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NC troopers: 5 dead in New Year's wrecks

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The state Highway Patrol says preliminary figures show five people died on North Carolina roads during the New Year's holiday, compared to four deaths during the same period last year. Full story...
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Wave adding new route to Leland in February

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video Folks traveling to Leland will soon have a new bus route to take. Wave transit has announced the new Brunswick County Connector will go into effect February 4. Full story...
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Overturned semi slows traffic in Columbus County

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video An overturned tractor trailer has slowed traffic on US 74/76 in Columbus County. Only one eastbound lane is open at the scene of the accident between Lake Waccamaw and Delco. Full story...
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Brunswick River Bridge lane closure Thursday night

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video The NCDOT will close the left, eastbound lane of the Brunswick River Bridge tomorrow night. The bridge carries US 17/74/76 over the Brunswick River just east of Leland. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed Tuesday night

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close the Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington to all traffic beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The bridge is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 5 a.m. Full story...
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ON THE ROADS: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closes lane

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video The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be down to one lane heading into Brunswick County, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full story...
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Holiday 'Booze It & Lose It' kicks off today

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State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted beginning today through Wednesday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rhodes Bridge work will mean lane closures

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videoNecessary repairs to a bridge near the Battleship may mean traffic troubles. The S. Thomas Rhodes Bridge carries US 421 over the Cape Fear River. Fixing it up will mean fewer lanes for traffic during the work. So why do it in the peak of tourist travel? Full story...
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DOT to rename bridge after Lanny Wilson

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation tomorrow will rename a Wilmington bridge in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy. Full story...
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NCDOT awards nearly $4 million contract to preserve Thomas Rhodes Bridge

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video The Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to preserve the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County. The project will entail major preservation work including hydro-demolition of the bridge deck and the placement of a latex modified overlay, replacement of expansion joints, cleaning and painting of the structural steel and various structural concrete repairs. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed tonight

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video The Isabel Holmes Bridge will be closed for mechanical and electrical repairs starting at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Thanksgiving 'Click it or Ticket' underway

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video Through Sunday, law enforcement across the state will crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts. It's part of the Thanksgiving "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Full story...
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Community input wanted for new traffic patterns at Wrightsville Beach

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach is considering some changes to the flow traffic on the island and want your feedback. They will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss the Community Transportation Plan. Full story...
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