County Shifts Park Renovation Priorities Based on Needs
by Adam Wagner; Adam.Wagner@StarNewsOnline.com May 2015
Brunswick County's Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to prioritize proposed renovations at Ocean Isle Beach Park over those at Shallotte Park.
Dual-Surface Ice Rink Facing $191K Deficit Forecast
by Scott Taylor May 2015
Operations at Auburn's dual-surface ice arena are still costing more than they earn, city councilors were told Monday night.
As Schools Set Stipends, ODU 'Monitoring the Situation'
by Harry Minium May 2015
Marshall and Virginia Commonwealth have taken the plunge. So have all 65 schools from the Power-5 conferences, among them Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Braves Stadium Fan Bridge Could Cost Extra $3M
by Dan Klepal; Staff May 2015
The bridge that will carry walkers, bicyclists and people-moving trams over 15 lanes of interstate highway to SunTrust Park could cost taxpayers about $3 million more than Cobb County officials have previously acknowledged.
Braves Have Spent $131M So Far on $672M Stadium
by Tim Tucker; Staff May 2015
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Liberty Media disclosed that the Braves had spent approximately $131 million on the stadium and adjacent mixed-use development through March 31.
YMCA Takeover of Senior Center Slowed by Citizen Input
by AB Staff May 2015
The question isn't if the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region will take over operation of the Colorado Springs Senior Center - it's when, a Colorado Springs official said Wednesday. But to that point, expect more time spent transitioning than first expected.
WVU Athletics Opts Not to Tout Financial Turnaround
by Dave Hickman May 2015
It was three years ago that West Virginia's athletic department was forced to report a loss of almost $13 million, attributable in great part to its rather nasty divorce from the Big East Conference.
City's Rec Department Projects $2M Surplus in Next FY
by Aleese Kopf, Daily News Staff Writer May 2015
The Palm Beach Recreation Department plans to earn a $2 million surplus next financial year, according to the proposed budget presented at Wednesday's Recreation Advisory Commission meeting.
Moving Toward a Self-Sustainable Aquatics Funding Model
by Emily Attwood May 2015
Of all the municipal recreation programs that suffered budget cuts during the Great Recession, perhaps no area has taken a bigger hit than aquatics. Public pools have never been a profitable line item in recreation budgets, bogged down by expensive initial construction costs and ongoing maintenance needs. Public pools drained their waters left and right to save on operational costs, and even with budgets rebounding, deferred maintenance has caused expenses to increase to the point where many programs have no choice but to close down indefinitely.
Private Prep Schools Invest in Athletics to Stay Competitive
by Donna Goodison May 2015
Major athletic facility upgrades are in the works for Boston-area private schools as they seek to answer student and parent demand and stay competitive.