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Wilmington will appeal ruling that struck down its short-term rental ordinance

In September, a local judge struck down Wilmington's short-term rental ordinance, which banned whole-house rentals in the Historic District and required...

If the tourists don’t come, what happens to the public sector? [Free read]

The Courtyard Mariott in Carolina Beach has sat empty for 39 days during the start of prime season, bringing in no...
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)

Wrightsville Beach lifting short-term rental ban (for some) and opens limited parking [Free read]

Beach access will be restored this week at beach towns across the region. (Port City Daily/Johanna Still) WRIGHTSVILLE...
The City of Wilmington's short term rental laws seem to contradict state law, but according to a local a representative (and a blog post from UNC), for now, they seem to be permitted (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Why Wilmington believes state law forbidding short term rental registration does not apply

WILMINGTON --- The discussion on short term rentals (STRs) has been one fraught with drama, not only in Wilmington but across the state as...
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...

City of Wilmington’s short-term rental ordinance appears to contradict state law

State law appears to be clear, stating, 'In no event may a city do any of the following: adopt or enforce any ordinance that...
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...