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Beam signing ceremony at convention center

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A rather unusual event took place in downtown Wilmington on Wednesday… a beam signing.

Local leaders gathered at the new convention center construction site to put pen to iron as the controversial project rises from the ground.

A beaming Mayor Bill Saffo led the line of local leaders singing the beam that will ultimately be covered and forgotten during construction.

Tourism leaders and the city are banking on the construction center drawing more visitors to our area as the payoff on that investment.

The convention center is being built with revenue from the tax visitors pay when they rent overnight accommodations here in our area.

Whether or not the convention center will be able to pay its own way after that will be a multi-million dollar question.

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videoA rather unusual event took place in downtown Wilmington on Wednesday… a beam signing.

Local leaders gathered at the new convention center construction site to put pen to iron as the controversial project rises from the ground.

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