Judge sets May 22 hearing for hotel deal challenge

By Julian March

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Challengers questioning the city of Wilmington’s convention center hotel deal will have their day in court.

Superior Court Judge Paul Jones scheduled a May 22 hearing for a case that challenges the city’s high-profile hotel deal.

The drama also has a new player. On Thursday, Jones granted a request to allow the owners of the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Sotherly Hotels Inc., to intervene in the civil suit.

The hotel group will now have a seat at the table along with Raleigh attorney E.D. Gaskins Jr., who represents Wilmington taxpayer Glenn Wells.

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