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Proposed federal rule for school bus seat belts, safety

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is proposing new rules that would allow school districts to use federal highway safety funds to equip school buses with seat belts. Full story...
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Pender County gives planning committee suggestions on Highway 17

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Thursday night Pender County residents gave the planning committee suggestions about how to control rapid growth along Highway 17. Full story...
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Few teen drivers cited under state law that bans cell phone use

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A state law went into effect last year that bans drivers younger than 18 from talking on cell phones, but court officials say only 51 teenagers have been ticketed and only 23 convicted. Full story...
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Shallotte neighborhood fed up with speeding cars

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It's a growing problem that might be happening in your neighborhood: people driving too fast. It's an especially big problem in Shallotte's Wildwood Village. Full story...
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Easley: low-fare airline to open hub at Piedmont-Triad airport

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A low-fare airline that advertises $10 tickets will create 375 jobs over the next two years as it opens a hub at Piedmont-Triad International airport. Full story...
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Military Cutoff construction delayed again

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Military Cutoff Road construction will be delayed another week longer than the DOT's last estimate. Now the goal is November 19. Full story...
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Troopers to watch for drivers passing stopped school buses

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State troopers will watch this week for motorists who fail to stop when a school bus lets out children on North Carolina roads. Full story...
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Two dead, two recovering after truck flips

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Two people are dead and two others are recovering after the pick-up they were riding in flipped over. Full story...
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Crash test: SUVs may not be safer

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New crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety find that there are wide variations in the way mid-size SUVs protect motorists in serious side crashes. Full story...
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End in sight for Military Cutoff construction

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Construction that began three years ago along the two-mile stretch of road was scheduled to be completed by May of this year. However, because of contractual and weather-related set backs, the paving project is now slated to be completed November 13. Full story...
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North American flights now require passport

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If you're planning a trip abroad changes in passport rules may affect your comings and goings. Full story...
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Oleander gas leak ties up traffic, causes evacuation

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A gas leak on oleander drive tied up traffic and forced an evacuation Friday morning. Full story...
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Leland Plans for bike ride

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videoThe "Gateway to Brunswick County" has plans to for a new path of the two wheel variety. Residents had their chance to tell Leland town officials what they think about proposed bike trails Tuesday night. Full story...
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Officials: Small plane crashes into N.C. restaurant, 1 killed

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McCall's BBQ & Seafood Restaurant in downtown Clayton has a big hole it. That after a small plane plowed through the front entrance today. Full story...
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DOT official: State likely to accept Sunset Beach bridge bid

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A Department of Transportation engineer says the state is likely to accept the low bid to build a new Sunset Beach bridge even though it's higher than the state's estimate. Full story...
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