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Wilmington City Council

Wilmington City Council approves funding for Water Street parking deck

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video The city council voted in favor of funding repairs to the Water Street parking deck. The ordinance was not unanimous “I just have a real problem spending $669,000 on something were going to tear down and I hope we tear down sooner not later, “ Council woman Laura Padgett thinks there are better uses for the property. “I think there are several ways to look at it, I would like to see at least some park space.” Full story...
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Search for foreign investors could delay convention center hotel even longer

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videoAnother delay seems likely for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel. At a briefing with city leaders this morning, the developer said it needs another extension. Full story...
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'Bring it! Downtown' showing signs of success

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video Members of Wilmington's "Bring it! Downtown" campaign say the last six months were a success. The group told City Council this morning it surpassed benchmarks from council while increasing membership from 42 to 71. Full story...
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City Council tackles parking issues

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video Wilmington City Council looked at the issue of parking in the city, passing an ordinance to spend just over $130,000 to pay operating expenses and help city parking decks pay debt. The council also addressed the parking deck on Water street Full story...
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City Council approves building plans

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video Wilmington City Council addressed two zoning issues, one to change an area of Greenville Loop road for a 14 unit single family development and another on Lake Avenue for a low density multi-family development. Council voted unanimously to approve both changes. Full story...
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City council one step closer to deciding fate of old building

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video City council is one step closer in deciding the fate of the old Taste of Country Restaurant at 236 South Front Street. Full story...
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City council redefines leash law

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video The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property. Full story...
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'Vote No' members to keep fighting city hall

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video The campaign brought together the young and the old, Democrats and Republicans, and today on the steps of Wilmington City Hall, they came together one more time not to disband, but to announce themselves as the voice of Wilmington voters. Full story...
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Wilmington considers donating police cars to NJ town devastated by Sandy

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video The town of Union Beach in New Jersey is one of many places still hurting after Hurricane Sandy hit and one Wilmington man is hard pressed to help his hometown with a very specific need. Full story...
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Ballpark push cost taxpayers $291,000

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video After months of planning and debate, Wilmington's plan to build a ballpark struck out on Election Day. Voters may have avoided a tax increase, but they'll still foot the bill for the city's pursuit of a stadium. Full story...
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Chamber of commerce talks future of baseball in Wilmington

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video Is it past time for the national pastime in the Port City? Since the city first pitched building a ballpark, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been behind the scenes. Wednesday night, WWAY spoke with the president to find out what's next. Full story...
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City votes to move Christmas tree ceremony

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videoAt Wednesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting, Council decided to stop the city's annual lighting of the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree. Full story...
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Council approves $10K for new lighting around Kenan Memorial Fountain

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videoCouncil members also came up with a safety plan for the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The council approved $10,000 for lighting to be installed around the structure. Several accidents have damaged the 90-year-old fountain at Market and Fifth Streets. Full story...
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Ballpark referendum strikes out

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videoAfter several months of campaigning both for and against building a ballpark in the Port City, results are in, and voters overwhelmingly said no. Seventy percent of Wilmington voters decided against the city building a $37 million ballpark. Full story...
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Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday

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With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls. Full story...
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