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Council to consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

It’s unclear yet how much of the proposed $42 million the city taxpayers would be on the hook for

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StarNews: Council to consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

By Shelby Sebens
StarNewsOnline.com

The Wilmington City Council will likely 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.

The proposed resolution, sent from outside legal counsel to city finance director Debra Mack, states the general obligation bond would be for $42 million. The issue would have to go on the ballot and voters would have to decide whether they want to pay 3.5 cents per $100 of value more in property taxes.

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Feds: Southport woman ran $3M pot ring in upstate NY

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a North Carolina woman with sending an estimated $3 million in marijuana from Canada’s West Coast to a truck stop in upstate New York.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that 34-year-old Sarah Inman Shafer was arrested last week in North Carolina. She has been ordered to appear in US District Court in Albany, where she faces a federal count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Authorities say between May 2008 and February 2009, Shafer arranged for four separate shipments of pot to be delivered from Vancouver, British Columbia to a truck stop in Wilton. Investigators say the marijuana was passed off in the parking lot to couriers who took the shipments to other destinations.

Officials say Shafer lived in Southport. It couldn’t immediately be determined if she had a lawyer.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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StarNews: Council could consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

By Shelby Sebens
StarNewsOnline.com

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.

But Mayor Bill Saffo says that number is high.

“That’s not a number I feel like at this point I can support,” he said when told about the proposed resolution that he had not seen. He said he does not know where the $42 million came from other than it was the high end of a proposed cost for the baseball stadium.

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NC Senate Democrats push back on probe of letters

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Senate Democrats are criticizing the way the chamber’s Republican leaders are investigating how and why letters by a Department of Transportation executive were changed with help from aides to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue.

The Senate Rules Committee heard from two transportation employees and Perdue’s deputy chief of staff Wednesday. A committee member questioned them about their involvement in creating letters sent to a pair of lawmakers about funds needed next year for two toll projects.

One DOT worker struggled to hold back tears as she spoke.

Democratic Sen. Dan Blue said career civil servants should not be subject to the kind of public scrutiny in the committee. Chairman Sen. Tom Apodaca disagreed. He said the panel will debate Thursday what action – if any – to take next.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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