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Carolina Beach Town Council votes to reverse 'road diet' plan

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night in favor of reversing Lake Park Boulevard back to four lanes. With so many complaints and overwhelming opposition to the “road diet,” many are saying its about time that the road goes back to the way it was. Full story...
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NC town considers ban on cell phones while driving

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Chapel Hill town officials are tired of waiting for the state to decide whether to ban cell phone use while driving and will take up the question themselves. Full story...
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Truck driver charged in New Hanover man's death

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Police have now arrested a 20-year-old truck driver in the death of a motorcycle rider in Wilmington. Full story...
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More than 12,000 drivers cited in recent "Click it or Ticket" campaign

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The state transportation secretary says more than 12,000 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during a two-week campaign. Full story...
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Carolina Beach councilman says road diet must go

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video The road diet in Carolina Beach has caused headaches for residents, businesses and visitors since it was implemented. Now a town council member says the whole project was a bad idea and says tourists are not going to come back because of the traffic. Full story...
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Carolina Beach to reconsider road diet

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videoCarolina Beach made the change to the pattern a year ago to help regulate traffic conditions on Lake Park Blvd. Instead many people say it has done quite the opposite. Full story...
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As summer nears, "Click it or Ticket" cracks down

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As the unofficial start of summer approaches, law enforcement across the state wants to make sure you're buckled up when you hit the road. Full story...
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DOT shows off plans to ease Wilmington-Leland congestion

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video Drivers throughout our area have one common gripe: traffic. The roads between Wilmington and Leland are especially frustrating, but the state has some plans that could make the trip a little easier. Full story...
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I-140, I-40 ramp back open after semi flips

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A flipped tractor-trailer tied up traffic from I-140 to I-40 in New Hanover County this morning. The truck was carrying a metal turbine weighing 58,000 pounds. It ended up in a ditch next to the overturned semi. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach taxi ticket sparks reaction

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videoYesterday we told you about a cab driver ticketed in Wrightsville Beach for pulling over and picking up a customer. Today we hear from those familiar with the island to see what they have to say about the incident. Full story...
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Brunswick County law enforcement watching drivers closely this weekend.

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video If you are planning to drive in Brunswick County this week, plan to break your bad driving habits. Law enforcement will be on the look out for dangerous drivers. And people we spoke to like that plan. Full story...
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City, county celebrate new bus transfer station

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Seven years of work has finally paid off. The region's first indoor bus transfer facility is here. Full story...
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DOT will review River Road safety after crash kills two cyclists

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The accident Sunday that killed a father and son bicycling on River Road in New Hanover County has many people asking questions about the road and its safety. Full story...
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Painting to close bridge nightly through late July

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The DOT says the bridge will be closed in both directions each night so crews can finish a painting project that started a year ago. Full story...
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Grant to help with transportation planning in Wilmington area

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The Wilmington area is getting some financial assistance to work on bike and other transportation issues. Full story...
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