Wilmington City Council http://whqr.org en Tri-County Economic Alliance In The Works http://whqr.org/post/tri-county-economic-alliance-works <p>It has oft been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are banding together to create a marketing alliance between Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover counties.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:11:28 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 60196 at http://whqr.org Tri-County Economic Alliance In The Works Wilmington Looking to Expand Urban Mixed-Use Zoning to Encourage Redevelopment http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-looking-expand-urban-mixed-use-zoning-encourage-redevelopment <p>Wilmington city planners are hoping to encourage redevelopment with the expansion of urban mixed-use zoning, which mandates a blend of the commercial and residential. But since Wilmington is mostly built out, redevelopment will always be in someone’s backyard.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:19 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 60006 at http://whqr.org Wilmington Looking to Expand Urban Mixed-Use Zoning to Encourage Redevelopment Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development? http://whqr.org/post/can-parks-drive-regional-economic-development <p>As New Hanover County launches its comprehensive plan to accommodate the region’s projected growth, leaders are looking into the future of open spaces and parks. Tuesday night, the <a href="http://capefearedc.org/">Cape Fear Economic Development Council</a>, or CFEDC, assembled a panel of green space proponents from the county--as well as from the City of Wilmington--to discuss ideas for new and improved public spaces.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:24:11 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 51114 at http://whqr.org Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development? City and Police Team Up to Suss Out Speeding in Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/city-and-police-team-suss-out-speeding-wilmington <p>The City of Wilmington is working with the police to tackle one ongoing problem: speeding in residential areas. City officials are launching a pilot program, based on data they’ve been gathering using hidden radar devices that track vehicular speed within select neighborhoods. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that by the end of this month, the city plans to mail these residents details on speeding patterns along their own streets.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:04:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48576 at http://whqr.org City and Police Team Up to Suss Out Speeding in Wilmington Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair http://whqr.org/post/gun-violence-prevention-community-affair <p>Because Wilmington’s recent spate of gun violence has residents from every walk of life concerned, City Councilman and UNCW political science professor Earl Sheridan corralled some university colleagues for a community panel event. &nbsp;WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that Wednesday night’s discussion often landed on another local hot button: public education.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 46157 at http://whqr.org Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair Skip Watkins Loses City Council Race, but Says He'll be Back in 2015 http://whqr.org/post/skip-watkins-loses-city-council-race-says-hell-be-back-2015 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:30:29 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45724 at http://whqr.org Skip Watkins Loses City Council Race, but Says He'll be Back in 2015 Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017 http://whqr.org/post/earl-sheridan-and-charlie-rivenbark-wilmington-city-councilmen-2013-2017 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p><p>Last night’s race was a close one. It wasn’t until close to ten o’clock last night that incumbent Earl Sheridan, a political science professor at UNCW, pulled slightly ahead of Skip Watkins, a local financial advisor.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:21:09 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45723 at http://whqr.org Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017 Kevin O'Grady: Wilmington City Councilman, 2013-2017 http://whqr.org/post/kevin-ogrady-wilmington-city-councilman-2013-2017 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p><p>It was by a margin of mere percentage points, but O’Grady held a steady lead last night while results trickled in.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:12:35 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45722 at http://whqr.org Kevin O'Grady: Wilmington City Councilman, 2013-2017 Bill Saffo: Mayor of Wilmington, 2013-2015 http://whqr.org/post/bill-saffo-mayor-wilmington-2013-2015 <p><em>In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.</em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:03:17 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45721 at http://whqr.org Bill Saffo: Mayor of Wilmington, 2013-2015 Warm and Sunny Election Day Sees Low Voter Turnout, as Expected http://whqr.org/post/warm-and-sunny-election-day-sees-low-voter-turnout-expected <p>By 4 PM Tuesday afternoon, Marvin McFadyen, Director of the New Hanover County Board of Elections, predicted voter turnout would reach about 12% of registered voters.&nbsp; Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:01:17 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45708 at http://whqr.org Warm and Sunny Election Day Sees Low Voter Turnout, as Expected