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Is your life worth a text message?

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Cape Fear Community College and AT&T teamed up to bring a driving simulator to Union Station Friday to launch the 'It Can Wait' campaign. video You sit and try to drive as someone texts you. You must text them back quickly while still trying to stay on the road. It's not easy and it leads to crashes. Even though texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina, many drivers still do it. Full story...
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Leland Police to accept text tips

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The Leland Police Department is the first department in Brunswick County to offer text tip services to its citizens. Starting next week, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Leland Police Department by way of text. Full story...
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Drivers pledge to wait to text

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The "No Text On Board" campaign is to remind drivers that texting can wait until you're not behind the wheel. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Driver says Carolina Beach cop texting and driving, department says he did nothing wrong

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video If a police officer catches you texting and driving, you could be in trouble. But what if it's the other way around. A man driving in Carolina Beach yesterday says he caught a police officer using his phone while driving. Full story...
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Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go

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video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby. Full story...
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The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.

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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Local drivers doubt cell phone ban while driving

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video The National Transportation Safety Board says after completing its investigation into a deadly car crash in Missouri, it found that texting caused the accident that killed two people and injured 38 others. The NTSB is now recommending that every state ban the use of cell phones, hand-held or hands free, behind the wheel. Drivers in Wilmington say they don’t think it will work. Full story...
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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

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Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies. Full story...
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Police: NC man was texting before he died in wreck

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Police say an Asheville man was texting on his cell phone immediately before causing an accident that killed him and injured two people in another car. Full story...
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