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Sunday, October 4, 2015
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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...]
Council meeting - Aug. 18
See the agenda for the August 18 City Council meeting. [Read more...]
Gillette drive reopens
The City of Wilmington has completed replacing a section of a drainage pipe on Gillette Drive behind the Cape Fear Country Club.
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City installs wetland in Raintree subdivision
City of Wilmington crews recently converted a ditch with an old drainage pipe into a wetland in the Raintree Neighborhood off Greenville Loop Road.
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This week, City of Wilmington crews began step two of a three-step project to make safety and lighting improvements at the 5th Avenue/Market Street intersection where the historic Kenan fountain is located.
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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...]

Local nonprofit Kids Making It, Inc., with almost $21,000 in City of Wilmington funds, will cap off a

summer employment program next week by installing raised planting beds at Robert R. Taylor Senior Homes on Monday, August 10. Taylor Homes is located at 1308 N. 5th Avenue.

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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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