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I-77 toll lane construction to start in 2015

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State highway officials say construction of Interstate 77 toll lanes in the Charlotte area is scheduled to begin either next spring or summer, with new lanes slated to open in four years. The Charlotte Observer reports the proposed toll lanes will be built between Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville. Full story...
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Trench collapse kills civilian at Fort Bragg

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Fort Bragg officials say a construction worker was killed when a trench fell in on him as he was installing pipes. Spokesman Adam Luther said the unidentified man was in a trench near the Ammunition Supply Point near the Pope Army Air Field side of the post on Thursday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Surf City worker faces assault charges while on the job

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videoNeighbors are speaking out about pending charges for assault involving a city worker. Warrants say Jordan stepped on Worthington's foot and raked dog feces off on Worthington's shoe, that's when neighbors say Worthington put Jordan in a choke hold causing serious bruising around his neck. Worthington is charged with assault inflicting serious injury by breaking Jordan's jaw and Jordan is charged with simple assault. Full story...
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ROAD CLOSING: Your daily commute might change

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videoThe NCDOT expects the area of 3rd street between Greenfield lake and Willard Street to be blocked for about three weeks while crews relocate telephone lines. Full story...
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Partnership gives home builders valuable data

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videoThe Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association filled up on breakfast and information in this morning. They studied the economic forecast and announced a new partnership with MarketGraphics Coastal Carolinas Inc. Full story...
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Road closure as CFPUA repairs storm drain

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Cape Fear Public Utility workers discovered a hazard this afternoon while repairing a sinking manhole at the intersection of South Kerr and Maple Avenue. Full story...
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Manhole repairs might tie up traffic at UNCW

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videoCrews are working to replace a manhole at the intersection of MacMillan Avenue and Hamilton Drive on the UNCW campus. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge construction causes frustration for drivers

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video The Wrightsville Beach Aldermen held a special meeting to talk about the ongoing bridge work. Residents and business owners living near Wrightsville Beach have complained about congestion on the bridge and on Thursday, officials from the Department of Transportation listened to their concerns. Full story...
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Students discover better building methods

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videoThe wolf huffed and puffed, and couldn't blow the straw house down? That's not quite how the story goes. But this weekend, students at Cape Fear Community College proved that straw bale construction is a smart, sustainable building method. Full story...
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Congregation builds a new church

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video It has been more than two years since the historic Blackwell AME Zion Church in Leland burned to rubble and ashes. It was one of three suspicious fires in the area the week of September 19, 2010. This weekend, the congregation celebrated its plans to rebuild. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry experiencing building boom

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videoThe new year is bringing new business to Sneads Ferry. While some see dollar signs with new job opportunities, others say they're sad to see so much construction. To some, the sound of constructions it the sound of success. To others, it's something much different. Full story...
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Home construction continues to grow in New Hanover County

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video According to the latest construction activity report from the New Hanover County Development Services Center, the largest project permitted in December was a $7.6 million multi-family apartment complex on Cedar Lane in Wilmington. The second largest project was a private aircraft hangar at 1859 Dolan Drive, at a cost of $1 million. Full story...
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ON THE ROADS: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closes lane

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video The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be down to one lane heading into Brunswick County, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full story...
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'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice' Headlines

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video Get the inside scoop on the stories people are talking about in Pender County. Full story...
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NC DOT awards contract for Bonner Bridge repairs

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North Carolina has awarded a $1.8 million contract to a Pennsylvania company to repair a bridge that provides Hatteras Island with its only land link to the mainland. Full story...
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