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FIRST ON 3: Ballpark petition has enough signatures, could go on November Ballot

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video The New Hanover County Board of Elections says it has verified enough signatures on a petition against a tax-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington. Full story...
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Charlotte OKs $8M for Knights baseball stadium

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The Charlotte Knights baseball team is a step closer to playing its games in a new stadium. The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted 7-4 in favor of giving the team $8 million toward the project. Full story...
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Ballpark petition farther from goal than thought

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The group behind a petition to block taxpayer money for a ballpark in Wilmington is farther from its goal than originally thought. After double-checking, the Board of Elections now says the petition is 45 signatures short. Full story...
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Board of Elections works to verify ballpark petition signatures

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections is more than halfway through verifying the thousands of signatures turned in on a petition aimed at blocking taxpayer funding of a ballpark in Wilmington. Full story...
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Anti-ballpark petition has other teams worried

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video At closer look, the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark is raising some eyebrows. City leaders say the petition, could affect established area teams, and those teams are worried, too. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Organizers respond to criticism of ballpark petition language

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The battle over plans for a ballpark in Wilmington continue to heat up. Yesterday, a group against using tax money to build a stadium in the Port City submitted a petition with about 4,000 signatures. If the Board of Elections verifies enough of the signatures, the City Council would have to accept the language of the petition as an ordinance or put it up for a public vote. Full story...
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City leaders say petition against publicly-funded ballpark 'a big mistake'

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video The City of Wilmington received a petition today with more than 4,000 signatures. If verified, it will force the city to either adopt an initiative blocking tax money for a ballpark or let voters decide. The move has city leaders fired up. Full story...
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Opponents of taxpayer-funded ballpark to submit petition at City Hall

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The group opposed to a taxpayer-funded ballpark have collected about 4,000 signatures on a petition against bringing a taxpayer-funded baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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Former Lynchburg leader has advice as Wilmington persues his city's baseball team

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video As Wilmington moves on in discussions to build a ballpark, a former councilman in the city who's team we may get sat down with us to share his thoughts on this big decision. If city council approves the plan, the Lynchburg Hillcats will find a new home here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Charlotte Council close to baseball funding plan

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Charlotte City Council appears to be close to approving a plan to bring baseball downtown. Most city council members indicated Tuesday they could support a plan to provide the Charlotte Knights with $8 million to build a stadium uptown. Full story...
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City's consultant releases ballpark survey results, potential sites narrowed down

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video The City of Wilmington is one step closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. The city’s consultant, National Sports Services, presented results from a recent survey about the ballpark Tuesday night, as well as some potential building sites. Full story...
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TV ad targets tax money for ballpark as city consultant prepares for public meeting tonight

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video A new TV commercial hopes to tune in Wilmington taxpayers. The commercial aims to attract support from folks not interested in using tax dollars to pay for a new ballpark. Meanwhile, the city's consultant will hold another public meeting tonight. Full story...
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Charlotte Knights want $11 million from city for new stadium

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The Charlotte City Council will hear Tuesday the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Full story...
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Group against tax-funded ballpark collects last-minute signatures

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It's no doubt the idea of bringing a ballpark to the Port City is a hotly contested issue. There are passionate folks on both sides of the plate. The group against a tax-funded stadium is preparing to turn their petitions in to Wilmington city leaders. Full story...
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Ballpark opponent states his case after proponent backs out of on-air debate

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videoWhen it comes to bringing a ballpark to Wilmington, everyone has an opinion, but there are two particular groups that are not shy about voicing theirs. WWAY had two guests confirmed to join Ashley Jacobs on "Good Morning Carolina" today for a live debate on the issue, but a representative from a pro-ballpark group backed out. Full story...
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