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Wilmington City Council

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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Wilmington City Council holds retreat at airport

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Wilmington City Council is on a retreat. They spent all day at the Wilmington international airport discussing important issues. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington welcomes new upscale bar

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video Another bar downtown? It's true and local Wilmington leaders are giving it a thumbs up. They say this new upscale wine bar brings a different taste to the downtown bar scene. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City spending $25,000 of your money on Gravely Commissioning

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video While both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County continue the conversation of raising taxes to help make ends meet in this recession, the city agreed to give $25,000 this week to help fund the Commissioning of the USS Gravely later this year. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council closes Barksdale Road

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Protestors from a Wilmington neighborhood did not get their message across at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Full story...
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