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20 killed statewide in vehicle wrecks over holiday

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least 20 people died in vehicle accidents during the busy Thanksgiving travel period. More than a million people traveled North Carolina's highways during Thanksgiving. The number of deaths is higher than in 2006, when 11 died during the long holiday weekend. Locally, officers handed out 700 citations to drivers in Brunswick and new Hanover Counties November 19-25. 48 people were arrested for drunk driving. For the entire month of November, there have been 67 accidents. That's down 33 percent from last November.

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