed sign

    Swanson Road closed to through traffic next week

    Swanson Road in the Joyceton area of Lenoir will be closed to through traffic all next week. Public Works staff are replacing a storm drain across the road. Read on...
  2. People play pickleball doubles on an outdoor court at Mulberry Rec Aug. 8, 2022

    City opens four, new outdoor pickleball courts

    In celebration of National Pickleball Day, the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Department opened four, new outdoor pickleball courts today at Mulberry Recreation Center. Read on...
  3. GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    Finance receives Certificate of Achievement from GFOA

    The City of Lenoir Finance Department received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 31st consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  4. City Council and Post 29 members with 100-year anniversary resolution

    Council honors Dysart-Kendall American Legion Post 29

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored members of the Dysart-Kendall American Legion Post 29 Tuesday night and recognized the post's 100-year anniversary. Read on...
  5. Matt Powell staff photo

    City extends condolences to family, friends, coworkers of Matt Powell

    City of Lenoir staff extends our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family, friends, and coworkers of Matt Powell, who recently passed away. Read on...
  6. Martin Luther King Jr Center in Lenoir, N.C.

    Harambee Arts Festival starts this Saturday

    The totally free, multi-day, and always fun Harambee Arts Festival starts this weekend at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir. Read on...
  7. Mayor Joe Gibbons presents a framed City flag to Alan Hall on July 19, 2022

    Council honors Central Barber Shop centennial

    The City of Lenoir City Council recently honored Central Barber Shop for the business' centennial celebration and thanked Terry and Alan Hall for building their business in Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  8. Artists playing at the festival

    Jump Street Drive Band Music Festival this weekend

    Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center this Saturday, July 23, 2022, and enjoy the free Jump Street Drive Band Music Festival. Four bands will be performing blues, jazz, R&B, soul, and funk! Read on...
  9. Mayor Joe Gibbons poses with the Tucker&#39s Barn DAR members at the Charters of Freedom

    Mayor presents Independence Day resolution to local DAR members

    Mayor Joe Gibbons read and presented an Independence Day resolution today, Saturday, July 2, 2022, during a Fourth of July Celebration held by the Tucker's Barn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Read on...
  10. City LNR icon

    Weekend events in Lenoir

    A free movie night, a fun run, fireworks, and more! Check out the events happening this weekend in Lenoir. Read on...
  11. The Lenoir Blue Hurricanes 2022 team holding their championship trophies

    Two Lenoir Parks & Recreation teams win tourneys

    The Lenoir Rockies 10U baseball team and the Lenoir Blue Hurricanes 10U softball team recently won their respective championship games in the Foothills Athletic Association summer tournaments. Read on...
  12. The Fire Rescue 1 truck sits in Station 1 in Lenoir, NC

    Fire Department receives improved rating

    The City of Lenoir Fire Department recently earned a Class 2 rating from the NC Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Lenoir Fire joins the 3.9% of fire departments across the state with a rating of Class 2 or better. Read on...
  13. Fireworks explode during the 2018 July 4th Fireworks show

    July 4th fireworks and closings

    The City of Lenoir Fireworks show will be Monday night, July 4, 2022, at the Lenoir Optimist Park across from Mulberry Recreation Center. The outdoor pool will be open from 1:30 to 5:30 pm for recreational swim. Read on...
  14. Downtown Lenoir logo square

    Main Street receives 2022 Main Street America Accreditation

    The City of Lenoir Main Street Department has been designated a Main Street America 2022 Accredited program. This accreditation status is Main Street America’s top-tier recognition. Read on...
  15. 2022 juneteenth logo

    Movie night and Juneteenth events this weekend

    The City of Lenoir is hosting a movie night on the square this evening, and Juneteenth events start tomorrow at The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School. Read on...
  16. A mom and daughter at the Neon Night Ride

    Neon Night Ride draws large, glowing crowd

    More than a hundred riders came out earlier this month for the first Neon Night Ride on the City of Lenoir Greenway. Read on...
  17. Dr. Jeff Church

    City hires Public Utilities Operations Manager

    The City of Lenoir has hired Dr. Jeffrey Church as the first Public Utilities Operations Manager in the new Public Services Department. Read on...
  18. Council presents CCC&TI Cobras Baseball Team resolution to Athletic Director Jeff Link

