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Bridge replacement to shut stretch of Brunswick Co. road till late May

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videoConstruction to replace a 62-year-old Brunswick County bridge in bad shape begins today. That means road closures that some people say are quite an inconvenience. The project to replace the bridge between Bolivia and Oak Island closes Midway Road between Gilbert and Lewis Loop roads until late May leaves some nearby businesses wondering how they will survive. Full story...
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Attempt to move grounded ferry fails, injured passengers out of hospital

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videoA day after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground hurting more than a dozen people, the boat is still stranded on a sandbar. Meanwhile we are no closer to finding out who the captain was or what caused the grounding. Full story...
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ILM approved for TSA Pre-Check program

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videoFrequent flyers will now have a greater incentive to travel through Wilmington International Airport and a shorter wait to get to their gate. The Transportation Security Administration has approved ILM to be part of TSA's Pre-Check program. Full story...
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Emergency declaration issued for Bonner Bridge

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North Carolina's governor has declared an emergency at the Bonner Bridge, which state officials have closed because they say it's unsafe. Full story...
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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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