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Editor-In-Chief of the Pender-Topsail Post & Voice Andy Pettigrew gets you up to speed on today's headlines. Find out what stories grace his paper's front page today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Wilmington voters continue to reject spending for stadium

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video A new Civitas Flash Poll shows large majorities of registered voters in Wilmington continuing to oppose spending taxpayer money on a new baseball stadium. In the recent poll, 80 percent of voters said they were opposed to taxpayer funding of a proposed $40 million baseball park in Wilmington. Opposition rose to 84 percent when they were asked what they thought about the plan if it would raise their taxes. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Property owners want to know where money, developer Saunders are

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video The Coastal Companies in Brunswick County will tell you it is the area's biggest employer, but some customers paint a different picture. Upset property owners say developer Mark Saunders stole their money and ran. Full story...
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Carolina Beach revenue to drop despite higher tax rate

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Carolina Beach Town Council held a public hearing on the budget proposal for the 2012 - 2013 fiscal year. They adopted a 16.1 million dollar budget calling for a tax rate of 23.5 cents per hundred, an increase from the current rate of 17.5 cents. Full story...
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Perdue offers sweepstakes machines tax option for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to consider budget plans tonight

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A ballpark proposal is not the only big thing on Wilmington City Council's agenda tonight. Council will also begin looking at next year's budget. Full story...
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Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

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video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Winston-Salem looks to sell arenas, offers Wilmington advice on ballpark

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video As the City of Wilmington considers possibly using tax money to build a ballpark, another North Carolina city is looking to unload some tax-funded arenas. "We own a large coliseum and a large football stadium/racetrack," Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity said. "Owned them for many years. They're well used, but they lose money like almost every other facility in the country." Full story...
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Group against tax-funded ballpark halfway to petition goal

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A group against using tax money to build a ballpark in Wilmington will take its petition campaign door-to-door. The group says it has almost half of the 2,900 signatures needed to introduce an ordinance to Wilmington City Council. Full story...
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NC picking up pace returning tax refund checks

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North Carolina's tax collectors are doing a better job of cutting checks for people who are due refunds. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. 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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NC revenues remain ahead of targets for budget

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North Carolina state government revenues remain slightly ahead of projections during this fiscal year, but the Legislature's top economist warns that slow employment and potential recessions in other countries could drag collections down. Full story...
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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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