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Waddell comes out on top in Wilmington council race, incumbents reclaim seats

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo (top left) will lead council for yet another term, alongside newcomer Luke Waddell (top right) and incumbents...

In spite of a slow Election Day, candidates rove the polls to drum up last-minute support

An election worker hands a curbside voter the classic "I voted" sticker at the Cape Fear Community College precinct. (Port City...

New job training program would diversify film crews, Wilmington likely to commit initial funds

Former secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Susi Hamilton (left) and Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny...

2021 Election: Bill Saffo running for re-election as Wilmington mayor

Mayor Bill Saffo, who is up for re-election in 2021, spoke at Screen Gems about the local film industry impacts during...

Wilmington doles out more coronavirus relief money. This time, it’s to fight food insecurity

On the grounds of the former Everybody’s Supermarket, Mayor Bill Saffo announces a $200,000 commitment to relieving food deserts. (Port City...

Wilmington invests $100K in ARP funds to combat spike in overdoses during pandemic

Coastal Horizons Center operates a quick response team with a 90% success rate of connecting overdose survivors to treatment. (Port City...

Municipal to Midterms: A quick look at where local politicians are getting campaign cash

Candidates at every level, from local to federal, rely on campaign contributions to fuel their electoral bids. (Port City Daily/File)

Wilmington likely to adopt nondiscrimination ordinance without employment protections

A City of Wilmington ordinance against discrimination in public accommodations passed first reading Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote. (Port City...

‘I get things done’: Bill Saffo, city’s longest-serving mayor, eyes an eighth term

WILMINGTON –– Mayor Bill Saffo has helmed the Wilmington City Council for 15 years, managing to maintain...

Live Oak Bank becomes title sponsor for downtown’s Riverfront Park

The newly constructed 7,200-seat riverwalk amphitheater now has a title sponsor and has been named Live Oak Pavilion at Riverfront Park....