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SmartMeters coming to Wilmington, red-light cameras staying

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videoYou no longer have to feed the meter ... with change, that is. Wilmington City Council decided to pay $300,000 for 460 SmartMeters to be installed after testing them out for almost a year. Full story...
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EBOLA: How safe are NC's ports?

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videoThe threat of Ebola passing through our nation's airports has been highly publicized, but what about our nation's ports... Like the one right here in Wilmington? Full story...
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Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for railroad

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Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the board voted Monday night to approve $1.8 million in tax incentives for an unnamed buyer of the line that serves Columbus County, as well as Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina. Full story...
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SmartMeters to make parking more convenient

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The city of Wilmington wants to implement new parking meters that could save you from a citation. They are called SmartMeters and city officials have been testing them out for almost a year. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver charged with DWI, four go to hospital after crash on US 421

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videoA driver has been charged with DWI after a four-car crash that shut down several lanes on US 421, causing big back-ups near the Isabel Holmes Bridge around 5 p.m. Thursday. Full story...
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Blackwell Road closure delayed for second time

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The NCDOT has delayed the closure of a road in Leland for a second time. The DOT says the closure of Blackwell Road between US 17 and NC 133 has been postponed due to utility issues. Full story...
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City posts signs showing effects of proposed street and sidewalk bond

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videoIn a little over a month, Wilmington residents will decide if a $44 million street and sidewalk bond aimed to improve walkways and roadways will pass. City officials have put up signs around the Port City to help demonstrate some of the projects impacted by the bond proposal. Full story...
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NCDOT explains Sunday's traffic jam in Leland

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videoLeland traffic is making headlines once again. Unannounced maintenance work led to a big build up of traffic last night. Today the DOT told us what they were doing and why it happened. Full story...
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Lane closure leads to big traffic jam in Leland

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videoA lane closure on the causeway between Leland and Wilmington has led to significant traffic back-ups in northern Brunswick County. Full story...
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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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Leland commuters sound off on traffic woes

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videoTraffic is a pain, and folks who commute to and from Leland know that all too well. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is trying to alleviate some of those woes, though, and tonight you got a chance to speak your mind. Full story...
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McCrory's $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

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videoThere are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory's plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: DOT hosts public meeting on Leland traffic

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videoDrivers frustrated by the traffic in Leland will have the chance to sound off tonight. The NC Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Leland Middle School. 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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Semi rolls over at busy Wilmington intersection

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videoA rolled over tractor trailer has affected traffic at a busy Wilmington intersection. Late this morning the semi rolled over at the north end of Carolina Beach Road at the intersection at Burnett Blvd. and S. 3rd Street taking out the traffic light. Full story...
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