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Wilmington City Council

FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. approached with stadium plan; Ripken confirms talks

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video A baseball stadium built without using taxpayer money. WWAY was first to uncover that's an idea one group has brought to New Hanover County. One city councilman calls it a rumor, while the county confirmed a group did approach it with this idea. Full story...
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WPD to get 12 new patrol cars, laptops

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During their Tuesday night meeting, Wilmington City Council unanimously approved $31,488 to pay for 48 new laptop computers and more than $267,000 for new patrol vehicles for the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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Council votes to finance cost of Water Street parking deck

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During their meeting Tuesday night, Wilmington City Council approved financing the more than $3 million used to purchase the Water Street parking deck. Full story...
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Council votes to delay convention center hotel deal

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The city is further away from building a hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Tuesday night, Wilmington City Council approved extending negotiations with the company looking to develop the hotel. Full story...
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Wilmington considers whether to fold Water Street Parking Deck

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video At tonight's meeting, Wilmington City Council will discuss the future of a downtown fixture that could soon be history. Wilmington has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on the Water Street Parking Deck, yet the structure faces an uncertain future. Full story...
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Wilmington Council to consider asking DOT to name interchange for Lanny Wilson

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Among the crowded agenda for tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting is a resolution to ask the Department of Transportation to name part of a busy road in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy. Full story...
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County, city leaders reach few agreements in first meeting in months

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video From annexation to the contentious topic of baseball in the Port City, it was a war words this morning as Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders sat down at one table for the first time in months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 AND THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows Wilmington voters not sold on mayor, councilmen

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video A new Civitas Flash Poll shows Wilmington voters would consider replacing the current mayor and three councilmen when they go to the polls next year. And of those voters who express a preference, more are planning to vote against the incumbents than are planning to vote for them. Full story...
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Ballpark agreement still not finalized, opinions remain polarized

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video Though a final agreement is still hanging over their heads, Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to place a $37 million bond referendum to pay for the stadium on the November ballot. More than a dozen people voiced their opinions to council Tuesday during a public hearing on the bond referendum. 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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City Council agrees on $37 million max for baseball stadium; No agreement yet

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video Negotiations are ongoing and an agreement with Mandalay/Braves will not be voted on at Tuesday's City Council meeting. However, to meet the deadline to get something on the November ballot, Council will hold a public hearing regarding a bond referendum, not to exceed $37 million for the cost of the stadium and land. Full story...
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No final agreement yet on proposed ballpark

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video There is no official agreement yet between the City of Wilmington and Mandalay Baseball/Braves on a proposed baseball stadium. Full story...
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Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

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video The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum. Full story...
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Wilmington Council, County Commission to hold joint meeting

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Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover County Commission could be taking steps to break the ice on their relationship. The two sides have announced a joint meeting next month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City didn't reach deal with Mandalay/Braves this week

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video The City of Wilmington's talks with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves are done for the week, but there is still no deal for the proposed ballpark. With an August 7 deadline looming, Councilman Kevin O'Grady says there is still a lot to work out. Full story...
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