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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/WHQR) — WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting Wilmington’s only “OFFICIAL” baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O’Grady along with “Vote No Stadium Tax” spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group.

This will be the only debate featuring both the mayor and the anti-tax funded stadium group.

It will be TONIGHT beginning at 7 p.m. on WHQR-FM 91.3 and on RTV, as well as streamed live at whqr.org and at WWAYTV3.com. On Time Warner Cable RTV is channel 106, on ATMC channel 903, on Charter Cable channel 145 and over the air at 3.2.

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2015 years 11 months ago

“Among the many discussions that come up about the stadium bond issue we seem to see a common thread about property taxes being used as opposed to sales taxes to fund the stadium.
We could fund this with a tax on rooms or general sales tax – but in the NSS report it was clear these things were discussed, and deemed not appropriate for the stadium. NSS even concluded that an additional 3% on room taxes would make Wilmington’s room tax the highest in the state if it went up to 9%.
The convention center is funded this way with room… Read more »

2015 years 11 months ago

I told StarNews why we shouldn’t have this. They could have years ago got casino boat. The taxes from that could have started a revenue for things like this. If the field comes movie studio could film in there paying those not having a job. I used to go to MLB Spring training down in Fl. For the Pirates most fun my dad & my brother & me.So for those against I understand that you don’t want to pay from your taxes on homes. They should have gotten rid of property tax. Most seniors can’t afford higher taxes. Includes… Read more »

Guest 1492
2015 years 11 months ago

I had no idea that CFCC was spending money on courses on fitness walking or on basic aerobics, etc. What does that have to do with getting a decent college education?

Money’s tight these days. Does CFCC really feel comfortable with courses such as these being an appropriate expenditure of funds?

Maybe that’s what happens when you spend other people’s money. Sounds like the same kind of attitude downtown businesses and city council seem to have about spending other people’s money.

Perhaps that’s why this CFCC “professor” of “higher” education is so cavalier about spending taxpayer dollars. She just doesn’t know any better.

2015 years 11 months ago

Once again you have posted something that is nothing but negative. You must be a very angry person Katherine. You need to find yourself a man or a better man or something to help you become a better person. Who has angered you? If it was some time ago, please just let it go. I read your comments last week about the signs. I guess you are a perfect person. If you were, you would not need to resort to being a nasty mean person. Turn that frown upside down. … Read more »

Sandi Keith
2015 years 11 months ago

As a eductor in higher ed and a former collegiate women’s basketball coach I know the value that sports can bring to a community. I can’t wait to go to the debate and share my support to the Mayor and to the baseball field. It will only be a benefit to our community! GO Braves!

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