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Wilmington City Council

Occupy Wilmington explores options to set up camp at City Hall

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video Some members of Occupy Wilmington have spent the past couple of weeks trying to get their camping equipment back on the lawn at City Hall. Monday their lawyer received notice that their request for a permit was denied by the city. Now the group is looking into its options. Full story...
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City approves bonuses and party for employees

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video The issue of bonuses for city employees was expected to be a hot button topic at tonight’s city council meeting, but with no public opposition, council passed the motion unanimously. Full story...
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City Council says Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will not be privatized

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Wilmington City Council Tuesday night made clear it will not privatize the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Instead it will seek a public-private partnership with the Althea Gibson Foundation. Full story...
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Six-month moratorium approved for Wilmington's sign ordinance

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Among some big issues on tonight's Wilmington City Council agenda was the city's sign ordinance for businesses. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers $1.2M for bonuses, employee party

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video If council approves the $1.2 million, the majority of city employees will get $1,000 come December. The city also plans to use up to $7,000 of the money for an employee appreciation party. Full story...
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Two new faces elected to Wilmington City Council; Sparks left out

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video After all the votes were counted Tuesday night two new faces came out as winners for Wilmington City Council. Businessman Neil Anderson and retiree Margaret Haynes are the two non-incumbent candidates that will fill two of three open seats; incumbent Laura Padgett was re-elected. Full story...
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Meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council, mayor

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For the last few weeks WWAY has been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and Wilmington Mayor. As Election Day approaches, here are links to each of the candidate profiles. Full story...
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Wilmington sign ordinance a citywide issue

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video The downtown sign showdown continues. Last night Wilmington City Council decided to have staff spend more time on controversial sign regulations that have many downtown businesses in an uproar. But others in the city are finding out that the rule also affects them. Full story...
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Wilmington council continues look at sign ordinance

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The centerpiece of the Wilmington City council meeting was the sign ordinance that has downtown business owners downright mad. Full story...
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City of Wilmington holds public meeting discussing sign regulations

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video An ongoing problem plaguing the city of Wilmington is what city leaders are going to do about sign regulations. With recent enforcement of the current ordinance, business owners have been up in arms. Thursday night the city held a public meeting in which they received feedback from those stakeholders. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Laura Padgett

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video With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, we've been introducing your to the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Incumbent Laura Padgett says her experience is an asset to the city and looks forward to continue to improve Wilmington. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Ronald Sparks

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video Ronald Sparks says his background and experience makes him an ideal selection for voters. Sparks has served on Wilmington City Council since 2007. He's a native Wilmingtonian; born, raised and educated right here in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Ricky Meeks

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video Election Day is right around the corner, and WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Ricky Meeks has become a familiar name and face around town. The 42-year-old was born and raised right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Voters get chance to meet and hear from candidates

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video Voters in Wilmington had another chance to hear from their candidates for city council and mayor Monday night. WHQR 91.3 FM held a candidates forum that let a live audience and a panel of journalist ask questions. Many of the questions revolved around jobs but voters WWAY spoke to were most interested in hearing and meeting each candidate in person. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: LaNasa blames Saffo supporters for damaging signs

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videoPolitical campaigns often inspire supporters to pull some dirty tricks in the run-up to Election Day. Among the most common is campaign signs damaged or even stolen. Many times there is no proof, but one candidate for Wilmington Mayor caught a vandal on video. Full story...
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