    Council honors CCC&TI Cobras Baseball Team

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) Cobras Baseball Team Tuesday night and congratulated them on an amazing 2022 season. Read on...
  19. Jon Hogan

    City hires Public Works Operations Manager

    The City of Lenoir has hired Jonathan Hogan as the first Public Works Operations Manager in the new Public Services Department. Read on...
  20. Council presents a resolution to Mac Martin honoring 17 years of service on the Planning Board

    Council honors Mac Martin

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored long-time Planning Board Member Mac Martin Tuesday night and thanked him for his many years of service to the City. Read on...
  21. Radford Thomas

    Thomas promoted to Public Services Director

    Radford Thomas is being promoted to director of a new department at the City of Lenoir, the Public Services Department. Read on...
  22. Neon Night Ride graphic

    1st Neon Night Ride happening Friday

    The first ever Neon Night Ride in Lenoir is happening this Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex on Zacks Fork Road. Read on...
  23. Kids swimming in the outdoor pool at the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center

    Outdoor pool opens tomorrow

    The outdoor pool at the Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center (LAFC) will be open tomorrow, Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 1:30 to 5:30 pm for recreation swim. The slides will be closed. Read on...
  24. City Seal 2017

    City receives second, larger $500K EPA grant

    The City of Lenoir has received its second Brownfield Assessment grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this time for $500,000. Read on...
  25. A boy finishes one of the obstacle courses at the Lenoir Bicycle Festival May 14, 2022

    First Lenoir Bicycle Festival a success

    The first Lenoir Bicycle Festival was a success according to volunteers and participants who brought their bikes to Downtown Lenoir and road around on our streets. Read on...
  26. Kids play basketball in the summer league at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center

    Registration still open for youth summer basketball

    Registration is still open for both City of Lenoir youth summer basketball leagues. Read on...
  27. Donna Bean

    Finance director receives Local Government Finance Officers certification

    City of Lenoir Finance Director Donna Bean was recently certified as a Local Government Finance Officer by the North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association. Read on...
  28. Woman swimming backstroke, Photo by SHVETS production

    Registration still open for summer swim club

    Registration is still open for the City of Lenoir Summer Swim Club. Summer Swim Club will help participants become better swimmers and learn more strokes. The club will also compete in swim meets. Read on...
  29. A photo of where the new section of greenway connects to the current greenway

    Lenoir makes more greenway connections

    City of Lenoir Public Works staff recently made two more greenway connections near the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex. The connections increase access to the greenway in the area. Read on...
  30. City of Lenoir 2020 NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards

    City wins communications awards

    The City of Lenoir recently won two Excellence in Communications Awards from North Carolina City and County Communicators (NC3C). Read on...
  31. Raffle bikes

    Raffles, prizes, and a backwards bicycle coming to the Lenoir Bicycle Festival

    The Lenoir Bicycle Festival is next Saturday and the event planners have some fun activities on the schedule including the Impossible Backwards Bicycle Challenge. Read on...
  32. 2022 Drinking Water Week logo

    Mayor proclaims "Celebrate Drinking Water Week" in Lenoir

    On behalf of the City Council, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed the week of May 1 to 7, 2022, as “Celebrate Drinking Water Week” throughout the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  33. Mayor Gibbons speaks during at City Vision 2022 in Wilmington, NC

    Mayor Gibbons selected as Chair of NC Mayors Association

    Mayor Joe Gibbons has been selected as Chair of the NC Mayors Association Board of Directors and will serve a one-year term helping to lead the organization and its 11-member board. Read on...
  34. City Council presents the International Firefighters&#39 Day proclamation to Fire Chief Ken Hair

    Mayor proclaims International Firefighters' Day in Lenoir

    On behalf of the City of Lenoir City Council, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as “International Firefighters’ Day” throughout the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  35. City of Lenoir Police Telecommunicators Rhonda Hollowell and Dustin Eller

    Council honors Telecommunicators

    City Council and Mayor Joe Gibbons honored the City's telecommunicators last month with a proclamation naming April 10 to 16, 2022, as "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" in the City of Lenoir. Read on...
  36. road work ahead sign

    Finley Avenue to be paved tomorrow

    Contractors will be paving Finley Avenue from Main Street to Arlington Circle tomorrow and Friday. Drivers traveling the area should expect delays. Read on...
  37. Two Police department staff pick up litter on Greenhaven Drive Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

