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Wrightsville Beach makes National Geographic list

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videoIf you're looking for one of the best surf towns to visit, look no further! National Geographic ranked Wrightsville Beach as one of the 'World's 20 Best Surf Towns'. Full story...
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Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contract

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The operator of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been awarded a contract to operate for another 10 years. Bruce O'Connell told the Asheville Citizen-Times he plans to make improvements to the inn now that he has won the contract again. Full story...
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High tides could wash out some holiday plans at Freeman Park

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video High tides could wash out some Labor Day plans at one area beach. The Town of Carolina Beach says during high tides some parts of Freeman Park are completely impassable, as water comes all the way up to the sand dunes. Full story...
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Profits melted by Mother Nature

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videoThis summer has been a bit of a mixed bag for business at area beaches. What Michael Velez says, he says with a smile. He said running Carolina Beach Creamery has been a dream come true, of sorts. But, a bit of a letdown too. Full story...
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Some still concerned as Carolina Beach Boardwalk plans move forward

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videoGet ready to see the Carolina Beach Boardwalk under construction. The town council this week approved a contract for its Boardwalk Revitalization Project. They also hope to extend the Boardwalk north, but some folks are not happy about it. Full story...
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Hurricane Arthur doesn't turn away tourists

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video Hurricane Arthur didn't put too much of a damper on anyone's holiday weekend. Full story...
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Storm threat doesn't dampen Oak Island's annual Beach Day

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videoFolks enjoying beach day in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon celebrate Beach Day. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Walking with Wisdom

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week walks with wisdom. Bob Jenkins has been telling the history of Downtown Wilmington in a colorful way for man years. Full story...
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Lots of rentals for lots of money at US Opens

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Golf fans have lots of options for renting a home during the back-to-back US Open and U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst, but in some cases, they will need lots of money. Full story...
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Could the Trolley Pub pedal into the Port City?

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videoA tour business in Raleigh is trying to bring their mobile machine to Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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ILM hopes packages to NY will bring in more business

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video Are you looking for a weekend trip or getaway? Wilmington International Airport is looking to boost passenger numbers by offering travel packages to the Big Apple. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: $100,000 Jay Garner report recommends free internet, pharmacy school; Leaves out film, tourism, arts and history

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The Jay Garner Report, tasked with finding ways to grow the area's economy and recently delivered to New Hanover County and other local leaders, says aircraft assembly, life and marine sciences, high value office operations and precision manufacturing are the keys to making the area more viable for new companies to move here. Full story...
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National Park Service sites draw tourists in NC

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A report from the National Park service shows visitors to its sites at both ends of North Carolina drew visitors who spent a lot of money in 2012. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours

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videoDowntown Wilmington is filled with that old, historic, charm. And there's one man you can turn to to get a great lesson. He's known as the man with the cane. And he's behind the 'Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours.' Full story...
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