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Wilmington City Council

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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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington council considers electric car charging stations in parking deck

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video Electric cars used to seem like something of the future, but the future is now, and more folks around the nation and locally are buying hybrid and electric cars. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy are teaming up to encourage more folks to get plugged in. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders tour Durham ballpark

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video Wilmington leaders are doing their homework when it comes to building a ballpark downtown. Today, City Council members and other local leaders toured the home of the Durham Bulls. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

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Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues. Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham's experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington voters tepid on City Council, warming to CFPUA

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videoWe're taking a closer look at an exclusive poll that reveals what Wilmington voters think about some major issues in our city, namely, the job City Council is doing, as well as what voters think about the CFPUA. Full story...
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Area legislators go face to face with voters

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videoRather than a phone call or an email, voters got he unique opportunity Sunday to bring their concerns in person to area elected officials. The annual Face to Face with Your Legislators event featured representatives from Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover Counties as well as state senators and United States Congressman Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend money on baseball negotiations

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Wilmington is one step closer to a new ballpark. City Council voted Tuesday night to spend more than $120,000 to begin negotiations and find out exactly what it will take to play ball in Wilmington. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

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video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events. Full story...
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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

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As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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City to spend big for ballpark, hotel legal fees

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Wilmington City Council will vote Tuesday to spend more than $150,000 for fees associated with negotiations for a ballpark and Convention Center hotel. The city also looks to budget $430,000 for legal fees on the two projects next year. Full story...
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Downtown sign amendment proposed, will go to City Council

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video It's a tug of war over window signs at Wilmington businesses. The City of Wilmington held a public meeting Thursday on downtown regulations for window signs, unveiling an amendment to the current ordinance. Full story...
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