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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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