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Study: 2018 tourism up in all NC counties despite Florence impact

Gov. Roy Cooper announced that our state saw record visitor spending in 2018 with increases in all 100 counties.

Universal says it’s doubling Orlando resort size with 4th park

Universal Orlando officials say the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park, but they are offering almost no information on when it will open, what it will hold or how much they're spending.
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Aquarium closes because of mechanical issues

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher closed to the public this morning because of mechanical issues with the main building chiller.

Battleship North Carolina adds new public area

A new area on the Battleship North Carolina is open daily to visitors.
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Freeman Park restrictions frustrate beach visitors

Some vehicles were allowed on Freeman Park Sunday, a day after the town of Carolina Beach closed all vehicle traffic to prevent overcrowding.  

Second Helping OIB puts vacation leftovers to use for people in need

Some food for thought for vacationers in our area: Have you ever rented a beach house, stocked up on food and at the end of the week did not know what to do with what was left?

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

NASA announced Friday that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year.

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, banning stops by cruise ships and ending a heavily used form of educational travel as it seeks to further isolate the communist government.

Charlie Sheen sends greetings to Surf City restaurant

One longtime oceanfront restaurant in Surf City received good wishes for the upcoming summer season from actor Charlie Sheen.

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