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Alice Walker will speak in Wilmington

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videoThe author of The Color Purple is coming to Wilmington. The co-chair of the Civil and Human Rights Award Luncheon, Stanley Moses, says the Pulitzer Prize winners visit stems from a controversy in our area over one of her books. Full story...
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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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