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NCHP: 13 dead in Memorial Day weekend crashes

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The Highway Patrol says at least 13 people died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. That number includes three deaths in our area. Full story...
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Nearly 200 Canadians stranded in Wilmington after flight diverted

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videoNearly 200 Canadians have been stranded in Wilmington for almost 24 hours. The group was on the way to Montreal when a medical emergency diverted their plane to Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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All lanes of Snow's Cut Bridge back open in time for summer

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video Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island are getting a break from traffic tie-ups. All four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge are back open, and just in time for the summer rush. Full story...
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Work on I-40 bridge will mean detour next week

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Work on the I-40 bridge in Castle Hayne will mean a detour for drivers starting this weekend. Beginning Friday NC Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 East bridge near mile marker 414 weather permitting. Full story...
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Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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DOT: Snow's Cut Bridge should be open this weekend

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Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island should soon get a break from backed-up traffic. The NCDOT says all four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge should be back open by this weekend. Full story...
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Bridge work to close part of River Road this week

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videoBridge work will mean a closure on part of River Road in New Hanover County this week. The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed River Road 2.9 miles south of Sanders Drive in both direction at 8 a.m. The closure continues until Friday at 5 p.m. Full story...
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Developer, DOT to hold public meeting for Market Street plans

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videoThe NCDOT and a developer that wants to build a new retail center on Market Street in Porters Neck will hold a public meeting later this month. Full story...
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Skyway, other turnpike projects removed from NC House bill

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Three contentious turnpike projects are no longer included in Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul. The House Appropriations Committee adopted a new version of the bill Tuesday that removed the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge from the plan. Full story...
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Turnpike projects, including Cape Fear Skyway, added to McCrory's road overhaul

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Some North Carolina lawmakers say approving Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul will be a bit harder after a House committee added several turnpike projects to the bill. Full story...
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