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Transportation

NCDOT to hold meeting on plan to replace Surf City Swing Bridge

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting July 29 about the proposed replacement of the Topsail Island Bridge in Surf City. Full story...
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'Dimple' in road at Market and Kerr intersection

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videoWhat witnesses are calling a dimple, or the start of a sinkhole, is forming at Market Street and Kerr Avenue in Wilmington. 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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An 'Uber' trendy way to get around

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videoThe ride sharing application Uber just launched its services here in The Port City. Wilmington is among the first five cities in the state using the transportation system. Uber drivers get you where you need to go using their own car and taxi companies aren't too happy about it. Full story...
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Work begins to widen highway between Wilmington, Leland

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videoBig changes are coming on the roads in Brunswick County. It might not look like much right now, but by the end of next year US 17/74/76 will go from four lanes to six between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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NC Senate puts insurance requirement in moped bill

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North Carolina senators are considering a bill to require moped drivers to have insurance for the vehicles. A Senate committee approved the bill Wednesday. Full story...
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NC House approves bill to register mopeds

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The North Caroilna House is backing new regulations for mopeds, requiring that the vehicles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles just like motorcycles. Full story...
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FBI investigating hacked NCDOT digital road signs

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the FBI is looking into a group that hacked into at least five digital road signs yesterday, including one in New Hanover County. 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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City Council holds public hearing on new budget, transportation bond proposal

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videoWilmington City Council heard from the public over their recommended city budget Tuesday night. The $145 million plan includes a $91 million general fund. 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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New chief looking to grow state ports

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videoThe North Carolina Ports Authority has a new executive director. On his second day on the job, Paul Cozza, who comes to the Port City from the Boston area, says he is excited to get started. Full story...
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Shuttle service offered before and after Azalea Parade

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videoShuttle services are offered for the Azalea Festival Parade. Wave Transit is running their shuttle service from the Wells Fargo Bank at Independence Mall to the corner of 2nd and Dock Streets downtown. Service begins at 7 a.m. and runs until the parade begins. Full story...
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