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Leland holds public meeting on sign ordinance

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video The Town of Leland held a joint meeting of the town council and the planning board to seek public opinion on the towns sign ordinance. Business owners were out in force to speak out against the new rules, which size signs based upon a business’s zoning. Full story...
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Leland looks at sign ordinance

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video The Leland Town Council met Thursday night and one issue was a public hearing on the enforcement of the towns sign ordinance. The town wants to make signs more uniform and more attractive. Three local business people spoke at the public hearing and they were all strongly against any changes to their business signs. Full story...
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Leland businesses worried about possible sign restrictions

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video Business owners in Leland are worried potential restrictions on signs in town could cost them money. Thursday town council will discuss limiting signs to a maximum height of six to eight feet depending on the business's zoning area. Full story...
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Despite removing sign, Flip's owner still feuding with city

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video Less than a week after Flip's Bar-B-Que took down its half-century-old sign to comply with a city ordinance, the small business is facing another issue with the city. Church says a city code enforcement officer told him he needed clearance to remove the sign. Church says he's confused. Full story...
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After 50 years, Flip's sign is gone

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video Wilmington's sign ordinance is forcing businesses in the Port City to remove signs that do not comply. Today that meant the end of an era for one sign many people say is a Wilmington icon. Full story...
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City: Flip's Bar-B-Que sign must go

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Although it's been a staple in town for 50 years, the City of Wilmington says the sign outside Flip's Bar-B-Q on Oleander Drive must come down. After a few deadline extensions, the city has given owner Bob Church until Monday to take the 65 square foot sign down. Full story...
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City Council bucks planning board, agrees to 50-percent window signage

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Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to allow 50-percent sign coverage of windows of downtown business. The planning commission originally wanted to allow only 25-percent coverage, but the city ultimately sided with business owners who wanted more. Full story...
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Meeting on downtown window signs Thursday

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Discussions continue on how businesses in downtown Wilmington can use their windows for signage. Another public meeting is scheduled Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Full story...
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County looks for public feedback on Carolina Beach Rd. signs

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Last night Wilmington City Council decided to hold off on making a decision on an ordinance restricting signs at businesses. Tomorrow New Hanover County leaders look for public input on a similar law. Full story...
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Six-month moratorium approved for Wilmington's sign ordinance

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Among some big issues on tonight's Wilmington City Council agenda was the city's sign ordinance for businesses. Full story...
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