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Convention Center

Convention Center parking jam leads to review

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The Wilmington Convention Center’s management is proposing parking changes following a recent bottleneck that delayed hundreds trying to exit the parking garage. Full story...
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City Council meets, baseball discussed in closed session

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The Wilmington City Council meet Tuesday night on the agenda a presentation on the Convention Center presented by General Manager Susan Eaton displaying awards and announcing business increases with 113 events in the past year, the convention center is on track to keep growing in 2013. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says taxpayers don't need to worry about Convention Center costs

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video With the City of Wilmington talking next year's budget, we wanted to find out how much it would cost to run the Convention Center and where the money would come from. Full story...
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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

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As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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Owner pays to clean-up lot near Convention Center

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The City of Wilmington is off the hook for the clean up cost of a downtown property near the Convention Center. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council selects company for Convention Center hotel

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The Wilmington City Council tonight selected Harmony Hospitality to buil the long awaited Convention Center hotel. Plans call for a Sheraton. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders meet to discuss possible downtown improvements

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videoHow can downtown Wilmington become a benchmark city? That was a question that was kicked around today at a state of downtown panel discussion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Owner wants to bring hotel ships to Wilmington

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video The Convention Center has brought folks to Wilmington, but is it enough? Some folks say the lack of lodging is keeping them from choosing the Cape Fear facility. One man says he has a solution. Full story...
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Wilmington Convention Center becoming a success

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videoBefore it opened last fall a lot of people in town thought the Wilmington Convention Center would be a waste of money. Instead the center has been quite the opposite. Full story...
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UNCW hosts geologists meeting

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UNCW is hosting the southeastern section of the Geological Society of America annual meeting at the Wilmington Convention Center. It was a nice day, so earth scientists headed outside to enjoy some hospitality. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council recruiting for a convention center hotel... again

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This week, the city issued a new call for privately-funded hotel proposals for the downtown Convention Center. The proposal deadline is April 11 and stipulates that interested developers provide plans for a high-end hotel with a minimum of 200 rooms. Full story...
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Downtown Convention Center is open

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More than 100,000 square feet, the facility is one of the largest of its kind on the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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New Convention Center Hotel in jeopardy

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The City of Wilmington has received word that the latest potential developer for a convention center hotel is being stymied from making a deal by the nation’s economic downturn. Full story...
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Business owners learn about Convention Center jobs

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Another step closer to getting Wilmington's Convention Center up and running means more jobs. Full story...
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