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Jun 26, 2024

New Leland Hotel In The Works By Wilmington Firms

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 26, 2024

A Wilmington-based firm recently announced plans to build an additional hotel in northern Brunswick County with the help of another Wilmington company. Crown Hotel & Travel Management has entered into a purchase and sale agreement for a site in Leland that's adjacent to its Tru by Hilton hotel that opened in November 2023. Crown currently manages th ...

Jun 21, 2024

CVB Dollars Fuel Out-of-state Push

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 21, 2024

In the upcoming fiscal year, tourism officials will continue devoting dollars to getting the word out about the Wilmington area outside of North Carolina. This year’s budget for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau includes funding the third year of an out-of-state tourism marketing initiative, said Kim Hufham, CVB president and CEO. The in ...

Jun 21, 2024

Beach Towns Rank On USA Today Top 10 List

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 21, 2024

Three New Hanover County island beaches are featured among the top four “Best Beaches in North Carolina” in a recent USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Best Beach nominees were announced in late April. Over the next four weeks readers of USA Today voted daily for their favorite beaches to determine the winners, according to a news r ...

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Salling and Tate Dentistry Launches Annual "Gunner’s Runners" Shoe Collection Event, Aiming to Surpass Last Year's Success

Posted Aug 1, 2023

Wilmington, NC – Salling and Tate Dentistry is proud to announce the commencement of its annual "Gunner’s Runners" shoe collection event. This shoe collection supports Gunner Robinson, a student in New Hanover County who wanted his community to start the school year off “on the right foot”. For Gunner’s birthday, he selflessly requested that instead of re...read entire article

Jun 21, 2024

Local Museum Celebrates 45 Years Honoring Railroad

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 21, 2024

Chartered May 1, 1979, the Wilmington Railroad Museum celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, according to a news release.  The museum honors the traditions and contributions of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad to Wilmington and the Southeastern U.S., the release stated. The museum was founded as a joint contribution of three local Wilmington residents and a h ...

May 17, 2024

Submarine Museum Could Surface Here

By Cece Nunn, posted May 17, 2024

Wilmington might land another maritime attraction. This month, the Wilmington City Council supported the N.C. Submarine Museum Foundation’s idea to build the museum in the Port City. In 2008, the Navy commissioned the USS North Carolina SSN 777 submarine in Wilmington, and Wilmington has many more things going for it as the foundation works to make the museum a ...

May 17, 2024

Topsail Island Museum Offers New Exhibit On Black Heritage

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

The Historical Society of Topsail Island recently opened a new exhibit in the Missiles and More Museum entitled “Historic Ocean City Beach.”  The exhibit, which opened April 20, spotlights local Black heritage, according to a news release. Ocean City Beach was established in 1949 and became the first community in the state where Black people could pu ...

May 17, 2024

Half Marathon Takes Whole Race State Title

By Staff Reports, posted May 17, 2024

The Wilmington Historic Half has been named the top half marathon in North Carolina, according to a news release from the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau. RaceRaves, an online race finder and reviews community for runners and endurance athletes, recently announced the winners of its 2024 “Runners Choice: Best Half Marathons in the U.S.” ...

May 1, 2024

Wilmington International Airport is requesting economic development funding from state transportation officials to help pay for the widening of 23rd Street – the roadway that provides travelers with primary access to and from the airport. Officials say widening the street will help improve traffic flow into the airport, align with other ongoing capital improvement ...

Apr 19, 2024

Game Over For Michael Jordan Museum At Project Grace

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Apr 19, 2024

Michael Jordan's family has decided not to go ahead with plans for a downtown Wilmington museum focused on the sports star and his relatives, New Hanover County officials announced Friday. The news release did not state a reason for the Jordan family's decision. The project was being considered as part of the county’s Project Grace plans, a public-private ...

Apr 4, 2024

After several years of construction, two Hilton-branded hotels are finally nearing completion on Market Street.  Work on the Tru- and Tapestry-branded hotels at 5001 Market St. has moved into its second phase, according to Seraj Patel, vice president of developer CN Hotels. Both hotels are expected to open for guests early this summer. A hotel on the site previo ...

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