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Wilmington City Council

FIRST ON 3: Front Street Brewery owner speaks out against WDI plan for downtown

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It is essential that stakeholders share their concerns about the 4 major flaws in the current WDI MSD Plan and equally important, that stakeholders offer constructive SOLUTIONS on how to fix the problems with the WDI MSD proposal so we can all move forward together NOW to implement a MSD and work TOGETHER in a positive and collaborative manner to solve long-standing problems that have confronted downtown and adversely affected both the downtown economy and our individual businesses. Full story...
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Saffo wants to alert residents via certified mail about the Market Street Corridor Plan

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video Many drivers out there try to avoid driving on Market Street for one reason or another. Now the city of Wilmington is planning ahead and looking to make some major changes but like everything else it'll take time and money. The city presented its plan on how to make it's mark on Market Street. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Fire Chief, councilman mourned

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A former Wilmington Fire Chief died yesterday morning. Robert D. Shipp had just turned 94. Full story...
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Rested city attorney explains how council can transfer bond money

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video How can Wilmington City Council take $700,000 of bond money earmarked for a natatorium and use it on another project? At last night's city council meeting, we asked the city attorney how council could shift the funds. She said she was "too tired" to answer our questions. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: You voted for a bond to build a pool; City Council decides to use the money for cross-city trail

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video Back in 2006, Wilmington voters went to the polls and approved a $35.5 million recreation bond, $700,000 of which was designed to go towards building a natatorium. But, because of the broad language in the bond order, Wilmington City Council, led by Mayor Bill Saffo, voted Tuesday night to spend the $700,000 now on finishing the cross-city trail, even though voters approved it for a pool. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks to change park bond money

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Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council member wants any left over money to go in her pocket first

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video With these tough economic times, people are thinking twice when it comes to spending money, but Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett has had no problem running up her travel expense tab and even exceeding the limit. Tuesday night City Council voted unanimously to let Padgett dip into some more cash, but one member says it's the first and last time it will happen. Full story...
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Legion Stadium will get new turf and become the home stadium for the Hammerheads

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Wilmington City Council made some big decisions in the world of New Hanover County sports on Tuesday. Full story...
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Goolsby says alcohol revenue should be used to help get downtown safe

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video Wilmington city leaders have been brainstorming ways to clean up the downtown bar scene for months. Now that a young man lost his life after visiting a local bar city leaders say something needs to change and it needs to change fast. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: City leaders react to murder outside Rhino Club

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video Violence tied to bars in downtown Wilmington has been making news for years. It's sparked a lot of debate but little action. Many folks say this proves downtown Wilmington needs a serious logistical makeover, but what exactly needs to be fixed? Full story...
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Why buy artificial turf for Legion Stadium now?

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video A million-dollar makeover. Legion Stadium is about to kiss its grass goodbye, and taxpayers will pick up the tab for artificial turf. With the economy still in trouble, why now? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: County Commission chair says military service justifies Gravely spending

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video Together, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County paid $50,000 to help fund the USS Gravely Commissioning. But city and county leaders say their slim budgets might not be able to support other groups looking for a boost. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McColl named to convention center board amid concerns of conflict of interest

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video Louise McColl, Co-Chairman of the recent USS Gravely Commissioning, was appointed Tuesday night to a Convention Center Advisory Board by the Wilmington City Council. Full story...
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Wilmington wishlist faces challenge from Republican legislature

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video Christmas is right around the corner, and many folks are getting their wishlists in order. Wilmington City Council is no different. Full story...
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The city of Wilmington blames the CFPUA for not collecting unpaid bills

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video The Wilmington City Council weighed in on the CFPUA's plan to flush money from some deadbeat customers Tuesday night. The water & sewer monopoly wants support from the city to okay hiring a collection agency, but some city council members can't see eye to eye with the CFPUA. Full story...
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