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DOT already busy getting roads ready for storm threat

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videoSoutheastern North Carolina is bracing for what could be a winter weather mess. Meanwhile the Department of Transportation has been busy preparing to keep the roads safe. Full story...
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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes

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The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries. Full story...
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As ILM loses DC flights, new destinations could be on horizon

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videoWilmington International Airport is losing one of its daily non-stop flights to our nation's capital, but it could gain flights to other popular destinations. Full story...
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All lanes of US 17 back open after dump truck rolls, spills trash

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videoUS 17 is back open after an overturned dump truck closed northbound lanes near Winnabow this afternoon. Troopers say the wet road conditions caused the driver to lose control spilling garbage into the median. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher midday ferry runs canceled Tuesday for ramp repairs

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videoMidday departures on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route have been canceled for Tuesday in order to make repairs on the ramp and gantry at the Southport Ferry Terminal. Full story...
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Neighbors say unannounced railroad work a big headache

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videoMaintenance work on Brunswick County railroad track is causing some big headaches for neighbors as they try to go about their daily routine. "Today it was like, 'What's going on here?'" said Ronn Pifer, who lives nearby. Full story...
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Passenger train to Charlotte delayed after hitting 2 people in 2 cities

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A train on its way to Charlotte was delayed after hitting two people in Durham and in Greensboro, according to authorities. Full story...
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Bridge replacement to shut stretch of Brunswick Co. road till late May

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videoConstruction to replace a 62-year-old Brunswick County bridge in bad shape begins today. That means road closures that some people say are quite an inconvenience. The project to replace the bridge between Bolivia and Oak Island closes Midway Road between Gilbert and Lewis Loop roads until late May leaves some nearby businesses wondering how they will survive. Full story...
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Attempt to move grounded ferry fails, injured passengers out of hospital

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videoA day after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground hurting more than a dozen people, the boat is still stranded on a sandbar. Meanwhile we are no closer to finding out who the captain was or what caused the grounding. Full story...
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ILM approved for TSA Pre-Check program

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videoFrequent flyers will now have a greater incentive to travel through Wilmington International Airport and a shorter wait to get to their gate. The Transportation Security Administration has approved ILM to be part of TSA's Pre-Check program. Full story...
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Emergency declaration issued for Bonner Bridge

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North Carolina's governor has declared an emergency at the Bonner Bridge, which state officials have closed because they say it's unsafe. Full story...
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NCDOT designates Airlie Road as state’s newest Scenic Byway

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videoThe 1.5-mile stretch of road, which runs from Wrightsville Avenue and parallels the Intracoastal Waterway before terminating at U.S. 74/76 west of the Heide-Trask Drawbridge, was selected for the designation due to its natural beauty and historical features. Full story...
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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems. Full story...
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11 hurt in Yadkin County school bus crash

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Eleven people have been hurt in a school bus crash in Yadkin County. Investigators say there were 20 students and a driver on the bus from Forbush Middle and Forbush High schools when the bus ran off a road and turned on its side around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday in Yadkinville. Full story...
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'I-40 Challenge' ends with no deaths on interstate

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol says an effort to make I-40 safer from coast to coast during Thanksgiving ended with no deaths on the interstate, which stretches more than 2,500 miles from Wilmington to Barstow, CA. Full story...
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