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We're committed to the safety, health, & welfare of all - no matter your housing status. That's why in collaboration wit...
09/20/2021

We're committed to the safety, health, & welfare of all - no matter your housing status. That's why in collaboration with Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), we've launched a pilot project to connect unhoused individuals to social service, reduce barriers to service, and close any gaps to accessing those services. Resources are available, and now, even more accessible.

THE SPECIFICS >>> WDI will hire a trained social worker – a new role within WDI’s MSD Ambassadors Program - who will be dedicated to helping people downtown access social services, which includes providing transportation, helping individuals obtain entitlements, overseeing case management, and other responsibilities related to reducing barriers to service.

We're committed to the safety, health, & welfare of all - no matter your housing status. That's why in collaboration with Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), we've launched a pilot project to connect unhoused individuals to social service, reduce barriers to service, and close any gaps to accessing those services. Resources are available, and now, even more accessible.

THE SPECIFICS >>> WDI will hire a trained social worker – a new role within WDI’s MSD Ambassadors Program - who will be dedicated to helping people downtown access social services, which includes providing transportation, helping individuals obtain entitlements, overseeing case management, and other responsibilities related to reducing barriers to service.

We'll be assessing the water quality over the next year, and if the Floating Treatment Wetland works, we'll look to add ...
09/19/2021
City installs system to reduce toxic algae bloom at Greenfield Lake - WWAY TV

We'll be assessing the water quality over the next year, and if the Floating Treatment Wetland works, we'll look to add more of these in the lake and perhaps some other waterbodies throughout Wilmington!

The City of Wilmington has installed a new aquatic system to reduce the ongoing toxic algae bloom affecting Greenfield Lake.

✨ PAID OPPORTUNITY ✨The city is accepting RFPs for events to spread the word about the Rail Realignment Project. Submit ...
09/18/2021

✨ PAID OPPORTUNITY ✨

The city is accepting RFPs for events to spread the word about the Rail Realignment Project. Submit a proposal for an event that:
➡️ Educates the public on the Rail Realignment Project
➡️ Focuses engagement efforts toward traditionally underserved areas of the community
➡️ Makes it easier for everyone to be a part of public project conversations
➡️ Incentivizes and empowers members of the community to participate in public processes

Professional credentials are not required to participate in this RFP. Instead, the selection committee will be looking for good, executable ideas that align with the city’s stated goals.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 29. Learn more: www.wilmingtonnc.gov/rail

✨ PAID OPPORTUNITY ✨

The city is accepting RFPs for events to spread the word about the Rail Realignment Project. Submit a proposal for an event that:
➡️ Educates the public on the Rail Realignment Project
➡️ Focuses engagement efforts toward traditionally underserved areas of the community
➡️ Makes it easier for everyone to be a part of public project conversations
➡️ Incentivizes and empowers members of the community to participate in public processes

Professional credentials are not required to participate in this RFP. Instead, the selection committee will be looking for good, executable ideas that align with the city’s stated goals.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 29. Learn more: www.wilmingtonnc.gov/rail

Dear Community, Over the past week, 37 people in our county died of COVID-19 -- the highest number reported in one week ...
09/17/2021

Dear Community,

Over the past week, 37 people in our county died of COVID-19 -- the highest number reported in one week in New Hanover County. A sad, alarming number for our community who now mourns a total of 250 people lost locally to this virus.

Together, we grieve for the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, who are no longer with us. We're sending our sincerest condolences to all who are suffering and hope you can continue to hold close the memories of your loved ones.

If you are feeling sick, please get tested.
If you are eligible, please get vaccinated.
If you have questions, please call the Coronavirus Call Center: 910-798-6800

We share in the sadness of your losses, Wilmington.

With deepest sympathy,
City of Wilmington

Dear Community,

Over the past week, 37 people in our county died of COVID-19 -- the highest number reported in one week in New Hanover County. A sad, alarming number for our community who now mourns a total of 250 people lost locally to this virus.

