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ONLY ON 3: Sick of snow at home, tourists find refuge in warmer Cape Fear

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videoRight now a snowmageddon is taking over much of the country. So far, though, none of it has made its way to the Cape Fear. That is a good reason for some snowbirds to take advantage of our area. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is trying to make quick fixes before summer

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video Carolina Beach town officials are at it again. The town's Road Diet Committee met to find quick fixes for their traffic congestion and safety concerns in the beach town. Now the town is asking for input from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to see what it thinks is the best way to go about making changes for Summer 2011. Full story...
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Despite November plunge, Smokies visits steady

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As 2010 comes to a close, visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are pacing 2009 traffic. Full story...
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Forum focuses on region's tourism industry

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Whether they come by plane, train or automobile, One thing for sure is county officials want people to come to our area. Wednesday night tourism gurus brainstormed ways to keep people coming back to Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Beach businesses make transition to fall

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video It's official. Summer ended late last night. Businesses that rely so much on tourism based on sun and surf now have to figure out how to survive in the fall. Full story...
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Visitors beat heat at beach a day after Earl

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video Many people thought Hurricane Earl was going to swoop in and ruin their Labor Day weekend here in the Cape Fear region. Instead, the sun was shining today, and there was not a cloud in the sky. Beachgoers say they couldn't ask for better weather. Full story...
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Rental rates up for 4th of July holiday

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According to a survey of 21 rental properties and hotels, 47 percent say bookings were about the same as last year''s holiday. Forty percent say numbers were up. Full story...
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Beach perceptions leave some visitors with salty taste

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Many of our viewers say Wrightsville Beach is a long way from rolling out the welcome mat to tourists when the summer season rolls around. Full story...
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Tourism Industry Enjoys Big Weekend

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This holiday weekend was a big boom for the local tourism industry. The Easter weekend is often seen by businesses as one of the first big weekends of the year. Full story...
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Occupancy tax dollars on the decline in NHC

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The Cape Fear Tourism and Visitors Bureau reports that occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County is down almost eight percent during the fist four months of the year. That number tends to be the best gauge of tourism in our area. Full story...
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National Tourism Week celebrated locally

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videoEach day, visitors from all over the country fly into ILM. This week they'll feel a little more welcome than usual. As part of the 26th National Tourism Week the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau will be giving out free snacks, drinks, and souvenirs to tourists. Full story...
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German cruise ship visits Wilmington's port

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videoArea businesses got a little economic boost today. German passengers on the Aida Aura cruise ship made their way to the Port of Wilmington. Full story...
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Outlook on summer tourism in the area

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A summer vacation is a valued commodity, and Americans are reluctant to give it up. In order to save money on gas vacationers are staying closer to home during the July 4th holiday week. Full story...
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Hard Rock Park Grand Opening in Myrtle Beach

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videoThis isn't just any ole' theme park. It's the world's first "rock & roll" theme park. Hard Rock Park has been open for a few weeks, but this week marks its official grand opening. Full story...
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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

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Each year on the first Sunday in March participating area attractions open their doors to New Hanover County residents free of charge. This year 30 area attractions along with special guests, will welcome and honor local citizens who live in New Hanover County on Sunday, March 2. Full story...
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