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Wilmington Police partner with businesses to promote safe driving

Wilmington Police are working with several businesses to promote safe driving, just in time for a new semester at UNCW.

Ban it like Beckham: Phone costs soccer star right to drive

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of his Bentley.

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.

Local lawmaker, resident pushing to prevent distracted drivers

Texting and driving, talking on the phone while driving, telling your kids to settle down while driving, those are all examples of a distracted driver.

NHHS students learn about the dangers of distracted driving

Jacy Good and her husband, Steve, travel the country to share her story and try to convince young people to put the phone down while driving.

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says.

UNCW and AT&T fight against distracted driving

Texting while driving is dangerous, illegal and occurs every day. So AT&T and UNCW teamed up to teach students and staff about the risk.

NC auto insurance rates going up, but not by 13.8 percent

Your auto insurance rate will go up in October, but not as much as it could have. NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced a settlement agreement with the NC Rate Bureau in response to their request in February to raise auto insurance rates by 13.8 percent.

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.

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Pender County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting in Burgaw

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US traffic deaths fell 2% in 2019; 3rd straight yearly drop

The government's road safety agency says U.S. traffic deaths fell for the third straight year in 2019.

Parrots forced to separate at zoo for excessive swearing

A British wildlife sanctuary has been forced to separate five parrots who wouldn't stop swearing at visitors.