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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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City, county leaders prioritize Garner Report

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videoNew Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City council met at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center Tuesday to discuss a handful of strategies they want to move forward with first. This is a follow up meeting to discuss the strategies stem the 100-thousand-dollar garner report presented earlier this year. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council delay means city could soon be out of compliance

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videoCity Council met tonight, and the future of Wilmington was front and center. On the agenda was how to regulate the growth of Wilmington's suburban areas. A decision was made, but everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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UPDATE: City council votes to support bike, pedestrian projects

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Wilmington City Council voted to put pen to paper to support state funding for bike path improvements. The state now requires a letter of support from local governments if they want funds for these type of projects. Full story...
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DFI to begin soliciting developers for Water St. parking deck

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted 5 to 1 on a resolution to move forward with the Water Street parking deck proposals. Full story...
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WDI wants to study municipal service district

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videoThe Wilmington City Council spoke with Wilmington Downtown Inc. about establishing a municipal service district. Full story...
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Council wants more feedback on Castle Street Peddler Flea Market

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video Some local businesses say the City of Wilmington cost them some valuable foot traffic after shutting down the Peddler Flea Market on Castle Street. The city shut the market down last month when it realized the market violated city ordinance. Now neighboring businesses are worried about their losing their own profits. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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Wilmington's decision on breweries so close supporters can taste it

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videoMonths after the debate began Wilmington's position on breweries is headed to city council for a vote. The Wilmington planning commission approved amendments to the city's zoning regulations to include breweries. Full story...
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UPDATE: City Council backs court ruling on towing cost cap

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videoWilmington City Council removed the cap on towing fees related to private property Tuesday night. The decision came after the State Supreme Court ruled that cities cannot regulate those charges when a towing company picks up your car from private property, like an apartment complex. Full story...
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$162 K for more sod for Municipal Golf Course restoration

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved using more money for the Muncipal Golf Course Renovation. Full story...
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City moves forward with Cinema Dr. location

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted to move forward with building a new fire station on Cinema Drive. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to allow mosque

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videoThe Wilmington City Council unanimously voted to allow a Mosque at 17th and Rankin Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Padgett wishes other council members spent more of travel budget

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videoWilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett's spending habits are making headlines again. Padgett overspent on her travel budget for the fiscal year that just ended. She's the only council member to do so, and it's not the first time. Full story...
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Wilmington to reimburse council member for going over travel budget

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett will be reimbursed for going over her travel budget. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the council approved giving Padgett $450.10 back. She said she went over her $2,750 budget. Full story...
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