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Ballpark push cost taxpayers $291,000

video After months of planning and debate, Wilmington's plan to build a ballpark struck out on Election Day. Voters may have avoided a tax increase, but they'll still foot the bill for the city's pursuit of a stadium.

Lynchburg Hillcats expected to stay after Wilmington stadium nixed

A potential deal to move the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team to Wilmington, N.C. was shot down by voters there Tuesday.

Chamber of commerce talks future of baseball in Wilmington

video Is it past time for the national pastime in the Port City? Since the city first pitched building a ballpark, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been behind the scenes. Wednesday night, WWAY spoke with the president to find out what's next.

Ballpark referendum strikes out

videoAfter several months of campaigning both for and against building a ballpark in the Port City, results are in, and voters overwhelmingly said no. Seventy percent of Wilmington voters decided against the city building a $37 million ballpark.

Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday

With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls.

Latest poll shows strong opposition to ballpark bond

video To build or not to build. That is the question facing Wilmington voters. A new poll released today may give us some insight into how Port City voters are leaning heading into the election. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute shows that overwhelmingly Wilmington voters are expected to say no.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Former baseball team’s move to Georgia ‘case study in stadium foolishness’

Economists, who usually disagree about nearly everything, are united on one point: Public subsidies for sports stadiums are win-lose propositions: The teams win, and the taxpayers lose.

Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour

video Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters.

Ballpark could bring homes and businesses to downtown Wilmington

If voters say yes to a baseball stadium next week, we could see some businesses and homes in downtown Wilmington.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.