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Saffo, 3 council members sworn in

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video The Wilmington City Council meeting had a bit of a different feel Tuesday night as elected city officials took their oath of office. Full story...
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Former Councilman Sparks calls out city for finding money for projects but not Love Grove

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The city has turned down a request for funding the new access, saying it doesn't have the money. But Sparks says the city has had absolutely no problem this past week finding $4 million to buy new downtown property, giving themselves raises, and lighting the Kenan Fountain for $50,000. Full story...
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City of Wilmington will spend $50,000 or more to light Kenan Fountain

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videoThe Wilmington City Council directed staff members Monday to hire Musco Lighting of Iowa to change the lighting around the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The company will charge between $50,000 and $60,000 to upgrade the lighting. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council wants a raise when city employees get their increases

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The resolution, sponsored by council members Margaret Haynes and Laura Padgett, Would direct the city manager to apply any future across the board cost of living pay adjustments for general employees to the pay of the mayor and city council. video Full story...
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Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

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videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Charlie Rivenbark

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark landed in the hospital last week, but he is out and back on the campaign trail this week. Now he is asking for your vote for what he says could be the last time so he can keep his seat on the city council. Full story...
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Rivenbark in hospital for tests after fainting

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark was taken to the hospital yesterday after he passed out. His campaign says it was due to a drop in blood pressure. Full story...
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City Council candidates square off in WWAY, WHQR forum

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video WWAY’s political editor Kevin Wuzzardo and WHQR’s Kate O’Reilly grilled five of the six city Wilmington City Council candidates so you have the best possible tools to cast your vote when you head to the polls. Full story...
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ICYMI: WWAY, WHQR host final Wilmington City Council debate

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videoEarly voting is already underway for Nov. 5's municipal elections. Tonight voters had one last chance to get to know the men running for Wilmington City Council. WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR 91.3 FM hosted a forum featuring City Council hopefuls. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: Council candidates discuss ideas for fighting Wilmington's gang problem

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videoThe election for Wilmington City Council is less than four weeks away, so we decided to ask the candidates for their ideas about fighting gang violence in the Port City. Full story...
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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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City Council tackles parking issues

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video Wilmington City Council looked at the issue of parking in the city, passing an ordinance to spend just over $130,000 to pay operating expenses and help city parking decks pay debt. The council also addressed the parking deck on Water street Full story...
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Problem with ballpark petition has some on edge

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video City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the taxpayer-funded ballpark petition. Full story...
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Saffo, Cheatham, Rivenbark refuse to talk baseball, hotel, budget

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It seems like our city leaders are afraid to talk about the baseball project and where it stands right now. Full story...
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