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Pedestrian fatally hit by 18-wheeler

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A pedestrian is dead after being hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened around 3:30 Wednesday morning just before the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Most road construction to stop for Memorial Day weekend

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The state Department of Transportation says it will suspend most road construction over the Memorial Day holiday to help ease traffic delays and improve driving conditions. Full story...
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Man shot at end of Interstate 40 chase dies

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A man shot by law enforcement officers died hours after he was shot as he climbed out of a car involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 40. Full story...
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High gas costs affecting food prices

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Those painful prices at the pump are affecting your wallets in more ways than one. Food and produce prices are also creeping up due to the increases in fuel costs. Last month, food prices rose three-point-nine percent nationwide over last year's numbers. Full story...
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State leaders say it's time to clamp down on speeders

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State lawmakers may soon put the breaks on speeding loopholes. Full story...
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Are hybrid cars as environmentally friendly as we think?

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When it comes to saving money on gas, they seem like a good option. But are hybrid cars really as environmentally friendly as we think? When it comes to going green, consumers are increasingly turning to alternative cars. Full story...
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US 17 closed near Shallotte after deadly accident

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One woman is dead after an early morning accident in Brunswick County. The crash shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 17 for more than four hours. The road is back open now, but that doesn't mean the problems are over. Highway Patrol says the driver of the car was trying to cross over 17 South from Main Street in Shallotte. Full story...
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May declared as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Spring means warm weather and the seasonal return of motorcycles on North Carolina's highways. Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett announced today that May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to remind motorists of the importance of motorcycle safety and sharing the road. Full story...
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Several weekend crashes kill at least 11 people in North Carolina

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Weekend crashes killed at least eleven people in North Carolina and injured ten others. The causes of the accidents ranged from speeding to improper merging. Full story...
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Couple charged for in-flight friskiness goes on trial today

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A California couple facing federal charges for allegedly engaging in sexual activity while on an airplane will go to trial today in Wilmington. Full story...
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