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Kangaroo Kourt Removes Berger from Office

05/21/2013 15:25:00 PM

In an unprecedented display of hubris by the New Hanover County Commissioners, led by recently installed Chairman Woody

Wilmington Council Declares War on Citizens

07/11/2012 16:18:00 PM

UPDATE: Wednesday evening, WWAY featured an interview with City Clerk Penny Spicer-Sidbury in which she stated that if only petition organizers had approached her for help in the beginning, the nullifying issues could have been addressed. This ...

Petitions Submitted; PR Battle Begins - O'Grady Swings and Misses

06/02/2012 00:50:00 AM

The group leading the effort in opposing a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington, led by co-organizers Josh Fulton and Ben McCoy, turned in around 4,000 completed petition signatures to the City Clerk on Thursday,

Encouraging, and Discouraging Numbers on Unemployment

05/25/2012 12:39:00 PM

The good news is that unemployment in New Hanover County is down .9% over the last year.The bad news is that unemployment in Wilmington is about 1.5% higher than in the unincorporated area and beach towns combined.How is this possible?

"Private" Stadium Plan Completely Hoses Taxpayers

05/16/2012 08:59:00 AM

Haven't signed the petition against tax dollars being used for the stadium? Need to turn in your petitions? Click here: http://Stadium.WilmingtonRants.comAs is typical with large, high profile public projects, last night's presentation to the ...

How Do Film "Incentives" Affect NC?

05/11/2012 08:54:00 AM

An interesting article about whether or not NC's film incentives actually work. American Spectator:The state offers one of the nation’s most enticing tax-incentive programs to production companies. Last year, Tar Heel taxpayers forked over ...

How Do Regulations Affect Wilmington?

04/30/2012 18:01:00 PM

A few months ago or so, the Wilmington City Council hired a consultant, yet again. This time it was to tell them how to improve the "development process", meaning they paid someone $23k to tell them just how much the planning and zoning department ...

Government Lobbying Government?

04/16/2012 11:46:00 AM

Yes, folks, that is the next great "economic development" idea out of our brilliant Mayor Bill Saffo.In other news to come out of the agenda brief, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said he'd like council to consider hiring a lobbyist for both Raleigh ...

$1.1M for Recycling Bins That Tell on You?

04/05/2012 11:47:00 AM

Were you aware that Wilmington authorized $1.1M for new recycling bins? If you're a close reader of the local news, chances are you were.Were you aware that these recycling bins will be outfitted with rfid chips? Chances are you weren't. Only ...

Dreaming of Electric Sheeple

03/19/2012 21:43:00 PM

The resistance is in full swing. Download petitions and get updates at www.notaxpayerstadium.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/nostadium.So, Wilmington is "going green", again. And yet again it's in a totally minor and mostly symbolic way. ...