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Auto show attracts car lovers

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videoThe Coastal Carolina Auto Show was held Saturday at Mayfaire Town Center. Local dealerships showcased their 2015 models to the car lovers all over the southeast North Carolina region for the free event. Full story...
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Heavy traffic beginning of Labor Day weekend

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videoThe last holiday weekend brought more traffic to the Port City. Full story...
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GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

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General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. Full story...
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Wilmington man gets ready for 'Great Race' down east coast

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video Antique cars lovers are gathering this weekend to race 2,100 miles along the east coast. People from all over the United States are competing, but it's not just the top cash prize that drives the participants. Full story...
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Nicholas Sparks movie looking to rent classic cars

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video"The Longest Ride" hits the streets of Wilmington next week as shooting starts for the latest Nicholas Sparks book turned movie The story takes us back in time. Folks working on the movie are looking to rent your antique cars. Full story...
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Report: More info needed to assess NC driver's ed

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The North Carolina legislature's government watchdog agency says the state still does not have a good handle on how effective local driver's education programs for high school students are financially or how well they produce safe drivers. Full story...
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Several cars set on fire and vandalized at Isaac's Auto and Towing

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videoThe owner of an auto shop spent his labor day sweeping up glass, and picking through the charred remains of vandalized cars at his shop off Market Street. Owner, Isaac Rodriguez says he just opened his shop a few months ago, but after several cars were vandalized over the weekend, he says he is struggling to pick up the pieces. Full story...
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Police warn of rash of car break-ins in Pine Valley

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Wilmington Police want to alert Pine Valley residents about a recent rash of car break-ins. Police say they got reports of 10 break-ins in a 24-hour period from Saturday to Sunday. Full story...
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NC auto dealers say they'll keep fighting Tesla

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North Carolina auto dealers say they're moving ahead with a bill updating franchise laws without a provision that effectively bans the business model of electric car manufacturer Tesla. Full story...
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Consumer Reports announces best cars of the year

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videoLast year, not a single vehicle from Honda made it onto Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, three models from the automaker—the Accord, CR-V and Odyssey—have earned positions in the list, which has new winners in seven of its ten categories. Two sister vehicles, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, tied in the Sports Cars category. Full story...
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CFCC hosts fuel-efficient car show

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video Cape Fear Community College hosted a somewhat different car show today. Instead of powerful engines and custom paint jobs, the vehicles were judged on economical and environmental performance. Full story...
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Saffo wants to alert residents via certified mail about the Market Street Corridor Plan

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video Many drivers out there try to avoid driving on Market Street for one reason or another. Now the city of Wilmington is planning ahead and looking to make some major changes but like everything else it'll take time and money. The city presented its plan on how to make it's mark on Market Street. Full story...
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Dealership waits for approval

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Toyota is still recalling different models of its vehicles and the production of those models remains at a stand-still. Employees at Wilmington's Toyota dealership are doing what they can to accommodate the owners of those recalled vehicles. More than five million cars in the U.S. have been affected by this recall. Toyota of Wilmington was forced to pull about half of it's inventory off the lots. Full story...
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Toyota owners wondering what to do about recall

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videoOwners could find themselves in a dangerous situation. Their gas pedals are sticking. In the worst case scenario the car accelerates uncontrollably. Full story...
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