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Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

videoToday is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads.

Bridge construction could create holiday-headache

videoTraffic along Carolina Beach Road was backed up for miles this afternoon, and construction on the Snow's Cut Bridge is to blame. Signs directed cars to shift to the left lane over 2 miles away from the bridge, causing a stand-still in traffic. Drivers say what used to be a quick drive to and from work has turned into a headache.

Kids of all ages attend the Battleship Easter Egg Hunt Carnival

video Easter may not be until Sunday, but that didn't stop a lot of people from heading to the Easter Egg Hunt Carnival at the Battleship Memorial today. People came from near and far to be there.

Fall in gas prices could spur Easter travel in NC

AAA Carolinas thinks a 16-cent drop in gas prices and a forecast of pleasant weather could lead motorists to do some traveling during the Easter weekend.

Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry goes to summer schedule for Easter

video The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry.

Easter Bunny makes early visit to Fit for Fun

videoEaster arrived early at Wilmington's Fit for Fun Center. Kids five and under took part in an egg hunt this morning.

Columbus County churchgoers write New Testament along sidewalks

videoAround 30 churches joined their congregations in downtown Whiteville Sunday for a unique Easter sunrise service. Following the service believers hit the streets, writing the New Testament (in chalk) on the sidewalks throughout the city.

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Soaring gas prices cracking Easter travel plans

video With many folks getting the day off for Good Friday, this holiday weekend is usually a big one for highway travel. But with gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, many folks have altered their travel plans.

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