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ILM starts using body scanner

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Work on the security checkpoint project finished three weeks early. It includes advanced imaging technology installed last night. Today was the first day for passengers to use the full body scanner. Full story...
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Road construction halted in NC for holiday weekend

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Motorists across North Carolina will find the going easy for the Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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Memorial bridge painting done, Holmes bridge closed late next week

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More than two years after it started painting is done on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, but as work wraps on the Memorial Bridge, expect delays next month on the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Full story...
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NCDOT suspends most road work for Memorial Day weekend

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As the summer travel season begins, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction work on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune won't reopen highway to civilians

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The commander at Camp Lejeune has turned down a request to allow civilians to resume using a state highway that runs through part of the Marine base. Full story...
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Lower gas prices creating lines at pumps

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Prices at the pump continue to fall. The Shell at Red Cross Street and N. 3rd Street in Wilmington was packed today, and they're not even lowest prices in town. Full story...
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Weekend weather delays 'road diet' reversal in Carolina Beach

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Work to reverse the controversial "road diet" in Carolina Beach did not start as planned today. The Department of Transportation says because of the weather over the weekend, the contractor who was supposed to do the reversal had to finish a different project today. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers recommend repealing new tolls

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A General Assembly committee has recommended legislation to repeal proposed new and higher tolls on North Carolina ferry routes that have been at the center of a dispute between Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and Republican legislative leaders. Full story...
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Carolina Beach business owners, residents excited about 'road diet' reversal

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videoIt's a diet that failed. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be reversing the Carolina Beach "road diet" starting Monday. Full story...
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Return of bridge painting means return of delays, closures

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Lane closures and traffic delays are back as paint crews continue working on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Work today caused major traffic, and that might be something you have to get used to. Full story...
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Expect delays, closures as bridge painting resumes

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Get ready for lane closures, detours and traffic delays. Crews will get back to work for a third year to finish the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday

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video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Soaring gas prices cracking Easter travel plans

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video With many folks getting the day off for Good Friday, this holiday weekend is usually a big one for highway travel. But with gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, many folks have altered their travel plans. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry begins spring schedule Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announces that it will begin running its normal spring/summer schedule at the Southport-Fort Fisher route Sunday. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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