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Leland traffic a mess for many

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videoThere is no doubt about it; sitting in traffic is a pain. A pain folks driving between Leland and Wilmington know all too well lately. Full story...
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Part of Wilmington Bypass set to open in a few months

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videoGood news for those who live in Brunswick County, a portion of the bypass that connects US 74-76 to US-17 will be done in just a few months. Full story...
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Hampstead residents speak out about plan for bypass ramp

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videoThey are for the bypass, but against the proposed mid-town ramp. Citizens for the Hampstead Bypass say the ramp would not only get rid of one of Hampstead's most popular restaurants, Saw Mill Grill, it would also eliminate historic Chapel Pond and the habitat both humans and wildlife call home. Full story...
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All lanes of US 17 back open after dump truck rolls, spills trash

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videoUS 17 is back open after an overturned dump truck closed northbound lanes near Winnabow this afternoon. Troopers say the wet road conditions caused the driver to lose control spilling garbage into the median. Full story...
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Driver charged with second DWI in two weeks after hitting car, store

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videoA Pender County man is behind bars after his second drunk driving arrest in two weeks. This time investigators say John Paulson's actions sent two people to the hospital and caused significant damage to a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Hampstead Bypass revised plan still getting complaints

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Transportation held a meeting Thursday night to get input on a revised and preliminary plan for the proposed bypass of U.S. 17 around Hampstead. The newest plan adds an interchange to the original plan that had two. Full story...
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Truck rolls over, slows traffic near Leland

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A flipped truck caused a headache and heavy traffic this afternoon for drivers heading toward Wilmington from Brunswick County. Full story...
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Traffic pattern on US 17N near Leland changes Thursday

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videoDrivers in Brunswick County can expect a change in traffic patterns near Leland later this week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Little info in hit and run that injured 12-year-old girl

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videoA late-night hit and run over the weekend left a Pender County girl in the hospital, but the details surrounding the accident are still unclear. Full story...
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Overturned log truck shuts down 17 N approaching Leland

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an overturned log truck shut down US 17 North at Brunswick Forest in Leland on Wednesday. Full story...
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Hearings underway on plans to widen US 17 in NC

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Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen US 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville. Full story...
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Two dead after crash on US 17

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Two people are dead after a crash in Onslow County early Sunday morning. It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday on US 17, just north of Holly Ridge. Full story...
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Paving work could cause delays between Leland and Wilmington

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Travelers driving between Wilmington and Leland could experience delays at night for the next few weeks. The Department of Transportation is paving US 17/74/76/421 from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Thomas Rhodes Bridge in New Hanover County to the bridge over Alligator Creek in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Feedback wanted for US 17 Corridor Study

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video Two major construction projects would dramatically change the drive between between Hampstead and Wilmington. Some residents welcome the change, but it could come at a cost for others. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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