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Hotels see bookings skyrocket for Memorial Day weekend

As the mask restrictions loosen, many men and women are vacationing for the first time in over a year.

While most closed, some restaurants remain open on Christmas

Not everyone spends Christmas at home around the tree. Just because they aren't cuddled in their PJs in the living room, doesn't mean the diners, drinkers, and employees at The Harp aren't spending it with family.

Proposed school calendar changes worries a local business owner

Some hospitality and retail businesses on the coast are concerned their pockets may take a hard hit, if the New Hanover County School calendar changes.

34th Annual Holiday Flotilla draws big crowds

Wrightsville Beach kicked off the holiday season with the 34th annual Flotilla on Saturday.

Hurricane damage closes Blockade Runner for now

A long time staple in the area has to close its doors, but managers of the Blockade Runner hope to bounce back soon.

Blockade Runner closes until spring due to extensive storm damage

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a North Carolina landmark and icon of Wrightsville Beach for 55 years, announced Wednesday it will close for renovations due to damages sustained from Hurricane Florence.

Wrightsville Beach prepares for holiday crowds

Summer is now in full swing. And with the 4th of July just a few days away, vacationers are arriving at area beaches. But will the holiday falling in the middle of the week affect business?

Wrightsville Beach businesses prep for busy season

Area beaches will soon be full of vacationers, with spring here and summer around the corner. 

Cooper spends time with students, talks local issues

Governor Roy Cooper spent some quality time with middle school students in Wrightsville Beach. We also got his take on some pressing local issues.

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‘Kicks for Luna’ soccer fundraiser to support girl with cancer

A Florida girl with a rare form of bone cancer is in the Cape Fear this weekend for a soccer fundraiser.

‘”I felt like something was wrong’, woman details encounter with rabid fox in Ocean Isle Beach

A fox suspected to be connected to two attacks that occurred earlier this week in the southern end of the county tested positive for rabies.

Employees respond to Novant Health vaccine mandate

The countdown is now on for employees with Novant Health. Their deadline to get the COVID-19 vaccine is September 15.

Nonprofit assistance grant program

The nonprofit grant program will provide $700,000 in assistance to the nonprofit community in New Hanover County, allocated through grants of no less than $10,000 and up to $50,000 per organization.