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Crews working on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge until 5 p.m.

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Traffic off of Wrightsville Beach could be slowed through the afternoon today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the westbound right lane of US 74/76 at the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway until 5 p.m. to perform bridge maintenance. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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NC Auditor report criticizes rural Vanpool program

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The North Carolina auditor's office says a state program that provides transportation service to rural areas was grossly mismanaged. Full story...
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Lane closures on US 17/74/76 bridges near Leland Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes on the US 17/74/76 Bridges across the Brunswick River in Leland Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Full story...
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Judge takes no action on new NC billboard rules

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A judge says it's too early to step into a dispute over new rules allowing billboard companies to cut down more trees around their North Carolina signs. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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Spill forces lane closure on S. College Road for hours

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The truck hauling road paving material began to leak while traveling north on S. College Road. The driver said he thought a cleaning liquid mixed with the tar he was carrying, causing it to expand and spill over the top of the truck. Full story...
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Memorial Bridge lane closures planned for tonight, March

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Bridge work will mean lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night. There will be intermittent closures several days next month, as well. Full story...
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NCDOT gets approval to toll Interstate 95

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North Carolina has secured the third and final slot in a pilot program allowing states to pursue tolling on existing interstates. The N.C. Department of Transportation applied for the Federal Highway Administration Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program as a way to fund necessary improvements to Interstate 95 throughout North Carolina. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes

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The state Department of Transportation is holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that would start three years later. Full story...
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NC DOT hears from public on I-95 expansion, tolls

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public about the benefits of widening and improving Interstate 95, and the possible cost from charging tolls to travel the highway. Full story...
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DOT presents potential ferry rate increases

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Cape Fear residents had their voices heard Tuesday night on proposed rate hikes on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. Full story...
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