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No final agreement yet on proposed ballpark

video There is no official agreement yet between the City of Wilmington and Mandalay Baseball/Braves on a proposed baseball stadium.

Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

video The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum.

FIRST ON 3: City didn’t reach deal with Mandalay/Braves this week

video The City of Wilmington's talks with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves are done for the week, but there is still no deal for the proposed ballpark. With an August 7 deadline looming, Councilman Kevin O'Grady says there is still a lot to work out.

Ballpark supporters: Where have they been?

video We've heard a lot from those against building a tax-funded ballpark in the Port City, but not much from those who support it. Today we asked them why they have been MIA.

ONLY ON 3: Mayor Saffo discusses latest baseball developments

video In an exclusive live interview, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talked with WWAY about the latest developments in the discussions on a ballpark for the Port City.

City Clerk: Petition organizers should have asked for help

video All the work to get a petition signed against a taxpayer funded ballpark may have been for naught.Tuesday night Wilmington City Council said McCoy and Josh Fulton's petition was invalid because they did not have a required affidavit along with questions about some of the signatures.

Ballpark petition declared insufficient, council votes to move ahead with bond referendum

videoWilmington voters, get ready for November. City Council voted unanimously to move the baseball bond referendum forward. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Wilmington City clerk declared the petition against a taxpayer-funded ballpark not sufficient because it lacked affidavits which are required by state law and city code according to the city attorney.

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