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Wilmington City Council

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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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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