Category Archives: News Stories

Officials Break Ground On Convention Center Hotel

By Sherri Crawford, posted Mar 10, 2016 A rendering shows what the 186-room Embassy suites Hotel will look like once it opens next to the Wilmington Convention Center. (Rendering courtesy of Becker Morgan) With the groundbreaking of a Wilmington Convention

Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground in Wilmington, NC

by Matt Alderton | February 16, 2016 Construction crews broke ground Friday on a new convention center hotel in downtown Wilmington, NC, the Wilmington Convention Center announced yesterday. The hotel, the Embassy Suites Wilmington Downtown Hotel, will be located adjacent

Plans Formed for Wilmington’s North Waterfront Park

  The 6.6-acre park is slated for the northern downtown riverfront The city of Wilmington owns 6.6 acres on the northern downtown riverfront that is slated for North Waterfront Park. Mike Spencer/StarNews By Julian March StarNews Staff Published: Sunday, February

Embassy Suites Wilmington Downtown Hotel

Opening Spring of 2017, our new Embassy Suites Hotel, located adjacent to the Cape Fear River, City Riverwalk and Wilmington Convention Center, offers 186 two-room suites with first class amenities and service just moments from Wilmington’s downtown historic district, the

B2B becomes IRONMAN NC

Written by: Herbert Krabel Added: Thu Dec 17 2015 IRONMAN purchased the established Beach 2 Battleship events from the YMCA of Wilmington. The full distance race will henceforth be the PPD IRONMAN North Carolina. The half distance race on the

New Hampton Inn Expected to be Built in Downtown Wilmington

New hotel expected to be built in downtown Wilmington Friday, July 31st 2015, 2:24 pm EST Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 2:24 pm EST By: WECT Staff Connect A new Hampton Inn is slated to be built in the downtown Wilmington

New 125-Room Hotel in the Works for Downtown Wilmington

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 3:34 pm EST Monday, December 14th 2015, 4:29 pm EST By: WECT Staff WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new hotel is in the works for downtown Wilmington. According to a news release, developers are planning to

Celebrating the Dream Press Release 2015

Celebrating the Dream Building Socio-Economics Sustainable Communities Together Countywide CDC Community Sub- Committees on the Humanities, Arts and Socio-Economics consisting of five counties (Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender) will be hosting a Press Conference will announce the 2015

PPD Beach2Battleship

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  Connie Nelson, Wilmington and Beaches CVB                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 910-341-4030, ext. 120;                October 17, 2014                      PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes to Wilmington & Wrightsville Beach, N.C. October 17,

‘Color Purple’ author Alice Walker coming to Wilmington to commemorate Civil Rights Act

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple,” will appear in Wilmington this summer as part of Celebrating the Dream, a series of events announced Wednesday at the Cameron Art Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil