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Links and resources for those affected by the current public health crisis

UPDATED: 04/03/2020 New listings are in italics.   Hello Downtown Community! We have recently received information from the NC Department of Commerce and other sources with links & resources available for those businesses, non-profits, artists, and others who may be affected by the current public health crisis. Please review the following links for more information. For [...]

By |2020-04-03T13:54:53-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

More than ever, local businesses need you

Author: Guy Lucas, News-Topic At lunch on Thursday, my wife and I ordered hot dogs at Shake-N-Dog and ate on a bench in front of the Caldwell County Courthouse. The sun shone down, a gentle breeze pushed its heat away, and I looked around at the beautiful architecture. Days like that normally calm my soul. [...]

By |2020-03-22T13:02:42-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

Lenoir wins again at state conference

By Garrett Stell, Mar 12, 2020 4:36 PM Lenoir again has won awards at an annual state conference of downtown development officials. The North Carolina Gravity Games was chosen in the category of Best Downtown Event or Series, and the reconstruction project of 122 Boundary St. was chosen in Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:41:22-04:00March 19th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

Economic Injury Disaster Loans being made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hello Downtown Community, Please find attached information we’ve received from the NC Department of Commerce regarding Economic Injury Disaster Loans being made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can find more information and online applications here: All applications for this program need to go directly through the SBA – we do not administer [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:38:10-04:00March 19th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments

American Express grant application available now

Deadline March 31, 2020   Small businesses are vital to thriving communities. They help strengthen and diversify neighborhoods and provide pathways for innovation and entrepreneurship. But the current and future retail landscape is changing. That’s why American Express® is teaming up with Main Street America to give 10 small business owners $10,000 each to help [...]

By |2020-03-18T14:56:05-04:00March 18th, 2020|Downtown News|0 Comments


Dear Downtown Lenoir friends and neighbors, The safety of the residents, workers, and visitors in Downtown Lenoir is of the utmost importance to us here at the City of Lenoir Main Street Program. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). You [...]

By |2020-03-17T12:31:42-04:00March 17th, 2020|Downtown News, Newsletter|0 Comments

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. Staff has developed a flexible action plan to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide essential City services to our residents. “The safety of our community [...]

By |2020-03-13T14:22:19-04:00March 13th, 2020|Recent Creations|0 Comments

Becky Gibbons receives first “Gibbons Award” from City of Lenoir Main Street

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. Main Street staff and volunteers presented the award during the "I Heart Main Street" celebration held at 1841 Cafe.  The celebration is a way to show appreciation for the [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:16:38-05:00February 19th, 2020|Recent Creations|0 Comments

NC Gravity Games & Street Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary w/ Races, Science Expo and Surprises, All FREE, Saturday, April 25 

Competition and festivities celebrate STEM education, offer family fun courtesy of sponsors  Google, ASU, NC Science Fest & City of Lenoir     Registration closes on March 13   (LENOIR, NC) - February 13, 2020 - The checkered flag waves again at the tenth annual NC Gravity Games & Street Fest, a landmark STEM-education festival and [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:58:30-05:00February 13th, 2020|Downtown News, Recent Creations|0 Comments

Caldwell Rotary to host 10th Annual Chili Cook-off

  The Caldwell Rotary Club will host it's 10th Annual Rotary Chili Cook-Off on Monday, February 24, 2020 (11:30am to 1:00pm) at 1841 Café in Downtown Lenoir. Tickets are $7  in advance, if bought from a Caldwell Rotary Club member and $8 at the door. Each ticket includes chili sampling, fixings, dessert & drink. ******************************************* [...]

By |2020-01-31T14:42:38-05:00January 31st, 2020|Recent Creations|0 Comments