Together, we grieve for the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, who are no longer with us. We're sending our sincerest condolences to all who are suffering and hope you can continue to hold close the memories of your loved ones.

If you are feeling sick, please get tested.
If you are eligible, please get vaccinated.
If you have questions, please call the Coronavirus Call Center: 910-798-6800

We share in the sadness of your losses, Wilmington.

With deepest sympathy,
City of Wilmington

More overdoses occurred nationwide last year than in the entire time such data has been collected -- a harrowing statist...
09/16/2021

More overdoses occurred nationwide last year than in the entire time such data has been collected -- a harrowing statistic. Wilmington is not immune to the opioid epidemic, and the work to combat substance use disorder must continue to be a priority. That's why today we announced an additional $100,000 investment in the Coastal Horizons - Quick Response Team to help connect overdose survivors to treatment. Overdose is preventable. Help is available.

More overdoses occurred nationwide last year than in the entire time such data has been collected -- a harrowing statistic. Wilmington is not immune to the opioid epidemic, and the work to combat substance use disorder must continue to be a priority. That's why today we announced an additional $100,000 investment in the Coastal Horizons - Quick Response Team to help connect overdose survivors to treatment. Overdose is preventable. Help is available.

🌱 Innovative solutions for complex issues 🌱Working with NC State University, crews installed Floating Treatment Wetlands...
09/15/2021

🌱 Innovative solutions for complex issues 🌱

Working with NC State University, crews installed Floating Treatment Wetlands at Greenfield Lake to help reduce the nutrient overload and the algae blooms. The aquatic system uses vegetated floating mats to absorb the nutrients that flow into Greenfield Lake via stormwater runoff.

HOW IT WORKS --> As the plants on the Floating Wetlands grow, nutrients in the water are taken up by the plant roots and stored in the tissues. Periodic harvesting of the mature plants prevents the sequestered nutrients from re-entering the water when the plants die and decompose. Clean Water Management Trust Fund provided grant funding to purchase, install, and monitor the efficacy of the Floating Wetland and water quality.

#WatershedWednesday

🌱 Innovative solutions for complex issues 🌱

Working with NC State University, crews installed Floating Treatment Wetlands at Greenfield Lake to help reduce the nutrient overload and the algae blooms. The aquatic system uses vegetated floating mats to absorb the nutrients that flow into Greenfield Lake via stormwater runoff.

HOW IT WORKS --> As the plants on the Floating Wetlands grow, nutrients in the water are taken up by the plant roots and stored in the tissues. Periodic harvesting of the mature plants prevents the sequestered nutrients from re-entering the water when the plants die and decompose. Clean Water Management Trust Fund provided grant funding to purchase, install, and monitor the efficacy of the Floating Wetland and water quality.

#WatershedWednesday

Three years ago today Hurricane Florence made landfall, wreaking havoc on our community. Three years and we’re still fee...
09/14/2021

Three years ago today Hurricane Florence made landfall, wreaking havoc on our community. Three years and we’re still feeling the effects. Three years and we're still #ILMStrong because when Mother Nature showed us her worst, our community showed us its best. At our core, Wilmington is resilient, and no matter the storm, we’ll weather it – together. ILM Strong, always.

Three years ago today Hurricane Florence made landfall, wreaking havoc on our community. Three years and we’re still feeling the effects. Three years and we're still #ILMStrong because when Mother Nature showed us her worst, our community showed us its best. At our core, Wilmington is resilient, and no matter the storm, we’ll weather it – together. ILM Strong, always.

Homeschooling? Here are two ways to get your kids involved in extracurriculars!1️ Recreation Programs at the MLK Center ...
09/13/2021

Homeschooling? Here are two ways to get your kids involved in extracurriculars!

1️ Recreation Programs at the MLK Center
2️ Sports sessions at Maides Park

The programs kickoff 9/24 and 9/30, respectively, and include activities such as arts & crafts, kickball, archery, and more. Registration required. Fee assistance is available. Learn more at www.wilmingtonnc.gov/recreation

Homeschooling? Here are two ways to get your kids involved in extracurriculars!

