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NC road deaths up over Thanksgiving

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The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 17 people who died on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The holiday period officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ended at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, the highway patrol investigated ten fatal crashes. Full story...
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NCDOT recommends sponsoring highway clean-up

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A study by the N.C. Board of Transportation is suggesting sponsorship for highway litter removal and rest areas, as well as increasing certain fees as a means of easing the burden on taxpayer funds for services it provides. The recommendations were released on Wednesday after the NCDOT study which was directed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Weekend road repairs scheduled in Wilmington

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Weekend roadwork at two locations could cause slowdowns in the Wilmington area. Full story...
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Hickory teen dies in wreck, driver charged

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A Hickory teen has died in a wreck and another teen has been charged with driving while impaired. Local media outlets reported that 17-year-old Jay Robertson died in the wreck Sunday evening. The 17-year-old who was driving the car also has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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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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NCDOT to begin widening of US421/I-40 Business

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N.C. Department of Transportation work crews are gearing up for widening a two-lane stretch of U.S. 421/Interstate 40 Business in Kernersville. Full story...
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$55M Wilmington transportation bond heads to November ballot

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videoIt's now up to Wilmington voters to either pass or reject a transportation bond. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the $55 million bond and put it on the November ballot. Full story...
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McCrory, NC DOT secretary worried about road money

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Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration's transportation leaders are worried about the future of state and federal funding sources to pay for roads and bridges in North Carolina. Full story...
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Study: Area's bad roads costing Wilmington drivers big bucks

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videoA new study shows 48 percent of major roads in the Wilmington area are in either poor or mediocre condition. That costs each Wilmington driver more than $1,350 a year. Full story...
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Wilmington not sure how much money it needs for road projects

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video Wilmington City Council has formed a committee to work on a transportation bond initiative that could help ease traffic congestion here in the Port City. But at what price? Full story...
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