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Vehicle engine on fire after single car crash on Masonboro Sound

Wilmington Fire Department responded to a single car crash Friday evening at Masonboro Bend on Masonboro Sound Road where it intersects with Cabbage Inlet Lane.

Expect traffic delays along Carolina Beach Road after traffic accident

Downtown’s Water Street project reaches new milestone

Time to renew: NCDMV license, registration COVID-19 renewal extension coming to an end

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck snarls traffic at busy Wilmington intersection

Single-vehicle motorcycle wreck closes lanes on River Road for about an hour

  Paving on roads in Long Leaf Hills area to start Monday

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3 women charged with impeding traffic during morning protest on I-40

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes Bridge to close this weekend

Road construction at Wrightsville Beach causes traffic chaos for beachgoers

Isabel Holmes Bridge to close this weekend

NCDOT announces intermittent lane closures on Factory Road

Freeman Park temporarily closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Lanvale Road in Leland to close for culvert replacement

Lanvale Road will be closed in both directions from Breman Lane to Northridge Drive beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 18, as N.C. Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe culvert.

NCDOT: Construction of Columbus County interchange nearing completion

Construction of the Hallsboro Road interchange in Columbus County is nearing completion, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of turn lane on Pine Grove Dr. to close for sewer work

A turn lane on Pine Grove Drive near Greenville Loop Road will be partially closed starting Monday, May 4, while a Cape Fear Public Utility Authority contractor completes sewer maintenance.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closure on Village Road in Leland

One lane of Village Road near Lee Drive will be closed for several days as crews complete work on an asphalt project in the area.

River Road reopens after crews complete culvert project

  Woman faces DWI charge in wreck at College-Oleander intersection

  White Oak man dies from injuries suffered in wreck on NC 87

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic shift planned for US 421 at Pender-New Hanover line

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge inspection this week in Wrightsville Beach

Entrance to Brunswick Co. Complex to close for DOT project

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of road in Carolina Beach closed for storm water repairs

The 600 block of Columbia Ave. will be closed until 5 p.m., Friday, March 27.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck on U.S. 17 near Shallotte causing traffic delays

According to NCDOT, the wreck took place shortly after 7:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Cumbee Road SW just north of Shallotte.

Wreck near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge causes traffic snarl

A wreck near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is delaying traffic heading out of Wilmington Wednesday morning.

Wreck knocks out power to more than 2,000 customers along Carolina Beach Road

More than 2,000 customers were without power early Monday morning after a vehicle hit a utility pole near the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and Independence Blvd.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Two roads closed in Carolina Beach for stormwater repairs

The Town of Carolina Beach has announced a pair of road closures as crews work to make stormwater repairs.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridges scheduled to open multiple times today

The Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes bridges both are scheduled to open multiple times Friday, March 6.

Several vehicles in wreck at N. College-New Centre intersection

Several vehicles were involved in a wreck at a busy Wilmington intersection Tuesday morning.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: River Road expected to reopen in late April

The work was scheduled to take about six months but the road now is expected to reopen in late April.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges opening for ship this afternoon

According to a bridge tender, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 3 p.m. with the Isabel Holmes Bridge to follow shortly afterward.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Independence Blvd. to temporarily close Saturday

A portion of Independence Blvd. temporarily will be closed Saturday, Feb. 22, while a contractor performs construction at CFPUA’s Pump Station 36.

  NCDOT wants your input to prioritize projects over the next 10 years

The NC DOT is looking for public input to prioritize projects in it's 10 year plan. The deadline for your suggestions is February 28th.

  Inspection of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to continue next week

Inspection work on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will continue on Monday, Feb. 24.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Malmo Loop Road NE washed out

Malmo Loop Road NE was washed out near Maco Road, according to a post from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  WECT Investigates: Penalties for contractor who ruptured utility lines, snarled traffic

Contractors determined to be at fault for a line break are sent an invoice for the repair costs including time and materials.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect lane closures this week as Cape Fear Memorial Bridge undergoes inspection

The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes Bridge expected to open for sailboat this morning

The Isabel Holmes Bridge is expected to open for a sailboat at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, for a sailboat.

  Gas leak snarls traffic, delays school buses

A portion of Market Street and Military Cutoff Road are closed due to a gas leak.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple openings scheduled for Isabel Holmes Bridge today

The first scheduled opening is at approximately 10 a.m. with another opening scheduled for about 2 p.m.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple lanes blocked after wreck at S. College Road -Wrightville Ave. intersection

Several lanes are blocked after a wreck at the S. College Road- Wrightsville Ave. intersection Tuesday.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures planned for Boiling Spring Lakes

The Boiling Spring Lakes Public Works Department will be replacing existing steel stormwater pipes under several roadways with larger plastic stormwater pipes.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned on Dogwood Lane in Pender Co.

The road will be closed about .4 miles south of Washington Acres Road (State Road 1582).

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Hwy. 53 for more than an hour

The wreck took place not far from the I-40 overpass.

  All lanes of Carolina Beach Road reopen after crews clean hazardous fluid spill

Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department are responding to calls of a hazardous fluid spill on Carolina Beach Road near Independence Boulevard.

