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NC House defeats 75 mph speed limit study

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A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature. Full story...
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Approved budget would eliminate Wave bus routes

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videoThe authority that oversees Wave Transit voted Thursday to pass a budget that would eliminate bus routes to northern New Hanover County and to Pleasure Island. Full story...
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Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

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An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study. Full story...
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McCrory to celebrate transportation money overhaul

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Gov. Pat McCrory will celebrate one of his policy achievements at the General Assembly with North Carolina legislative leaders at his side. Full story...
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NC House sends speed limit hike back to committee

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A bill opening the door to 75 mph speed limits on some highways in North Carolina has been sent back to a House committee for more work. Full story...
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Bridge work to cause detour in Southport starting Sunday night

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Weather permitting, the NC Department of Transportation plans to close a section of NC 211 in Southport Sunday for preservation work on the bridge over the Duke Energy Progress Discharge Canal near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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House move to slow traffic Wednesday and Thursday at Wrightsville Beach

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Moving a house at Wrightsville Beach will mean traffic delays Wednesday and Thursday. Full story...
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Intermittent lane closures on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge begin Sunday

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videoDrivers can expect some lane closures overnight on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge starting Sunday. Full story...
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NCHP: 13 dead in Memorial Day weekend crashes

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The Highway Patrol says at least 13 people died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. That number includes three deaths in our area. Full story...
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Nearly 200 Canadians stranded in Wilmington after flight diverted

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videoNearly 200 Canadians have been stranded in Wilmington for almost 24 hours. The group was on the way to Montreal when a medical emergency diverted their plane to Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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All lanes of Snow's Cut Bridge back open in time for summer

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video Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island are getting a break from traffic tie-ups. All four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge are back open, and just in time for the summer rush. Full story...
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Work on I-40 bridge will mean detour next week

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Work on the I-40 bridge in Castle Hayne will mean a detour for drivers starting this weekend. Beginning Friday NC Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 East bridge near mile marker 414 weather permitting. Full story...
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Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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DOT: Snow's Cut Bridge should be open this weekend

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Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island should soon get a break from backed-up traffic. The NCDOT says all four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge should be back open by this weekend. Full story...
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Bridge work to close part of River Road this week

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videoBridge work will mean a closure on part of River Road in New Hanover County this week. The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed River Road 2.9 miles south of Sanders Drive in both direction at 8 a.m. The closure continues until Friday at 5 p.m. Full story...
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