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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand.

Potentially contaminated sites could still be good for ballpark construction

video According to experts, there are currently 80 to 90 potentially contaminated properties in the Wilmington area, also known as brownfield sites. Two of the properties are being considered by the city to build a minor league ballpark on the land.

Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding

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.

Former Wilmington mayor speaks out against ballpark agreement

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.

City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay

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.

Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

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.

City Council meets, baseball discussed in closed session

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.

Wilmington still can’t reach deal on ballpark plan

video The ballpark and baseball in Wilmington. It is certainly not a short story, and now with no final agreement, City Council cannot vote at its meeting Tuesday.

City Council still can’t come to agreement with Mandalay

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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