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Wilmington City Council

Candidate profile: Skip Watkins

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video Skip Watkins has become a familiar face in Wilmington helping run the Cape Fear Fair & Expo. Now he wants to serve the community in a different role: City Council. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Earl Sheridan

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videoHe's been on the Wilmington City Council for eight years. Now Earl Sheridan says he wants your support for four more years, so he can continue to make a difference in his hometown. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Kevin O'Grady

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videoFour years ago Kevin O'Grady ran for City Council promising to clean up the downtown Wilmington's nightlife. He says after helping do that, he's refocused his attention on downtown. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Derek Bickel

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videoWilmington City Council candidate Derek Bickel says he does not think of himself as a politician. "I'm someone who cares deeply about Wilmington," he said. Full story...
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Rivenbark in hospital for tests after fainting

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark was taken to the hospital yesterday after he passed out. His campaign says it was due to a drop in blood pressure. Full story...
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City Council candidates square off in WWAY, WHQR forum

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video WWAY’s political editor Kevin Wuzzardo and WHQR’s Kate O’Reilly grilled five of the six city Wilmington City Council candidates so you have the best possible tools to cast your vote when you head to the polls. Full story...
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ICYMI: WWAY, WHQR host final Wilmington City Council debate

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videoEarly voting is already underway for Nov. 5's municipal elections. Tonight voters had one last chance to get to know the men running for Wilmington City Council. WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR 91.3 FM hosted a forum featuring City Council hopefuls. Full story...
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City Council approves funding for WPD gang investigative unit

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for and received more than $142,000 for a new gang investigative unit, and reinforcements are coming to his department not a minute too soon. Full story...
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Kenan fountain has 2nd light test

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video The Kenan fountain is a very attractive feature of our city, so attractive some drivers cannot avoid it. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE: Council candidates discuss ideas for fighting Wilmington's gang problem

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videoThe election for Wilmington City Council is less than four weeks away, so we decided to ask the candidates for their ideas about fighting gang violence in the Port City. Full story...
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WPD asks city to fund Gang Investigative Unit

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videoAt their meeting Tuesday night City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a request from the Wilmington Police Department to create a Gang Investigative Unit. According to the proposal, it would include a sergeant, four officers and a civilian computer support specialist. Full story...
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Wave to continue all routes through fiscal year

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video Wave Transit will not cut any of its routes... for now. County Commissioners, City Council and members of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority Board met today to discuss funding. Full story...
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Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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ACLU concerned about Wilmington plan to ban gangs from parks

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videoThe American Civil Liberties Union says it has "serious concerns" about a proposal Wilmington City Council is considering that would ban gang members from city parks. If adopted, Wilmington would be the first city in the state to enact such a law. Full story...
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