Convention Center Appellate Court Rules in Wilmington's Favor on Convention Center Hotel Deal By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Jun 16, 2015 City of Wilmington Listen Listening... / 1:04 Listen to the audio version here. A North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the City of Wilmington on the embattled Convention Center Hotel. Candidate Profile: Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Sep 25, 2013 City of Wilmington Listen Listening... / 4:24 Listen to the audio version here. Mayor Bill Saffo is running unopposed this season for what will be his fifth term serving the City of Wilmington. Wilmington City Council to Vote on Exploring Baseball Stadium, Convention Center Hotel By Michelle Bliss • Jan 31, 2012 Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo made two major announcements at a press conference at City Hall Tuesday regarding agenda items that city council will consider at next week’s meeting.