Wilmington City Council
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Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:42pm.

video As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue.

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Former Wilmington mayor speaks out against ballpark agreement
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 9:47pm.

video Former Wilmington mayor and downtown business owner Harper Peterson made it clear to city officials and residents Thursday afternoon that building a tax-funded ballpark is the wrong decision. He says with so many people struggling to scrape by, the council needs to be satisfied with what the city already has to offer.

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City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:55pm.

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.

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Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:25am.

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.

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Wilmington Convention Center still has room to grow
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 4:26pm.

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.

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City Council meets, baseball discussed in closed session
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 9:35pm.

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.

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City Council still can't come to agreement with Mandalay
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 3:01pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Thompson sets record straight on ballpark talks, says 'good for our community'
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:59pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. approached with stadium plan; Ripken confirms talks
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:59pm.

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.

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WPD to get 12 new patrol cars, laptops
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:31pm.

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.

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