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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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Wilmington gets feedback on food trucks

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videoThe City of Wilmington got input today on the Port City's moveable feasts. Food truck owners want changes to the city's code regulating them, but some downtown restaurant owners are not happy about the possible changes that could mean more competition. Full story...
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City adopts resolution to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA

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The Wilmington City Council wants the federal government to reverse a recent change that designated Brunswick County as part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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Firefighter pay increase discussed at retreat

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video From battling dangerous flames to rescuing car crash victims, Wilmington’s firefighters provide a valuable service to our community. Full story...
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StarNews: Wilmington council discusses paying 'living wage' to city employees

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Wilmington's roughly 1,000 city workers that officials say are underpaid could soon see their salaries increase. City Council members spent a considerable amount of time discussing employee compensation during a Monday work session on next year's budget. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. talk cooperation

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video New Hanover County and Wilmington leaders came together this morning for a power breakfast at the Wilmington Convention Center. The goal of the event was expanding cooperation between the two governing bodies and when it comes to the region's economic development strategy.

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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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The Rant: WPD, city leaders need to break 'code of silence'

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videoA day after Wilmington's police chief addressed mistakes that hastened changes in his department, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there's a way to answer some. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves funding to improve Riverfront Park

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videoTonight Wilmington City Council decided to spend more than a half-million dollars to fix up Riverfront Park. The master plan will extend from Market Street through where the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is docked. Full story...
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Council to consider $530k for Riverfront Park, $7k for DBA

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video Wilmington City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $500,000 to fix up Riverfront Park. The money is spread out over two agenda items with some of the money coming from a proposed grant. Full story...
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Convention center hotel gets franchise OK

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videoWilmington's long-awaited convention center hotel may finally be moving forward. Friday, the city learned that Hilton Hotels has approved Harmony Hospitality's application to build a $33.6 million, 186-room Embassy Suites as the convention center hotel. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters union writes open letter to city council regarding pay

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video It’s one of the most important public services a community can have, but the Wilmington Fire Department says their current pay rate is unsustainable and unacceptable. Full story...
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Castle Branch to bring headquarters, 420 jobs to Wilmington

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video After looking into opportunities in California and Canada, Castle Branch, which does background and drug screenings for employers, says Wilmington is the place it will continue to call home. Full story...
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Wilmington moving forward with pedestrian bridge near UNCW

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video Wilmington City Council is moving forward with plans to try and make crossing a busy street a lot safer. Concern from UNCW staff has the city looking at giving pedestrians a path over South College Rd. instead of across it. Full story...
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