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Skyway plans still causing splits

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videoOpinions differ on plans to bridge the gap between Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Preliminary maps were released just this week for the proposed Skyway project, which means some residents got a glimpse at the future of their homes. Full story...
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Tanker crash shuts down NC 87 in Bladen County

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An early-morning accident involving two tanker trucks led to a big cleanup in Bladen County. It happened around 4:30 a.m. on NC 87 near the Cumberland County line. Full story...
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Crews to fix Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge next week

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Crews will repair the concrete guardrail that was damaged when a 16-year-old girl hit it in a Land Rover Friday night. Full story...
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City cuts ribbon on Front Street

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The nearly $2 million project took a little more than seven months to complete. That's three weeks ahead of schedule. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two die in wreck on Hwy 421 in Pender County

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video Two people were killed in a wreck this morning on Highway 421 in Pender County. Investigators say they ran a stop sign and were hit by a tractor-trailer. Full story...
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Wave Transit offers free fares, trip to ballgame Saturday

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In an effort to demonstrate the importance of public transportation, while improving the environment for the citizens of the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and all of Southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Alternative Transportation Day on Saturday. Full story...
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Carolina Beach braces for traffic as visitors arrive for Beach Music Festival

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video Town Manager Tim Owens says the changes were intended to slow traffic through the central business district, making it less like a thoroughfare and more pedestrian and biker friendly. People who live and work in Carolina Beach say the changes have created traffic problems. Full story...
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Cameras help ease Wilmington traffic

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In a joint project with the state Department of Transportation, the city has installed 30 cameras at major intersections in Wilmington. The new system will allow better timing and coordination of traffic signals. Full story...
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New traffic patterns downtown causing confusion

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video Ann Street used to be one-way between 5th and 3rd Streets, but now drivers can go eastbound and westbound. Also, there are new four-way stop signs at Ann and 4th Streets and Ann and 7th Streets. Full story...
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WFD offers child safety seat checks

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Each year, 975 passengers under the age of 14 die in car accidents. This week the Wilmington Fire Department will conduct child passenger seat checks to educate parents about the importance of using child restraints correctly. Full story...
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Travel chaos in Europe not impacting ILM

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A large volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down European airspace and created a domino effect to airports around the globe. Flights in and out of Wilmington, though, have not reported any significant delays. Full story...
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Airline at ILM rated among worst in US

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The 20th annual Airline Quality Rating ranked Atlantic Southeast, which flies to and from Wilmington International Airport for Delta, 17th out of 18 airlines. Full story...
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Gas prices hitting drivers hard

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AAA expects North Carolina driving costs to jump nearly $700 per driver this year thanks to the rise in gas prices. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge work starts Sunday

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Just in time for the post-Easter rush and the Azalea Festival, the Department of Transportation will start working on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge Sunday night. Full story...
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Cape Fear Transportation Plan for next 25 years - "Cape Fear Commutes 2035"

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video Do you live, work, or travel in the Cape Fear region? If so, then Cape Fear Commutes 2035 wants to hear what you think. Over the past two years they've been identifying and analyzing the biggest traffic jams, missing transportation links, and opportunities for transportation improvements in the Wilmington area. Now is the time to see what they've been up to. Full story...
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