1️ Recreation Programs at the MLK Center
2️ Sports sessions at Maides Park

The programs kickoff 9/24 and 9/30, respectively, and include activities such as arts & crafts, kickball, archery, and more. Registration required. Fee assistance is available. Learn more at www.wilmingtonnc.gov/recreation

Conlon Pier is ~o-fish-ally~ back open to the public after undergoing much needed repairs and upgrades! The old pier was...
09/12/2021

Conlon Pier is ~o-fish-ally~ back open to the public after undergoing much needed repairs and upgrades! The old pier was part of the former Almont Shipping Terminal and had become severely corroded. It has now been reconstructed with a pile-supported timber deck. New amenities include electrical outlets and a stainless-steel fish cleaning station, which is good because this is the only spot on the Riverwalk where fishing is allowed. 🎣

Conlon Pier is ~o-fish-ally~ back open to the public after undergoing much needed repairs and upgrades! The old pier was part of the former Almont Shipping Terminal and had become severely corroded. It has now been reconstructed with a pile-supported timber deck. New amenities include electrical outlets and a stainless-steel fish cleaning station, which is good because this is the only spot on the Riverwalk where fishing is allowed. 🎣

09/11/2021

LIVE: 9:00 am. WFD 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial

09/10/2021
Pooch Plunge 2021

Shake off the week and bring your best pal to Pooch Plunge 2021! The pools have closed for the summer, and now it's the dogs' turn to take a dip in the Legion Stadium pool. Dogs will be allowed in the pool today from 4-7 pm and tomorrow from 10 am-2 pm. Cost: $5 per dog, per day.

"Like everyone, non-profits have been challenged throughout the pandemic, but they have also been one of our greatest re...
09/09/2021

"Like everyone, non-profits have been challenged throughout the pandemic, but they have also been one of our greatest resources,” said Mayor Bill Saffo. “Non-profits have been and continue to be on the frontlines and on the ground helping our community recover and become more resilient. This money will go toward those in need right here in Wilmington and strengthen our community going forward.”

Today, Wilmington City Council announced an investment in local non-profits using ARPA funding, which will be distributed through a strategic partnership with the United Way of the Cape Fear Area and the Arts Council of Wilmington.

Read the full press release here: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6832/654?backlist=%2f

"Like everyone, non-profits have been challenged throughout the pandemic, but they have also been one of our greatest resources,” said Mayor Bill Saffo. “Non-profits have been and continue to be on the frontlines and on the ground helping our community recover and become more resilient. This money will go toward those in need right here in Wilmington and strengthen our community going forward.”

Today, Wilmington City Council announced an investment in local non-profits using ARPA funding, which will be distributed through a strategic partnership with the United Way of the Cape Fear Area and the Arts Council of Wilmington.

Read the full press release here: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6832/654?backlist=%2f

Nearly all cases of severe symptoms, hospitalization and death occur among unvaccinated people. Vaccines save lives.
09/08/2021

Nearly all cases of severe symptoms, hospitalization and death occur among unvaccinated people. Vaccines save lives.

Vaccines save lives!

COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infections, even against the Delta Variant. Nearly all cases of severe symptoms, hospitalization and death occur among unvaccinated people.

Don't wait to vaccinate! Schedule your shot today at MySpot.nc.gov.

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously today to name Tony Caudle as City Manager, effective immediately. Caudle has s...
09/07/2021

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously today to name Tony Caudle as City Manager, effective immediately. Caudle has served as Interim City Manager since June 1 and previously served as Wilmington’s Deputy City Manager since 2008.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the City of Wilmington in this leadership role,” Caudle said. “Building an efficient and effective city organization requires a great deal of time, dedication, and a shared commitment to public service. I will work hard every day to honor City Council’s trust in me, support and develop our city’s workforce, and provide a high level of service to the people of Wilmington.”

