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Wilmington City Council

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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Despite most write-in votes for mayor, Meeks says, 'You don't mess with Saffos'

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video Although Wilmington's mayoral race was uncontested, there was more than 500 write-in votes. Among those man about town Ricky Meeks led the way with 73. Full story...
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City of Wilmington considering spending $3.5 million or more to buy downtown property

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video Two days after the municipal election, the City of Wilmington announced it is negotiating with Chuck Schoninger and Riverfront Holdings II, LLC to possibly buy land on the northern downtown riverfront for a "passive waterfront park." The proposed park would be between 6 and 7 acres and would cost the city between $3.5-$4 million, according to a city spokeswoman. Full story...
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Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

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videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Charlie Rivenbark

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videoWilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark landed in the hospital last week, but he is out and back on the campaign trail this week. Now he is asking for your vote for what he says could be the last time so he can keep his seat on the city council. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Felix Cooper

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videoFelix Cooper began his career in Raleigh. In the 1970s and '80s he served as New Hanover County Finance Officer before taking over as County Manager. Full story...
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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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