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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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Meeting on ferry fare hike Tuesday in Southport

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold a meeting tomorrow about the proposed rate increase on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry and other ferry routes up the coast. Full story...
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Work on Wilmington Bypass could impact 74/76 Monday

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Progress on a new stretch of the Wilmington Bypass may mean traffic delays on another highway next week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Eagar out as port chief

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Tom Eagar is out as executive director of NC Ports. The announcement became public in a letter from NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti to business associates of the port. Full story...
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NCDOT releases study, to hold meetings on ferry fare hike

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The state Transportation Department has released a study looking at ways to raise $5 million annually by possibly raising rates on some ferry routes and adding tolls on others. Full story...
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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

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Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. Full story...
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NCDOT to suspend most road work for holiday travel

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The NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money this Thanksgiving by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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