Council OK’s money for Water Street parking deck redevelopment

The city-owned Water Street Parking Deck between Grace and Chestnut streets downtown is slated for redevelopment, but details are still afloat. File photo by Ben Brown.

Wilmington City Council approved the appropriation of money for the Water Street Parking Deck redevelopment project on Tuesday. The decision comes after the same board approved the terms of the purchase and development agreement last month. The ordinance moved $15,636,964 to the Parking Facilities Capital Project Fund for the Water Street Parking Deck Redevelopment Project. […]

Hugh MacRae inclusive playground opens to all

The new inclusive playground at Hugh MacRae Park, which was funded by a Trillium grant. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The first inclusive, all-abilities playground on New Hanover County property opened to a large group of people, including several dozen eager children, at Hugh MacRae Park on Tuesday morning. The 7,000-square-foot play area was made possible by a $750,000 grant from Trillium Health Resources and features equipment that children of abilities and needs can use. […]

Residents protest new police training facility, call for citizens review board

Black Lives Matter protesters stand in solidarity at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

A group of people – including members of the Black Lives Matter movement – came to City Hall Tuesday night to protest the proposed new Wilmington Police Department training facility near their neighborhood. During their meeting, city council formally approved the purchase of 46 acres from the Wilmington Housing Authority.┬áThe land, sold to the city […]

UPDATE: Inmate remains on the run from New Hanover Correctional Center

Stephen Singleton

An inmate who escaped from the New Hanover County Correctional Center early Wednesday morning is still on the loose. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 34-year-old Stephen Singleton had not been located. But authorities believe he is still in the Wilmington area, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) Spokesman Keith Acree. Singleton was discovered […]

DA: Owner of two Market Street hotels agrees to make improvements

The Budgetel on Market Street in Wilmington

Two Market Street hotels – the Budgetel Inn and Red Carpet Inn – entered into an agreement with the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office this week to make several changes that authorities hope will promote a better environment at the hotels. ┬áThe agreement is part of an ongoing crime-prevention effort at hotels and motels […]

Bullet grazes 7-year-old in Wilmington

A 7-year-old girl, whose ear was grazed by a bullet Monday night, was one of two victims injured in a shooting on Seventh Street in Wilmington. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of Seventh and Queen streets just before 10 p.m. Monday and spoke with the child’s mother at the scene, according […]

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