Driver taken to hospital after vehicle overturns on S. 17th Street

At least one car rolled over near the intersection of S. 17th Street and Independence Boulevard.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes Bridge to open this afternoon

The Isabel Holmes Bridge is scheduled to open for a sailboat at approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Damaged equipment causes power outage for thousands in Wilmington

More than 2,500 customers are without power Thursday in Wilmington after equipment was damaged.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Factory Road intersection to close for median work

Weather permitting, the road will reopen at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Crews to repave portion of Castle St. this week

According to City of Wilmington officials, the work will take place on Castle Street from S. 3rd Street to S. 16th Street.

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

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is expected to open at approximately 9 a.m. with the Isabel Holmes to follow shortly afterward.

  Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route to close Monday for 3-month ramp replacement project

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route on Jan. 6 for approximately three months to replace the aging cable-counterweight ramp system at the ferry terminals.

  Paving project in Surf City scheduled to begin this week

The Hurricane Florence Street Damage Paving Project is scheduled to begin in Surf City on Friday, Jan. 3.

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

The Isabel Holmes Bridge will open at approximately 9:15 a.m. with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open shortly afterward.

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

The Isabel Holmes Bridge will open at approximately 9:15 a.m. with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open shortly afterward.

  WAVE announces reduced service hours for 2020

WAVE riders will see changes to service in 2020.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: New ramp associated with Military Cutoff Road Extension expected to open tonight

Traffic will be shifted onto a new ramp on Wednesday as NCDOT contractors continue work on the Military Cutoff Road Extension project.

  Work on River Place development nearing completion

Using a 360-ton crane, crews installed a 40-foot long pedestrian walkway that connects River Place’s north and south towers.

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

The Isabel Holmes Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 9 a.m. with the Cape Fear Memorial to open shortly afterward.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple bridge openings scheduled for today

Both the Isabel Holmes and Cape Fear Memorial bridges are scheduled to open Monday, Dec. 16.

HAPPENING TODAY: UNCW prepares for fall commencement ceremonies

UNCW will hold its fall commencement ceremonies Saturday. Dec. 14, at Trask Coliseum.

TRAFFIC ALERT: NCDOT to close Wilmington lanes Sunday morning for tree trimming

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close several traffic lanes in Wilmington Sunday morning to safely trim low hanging limbs.

  Intersection changes coming to Racine, College Acres

Changes to the Racine and College Acres Drive intersection will start next week.

  Opposition mounts against proposed 6-story hotel on Wrightsville Ave

Neighbors showed up to a community meeting Monday night to voice their concerns about a developer’s plan to build a hotel along Wrightsville Avenue next to the Famous Toastery.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closure information for tonight’s Carolina Beach Christmas Parade

The parade, which gets under way at 7:30 p.m., will proceed from Atlanta Ave. down Lake Park Blvd. to the Federal Point Plaza.

  Apex man dies in wreck on I-40

According to State Highway Patrol officials, Charles Robert Xiao, 19, died as a result of the wreck, which took place just after 9 p.m. near Exit 389.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open for returning Diligence

According to the bridge tender, the bridge will open for the ship at approximately noon.

Carolinas fall into top 10 list of worst states for drunk driving

According to its website, the DUI severity score is calculated using each state’s DUI arrest rate per 100,000 population and the DUI fatality rate per 100,000 population.

Greenfield Street repaving project completed

The road was repaved from Third Street to 16th Street.

ILM expects high volumes for Thanksgiving after already seeing big year

Many in Southeastern North Carolina will take to the skies week to visit family and friends for the Thanskgiving holiday, but the Wilmington International Airport is ready.

Gas leak causes shutdown of portion of Market Street

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., a gas leak was reported at 7499 Market Street.

N.C. DOT to hold public meeting on proposed Brunswick County project

The proposed project would extend Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) from S.C. 9 in Horry County, S.C., across the N.C. state line to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.

  Understanding the gridlock: WECT talks to Wilmington traffic light engineer

Major road improvements are planned some of the city’s busiest intersections, but traffic tie-ups likely to get worse before they get better.

  WAVE Transit unveils new Port City Trolley Program

New trolley will replace the previous trolley, with a revised route and a new name. The community engaged in a naming contest, and in May 2019, the votes were in favor of the new name, Port City Trolley.

Highway construction suspended for Thanksgiving holiday

The NC Department of Transportation says most construction on the state’s major highways will be suspended as travelers begin their Thanksgiving travel.

U.S. 701 bridge in Bladen County to remain closed for Florence-related repairs

The N.C. Department of Transportation said the northbound bridge on U.S. 701 in Bladen County will remain closed as NCDOT crews identify a plan to repair substructure damage caused by Hurricane Florence floodwaters.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Canal Dr. closed due to flooding

Several blocks of Canal Drive in Carolina Beach is closed Monday morning due to flooding.

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry still suspended Sunday due to heavy rain and winds

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has suspended ferry operations for six of its seven routes Saturday.

NCDOT: Work on busy Columbus County intersection expected to finish in December

Work to transform a busy Columbus County intersection is expected to wrap up early, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Isabel Holmes Bridge will open for a tug and barge Thursday, Nov. 7.