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Toll passes go on sale in NC ahead of road opening

North Carolina's first toll road is almost ready for drivers, and the state has begun selling electronic passes for people who plan to drive the expressway.

NC program aimed at removing litter from highways

The state of North Carolina is launching a new program to rid some of its busiest highways of trash.

NC asks judge to toss lawsuit on Bonner Bridge

The state Department of Transportation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the current plan to replace the deteriorating bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the rest of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

DOT figures out why bridge got stuck, working on repairs

During testing operations overnight, NC Department of Transportation personnel determined that a brake motor malfunctioned causing a short circuit in the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge's computer system. As a result, the bridge remained open in its upright position for over an hour yesterday.

Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic.

NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline

North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks.

Region’s road project list trimmed to save money

video Funding for several road construction projects in our area have been cut. The NCDOT’s 10-year transportation improvement plan was underfunded by $73 million. In order to offset that amount, funding for seven projects will be eliminated.

NCDOT proposed widening of Kerr Ave. has residents and drivers worried

video Kerr Avenue may soon be under some major construction if the DOT has its way. It is proposing to widen Kerr to four lanes, add bike lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median. The plan has a few folks who live on or frequent the busy road concerned about the consequences.

DOT awards contract for Wilmington bridge improvements

NC Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to make improvements to the Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington.

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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.