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Mooresville has new CVB director

Jan. 26. The Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new executive director. Randy DuTeau, who has worked in tourism, event management and hospitality for more than 30 years, has overseen destination marketing organizations, development for sports commissions, and high-profile sports events, including Ironman 70.3 Augusta, USA Cycling National Championships, and Amateur Athletic Union Cross […]

Meck County leads state in visitor spending, with 31% gain

Aug. 22. Mecklenburg County visitor spending rose 31 percent last year, reaching $5.3 billion, the largest among all 100 North Carolina counties. Indeed, visitor spending in 2022 was a record $33.3 billion according to county-level data released today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. North Carolina’s urban counties registered the largest gains in 2022 […]

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Thank a visitor for a $33 billion boost to NC economy last year

  May 10. The North Carolina tourism economy reached its highest level ever with travelers spending more than $33.3 billion on trips to and within the state last year. The previous record of $29.22 billion was set in pre-pandemic 2019. Visitor spending rose 15 percent from 2021 levels, according to a NC Dept. of Commerce […]

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VLN lands tourism industry honors

Dec. 1. Visit Lake Norman (VLN) was recently honored with three awards for destination marketing at the North Carolina Tourism Industry Association Conference held in Charlotte. Cornelius-based VLN received a platinum award in the Community Stakeholders/Relations category for the 7th Annual Lake Norman Photo Contest. Also received two gold awards for a Wedding Ad campaign […]

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North Wilkesboro back on track in a big way

Sept. 8. The 2023 All-Star Race will return to its roots at the North Wilkesboro Speedway for the 75th year of NASCAR. Gov. Roy Cooper, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other officials from NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports made the announcement this morning in Raleigh. The race will be held at North Wilkesboro on May 21. Steeped […]

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Major League Fishing comes to LKN in March ’23

July 14. Major League Fishing says Lake Norman will host Redcrest IV, the Bass Pro Tour championship event, as well as the MLF Outdoor Sports Expo Mar. 10-12, 2023. It will feature the 2022 Bass Pro Tour’s top 40 anglers and a $300,000 top prize. Lake Norman has hosted MLF events in the past, but […]