    City staff clean up Lenoir during Litter Sweep

    About 35 City staff, including the Mayor and a Councilman, picked up dozens of bags of litter Wednesday, April 20, 2022, during the City of Lenoir Spring Employee Litter Sweep. Read on...
  38. City worker loads compost into a trailer

    Compost giveaway #2 this Saturday

    The City of Lenoir is holding another leaf compost giveaway this Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Read on...
  39. 2022 Rejoice Easter concert flyer

    Get your tickets for Rejoice! A Celebration in Song Community Event

    The Freedman Cultural Center is presenting "Rejoice! A Celebration in Song Community Event" this Saturday at The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School in Downtown Lenoir. Tickets are $10 per person and are presale only. Read on...
  40. Lenoir Bicycle Festival logo

    Bicycle festival coming to Downtown Lenoir

    Planning is underway for a new event in 2022, the Lenoir Bicycle Festival. Read on...
  41. Hotel Street sign

    Council and staff cut ribbon on Hotel Street

    City Council and staff held a ribbon cutting to officially open Hotel Street yesterday, April 6, 2022. Read on...
  42. Mayor Joe Gibbons presents the Fair Housing Month Proclamation to Lauren Hart

    Mayor proclaims April to be Fair Housing Month

    City of Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed April 2022 to be Fair Housing Month in Lenoir during the Council's regular meeting Tuesday night. Read on...
  43. Sign announcing the road closure on Lower Creek Drive

    Section of Lower Creek Drive to be closed again

    A section of Lower Creek Drive will be closed again this Saturday. Contractors are installing a water line connection to the new Kattz Corner apartments. Read on...
  44. first Saturday gardeners

    Master Gardeners hosting free gardening program

    The first First Saturday in the Garden program is tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Unity Park Community Gardens in Lenoir. Read on...
  45. Easter Eggs of various colors

    Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday

    The City of Lenoir Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Mulberry Recreation Center. The hunt is open to kids 10 and younger. Read on...
  46. City worker loads compost into a trailer

    Compost giveaway this Saturday

    The City of Lenoir leaf compost giveaway is this Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Read on...
  47. Lenoir Parks and Recreation Something for Everyone

    Parks & Recreation seeking community input

    The City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community input through a brief survey. Read on...
  48. Staff mowing at Blue Ridge Memorial Park

    Families asked to clear graves before mowing season

    Staff at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir are asking that family members clear grave markers of all items not in vases before Friday, April 1, 2022. Read on...
  49. road work ahead sign

    Paving on Beall Street tomorrow

    Contractors plan to pave Beall Street from Harper Avenue to Holly Court tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Residents have been asked to not park on the street. Read on...
  50. Beall Street and Holly Court street sign

    No parking on Beall Street Thursday

    Contractors will be milling a section of Beall Street Thursday morning, March 24, 2022, and residents have been asked to not park on the street that day from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Read on...
  51. Man in bucket trimming trees

    Duke Energy clearing rights-of-way around Lenoir

    Duke Energy has started clearing rights-of-way along some of their electrical lines in Lenoir and Caldwell County. The work should be done by the end of the month. Read on...
  52. Female staff at the Lenoir Police Department

    Police Dept. recognizes female staff during Women's History Month

    In honor of Women's History Month, the City of Lenoir Police Department wants to recognize and thank the female staff who help the department succeed in enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life in Lenoir. Read on...
  53. Leprechaun Chase square social media banner

    Leprechaun Chase back for round two

    Downtown Lenoir's Leprechaun Chase Scavenger Hunt is back for round two, and the game starts today. It's free to play, so don't miss your chance to win! Read on...
  54. Sign announcing the road closure on Lower Creek Drive

    Section of Lower Creek Drive closed Saturday

    A section of Lower Creek Drive will be closed this Saturday morning and afternoon. Contractors are installing a water line connection to the new Kattz Corner apartments. Read on...
  55. A lifeguard watches a pool

    Lifeguard certification classes available

    The City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Department is offering two lifeguard certification classes this month and next. Students must complete the pretest for the first class by tomorrow. Read on...
  56. Boy practice throwing at free App State baseball clinic, Sept. 29, 2021

    Youth baseball and softball registration ends Friday

    Parents have until Friday, March 11, 2022, to sign their kids up for City of Lenoir youth baseball and softball. Read on...
  57. North Carolina State Seal

    Grand Manor Receives Rural Economic Development Grant

    The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Grand Manor Furniture is a recipient of the Rural Economic Development Division Building Reuse grant award. Read on...
  58. Water line break graphic

    Water line break on US 321

    City of Lenoir Public Utilities staff are currently working to repair a water line break on US 321 in front of Burger King. Several businesses are affected and will be without water for several hours. Read on...
  59. Love Letters for Local banner

    Do you heart a local business? Send them a valentine.

