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City Council approves funding for WPD gang investigative unit

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for and received more than $142,000 for a new gang investigative unit, and reinforcements are coming to his department not a minute too soon. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. 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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Latest dispute over convention center hotel

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video They haven’t even broken ground yet, but there is a lot of debate over the new proposed convention center hotel. The owner of the Hilton Wilmington Riverside has sent another letter to council members disputing the new convention center hotel. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: State of the Cease Fire

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video Tomorrow marks the 90th day of the Cease Fire initiative and local clergy and community leaders want to share information about their future plans. Chief Ralph Evangelous and Mayor Bill Saffo are scheduled to attend the event along with other community leaders. Full story...
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Saffo, most area mayor candidates unopposed as municipal filing ends

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video Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo drew a lot of criticism for standing out in front of the city's efforts to build a publicly-funded baseball stadium last year. It led many critics to make statements that they would remember come the next election. It looks like it won't matter. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington celebrates Independence Day

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video Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Wilmington to celebrate Independence Day. Food, music, fun and of course fireworks made up the 17th Annual Battleship Blast. Full story...
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Wilmington mayor running for re-election to serve fourth term

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video Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Tuesday he plans to run for re-election this year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DBA leaders tight lipped on misuse of public funds

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The Downtown Business Alliance has three board members on a task force to help market Downtown Wilmington with the Bring It! Downtown campaign. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor responds to Bring It! Downtown spending problem

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video Wilmington City Council met for the first time today since a WWAY investigation uncovered big questions about the way a marketing group set up to bring people to downtown Wilmington spent public dollars. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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Leaders discuss community involvement for safer schools

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video Leaders in our community are trying to find a way to prevent violence in schools, like last year's shootings in Connecticut. 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, County Commission agree to work together

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video They’re two of the most influential governing bodies in our area and after some bad blood in the past it appears that the New Hanover County Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council are finally seeing things eye to eye. Full story...
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Politicians and the public got up close and personal

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videoThe League of Women Voters hosted an up-close-and-personal event this weekend. Elected officials and voters talked face-to-face this weekend in Wilmington’s Northeast Library Assembly Room. County Commissioners, NC House Representatives, and even the Mayor were in the building to answer questions directly. Full story...
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