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NC House OKs cellphone ban, billboard measure before deadline

One North Carolina legislative chamber has wrapped up its work before a deadline the General Assembly imposed on itself this week so that the universe of bills filed during this two-year session is narrowed.

NC House members: Cellphone ban while driving needs work

Legislation originally designed to prohibit hand-held cellphones while driving in North Carolina nearly sank after a rewrite because lawmakers worried it would punish people who eat or put on makeup behind the wheel.

North Carolina considers hand-held phone ban while driving

Distracted driving dangers are getting revisited in North Carolina, where lawmakers are advancing a prohibition on hand-held cellphone use in the name of reducing fatalities and potentially reining in insurance rates.

Some restaurants are banning cell use at their tables

With diners increasingly texting or snapping photos while they're eating out, some restaurants owners are resorting to banning the habit. In their view, meals are for real-life social connections, not social media.

Verizon Wireless proposes new cell tower in Wilmington

A new cell tower is proposed for the Veterans Park Sports Complex, which would reportedly bring improved coverage for one community.

Want to photograph the eclipse? Cell phone cameras not the best option

The eclipse will likely be one of the most photographed events in history. If you plan to take pictures of it, your cell phone may not be the best option.
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Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer’s cellphone rings in court

A high court argument on Tuesday was interrupted by the familiar sound of a ring chime, and Justice Stephen Breyer was the culprit.
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Carolinas see increases in pedestrians killed by cars

Distracting cell phones and too much alcohol are being blamed for an increase in pedestrians being mowed down by moving vehicles across North Carolina and South Carolina.

U.S. Cellular offers unlimited data plan

Not to be outdone by Verizon’s recent offer of an unlimited data plan, U.S. Cellular is following suit with an unlimited data plan of its own.

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