Message from the Mayor

April 5, 2019

The City of Lenoir is a great place to live. I don’t say that just because I’m Mayor. I say that because I’ve lived here all my life and it’s true. We have great people, friendly neighborhoods, unique businesses, and plenty to do.

Part of what makes Lenoir great is the services. Several businesses have opened in the past year, and local industries are planning expansions.

Katz Sandwich Co. opened in 2018 as did The Shake-N-Dog, Workout Anytime, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tybrisa Books, K&K Sparkle Boutique, DPS Antiques, Liquid Roots, Lenoir Printing Solutions, Rockhaven by Delicate Touch, and Camp Coffee Roasters.

Earlier this year, Hampton Inn & Suites opened a new, 86-bed hotel on Wilkesboro Boulevard. The hotel is a great asset to the City, and we’re proud to have them in Lenoir. We’re also proud to have Blue Ridge Energy here. Last year, the company broke ground on their new corporate headquarters on Blowing Rock Boulevard.

Caldwell UNC Health Care also is expanding. In January, the hospital broke ground on the Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic. The facility will bring psychiatric care and enhanced behavioral health services to our residents.

The City is planning improvements and expanding services as well. Our new Fire Station 3 will open this year. Station 3 will improve response times on the east side of town. In addition to recent upgrades at the water treatment plant, Council gave the go ahead on a new water meter project. The new meters will improve accuracy, and customers will have online access to water bills. Parks and Recreation is improving the Lenoir Optimist Park, and this year Public Works will start paving a new section of greenway trail that runs through the city.

On top of all this, the City’s Main Street Department won four awards at the North Carolina Main Street Conference in March!

We have a lot of momentum in the City of Lenoir. Downtown is bustling and new businesses are opening everywhere. Come visit and help keep that momentum going.

Mayor Joe Gibbons
City of Lenoir