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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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Community speaks out about new NCDOT Hampstead bypass plan

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videoA revised plan for the Highway 17 bypass project has some people concerned. The NC Department of Transportation says the new interchange will help with excess traffic. But neighbors say it's a waste of money, and they want to keep the area preserved. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed to overnight traffic starting Monday

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach bridge will be closed to nightly traffic beginning tomorrow. The bridge will be shut down from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full story...
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Replacing N. 3rd St. Bridge could impact Azalea Festival Parade

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video The North Third Street Bridge in downtown Wilmington is in desperate need of repairs. The bridge was built in 1920 and will take a year to replace, but replacing the bridge would have a major impact on of the biggest events in the Port City. Full story...
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UPDATE: Nearly 1,800 arrested for DWI in 'Booze It & Lose It' campaign

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State transportation officials say almost 1,800 motorists were arrested on North Carolina highways for driving while impaired during an Independence Day operation. Full story...
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NCDOT suspends highway construction for July 4th

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is suspending most of its construction projects on the state's highways to help keep the July 4 holiday traffic flowing smoothly. Full story...
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Bridge replacement to close two Brunswick Co. roads for months

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work to replace two bridges will close two roads for several months starting next week. Full story...
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Memorial for hit and run victim removed

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videoAfter 27-year-old cyclist Zachary Paul Tyler was killed in a hit and run accident near the 7000 block of Wrightsville Avenue earlier this June, a memorial stood in his honor. Now, the spot where Zachary died is bare. "Zachary had only died right here less than a week, and the NCDOT came and removed it," said mother Beverly Tyler. Full story...
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