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DEALS GAP — Tennessee and North Carolina officials today launched an educational campaign to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities on a winding stretch of U.S. 129 known as the Tail of the Dragon. 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:43

Memorializing lives lost; preventing future deaths

RALEIGH — Almost 95 percent of roadway crashes are completely preventable. And as we approach the end of the year and prepare to memorialize the victims of roadway deaths during our 23rd annual "Tree of Life" ceremony, the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program remembers the lives lost over the years.

Published in Local News
Monday, 02 September 2019 16:14

COLUMN: Progress needed on N.C. road safety

The latest ratings of highway systems are out — and for North Carolina, the news is mixed. In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than average. We fare well on some measures. But when it comes to the safety of rural roads, North Carolina comes in next-to-last.

Published in Opinion

ROCKINGHAM — The chiefs of the city’s fire and police departments on Tuesday presented the City Council with a round of statistics from their respective annual reports.

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