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Wilmington City Council

Wilmington questions 165 signatures on ballpark petition; organizers surprised

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video A petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark in Wilmington has hit another bump in the road. City officials have asked the New Hanover County Board of Elections to further analyze more than 160 names on the petition. Full story...
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StarNews: Council could consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

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The Wilmington City Council could consider moving forward with a $42 million baseball bond referendum at the next regular meeting on July 10. According to city emails, the council could consider a resolution that would direct staff to publicize a plan to apply for Local Government Commission approval for the general obligation bonds. Full story...
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THE RANT: City leaders dodge questions, viewers sound off

Three days later, and still no response from Wilmington city leaders who did not want to answer our questions about the ballpark plan and other issues. That has lots of you sounding off as well.

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Saffo, Cheatham, Rivenbark refuse to talk baseball, hotel, budget

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It seems like our city leaders are afraid to talk about the baseball project and where it stands right now. Full story...
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O'Grady: Ballpark lease 'not acceptable,' just a starting point

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video The first draft of a ballpark lease agreement has some Wilmington City Council members scoffing at the deal. But some city leaders say this is simply the first step in formal negotiations. Full story...
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Braves/Mandalay want $50K fine per day if stadium is late

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An initial lease proposed by the Atlanta Braves and operating partner Mandalay Baseball has some Wilmington City Council members laughing. Full story...
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City budget passes in unanimous vote

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City council unanimously approved next year's budget in a second reading. Full story...
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City council approves fee on runners

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City council unanimously approved a fee for runners who participate in city races. It also approved a fee schedule. Full story...
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Ballpark may go on November ballot, Mandalay says private financing is now off the table

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video The City continues to slide closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to continue negotiations with Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta braves for another six months. Full story...
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City Council approves funding for Convention Center hotel

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City leaders unanimously approved to appropriate $137,000 for the development and land sale for a Convention Center hotel. Full story...
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