    The City of Lenoir Main Street Department is sponsoring a Love Letters for Local campaign this month. Staff are asking residents to grab a pen and piece of paper and take a few minutes to show their love for small businesses in downtown. Read on...
  60. Kent Greer

    Council selects Kent Greer to fill vacant seat

    The City of Lenoir City Council selected Kent Greer to fill the vacant seat on Council Tuesday night, Feb. 1, 2022. The vote was unanimous. Read on...
  61. News article about Thomas Scott Jr First Student to Integrate Lenoir City Schools

    City honoring black American firsts in Lenoir and Caldwell County

    In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Lenoir will honor black American firsts that happened here in Lenoir and Caldwell County via several social media posts throughout February. Read on...
  62. City Portal Dashboard square

    Sign up for WaterSmart before a leak catches you by surprise!

    When the ground freezes and thaws over and over, there's a better chance for water line breaks. Sign up for WaterSmart today to get notified of possible water leaks! Read on...
  63. Ben Willis

    City Council honors Ben Willis

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored Councilman Ben Willis last week during the Jan. 18, 2022, City Council meeting. Councilman Willis is resigning from the Council at the end of the month. Read on...
  64. Sgt. James Moore staff photo

    City Council honors Sgt. James Moore

    The City of Lenoir City Council honored retiring Police Sergeant James Moore Tuesday night, Jan. 18, 2022, during the City Council meeting. Read on...
  65. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    City facilities opening on delay Wednesday

    Due to expected icy conditions on the roads tomorrow morning, City Hall and Parks & Recreation facilities will open at 10:00 am Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Read on...
  66. Garbage Cart Placement Graphic

    Tuesday garbage collection postponed

    Due to road conditions this morning, Tuesday's garbage route will be collected this Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, weather permitting. Staff still plan to collect Monday's route tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 19. Read on...
  67. Street Division plows snow in January 2018

    Are you ready for snow? City prepping for winter weather.

    Weather forecasters are saying snow is likely this weekend. City staff is prepping to respond, and residents should take precautions as well, including moving vehicles off the streets if it does start snowing. Read on...
  68. Sorry, We&#39re Closed graphic

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings and info

    City of Lenoir City Hall and recreational facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage collection will be affected. Read on...
  69. A pear hanging on a pear tree at the Community Gardens

    Gardeners grow thousands of pounds of produce at Community Gardens

    Gardeners working the beds at the Unity Park & Community Gardens pulled and picked more than 5,000 pounds of produce last year, and much of that was donated to the community. Read on...
  70. City Council and WPCOG staff posing with the award

    Council recognized for HOME program, Foothills Veterans Stand Down

    The City of Lenoir City Council was recognized Tuesday for the City's involvement in the Unifour Consortium HOME Program. Three councilmembers were recognized for participating in the recent Foothills Veterans Winter Stand Down. Read on...
  71. were hiring, come work for the City of Lenoir

    Job openings with the City of Lenoir

    The City of Lenoir has several job openings available for anyone looking for a new opportunity or a change in career. Read on...
  72. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Notice of vacancy on the Lenoir City Council

    Notice is hereby given that the Lenoir City Council is seeking interested individuals to fill a vacancy on the City Council created by the resignation of Councilman Ben Willis. Read on...
  73. City of Lenoir Public Utiliities

    City, contractors working to repair water line break

    City staff and contractors are working today to repair a break on a 20-inch water main that has caused low pressure in certain parts of the city. Read on...
  74. Sorry, We&#39re Closed

    Christmas closings, garbage collection, and Christmas tree pickup

    City Hall and recreational facilities will be closed this Thursday, Friday, and Monday, Dec. 23, 24, and 27, in celebration of Christmas. Garbage collection will be affected. Read on...
  75. The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School decorated for Christmas

