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John Hinnant

Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.

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video Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant. Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city. Full story...
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Hinnant to leave WDI

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videoJohn Hinnant is stepping down as the head of Wilmington Downtown Inc. Full story...
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FRIDAY: Downtown Sundown presents 'The Breakfast Club'

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Join us Friday for the FREE Downtown Sundown Concert Series. "The Breakfast Club," America's Favorite '80s Tribute Band, will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Full story...
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WWAY proud to be exclusive media partner of WDI's 'Downtown Sundown Concert Series'

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WDI kicks off Wilmington's annual signature Friday night concert series Friday May 24. This summer marks the 8th season for the Downtown Sundown, which began as an economic development promotion to attract people downtown in the late afternoon. It has grown to be one of the more popular FREE events in the region, attracting locals and tourists of all ages. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: A look back at downtown

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video Wilmington Downtown Inc helps businesses build and grow in our city. They watch as the city develops and prospers in its historic setting. Full story...
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'Closed for Winter' becoming a common sight in downtown Wilmington

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video More and more "closed" signs have been popping up in windows along front street in downtown Wilmington. That's leaving some wondering if they are actually signs of a lagging downtown economy. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters: Where have they been?

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video We've heard a lot from those against building a tax-funded ballpark in the Port City, but not much from those who support it. Today we asked them why they have been MIA. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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Downtown stakeholders want tax plan to slow down

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videoWilmington Downtown Inc. is trying to push the creation of a MSD to enhance city services, like safety patrols, clean-up crews and marketing and event support. Problem is, many of the people who will be impacted by the MSD are against the plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hinnant in trouble again; WDI's "Park(ing) Day" shut down by cops

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video WDI tried to turn a downtown parking space into a mini-park, but Park Wilmington said pack it up or be arrested... Full story...
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Non-Profit exec explains personal charges on corporate credit card

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WDI Director admits to using corporate card to buy cigars and groceries for himself. Full story...
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Questioned charges lead to new WDI credit card policy

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WDI executive director John Hinnant admits he used the card to buy grocery and cigars and for some other charges, but later reimbursed the organization. Full story...
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Wilmington council asks for Wilmington Downtown Inc. audit

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video The City of Wilmington has put a freeze on funding for Wilmington Downtown Inc. Laura Padgett called out the organization during last week's City Council meeting saying she had seen evidence of inappropriate charges on the group's corporate credit card, but WDI says its record is clean and an audit will prove it. Full story...
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