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Wilmington City Council

City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay

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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...
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Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

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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...
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Wilmington Convention Center still has room to grow

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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...
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City Council meets, baseball discussed in closed session

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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...
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City Council still can't come to agreement with Mandalay

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

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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...
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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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