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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.

Coastal Virginia and North Carolina prepare for tourists

Business owners in Virginia Beach and North Carolina’s Outer Banks are looking forward to a tourist season that is expected to rebound from the losses suffered during the pandemic last year.

Town of Kure Beach further discusses potential for paid parking

The Town of Kure Beach is the only beach town in New Hanover County that doesn't charge for parking during peak months, but that could soon change.

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.

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Law enforcement increases patrols at Wilmington park following shooting

People are returning to a popular Wilmington park and law enforcement is stepping up patrols where shots rang out Wednesday evening on a basketball court. 

NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of River Road closed due to gas leak in New Hanover County

A portion of River Road in New Hanover County is closed due to a gas leak. 

Hoggard High’s spirit rocks repainted after controversial statements appear on it

Controversial statements recently painted on the spirit rock at Hoggard High School in Wilmington raised concerns for some parents, which were brought up during a school board meeting this week.