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In an exclusive live interview, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talked with WWAY about the latest developments in the discussions on a ballpark for the Port City. Among the topics he discussed were the bond referendum City Council is considering to pay for the ballpark, citizen feedback and input on the plan and the rejection of a petition with thousands of signatures opposing taxpayer funding for the project.
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 6:07pm.READ MORE:
In an exclusive live interview, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talked with WWAY about the latest developments in the discussions on a ballpark for the Port City. Full story...
Three days later, and still no response from Wilmington city leaders who did not want to answer our questions about the ballpark plan and other issues. That has lots of you sounding off as well.
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Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 3:26pm.READ MORE:
Wilmington City Council continues to work on its budget for the next fiscal year. Council held a budget workshop today the morning after a public hearing on the spending plan. Also today, Council named a City Attorney. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 9:16am.READ MORE:
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 5:02pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 5:28pm.READ MORE:
One day after Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said the proposal for a ballpark is not a good one for the city, many of the main players who pitched the plan are MIA. We contacted the private developers, Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta Braves and got very little response. Full story...
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Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 4:58pm.READ MORE:
After the state Senate voted to stop forced annexation, we wanted to hear from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo about the city's plan. Today we finally tracked him down. Full story...
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Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 5:38pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:25am.READ MORE:
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...
ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decisionSubmitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:51am.READ MORE:
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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