APRIL 14, 2006 -- Wrightsville Beach was packed with people enjoying the beautiful weather on Friday. Parking lots at Wrightsville Beach were full by mid-morning.
As beach-goers looked for space, they also had to dig deeper to pay for parking. Wrightsville Beach is now charging $1.50 an hour for its metered spaces.
The lifeguard stations are not manned yet, but there were not many people out swimming in the cold water.
Wrightsville Beach officials are predicting Easter weekend to be one of the best beach weekends in years.