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Residents react to Cape Fear Skyway project

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videoNot everyone is happy about the Cape Fear Skyway proposed highrise bridge. The project would connect New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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Interstate 40 crash leaves 38 hogs dead

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A crash on Interstate 40 near Clyde killed 38 hogs. Officials closed the stretch of the freeway in Haywood County for eleven hours while crews cleaned the grisly scene. Full story...
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Hoax bomb threat shuts down bridge

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A bomb threat brought traffic going onto Topsail Island to a standstill Thursday. Officials closed the Surf City Bridge around 11:30 Thursday morning. Full story...
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Drivers still feeling pain at pump

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The price of gas is getting lower, but is it low enough to keep people traveling this summer? This past May we saw some of the highest gas prices on record. But recently prices have fallen down to $2.93 in the Wilmington metro area. Full story...
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Segway store opens in downtown Wilmington

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videoYou may have seen police officers patrolling the streets on Segways in downtown Wilmington. But you may start seeing more than just police riding the transporters soon. Full story...
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Charlotte man converts car to veggie oil, gets fined by state

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Bob Teixeira, a Charlotte guitar teacher, took a stand against US dependence on foreign oil last fall. He spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He buys soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, which costs him about a third more than diesel. Full story...
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Local gas station selling bio-diesel

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The wait will soon be over for those looking for a more environmentally friendly fuel. By noon Friday bio-diesel will be available in our area. It's an eco-friendly fuel for eco-minded drivers. It's called B20, a special blend of 20 percent bio-diesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. Full story...
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Driver in fatal wreck confounds police with ID

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A man who told police he was driving a stolen vehicle that crashed into a car and killed a Cary man is being held on $1 million bond because authorities can't confirm who he is. Full story...
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Proposed bill could double car tax

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From gas prices to increased property taxes, many local residents will have some extra expenses this year. And if a new statewide bill is passed, you can add a new car tax to that list. That proposed legislation could more than double taxes paid by car buyers. Full story...
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Five members of North Carolina family killed in I-95 accident

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Five members of a North Carolina family have died in a wreck in Virginia. Full story...
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Some gas prices inching down

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Gasoline prices have inched below three dollars a gallon in some areas after shooting up quickly two weeks ago. Full story...
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Edwards wants probe of high gas prices

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Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says a wave of mergers in the oil industry should be investigated to see what impact they've had on soaring gasoline prices. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy in critical condition at hospital

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Deputy Bill Curry wrecked his motorcycle on the Martin Luther King Parkway a little before noon Tuesday. Full story...
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Tall ship docks in Wilmington, offers chance for ten-day voyage

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As we've been reporting the Prince William tall ship is making a pit stop in the Port City this week. It's on its way from Charleston, S.C. to Nova Scotia, Canada. So what's it really like on this British beauty? Full story...
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FAA promises plan for holiday travel relief

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As millions of us plan ahead for our Memorial Day vacations we have to make allowances for airport delays. But a new plan by the federal government promises some relief for the weary air traveler. Full story...
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