Wilmington, NC – Members of the public gets a chance tonight to tell City Council members what they think of the proposed 07- 08 budget.
As written, the budget would raise property taxes on any Wilmington homeowner whose house substantially appreciated in the property tax revaluation. The plan adopts a tax rate of 32 cents per $100 of assessed value, two cents above the revenue-neutral rate. The added revenue would fund 36 new police positions and 4 in the Fire Department.
Wilmington, NC – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is like a highway for boaters and barges traveling up and down the east coast. But that watery highway is filling up with sand, making it nearly impossible to navigate in some spots. WHQR news takes a look at the issue in this special documentary
Wilmington, NC – Dance and photography classes for the girls upstairs, health care and hot meals for the elders downstairs. That's the future for the Adrian B. Rhodes Reserve Center, as seen by a committee of City Council members who judged proposals for the space.
Their plan for re-use splits the main compound behind Legion Stadium between programs run by Elder Haus and Girls Inc., with a few offices for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation added in.
Wilmington, NC – It takes Margaret Rogers 25 minutes to cross the street.
That's 16th and 17th streets to be precise. She lives on one side, her doctor's office is on the other, and in between are a score of busy lanes of traffic she's afraid to cross in her wheelchair.
So instead she heads to the bus stop. That journey takes her down 16th, along Shipyard, to Carolina Beach Road. Nearly a half an hour later, she's at her appointment. And the return trip is more of the same.
Wilmington, NC – Last November, carpenter Robert Ham started suffering from severe hernias. Uninsured and living paycheck to paycheck, the eight thousand dollar operation was out of the question, unless he became poor enough to qualify for indigent care.
Which is exactly what he did.
When the pain got too bad for him to buckle on his tool belt, Ham quit his job, moved his belongings into storage, and checked into a homeless shelter.