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Wilmington Sharks need host families

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video Baseball season for the Wilmington Sharks starts in just a few short weeks but the team says it still needs homes for some of the players. Full story...
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Bonds, Clemens rejected; no one elected to Baseball Hall

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Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Full story...
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Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team's move to Georgia 'case study in stadium foolishness'

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Economists, who usually disagree about nearly everything, are united on one point: Public subsidies for sports stadiums are win-lose propositions: The teams win, and the taxpayers lose. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour

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video Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters. Full story...
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Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

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video WWAY and WHQR hosted the only baseball stadium debate Thursday night. Appropriately, with a big game comes fireworks, and the exchange was full of them. Full story...
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Trot Nixon makes 'All Fenway Park Team'

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WWAY 5th Quarter co-host and Wilmington resident Trot Nixon has been named to the All Fenway Park Team. Essentially this honor puts the former New Hanover Wildcat on the top 40 list for players who suited up for the Boston Red Sox in the last century. Full story...
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Campaigns 'for' and 'against' ballpark get underway

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video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

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video The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside. Full story...
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Wilmington still can't reach deal on ballpark plan

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video The ballpark and baseball in Wilmington. It is certainly not a short story, and now with no final agreement, City Council cannot vote at its meeting Tuesday. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - August 13; Post 10 falls in championship game; Nixon reflects on Pesky death

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video The dream season for Wilmington Post 10 ended on Monday afternoon. Scott Sandlin's squad had hopes of being the first Post 10 team to go the American Legion World Series since 1970.... Johnny Pesky died on Monday. WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon was extremely close to the Boston Red Sox legend... Plus more! Full story...
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