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Wilmington Convention Center

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One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid.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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