"I'd hate to see that," Gervase said. "I really would, but I look at other towns that have done that and I can't help but think maybe they've gone along the same path and they're just a couple years ahead of us."
Folks enjoying beach day in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon celebrate Beach Day.
Holden Beach kicked off vacation season with the annual Days at the Docks this weekend.
More than 50 arts & crafts vendors lined up under the bridge. A dozen food vendors set up and provided plenty of fried treats.
An airline industry trade group says that even with higher fares, more people will fly this summer than last year, especially overseas.
It's the height of tourist season at area beaches, and we've received some complaints from visitors lately who were less than pleased with their accommodations.
Family budgets aren't going as far as they used to, and neither are families when it comes to taking vacations.