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Bill Saffo

THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington's budget concerns highlighted in New York Times

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Wilmington, N.C., is not Camden, N.J., which laid off half its police force this year. It is not Detroit, which is closing half of its public schools. But like local governments across the country, the City of Wilmington has been demonstrably diminished by five years of unyielding economic despair. That a place like Wilmington, until recently a real estate boom town, would defer a purchase as essential as a fire truck for even one year, much less five, speaks to the withering toll. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders meet to discuss possible downtown improvements

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videoHow can downtown Wilmington become a benchmark city? That was a question that was kicked around today at a state of downtown panel discussion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo says proposed hotel ship would require funds the city doesn't have

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video The new convention center has brought in a good amount of visitors but one man says his idea will attract even more folks to the center and the rest of the Cape Fear. John Voet says his hotel ship is what Wilmington needs. He’s proposing docking the ship downtown along the river walk. But for now, Mayor Bill Saffo says the city will not be moving forward with Voet's proposal. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks at ways to tighten budget

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video At a budget work session today, Mayor Bill Saffo said he thinks there will be much debate over changes to the system. He said although the decision to adjust the budget may not be easy, it is necessary. Full story...
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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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