Wilmington City Council

Local - October 21
5:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Candidate Profile: Felix Cooper, Wilmington City Council

George "Felix" Cooper

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.  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.

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Local
5:38 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Candidate Profile: Earl Sheridan

Earl Sheridan, Mayor Pro Tem, Wilmington
City of Wilmington

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Earl Sheridan is the current Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Wilmington, and he’s running for a third term on City Council.

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Local - October 16
5:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council

Brian "Skip" Watkins

Skip Watkins says he’s dreamed of serving in public office his whole life. A father, financial advisor and longtime volunteer with the Cape Fear Festival and Expo and the Azalea Festival, Watkins cites frustration over Wilmington City Council’s recent efforts to acquire a minor-league baseball stadium as the catalyst that ultimately spurred him to run for a seat on the Council. If elected, Skip Watkins hopes to provide the City with a dose of what he describes as “fiscal guidance.”

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Local
10:07 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Candidate Profile: Charlie Rivenbark, Wilmington City Council

Charlie Rivenbark, Wilmington City Council
City of Wilmington

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Charlie Rivenbark is running for a fourth term on the Wilmington City Council. 

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Local - October 2
5:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member

Kevin O'Grady
City of Wilmington

Four years ago, Kevin O’Grady, a retired lawyer and then president of Residents of Old Wilmington, decided to bring some of his neighborhood association’s priorities into the limelight by running for City Council. Since then, the incumbent Democrat says he’s accomplished what he set out to do—enhance public safety, historic preservation, and forestation initiatives throughout downtown Wilmington. But O’Grady, who’s up for reelection, has a host of related civic projects he hopes to see through during a second term.

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Local
7:26 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Business Brief: Rivenbark says Thalian Hall CPA NOT a recipient of City largesse

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As City of Wilmington officials prepare the budget for the next fiscal year, nonprofits and arts organizations are working hard to make their case for the well-documented link between economic development and the arts. 

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Local
12:05 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Wilmington City Council still torn about Water Street parking deck

Christopher Bias,commons.wikimedia.org

The long-debated fate of downtown Wilmington's Water Street parking deck will stretch out another week. On Tuesday, the city council approved $670,000 to repair the parking garage but the vote failed a second reading, which means it will have to be voted on again at next week's city council meeting.

A resolution to spend the money to repair and continue generating revenue from the city-owned deck, located on Water Street between Grace and Chestnut, was on the table.

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Local
8:33 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Wilmington and Braves in Negotiations

Baseball in Wilmington?
Onestanley www.wretch.cc

Wilmington City Councilman Kevin O’Grady held a press conference at City Hall yesterday afternoon to offer an update on negotiations to bring professional baseball to the city.  WHQR’s Andrew Jarachovic reports on the progress.  

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