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Visitor Spending in North Carolina Grows at Near Record Pace

North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2018 with a total of $25.3 billion. Governor Roy Cooper announced. The 5.6 percent increase from...

While county sees increase in hotel tax collections, Wrightsville Beach down from prior year

Despite several months of closure for several of its hotels following Hurricane Florence, Wrightsville Beach’s hotel tax revenues were down only 5.28 percent, which...

Visitor spending hits record levels in North Carolina

North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2017 with a total of $23.9 billion, a 4.2 percent increase from 2016, according to new...

TripAdvisor names Wilmington amongst 2018 Travelers’ Choice Top Destinations on the Rise

Wilmington  has been selected as one of TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice “Top Destinations on the Rise – United States.” The vibrant riverfront city, also...

Candidate for Wrightsville Beach’s state house district to focus on beaches, water, schools

Mel Beasley Intern Protecting the coastline will help maintain the county’s economy by encouraging continued tourism to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, said a Democratic candidate who...

PHOTOS: Museum moves historic Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage to town square

By Luke Webber Intern On Thursday, Jan. 11, Wolfe House & Building Movers moved the Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage from 405 N. Lumina Ave. to a lot on...

Lifeguards make a dozen rescues on busy pre-Fourth Saturday

By about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue had made about a dozen rip current related rescues, while law enforcement wrote tickets for...

Town sets rules for holiday parking in church lots

For years, at least four churches around Wrightsville Beach have been letting beachgoers use their parking lots on busy weekends. Now, on the busiest...

Wrightsville Beach hotelier says H.B. 2 hurting tourism, urges industry response

As North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory went on national news shows including NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Fox’s “The Kelly File” and even the Charlotte...

Wrightsville Beach passes new parking rules

Seven Wrightsville Beach residents spoke against proposed changes to the town’s parking rules during a Feb. 11 public hearing, but the board of aldermen...

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