Wilmington City Council to consider budget plans tonight
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 12:44pm.

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.

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Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 4:21pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Winston-Salem looks to sell arenas, offers Wilmington advice on ballpark
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 4:50pm.

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."

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Group against tax-funded ballpark halfway to petition goal
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 2:20pm.

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.

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NC picking up pace returning tax refund checks
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 8:13am.

North Carolina's tax collectors are doing a better job of cutting checks for people who are due refunds.

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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 8:03am.

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.

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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 11:10am.

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.

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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:48pm.

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.

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NC revenues remain ahead of targets for budget
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 3:15pm.

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.

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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:52pm.

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.

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