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FBI investigating hacked NCDOT digital road signs

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the FBI is looking into a group that hacked into at least five digital road signs yesterday, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Brunswick, New Hanover crashes among 16 traffic deaths during holiday weekend

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least 16 people died on highways across the state during Memorial Day weekend based on preliminary reports. That number includes a fatal accident each in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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NC House bill would require registration, insurance for mopeds

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Though police say the driver of the car was at fault in a crash that killed a moped driver Wednesday night, the incident has brought the question of moped safety once again front and center. Full story...
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City Council holds public hearing on new budget, transportation bond proposal

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videoWilmington City Council heard from the public over their recommended city budget Tuesday night. The $145 million plan includes a $91 million general fund. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. Full story...
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New chief looking to grow state ports

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videoThe North Carolina Ports Authority has a new executive director. On his second day on the job, Paul Cozza, who comes to the Port City from the Boston area, says he is excited to get started. Full story...
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Shuttle service offered before and after Azalea Parade

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videoShuttle services are offered for the Azalea Festival Parade. Wave Transit is running their shuttle service from the Wells Fargo Bank at Independence Mall to the corner of 2nd and Dock Streets downtown. Service begins at 7 a.m. and runs until the parade begins. Full story...
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Ex-Chowan commissioner Goodwin is NC ferry chief

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The head of Gov. Pat McCrory's eastern North Carolina office is the next state ferry system director. The Department of Transportation announced Monday that Ed Goodwin has replaced longtime system employee Harold Thomas, who was director since late 2011. Full story...
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Study: Area's bad roads costing Wilmington drivers big bucks

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videoA new study shows 48 percent of major roads in the Wilmington area are in either poor or mediocre condition. That costs each Wilmington driver more than $1,350 a year. Full story...
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ILM hopes packages to NY will bring in more business

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video Are you looking for a weekend trip or getaway? Wilmington International Airport is looking to boost passenger numbers by offering travel packages to the Big Apple. Full story...
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Area airports get funding through state program

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Wilmington International Airport and Jacksvonille's Albert J. Ellis Airport are getting some financial help from a state program. Full story...
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Hampstead residents speak out about plan for bypass ramp

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videoThey are for the bypass, but against the proposed mid-town ramp. Citizens for the Hampstead Bypass say the ramp would not only get rid of one of Hampstead's most popular restaurants, Saw Mill Grill, it would also eliminate historic Chapel Pond and the habitat both humans and wildlife call home. Full story...
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NCDOT discusses ferry toll increase proposal

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video In 2013 the North Carolina General Assembly gave the ferry system an ultimatum to increase fee’s and raise more money or compete for money from the general fund like every other mode of transportation. Full story...
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Wilmington not sure how much money it needs for road projects

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video Wilmington City Council has formed a committee to work on a transportation bond initiative that could help ease traffic congestion here in the Port City. But at what price? Full story...
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Ice causing big problems on area roadways

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videoThe snowy and icy conditions are causing a lot of crashes all around the region. Some usually busy roads have been shut down or seen traffic grind to a halt. Full story...
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