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Laura Padgett

Candidate profile: Laura Padgett

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video With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, we've been introducing your to the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Incumbent Laura Padgett says her experience is an asset to the city and looks forward to continue to improve Wilmington. Full story...
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Travel policy and debris cleanup addressed at Wilmington City Council meeting

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video A resolution amending Wilmington City Council's travel policy passed after being continued in a meeting back in August. Full story...
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Padgett wants travel policy amended after reimbursement request denied

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video Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett says the city's travel policy needs to be amended. At the council meeting Tuesday night, Padgett proposed changing the policy by stating any reimbursement request that doesn't meet the travel policy to not be paid, which can then be appealed by the individual. She also proposed requiring members to request in person the use of additional money known as pool money to cover any extra expenses. Full story...
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Council candidates speak out about Padgett's spending

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video Elections for municipal offices are less than 100 days away, and candidates are working hard to get their names and viewpoints noticed. Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is running for reelection, but she's making waves after being denied reimbursement for a trip she took to Washington, DC. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council member denied reimbursement for travel by audit committee

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video Wilmington City Council member Laura Padgett requested to be reimbursed about $700 for a trip she took to Washington D.C. in March, but the city’s audit committee denied her request. Now Padgett is saying she doesn't think the committee handled it properly. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council member wants any left over money to go in her pocket first

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video With these tough economic times, people are thinking twice when it comes to spending money, but Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett has had no problem running up her travel expense tab and even exceeding the limit. Tuesday night City Council voted unanimously to let Padgett dip into some more cash, but one member says it's the first and last time it will happen. Full story...
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Non-Profit exec explains personal charges on corporate credit card

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WDI Director admits to using corporate card to buy cigars and groceries for himself. Full story...
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Questioned charges lead to new WDI credit card policy

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WDI executive director John Hinnant admits he used the card to buy grocery and cigars and for some other charges, but later reimbursed the organization. Full story...
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Wilmington council asks for Wilmington Downtown Inc. audit

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video The City of Wilmington has put a freeze on funding for Wilmington Downtown Inc. Laura Padgett called out the organization during last week's City Council meeting saying she had seen evidence of inappropriate charges on the group's corporate credit card, but WDI says its record is clean and an audit will prove it. Full story...
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Regional planners move on without Wilson

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A Wilmington developer tied to the federal indictment of a former Mike Easley aide is out of another job. Today the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization picked a new chair to replace Lanny Wilson. Full story...
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Council Members vying to keep seats

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The deadline has passed and the candidates are ready to go. A dozen candidates have filed to run for the Wilmington City Council. Some of them are already speaking out. Laura Padgett has been on Wilmington's City Council for 12 years and is running to keep her seat. Full story...
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