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Wilmington City Council

Wilmington City Council extends time on downtown meters

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If you think downtown parking meters give too little time and encourage too many tickets, you will be happy with a new Wilmington City Council decision. Full story...
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Wilmington Council says no to buying land along river

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Wilmington City Council voted not to buy a plot of land along the Cape Fear River. City Council held a special meeting this afternoon to discuss wether to buy nearly eight acres of land known as the Sawmill Point Marina site. Full story...
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Padgett wants travel policy amended after reimbursement request denied

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video Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett says the city's travel policy needs to be amended. At the council meeting Tuesday night, Padgett proposed changing the policy by stating any reimbursement request that doesn't meet the travel policy to not be paid, which can then be appealed by the individual. She also proposed requiring members to request in person the use of additional money known as pool money to cover any extra expenses. Full story...
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Council candidates speak out about Padgett's spending

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video Elections for municipal offices are less than 100 days away, and candidates are working hard to get their names and viewpoints noticed. Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is running for reelection, but she's making waves after being denied reimbursement for a trip she took to Washington, DC. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council member denied reimbursement for travel by audit committee

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video Wilmington City Council member Laura Padgett requested to be reimbursed about $700 for a trip she took to Washington D.C. in March, but the city’s audit committee denied her request. Now Padgett is saying she doesn't think the committee handled it properly. Full story...
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Sierra Club volunteer to give presentation of wind energy benefits to New Hanover Co. Commissioners

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Our state may soon be home to off shore wind farms. That’s according to Mac Montgomery, who volunteers with the North Carolina Sierra Club for offshore wind. Full story...
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Find out about N. 3rd Street improvements Wednesday

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Work is set to begin the first week of August on improvements to the city's gateway on North 3rd Street. An informational meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday from 5:30–7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall for anyone who would like more information. Full story...
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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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Meeks joins a crowded field for Wilmington City Council that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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City Councilman's son hit by car

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At approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night a man on a bicycle was hit near the 7200 block of Eastwood Road heading towards Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Owner wants to bring hotel ships to Wilmington

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video The Convention Center has brought folks to Wilmington, but is it enough? Some folks say the lack of lodging is keeping them from choosing the Cape Fear facility. One man says he has a solution. Full story...
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Wilmington's budget gets city council's preliminary approval

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video Wilmington City Council met tonight for a preliminary vote on the 2011-2012 budget and unanimously approved it. With the city facing a fourth year of budget shortfalls, council members say they are attempting to compensate as best they can. Full story...
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Few turn out for Wilmington City Council public hearing on budget

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Wilmington City Council met tonight to talk money. The purpose of the meeting was to allow public input for the upcoming budget. But the public didn't seem too keen to offer input. The meeting was sparsely attended to be polite, and those who did address the council were mainly from other public sector and civic organizations. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves North 3rd Street enhancement project

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video If you think North Third Street has been long overdue for a makeover, you're in luck. Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to improve the downtown road. Full story...
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City, county working on working together

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video Like a marriage, for better or worse, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are joined for life. Today, leaders from both sides met to discuss their ideas and opinions. Full story...
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