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Wilmington Convention Center

Downtown Convention Center hosts first ever wedding reception

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Break out the bubbly and get ready to break it down on the dance floor... wedding season has begun! Full story...
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How many people does it take to hang photos at the Convention Center?

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Walking into the new Wilmington Convention Center instantly takes you back in time. The hallways walls are covered with photographs showing the history of Downtown and the Riverfront. But missing are any pictures depicting New Hanover County's three beach communities, and the mayors from Wrightvsille, Carolina and Kure Beaches would like to change that. Full story...
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LIVE WITH GEORGE: Cape Fear Wildlife Expo underway

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is underway at the Wilmington Convention Center. You can find out more about the expo LIVE WITH GEORGE tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Wildlife Expo this weekend at Convention Center

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If you enjoy the outdoors, you may want to head inside the Wilmington Convention Center this weekend. The annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is back for its third year and bigger than ever this weekend. Full story...
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'Best boss' preaches taking care of workers

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videoThe Biztech Conference & Expo served as the grand opening event for Wilmington's new downtown convention center. The keynote speaker was Goodnight, a Wilmington native, who is known as one of the world's best bosses. Full story...
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NCGOP picks Wilmington for 2011 convention

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Get ready for a Grand Old Party in the Port City. Yesterday the North Carolina Republican Party announced it has chosen the Wilmington Convention Center to host its state convention next summer. Full story...
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Car auction flexes muscles at Convention Center

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A change in South Carolina law forced the show out of Myrtle Beach, but Sean Fogelson, co-owner of Muscle Car Auctions Inc., is excited to be one of the first events in the newest building downtown. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McColl named to convention center board amid concerns of conflict of interest

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video Louise McColl, Co-Chairman of the recent USS Gravely Commissioning, was appointed Tuesday night to a Convention Center Advisory Board by the Wilmington City Council. Full story...
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Convention Center the belle of the ball

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video After a decade of talk and anticipation, the convention center in downtown Wilmington opened today. And boy is it a beauty. The first event hosted hundreds of brides to be, but the bell of the ball was still the building itself. Full story...
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Convention Center gets ready for debut event

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video The Wilmington Convention Center is scheduled to open in a few weeks. On November 14, it will be the hot-spot for brides. The Convention Center is scheduled to be open, and the first event is the Cape Fear Wedding Show. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Canceled Myrtle Beach event coming to Wilmington Convention Center

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We told you earlier this month that a state law forced the car auction to cancel an event in Myrtle Beach, and that organizers were considering moving it to Wilmington. Full story...
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New convention center's second event will be Anime & Japanese Culture Festival

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Aniwave is Wilmington’s only Anime film and Japanese Culture Festival, an event started in 2007. It is a one day festival this year, and will be held on November 20th, 2010. The venue will be the Wilmington Convention Center, and will in fact be the second event to take place at the new center. Full story...
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Cancelled SC event could come to Wilmington Convention Center

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Myrtle Beach's loss could be a win for Wilmington's soon-to-open convention center. While crews continue to put the finishing touches on the new facility, it may pick up some business from south of the border. Full story...
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A look at the Convention Center's art

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video We've been watching the outside walls of Wilmington's new Convention Center go up piece by piece. Now we have some idea of what pieces will hang on the walls inside. Full story...
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Wilmington Convention Center books its first event

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It may still be months away from completion, but the downtown convention center has already booked its first event. Full story...
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