    Renovations continue at the Lenoir High School Auditorium

    City Council recently approved more renovations at the Lenoir High School Auditorium. The improvements will help the City rebrand the venue as The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School and bring more events into Downtown Lenoir. Read on...
  76. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    State and local burn bans lifted

    The N.C. Forest Service lifted the burn ban affecting Caldwell County and the region effective at noon Monday, Dec. 13. The City of Lenoir also lifted the local burn ban at the same time. Read on...
  77. City of Lenoir Public Utiliities

    Council approves bid to replace sewer line

    The City of Lenoir City Council approved a bid to replace more than 3,800 feet of sewer line that runs from Mayflower Seafood Restaurant to the Lenoir Golf Club parking lot. Read on...
  78. Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas and Judge Brady, Dec. 7, 2021

    Council members swear oaths of office, Thomas reelected as Mayor Pro Tem

    Councilmembers David Stevens, Crissy Thomas, Ike Perkins, and Jonathan Beal swore their oaths of office Tuesday night, Dec. 7, 2021, during the regular City Council meeting. Councilmember Thomas was reelected to serve another term as Mayor Pro Tempore. Read on...
  79. People Walking at Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir

    Walking Park closed today, tomorrow, and Monday

    The T.H. Broyhill Walking Park will be closed today, Wednesday, Dec. 8, tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Read on...
  80. A single luminary illuminated at night at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Dec. 152017

    Luminary display postponed to Dec. 17

    Due to the current dry conditions and the state and local burn bans, the Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park will be postponed to Friday, Dec. 17. Read on...
  81. Lieutenant John Howard

    Howard promoted to Police lieutenant

    John Howard has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Lenoir Police Department Patrol Division. Read on...
  82. FPA Christmas Shows flyer

    Foothills Performing Arts giving free Christmas shows in Downtown Lenoir

    The City of Lenoir is hosting a Foothills Performing Arts (FPA) production of two Christmas shows next week at The Campus at the Historic Lenoir High School in Downtown Lenoir. And, as an early Christmas present, the shows are FREE! Read on...
  83. burn ban icon

    City of Lenoir issues burn ban

    The City of Lenoir has issued a burn ban prohibiting all outdoor open burning, including within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. Read on...
  84. Joe Gibbons, Mayor

    Mayor Gibbons elected as WPCOG Board Vice-Chair

    The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) elected Jill Patton, Hickory City Councilmember, as the new WPCOG Board Chair, and Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of Lenoir, as vice-chair at the November meeting of the WPCOG Policy Board. Read on...
  85. 2021 Grand Marshals banner

    City honoring frontline and healthcare workers in Christmas parade

    A dozen frontline and healthcare workers will serve as the Grand Marshals during the City of Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade tomorrow night. Read on...
  86. A single luminary illuminated at night at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Dec. 152017

    Blue Ridge Memorial Park luminary display set for Dec. 10

    The City of Lenoir Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park will be Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Read on...
  87. Construction equipment sits on the new, partially graded section of Hotel Street

    Hotel Street project underway

    Contractors started clearing the Hotel Street connection yesterday. The new section will improve accessibility to several properties in the area. Read on...
  88. Sorry, We&#39re Closed

    City facilities closed for Thanksgiving

    City of Lenoir City Hall and recreation facilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, 2021, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Garbage collection WILL be affected. Read on...
  89. Council members, business owners, and employees hold up letters that spell out Shine On Shop Small

    Mayor proclaims Small Business Saturday

    Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed next Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, as Small Business Saturday in Lenoir and encourages all residents to support local businesses this holiday season. Read on...
  90. Workers paving Bethel Colony Road yesterday, Nov. 16, 2021

    Contractors paving streets this week

    Contractors started work this week to resurface several City streets. Read on...
  91. Close up of the passenger side of QRV-3

    Fire department rolling out quick response vehicles

    The City of Lenoir Fire Department is rolling out three new quick response vehicles (QRVs) next week. Firefighters will drive the QRVs to medical calls, which should reduce response times to health emergencies. Read on...
  92. Korean War veterans watch Korean children perform during the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary o

    Veterans Day ceremony in Downtown Lenoir

    American Legion Post 29 will host a Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 11, in Downtown Lenoir. The ceremony starts at 11:00 am. Read on...
  93. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Police statements on Willow Street shooting

    The Lenoir Police Department released the third statement about the shooting yesterday on Willow Street NW. The infant involved is currently in stable condition and is recovering. Read on...
  94. Star Steps dancers perform in Downtown Lenoir during the 2018 Christmas Parade

