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Concord firm hired to promote Brunswick Co. tourism

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Brunswick County tourism leaders chose a marketing firm from Concord to promote the Brunswick islands.

Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Mitzi York says they did an extensive search, and only received one proposal from a local PR firm.

Walker Marketing in Concord specializes in tourism, economic development and senior services industries.

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there are a few things that

there are a few things that could have been done years ago that would have helped insure tourism in Brunswick County, was it last year the Sheriff cross swore a bunch of small town officers an turned them loose on the highways to target motorist for the vacation week, didn't forget did we? Can't even take my family out on the water for a day of boating without running into at least 2 sheriff boats, the Coast Guard, the NC wildlife, and Marine Fisheries, doesn't leave much time to enjoy the boat when all day is taken up getting boarded.
Not to mention when arrive for check in on Saturday evening I get to set in a line of traffic for hours to get across a bridge to check in, nobody directing traffic across the bridges, tourist left to fend for themselves, get settled in then load the family up for dinner and out we go to find a very limited number of restaurants and selection so more waiting in lines, next day we load up and head out to the beach's, only to find very limited access or no parking to get onto the beach, it's becoming such a hassle it's just not worth coming to such a small county and getting rolled over just so we can say we went to the beach. Brunswick County doesn't need a "PR" firm, they just need to show a little appreciation for the tourist and not just look at us as a one week "revenue" source!

Don't speed and you won't

Don't speed and you won't have to worry about getting stopped. The Sheriff is not responsible for the police officers in the towns. He is only responsible for the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County.

What bridge are you talking about? I don't know of any in Brunswick County that gets clogged up like you describe. It's predominately rural county, so it shouldn't be surprising that you may have to look around a little to get to a restaurant of your liking. All the islands have at least one except for Sunset Beach. There are a couple just on this side of the bridge and it takes only a few minutes to get to Calabash which has a number of restaurants. My family and I usually just drive a few extra miles to go down to North Myrtle Beach to eat. It really doesn't take as long as you think it would.

I have never had trouble finding parking at any of the beaches. Any time I go on vacation, I research the area where I am going to be to make sure they can meet my expectations.

They probably used them

They probably used them because they are so good at keeping attendance up at Charlotte speedway... Oh wait it's gone down annually

Who, What, When, Where and Why

Those are the basic tenants of Journalism 101. Can't seem to find any semblance of "why" here. Hey, I'm just a simple unassuming food and beach guy and even I know that. You news guys are supposed to be the pros. It's time for you all to step up your game. We may be just a small market, but we deserve to be informed just like those big city folks.

What should have been included is that Brunswick's hiring a PR firm because of recent accidental disasters that could damage Brunswick's economy. That's the heart of the story. That should be here.

As I said; you guys are supposed to be the pros. Time to step it up.

Those of us in Brunswick

Those of us in Brunswick County would also know how much this is going to cost us.

I'm surprised

They didn't hire a SC firm, after all they're in Myrtle Beaches MSA now.

Vog