Beach towns make their case, but don’t want to break up

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By JP Finlay
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Like a jilted lover trying to make amends, last night New Hanover County’s three beach communities confronted the county tourism development authority.

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“We’re not asking to break away from Wilmington,” said Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti.

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach presented a united front to request that county tourism promotion campaigns begin to de-emphasize the term “Cape Fear Coast” and allow the beach communities clearer recognition. The beach communities would also like the opportunity to research a more effective promotional campaign.

Dan Wilcox of Carolina Beach gave a power point presentation on behalf of all three beach communities laying out the case to remove the Cape Fear Coast moniker.



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