    Christmas parade set for Dec. 3

    The City of Lenoir is accepting applications to participate in the Starry Night Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The application deadline is Nov. 29. Read on...
  95. Allene Broyhill Stevens

    City Council extends condolences to family of Allene Broyhill Stevens

    The City of Lenoir City Council extends condolences to the family of Allene Broyhill Stevens, who passed away Friday, October 22, 2021, at 99 years old. Read on...
  96. basketball on gym floor at MLK Jr Center

    Youth basketball registration open

    The City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for youth basketball, ages 4 to 15 years old. Read on...
  97. Truck performing leaf pickup

    Leaf collection starts in November

    The City of Lenoir Public Works Department will start leaf collection in November. Residents will get three pickups between November and January. Read on...
  98. Halloween-Hunt-Promo-Post-1024x663-sqr

    Registration open for Halloween heist game

    The City of Lenoir Main Street Department is organizing a Haunted Halloween Mystery Heist in Downtown Lenoir, and the top prize is $1,000! Read on...
  99. CITY-SEAL-2018-blue-400px

    Boil Water Advisory Lifted

    The boil water advisory has been lifted for City of Lenoir, Baton Water Corporation, Caldwell County, Joyceton Waterworks, and the Town of Sawmills water customers. Read on...
  100. water boiling in a pot on a stove

    Boil Water Advisory!

    Due to low pressure and higher than normal turbidities in the City of Lenoir water system, customers in Lenoir and Caldwell County are advised to boil water for human consumption for at least one minute until further notice. Read on...
  101. Paul H. Broyhill

    City Council extends condolences to family of Paul H. Broyhill

    The City of Lenoir City Council extends condolences to the family of Paul H. Broyhill, who passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the age of 97 years old. Read on...
  102. Mayor Gibbons and App State Coach Kermit Smith

    Lots of kids come out for free ball clinics

    The free baseball and softball clinics held at Mulberry Recreation Center this week were a success. Read on...
  103. Ladies walking on the Lenoir Greenway

    Section of greenway closed Tuesday morning

    Public Works staff plan to close a section of the Lenoir Greenway tomorrow morning to make improvements. Read on...
  104. Fairfield Chair centennial celebration logo

    Council congratulates Fairfield Chair Co. on 100 year anniversary

    The City of Lenoir City Council recognized and congratulated Fairfield Chair Company on its 100 Year Anniversary Tuesday night. Read on...
  105. Photo of a baseball and softball

    Free baseball and softball clinics next week

    The City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free boys baseball clinic and free girls softball clinic next week in Lenoir. Appalachian State University and Caldwell Community College coaches and players are instructing. Read on...
  106. 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...
  107. 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...
  108. 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...
  109. 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...
  110. 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...
  111. 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...
  112. 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...
  113. 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...
  114. 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...
  115. 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...
  116. 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...
  117. 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...
  118. 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
  119. 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...
  120. 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...
  121. 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 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...
  124. 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...
  125. 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...
  126. 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...
  127. 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...
  128. 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...
  129. 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...
  130. 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...
  131. 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...
  132. 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...
  133. 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...
  134. 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...
  135. 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...
  136. 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...
  137. 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...
  138. 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...
  139. 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...
  140. 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...
  141. 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...
  142. 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...
  143. 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...
  144. 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...
  145. 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...
  146. 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...
  147. 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...
  148. 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...
  149. 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...
  150. 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...
  151. 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...
  152. 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...
  153. 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...
  154. 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...
  155. 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...
  156. 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...
  157. 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...
  158. 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...
  159. 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...
  160. 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...
  161. 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...
  162. 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...
  163. 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...
  164. 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...
  165. 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...
  166. 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...
  167. 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...
  168. 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...
  169. 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...
  170. 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...
  171. 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...
  172. 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...
  173. 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...
  174. 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...
  175. 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...
  176. 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...
  177. 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...
  178. City of Lenoir Christmas tree in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 18, 2020

    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

    How lovely are your branches! Read on...
  179. 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...
  180. 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...
  181. 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...
  182. 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...
  183. 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...
  184. 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...
  185. 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...
  186. 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...
  187. 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...
  188. 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...
  189. 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...
  190. 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...
  191. 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...
  192. 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...
  193. 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...
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