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Tourism experts: North Carolina has lost more than $300M due to pandemic

The pandemic has cast a long shadow over the area's tourism industry. On Thursday, the Wilmington Visitors Bureau held a webinar on how badly the coronavirus has affected business.

How will the new ‘WWII Heritage City’ designation impact our tourism?

Wilmington has been named the first World War II Heritage City in the United States. Many are wondering what kind of impact that will have on our tourism.

Visitor spending hits record high in 2019 for Pender County

Pender County says 2019 was a record year for tourism despite still rebounding for Hurricane Florence.

June visits to Cape Hatteras National Seashore near record

Officials say nearly 400,000 people visited Cape Hatteras National Seashore in June, the second highest total for the month in the history of the park and coming despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year.

Blue Ridge Parkway tourism will have key role in the road to economic recovery

A big part of the local economy's resurgence will ride on a driveable landmark -- the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Outer Banks rental company sued over virus-related refunds

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a real estate company on North Carolina’s Outer Banks after it allegedly refused to issue refunds for people who couldn’t visit because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Tourism industry leaders have meeting, discussing COVID-19 impacts

It's a whole new world for business owners as they face an uncertain future in the face of COVID-19.

Hospitality industry leaders discuss plans to move forward when short-term rental ban expires

One place definitely opening for business is Carolina Beach. Friday, the short-term rental ban there expires.

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$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

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Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

Walmart says it was working on a new store layout a year ago, but the pandemic accelerated those efforts as customers are increasingly focused on contactless shopping amid safety concerns.

UK economy slump not as bad as feared but still a record

The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the British economy contracted by 19.8% in the April to June quarter from the previous three-month period, slightly less than its previous estimate of 20.4%.

European evaluators visit Vatican mired in financial scandal

For the next two weeks, the Council of Europe’s Moneyval team will be checking the Vatican’s compliance with international norms to fight money laundering and terror financing.