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Wilmington City Council gets 2 new members

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WILMINGTON -- Wilmington's City Council is now set and there will be two new faces on the council. Ronald Sparks and Kristi Tomey were the top vote-getters, beating out incumbent Pat Delair and newcomer Susan Clarke. Tomey and Delair were neck-and-neck nearly the entire race. At one point they were only four votes apart. But Tomey was able to beat out the incumbent by about 300 votes. Sparks had command of nearly the entire night, though. Kristy Tomey says she is excited about getting to work with the mayor and the new council. She says a main focus needs to be Wilmington's crime problem. "People are concerned about crime, as they should be," Tomey said. "We've had a lot of recent murders happening in our area. And since the police department had asked for resources in the budget and they didn't get it, it's something that's really resonated to the top. And I was one of the only candidates who was talking about that issue. And, you know, I want to start that process now. What do they need? Let's find that out, and let's make sure we get that into the budget cycle for next year."

View all election results here

Assuming there are no changes after the votes are canvassed next week, Tomey and Sparks will take office December 4.

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I'm so glad I moved to

I'm so glad I moved to Brunswick Co. recently so I can avoid all the wasteful spending done in New Hanover with my tax dollars

Bend over and say a prayer

Time for all of you in Wilmington to bend over and say a prayer. A prayer that the Convention Centre will fit into your future tax bills in a way that you can manage, for, at least the next 30 some odd years. Now we get to see how many older blacks that own housing in the city get taxed out in the next few years because of this. They are some of the main ones voting for the local Democrats. What irony!

Great

Oh great let the destruction begin!!!!

Get ready sheeple

Here come the fab five. let the pillage begin!