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'Bring it! Downtown' showing signs of success

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video Members of Wilmington's "Bring it! Downtown" campaign say the last six months were a success. The group told City Council this morning it surpassed benchmarks from council while increasing membership from 42 to 71. Full story...
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Parking space becomes park to raise green space awareness

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A downtown parking space was turned into a park of its own today. Park(ing) Day is an annual event that raises awareness the need for green space in cities. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend $60,000 from downtown parking fund for marketing

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video The city will spend $60,000, $30,000 of which will come out of this fiscal year's budget. The other $30,000 will come out of next fiscal year's budget in two phases. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach to crack down on visitors parking in neighborhoods

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video Don't expect much free parking at Wrightsville Beach this summer. Town leaders say starting Memorial Day, if you park in the residential parking district without a permit you're likely to get a ticket. Full story...
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Free street parking downtown for Azalea Festival

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The city's downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and all day on Saturday, April 14 for Azalea Festival activities. Parking will be free in the Central Business District, which extends from Ann to Brunswick streets and from Water and Nutt to Fourth streets. On-street parking is always free on Sundays. Signs will be posted to alert visitors about the free parking. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to implement recycling plan and not extend parking meter fees

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video Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.1 million for new large recycling carts. Mayor Bill Saffo says this will save the city money in the long run, as well as offer residents some immediate savings. Full story...
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Town Council approves parking fee hike in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach will see an increase in parking fees this spring. Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to extend pay parking by two hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Council also voted to increase hourly parking rates by $0.25 to $1.50/hour. All-day parking will also go up one dollar to $8/day. Full story...
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Wilmington starts 24/7 collections at downtown parking decks

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If you want to park in one of the City of Wilmington's downtown decks, you have to pay 24 hours a day. Full story...
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Outgoing Carolina Beach Council discusses contracts, reflects on term

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video Carolina Beach is one week away from swearing-in its new council but the current council remains busy. Tuesday night town council met for a special meeting to discuss the approval of a new parking contract and a management contract involving two town owned motels. The parking contract passed unanimously while the details of the motel contract were discussed but not finalized. These two items possibly being the last ones the outgoing council will have a say on. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington gives gift of free on-street parking

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To kick off the holiday season, downtown on-street parking was free both on Thanksgiving day and Friday. Full story...
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Downtown parking facing major changes

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video Parking in downtown Wilmington is facing major changes. Fee and ticket increases will be just a few of the adjustments made to help make up for an $800,000 shortfall. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council extends time on downtown meters

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If you think downtown parking meters give too little time and encourage too many tickets, you will be happy with a new Wilmington City Council decision. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners raise rates, increase paid hours at parking deck

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It’s going to cost you more to park in a certain area of downtown Wilmington. Today, New Hanover County Commissioners approved increasing the paid parking hours at the county owned parking deck on second street to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Currently parking is free after 7 p.m. Full story...
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Chapel Hill clamps down on front-yard parkers

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Town planning officials said Thursday that monitors will begin issuing tickets Aug. 1 to violators of a town ordinance against parking on the front lawn. Full story...
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Cab driver hits legal speed bump in Wrightsville Beach

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video He was trying to pick up a woman who needed a ride but instead he got a ticket for stopping on the side of the street. Cab driver Gary Nolt said he was just doing his job early Saturday morning when he was picking up customers in Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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