GALLERY: Restrictions Continue In Cape Fear Region And NC, SC

Jun 29, 2020

At his Covid-19 press conference on Wednesday, June 24, Governor Roy Cooper announced his decision to extend Phase II restrictions and require mandatory masks in public places. Meanwhile, Wilmington has launched an initiative which allows businesses on some streets to move off the sidewalk and on to the street to serve customers during specific hours.

In Little River, SC, few masks were to be seen at restaurants along the waterway on Friday, July 3. Masks are currently optional there.
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In Little River, SC, Friday was a busy day on the waterway. But few masks were to be seen at restaurants along the waterway on July 3. Masks are currently optional there.
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In Little River, SC, few masks were to be seen at restaurants along the waterway on Friday, July 3. Masks are currently optional there.
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In Little River, SC, Friday was a busy day on the waterway. But few masks were to be seen at restaurants along the waterway on July 3. Masks are currently optional there.
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Outdoor dining on Front Street, part of the Downtown Alive plan which closes off some streets in Wilmington. June 27.
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Outdoor dining on Front Street, part of the Downtown Alive plan which closes off some streets in Wilmington. June 27.
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Line for ice cream downtown Saturday. June 27.
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Closed off Front Street. June 27.
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Downtown Wilmington, June 27.
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Downtown Wilmington, June 27.
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As rules have been relaxed, some new restaurants have begun to open in Wilmington. June 10.
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Downtown Wilmington, Sunday, June 7
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Busy Saturday night downtown. May 30.
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May 29.

Friday, May 29.
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Bars remain closed. May 29.
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Things are easing up in Wilmington. May 23.
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Crowds flock to Sunset Beach on Sunday, May 24.
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Large crowds hit the beaches all weekend up and down the coast. This is Sunset Beach, May 24.
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Downtown Wilmington on Saturday, May 23.
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Sunday afternoon on Sunset Beach, NC. May 24.
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May 23.
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At Sunset Beach on Sunday, the end of the pier had a lot of fishermen, while plenty of people enjoyed the beach and water. May 24.
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Fork 'n Cork opened to diners as part of Phase 2. May 23.
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Downtown Wilmington as restaurants reopen. May 23.
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May 23.
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May 23.
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May 23.
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Restaurant rules, Phase 2. May 23.
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Outdoor diners on Saturday evening in Wilmington. May 23.
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Customers at Rebellion, downtown Wilmington on Saturday, May 23.
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Downtown Wilmington, Saturday, May 23.
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Entering a downtown restaurant, May 23.
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Chris and Maria of Wild Meadow Farm on Saturday at the farmers market in Wilmington. The Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. Vendors are currently required to wear masks. Customers are encouraged to do so. May 16.
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The Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. Vendors are currently required to wear masks. Customers are encouraged to do so. May 16.
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The Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. Vendors are currently required to wear masks. Customers are encouraged to do so. May 16.
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The Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. Vendors are currently required to wear masks. Customers are encouraged to do so. May 16.
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Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. It's now located at Waterline Brewing every Saturday. May 16.
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Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. It's now located at Waterline Brewing every Saturday. May 16.
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Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. It's now located at Waterline Brewing every Saturday. May 16.
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Riverfront Farmers Market opened this month. It's now located at Waterline Brewing every Saturday. May 16.
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May 9.
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Retail businesses began opening in Wilmington on Friday, May 8.
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This weekend Wilmington businesses began to hang out the OPEN sign, as Phase 1 began.
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At The Forum, Kendall Hurt was able to open her clothing and boutique business, Meadowlark, on May 9.
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The weekend of May 9 saw more businesses reopen in downtown Wilmington.
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May 9. Downtown on the waterfront in Wilmington.
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Sunday afternoon stroll on the Riverwalk. May 10.
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New Hanover County began its expanded diagnostic testing for COVID-19, with more than 100 residents scheduled to be tested April 29 at the drive-through testing site.
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New Hanover County began its expanded diagnostic testing for COVID-19, with more than 100 residents scheduled to be tested April 29 at the drive-through testing site.
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New Hanover County began its expanded diagnostic testing for COVID-19, with more than 100 residents scheduled to be tested April 29 at the drive-through testing site.
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Most of Fort Fisher remains closed to the public. April 26.
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Closed business in Kure Beach. April 26.
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Closed park at Fort Fisher. April 26.
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A kiteboarder off the point at Fort Fisher on Sunday, April 26.
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A kiteboarder soars off the point at Fort Fisher on Sunday, April 26.
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The pier at Kure Beach. Sunday April 26.
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Carolina Beach. April 26.
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Kure Beach. April 26.
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Kure Beach. April 26.
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Kure Beach. April 26.
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Kure Beach. Sunday April 26.
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An empty UNCW campus on Friday afternoon. April 17.
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Empty ballfields at UNCW. April 17.
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No sports on the fields of UNCW. April 17.
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UNCW campus. April 17.
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Wilmington. April 16.
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Some downtown businesses remain open, offering curbside service. But they are all taking a large financial hit. April 16.
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End of Market Street, downtown Wilmington. April 16.
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