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City leaders read by example

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Students at Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington got a special treat today. Volunteers including Wilmington's police chief, fire chief and mayor came out today to meet, greet and read with the kids. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington City Attorney "too tired" to answer tough questions after council meeting

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When we took the mayor the bond language and asked him to show it to us, he told us the only person that could answer that question was City Attorney Carolyn Johnson. So, we went to Johnson to ask her, but she rudely responded that she was "too tired" to answer our question. Full story...
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Saffo says 2010 was a good year despite a tight budget

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video Amidst a struggling economy and a tight budget, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he's happy with the state of the city. There's no doubt the city of Wilmington has had to do more with less, but Saffo says his team of city employees has helped make the Port City a great city. Full story...
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Transcript of Mayor Saffo's "State of the City" Address

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Click here to read a transcript of Mayor Bill Saffo's "State of the City" Address from Monday night. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Mayor Saffo's answer... bar owners should take more responsibility

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The community is at odds over who should step up and help fight the ongoing violence downtown and it seems everyone is pointing a finger at someone else to come up with solutions. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor Saffo blames media for "violent downtown" perception; then apologizes

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video Mayor Bill Saffo says it's the media's fault downtown has such a bad reputation these days. During a discussion about downtown ABC permits at last night's City Council meeting, Saffo went on record claiming the media is causing the problem. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Convention Center gets hotel

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video During his monthly "Ask the Mayor" appearance tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo announced the city has selected a hotel for the Convention Center. Full story...
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Saffo: "The state of the city is strong"

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video The mayor gave his annual State of the City address Monday night at City Council Chambers. He says with a tough year behind, there's a lot to look forward to. Full story...
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Saffo won't seek Senate

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Wilmington Mayor says he will not run for Julia Boseman's State Senate seat. Full story...
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Wilmington mayoral candidate sues Star News and points finger at opposition

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videoAn anonymous contributor to the Star News website alleges Paul Knight embezzled money and was sued twice for sexual harassment. Now Knight is suing the John Doe and pointing the finger at incumbent Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Saffo, Haynes filing for re-election

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo headed to the New Hanover County Board of Elections office around eleven Monday morning to file for re-election. Wilmington City Council member Margaret Haynes will also file with the board of elections Monday. Full story...
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Race for Wilmington mayor starts early, Knight announcement Tuesday

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The race for Wilmington mayor is getting started early this year. Paul Knight, vice president and general manager of Sea-Comm Media, which owns several radio stations, is expected to announce Tuesday he will run against Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Perdue, Saffo talk local stimulus money

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Governor Bev Perdue visited UNCW to talk about getting, and spending, federal stimulus money in North Carolina.

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City of Wilmington looking to cut budget for 2009-2010

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo called the outcome of Monday's City Work session sobering. The city will have to cut its budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. How much is not yet certain. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo addresses the city's financial state Monday night

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo took to the podium Monday night for his State of the City address.

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