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Budget For Convention Center Rising 12 Percent

Posted February 1, 2006 5:28 a.m. EST

— Raleigh's new convention center will top $200 million.

On Thursday, city and county leaders will meet to finalize the budget. They'll hear the project will cost an extra 12 percent.

The increase was estimated at $4 million several months ago. Part of the reason is the rising costs of building supplies.