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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: Developers quiet a day after mayor criticizes ballpark plan

video One day after Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said the proposal for a ballpark is not a good one for the city, many of the main players who pitched the plan are MIA. We contacted the private developers, Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta Braves and got very little response.

Braves bring in big leaguers to back ballpark

videoFormer Braves baseball players are rallying in support of bringing a minor league team to Wilmington. Columbus County native Otis Nixon, Greg McMichael, Zane Smith and Jeff Treadway all came out to the pro ballpark rally in front of City Hall Saturday.

ONLY ON 3: Vice Chair of new Wilmington Ballpark Coalition quits after WWAY asks questions

video We told you yesterday about a new group supporting the City of Wilmington in its plans to bring a ballpark to town. Today, the vice chair of the Wilmington Ballpark Coalition resigned after WWAY started asking questions about his involvement.

ONLY ON 3: Who is the ‘Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?’

A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf.

Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run.

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Plans for George Floyd Memorial Center in downtown Raleigh formally unveiled

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Rocky Point woman celebrates her 100th birthday

Today, One Pender County woman celebrated a milestone, her 100th birthday.