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Wilmington City Council

New Wilmington police car design faces scrutiny

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videoSome Wilmington council members aren't pleased with a proposal to change the design of the city's police cars. Full story...
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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns

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videoState lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area. The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally. Full story...
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City Council holds public hearing on new budget, transportation bond proposal

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videoWilmington City Council heard from the public over their recommended city budget Tuesday night. The $145 million plan includes a $91 million general fund. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders hope penny property tax hike will help with employee pay, public safety

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videoWilmington City Council will meet tomorrow night to discuss the upcoming city budget. The proposed budget includes a property tax increase and wage raises to get current employees closer to averages in similar cities. Full story...
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Redevelopment of Water St. deck crawls along

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videoAfter nearly half a century, the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington needs an upgrade, and soon, but plans to remove the deck and redevelop the land are slow moving. Today Wilmington City Council members met again to try to get closer to a decision. Full story...
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City Council protests stop for now

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videoSupporters of pay increases for Wilmington Police and Firefighter employees have stopped demonstrating at Wilmington Council Meetings for now. Full story...
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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course renovations a go

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videoWilmington City Council members vote to go forward with the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course restoration. They also decided it was best to do it all at once. So, crews will fix the greens, practice greens and fairway bunkers. Full story...
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Judge sets May 22 hearing for hotel deal challenge

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Challengers questioning the city of Wilmington's convention center hotel deal will have their day in court. Superior Court Judge Paul Jones scheduled a May 22 hearing for a case that challenges the city's high-profile hotel deal. Full story...
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County, city hear presentation on economic develop strategy

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video Last August New Hanover County leaders hired an economic consultant to help the county move in a positive direction. After hearing the consultant's presentation today, Commission Chair Woody White says the $100,000 price tag was money well spent. Full story...
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Council to fund part of Wave budget

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to fund part of the transit authority's operating budget. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters and police push for higher pay

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videoWilmington firefighters and police officers are demanding better treatment and fair pay from city leaders. Dozens of first responders and their supporters picketed in front of City Hall and then took their frustrations before City Council. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City, county look to work together on future storm clean-up

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video New Hanover County has told the City of Wilmington it will not help foot some of the city's bill to clean up from February's ice storm. But could the mess be a spark for county-city cooperation? Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves $800k for extra storm clean-up

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videoWilmington City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for additional money for storm debris cleanup. City Council unanimously approved a resolution for an additional $800,000 to pay private haulers to remove debris from last month's ice storm. Full story...
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DFI presents two structure idea for Water Street Property

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videoWilmington City Council heard another idea for redeveloping the Water Street Parking Deck. Full story...
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City considering setting aside $100,000 for legal expenses tied to hotel deal

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On Tuesday, the Wilmington City Council will consider setting aside $100,000 for legal expenses related to the planned hotel next to the convention center. Full story...
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