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Wilmington City Council

City council one step closer to deciding fate of old building

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video City council is one step closer in deciding the fate of the old Taste of Country Restaurant at 236 South Front Street. Full story...
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City council redefines leash law

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video The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property. Full story...
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'Vote No' members to keep fighting city hall

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video The campaign brought together the young and the old, Democrats and Republicans, and today on the steps of Wilmington City Hall, they came together one more time not to disband, but to announce themselves as the voice of Wilmington voters. Full story...
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Wilmington considers donating police cars to NJ town devastated by Sandy

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video The town of Union Beach in New Jersey is one of many places still hurting after Hurricane Sandy hit and one Wilmington man is hard pressed to help his hometown with a very specific need. Full story...
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Ballpark push cost taxpayers $291,000

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video After months of planning and debate, Wilmington's plan to build a ballpark struck out on Election Day. Voters may have avoided a tax increase, but they'll still foot the bill for the city's pursuit of a stadium. Full story...
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Chamber of commerce talks future of baseball in Wilmington

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video Is it past time for the national pastime in the Port City? Since the city first pitched building a ballpark, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been behind the scenes. Wednesday night, WWAY spoke with the president to find out what's next. Full story...
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City votes to move Christmas tree ceremony

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videoAt Wednesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting, Council decided to stop the city's annual lighting of the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree. Full story...
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Council approves $10K for new lighting around Kenan Memorial Fountain

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videoCouncil members also came up with a safety plan for the Kenan Memorial Fountain. The council approved $10,000 for lighting to be installed around the structure. Several accidents have damaged the 90-year-old fountain at Market and Fifth Streets. Full story...
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Ballpark referendum strikes out

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videoAfter several months of campaigning both for and against building a ballpark in the Port City, results are in, and voters overwhelmingly said no. Seventy percent of Wilmington voters decided against the city building a $37 million ballpark. Full story...
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Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday

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With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls. Full story...
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Latest poll shows strong opposition to ballpark bond

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video To build or not to build. That is the question facing Wilmington voters. A new poll released today may give us some insight into how Port City voters are leaning heading into the election. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute shows that overwhelmingly Wilmington voters are expected to say no. Full story...
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Wilmington zeroing in on ballpark site

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The City of Wilmington apparently knows which site it wants to build a ballpark if voters approve a bond referendum. WWAY has obtained the latest draft copy of an option agreement for the city to purchase land from Sawmill Point Investors, LLC, of Charlotte. Full story...
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Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

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

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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...
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Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

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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...
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