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Several N.C. ferries running alternate schedules Dec. 24-25

In order to limit operating costs on traditionally low traffic days, the N.C. Department of Transportation has announced several routes in the N.C. Ferry System will be operating on an alternate schedules Dec. 24-25.

Surf City Swing Bridge should be removed by March

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closing Wednesday, Thursday night

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned for I-140

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Independence Blvd. closed all week

One person hurt in two-car wreck on South College Road

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open for sailboat this morning

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Surf City’s brand new high-rise bridge opens to traffic

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial to open for sailboat today

New Surf City Bridge set to open this week

Don’t miss these holiday events this weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open for ship this morning

  Businesses have mixed feelings about opening of new Surf City bridge

Surf City Public Information Officer Allan Libby doesn’t deny the iconic nature of the town’s old swing bridge.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned for Dan Cameron Bridge

Lane closures are planned for the Dan Cameron Bridge on I-140 starting Thursday, Nov. 28, while crews make an emergency joint repair.

  NCDOT to hold public meeting on proposed interchange on N.C. 87

The N.C. Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss a proposed interchange for the intersection of N.C. 87 and N.C. 11 in Columbus County.

Repairs to streets causing lane closures for the rest of the year

Wilmington's plan to fix streets around the city continues into 2019.

  Flooding closes streets in Carolina Beach

Shop at ease this weekend: park downtown for free

Tips for staying safe at home, on the road this Thanksgiving

Mt. Misery Road to reopen Thanksgiving week

Tips Before Your Trip: Local mechanic warns of top three car troubles ahead of Thanksgiving travel

Two dead in Friday afternoon wreck on US 74

Weekend closures planned for Front St. and Independence Blvd.

TRAFFIC ALERT: be prepared for closures along two major Wilmington roads.

NC Highway Patrol to be out in full force during Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays for travel across the country, according to the American Automobile Association, and troopers will be out in full force to keep an eye on driver behavior.

Power restored to 1,600 customers after three-hour outage

Duke Energy crews work to restore power after outages.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes, Cape Fear Memorial bridges to open for tug and barge today

Both the Isabel Holmes Bridge and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 12, for a tug and barge heading out of port.

Expect street closures for this weekend’s Veterans Day Parade

The Annual Downtown Wilmington Veterans Day Parade will cause some street closures Saturday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closed this weekend

According to the City of Wilmington Twitter account, the bridge will close Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. and won’t re-open until Monday, Nov. 12 at 5 a.m., weather permitting.

  Car hits power pole leaving close to 600 customers without power

A car accident has left a power pole in danger of falling in Wilmington

NCDOT opens temporary bridge over U.S. 421

Crews with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Wednesday evening a temporary bridge has opened over U.S. 421.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures on MLK Parkway begin this week

Intermittent lane closures begin on the MLK Parkway this week in Wilmington

TRAFFIC ALERT: Gordon Road to close Monday for a week

A major road in Wilmington is closing for one week

Boiling Spring Lakes residents urged to avoid Drayton Rd. bypass until Sunday

Residents of Boiling Spring Lakes living on the north side of the Big Lake are encouraged to avoid using the Drayton Road bypass for East Boiling Spring Rd.

Rainfall causes problems for community hit hard by Hurricane Florence

The police chief is cautioning drivers after a day of heavy rain.

Hit-and-run driver causes significant damage to bridge guard rails

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are looking for a man who spun out of control crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, causing significant damage.

NC 133 repaired and back open after Hurricane Florence

NCDOT crews finished up repairs to Brunswick County roads that were closed thanks to Hurricane Florence.

Gordon Road closure starts Monday

A section of Gordon Road will be closed Oct. 29-Nov. 5 for installation of water and sewer utilities.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures start next week on MLK Parkway

A section of U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) will have intermittent lane closures in both directions starting next week.

Leaders ask your thoughts on the future of transportation

NCDOT wants to hear from people as it updates its long-range transportation plan

Road project to improve safety and traffic flow on Eastwood Rd.

Crews will begin work this week to improve the look and function of Eastwood Road between Bretonshire Road and Cavalier Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Barbee Bridge in Oak Island closing for six months Monday

The G.V. Barbee Bridge on NC 133 over the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed for six moths starting Monday, Oct. 15, according to Oak Island officials.

Bridge closure prompts Dosher Memorial Hospital service changes

Planned construction on the Barbee Bridge between Southport and Oak Island will cause some Dosher Memorial Hospital services to be relocated.

Free downtown trolley updates route for October

After testing a pilot program in September, Wave Transit is updating it’s transit schedule for the downtown trolley.

Several American Airlines flights remain canceled in aftermath of TS Michael

Almost all American Airlines flights arriving and departing from Wilmington International Airport are canceled Friday after TS Michael

Wilmington bicyclist struck, killed by trash truck

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a Waste Industries truck just outside Wilmington city limits Tuesday evening, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

NC DMV extends hours to relieve long lines

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles extends weekday hours to help alleviate long lines.

School buses and debris pick-up to cause traffic delays in Boiling Spring Lakes

School bus pick-ups and debris puck-ups will cause traffic delays throughout Boiling Spring Lakes this week.

US 421 rebuild begins at New Hanover-Pender County line

North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon tweeted Thursday morning that repairs began Wednesday and that it will take 30 days to get one side of the highway open to two-way traffic.

