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Wilmington City Council

Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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ACLU concerned about Wilmington plan to ban gangs from parks

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videoThe American Civil Liberties Union says it has "serious concerns" about a proposal Wilmington City Council is considering that would ban gang members from city parks. If adopted, Wilmington would be the first city in the state to enact such a law. Full story...
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Wilmington considers new process for giving money to community groups

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videoNon-profit groups and other organizations with an eye for economic development will likely have to go through a new process to ask the City of Wilmington for money. Full story...
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Council gets look at proposed Arts Center parking lot upgrades

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videoWilmington City Council got a look today at potential improvements to the parking area near the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. Full story...
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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

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Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be. Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn't it just moving gang members to other areas of the city? Full story...
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Convention center hotel deal won't be ready for Tuesday's council meeting

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videoThe City of Wilmington says proposed purchase/development and parking agreements for the convention center hotel will not be finalized in time for consideration at Tuesday's as had been expected. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss convention center hotel at next meeting

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The city and convention center hotel developer Harmony Hospitality, Inc. are finalizing a purchase and development agreement that is expected to be ready for City Council consideration at their Oct. 1 meeting. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck is also expected to be ready at that time and a public hearing will be held on both items. Full story...
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Council approves funding for 3 projects, accepts reimbursement for another

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video The Wilmington City Council got to work at their Tuesday meeting covering a wide variety of items during the three and a half hour meeting. Full story...
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Padgett undergoes successful transplant

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video The Wilmington City Council had a full docket at their Tuesday meeting, but instead of talking dollars and cents the biggest announcement was about the health of a councilwoman. Full story...
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County approves $325,000 incentive for Live Oak Bank; city votes Tuesday

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video New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday to make a partnership payment of $325,000 over the next five years with Live Oak Bank. The bank's expansion in Wilmington is expected to bring more than 100 jobs. Full story...
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