Felix Cooper http://whqr.org en Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-council-candidates-debate-modes-crime-prevention-whqr-forum <p>Six Wilmingtonians are running for three open spots on their city’s council. And curbing Wilmington’s highly publicized crime rate is a top priority for each. The hopefuls agree that higher police officer pay would fortify intervention efforts; however, they have disparate ideas when it comes to preventing the root causes of crime. The value of youth-oriented social services is the source of greatest contention<strong>.</strong></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:59:29 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45076 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Council Candidates Debate Modes of Crime Prevention at WHQR Forum 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