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Wilmington City Council

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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City Council, County Commission agree to work together

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video They’re two of the most influential governing bodies in our area and after some bad blood in the past it appears that the New Hanover County Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council are finally seeing things eye to eye. Full story...
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Repairs to Kenan Fountain are complete

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video Repairs and improvements made to the Kenan Fountain on Market Street in Downtown Wilmington are now complete after new lighting was installed this week. Full story...
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Council approves funding for mobile field force

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video The City of Wilmington posted its lowest crime numbers ever in 2012, but Chief Ralph Evangelous isn’t resting on his laurels. Full story...
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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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