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Wilmington City Council

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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Wilmington leaders want to increase pay for city workers

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videoWilmington City Council is taking a look at employee pay. Leaders say salaries in the Port City are behind the market average. Research shows in 2012 Wilmington was nine percent behind the state average for worker pay. Full story...
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City: Second Love Grove access won't come quick or cheap

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videoWilmington leaders have been looking for a second way in and out of the Love Grove community for decades. A June train derailment that cut the neighborhood off proved the need again. Full story...
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Future of Water Street Parking Deck still in doubt

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videoFor years many people have called the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington an eyesore. City Council is working to change that, but it might not turn out the way some had wanted. Full story...
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UNC advises city on Water St. parking deck

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videoThe UNC School of Government's Development Finance Initiative's preliminary findings reveal the area is not large enough for the type of public park people want. Instead, the group says the site should be developed for a mix of uses, emphasizing river views and parking. Full story...
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City Council approves $3.9 million for downtown park

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videoDowntown Wilmington could have a very different appearance in the not-so-distant future after City Council approved a $3.9 million purchase of 6.3 acres on the downtown riverfront. Full story...
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Council salaries will go up with city workers' wages

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video Soon, the Wilmington City Council and the Mayor will get raises when city workers do. On Tuesday night, the council approved the new policy. Full story...
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More money going to Wilmington youth and convict programs

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videoWilmington City Council took steps Tuesday night to find long-term solutions to crime and gang violence. Full story...
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City of Wilmington will spend $50,000 or more to light Kenan Fountain

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videoThe Wilmington City Council directed staff members Monday to hire Musco Lighting of Iowa to change the lighting around the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The company will charge between $50,000 and $60,000 to upgrade the lighting. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss spending almost $4 million on downtown property Tuesday

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Wilmington City Council is scheduled to have a public hearing Tuesday to consider buying 6.63 acres of property along the northern downtown riverfront. The city says the price tag now is $3.7 million. We've also been told multiple times by the city that it doesn't know where that money will come from. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council wants a raise when city employees get their increases

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The resolution, sponsored by council members Margaret Haynes and Laura Padgett, Would direct the city manager to apply any future across the board cost of living pay adjustments for general employees to the pay of the mayor and city council. video Full story...
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