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2020 visitor impact for New Hanover County

Domestic visitors to and within New Hanover County spent an estimated $598 million in 2020, which represents a decrease of -22.6 percent from 2019 spending.

Pender County’s tourism industry increased during 2020 despite pandemic

Domestic and international visitors to and within Pender County spent $131.8 million in 2020, an increase of 8 percent from 2019. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Parking meter fines indicating strong start to tourism season in Myrtle Beach

It may just be loose change, but parking meters are helping to show how tourism is booming along South Carolina’s most popular beach as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

As COVID-19 restrictions fade, Wilmington-area beaches see return of East Coast tourists

Out-of-towners coming from about 10 hours away are vital in the region’s growing popularity. Many beaches are seeing spikes as COVID-19 restrictions lift.

Memorial Day weekend sees travel rush as COVID cases decline

Big crowds are expected Monday at many popular destinations – a drastic change from one year ago.

The Cape Fear region is expected to see an increase in travelers this summer

Travel and tourism is making a major comeback, after taking a major hit during the pandemic.

Area tourism leaders hope for successful summer after industry takes hard hit due to COVID-19

On Tuesday, New Hanover County and North Carolina tourism directors held a webinar on the pandemic's effect and tourism's potential recovery.

South Dakota attractions get boost from ‘Nomadland’

Tourist attractions in western South Dakota are seeing an increased amount of visitors. Locations throughout Rapid City appear in the Academy Award-winning film "Nomadland."

NC House presses again for local school calendar control

North Carolina House members are trying again to give school systems more flexibility over when they can hold classes.

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South Columbus volleyball stays perfect against Whiteville

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Hornets create scholarships for journalism students in honor of late team beat writer

The Hornets open their season tomorrow, but the team did something today that seems better than an opening night win.

Wilmington City Council approves purchase of 3-D crime scene scanner, ‘aquatic mower’

Wilmington City Council approving the purchase of new tools to assist with various things in the city at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.

8 potential jurors advance in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

A judge found eight potential jurors qualified to advance Tuesday following intense questioning aimed at finding an impartial jury for the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, whose slaying last year sparked a national outcry.