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Aug 8, 2018

NCHEA Conference Estimated To Have $3M Impact On Wilmington

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 8, 2018

The 66th annual N.C. Healthcare Engineers Association meeting takes place in Wilmington this week, bringing with it a sizable economic impact, according to a news release from Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. Based on registration information provided by event organizers, it's estimated that the event could generate direct spending of about $1. ...

Jul 27, 2018

Annual Surf Events Return To Wrightsville Beach

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jul 27, 2018

Surf’s up this August as three renowned surf events return to Wrightsville Beach. Among them, the second-largest surf contest on the East Coast, according to event officials.   The 13th annual O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest is slated for Aug. 17-19. The competition features top professionals and amateurs from around the globe and nearby.   &l ...

Jul 27, 2018

Hotel Work Not Expected To Sideline Center

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jul 27, 2018

While renovations to the Coastline Conference and Event Center are expected to begin soon, it seems that it will be business as usual at the property. Despite the beginning stages of construction of a seven-story Aloft Hotel on the site at 501 Nutt St. in downtown Wilmington, scheduled events will continue at the conference and event center.   According to the cente ...

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Rising Prices, Unit Sales and Housing Inventories

Posted Aug 15, 2018
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Jul 12, 2018

Sharks Baseball Takes Bigger Bite

By David Dean, posted Jul 12, 2018

The 20th anniversary of Wilmington Sharks baseball in 2017 came with somewhat of a reboot, led by new owners and a renewed focus on improving fan experience and increasing community involvement to strengthen the team’s foothold in the Cape Fear region.   A year later, during the team’s May through August season, results are trending upward.   &ldq ...

Jul 5, 2018

The new short-term rental regulations recently approved in the city of Wilmington are welcomed by those who want to preserve residential areas; however, some property owners and Realtors believe the rules will have a negative impact on the city. David Billitto, co-owner of hospitality company NachoMammas NC, said the regulations, adopted June 19 by the Wilmington City C ...

Jun 29, 2018

Battlefield's Center Reopens After Repairs

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jun 29, 2018

Another of the area’s historic attractions that recently underwent renovations was Pender County’s Moores Creek National Battlefield.   The attraction recently reopened its visitor center and Patriots Hall Community Center after several months of repairs.   Construction updates to the visitor center, housed in a 1950s facility, included a new meta ...

Jun 29, 2018

Project Restores Burgwin-Wright House

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jun 29, 2018

One of downtown Wilmington’s few remaining Colonial-era homes – and the only one that operates as a museum – has been largely restored to its original splendor, following an estimated $250,000 renovation. Crews painstakingly refurbished the Burgwin-Wright House over 18 months, returning much of the home’s interior to how it originally looked in the ...

Jun 1, 2018

Tourism Investments ‘pay Off’

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jun 1, 2018

New Hanover County’s travel economy continues to thrive, with visitor spending up several million dollars over the previous year, according to state data. What’s more, local travel officials also released numbers that confirm the industry’s growing impact, in light of the approaching high travel season.   An economic impact study by Visit North Car ...

May 15, 2018

Owner Ends Auction For Frying Pan Tower

By Cece Nunn, posted May 15, 2018

A former U.S. Coast Guard light station that was turned into an ocean bed and breakfast six years ago is no longer up for auction. But the auction process that he started May 3 led current owner Richard Neal, who bought the tower in 2010 for $85,000, to a decision.  "My understanding from the people that have contacted me for the auction is that individuall ...

May 11, 2018

Local Tourism Leaders Reflect On Industry, Then And Now

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 11, 2018

New Hanover County's tourism industry is growing and the numbers show it. The amount collected during the first year of room occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County, 1986, was a little over $550,000. Recent totals show how much the industry has grown, with more than $12 million collected last year.  The figures were presented by Kim Huf ...

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