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Wilmington Convention Center

Wilmington responds to convention center hotel challenge

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videoThe City of Wilmington is responding ahead of the latest court fight over the hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center. The city says it has been told an attorney for Glenn Wells, a taxpayer who has been wrangling with the city for years over the deal, will file a show cause motion in New Hanover County Superior Court today about the Convention Center hotel. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel land valued much higher than proposed sale price

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video Is the land deal for the site of a convention center hotel a better deal for Wilmington or the hotel developer? A recent appraisal commissioned by the city shows the land is worth much more than what the city is offering to sell it for. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel moves forward after long-awaited approval

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videoA convention center hotel is one step closer to becoming reality in Wilmington. The developer planning on building an Embassy Suites got approval for its financial plan after waiting more than a year. Full story...
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Convention center hotel deal won't be ready for Tuesday's council meeting

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videoThe City of Wilmington says proposed purchase/development and parking agreements for the convention center hotel will not be finalized in time for consideration at Tuesday's as had been expected. Full story...
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Latest dispute over convention center hotel

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video They haven’t even broken ground yet, but there is a lot of debate over the new proposed convention center hotel. The owner of the Hilton Wilmington Riverside has sent another letter to council members disputing the new convention center hotel. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss convention center hotel at next meeting

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The city and convention center hotel developer Harmony Hospitality, Inc. are finalizing a purchase and development agreement that is expected to be ready for City Council consideration at their Oct. 1 meeting. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck is also expected to be ready at that time and a public hearing will be held on both items. Full story...
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'Eastbound & Down' shoots at two downtown locations

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videoCrews from HBO's "Eastbound & Down" filmed at Manna on Princess Street in Downtown Wilmington today. The show also filmed today what looked like a Christmas scene at the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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Dinosaurs live again this weekend at Convention Center

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videoIf you suffer from ornithoscelidaphobia, you might want to avoid the Wilmington Convention Center this weekend. That's the fear of dinosaurs. Those who are not afraid may enjoy Discover the Dinosaurs. Full story...
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Port City Pop Con takes over the Wilmington Convention Center

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videoFor the first time, Wilmington is hosting a pop culture event at the Convention Center. Full story...
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City Council grants extension for Convention Center hotel developer

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videoWilmington City Council has granted another extension for the company developing a hotel to be built next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel developer asks for another extension

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videoThe developer for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel has asked the city for a third extension in its effort to get financing for the project. Full story...
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Wilmington Convention Center and Convention Visitors Bureau annual update

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videoThe Wilmington Convention Center and Convention Visitors Bureau gave their annual update at the Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Lights, camera, tourism at the Wilmington Convention Center

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videoFor the first time in over a decade the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism is meeting in Wilmington.

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Search for foreign investors could delay convention center hotel even longer

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videoAnother delay seems likely for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel. At a briefing with city leaders this morning, the developer said it needs another extension. Full story...
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