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DOT already busy getting roads ready for storm threat

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videoSoutheastern North Carolina is bracing for what could be a winter weather mess. Meanwhile the Department of Transportation has been busy preparing to keep the roads safe. Full story...
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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes

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The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher midday ferry runs canceled Tuesday for ramp repairs

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videoMidday departures on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route have been canceled for Tuesday in order to make repairs on the ramp and gantry at the Southport Ferry Terminal. Full story...
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Whiteville to consider sidewalk dining ordinance

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video From fine dining to southern soul food Columbus County residents say you can get it all in Whiteville. However, if you were planning on sitting outside and enjoying your dinner you’re out of luck. One business owner is now seeking to change all of that. Full story...
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NC high-tech driver's license project moving ahead

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A dispute between North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles and a company picked to create high-tech driver's licenses for the state appears resolved for now. Full story...
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NCDOT designates Airlie Road as state’s newest Scenic Byway

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videoThe 1.5-mile stretch of road, which runs from Wrightsville Avenue and parallels the Intracoastal Waterway before terminating at U.S. 74/76 west of the Heide-Trask Drawbridge, was selected for the designation due to its natural beauty and historical features. Full story...
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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems. Full story...
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City: Second Love Grove access won't come quick or cheap

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videoWilmington leaders have been looking for a second way in and out of the Love Grove community for decades. A June train derailment that cut the neighborhood off proved the need again. Full story...
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NCDOT apologizes for inappropriate traffic alert messages

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Transportation is apologizing for a series of inappropriate traffic alert messages. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners support median project

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners have thrown their support behind a plan aimed at making Market Street safer. Commissioners today voted to support NCDOT efforts to get money to build landscaped medians on Market between MLK Parkway and Station Rd. and between Middle Sound Loops Rd. and Mendenhall Dr./Marsh Oaks Dr. Full story...
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Workers not happy as shutdown threatens jobs, pay

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video Federal workers at Sunny Point formed a picket line at the ammunition depot's main entrance today. For these members of the American Federation of Government Workers, it's their way of protesting a government shutdown that could send them home to wait for paychecks. Full story...
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New 'Tag and Tax Together' program begins Sunday

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videoNorth Carolina motorists are going to have to pay their vehicle property tax and registration bill at the same time if they want to get their tags. Full story...
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Lane closures tonight on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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The NCDOT says there will be intermittent closures of both the east and westbound right lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge tonight weather permitting. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge to close for painting

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The only way to drive on and off Wrightsville Beach will be closed for four night next month as crews paint. All lanes of the Heide Trask Drawbridge are scheduled to be closed overnight Sept. 8-11 from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. weather permitting. 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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