Residents of Old Wilmington http://whqr.org en Candidate Profile: Felix Cooper, Wilmington City Council http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-felix-cooper-wilmington-city-council <p>During the seventies and eighties, Felix Cooper served as New Hanover County’s finance manager and later, its county manager. Following those sixteen years of local service, a subsequent stint as city manager of Key West in Florida, and several years of retirement, the Democrat is throwing his hat in the ring again.&nbsp; This time, he’s vying for a seat on Wilmington’s City Council. And, Cooper is a major proponent of increased synergy between the city council and the county commission.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44804 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Felix Cooper, Wilmington City Council Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-kevin-ogrady-wilmington-city-council-member <p>Four years ago, Kevin O&rsquo;Grady, a retired lawyer and then president of Residents of Old Wilmington, decided to bring some of his neighborhood association&rsquo;s priorities into the limelight by running for City Council. Since then, the incumbent Democrat says he&rsquo;s accomplished what he set out to do&mdash;enhance public safety, historic preservation, and forestation initiatives throughout downtown Wilmington. But O&rsquo;Grady, who&rsquo;s up for reelection, has a host of related civic projects he hopes to see through during a second term.<strong> </strong></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43944 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member