WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Thursday night WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-fm hosted the only live debate focused on the ballpark bond referendum. Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilman Kevin O'Grady represented the city and Vote Yes Ballpark. Businessmen Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty spoke on behalf of Vote No Ballpark Tax.
The debate was spirited and heated at times, as both sides voiced their opinions on what has become an emotionally-charged issue in the Port City.
Play the video above to watch the full debate.