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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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Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

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video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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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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