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Hear what pilots had to say after finding ILM runway systems shut down

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video A scary situation in mid-air has Wilmington's airport making national headlines. Construction work is being done at night, but what's being called "human error" led to the runway lights being shut off an hour early Wednesday night. That left pilots with no way to land their planes. Full story...
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Wilmington dad upset with new airline policy for unaccompanied minors

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videoA small change to a major airline's policy is causing some big problems for one Wilmington dad. The father of 13-year-old twins says he's been flying his kids from Wilmington to Detroit with a connection in Charlotte ever since he moved here in January. But he says a new airline policy now makes that trip impossible. 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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MARINO ON MONEY: What to buy in September

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videoThis week's Marino on Money takes a closer look at the month of September Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD: Pumped up for free gas!

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videoGas prices have dipped a bit, but at well over $3 a gallon, it is far from cheap! That is, unless the WWAY Surprise Squad buys it for you. 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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Bus service connecting Wilmington with Fayetteville, Charlotte starts

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The Queen City-Coastal Connector intercity bus, operated by Horizon Coach Lines, will add service to Wilmington, Whiteville and Lumberton to its existing route to Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Rockingham, Wadesboro, Monroe and Charlotte. Full story...
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Brunswick, New Hanover crashes among 16 traffic deaths during holiday weekend

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least 16 people died on highways across the state during Memorial Day weekend based on preliminary reports. That number includes a fatal accident each in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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NC House bill would require registration, insurance for mopeds

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Though police say the driver of the car was at fault in a crash that killed a moped driver Wednesday night, the incident has brought the question of moped safety once again front and center. Full story...
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AAA: 980,000 North Carolinians driving on holiday

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Gas prices are up an average of 20 cents a gallon more than last year, but AAA-Carolinas reports the highest number of North Carolinians in nine years will take to the highways this Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. 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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ILM hopes packages to NY will bring in more business

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video Are you looking for a weekend trip or getaway? Wilmington International Airport is looking to boost passenger numbers by offering travel packages to the Big Apple. Full story...
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Area airports get funding through state program

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Wilmington International Airport and Jacksvonille's Albert J. Ellis Airport are getting some financial help from a state program. Full story...
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Flight cancellations starting to thaw at ILM

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videoWith Valentine's Day around the corner, this is usually a busy week at ILM as travelers come in and out to see their loved ones, but that has not been so easy since the winter weather hit. ILM has had 25 outgoing flights cancelled since the ice hit Tuesday. Full story...
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