make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Wilmington City Council

Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

READ MORE:
video WWAY and WHQR hosted the only baseball stadium debate Thursday night. Appropriately, with a big game comes fireworks, and the exchange was full of them. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3 & WHQR-FM: The only 'official' baseball stadium debate TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

READ MORE:
video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 will co-host Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group. The debate will be TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Full story...
»

Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

READ MORE:
video Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out? Full story...
»

Wilmington City Council approves spending

READ MORE:
Tonight, Wilmington City Council met and approved nearly $1 million in additional funding for the ongoing North 3rd Street Improvement Project. Council also approved a $5.6 million contract to widen Randall Parkway from Independence Boulevard to South College Road. Full story...
»

Wilmington looks at how to handle sweepstakes appeals, annexation requests

READ MORE:
Wilmington City Council is looking at how to handle appeals from internet sweepstakes cafes and voluntary annexation requests. Full story...
»

N. 3rd Street paving may cost $1M more

READ MORE:
Wilmington leaders say it will cost even more to pave North 3rd Street. After assessing the road and determining the need for higher quality pavement, the project will cost about $1 million more Full story...
»

Potentially contaminated sites could still be good for ballpark construction

READ MORE:
video According to experts, there are currently 80 to 90 potentially contaminated properties in the Wilmington area, also known as brownfield sites. Two of the properties are being considered by the city to build a minor league ballpark on the land. Full story...
»

Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding

READ MORE:
video As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue. Full story...
»

Former Wilmington mayor speaks out against ballpark agreement

READ MORE:
video Former Wilmington mayor and downtown business owner Harper Peterson made it clear to city officials and residents Thursday afternoon that building a tax-funded ballpark is the wrong decision. He says with so many people struggling to scrape by, the council needs to be satisfied with what the city already has to offer. Full story...
»

City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay

READ MORE:
Wilmington City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the agreement with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball to build a baseball stadium in Wilmington. However, the approval did not get passed without a few reservations. Full story...
»

Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

READ MORE:
video The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside. Full story...
»

Wilmington Convention Center still has room to grow

READ MORE:
video The City of Wilmington said if you build it, they will come about the $60 million convention center downtown, but how is the facility really doing. Full story...
»

City Council meets, baseball discussed in closed session

READ MORE:
The Wilmington City Council meet Tuesday night on the agenda a presentation on the Convention Center presented by General Manager Susan Eaton displaying awards and announcing business increases with 113 events in the past year, the convention center is on track to keep growing in 2013. Full story...
»

City Council still can't come to agreement with Mandalay

READ MORE:
The City of Wilmington announced this afternoon in a news release that it still can't come to an agreement with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to build a baseball stadium. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3: Thompson sets record straight on ballpark talks, says 'good for our community'

READ MORE:
video Upset with many inaccuracies in another media report, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson joined us today on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 pm to talk about his perspectives on baseball in Wilmington. Full story...
»