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Wilmington City Council

$55M Wilmington transportation bond heads to November ballot

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videoIt's now up to Wilmington voters to either pass or reject a transportation bond. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the $55 million bond and put it on the November ballot. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington approves $30,000 for fireworks show

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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Galleria shopping center in lawmakers' hands

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videoThe future of the old Galleria shopping center is now up to the General Assembly. Both the Wilmington City Council and Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved an inter-local agreement to annex the property Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington passes $145 million budget

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videoProperty taxes are going up in Wilmington. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a $145 million budget. Full story...
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K9 officer Kaas donated to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington City Council decided a Wilmington police dog will soon have a new home. Full story...
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

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videoWilmington's 4th of July fireworks mean big crowds and big business downtown, but the city is again struggling to find funds to cover the cost. The show brings an estimated 40,000 people downtown each year. Full story...
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WPD shrinks K9 unit, city looks to donate dog to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington Police dog involved in a controversial bite last fall may soon belong to the Fair Bluff Police Department. Tomorrow Wilmington City Council will vote whether to donate Kaas to Fair Bluff as surplus property the city no longer needs. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders continue debate on Riverfront Park plans

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videoWilmington City Council is looking to give Riverfront Park a facelift. The city plans to start construction in January, but before that leaders must agree on a design. Full story...
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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff

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videoA Wilmington police dog that's been off the street for months after a bite incident following a car chase could soon find a new home in Columbus County. Full story...
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New Wilmington police car design faces scrutiny

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videoSome Wilmington council members aren't pleased with a proposal to change the design of the city's police cars. Full story...
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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns

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videoState lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area. The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally. Full story...
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City Council holds public hearing on new budget, transportation bond proposal

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videoWilmington City Council heard from the public over their recommended city budget Tuesday night. The $145 million plan includes a $91 million general fund. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders hope penny property tax hike will help with employee pay, public safety

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videoWilmington City Council will meet tomorrow night to discuss the upcoming city budget. The proposed budget includes a property tax increase and wage raises to get current employees closer to averages in similar cities. Full story...
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Redevelopment of Water St. deck crawls along

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videoAfter nearly half a century, the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington needs an upgrade, and soon, but plans to remove the deck and redevelop the land are slow moving. Today Wilmington City Council members met again to try to get closer to a decision. Full story...
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City Council protests stop for now

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videoSupporters of pay increases for Wilmington Police and Firefighter employees have stopped demonstrating at Wilmington Council Meetings for now. Full story...
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