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Who needs a GPS? NCDOT releases transportation map

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation is filling the need of people who prefer unfolding a map to digital technology. Full story...
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Rabon sponsors bill to raise speed limit to 75

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videoSen. Bill Rabon filed a bill yesterday in the state legislature that would raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads. The bill would allow the DOT to set a maximum speed limit of 75 miles an hour on certain interstates. Full story...
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Mechanical problem causes Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry delays

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will experience some schedule changes on Monday. According to the DOT, a mechanical problem on one of the ferries is causing delays to the departure schedules from both Southport and Fort Fisher. Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: ILM to add direct flight to NYC

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Wilmington International Airport is adding a third nonstop flight to New York City, at least for the summer. Full story...
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Windy Wednesday could foul ferries

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videoWindy weather could cut ferry routes tomorrow, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. NCDOT Ferry Division crews have prepared their docks to be ready in case routes need to be shut down when the storm arrives, making ferry travel potentially unsafe. Full story...
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US Airways adds second flight between ILM and DC

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videoUS Airways has announced it is adding service between Wilmington and the nation's capital. The airline announced today it will run a second daily, non-stop flight between Wilmington International Airport and Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, starting April 1. Full story...
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American, US Air merger could bring more options, higher fares to ILM

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video It is official. American Airlines and US Airways plan to merge and create the world's biggest airline. So what does this mean for air travelers at Wilmington International Airport? Full story...
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AMR, US Airways Said to Agree on Terms for Merger

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videoThe board of bankrupt American Airlines parent AMR Corp. is meeting now to vote on a merger with US Airways Group Inc. after the two sides reached a tentative agreement that would create the world’s largest carrier, people familiar with the matter said. Full story...
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TSA screener arrested and fired for taking money from suitcase

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Police in Charlotte said a Transportation Security Administration screener was arrested and fired from his job for taking money from someone's suitcase. Full story...
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Holiday travel rush gets underway

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videoWe are just four days from Christmas. That means the holiday travel season is in full swing. The kids are out of school. Parents are off work. All that's left now is the long ride home for the holidays. AAA says whether it's by train, plane, or automobile more than 93 million Americans are heading home for the holidays. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Thanksgiving 'Click it or Ticket' underway

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video Through Sunday, law enforcement across the state will crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts. It's part of the Thanksgiving "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Full story...
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AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly

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The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they'll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight. Full story...
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US Airways adds daily direct flight from ILM to DC

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US Airways says it will launch daily non-stop service from Wilmington International Airport to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, starting February 1. Full story...
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Flight cancellations continue at ILM after Sandy

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As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue moving through the northeast, the ripple effect continues to be felt across the country, including here in Wilmington. Full story...
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