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Wilmington mayor talks protester demands, potential curfew

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo is reacting after a large group protested at Tuesday's city council meeting with a list of demands.

Wilmington Police say protesters tried to block city council members after meeting, five arrested

After 16 days of peaceful protests, five people were arrested after a crowd gathered in the middle of 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington.

Protesters march from Wilmington City Hall to council meeting asking for change

Protests continued Tuesday night in downtown Wilmington. It's been more than two weeks since people began gathering on the steps of city hall in wake of the killing of George Floyd.

City Council discusses proposal to close downtown streets, add outdoor dining

Wilmington City Council learned more about a proposal to close streets in Downtown Wilmington to accommodate outdoor dining while restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wilmington City Council approves 2020-21 budget in first reading

While protesters marched just blocks away, Wilmington City Council held a meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

‘We need more physicians and providers who look like us’: Local leaders discuss racial disparity of COVID-19

City leaders aimed to answer the question of why when it comes to the racial disparity of COVID-19 in our communities, and what people can do to change it at a virtual town hall Thursday night.

Wilmington City Council discusses COVID-19 budget impacts, drones for WPD

Besides discussing the coronavirus' impacts on the City of Wilmington's budget and extending the state of emergency through Friday, Wilmington City Council also heard from Interim Police Chief Donny Williams at a meeting Tuesday night, who requested coronavirus grant funds to purchase drones.

Wilmington Fire Department requests funding for bullet proof vests

The Wilmington Fire Department is trying to add another layer of protection for its firefighters. The department is asking Wilmington City Council for money to buy bullet proof vests.

City of Wilmington asks for public input for 2020-21 budget

The City of Wilmington says they will be holding a public hearing for comments on the recommended $206.6 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

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