MORE: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6725/654?backlist=%2f

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously today to name Tony Caudle as City Manager, effective immediately. Caudle has served as Interim City Manager since June 1 and previously served as Wilmington’s Deputy City Manager since 2008.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the City of Wilmington in this leadership role,” Caudle said. “Building an efficient and effective city organization requires a great deal of time, dedication, and a shared commitment to public service. I will work hard every day to honor City Council’s trust in me, support and develop our city’s workforce, and provide a high level of service to the people of Wilmington.”

MORE: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6725/654?backlist=%2f

Which Canine 4 Clean Water describes your mood today? Take the pledge to scoop the p**p & help keep our waterways clean ...
09/07/2021

Which Canine 4 Clean Water describes your mood today? Take the pledge to scoop the p**p & help keep our waterways clean and you'll receive a free dog bandana, treats, and a chance to be featured in our gallery! C4CW will be at the Pooch Plunge at Legion Pool Wednesday (9/8) with other events scheduled for the fall. We hope to see you there!

Learn more: www.wilmingtonnc.gov/canines

Happy Labor Day, Wilmington! However you're spending your day, we hope you're feeling relaxed and recharged. Remember, c...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day, Wilmington! However you're spending your day, we hope you're feeling relaxed and recharged. Remember, city offices are closed in observance of the holiday today but will re-open with normal hours tomorrow.

Happy Labor Day, Wilmington! However you're spending your day, we hope you're feeling relaxed and recharged. Remember, city offices are closed in observance of the holiday today but will re-open with normal hours tomorrow.

Stay safe, and enjoy your long weekend, Wilm!
09/05/2021

Stay safe, and enjoy your long weekend, Wilm!

Stay safe, and enjoy your long weekend, Wilm!

Hurricane Florence changed Wilmington. Neighborhoods flooded. Roads washed out. Power was off for days. Now, our friends...
09/04/2021

Hurricane Florence changed Wilmington. Neighborhoods flooded. Roads washed out. Power was off for days. Now, our friends along the Gulf and East Coasts are dealing with the effects of an even more catastrophic storm. Our hearts are with them as they enter the recovery phase and begin the long process of re-building.

Hurricane Ida is yet another reminder that powerful and potentially deadly hurricanes are becoming an all-too-common occurrence. While we cannot control natural disasters, we can prepare for them. That’s why after #Florence, we brought together a bipartisan group to advocate for policy and resource improvements at the federal and state levels.

This multi-year effort from the Eastern NC Recovery & Resilience Alliance will improve the safety and quality of life across our area through investments in flood resilience and disaster recovery resources.

We aren’t just working for our own community, though. We’re leading for our region. A few weeks ago, Pender County Commissioner Jackie Newton and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann joined Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo in meeting with legislators in Raleigh as they finalize the budget to ensure these needs our meet.

At our core, Wilmington is resilient, and no matter the storm, we’ll weather it – together. These resources will give us the tools to do just that.

*Please note: These photos were taken prior to the indoor mask mandate.*

"What we witnessed on Monday is something that I never thought would happen in New Hanover County, but it did," Wilmingt...
09/03/2021

"What we witnessed on Monday is something that I never thought would happen in New Hanover County, but it did," Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said. "...This is a day of reckoning for our community and our school system."

Today, the Mayor and members of the Wilmington, NC Police Department participated in a joint meeting with New Hanover County Government, NC and the NHC School Board to discuss school safety following Monday's shooting. While schools are not a function of city government, it is up to each of us to ensure our schools and community are a safe place. As the Mayor said, "Anything that we can do from the city side -- we're there."

"What we witnessed on Monday is something that I never thought would happen in New Hanover County, but it did," Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said. "...This is a day of reckoning for our community and our school system."

Today, the Mayor and members of the Wilmington, NC Police Department participated in a joint meeting with New Hanover County Government, NC and the NHC School Board to discuss school safety following Monday's shooting. While schools are not a function of city government, it is up to each of us to ensure our schools and community are a safe place. As the Mayor said, "Anything that we can do from the city side -- we're there."

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