Bill Saffo
Former Councilman Sparks calls out city for finding money for projects but not Love Grove
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 2:53pm.

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.

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City of Wilmington will spend $50,000 or more to light Kenan Fountain
Submitted by on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:34pm.

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.

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Wilmington City Council wants a raise when city employees get their increases
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:28pm.

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

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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:18pm.

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.

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City Council approves funding for WPD gang investigative unit
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:18pm.

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.

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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 10:19pm.

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.

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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: Council candidates discuss ideas for fighting Wilmington's gang problem
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 4:17pm.

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.

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Latest dispute over convention center hotel
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 6:20pm.

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.

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HAPPENING TODAY: State of the Cease Fire
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:07pm.

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.

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Saffo, most area mayor candidates unopposed as municipal filing ends
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:49pm.

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.

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