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Put down the phone and just drive

The Travelers Companies has launched a national campaign targeting the use of cellphones and other distractions while driving called Every Second Matters. It started Monday with a forum at N.C. State University.

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Some good news: Our skies are cleaner

Ozone, the main ingredient of smog, exceeded federal standards somewhere in North Carolina four days in the summer of 2017, the fewest since the state began monitoring the air in the early 1970s, according to the N.C. Division of Air Quality.

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Six lanes for Falls of Neuse Road? Neighbors say no.

Four years ago, the Raleigh City Council asked the state Department of Transportation to widen a busy 1-mile stretch of Falls of Neuse Road between Interstate 540 and Durant Road. Now residents of the Muirfield neighborhood want the city to reconsider its support for the project.