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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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Pedestrians killed in accidents last week identified

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videoWilmington Police have released the names of two out-of-state pedestrians killed in separate crashes last week. Full story...
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10 holiday weekend crashes claim 10 lives on NC roads

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol says at least ten people died in traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including one in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Travelers deal with rain and snow on the way to the Cape Fear

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videoThe storm that swept across the country this week caused quite a mess for people who flew or drove to get to family. While weather wasn't too bad Wednesday in the Cape Fear, it wasn't easy for some people to get here to celebrate Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Second pedestrian hit and killed in two nights

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videoAnother person has died while trying to cross a Wilmington street. It happened in the 1900 Block of Eastwood Road around 8:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 70-year-old South Carolina man lying in the road. Full story...
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NC troopers to patrol I-40 during holiday

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Motorists using Interstate 40 will see a significant presence from the NC Highway Patrol during the Thanksgiving holiday. The patrol is joining its counterparts across the nation in a campaign focused solely on I-40. Full story...
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Seat belt enforcement paying off for one area county

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video Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state are targeting speeders and aggressive drivers this holiday. Officers are also focusing on increasing seat belt use during the busy holiday weekend and beyond. Full story...
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City: Second Love Grove access won't come quick or cheap

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videoWilmington leaders have been looking for a second way in and out of the Love Grove community for decades. A June train derailment that cut the neighborhood off proved the need again. Full story...
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Driver OK after blacking out, driving truck into creek

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videoPortions of Pine Grove Dr. in Wilmington were closed this afternoon after a man drove his truck into Hewlett's Creek. Full story...
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Work to cut ferry runs Wednesday and Thursday

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The NC Department of Transportation is cutting some midday runs on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The schedule will be affected Wednesday and Thursday as crews complete maintenance on ferry ramps at both terminals. video Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners support median project

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners have thrown their support behind a plan aimed at making Market Street safer. Commissioners today voted to support NCDOT efforts to get money to build landscaped medians on Market between MLK Parkway and Station Rd. and between Middle Sound Loops Rd. and Mendenhall Dr./Marsh Oaks Dr. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools offering free training class in bus driver search

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videoBrunswick County Schools is offering free training classes in a search to find candidates to drive its future, according to a news release. Full story...
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