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Saffo, 3 council members sworn in

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video The Wilmington City Council meeting had a bit of a different feel Tuesday night as elected city officials took their oath of office. Full story...
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Council salaries will go up with city workers' wages

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video Soon, the Wilmington City Council and the Mayor will get raises when city workers do. On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy. Full story...
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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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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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McCrory's budget plan draws mixed reviews during Wilmington visit

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videoGov. Pat McCrory today made his first trip to the Port City since taking office in January. His visit comes one day after he announced his budget plan for the next two years, which CFCC says will take a bite out of a signature program. Full story...
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SBI to investigate WPD

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video The State Bureau of Investigation will look into whether members of the Wilmington Police Department did anything criminal during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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Politicians and the public got up close and personal

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videoThe League of Women Voters hosted an up-close-and-personal event this weekend. Elected officials and voters talked face-to-face this weekend in Wilmington’s Northeast Library Assembly Room. County Commissioners, NC House Representatives, and even the Mayor were in the building to answer questions directly. Full story...
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THE RANT: When did Mandalay Baseball start running the City of Wilmington?

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First, let me be absolutely clear, the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom is neither pro nor anti baseball or ballpark. It's our ultimate goal to just cover the story as it progresses and keep Cape Fear residents, as well as the taxpayers of Wilmington, informed. However, it's also our job to ask tough questions of our leaders and last night's city council meeting left me with a list of them. Full story...
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THE RANT: It only took 84 days for Wilmington City Council candidates to break campaign promise

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Well, it only took 84 days for our newest Wilmington City Council members and the mayor to break their campaign promise on taxes. Full story...
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