Winston-Salem city staff is prepping the City Council and the public for a possible 1-cent property tax hike. And that doesn’t include the additional 2.5 cents to cover debt should the public approve a proposed $175 million bond.

As for the city-owned BB&T Ballpark, which doesn’t help the property tax rate no matter how they spin it, the Journal says the new financing deal a)fits like a glove; b) is a home run; or c) fill in your own baseball cliche’.