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ONLY ON 3: Padgett wishes other council members spent more of travel budget

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videoWilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett's spending habits are making headlines again. Padgett overspent on her travel budget for the fiscal year that just ended. She's the only council member to do so, and it's not the first time. 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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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 meets to discuss adding law enforcement

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video Wilmington City Council will consider an ordinance requesting more than 300- thousand dollars to create a mobile field force within the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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Given a second chance, Berger misses first meeting back

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video Nearly a year after being removed from all of the committees he served on due to his tardiness New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back. But his first committee meeting as a member of the CFPUA Board didn't exactly go as planned. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers small biz help along with ballpark

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video Spending money to make money. The City of Wilmington is looking for ways to spur economic development. Some council members believe a baseball stadium may do that. At the same time, the city also wants to help small business owners. Is there money for both? Full story...
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THE RANT: It only took 84 days for Wilmington City Council candidates to break campaign promise

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Well, it only took 84 days for our newest Wilmington City Council members and the mayor to break their campaign promise on taxes. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council welcomes two new members

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Your votes last month brought in two new members to the Wilmington City Council tonight. Previous city councilwoman, Margaret Haynes, regained a seat on the council. Haynes, a Durham native, had some emotional moments during her address to the public and fellow council members. Full story...
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