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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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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'

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video Although Wilmington's mayoral race was uncontested, there was more than 500 write-in votes. Among those man about town Ricky Meeks led the way with 73. Full story...
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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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