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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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State conference looks at link between film and tourism industries

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video Tourism is a driving force for North Carolina's economy, and the movie and TV industry is helping fuel that economic engine. Full story...
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Lights, camera, tourism at the Wilmington Convention Center

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videoFor the first time in over a decade the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism is meeting in Wilmington.

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Event makes residents into tourists

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Sunday marked the 18th annual "Be a Tourist in Your Hometown" event which is an appreciation day for county residents. Full story...
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Parking fees could be on rise again in Wrightsville Beach

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videoDespite already having the highest rate around, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman is considering another increase in parking fees. Full story...
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Beach parking in Oak Island might soon cost money

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videoOak Island Town Manager Steve Foster knew it was a hot-button issue when he proposed the town look into charging for parking. There is a perception it would steer visitors away from the island or impact residents negatively. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in decade

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The Battleship North Carolina's second half century in Wilmington got off to a good start with visitors. The Battleship announced today that attendance for the Fiscal Year 2012 was the best the ship has had in 10 years. Full story...
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Bike paths attract bikers to Outer Banks

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Officials on the northern Outer Banks say five-foot bike paths along N.C. 12 are attracting visitors. Full story...
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Beach Business Booms at Oak Island

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video Tourism dollars can make or break a business at the beach. One Oak Island man took a risk and opened a restaurant in the heart of the recession. Thanks to a busy summer, that risk paid off. He's not the only one seeing dollar signs. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina expects overnight guests

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The Battleship North Carolina is making plans to host overnight guests. The StarNews reports officials plan to spend about $2.5 million to renovate areas where sailors had their berths as well as the ward room aboard the vessel moored across from downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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