How many people does it take to hang photos at the Convention Center?

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Submitted: Wed, 03/23/2011 - 5:45pm
Updated: Wed, 03/23/2011 - 6:05pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Walking into the new Wilmington Convention Center instantly takes you back in time. The hallways walls are covered with photographs showing the history of Downtown and the Riverfront.

But missing are any pictures depicting New Hanover County’s three beach communities, and the mayors from Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure Beaches would like to change that.

To get that done, they had to approach the Wilmington City Council last night for approval. That request then goes to the Convention Center’s Art Committee. Once that committee decides what to do, it’ll give its recommendation back to the City Council for a final decision.

The photos hanging now were picked by members of an art committee, according to local newspaper, who’s expertise is in style design and placement of historic photographs.


  • Guest says:

    I think that when the beach communities contribute something other than criticism…say some cash, for operations and debt retirement…to the convention center, they might have the right to ask for photo inclusion. Until then, since they actively fought to prevent it, they should keep their mouths shut. Wrightsville, in particular seems to do more to prevent daytrippers from Wilmington than any other beach community. They used to have bumper stickers that said, “Welcome to Wrightsville Beach. Now leave.” I really believe that their envy of Figure 8 and Baldhead could only be resolved by the construction of a guard house on the ICW bridge.

  • Guest says:

    I think a photo of Topsail Beach should be included. Topsail Beach and Surf City both promote Wilmington as a place for day trips during their vacation.

  • Guest says:

    Wasn’t it these same beach towns that were involved in that lawsuit awhile back to stop the convention center from being built?

  • Guestphoto says:

    …of a big white elephant since thats where this thing is headed.

  • Guest 1 says:

    Why not add some pictures of Whiteville too since Whiteville promotes wilmington as a nearby community.

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