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Consulting firm wins $98,000 contract to review NC Highway Patrol

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A consulting company has been hired to conduct an in-depth review of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Full story...
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Greensboro school bus crash injures 6 students, driver in critical condition

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Six elementary school students and a bus driver were hurt when their school bus flipped over near Greensboro. Full story...
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20 killed statewide in vehicle wrecks over holiday

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least 20 people died in vehicle accidents during the busy Thanksgiving travel period. Full story...
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Military Cutoff construction winding down

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Officials say the project should be finished in about a week and a half. Full story...
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Travelers could see higher gas prices

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People traveling on the road are seeing higher gas prices yet again. Oil prices are getting closer and closer to $100 a barrel. Full story...
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ILM running smoothly in face of holiday rush

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Wednesday is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and airports nationwide are going nonstop, including Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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AAA: holiday travelers pay 88 cents more per gallon than in '06

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More than 1.5 million travelers from North Carolina and South Carolina are expected to take car trips over the Thanksgiving holiday. Full story...
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Private developers could expand Brunswick County road

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It's an interesting way to have developers help pave the way for growth. Full story...
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NC working to make school buses safer

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videoNorth Carolina is at the forefront in an effort to make school buses safer. US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters wants higher seatbacks and seat belts in buses and she made case here in the state today. Her timing was ironic. Monday morning a news helicopter captured frightening images after a car crashed into a school bus in Granville County. Full story...
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Highway Patrol watching for speeders

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The Highway Patrol is reminding drivers their speed will be closely monitored by troopers in cars and aircraft during the Thanksgiving holiday. Full story...
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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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