City of Wilmington http://whqr.org en Wilmington City Planners Get Valuable Input from Schoolkids http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-planners-get-valuable-input-schoolkids <p>Public input is the key factor shaping the City of Wilmington’s Comprehensive Plan. This is what city planners are launching in anticipation of massive population growth over the next twenty-five years. And they’re seeking input from everyone, especially those citizens most likely to still call Wilmington home in 2040—schoolchildren.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 52552 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Planners Get Valuable Input from Schoolkids City of Wilmington Planners Hit the Bars to Collect Public Input http://whqr.org/post/city-wilmington-planners-hit-bars-collect-public-input <p>The City of Wilmington is expected to gain 60,000 citizens by the year 2040. In anticipation, city planners have launched a comprehensive plan similar to that of New Hanover County. While the Wilmington plan also asks residents to describe their ideal community attributes, its public engagement process is less orthodox. In fact, city planners have been hitting the local bar scene to collect input.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 52141 at http://whqr.org City of Wilmington Planners Hit the Bars to Collect Public Input County Launches "Comprehensive Plan" to Address Projected Population Growth http://whqr.org/post/county-launches-comprehensive-plan-address-projected-population-growth <p>Some experts predict New Hanover County’s population will exceed 330,000 people by 2040—a significant hike from its current count of about two hundred thousand. And there are only about 24,000 undeveloped acres left, most of which comprise unincorporated county land. To address the development necessary to accommodate this growth,&nbsp; the county planning department is launching a comprehensive plan—and seeking public input.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:05:59 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 50840 at http://whqr.org County Launches "Comprehensive Plan" to Address Projected Population Growth Holiday trash can be recyclable http://whqr.org/post/holiday-trash-can-be-recyclable <p></p><p>Even though City of Wilmington offices are closed until December 27th, trash service will run on a regular schedule. &nbsp; Here are a few useful reminders for that post-holiday trash. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:40:34 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 48152 at http://whqr.org Holiday trash can be recyclable Candidate Profile: Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-bill-saffo-mayor-wilmington <p></p><p>Mayor Bill Saffo is running unopposed this season for what will be his fifth term serving the City of Wilmington.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 43627 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo Files for Reelection http://whqr.org/post/mayor-bill-saffo-files-reelection <p>On Friday, Bill Saffo filed to run for his fourth term as Mayor of the City of Wilmington. The incumbent, who has led the city since 2006, is talking about seeing projects -- such as the Cape Fear Skyway Bridge, the convention center hotel construction and the cross-city trail -- through to completion.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:10:19 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 39401 at http://whqr.org Mayor Bill Saffo Files for Reelection The cost of Wave Transit: What fuels your ride? http://whqr.org/post/cost-wave-transit-what-fuels-your-ride <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you build it, they will come. But before that happens, someone has to pay to put it together. The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County combined transportation forces to form Wave Transit almost a decade ago. The authority was set up on its own, independent of both city and county government. It also started with no cash balance, meaning no money in the bank. In part 2 of a series on Wave Transit, we explore&nbsp;the financial woes of the agency.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:59:46 +0000 Sara Wood & John Mortara 38061 at http://whqr.org The cost of Wave Transit: What fuels your ride? Wave Transit will get new maintenance facility http://whqr.org/post/wave-transit-will-get-new-maintenance-facility <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 36870 at http://whqr.org Wave Transit will get new maintenance facility Wilmington and New Hanover County give firm nod toward Castle Branch incentives http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-and-new-hanover-county-give-firm-nod-toward-castle-branch-incentives <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last night the <a href="http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/city_council" target="_blank">Wilmington City Council</a> unanimously approved a resolution that could offer Castle Branch financial incentives to expand its local headquarters and bring 400 news jobs to the area. </span>The<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resolution to potentially give the company $250,000 dollars mirrors a decision New Hanover County commissioners made earlier this week.</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:56:55 +0000 Sara Wood 31989 at http://whqr.org Wilmington and New Hanover County give firm nod toward Castle Branch incentives Wilmington begins to end electronic sweepstakes http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-begins-end-electronic-sweepstakes <p></p><p>Last week electronic sweepstakes machines were officially considered illegal in North Carolina. But according to Wilmington officials, there are still a number of establishments operating machines throughout the city and it’s only a matter of time before code and law enforcement step in.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 29898 at http://whqr.org Wilmington begins to end electronic sweepstakes