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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

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Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues. Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham's experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

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video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events. Full story...
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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

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As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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City to spend big for ballpark, hotel legal fees

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Wilmington City Council will vote Tuesday to spend more than $150,000 for fees associated with negotiations for a ballpark and Convention Center hotel. The city also looks to budget $430,000 for legal fees on the two projects next year. Full story...
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Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

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video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?

Take me out to the ballgame? That's the question for Wilmington City Council as it discusses building a baseball stadium. But not everyone is on board with the idea.

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FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations

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video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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Americans for Prosperity speaks out against ballpark plan

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Critics are crying foul on a plan to build a baseball stadium with taxpayer money in Wilmington. Many people are questioning why city leaders would consider the possibility of raising property taxes to help fund the ballpark, instead of letting the private sector build it. Full story...
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Atlanta Braves and Mandalay reps in town for tonight's city council meeting to talk new stadium

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Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox, as well as Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren and Mandalay Baseball CEO Art Matin are in town to attend tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers small biz help along with ballpark

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video Spending money to make money. The City of Wilmington is looking for ways to spur economic development. Some council members believe a baseball stadium may do that. At the same time, the city also wants to help small business owners. Is there money for both? Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to discuss new ballpark, hotel Tuesday night

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An item of interest on the agenda includes a resolution to enter into negotiations with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. to explore the possibility of a joint public/private partnership for a minor league baseball facilities and operations in Wilmington. Full story...
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