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Wilmington City Council

Wilmington City Council may spend $30,000 more to light downtown fountain

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About six months after the lighting around Wilmington's Kenan Memorial Fountain was changed, city leaders still aren't happy with the results. Full story...
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Wilmington & New Hanover Co. may pay half million in incentives to Live Oak Bank

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Wilmington and New Hanover County officials are considering ponying up $575,000 worth of incentives for Live Oak Bank. Full story...
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Grant helps WPD crime lab expand

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videoCity Council accepted a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program during Tuesday night's meeting. The grant, of $161,920.00, will allow the Wilmington Police Department to expand the capabilities of its crime lab. Full story...
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City allows race use of 2nd Street parking lot

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videoWilmington City Council said they will sponsor Wilmington Komen Race for the Cure in the form of a parking lot. Council gave their stamp of approval to the organization Tuesday night and agreed to allow it to use the 2nd Street parking lot for race activities. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City considers law banning gang members from parks

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video City parks are designed to be fun, safe places that people of all ages can enjoy. But after a four-year-old boy recently found a gun in a Wilmington Park, some city employees started designing a plan to try and prevent a similar situation in the future. Full story...
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City Council loosens food truck regulations, approves Barclay West

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videoAfter nearly eight months of negotiating, food truck owners will now have an easier time making money. Full story...
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Council to discuss food trucks, regional branding tonight

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videoCity Council is holding a public hearing at tonight's meeting to decide the future of food trucks in Wilmington. Back in July, the Planning Commission approved rules and regulations for food trucks that want to operate within the city. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City of Wilmington stops funding 'Bring It! Downtown'

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videoThe City of Wilmington will no longer fund the "Bring It! Downtown" initiative. In an email sent Thursday, city spokesman Dylan Lee says the Downtown Business Alliance, Wilmington Downtown Inc. and the city couldn't come to a consensus on a letter of agreement. Full story...
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Barclay West rezoning wins initial approval

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video City Council unanimously approved a massive mixed-use project planned for South 17th Street on Tuesday. The rezoning would accommodate a large development featuring offices, businesses and apartments. Full story...
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4-year-old boy honored at City Council meeting

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video A 4-year-old boy was recognized by city council Tuesday after he alerted his grandmother when he found a gun on a local playground. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks council for grant to keep staffer 'vital' to downtown safety

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video As the City of Wilmington works to make downtown safer, the prosecutor's office is on the verge of losing a position that District Attorney Ben David says could ruin the positive momentum. The DA wants Wilmington City Council to step up and help him ensure the safety of everyone who comes downtown. Full story...
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Former councilman to present plan for 2nd Love Grove access

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videoFor years people who live in Wilmington's Love Grove community have wanted another way out of their neighborhood. Last month's train derailment that trapped them only added fuel to the fight. Full story...
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City, county, UNCW want to rebrand area's offerings

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video The City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and UNCW want to join forces along with businesses leaders for a large community partnership that will focus on rebranding the area's economic goals. Full story...
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Skip Watkins to run for Wilmington council

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videoWith the filing period for municipal elections opening Friday, there is already one hopeful announcing his candidacy for Wilmington City Council. Skip Watkins says he'll be at the Board of Elections when the filing period opens at noon Friday to make his run for office official. Full story...
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Wilmington drops plans to add Galleria land

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video After the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted last night against supporting deannexing the property, the City of Wilmington decided to drop its bid to move the property into its limits. Full story...
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