Traffic into, out of port back to normal after morning train derailment

A CSX train derailed Thursday morning, disrupting traffic at a busy Wilmington intersection.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of Chestnut Street closed for emergency sewer repair

Emergency repair work to the sewer system has forced the 2300 block of Chestnut Street to be closed between North 23rd Street and Kenwood Avenue.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Chestnut St. closed for sewer repair

A portion of Chestnut Street will be closed for most of this week as a Cape Fear Public Utility Authority contractor makes an emergency repair to the sewer system.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Makeshift roundabouts being used at some intersections without traffic lights

When driving around Wilmington this morning, you may see some unusual traffic patterns at some intersections.

Wave Transit cancels bus service ahead of Florence

Wave Transit suspends bus services as they prepare for Hurricane Florence. The transit authority tweeted Wednesday morning that bus service will end at noon. They say it will also be canceled Thursday.  #hurricaneFlorence UPDATE: Bus service will conclude today, 9/12 at 12pm. All service will be #cancelled for tomorrow, 9/13. Please utilize the Public Hotline, (910) 798-6800 or @NCEmergency website for additional resources and info. #ILM https://t.co/Pg9FAv2dve pic.twitter.co...

Two Wilmington police officers injured in downtown crash

Two Wilmington police officers are recovering after their patrol vehicles were struck by a driver who allegedly ran a red light near downtown Thursday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes bridges to open today

Both the Isabel Holmes and Cape Fear Memorial bridges are scheduled to open Wednesday, Sept. 5, for a tug and barge that are heading out.

Overturned tractor trailer causing traffic backup on US 74/76 in Delco

An overturned tractor trailer is causing traffic delays Wednesday morning on US 74/76 in Columbus County. The wreck took place near the intersection with NC 87.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to close overnight Wednesday; more nightly closures start Sept. 10

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is expected to close Tuesday and Wednesday nights as crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation conduct inspections.

Work on small cell towers to begin throughout Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach cell service could soon be improving as contractors with Light Tower begin installing small cell towers this week.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rollover accident caused long traffic backup in Brunswick County

Emergency crews responded to a rollover accident Tuesday morning in Brunswick County.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges to open this morning

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open today

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3.

Vehicles in dealer's lot damaged in wreck

Multiple vehicles in a car dealer's lot were damage in a wreck Friday afternoon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Several roads expected to re-open today

Three road closures that have been affecting traffic as far back as July are expected to end Friday.

Everything you need to know for Labor Day weekend travel

It's one of the busiest travel weekends of the year: Labor Day. As the unofficial end to summer, many plan to hit the road or jet out for the long weekend. There are several things to note before packing up your bags.

NCDOT: Work to improve section of Stone Chimney Rd. in Brunswick to last until 2019

The work will consist of widening, paving, and replacing the pavement markings with one lane remaining open to traffic at all times.

NCDOT to transition section of US 74/76 in Columbus County to superstreet

A section of U.S. 74/76 in eastern Columbus County will be redesigned into a "superstreet" which will include new medians and a traffic signal.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sewer repairs to force lane shift on Wrightsville Avenue

Sewer main repairs with force a lane shift on Wrightsville Avenue for most of Wednesday, according to officials with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Queen Street to close again today

A Wilmington street will close for the second day in a row as crews work on repairs. According to the City of Wilmington's twitter, Queen Street between 16th St. and 17th St.

When should you stop for a school bus?

It's back to school time. Students all over North Carolina are getting back into the classroom which means school buses are back on the roads. Since it's been several months, some drivers may need a refresher when it comes to school bus laws.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open today

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately noon Monday, Aug. 27.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ramp closure on I-140 bridge, I-40 interchange next Monday

Drivers using the ramp from Interstate-140 East to westbound I-40 in Wilmington should expect to encounter a temporary overnight ramp closure on Monday, Aug. 27.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Princess St. to close for sewer line replacement

A portion of Princess Street has closed while Cape Fear Public Utility Authority replace a sewer line Friday.

Sloop Point Loop Road project continues; will open in time for school

Sloop Point Loop Road's opening has been delayed, but the NC Department of Transportation said it will be open in time for the start of school.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree removal will force road closure in Burgaw

A section of U.S. 117 in Burgaw will close on Wednesday to allow N.C. Department of Transportation crews to safely remove a dead tree that could pose a hazard to drivers.

Longer screening time expected at ILM after X-ray machine breaks down

Travelers flying out of Wilmington International Airport should expect longer lines at the security checkpoint Monday after one of TSA's x-ray machines was knocked out of service due to mechanical issues.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident shuts down lane of traffic on Shipyard Blvd

An accident has shut down a lane of traffic on Shipyard Boulevard, heading eastbound near the intersection of Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

Power outage affects thousands in Ogden area

A power outage is affecting traffic signals on two of Wilmington's busiest roads Wednesday morning.

Southport/Ft. Fisher ferry running one boat as crews work on mechanical issues

The Southport/Ft. Fisher ferry is running on a one boat schedule Wednesday morning. According to NCDOT, the Motor Vessel Southport has a mechanical issue with the steering. Southport/Ft Fisher Ferry on a one boat schedule due to mechanical issues on M/V Southport.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Paving projects in Brunswick Co. require lane closures

Three paving projects that got under way in Brunswick County this week will require lane closures.

Bridge on US 701 in Bladen Co to undergo restoration

The concrete surface of the northbound U.S. 701 bridge over the Cape Fear River in Elizabethtown soon will be restored.