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Parks and Recreation

National Park Service sites draw tourists in NC

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A report from the National Park service shows visitors to its sites at both ends of North Carolina drew visitors who spent a lot of money in 2012. Full story...
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Visitors take part in First Day Hikes at state parks

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video Hikers enjoyed the third annual First Day Hike at North Carolina State Park, including Carolina Beach State Park. Full story...
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City closes $3.86M purchase for downtown park

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videoThe City of Wilmington this morning finalized the purchase of 6.63 acres along the northern downtown riverfront for a passive public park. Full story...
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Council amends rules banning guns in parks

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video Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to reverse a ruling that banned concealed weapons from being carried in city parks and the Cross City Trail. Full story...
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Progress made on Kure Beach oceanfront park

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video The road is open and the swings are up at Kure Beach's new oceanfront park, which is next to the pier along Atlantic Avenue. The park will offer a pavilion, restrooms and a children's play area. It's set to be completed by next winter. Full story...
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City seeks input for Inland Greens revamp

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videoThe City of Wilmington is moving forward with a parks project that would renovate the old Inland Greens Golf Course. A public meeting starts at 6 p.m. to discuss plans for the property. Full story...
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Campground closed due to black bears in the area

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State officials have closed the family campground at Mount Mitchell State Park through the end of the month due to increased activity by black bears. Full story...
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Contractors rush to meet July 4 opening deadline of Verterans Park

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Contractors are working weekends and long days to meet a July 4 deadline for opening NC Veterans Park. Full story...
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Opinions vary on money left from 2006 parks bond

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video As we told you last night, New Hanover County is considering spending $3.8 million for land next to Smith Creek Park. The money is from the 2006 Parks and Rec bond, but some are wary about spending the money. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners considering adding green space to park for $3.8M

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Commissioners are looking at purchasing 85 acres that border Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road. The price for the land is nearly $4 million and would be funded by a 2006 green space bond referendum. Full story...
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New Hanover considers buying 85 acres next to Smith Creek Park

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New Hanover County Commissioners are considering the purchase of 85 acres that border the existing 92-acre Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road in Wilmington as a means of significantly expanding the county’s green space system. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Inland Greens purchase

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Wilmington City Council members voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase of the Inland Greens golf course, which will be used as a public park. Council also voted on money for the Cross City Trail and a resolution against digital billboards Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks to change park bond money

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Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent. Full story...
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New Hanover kicks off another park project

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New Hanover County is getting another park. The county and City of Wilmington are had a construction kickoff ceremony Wednesday morning at Olsen Park off Murrayville Road. Full story...
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Wade Park opens

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Wilmington is a little greener tonight. Mayor Bill Saffo and other elected officials cut the ribbon at Wade Park Thursday. The City of Wilmington acquired the 17 acres of land from New Hanover County in 2005. Full story...
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