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Wilmington Convention Center

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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Wilmington Convention Center still has room to grow

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video The City of Wilmington said if you build it, they will come about the $60 million convention center downtown, but how is the facility really doing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Future funding for New Hanover Co. beach renourishment in question

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video Commissioners are at a point where funding beach renourishment could soon be put on the shoulders of the county. Also, it seems the Wilmington Convention Center is making it even more difficult to protect the county's beaches. Full story...
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Council votes to delay convention center hotel deal

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The city is further away from building a hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Tuesday night, Wilmington City Council approved extending negotiations with the company looking to develop the hotel. Full story...
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City Council gets peek at Convention Center hotel

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Embassy Suites is on track to come to the Port City. Today Wilmington City Council got a look at the latest rendering of the hotel that will be attached to downtown's Convention Center. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington City Manager reports $1 million in extra city sales tax revenue; Wants to spend half on baseball & hotel

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In a proposal to the Wilmington City Council for their consideration Tuesday evening, City Manager Sterling Cheatham reports that the city will have an unexpected $1 million extra in sales tax revenue for this fiscal year. One line later, though, he's ready to spend half of it on further studies and legal fees for the new Wilmington Convention Center hotel and the baseball stadium. Full story...
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Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

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Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying three fun-filled days at the 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo this weekend. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach wants to spend $2,300 to display pictures at convention center

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About this time last year, leaders of the beach towns voiced their concerns about not being visually represented on the walls of the new convention center. When it launched, only historic photos of Wilmington were hanging. Full story...
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One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled

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One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid. Full story...
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THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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NCGOP Convention wraps up in Wilmington

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video The North Carolina Republican Party wrapped up their state convention in downtown Wilmington Sunday. Full story...
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NCGOP opens convention in Wilmington

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video Republicans won control of the state House and Senate last fall for the first time since the 1870s. This weekend they'll hold their first state convention in Wilmington for the first time anyone can remember. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Convention center goofs on permit; Cape Fear Beer Fest postponed

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video Wilmington's new convention center is supposed to be a home for all sorts of events. But it won't be the home of the Cape Fear Beer Fest scheduled for next month. Full story...
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Sparks says owner of abandoned building should pay for clean-up, not city

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videoWilmington's new convention center has a not-so-pretty next door neighbor. For months, a couple of abandoned warehouses across the street have sat in ruins. Now the City of Wilmington has decided to take on the clean-up. Full story...
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