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Wilmington City Council

The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?

Take me out to the ballgame? That's the question for Wilmington City Council as it discusses building a baseball stadium. But not everyone is on board with the idea.

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FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations

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video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers small biz help along with ballpark

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video Spending money to make money. The City of Wilmington is looking for ways to spur economic development. Some council members believe a baseball stadium may do that. At the same time, the city also wants to help small business owners. Is there money for both? Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to discuss new ballpark, hotel Tuesday night

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An item of interest on the agenda includes a resolution to enter into negotiations with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. to explore the possibility of a joint public/private partnership for a minor league baseball facilities and operations in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decision

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video Several things must fall into place before a baseball stadium becomes a reality in Wilmington. Some important issues: How are we, meaning the taxpayers, going to fund it? Where would it go? And which team would play here? Full story...
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THE RANT: It only took 84 days for Wilmington City Council candidates to break campaign promise

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Well, it only took 84 days for our newest Wilmington City Council members and the mayor to break their campaign promise on taxes. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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City Council approves Market Street annexation

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to pass the annexation of a residential project in the area of Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive. Full story...
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Can Wilmington, New Hanover County get along?

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video After days of tension between the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, some elected officials are ready to move on. Full story...
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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Council says it might be time to look into cab shortage downtown

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Wilmington City Council has not said much on the taxi cab shortage in downtown that occurs during busy nights, but on Tuesday the majority agreed that it should be looked into. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves public meeting for voluntary annexation

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Wilmington city council members voted in favor of holding a public meeting on the proposed voluntary annexation of a vacant plot near Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council welcomes two new members

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Your votes last month brought in two new members to the Wilmington City Council tonight. Previous city councilwoman, Margaret Haynes, regained a seat on the council. Haynes, a Durham native, had some emotional moments during her address to the public and fellow council members. Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider developer's voluntary annexation

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video You've heard a lot lately about fights against annexation, like in Monkey Junction and Southport. But a development company wants the City of Wilmington to annex property for a future apartment complex. Full story...
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