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Heritage Tree nominations sought
Nominate a Wilmington tree to be a Heritage Tree! Deadline to apply is September 1. [Read more...]
Updated city pool schedule
City pools are winding down the season with a new schedule, then after Labor Day the Legion Stadium pool will go to the dogs for the annual Pooch Plunge! [Read more...]
Community violence reduction
City of Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, New Hanover County Chairman Jonathan Barfield, NHC Sheriff Ed McMahon and District Attorney Ben David spoke at a press conference on Aug. 25 about community violence reduction efforts. [Read more...]
Inland Greens drainage improvements complete
Work to install substantial drainage improvements and a ¾-mile walking path at Inland Greens is now complete. The next phase of the project will begin next spring and will include renovating nine holes of the par-3 course, landscaping, a parking lot, building upgrades, a playground and other amenities. [Read more...]
Portion of Patricia Drive closed
Work has begun on a $5.4 million stormwater project in the Wisteria-Clearbrook area. As part of the project, Patricia Drive between Clearbrook and Sharon drives will be closed for 90 days beginning Aug. 24. [Read more...]
Improvements to 5th & Market underway
Safety and lighting improvements at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Market Street are currently underway and should be complete later this fall. [Read more...]
Andrew Young to speak at Convention Center
Former Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young will speak at a “Celebrating the Dream” awards dinner and gala on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The gala will cap off two days of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The initiative is hosted by the Countywide Community Development Corporation [Read more...]
Moving rail line has many potential benefits
At their agenda briefing on August 3, the Wilmington City Council heard a presentation about the potential advantages for economic development and community growth if the CSX rail line that currently runs through the city were to be relocated just across the Cape Fear River. [Read more...]
New Hanover, Brunswick oppose sales tax legislation
New Hanover and Brunswick officials joined together to speak out against proposed legislation that would redistribute sales taxes in the state. Cities and counties with tourist destinations such as New Hanover and Brunswick counties stand to lose the most under legislation currently being considered by the NC General Assembly. The legislation would change how the state distributes a portion of sales taxes collected when people buy clothing, building materials and other goods. [Read more...]
Portions of College Acres, Racine Dr to close
There will be some closures Aug. 10-14 on parts of College Acres Drive and Racine Drive so crews can install drainage improvements and repave the roadways. [Read more...]
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