We have been selected from a pool of nearly 50 host governments to participate in the Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) at the UNC School of Government fellowship program. Representatives from the UNC School of Government, the NC League of Municipalities, NC Association of County Commissioners, and NC City and County Management Association believe Norwood would provide a transformative experience to the fellow that Norwood selects. This Fellow would be a recent North Carolina College graduate. The fellow is given additional training by the UNC School of Government which will be tailored to our work plan for the student. When he or she arrives ready to work in Norwood July of this year they will still receive support and expertise from the school. We believe this will be a great benefit to Norwood as 100% of previous host sites would strongly recommend LFNC. We will be getting a specifically trained, well-matched college graduate that is here to assist Norwood in being the best it can be. Please join me in thanking Norwood Council for allowing me to undertake this exciting beneficial partnership.
Your Town Administrator,
Scott Howard, MBA
Ribbon Cutting for Fat Backs Soul Food & BBQ April 9, 2021
Join the Town of Norwood and the Central Business District Group in Welcoming Fat Backs Soul Food and Barbecue to the Norwood Community! The Ribbon Cutting Will Be Friday April 9, 2021 at 10:30 at their Location on 144 N. Main Street, Norwood. This is the first Ribbon Cutting of Many Scheduled this Month. So, Stay Tuned!
Norwood Police Chief Named Regional Director of the NC Association of Chiefs of Police
Norwood, NC (January 19, 2021) – Chief Wilson of the Norwood Police Department has been named Region 3 Director of the of North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Wilson was nominated by his peers for the position.
As the elected Regional Director Chief Wilson will organize yearly training, attend legislative meetings in Raleigh, and serve as the liaison between the Association and the region (the counties of Stanly, Anson, Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland).
“Chief Wilson is very deserving of this recognition,” said Town Administrator Scott Howard. “I know he will serve the Association of Chiefs of Police with the same honor and distinction that he serves the citizens of Norwood with each and every day.”
The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police was founded in 1977 as an organization that would develop police leadership for Chiefs of Police in North Carolina.
Chief Wilson has served as the Town of Norwood Police Chief for more than 5 years. He holds a Master’s Degree from American Public University in Homeland Security with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Terrorism Studies. In 2017, he graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico VA. Chief Wilson serves his community as Youth Leader and Sunday School teacher at Memorial Baptist Church. He also serves as a Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Studies at Pfeiffer University. In spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.
“I am honored and humbled to continue to serve my community in the new capacity with the NC Association of Chiefs of Police,” said Chief James Wilson. “I will work, as always, to provide a safe environment, to enforce laws, and to serve our citizens with honor and integrity.”
For more information about the Town of Norwood, please visit Norwoodgov.com. For more information about the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, please visit ncacp.org.
Town of Norwood
Arbor Day 2021 is Cancelled
From the Town Administrator’s Desk
Friday January 29, 2021
As you probably may know, the Yadkin Regional Water Supply Project (Water Line Project with Union County) will provide a long-term source of water to Northeastern Union County and assist Norwood with much needed revenue to assist in maintaining our excellent water supply to our customers. Norwood will acquire a new water intake and pump station along with many other benefits.
Construction is slated to begin early this year at what will be the new intake facility at the lake. This is after more that 15 years of work. To keep track of the progress and for more information on what is the largest water project in the state, you can log on to yadkinwater.com.
I have been informed that construction on any given property will usually last a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Most work will occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays. Any traffic impact should be minor.
Occasionally, a lane next to construction may be temporarily closed to for equipment and personnel to move around safely. Much care and planning have been placed into the planning and execution of this massive project. This project will be benefit Norwoodians and Union County. Construction should be complete in 2023.
This weekend, I encourage you to stay safe yet still get out and enjoy our great little town that is only getting better. We have a lot to offer, Let’s enjoy it!
Scott Howard, MBA ICMA
Town of Norwood