If the reporter had bothered to get some information instead of just repeating what was said, she would have found out that the room occupancy tax money the Kure Beach mayor was talking about is generated by hotels INSIDE the city limits of Wilmington. In fact,hotels inside the city of Wilmington paid for 42% of ALL beach re-nourishment for the entire county last year. That means the beach towns and the county together only paid for 58% of re-nourishment and Wilmington paid the rest, but now they want Wilmington’s money too. Follow that logic and Wilmington should ask the county for money to pay for the riverwalk, which is the city’s biggest tourist attraction.
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