Sep 18, 2020

Take A Walk To Local Movie Sites In Town Of Burgaw

By Laura Moore, posted Sep 18, 2020

The town of Burgaw might seem a long way from California’s Tinseltown, but it has been a star in its own right as the backdrop to many Hollywood films. Now, movie buffs can visit these locations on their own.   Pender County Tourism announced the launch of Pender County Film Tours with the Hometown Hollywood Film Tour in downtown Burgaw.   The Pender Co ...

Sep 18, 2020

Attractions Get Phase 2.5 Boost

By Laura Moore, posted Sep 18, 2020

Local museums were finally able to reopen after nearly six months of closure as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The news couldn’t come soon enough for many of them.   Two-thirds of the Bellamy Man­sion Museum’s revenue comes from people visiting the landmark, “so this is a huge deal to get people through the front doors,” Bellamy Mansi ...

Sep 18, 2020

Making Room For Outdoor Dining

By Shea Carver, posted Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. is in month six of dealing with a global pandemic. North Carolina is in phase 2.5 of allowing openings of approved businesses.   As a result, many eateries and drinkeries—including distilleries, bottle shops, wineries and breweries (still, no bars)—are expanding outdoor spaces to accommodate more customers and help with increased revenue.   ...

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Things To Know Before Installing A HEPA Filter

Posted Sep 10, 2020
With the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus, winter weather and flu season on the way, we have been fielding a lot of questions about HEPA filters, as well as other types of air filters for HVAC systems. Even for industry outsiders, HEPA filters are associated with the best of the best — the gold standard.

But what does HEPA even mean? And are HEPA filters actually preferable entire article
Sep 10, 2020

The tourism and hospitality industry has been among the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Thursday. So the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority dba Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) presented a webinar Thursday to share information on research that has been done to align with focused recovery plans for the n ...

Sep 9, 2020

Hotel Opens In Southport

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 9, 2020

A new motel in the Brunswick County city of Southport began welcoming guests recently. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott officially opened its 80 rooms at 5181 Southport-Supply Road in Southport when the first guest arrived last Tuesday, according to a news release from the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.   The new hotel was created by conver ...

Sep 2, 2020

Museums Prepare To Reopen

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 2, 2020

Local museums are preparing to reopen after Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement Tuesday that some coronavirus-related restrictions will be eased this week. Phase 2.5 of the state's reopening plan allows museums, aquariums and other facilities to welcome patrons back at reduced capacities, taking effect at 5 p.m. Friday. Those capacities are 50% for museums and aquari ...

Aug 24, 2020

Pender County Provides Digital Tool For Blueberry Fans

By Laura Moore, posted Aug 24, 2020

Pender County is home to “all things blueberry,” but because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the county's cornerstone event, the N.C. Blueberry Festival, was cancelled.  The festival is usually held in June. As a result, Pender County Tourism created a blueberry trail for the blue fruit's fans to follow along to blueberry points of in ...

Aug 21, 2020

Local Museums Fear Closure

By Laura Moore, posted Aug 21, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent announcement of the extended phase two shutdown meant keeping the doors of local museums closed for another five weeks.   According to a recent survey from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), one-third of all museums in the United States may face closure because of the COVID-19 crisis. Locally, these museums have lost five months o ...

Aug 21, 2020

More Using RV's For Safe Travels

By Jenny Callison, posted Aug 21, 2020

In the uncharted era of traveling during the COVID-19 crisis, vacationers in record numbers are choosing recreational vehicles as their preferred means of travel.   Limitations resulting from the novel coronavirus have “opened the eyes of people who never thought about [traveling by RV] before,” said Travis Creech, operations manager of Rex & Sons RV ...

Aug 7, 2020

Tourism Officials: Hurricane Hurt Already Struggling Travel Season

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 7, 2020

Tourism officials are hopeful momentum will return for the rest of the summer tourism season following the impacts of Hurricane Isaias, which hit the region as a Category 1 storm earlier this week and caused damage in parts of Brunswick County. Before the storm, tourism in the Southport and Oak Island areas was starting to see business build up this season, said Karen S ...

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Connecting The Business Community Amid The Shutdowns

This year's WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo is a little different, but still aims to help the area's business community make vital one-on-on...

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