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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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NC ski resorts make snow as cold weather sets in

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A pre-winter blast of cold weather has led ski resorts in western North Carolina to crank up their snow-making machines and open their slopes. Full story...
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NC tourism official urges planning for travel

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With a federal government shutdown underway, officials in North Carolina are urging people who want to travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall foliage to consider making some plans. Full story...
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Boardwalk vendors prepare for the end of tourist season

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video Pleasure Island is one of the regions favorite beaches. Business owners say this summer was a successful one. As the height of the local tourism season comes to an end, local owners are already looking ahead to next year. Full story...
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NASCAR Hall of Fame reports $1.6M loss in FY 2012

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The NASCAR Hall of Fame lost $1.6 million in the fiscal year that ended in June, but tourism officials in Charlotte say they think the museum's financial performance is improving. Full story...
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New Hanover sees big growth in tourism spending

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videoNew Hanover County was among the counties that saw the greatest growth in tourism spending last year, according to the governor's office. State leaders say all of North Carolina's 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2012. Full story...
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Concord firm hired to promote Brunswick Co. tourism

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videoBrunswick County tourism leaders chose a marketing firm from Concord to promote the Brunswick islands. Full story...
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City, county, UNCW want to rebrand area's offerings

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video The City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and UNCW want to join forces along with businesses leaders for a large community partnership that will focus on rebranding the area's economic goals. Full story...
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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert

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videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge. Full story...
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