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Petition questions residency of Burgaw mayor

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video For the first time in 10 years the town of Burgaw has a new mayor, but on the day he was sworn in some residents are questioning whether he has a legal right to represent their town. Full story...
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UNCW Softball team starts petition to save program

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video UNCW Softball is one of the programs on the chopping block. It's asking supporters to step up to the plate. Team members have organized an online petition in hopes of saving their up-and-coming team. Full story...
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Waterford residents organize petition against rezoning

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video At Thursday night’s Leland Town Council Meeting, several residents spoke out against the proposed rezoning of land near the Waterford community, which is currently zoned for commercial use. Developers are proposing to build a 240-unit apartment complex. Full story...
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Seabreeze residents organize petition against rezoning

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videoThe once flourishing shore community of Seabreeze is now practically empty and New Hanover County leaders have approved a request to rezone the area to help it grow. However, the idea is not sitting so well with Seabreeze residents. They have organized a petition in protest of the rezoning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor Saffo discusses latest baseball developments

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video 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...
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City Clerk: Petition organizers should have asked for help

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video All the work to get a petition signed against a taxpayer funded ballpark may have been for naught.Tuesday night Wilmington City Council said McCoy and Josh Fulton's petition was invalid because they did not have a required affidavit along with questions about some of the signatures. Full story...
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Ballpark petition declared insufficient, council votes to move ahead with bond referendum

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videoWilmington voters, get ready for November. City Council voted unanimously to move the baseball bond referendum forward. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Wilmington City clerk declared the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark not sufficient because it lacked affidavits which are required by state law and city code according to the city attorney. Full story...
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Problem with ballpark petition has some on edge

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video City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the taxpayer-funded ballpark petition. Full story...
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Wilmington questions 165 signatures on ballpark petition; organizers surprised

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video A petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark in Wilmington has hit another bump in the road. City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the petition. Full story...
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StarNews profiles ballpark petition organizers Sunday

After collecting enough signatures to get their argument on November's ballot, Ben McCoy and Joshua Fulton are recognizable names when it comes to the hot debate over bringing a ball park to Wilmington. StarNews reporter Shelby Sebens gets to know them better and talks with "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Ashley Jacobs about an upcoming article.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager hugely exaggerating baseball stadium petition ballot cost

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Tuesday night, members of the Wilmington City Council will talk baseball once again. One item on the agenda is how much it will cost to put Ben McCoy and Josh Fulton's anti-tax based baseball stadium petition on the general election ballot. Full story...
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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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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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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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