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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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Bridge closure backs up traffic in Cape Fear region

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videoThe closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge cut off one of the main arteries in and out of Wilmington and clogged up streets in the heart of downtown. Full story...
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Bridge closure backs up traffic in Cape Fear region

The closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge cut off one of the main arteries in and out of Wilmington and clogged up streets in the heart of downtown.

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Already deemed unhealthiest, many in Columbus County won't buckle up

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video In April, Columbus County was ranked the unhealthiest in the state. Now county residents are considered the least likely in the state to wear a seat belt. Full story...
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Hearings underway on plans to widen US 17 in NC

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Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen US 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville. Full story...
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Shoaling may cause problems on Ocracoke ferry run

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State transportation officials say there could be delays, load weight restrictions and possible suspensions on the Ocracoke-Hatteras ferry run because of extreme shoaling in Hatteras Inlet. Full story...
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Cape Fear Bridge closed three nights starting next week

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The NC Department of Transportation will close the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in on three separate nights beginning Wednesday to do electrical and mechanical repairs. Full story...
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Cape Fear Skyway to be discussed with NC officials

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Leaders in the Wilmington area want to meet with North Carolina transportation officials to discuss the possibility of building a toll road almost 10 miles long that would be known as the Cape Fear Skyway. Full story...
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Transportation secretary updates I-140, Skyway Bridge projects

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti met with city leaders at City Hall. He discussed the success and failures of his department as well as the challenges facing the state going forward. Full story...
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New Hanover still among most dangerous counties to drive

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Once again, New Hanover County ranks among the most dangerous to drive in the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry schedule tweaked for 'Safe Haven' shoot

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will cancel two departures for the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry tonight for a movie shoot. The cast and crew of the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "Safe Haven" will use the Motor Vessel Southport and its crew for a shoot this evening. Full story...
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DOT announces location for proposed Military Cutoff Extension, Hampstead Bypass

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans for the highly-debated Military Cutoff Extension and Hampstead Bypass in Pender and New Hanover County. Full story...
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Brunswick County leaders question move to Myrtle Beach planning group

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video Myrtle Beach is getting ready to expand into North Carolina... sort of. The city's Metropolitan Planning Organization is moving its boundary north into Brunswick County. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to slow traffic on Mallard Drive

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Resident complaints will lead to change on Mallard Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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Southport, Wrightsville Beach get state pedestrian project grants

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Southport and Wrightsville Beach are among 13 municipalities across the state that will get help with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to $390,000 in grants awarded this month by the NC Department of Transportation. Full story...
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