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The owner of 415 S. Front Street recently won a court battle with the City of Wilmington allowing him to rent his property for short-term rentals (Port City Daily/Mark Darrough)

Three-year court battle against Wilmington over rental property ends, courts overturn city ruling

In 2016 a property owner was told he could not rent his property for less than 30 days; in May, courts said the City...
Wilmington has finally voted on whole-home rentals in residential districts (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

City of Wilmington’s short-term rental ordinance will put at least 20 units out of business

WILMINGTON --- It took several years for the City of Wilmington to finally agree on regulations and restrictions for short-term rentals and full-on enforcement...
The City of Wilmington's Planning Commission failed to reach an agreement on short-term rentals Monday night (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Wilmington to pay new costs to regulate short-term rentals, two new staff positions required

WILMINGTON --- The debate over short-term rentals in Wilmington has finally come to an end (for now) after City Council approved new regulations for...
The City of Wilmington's Planning Commission failed to reach an agreement on short-term rentals Monday night (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Wilmington finally votes on residential short-term rentals, property rights narrowly edge out NIMBY concerns

WILMINGTON --- After years of inaction, postponed votes, and countless hours of discussion, the City of Wilmington might finally have a solution to the...
Total Airbnb host income in New Hanover County ranked the third in the state last year. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Airbnb)

Airbnb brings in $18.8 million to Cape Fear region, New Hanover third in state

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. --- While Wilmington's City Council is considering banning short-term rentals in town, the area's largest short-term rental service, Airbnb, has facilitated millions...
The City of Wilmington's Planning Commission failed to reach an agreement on short-term rentals Monday night (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Wilmington City Council discusses all-out prohibition of short term rentals in residential districts

WILMINGTON --- The short-term rental debate in Wilmington shows no signs of stopping as City Council once again is discussing what to do when...
Wilmington has finally voted on whole-home rentals in residential districts (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Short term rentals issue once again finds its way to City Council discussion

WILMINGTON --- It's been a topic of discussion for several years now -- Wilmington City Council even approved new ordinances pertaining to short-term rentals...
Wilmington Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Haynes is addressing accusations that her short-term rental property in Wrightsville Beach is a conflict of interest. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy City of Wilmington)

Mayor Pro-Tem Haynes responds to conflict of interest questions over short-term rentals

WILMINGTON---During last week’s city council meeting Wilmington Mayor Pro-Tem Margaret Haynes was accused of having a conflict of interest for owning a short-term rental...
A map listing several of the short-term rentals in Wilmington (Photo Courtesy of Airbnb)

Update: After three years, Wilmington approves partial short-term rental plan

Update: Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. -- Wilmington City Council approved the proposed regulations on short-term rentals. However, the regulations leave open the issue of whole house...
Wilmington has finally voted on whole-home rentals in residential districts (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Update: After three years, Wilmington approves partial short-term rental plan

Update: Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. -- Wilmington City Council approved the proposed regulations on short-term rentals. However, the regulations leave open the issue of whole house...