Labor Day http://wunc.org en Heavy Traffic Expected On Labor Day Weekend http://wunc.org/post/heavy-traffic-expected-labor-day-weekend <p>As the summer begins to wind down, lots of folks will be hitting the road and getting in last trips to favorite water recreational areas this Labor Day weekend. Troopers will be joining forces with officers from the state Wildlife Resources Commission to keep roadways and waterways safe.&nbsp; First Sergeant Jeff Gordon from the state Highway Patrol says last Labor Day weekend 18 people lost their lives and more than 400 were injured on North Carolina roads.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:47:02 +0000 Catherine Brand 21557 at http://wunc.org Heavy Traffic Expected On Labor Day Weekend Irene Clean-Up Won't Slow Holiday Traffic http://wunc.org/post/irene-clean-wont-slow-holiday-traffic <p>AAA Carolinas expects more drivers on the road this holiday weekend despite damage from Hurricane Irene. The agency says about 870,000 motorists will be traveling in North Carolina over the Labor Day weekend. That's about 1 percent more than this time last year. And AAA Carolinas spokesman Tom Crosby says that includes areas with storm damage.<br> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7521 at http://wunc.org Irene Likely Spoils Hatteras' Labor Day Weekend http://wunc.org/post/irene-likely-spoils-hatteras-labor-day-weekend <p>Hurricane Irene is gone but its effects linger on. The storm couldn't have come at a worse time for an area that relies on its tourism industry. Irene completely washed out a section of Highway 12 just north of Rodanthe. That means the only way to reach Hatteras Island as the important Labor Day Weekend approaches is by boat. Michael Gardener is manager of the Sea Side Inn in Hatteras Village.<br> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:39:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7534 at http://wunc.org