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Wilmington has finally voted on whole-home rentals in residential districts (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Carolina Beach will address short-term rental registrations, no word yet what is proposed

The topic of short-term rentals is finally making it to Town Council in Carolina Beach. (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

‘This is shameful.’ Kevin O’Grady condemns city manager for creating joint resolution without council input

The future of Wave Transit is in question as both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County consider reworking the...

Why does Wrightsville Beach’s self-appointed BOA matter? Well, there are the lawsuits, for one thing

The Town of Wrightsville Beach has faced a number of lawsuits after the town's Board of Adjustment made rulings on zoning...
The City of Wilmington is once again facing a challenge in regards to its short-term rental policies (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Wilmington granted a homeowner a short-term rental permit only to strip it from him after closing

After consulting with the city to make sure everything was in order, a Wilmington man secured a short-term rental permit and then closed on...
Another property owner is fighting the city's restrictions on short term rentals that are being dubbed 'unjust' and even 'against state law' (Port City Daily/Courtesy Airbnb)

Private property rights: Wilmington short-term rental owner appeals ‘unjust’ lottery system to no avail

WILMINGTON --- When the City of Wilmington decided to implement its new short-term rental policy leaders knew it would be taking money out of...
The city is spending over four times the value of its current ABC store on Wrightsville Avenue to build a new store, a quarter-mile away. (Port City Daily photo | Benjamin Schachtman)

Mixed reactions to bill ending state liquor monopoly, local poll shows 84% prefer privatizing

RALEIGH --- Alcohol sales reform is once again a topic of discussion for state lawmakers in Raleigh as House Bill 971 makes its way...

Public input sessions to be held regarding Wilmington’s proposed noise ordinance updates

WILMINGTON --- The City of Wilmington has been revising its current noise ordinance but has offered little opportunity for public input on the topic,...
A way to unwind for some could actually be against the City of Wilmington's own laws (Port City Daily/File)

Wilmington’s ‘moral’ massage parlor laws are anything but relaxed

A 1962 Wilmington law prohibits men from getting a massage from women (and vice versa); it also requires parlors to hand over detailed lists...
Three of New Hanover County's ABC eight liquor stores will open today. (Port City Daily photo | Benjamin Schachtman)

Head of New Hanover ABC opposes bill that would eliminate state monopoly on alcohol sales

The bill is part of a growing interest in eliminating North Carolina's state-run liquor monopoly. How would privatization impact convenience, cost, and public health...