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Mar 18, 2019

Statewide Conference To Pack Pender Lodgings

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 18, 2019

This weekend, Pender County will undertake an ambitious first: hosting a conference of 250 people. It's the annual conference for Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (or MST), which runs 1,179 miles in North Carolina from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. The trail is a sequence of footpaths, roads and waterways. In Pender County, it meanders through B ...

Mar 15, 2019

Storm Repairs Boost Battleship

By Sherri Crawford, posted Mar 15, 2019

Despite $2 million in damage to Battleship North Carolina’s visitors center by Hurricane Florence in the fall, there is a silver lining.   The more than 35-year-old structure that greets thousands of visitors annually before they board the memorial warship, moored at 1 Battleship Road, is getting a major makeover.   “Looking on the bright side, th ...

Mar 15, 2019

Hospitality Association Holding Annual Fundraiser

By Sherri Crawford, posted Mar 15, 2019

Wilmington Area Hospitality Association is readying for its annual charity event. WAHA’s Hospitality Olympics is slated for March 24 and will return to Waterline Brewing Co., 721 Surry St.   Teams formed by individuals from area hospitality-related businesses will compete in a variety of events during the fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will benefit studen ...

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Feb 15, 2019

Navy Week To Coincide With Azalea Festival

By Sherri Crawford, posted Feb 15, 2019

The U.S. Navy is coming to the Port City this spring, coinciding with the N.C. Azalea Festival. Wilmington is among the 14 selected sites – including Miami and Puerto Rico – to host Navy Week 2019.   Sailors from across the U.S. will participate in the outreach program sailing into Wilmington April 1-7.   Navy Weeks are designed to give people the ...

Feb 15, 2019

Tourism Group Names Azalea Festival Top Event

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 15, 2019

The Southeast Tourism Society recently named the N.C. Azalea Festival one of the group’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast for April this year.   The festival, which this year falls on April 3-7, features more than 30 events attended by several hundreds of thousands, according to organizers.   Georgia-headquartered Southeast Tourism Society is a nonprofit ...

Feb 6, 2019

Wilmington City Council’s final Tuesday vote on short-term rentals allows whole-house rentals in residential zones with some restrictions, a compromise that received mixed reviews from locals who have been involved with the issue since the beginning. The restriction states that establishments eligible for whole-house lodging should have a separation distance of 40 ...

Feb 1, 2019

Boosting The Choose Cape Fear Campaign

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 1, 2019

New funding options for the Choose Cape Fear campaign will be explored this year. The regional economic development marketing initiative, which developed around the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in May 2017, received public funds for campaign efforts.   Most of those funds, however, were committed through the first phase of the campaign, said Natalie Engl ...

Feb 1, 2019

ILM'S Next Flight Plan

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 1, 2019

Landing a third carrier and new flights at the Wilmington International Airport triggered unprecedented growth in passenger traffic last year.   The new additions came as the airport embarks on its $60 million expansion that will increase ILM’s ability to handle more travelers in the coming years.   Just over 934,000 passengers flew through the airport ...

Jan 23, 2019

Blockade Runner To Partially Reopen In February

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 23, 2019

Historic Wrightsville Beach landmark Blockade Runner Beach Resort is reopening its largest block of rooms Feb. 15, with another big portion to follow in March and April, according to an announcement Wednesday. Blockade Runner closed in September to repair substantial damages caused by Hurricane Florence.   “The reopening will be in two major stages,” ...

Jan 18, 2019

Hurricane Delays Aquarium Exhibit

By Sherri Crawford, posted Jan 18, 2019

Construction has been delayed for one year on a new exhibit at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Originally slated to open in 2019, construction of the new Asian otter exhibit was supposed to begin this month. “The aquarium has been planning this build for a long time with design and funding in place,” Associate Director Brian Dorn said in a news release. ...

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Museum Hosts Event With STEM Partner Focus

The March 21 event will celebrate STEM partnerships in the Wilmington area and feature hands-on Science Salon experiences, a specialty cockt...


Hospitality Association Holding Annual Fundraiser

Wilmington Area Hospitality Association is readying for its annual charity event. WAHA’s Hospitality Olympics is slated for March 24 and wil...


Storm Repairs Boost Battleship

The more than 35-year-old visitors center, which greets thousands annually before they board the memorial warship, is getting a major makeov...

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