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Wilmington City Council

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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Wilmington considers new process for giving money to community groups

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videoNon-profit groups and other organizations with an eye for economic development will likely have to go through a new process to ask the City of Wilmington for money. Full story...
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Council gets look at proposed Arts Center parking lot upgrades

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videoWilmington City Council got a look today at potential improvements to the parking area near the Hannah Block Community Arts Center. Full story...
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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

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Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be. Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn't it just moving gang members to other areas of the city? Full story...
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Convention center hotel deal won't be ready for Tuesday's council meeting

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videoThe City of Wilmington says proposed purchase/development and parking agreements for the convention center hotel will not be finalized in time for consideration at Tuesday's as had been expected. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss convention center hotel at next meeting

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The city and convention center hotel developer Harmony Hospitality, Inc. are finalizing a purchase and development agreement that is expected to be ready for City Council consideration at their Oct. 1 meeting. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck is also expected to be ready at that time and a public hearing will be held on both items. Full story...
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Council approves funding for 3 projects, accepts reimbursement for another

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video The Wilmington City Council got to work at their Tuesday meeting covering a wide variety of items during the three and a half hour meeting. Full story...
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Padgett undergoes successful transplant

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video The Wilmington City Council had a full docket at their Tuesday meeting, but instead of talking dollars and cents the biggest announcement was about the health of a councilwoman. Full story...
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