By Bertrand M. Gutierrez
In the end, the idea of a new ballpark in Winston-Salem was a hit.
The Winston-Salem City Council voted 8-0 last night to approve spending $29 million over 25 years to help pay for a downtown ballpark, spur urban redevelopment and remove urban blight. The vote marked approval of the city's largest incentive package to date and came after residents expressed opposing views for nearly an hour.
In contrast, the city council and Mayor Allen Joines were unanimous in their support.