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Due to construction on the Third Street Bridge in Wilmington, parking for the Independence Day celebration has changed. Officials urge people to park on the side of downtown closest to where they live in order to make exiting as easy as possible. You can see a map of where police will be directing people on WECT.
The City of Wilmington has updated their regulations for yard debris pickup. They include how much can be placed, the size of limbs, the delivery, and placement of debris. See the details on Port City Daily.
City officials broke ground on Sawmill Point, a brand new development of upscale residential apartments on Nutt Street. Once completed, the apartment complex will have 280 units, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness and yoga center, and access to a 42-slip marina nearby. Learn more on Port City Daily.
Wave Transit has just introduced two compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) “green” buses to their fleet. The buses cost Wave more upfront, but will be cheaper and more beneficial to the environment in the long run. They don’t emit carbon dioxide and the fuel costs less than half of the diesel of the other buses. Learn more at Star News Online.
Just in time for the 4th of July, Uber has expanded from Wilmington to area beach towns. Customers can now request rides in Oak Island, Wrightsville Beach, and Carolina Beach. Learn more at Star News Online.
Starting tonight, there are 10 places in the Greater Wilmington area to see fireworks. Wherever you are – Calabash, Southport, Ocean Isle, Surf City, Carolina Beach, Holly Ridge, Jacksonville, and, of course, Wilmington. See a full list at Star News Online.