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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 4:58pm.

video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium.

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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 5:42pm.

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.

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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:46pm.

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.

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Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:05pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:51pm.

video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city.

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The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?
Submitted by wway news on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:27pm.

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Americans for Prosperity speaks out against ballpark plan
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 4:26pm.

Critics are crying foul on a plan to build a baseball stadium with taxpayer money in Wilmington. Many people are questioning why city leaders would consider the possibility of raising property taxes to help fund the ballpark, instead of letting the private sector build it.

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Davis talks taxes, progress in State of the County
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 11:59pm.

video New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis gave the State of the County Address Monday. He talked about the strides the county has made and some of the issues it faces.

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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 5:05pm.

video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes.

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Romney campaign touts his tax return transparency
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:32am.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers. Romney's campaign said Tuesday he followed all tax laws.

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