The Big 5 are fun, quirky questions that we ask members of the Cape Fear community each month. This is a fun, interactive way to connect the names and faces of our region with our readers. If you’d like to participate or nominate someone in the community, please send your email to the editor at kharin@ and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requests. Thank you and enjoy!


1  What is the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before retiring in the evening?  Drink Coffee; Read

2  What is your guilty pleasure? Pizza

3  If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Read Minds

4  If you could become an animal, which animal would it be? Lion

5  What do you most enjoy about the city of Wilmington?  Riverwalk

Bill Saffo has served on the Wilmington City Council since 2003 and has served as mayor since 2006.

A native of Wilmington, Saffo graduated from Hoggard High School and went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree from UNC-Wilmington.  Bill serves on many boards and commissions including the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.  He is also a board member of the New Hanover Tourism Development Authority Board and an ex-officio board member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Bill will tell you that he loves to spend time with friends and family and finds it very satisfying to serve as mayor of his hometown.  Bill feels one of the great things we can do in our lives is to give back through public service.


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