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Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Drew Cox named Highway Division 6 new leader by NCDOT

Cox succeeds Greg Burns, who was promoted last month to become the Eastern Deputy Chief Engineer

Two traffic shifts planned on Wilmington’s Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a Wilmington street during the next two weekends.

NCDOT to help clear debris from Brunswick County tornado next week

The NC Department of Transportation will help its neighbors with clearing debris from the tornado that came through Brunswick County last month.

Volunteers needed for statewide litter sweep

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 10-24.

NCDOT conducts first bridge inspection using drone

The N.C. Department of Transportation has another new tool to help make our roadways safer: Drones.

Bridge preservation contract awarded in Pender, Duplin counties

The life of two southeastern North Carolina bridges will be extended thanks to a recently awarded contract by the N.C. Department of Transportation. 

Contracts will replace two Duplin County bridges

Two bridges in Duplin County will be replaced after two contracts were awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Touchless payment system pilot being tested in North Carolina

North Carolina residents who have an NC Quick Pass have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program testing a touchless payment system.

Section of Sampson County highway to close for pipe replacement

A section of a Sampson County highway is scheduled to close to traffic next week while the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces a failing pipe.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.