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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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Groups rally to oppose, support idea of tax-funded baseball stadium

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videoThe idea of building a baseball stadium here in Wilmington is not a homerun for everyone. Saturday, folks rallied together to protest and petition it, but just down the street, others played ball in support. 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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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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 7

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video On Tuesday night we featured senior night at Ashley High School. We also featured a high school basketball matchup in the Waccamaw Conference between East Bladen and North Brunswick. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. On top of that we talked with the general manager of the Atlanta Braves about the prospect of Wilmington becoming the next home of the Braves single A minor league baseball affiliate. Full story...
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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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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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ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decision

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video Several things must fall into place before a baseball stadium becomes a reality in Wilmington. Some important issues: How are we, meaning the taxpayers, going to fund it? Where would it go? And which team would play here? Full story...
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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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