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Sunshine and summer temps mean beaches full of families and friends

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After a long, cold winter and a stormy spring, the summer weather has arrived, and beach goers are out in full swing this weekend. Full story...
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Seaside Soccer Classic kick starts summer business

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video Local businesses get a kick out of this weekend's annual Seaside Soccer Classic. The 18th annual tournament will bring in nearly 5,000 youth soccer players to the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Airline group sees 1.5 percent rise in summer travel

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An airline industry trade group says that even with higher fares, more people will fly this summer than last year, especially overseas. Full story...
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Soaring airline and gas prices turn vacations into stay-cations

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video Temperatures are rising, and that means tourism season has begun. But temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Full story...
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2010 tourist spending sets record

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Visitors to North Carolina spent a record $17 billion in 2010, an increase of nine percent from 2009. The number was higher than the previous record of $16.8 billion set in 2008. Full story...
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Saffo wants to alert residents via certified mail about the Market Street Corridor Plan

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video Many drivers out there try to avoid driving on Market Street for one reason or another. Now the city of Wilmington is planning ahead and looking to make some major changes but like everything else it'll take time and money. The city presented its plan on how to make it's mark on Market Street. Full story...
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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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