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Online network helps keep Brunswick Co. community out of traffic trouble

Residents of the Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation in Brunswick County are using a Yahoo! Group to update each other on traffic situations. (Source: WECT) Residents of the Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation in Brunswick County are using a Yahoo! Group to update each other on traffic situations. (Source: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Residents of the Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation in Brunswick County are using a Yahoo! group to stay connected.

According to Dennis Michaliga, President of the Board of Directors for Magnolia Greens, the group is made up of approximately 900 members.

Michaliga said the group formed years ago simply to set up a timely communication system in the community.

"It just turned into a real timely way to get information out," Michaliga said.

Lately though, he explained, the network has been used to provide real-time traffic alerts for the residents of the neighborhood. He said most of the traffic talk centers around the bridge access points into the Port City.

"I guarantee you, because of these emails that are coming out and these texts, people are like 'I'm going to give myself a little more time when I'm leaving in the morning if I've got something to do in Wilmington,'" Michaliga said.

He explained that the Yahoo! group has been extremely beneficial to the residents of Magnolia Greens. He said traffic updates are posted in the group on a daily basis.

Michaliga encourages his residents to contact the WECT newsroom to provide any traffic information they see on the road.

Be sure to download the WECT mobile app to receive major traffic updates.

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