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Charlotte-Wilmington bus service begins

Charlotte-area residents now have a new option for reaching the Carolinas coast.

The Queen City-Coastal Connector bus line began Charlotte-to-Wilmington service on Tuesday, operating one run daily to and from the coast. The bus has stops in seven cities along the way.

The Queen City-Coastal Connector actually is an extension of a line that previously ran between Charlotte and Fayetteville, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Horizon Coach Lines will operate the service, with a grant from the N.C. DOT.

After leaving Charlotte, the bus makes stops in Monroe, Wadesboro, Rockingham, Laurinburg, Fayetteville, Lumberton, and Whiteville before reaching Wilmington.

The bus leaves Charlotte each day at 3:45 p.m. and reaches Wilmington at 9:50 p.m. Westbound service begins in Wilmington at 7:20 a.m. and reaches Charlotte at 1:20 p.m.

Bus fare is $57 one way between Charlotte and Wilmington, with a $10 discount for children (ages 2-11), adults 62 and older, students with identification, and people with physical disabilities. The Charlotte stop is at the bus station at 601 West Trade Street.

For details, check www.ncdot.gov/nctransit.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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