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New Hanover County has agreed to handle the recycling services for the City of Wilmington. The agreement is for an 8 year term and would save money for city customers. The cost for the city was due to double at the end of its deal with Waste Management. Learn more at Port City Daily.
A Texas developer has proposed a 118-unit student housing complex for South Kerr Avenue near Randall Parkway. The complex would include multi-bedroom cottages and duplexes. Learn more at Wilmington Business Journal.
The City of Wilmington approved funding to complete repairs of the Riverwalk in front of the Brooks Building, which has been closed for some time now due to an unsafe platform. There was a disagreement between the city and the building’s owners over who was responsible for the repairs, but they have now come to an agreement and construction will last 8-10 months. Learn more at Star News Online.
The official numbers for the North Carolina Azalea Festival are in. Reports show that is attracted 300,000 visitors total with about 10,000 at each concert. This shows growth over last year’s event. Learn more at Wilmington Business Journal.
A Denny’s is coming to South College Road in the building where Two Guys’ Grille once existed. Renovations will be made to the building to add additional seating and a private conference room with a TV, WiFi, and video conferencing. Learn more at Wilmington Business Journal.
The 4th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour is a free tour of New Hanover County chicken coops with the donation of a nonperishable food item for Mother Hubbard's Kitchen. The event happens this Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Maps and descriptions on Facebook at Coastal Cluck Coops.