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Transportation

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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DOT ready with salt for icy fight on the roads

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videoThe North Carolina DOT is working to deal with icy roads. They have been using a limited amount of brine on the roads because of the rain, but 335 tons of salt fill the warehouses at the maintenance yard in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Get your salty car cleaned now or risk serious damage

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video Now that the snow has passed, it's time to get that salt off your vehicle... or else risk rust. Full story...
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MELTING AWAY: Roads improve as thaw begins

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Life is finally starting to return to normal around the region as a long-awaited thaw has begun. Despite light precipitation overnight, temperatures at or above freezing aided the work of road crews as southeastern North Carolina begins to defrost from a winter storm that will be long remembered for its ice than snow in many areas. Full story...
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ICED OVER: Storm gone, but frozen impact still grips region

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videoA day after a potent winter storm passed through southeastern North Carolina, the region is still gripped by the storm's impact. What little thawing of roads was possible yesterday, when temperatures never reached above the freezing point, refroze overnight, leaving anyone who does need to drive today with an icy ride. Full story...
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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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