Mayor Bill Saffo http://whqr.org en Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-area-officials-hold-raleigh-news-conference-support-film-incentive-extension <p>As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona fides within the Cape Fear region, local lawmakers focused on its statewide benefits.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:28:14 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57106 at http://whqr.org Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension 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 From the StoryCorps archives: The Saffo family comes to America http://whqr.org/post/storycorps-archives-saffo-family-comes-america <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over two years ago, the </span><a href="http://storycorps.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">StoryCorps</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile </span>soundbooth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:52:26 +0000 John Mortara 38692 at http://whqr.org From the StoryCorps archives: The Saffo family comes to America Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-officials-say-baseball-stadium-deal-once-lifetime-opportunity <p>A crowd packed WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery last night to hear a debate on whether a publicly-funded baseball stadium is a good idea for Wilmington.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 26283 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City officials say baseball stadium deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th http://whqr.org/post/whqr-and-wway-newschannel-3-co-host-baseball-forum-october-25th <div class="field-story-body"><div class="field-item"><p>WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax Referendum" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group.</p><p>This will be the only debate featuring both the mayor and the anti-tax funded stadium group.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:52:03 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 25833 at http://whqr.org WHQR and WWAY Newschannel 3 co-host Baseball Forum October 25th Mayor Bill Saffo Talks Baseball http://whqr.org/post/mayor-bill-saffo-talks-baseball <p></p><p>After 9 months of negotiations and hearty public debates, the Wilmington City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding last night with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves, bringing a minor league baseball team and a new multi-purpose stadium one step closer to the Port City. With a public vote two months away on whether or not to fund the project, WHQR’s Sara Wood spoke with Mayor Bill Saffo about what it could bring to Wilmington.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:15:26 +0000 Sara Wood 24398 at http://whqr.org Mayor Bill Saffo Talks Baseball City reaches agreement on baseball stadium http://whqr.org/post/city-reaches-agreement-baseball-stadium <p>A deal on a baseball stadium is set to go before Wilmington’s &nbsp;City Council at its next meeting on Tuesday night.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:22:43 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24066 at http://whqr.org City reaches agreement on baseball stadium Wilmington City Council to Vote on Exploring Baseball Stadium, Convention Center Hotel http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-city-council-vote-exploring-baseball-stadium-hotel <p>Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo made two major announcements at a press conference at City Hall Tuesday regarding agenda items that city council will consider at next week&rsquo;s meeting.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:51:01 +0000 Michelle Bliss 10931 at http://whqr.org Wilmington City Council to Vote on Exploring Baseball Stadium, Convention Center Hotel Mayor Saffo Delivers State of the City Address http://whqr.org/post/mayor-saffo-delivers-state-city-address <p>Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo spoke last night at City Hall downtown to deliver his State of the City Address.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:22:48 +0000 Michelle Bliss 10911 at http://whqr.org Mayor Saffo Delivers State of the City Address