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Wilmington considering Ripken Design to manage baseball project

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video The city's effort to bring a baseball stadium to the Port City now includes another big hitter. Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham proposes the city should hire Ripken Design, founded by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his brother Bill, to manage Wilmington’s baseball project. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: The City of Wilmington's proposal to hire Ripken Design to manage ballpark project

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Just one day after Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves announced they had secured private financing to build a new baseball stadium in Wilmington, City Manager Sterling Cheatham has drawn up a proposal to hire Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD, to manage the city's baseball project manager. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to Hall of Famer Ripken to lead ballpark project

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It looks like Wilmington City Council knows who it wants to lead its ballpark plan. The agenda for Tuesday night's City Council meeting includes two ordinances to hire and pay Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD. Full story...
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Developers working on private financing for ballpark; taxpayer share unclear

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video Securing financing for a proposed baseball stadium will no longer fall on Wilmington's shoulders. Today, the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties announced the ballpark would be financed and constructed privately. Even so, it will still require an uncertain amount of taxpayer dollars. Full story...
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Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

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video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
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UPDATE: Monkey Junction annexation may cost City of Wilmington $1.7 million; Rivenbark says money budgeted

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video Wilmington's rush to annex the Monkey Junction area may cost the city an extra $1.7 million according to a New Hanover County Commissioner. Full story...
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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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video Like it or not, Monkey Junction is now in the Wilmington city limits. That means those residents will soon start receiving city services, such as police protection and solid waste removal. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to implement recycling plan and not extend parking meter fees

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video Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.1 million for new large recycling carts. Mayor Bill Saffo says this will save the city money in the long run, as well as offer residents some immediate savings. Full story...
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Monkey Junction to receive city services

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Tuesday night following a closed session, the Wilmington City Council agreed to take immediate steps to provide city services to residents in the Monkey Junction area. The Council made the determination in the wake of a court ruling last week that the new annexation statutes approved by the General Assembly in 2011 are unconstitutional. Full story...
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Wilmington thinks $1.1M investment on recycling bins will pay off in long run

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video The City of Wilmington wants to replace its current recycling bins. It will come at a cost. Tonight, City Council is expected to pass a resolution authorizing the city to spend $1.1 million on new recycling bins. A city spokeswoman says this will actually end up saving the city money in the long run. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Winston-Salem looks to sell arenas, offers Wilmington advice on ballpark

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video As the City of Wilmington considers possibly using tax money to build a ballpark, another North Carolina city is looking to unload some tax-funded arenas. "We own a large coliseum and a large football stadium/racetrack," Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity said. "Owned them for many years. They're well used, but they lose money like almost every other facility in the country." Full story...
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Group against tax-funded ballpark halfway to petition goal

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A group against using tax money to build a ballpark in Wilmington will take its petition campaign door-to-door. The group says it has almost half of the 2,900 signatures needed to introduce an ordinance to Wilmington City Council. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Padgett doing well after kidney, pancreas transplant

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is recovering after undergoing a dual-organ transplant yesterday. City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says Padgett is resting at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Maryland. Full story...
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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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