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Wilmington City Council

Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington beefs up security for Council meetings

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videoStarting soon, anyone who wants to go to a Wilmington City Council meeting will have to pass through a metal detector. Mayor Bill Saffo said council members have inquired about added security at city hall for some time. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Council candidate Watkins running for County Commission

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Skip Watkins announced he would seek the office of County Commissioner for New Hanover County. Watkins fell just 470 votes short of being elected to the Wilmington City Council in 2013, his first bid for public office. Full story...
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Council agrees to ask for grant to hire gang prevention specialists

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videoThe Wilmington City Council took another step to fight the gang problem in Wilmington Tuesday night. Council Members passed a resolution to apply for a grant to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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City Council to consider gang prevention grant, golf course renovation

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videoFighting the Port City's gang problem is among the agenda items for tomorrow's Wilmington City Council meeting. Council will also get a first look at a $700,000 to restore Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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Council recognizes 3 WPD officers, approves bulletproof vest funding

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video The Wilmington City Council took time out of Tuesday night’s meeting to recognize three of Wilmington’s finest. Full story...
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Council votes to overhaul funding for civic development partners

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video Wilmington City Council members say that economic development is key for the future of the city and now they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to get the most bang for the taxpayers buck. Full story...
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Ticket for parking in Wilmington mayor's spot thrown out

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videoA Wilmington man who was ticketed for parking in Mayor Bill Saffo's parking space at City Hall will not have to pay a $20 fine after all. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel land valued much higher than proposed sale price

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video Is the land deal for the site of a convention center hotel a better deal for Wilmington or the hotel developer? A recent appraisal commissioned by the city shows the land is worth much more than what the city is offering to sell it for. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel moves forward after long-awaited approval

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videoA convention center hotel is one step closer to becoming reality in Wilmington. The developer planning on building an Embassy Suites got approval for its financial plan after waiting more than a year. Full story...
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WHA says cooperation key to grant that could change Hillcrest completely

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority hopes to transform the Hillcrest community from a neighborhood of crime and violence to a new mixed-income neighborhood. Full story...
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Saffo, 3 council members sworn in

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video The Wilmington City Council meeting had a bit of a different feel Tuesday night as elected city officials took their oath of office. Full story...
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City closes $3.86M purchase for downtown park

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videoThe City of Wilmington this morning finalized the purchase of 6.63 acres along the northern downtown riverfront for a passive public park. Full story...
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