Feel the Grinch at the parking meter

November 23, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
If you park in downtown Raleigh, don't linger at the meter. In its 2008-2009 budget, the city council approved a big increase in parking fines. The changes took effect at midnight Monday.

Instead of the old $15 dollar fine for letting the meter run out, drivers are looking at $25.

It's even more if you park in a restricted zone. That will cost you $30.