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On Wednesday, June 22, Mayor Bill Saffo said during a press conference at Maides Park that the city has agreed to purchase 46 acres in the Hurst/Princess Place Drive area from the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA). If officially approved by City Council at their July 19 meeting, the property would be sold for $1,011,750, which is the appraised value. [Read more...]
Cleaning up to reduce crime
City crews recently collected 10.5 tons of large trash items in the Longleaf Park area that were either illegally dumped or left in the right-of-way for pick up. The Wilmington Police Department and the city’s Code Enforcement staff are working jointly with solid waste crews to clean targeted areas as part of a wide-scale effort to address and help prevent crime. [Read more...]
Expanded WPD crime fighting paying off
The Wilmington Police Department’s efforts to prevent and reduce crime in the face of a local increase in youth gang violence is paying off, according to a year-end review. In addition, several new initiatives are being planned or considered. [Read more...]
Crime Center would combat crime
At their March 14 agenda briefing, City Council heard a presentation from Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, who proposed creating a “real time” crime center as another way to combat and prevent crime. [Read more...]
Area leaders speak out about youth violence
Wilmington Mayor Bill and several other elected and law enforcement officials held a press conference at the MLK Community Center on Feb. 22 to discuss ongoing efforts to address youth violence. Watch the video from the press conference. [Read more...]
Holiday safety tips
Check out these safety tips from the Wilmington Fire Department and the Wilmington Police Department. [Read more...]
Fall safety tips
Be sure your family has a safe and happy Halloween by following these safety tips. [Read more...]
WPD closes portion of Ringo Drive
The WPD has closed Ringo Drive between Lennon Drive and Hunters Trail due to a sinkhole forming in the outer lane heading toward Hunters Trail. [Read more...]
Violence reduction update
There will be a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the MLK Center to update the community on youth violence reduction efforts. [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...]
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