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‘We will always be a Coast Guard City’: Mayor, businesses react to Diligence move

A staple of downtown Wilmington for three decades will soon be just a memory. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence will be leaving us next year with no plans of returning.
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Retired USCG member asks Wilmington city leaders to support military branch during shutdown

For more than 15 years Wilmington has been a designated Coast Guard City

Crews to break ground on Aloft Hotel in downtown Wilmington

You'll soon see even more construction in downtown Wilmington as crews plan to break ground on the Aloft Coastline Hotel next week.
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Sen. Michael Lee avoids questions about complaint

Republican State Senator Michael Lee says an ethics complaint filed against him is intended to distract voters ahead of election day, and he does not want to answer questions about it.
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FUTURE STORMS: Mayor says things need to be done differently

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says leaders hope to close the shelter at Hoggard High School by Tuesday, but only if a new location can be found.

Wilmington, film officials rally to save TV project post Florence

Hurricane Florence may have turned portions of the region into a swampy mess, but it almost claimed the local film industry’s biggest TV project in years -- “Swamp Thing.”
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Mayor: Damage from Florence tops nearly $220 million in New Hanover County

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said private property damage assessment show $219 million worth of damage from Hurricane Florence in New Hanover County with $38 million in the city of Wilmington.

2 open routes to Wilmington, but official ask to save them for relief efforts

New Hanover County officials held a news conference Tuesday to release more information on storm recovery.
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Wilmington Mayor: ‘Once it’s upon us, we can’t save you’

Mayor Bill Saffo warns residents to evacuate as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence.

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